School of International Liberal StudiesWaseda University

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School Fees

Payment schedule

School fees are paid to WASEDA University by account transfer (only Japanese bank is available). They are transferred on the following dates:

Date Student Note
May 1 Spring semester school fees transfer 1~4th grades (exclude spring entered freshmen) Transfer notification letter will be sent to school fee payers in Japan on around April 17
July 1 Spring semester school fees transfer 5th grade or above students and those who could not make the payment on May 1 Transfer notification letter will be sent to school fee payers in Japan on around June 17
October 1 Fall semester school fees transfer 1~4th grades (exclude September entered freshmen) Transfer notification letter will be sent to school fee payers in Japan on around September 17
December 1 Fall semester school fees transfer 5th grade or above students and those who could not make the payment on October 1 Transfer notification letter will be sent to school fee payers in Japan on around November 17

* 5th grade students including those who took a leave of absence in the past.
If school fees cannot be paid by the above deadlines, submit「Delay Form Spring 2017」to the SILS office.
If the payment of school fees is significantly delayed, your name may be removed from the school register.

School fees

Current students may refer to the “Guidebook for Students” distributed when enrolling.  In case you have lost, please come to the SILS to refer to it.

The school fees information for freshmen is available here(Japanese only)

School fees for students who enroll beyond 4 years

If you enroll beyond 4 years (except any period of a leave of absence and study abroad (private; not CIE offered programs)), the school fees is calculated by the credits that you have to earn for your graduation each semester(124 credits - credits you have now = credits still required for graduation). Also, even though you have already obtained the required number of credits (124 credits) for graduation, but still need to pass a certain course, your tuition will be calculated as under 4 credits left.

Number of Short Credits Tuition Facility charge Student Health Promotion
Mutual Aid Association Dues
Under 4 credits 50% of each semester Full amount 1,500 Yen per semester
Above 5 credits to
20 credits
70% of each semester
Above 21 credits Full semester

Payment schedule

Semester Notification letter sending Automatic deduction
Spring semester Around June 17 July 1
Fall semester Around November 17 December 1

Change of transfer account or payer of school fees

1. Change of transfer account

If the transfer account reported when you entered the School has been changed, follow the steps below:

  1. Receive 2 copies of the Application for Bank Account Transfer/Application for Direct Debit at the SILS office.
  2. Submit one of them to the previous bank, to cancel future transfers from the account, and have it endorsed by the bank.
  3. Submit the other to the new bank, to authorize future transfers from the account, and have it endorsed by the bank.
  4. Submit both forms to the SILS office. For a post office account (Japan Post Bank), the form is sent to us from your post office.
  • If these steps are not be completed by three months before the account transfer date, the change will not be reflected in the next payment, and the school fees will be paid from the old account.

2. Change of Deposit account in your name

If the deposit account in your name has been changed, visit the Waseda-net Portal (menu- “My profile”) and update the information.

Removal from the School Register

If the payment of school fees is not completed by the following due date, your name will be removed from the school register, and it will be considered that you left the School at the end of the latest semester for which you do not pay the school fee.  Note that this may affect the number of years during which you stayed at the School and make some credits earned during the semester for which you do not pay the feeinvalid.  We cannot cancel your removal for any reason.
If the payment of school fees is delayed for an exceptional reason, please notify us through the prescribed form. (Refer to “Payment schedule” above.)

School Fees unpaid Date of account transfer Removal from the school register Withdrawal from School
Spring semester May 1 September 20 of that
academic year
March 31 of the previous academic year
Fall semester October 1 March 31 of that
academic year
September 20 of the previous academic year

Web inquiry

Please send your inquiry to here

Student Dormitories

Residence Life Center of Waseda University is a department that plan management policies for student dormitories (dormitories for regular students of International students and Japanese students), and provide services for students regarding dormitories.

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