Length of exchange: Spring semester or academic year
Waseda University is located in the bustling, clean, and intricate city of Tokyo, Japan. A semester or year at Waseda offers advantages because they offer a huge variety of courses. Waseda is a very popular university in Japan because their academics are top notch.
Programs that allow students to earn degrees in English with 50 degree programs that can be completed entirely in English—the highest number in Japan—the University offers over 2,400 courses in English. Here
is more information about courses. Students with sufficient Japanese can register for most classes open to any Waseda University student.
Housing & Meals
Waseda’s dormitories are open as soon as students arrive in the country, and live-in House Masters (administrators) and RAs (Resident Assistants) are there to help. While respecting students’ privacy, various initiatives encourage cross-cultural exchange in the dormitories, and help create networks that students will treasure for the rest of their lives. Rent costs about 53,000 ($530) yen/month. On average meals cost ¥25,000 ($250) per month. There are numerous cafeterias and restaurants on or nearby campus for students to purchase meals.
Students pay their regular UM tuition and pay room and board to Waseda University. Student visas cost ¥3,000 ($30) for single entry and ¥6,000 ($60) for multiple entry. UM financial aid can be applied to tuition, living, and travel expenses while on this program.
Students register for classes upon arrival at Waseda. One WU credit is equivalent to one UM credit, so students must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits per semester to be considered full-time.
Spring semester: April to Beginning of August
Fall semester: late September to mid February
Exchange levels: undergraduate, graduate
Language of instruction: English, Japanese
Language Requirement: none
University website: https://www.waseda.jp/top/en
Tokyo at a Glance
The city of Tokyo has hot humid summers and generally mild winters with cool spells.
Osaka: 495 km
Nagano: 226 km
Kyoto: 457 km
Mt. Fuji: 131 km
Tokyo is ranked 7th in the world, and 2nd in Asia, for student life. This ranking is based on an overall evaluation of education, diversity of students, student life, job-seeking opportunities and tuition expenses. Tokyo has the world’s best transportation network, and is the safest and cleanest big city in the world, making it the ideal place to study. In Tokyo, traditional temples and shrines are nestled alongside skyscrapers. With seasonal events and traditional festivals (Matsuri) held throughout the year, Tokyo is a place where you can enjoy modern city life along with traditional culture. In 2020, students will also have the opportunity to experience the summer Olympics held in Tokyo.