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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer A-Term
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer A-Term 2019 04/01/2019 04/01/2019 TBA TBA
Program Information:
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  Location   Tokyo, Japan
  Four weeks (June-July)
  Credits   6-8 UW credits
  Eligibility   Currently enrolled at UW
  Language  English
  Adviser   Shannon Quinn |
  March 31 (early applications encouraged)
  General Located in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo, Waseda University is one of Japan's most prestigious universities. Students will have a chance to study subjects in English over a broad range of topics. Students will also be able to participate in extracurricular trips and cultural events throughout Tokyo and Japan.
  Where You Will Study
  Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
  Application Process
  Program Evaluations


Where You Will Study

Waseda University is consistently ranked as one of Japan's top universities.  Founded in 1882, Waseda University has a student population of over 50,000 and 36 separate schools within the University.  The university is located near the Shinjuku district of Tokyo, meaning students will have direct access to the heart of Tokyo.  Students will of course also have Waseda University's academic and research facilities at their disposal, and full rein of the scenic campuses.


Students will take 2 courses from a selection of 6 broad subjects: Business, Culture, Economics, History, Politics, and Sociology.  These courses will be taught in English by Waseda University professors as well as by visiting professors.  There are also 3 different skill based Japanese courses available geared towards quickly giving students basic communicative ability.  Outside this coursework, students will be given opportunities to engage with regular Waseda students for cultural exchange.

Students will also have chances to participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities.  Students will travel with Waseda students around Japan and Tokyo to get exposure to the culture in addition to their coursework.  Some classes will also have themed fieldwork ranging from half-days to longer periods.  There will also be a Japanese Cultural Week, where students will get to experience various Japanese cultural activities with Waseda student clubs.

More Course Information

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For information about earning UW academic credit, please visit credits for Language/Outside Provider Programs.



Waseda will reserve a limited number of rooms for Summer Session students at Monthly Resi Stays Takadanobaba and Flexstay Inn Ekoda. All students will be assigned a single room. Waseda Summer Session Office will assign rooms to students on a first-come, first-serve basis after payment is received. The residence provides sheets, blankets, and pillows when you are checked in, but students need to bring their own towels. There is a mini kitchen in each room and the utensils can be borrowed upon request.

Further Housing Information


Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

Cost for the regular program is about 3,750 US Dollars, with an extra 280 USD for those students wishing to take the optional Japanese classes.  These fees inclue housing and tuition costs.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.


Application Process

To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad adviser following your selection for the exchange.

See Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.

See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.



Program Evaluations

After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences. 

To see past students' evaluations for the Waseda University 4-week Summer Session program, click on the link below.

Waseda University 4-Week Summer Session.pdf

Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email