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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Partner Website: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UK applicants only
  • Program Cost and Budget: Academic Year, Spring
  • This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

UK Exchange: Waseda University

Tokyo, Japan


Three scholarships of $2000 each are available to UK students participating on this program in
Academic Year 2019-20, or Spring 2020

Contact UKEA Exchanges Coordinator Laurence Tuccori for details on terms and conditions

Program Overview

Waseda is one of Japan's most prestigious private, co-educational institutions of higher learning. Founded more than 130 years ago as Tokyo college, the school was renamed Waseda University in 1902 in honour of the founder's home village.

Waseda University is consistently ranked among the top institutions in Japanese university rankings, and includes 7 Prime Ministers of Japan and numerous CEOs among its alumni.

The university's main campus is located in the Nishi-Waseda district of Shinjuku in Tokyo.

Learn more about Waseda University.

Waseda offers courses in English in these Schools (colleges):

School of Commerce (minimum 2.5 GPA requirement)
School of International Liberal Studies (minimum 3.0 GPA requirement)
School of Political Science & Economics (minimum 3.0 GPA requirement)
School of Science & Engineering (minimum 3.0 GPA requirement)
School of Social Sciences (minimum 3.0 GPA required)

Search for courses taught in English.

Waseda also has a Japanese Language Program for students solely interested in developing Japanese language proficiency.
The Center for Japanese Language has a minimum GPA requirement of 2.5.

Please Note! In general you can only take courses from the School you apply to. You can't take courses from more than one school. Bear this in mind when making your Waseda course choices.
The School of Science and Engineering is divided into departments and you can only take courses in the department you apply to. The choices of courses taught in English is limited, and courses involving lab works or experiments are not open to exchange students.


  • Study alongside local students and students from across the world and earn credit from one of the most prestigious universities in Japan.
  • Courses available in English in the Schools of Political Science & Economics, Commerce, Social Sciences, Engineering, and International Liberal Studies.
  • Make new friends at the university's International Community Center

Take a video tour of Waseda University and its Tokyo neighborhood.

Applicants are required to submit proof of funds of approximately $4250 per semester as part of the application to Waseda University. This is required to support the application for a student visa submitted to the Japanese Government by Waseda on behalf of the exchange applicant.
Proof of funds can be provided in the form of a bank statement, a bank letter, official confirmation of financial aid and/or scholarships for the semester(s) you will be attending Waseda University, or a notarised letter from a family member confirming they will be supporting you financially, and have access to sufficient funds themselves.
Waseda will not process your application without this proof of funds.


This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines.
Admission to the Japanese Language Program requires a minimum GPA of 2.5.
The Schools of International Liberal Studies, Political Science & Economics, Science & Engineering, and Social Sciences all require a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Students must possess a valid passport at the time of application to this program.

Students applying to participate in the fall semester exchange can expect to be officially admitted to Waseda University in early June.
Students applying to participate in the spring semester exchange can expect to be officially admitted to Waseda University in late January.

Required Applications
2 | UK Education Abroad & Exchange University
Students will be notified by the UK Exchanges Coordinator on how to access the Exchange University application AFTER their UK application has been approved.

For More Info, Contact:
Mr. Laurence Tuccori, EA Exchanges Coordinator,

Academic Credit

Students will earn transfer credit from the Exchange University. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by the Exchange University. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.

  • PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials.
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK.
  • All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad.


Housing & Meals

Visit the Waseda University website for information on on-campus and private accommodation options
On-campus accommodation is limited and if it is not available Waseda University will assist you in securing private accommodation.
Students are responsible for all meals during the duration of the term abroad. 

Student Life
Click here for information on activities organised by the International Community Center at Waseda University.

Find out how to get involved in sports and cultural activities while you're on exchange at Waseda - Waseda sports clubs and cultural activities

Program Costs

Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please click on the Program Cost and Budget information page for each semester. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.



This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.