WASEDA University

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Why Waseda?
Waseda University, a top institution of higher education based in central Tokyo, has 50,000 students in 13 undergraduate and 21 postgraduate schools, so students can find others with similar interests and choose a wide variety of subjects.
Waseda has been selected to the most elite group (Type A) of research universities for the Top Global University Project by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the whole school is striving daily to provide world-leading education and research.
Waseda is number one in Japan for study abroad, with over 5000 international students from 100 countries. It offers 50 English-based degree programs at 7 undergraduate and 14 graduate schools, where all classes are conducted in English. Students who like Japan but are not proficient in Japanese are able to study various major subjects while learning Japanese at the same time.
Moreover, Waseda’s Center for Japanese Language has the greatest curriculum in Japan, with 450 classes in 8 levels to fit each student’s needs.
※ This page focuses on English-based degree programs. For more about Waseda’s Japanese-based programs, please see the website.

Address
1-6-1, Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo,169-8050,Japan
169-8050, Japan
Nearest stations
Tokyo Metro Tozai line: Waseda station (5 min walk)
Streetcar Arakawa line: Waseda station (5 min walk)
JR Yamanote line: Takadanobaba station (20 min walk)
Website
Related to studying abroad:https://web.waseda.jp/inst/whywaseda/
university TOP:https://www.waseda.jp/top/en
Phone
03-3204-9073
Fax
03-3204-9464
Admission requirements
Degree programs: Please check the guidelines for the particular school at the following site: https://web.waseda.jp/admission/en/ 

Non-degree programs (Japanese language course): Please check the guidelines at the Center for Japanese Language site:https://www.waseda.jp/cjl/en/index.html
Selection method
Degree programs: Please check the application guidelines of the undergraduate or graduate school in the following site:https://web.waseda.jp/admission/en/ 

Non-degree programs (Japanese language course): Please check the guidelines at the Center for Japanese Language site: https://www.waseda.jp/cjl/en/index.html  
Home countries of the international students
China 2,775, South Korea 872, Taiwan 397, USA 226, Thailand 108, Indonesia 109, France 67, Singapore 55, Germany 61, UK 55, and more from 105 countries and region (as of November, 2016)
University enrollment capacity
52,078  (as of November, 2015)   

