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Waseda University

Address: 1 Chome-104 Totsukamachi, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan

Description Waseda University

  • Established: 1882
  • Type: private higher education institution
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Rating: 343
  • Number of students: 47,951
  • Language of instruction: Japanese, English.

Waseda University was founded in 1982 and is a private higher education institution in Japan. The leading areas of the university are:

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences and Management
  • Art and humanities.

Waseda University is the country's leading educational institution, which is included in the top 20 of the best universities, occupying 12th position in the ranking. The university accepts only 1 student out of 10 applicants, while 12% of students are foreigners. Waseda University is a member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), Universitas 21, and the Open Course Ware Consortium (OCW).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Waseda University

Program name


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 4 years.

The university offers a wide range of study programs in the following main areas:

  • Politics, Economics and Law
  • Humanitarian sciences
  • Social sciencies
  • Science and technology
  • Art
  • Sport.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 1-2 years.

Education at Waseda University Higher School programs allows students to get a quality education in almost any field that interests them.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university provides a hostel for its students - you must apply for accommodation after admission to the university or through the online request form on the website of the Residence Life Center.

Events Waseda University

Waseda campus tours are open to prospective students, their parents and graduates, and are led by student guides who describe historical episodes, student life, and attractions around the university. During the tour, participants are shown the Okuma Auditorium clock tower and other places that are usually closed to the public.


  • Included in the top 200 best universities in terms of education quality in the world
  • Belongs to 5% of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world
  • It offers special scholarship programs to students from China, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia and Myanmar.

Equipment Waseda University

The university campus is located in the capital of Japan - Tokyo - and includes its own large library.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at the university begins in September and April.

Additional expenses:

  • The cost of living in Tokyo = 107,269 ¥ -219,112 ¥ / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  1. For admission to training programs in English, it is necessary to provide standardized test results (SAT, IB, A-Level, HKDSE, etc.) Knowledge of the Japanese language is not required.
  2. To enroll in a Japanese language study program, all applicants must pass the Japanese University Admission Exam (EJU) or have a Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) before applying.

Some programs may require an essay or an interview.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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