Welcome to Seikei University

We, at Seikei University, welcome exchange students from our overseas affiliated universities every year.
We strive to provide a dynamic educational environment, curriculum, and extracurricular activities that will contribute to the growth of students who are seeking a unique and exciting cultural experience whilst studying abroad, but at the same time enable them to have the opportunity to be enriched intellectually with the remarkable educational resources and programs that Seikei has to offer. If you are interested in studying in Japan, please take some time to explore through our website for more information on what we have to offer. We invite you to join us at this vibrant community of motivated students and distinguished faculty.
We look forward to welcoming you to our campus.

About Seikei University

Seikei University is a campus situated in the leafy suburb of Kichijoji, not far from the center of Tokyo. The campus of Seikei consists of education from the elementary level up to graduate school. The cornerstone of the educational philosophy at Seikei is to guide and lead students into becoming confident individuals who can share their own opinions, while also respect the views and individuality of others. This is achieved through a family-oriented community where the students can receive care and support on an individual basis if needed.

Seikei Gakuen’s Organizational Chart

Seikei University is a part of Seikei Gakuen. Gakuen is a word that applies specifically to our institution, which consists of the different levels of education that we have. Please refer to the organization chart below.


If you are interested in applying for exchange program, your home university must have a current exchange agreement with Seikei University. Please contact your home university international office exchange coordinator for application details and materials. For a brief overview of the exchange program, please see our Exchange Program Information Sheet 2017-2018.

1. Japanese Courses

There are four levels of Japanese courses which are designed to accommodate the various proficiency levels of the students. The motto of Seikei University is to provide our international students with smaller classes, from a range of 10 pupils or less, which presents an ideal language learning environment.
The curriculum includes required subjects that provide overall improvement in the four skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Apart from the required subjects, there are electives such as ,"Tadoku" where there is an opportunity to read a variety of easy Japanese books, and other courses include, "Business Japanese," "Japanese-Language Proficiency Test," "Role Playing," and "Japanese Affairs."

2. Scholarship

There are two types of scholarships available for exchange students at Seikei University. The recipients of the scholarships must take part actively in the exchange program events with Seikei University students, and cooperate during activities and publicity events organized by Seikei Institute for International Studies (SIIS)

Kumiko Fukaya International Scholarship

Monthly payment 60,000 yen
Length of payment 10 months
Number of recipients 1 applicant per semester

Seikei University Scholarship

Monthly payment 40,000 yen
Length of payment 10 months
Number of recipients All applicants received the scholarship in 2014

3. Life at Seikei University

As a rule, exchange students are accommodated at the “International House” next to the campus (1,200 yen per day). Students of Seikei University can also reside at International House as student advisors. They will accompany exchange students to the municipal facilities and banks to help with the necessary procedures, as well as to assist with daily life issues.

For those who require an airport pickup service, a Seikei University "buddy" will meet you at the airport when you arrive to Japan and accompany you back to International House. You can also get to know your buddy better by sharing meals and going on excursions together.

International Office of SIIS is responsible for helping exchange students with various applications, visas, and registration.


from Japanese language lecturer and our student advisor:

Mari Kawakami,
Japanese Language Lecturer

I am aware of the fact that each exchange student has had a different experience of Japanese instruction. This is a point I keep in mind when I am instructing. I also offer advice about the courses they register with consideration for their future plans. With this in mind, the classes at Seikei University with the exchange students are held mostly with a maximum of 10 students per class. I believe that this number is an ideal amount for a language learning environment.
The required subjects’ aims are to get the students to improve their skills comprehensively of listening, speaking, reading and writing. These courses are designed for the students of intermediate and advanced levels. The students can also take electives that they are interested in and that match their levels. These are the subjects which make Seikei University’s Japanese courses unique. We have lectures tailored for taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, and most students pass the test before completing their studies here. In addition to Japanese subjects, “Japanese Affairs” is one of the popular classes. It allows the students to have the opportunity to look at Japan through a variety of lenses, which includes topics such as, politics, economics, society, sports, entertainment and international relations.
Please join us here at Seikei University, and I look forward to your arrival here in Japan.

