First established in early 1882, Waseda University, a top institution of higher education based in central Tokyo, has 50,000 students in 13 undergraduate and 20 postgraduate schools. It was founded on three principles: independence of scholarship, practical application of scholarship and fostering of good citizenship. Waseda’s mission is to build leaders, and it does, producing seven prime ministers and countless other leaders in government, business, journalism, science, literature and the arts. Waseda is Japan’s most global campus, with over 7000 international students from 120 countries, and partnerships with over 800 prominent institutions in 80 countries.
Students are able to obtain degrees in English in 7 undergraduate and 14 graduate schools with no Japanese language skills requirement. Students can learn Japanese after they arrive, in parallel to their major studies using English, and enjoy the many benefits of living in Tokyo, one of the greatest global cities, voted the world’s safest, cleanest, most hospitable city, with the world’s best public transport. It is also one of the world’s top 3 cities for students. Waseda University offers over 120 different types of scholarships just for international students including the pre-enrollment scholarship.
Since its establishment in 1882, Waseda University has been recognized as one of the leading academic institutions not only in Japan but also in the Asia-Pacific region. Today, thanks to solid partnerships with over 700 universities in 88 countries, we host more than 600 exchange students each year who are integral part of our community to make campus diverse and vibrant.
In addition to Japanese Language Program, Waseda offers many English-taught programs in a variety of disciplines including political science, law, commerce, social sciences, international liberal studies and engineering etc. Located in the heart of Tokyo, students have access to various attractions the capital offers, such as historical temples, skyscrapers and electronics district, all within 30 minutes.
WASEDA SUMMER SESSION
From 2014, Waseda started a four-week summer session at the undergraduate level.
We welcomed highly motivated international students from 80 universities in 19 different countries and regions around the world in 2018. Together with Waseda students, they fully explored Waseda and Tokyo, which is consistently ranked high among the best cities to visit in the world.
You can take part in the courses which cover a variety of interests including business, culture, economics, history, literature and art, politics and sociology in the context of Japan and Asia. The courses are taught in English by experienced faculty members from Waseda and visiting professors from the top global universities. Japanese courses are optional.