About SFC

Study Abroad, Overseas Activities and Support

University Students in Overseas

Keio University has concluded agreements on university-endorsed student exchange programs with approximately 100 overseas partner institutions. These programs offer students an opportunity to study for 1 year at any one of the partner institutions. Through international exchange of students, Keio University expects students to develop an international awareness and broaden their intellectual horizon. Each year, approximately 200 Keio University students (including about 30 SFC students) participate in the programs.
Keio University Partner Institutions

In addition, approximately 100 Keio University students go abroad to study either on scholarships or at their own expense.
Credits earned abroad may be used as credits required for graduation, which enable students to complete their study without extending their period of stay at the university.
Keio University Students Studying Abroad

Number of SFC Students Studying Abroad by University-Endorsed Student Exchange Programs, on Scholarships and/or at Their Own Expense

  P/M E/I N/M M/G J/M Total
Itary 2     2       4
Indonesia 1             1
Netherlands 1 2           3
Australia 2 2           4
Canada 2 2           4
Singapore 2           2
Switzerland 1           1
Sweden 2           2
Denmark 1           1
Germany 1           1
New Zealand 2           2
Norway 1           1
France 1 3           4
United Kingdom 3 4           7
China 1           1
United States 5 7           12
Total 23 25 0 2 0 0 0 50

(as of April 2023)

*Name of the Faculties / Graduate Schools and Graduate Programs are abbreviated as follows:
Faculty of Policy Management : P/M
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies : E/I
Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care : N/M
Graduate School of Media and Governance : M/G
Graduate School of Health Management : H/M
Master's Program : M
Doctoral Program : D

Overseas Cross-Cultural Experience Program

Keio University offers a cross-cultural experience program through lectures and discussion in foreign language, to students. In the program, students stay in dormitories and participate in various activities at overseas universities such as in Europe, United States, China and Korea during spring and / or summer break period.

Overseas Language Programs (Faculty of Policy Management and Faculty of Environment and Information Studies) 

The Faculty of Policy Management and the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies offer various overseas language programs to students. These programs are held in about 8 different countries and regions during spring and summer. Approximately 150-200 students join these programs every year to earn credits.

Spring,Summer Programs (in academic year 2016)

Language University Names
Arabic Ali Baba International Center (Jordan)
Malay-Indonesian Satya Wacana Christian University (Indonesia)
Korean Seoul National University Language Education Institute (South Korea)
Chinese Peking University (China)
National Taiwan Normal University (Taiwan)
French Alliance Française Bordeaux / Bordeaux Aquitaine / de Rouen / Marseille-Provence (France)
Spanish Letra Hispánica (Spain)
German Rheinsche Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Technische Universität Dresden
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Goethe-Institut Freiburg (Germany)
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (Austria)

Overseas Training (Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care)

The Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care offers following elective courses to train students overseas.

Overseas Clinical Practice in Nursing (United States)
Overseas Study Tour on Comparative Health Policy (United Kingdom)
Primary Healthcare and Global Health II: Overseas Study Tour (Laos)

Overseas Activities Support (Faculty of Policy Management, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care, Graduate School of Media and Governance, and Graduate School of Health Management)

SFC offers its own subsdy programs, such as a grant for undergraduate students conducting fieldwork in China and Taiwan; and grants for graduate students to support independent research, making presentations at international conferences, etc. Graduate students also have opportunities to participate in internship programs and in international joint research/overseas fieldwork with faculty members.

In addition, fieldwork and internships in Japan and overseas related to research activities may be registered for credits by completing prior designated procedures and passing screening.