Established in 1858 by Yukichi Fukuzawa as a small school of Western learning, Keio has a history as Japan’s very first private institution of higher learning. Over 160 years since its founding, Keio has thrived under its founder’s motto of jitsugaku, or empirical science, as it continues to transform Japan as a modern nation through contributions to education, research, and medicine.

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Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)

#9 National

#46 Asia

#197 Worldwide

Times Higher Education (THE)

#12 Nation

#194 Asia

#801 – 1000 Worldwide


  • Faculty of Letters
    • Department of Humanities and Social Science
  • Faculty of Economics
    • Department of Economics
  • Faculty of Law
    • Department of Political Science
  • Faculty of Business and Commerce
    • Department of Business and commerce
  • School of medicine
    • Department of Medicine
  • Faculty of Science and Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electronics and Electrical Engineering
    • Applied Chemistry
    • Applied Physics and Physico-Informatics
    • Industrial and Systems Engineering
    • System Design Engineering
    • Information and Computer Science
  • Faculty of Policy Management
    • Department of Policy Management
  • Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
    • Department of Environment and Information Studies
  • Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care
    • Department of Nursing
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
    • Department of Pharmacy
    • Department of Pharmaceutical Science

Number of Int. Student

There are nearly 2,000 international students from 82 countries and regions at Keio.

Standout Features

 1. Strengthening Alumni Connections

Keio University stands out beyond the classroom, and one of the most impressive features is its alumni network, Mita-kai.

Established in 1875, Mita-kai is the oldest alumni association in Japan and boasts an impressive membership of over 200,000 Keio graduates. What exactly does Mita-kai offer Keio alumni? Here are some of key benefits:

  1. Networking opportunities: Mita-kai provides a platform for Keio graduates to connect with one another and expand their professional networks. Through events, seminars, and social gatherings, students can meet and collaborate with alumnus from a wide range of industries.
  2. Career support: Mita-kai offers a range of resources to help Keio alumni advance their careers, including job postings, career counseling, and resume workshops. Additionally, Mita-kai sponsors internships and study abroad programs to help graduates gain valuable international experience.

 2. Global Engagement

Keio University’s commitment to global engagement is an essential part of its mission to contribute to the sustainability of global society. By prioritizing initiatives that tackle complex issues facing our world and promoting international collaborations, Keio is positioning itself as a leader in global education and research. The university’s efforts are set to continue beyond the completion of the Top Global University Project in March 2024, as it continues to pursue interdisciplinary and international research around the three vital pillars of Longevity, Security, and Creativity.

Keio University’s commitment to global engagement extends beyond the campus as well. With over 340 overseas partner institutions, Keio enjoys student exchange programs and research collaborations, allowing students and researchers to gain international experience and exposure to different cultures and perspectives.

Partner Universities

Unique Programs

PEARL (Programme in Economics for Alliances and leadership)

PEARL is an all-English four year BA programme in Economics. The purpose of the program is to develop global human resources who can thrive in a globalized world from Keio. It is open to both Japanese and International students, providing them with the opportunity to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures.


GIGA (Global Information and Governance Academic Program)

The GIGA Program at Keio University is an interdisciplinary program taught in English that integrates technology, science, design, and governance. Its purpose is to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and solve complex problems in a global context and prepare them for preeminent careers in global enterprises. The program provides students with a comprehensive education and develops their English language skills, making them well-rounded global citizens.


Campus Location

Mita Campus (main)

Keio University’s Mita Campus has been a staple of the university’s identity since it moved there in 1871. It is located in Minato ward, known for its trendy shops, cafes, and lots of office buildings. This makes it an ideal location for students who want to enjoy the benefits of city living.

Mita Campus is home to four undergraduate faculties: Letters. Economics, Law, and Business and Commerce, as well as six graduate schools in the corresponding fields with the addition of Human Relations and the Law school.

Hiyoshi Campus

Keio University’s Hiyoshi Campus is a sprawling 360,000 square meters open campus, located just a short walk from Hiyoshi Station. This campus is an open extension of the community, which makes it a perfect place to experience the local culture. The campus is mainly for first and second-year undergraduate students and three of Keio’s most specialized graduate schools. The campus’s diversity makes student life here exciting, offering a vibrant mix of cultures and backgrounds.

Yagami Campus

Keio University’s Yagami Campus is a modern campus located on a hill next to the Hiyoshi Campus. The campus is dedicated to the education and training of third and fourth-year science and technology students. With its state-of-the-art facilities, Yagami Campus provides students with the latest high-tech equipment and resources necessary for the education of future scientists and engineers. Students at Yagami Campus have the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research and engage in handson learning experiences in a supportive and innovative environment.

Shinanomachi Campus

Keio University’s Shinanomachi Campus is a specialized campus that is home to the renowned Keio University Hospital. The campus is dedicated to the education and training of medical students and nursing students from their second to sixth years of study. The proximity of the hospital to the School of Medicine provides students with hands-on learning opportunities and emphasizes the importance of direct interaction with patients. The campus offers state-of-the-art facilities, including classrooms, laboratories, and clinical training rooms.

Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC)

Keio University’s Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) is a modern campus with unique and innovative approaches to education. SFC has high-tech facilities to support students’ learning and research activities, with a focus on innovation, technology, and collaboration. The campus also has a unique computer network system designed to enhance students’ learning experience and prepare them for the digital world. Additionally, the campus is home to Shonan Fujisawa Junior and Senior High School, providing opportunities for students to interact with younger learners and engage in community service activities.

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