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Waseda University (Exchange)
Tokyo, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Restrictions: URI applicants only
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Minimum GPA: 2.5 Fields of Studies: Engineering, Japanese, Languages
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Program Description:
Program Description:

"As of today, more than 5,000 international students are present at Waseda, making the university the #1 globalized university in Japan. 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 while 50% of faculty members are either foreign nationals or have degrees from overseas universities. Waseda was ranked 20th in the world in the “Ranking of Colleges with the Most Fortune Global 500 CEO Graduates” published by US business magazine Fortune, with graduates including CEOs of Sony, Honda, Toshiba and Fujitsu. Their education at Waseda forms the foundation of the high-performance, high-quality “Made in Japan” products that are known and trusted around the world.

Waseda boasts one other “curriculum”—extra-curricular activities. Approximately 90% of students participate in clubs and circles, making them a vital part of student life. As of 2014, there are over 500 official groups—it is said that there is no circle that does not exist at Waseda! There is also a wide range of other programs available, including exchange groups for overseas students, and volunteer programs. Sport is another important part of education that fosters social development and builds character. Waseda sees great value in sport, and plays a very important role in Japan’s sporting world. Graduates have gone on to become successful international athletes, including 390 Olympians and 54 medalists."


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. Waseda students are
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. It also has global influence rivaling that of New York, London and Paris. As the most populous city in the world, it serves as a gateway to Asia, and is a place where you can experience all the cutting-edge international trends.  


Course Enrollments: Students choose and enroll in courses once they arrive at the university (no pre-arrival registration is available). After students arrive, students are guided through the course registration process during their orientation within their chosen school (department). Exchange students are suggested to take 7 courses per semester (which amounts to 14 credits). As a rule, Exchange students must select their courses from those offered by the school they will be affiliated with at Waseda. In some cases, students are permitted to take courses offered by other schools as well. However, your study plan should be focused on the courses offered by the school for which you are applying.

             → Full Course Catalog - Click here 
             → Learn about which courses are restricted to exchange students Course Registrations-Details and Restrictions.pdf
             → Common Questions relating to course structure & layout are answered here

*Note - students on a full semester program must be enrolled in the equivalent of at least 12 credits. This is to maintain full-time status at URI while abroad.


Waseda University offers exchange students with 3 separate University Accommodation options as well as guidance for securing Non-University Owned Apartments & Home-Stay options for international students. To view the latest information about Costs - Dorm Layouts - Photos - Facilities - Distance to Campus, click on the various housing options listed below:
                → Waseda University Student House (North Wing / South Wing)
                → Waseda Houshien
                → Nishi Waseda International Student House

                → Local Non-University Apartments 
                → Home Stay or Shared Living

Waseda Accommodations - Useful Q&A FAQ Exchange Student Dormitories.pdf

Meal Options: All housing options are self-catered, which enable students the ability to prepare their own meals throughout their exchange (with grocery stores conveniently located).


Estimated Cost of Attendance Per Semester: $16,606
Note: Please view the budget sheet for itemized cost details.


Eligibility Requirements:
  • 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • 1 Academic Reference


Semester Duration URI App. Deadline* Waseda App. Deadline
Fall  Early Sept. - Early Feb. May 1st  March 1st
Spring Late March - Early Aug. October 15th  November 20th

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Useful Links:
International Community Center (Waseda University)
Waseda on Social Media
Campus Map.pdf
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