Faculty of Science and EngineeringWaseda University


Student Voice: GUPTA Priti

From India

  • Name
    GUPTA Priti
  • Country/ Region of Citizenship
  • Graduated from
    University of Delhi
  • Department
    Department of Pure and Applied Physics (Master’s)

MEXT Scholarship (Embassy Recommendation) honored student


How did you find out about Waseda University?

I got to know about Waseda University from a few professors in my university.  After that, I searched more for it online to make sure I am making a correct decision.


Why did you choose Waseda University?

I chose this university as it is quite international and offers great career opportunities.  Students are kept updated regarding all the possibilities.


How did you get information for our program?

The professors in university informed me and then I visited the website to get detailed information.


Did you have any concerns before coming to Japan?

I did not have any particular concerns.  I was excited to explore and unravel a completely different culture and place.


Have you had any difficulties when you started a new life here?

I had difficulty with food as I am a vegetarian.  So, I do not have many options in Japanese food.


How is your life in Japan and Waseda?

Life is good and busy with work.  I like the work ethics of people and try to inculcate the same.  The staff at Waseda is immensely helpful and I am grateful for making the paperwork easy.


What do you do in your free time?

I usually explore nearby places or go to sports center.  And when it is too rainy I like to stay at home and cook.


How are the relationships with your supervisor and lab members?

I am grateful to them as they are kind and polite.  They are quite helpful and reliable.  My supervisor takes care of us.  And the lab feels like another family.


Outline of the research

My research is related to gravitational waves and chaotic orbits.  Briefly, the problem is to include the effect of radiation reaction in chaotic orbits to see the change in energy spectra of gravitational waves.


What is your career goal after your degree completion?

I would like to continue with research as I am quite passionate about physics.  I am excited to see where it takes me.


Short message to the prospective students

in English

All I can say is be prepared to be amazed.  Besides excellent career opportunities, Japan has a lot to offer.  I hope you come here with a positive spirit and with an open mind.  An unbiased mindset will help you make the most of the experiences that come your way.



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