Ayano, Seikei University Student Advisor

As a student advisor, I shared my life with the exchange students and supported them in their daily lives. From the reading of a kanji to connecting to the Internet, I assisted them with many things like listening to their problems. For students that are unfamiliar with Japanese, I tried to use simple Japanese for communication, and can really see their Japanese improving every time I talked with them. I think one of the biggest attractions of Seikei University is the fact that the students get to come in contact with Japanese students outside of their lectures.

After they had just arrived to Japan, we had a student and student advisor relationship, but now we discuss our problems freely with each other, and I feel like we are friends or even family. Sometimes we go out together and go sightseeing on our days off, and every day was fun. If there is anything you need help with while you are in Japan, all the advisors are here to provide you with support, so please come and feel at home at Seikei University.

from exchange students studying at Seikei University:

Adrian, Germany Exchange student

The student advisor program at Seikei University was one of the biggest reasons I selected it as my destination for studying abroad. This program is a system unique to Seikei University where Japanese students, called advisors, provide support to exchange students. The advisors live in International House within the grounds of the campus along with the exchange students, and help whenever there is some problem. I even had one come along to the hospital with me when I caught a cold. We exchange students can go about our daily lives with ease because the student advisors are there. That is not the only thing that attracted me to Seikei University. All of the lectures are interesting, and the lecturers are kind and entertaining. Of all my lectures, I like the one about kanji in particular. I can read more kanji because of this lecture and I can really feel it in my daily life.

I feel that the reason my Japanese has improved so much is because I live alongside Japanese students. It will definitely benefit you all more to come to Japan to study rather than trying to learn Japanese in your home country. If you have an interest in Japan, consider coming to Seikei University to study.

Supitsara, Thailand Exchange Student

I decided to study abroad at the encouragement of an older colleague who had studied at Seikei University. She told me that daily life at Seikei University was fulfilling and that the scholarship programs were well-developed. In general, it is the impression in Thailand that the cost of studying abroad is expensive and the hurdles are too high. My mother also worried about the money, but the scholarship program helped me get to study abroad.

By studying at Seikei University, you can rest assured that you are going to be able to learn how to speak Japanese. You can of course learn all about living in Japan, its culture, but because you are living together with students from other countries, you get a feel for a lot of different cultures. This study abroad has made it apparent to me how narrow my views were when I lived in Thailand. Actually living here is the shortest route to learning about Japan. I am sure you are still concerned about some aspects of living in Japan, but please take the plunge and challenge yourself to study here.

Campus Life

The following shows some of the seasonal events held at International House where the exchange students live.
You can look forward to a meaningful life shared with Japanese students and a number of appealing events during your stay in Japan.

Photographs of International House

Semester Schedules and Events

[Spring Semester]
March Meet and greet exchange students at the airport by buddies
Admission into International House
April Orientation for exchange students
Start of first semester
Welcoming ceremony for exchange students
Welcome party hosted by student advisors
May Bus tour
July Tanabata party hosted by student advisors
End of first semester
Final Examinations
Graduation ceremony for exchange students Farewell party hosted by student advisors
[Fall Semester]
September Meet and greet exchange students at the airport by buddies
Admission into International House
Orientation for exchange students
Start of second semester
Welcoming ceremony for exchange students
Welcome party hosted by the student advisors
October Bus tour
Halloween party hosted by student advisors
January End of second semester
Final examinations
Graduation ceremony for exchange students
Farewell party hosted by student advisors

International Office, Seikei Institute for International Studies, Seikei Gakuen
3-3-1 Kichijoji Kitamachi, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180-8633. 0422 (37) 3536 siis@jim.seikei.ac.jp