Faculties and Departments

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School of Political Science and Economics
Political Science Please see our website
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Economics Please see our website
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Global Political Economy Please see our website
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School of Social SciencesTransnational and Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Innovation Please see our website
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School of International Liberal StudiesInternational Liberal Studies Please see our website
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School of Culture, Media and SocietyTranscultural Studies Please see our website
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School of Fundamental Science and Engineering
Major in Mathematical Sciences Please see our website
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Major in Computer Science and Communication Engineering Please see our website
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School of Creative Science and Engineering
Major in Mechanical Engineering Please see our website
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Major in Civil and Environmental Engineering Please see our website
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School of Advanced Science and Engineering
Major in Physics Please see our website
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Major in Chemistry Please see our website
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Major in Bioscience Please see our website
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Graduate School of LawLL.M. in Asian Economic Integration and Law Please see our website
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Graduate School of Political SciencePolitical Science Please see our website
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Graduate School of Economics
Economics Please see our website
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Global Political Economy Please see our website
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Graduate School of Business and Finance (Waseda Business School)
International MBA Please see our website
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MSc in Finance Please see our website
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Waseda-Nanyang Double MBA Please see our website
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Graduate School of CommerceCommerce Please see our website
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Graduate School of Social SciencesSocial Sciences Please see our website
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Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies
International Relations Please see our website
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International Studies Please see our website
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Graduate School of International Culture and Communication StudiesInternational Culture and Communication Studies Please see our website
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Graduate School of Letters, Arts and SciencesGlobal Japanese Literary and Cultural Studies Please see our website
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Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering
Pure and Applied Mathematics Please see our website
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Applied Mechanics Please see our website
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Electronic and Physical Systems Please see our website
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Intermedia Studies Please see our website
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Computer Science and Communications Engineering Please see our website
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Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering
Architecture Please see our website
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Modern Mechanical Engineering Please see our website
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Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Please see our website
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Civil and Environmental Engineering Please see our website
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Earth Sciences, Resources and Environmental Engineering Please see our website
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Business Design&Management Please see our website
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Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering
Pure and Applied Physics Please see our website
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Chemistry and Biochemistry Please see our website
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Applied Chemistry Please see our website
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Life Science and Medical Bioscience Please see our website
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Electronic Engineering and Bioscience Please see our website
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Integrative Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering Please see our website
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Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Please see our website
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Cooperative Major in Nuclear Energy Please see our website
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Graduate School of Sport SciencesSport Sciences Please see our website
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Graduate School of Information, Production and SystemsInformation, Producation and Systems Engineering Please see our website
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Faculty names School of Political Science and Economics School of Social Sciences School of International Liberal Studies School of Culture, Media and Society School of Fundamental Science and Engineering School of Creative Science and Engineering School of Advanced Science and Engineering Graduate School of Law Graduate School of Political Science Graduate School of Economics Graduate School of Business and Finance (Waseda Business School) Graduate School of Commerce Graduate School of Social Sciences Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering Graduate School of Sport Sciences Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems
Department names Political Science Economics Global Political Economy Transnational and Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Innovation International Liberal Studies Transcultural Studies Major in Mathematical Sciences Major in Computer Science and Communication Engineering Major in Mechanical Engineering Major in Civil and Environmental Engineering Major in Physics Major in Chemistry Major in Bioscience LL.M. in Asian Economic Integration and Law Political Science Economics Global Political Economy International MBA MSc in Finance Waseda-Nanyang Double MBA Commerce Social Sciences International Relations International Studies International Culture and Communication Studies Global Japanese Literary and Cultural Studies Pure and Applied Mathematics Applied Mechanics Electronic and Physical Systems Intermedia Studies Computer Science and Communications Engineering Architecture Modern Mechanical Engineering Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Earth Sciences, Resources and Environmental Engineering Business Design&Management Pure and Applied Physics Chemistry and Biochemistry Applied Chemistry Life Science and Medical Bioscience Electronic Engineering and Bioscience Integrative Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Cooperative Major in Nuclear Energy Sport Sciences Information, Producation and Systems Engineering
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Specialty of the University

Waseda is number one in Japan for study abroad, with over 5000 international students from 100 countries. It offers 50 English-based degree programs at 7 undergraduate and 12 graduate schools, where all classes are conducted in English.

International students can apply to English-based programs, Japanese-based programs and the Japanese language program.

Waseda offers a full range of facilities and services such as over 120 types of scholarships, a dormitory for international students (WISH: Waseda International Student House), and more than 1000 student clubs.   

Employment support
Yes

The Career Center on campus provides extensive support for international students to find a job and internship opportunities with individual counseling service and job fairs on campus.

Major employment results
About 70 % of international students find employment at graduation and about 90 % of students pursue their profession go straight to graduate school at Waseda.
<Major Employer > Rakuten, Inc., IBM Japan, Ltd., NEC Corporation, SoftBank Group Corp., Hitachi, Ltd., NTT DATA Corporation, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting, KDDI CORPORATION, Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., Renesas Electronics Corporation, Canon Inc., NTN Corporation, 3M Japan Limited, DENSO Corporation, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. , and more.
< Major graduate schools > Waseda University , Tokyo University , Columbia University , Georgetown University , Beijing University , Korea University , Cambridge University , University of Toronto , University of Sydney , and more.
Enrollment period
 
Scholarship availability
Yes

For further information about scholarships for international students, please refer to the following webisite.
https://www.waseda.jp/inst/cie/en/life/aid

Student housing
Yes

In addition to Waseda International Student House, (WISH) Waseda has over 20 comfortable and convenient dormitories to suit your needs.

Student housing costs
Fees for single-room start at 53,000 yen. Details of the type of rooms and costs can be found at the Residence Life Center website.https://www.waseda.jp/inst/rlc/en/fee/
Halal meal availability
Yes

The school cafeteria has a halal menu.

Place of worship availability
Yes
Part time work support
https://www.waseda.jp/student/kosei/part-time-job/ only in Japanese