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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer A-Term
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
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 (late June-late July)
  Credits   6-8 UW credits
  Eligibility   Currently enrolled at UW
  Language  English
  Adviser   Shannon Quinn |
 April 1 (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.  Waseda started the four-week summer session in 2014, and students from over 70 universities around the world take part in the program.


Students will take 2 courses from a selection of 14 classes including: Business, Culture, Economics, History, Literature, Politics, and Sociology.  These courses will be taught in English by Waseda University professors as well as by visiting professors.  Students earn a total of 6 UW credits for these two courses.There are also 3 different levels of a skill based Japanese course available geared towards quickly giving students basic communicative ability.  Students taking this optional course will earn an additional 2 UW credits. Outside of 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, including a field trip to Nikko.

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. Students should be prepared to commute 30 minutes to campus.

Further Housing Information


Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

In summer 2018, cost for the regular program is approximately 4300 US Dollars, with an extra 300 USD for those students wishing to take the optional Japanese class.  These fees include 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 program, 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.

This program also requires completion of an application specific to the Waseda Summer Session. Students should apply directly to Waseda by their deadline.

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