Center for International EducationWaseda University

Student Exchange Program

Academics

General Qualification and Academic Information

  • Applicants must be enrolled at one of Waseda’s partner universities at the time of application, and continuously enrolled until the end of the exchange study period at Waseda University.
  • Undergraduate applicants, except those who apply to SILS, must have completed at least 12 years of school education or equivalent in the country other than Japan. SILS applicants must have completed most of the secondary education (6 years) in non-Japanese educational system.
  • Graduate applicants must have completed 16 years of school education or equivalent in the country other than Japan.
  • Applicants must have achieved exceptional academic and personal records at home university.
  • Applicants must be strongly motivated to make the most of studying in Japan, with clear study plan in a field Waseda University offers.
  • Admission is either in April (Spring) or September (Fall) with your choice of duration of study, one-semester or one-year. However, some schools set particular semester of admission/duration of study. Please refer to “Note” for each school’s policy.
  • Waseda University adopts the GPA 4.0 scale. In case your home university does not calculate GPA, your transcript(s) and grading system chart will be taken into consideration. On a 100-point scale, applicants roughly need to score 75 to satisfy GPA 3.0.
  • Minimum required hours of classes per week in your affiliated school is 10 hours unless otherwise specified. Please refer to Note for each school’s policy.
  • Students may earn 2 credits for lecture-style course (90mins x15) and 1 credit for Japanese language course (90mins x15) offered by Center for Japanese Language (CJL) unless otherwise specified. Please refer to syllabus for further information.
  • Please refer to Syllabus Search and Researcher Database for course details and research supervisor unless there are specific  course lists offered by the school for exchange students.
  • Most programs allow students to take University-wide open courses but restrictions may apply. Please refer to Note for each school’s policy.
  • University-wide open courses include courses offered by Center for Japanese Language(CJL), Global Education Center (GEC) and Center for International Educaiton(CIE) as well as some courses offered by each school to entire University.
  • Besides University-wide open courses, student may be able to register the courses of the other schools which still have capacity to accept students after registration period.
  • Maximum credits students may earn for CJL courses is 8 per semester except SILS students. For SILS students maximum credits for CJL is 7.
  • Waseda University set Japanese language proficiency level on a scale of 1 to 8 based on J-CAT score. Click here for detail of J-CAT and check your level

Specific Qualification for Each Program

Waseda Campus
School of Political Science and Economics
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
● Political Science
● Economics
● Global Political Economy
3.0 TOEFL (iBT) 80
TOEFL
(PBT) 550
IELTS 6.0
Click here for Course List
● Students may take course(s) from Japanese-based program. Preferred language level is N1 of JLPT

● Also, limited number of graduate courses from the faculty are open to students. Official support letter from home institution is required
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is roughly 20
School of Commerce
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A

TOEFL (iBT) 61
TOEFL (ITP) 500
IELTS 5.0
TOEIC 620

Click here for Course List
● The number of courses conducted in English is limited
● Students may take course(s) from Japanese-based program. Though no certificate required, recommended level of language proficiency is either score 260 or above of EJU or level 8 of J-CAT
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 24
School of Social Sciences
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
Transnational and Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Innovation Program (TAISI) 3.0 TOEFL (iBT) 80
IELTS 6.0
Click here for Course List
● Students may take course(s) from Japanese-based program. Recommended level of language proficiency is level 6 of J-CAT or above
● Upon taking University-wide open courses, private consultation may be necessary depending on circumstances
School of International Liberal Studies (SILS)
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A 3.0 TOEFL (iBT) 80
TOEFL (PBT) 550
TOEFL (CBT) 213
IELTS 6.0
Click here for Course List and Important Notes regarding course registration
<Requirement>
● At the point of application, applicants must have completed at least one semester at home university. In case applicants have transferred to the current college, study periods before transfer is not counted
● This is English based program with required Japanese Language classes; in this program students are required to take Japanese language courses offered by Center for Japanese Language (CJL) and please note that CJL courses are taught in Japanese, not in English, even at the beginner’s level
● April admission may apply for one-semester enrollment only
<Course Information>
● Minimum credits students are required to earn per semester is as follows:
SILS lecture courses:
8 credits
CJL course:
6 credits for J-CAT level 1~5
3 credits for J-CAT level 6
None for J-CAT 7 or above
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 14 for SILS courses & 7 for CJL courses
● Students may attend the classes conducted in Japanese with no certification of language proficiency required, but must be aware that those classes require the same level of language proficiency as Japanese university students have
● Taking course outside SILS is strictly limited to University-wide open courses only; attendance to courses in the other schools is not permitted
Nishi-Waseda Campus
School of Fundamental Science and Engineering
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
● Mathematics
● Applied Mathematics
● Computer Science and Engineering

3.0

TOEFL (iBT) 80
IELTS 6.5
TOEIC 730

<Requirement>
The major field of study at Waseda must be correspondent to major at home university
● At the time of enrollment, students must be in 3rd year (junior) or above at home university
<Course Information>
Click here for Course List
(Please refer to “Exchange Students -Undergraduate “)
● Exchange students are allowed to take only the course(s) offered by the department they are enrolled in (Cross-department/program class registration is not permitted)
● Courses from Japanese-based program are not available

● Any courses related to graduation work (including the graduation thesis) or laboratory work/experiments are not available
● With regard to University-wide open courses, students are allowed to take courses offered by GEC and CJL only; attendance to courses in the other schools is not permitted
● Students are required to do 10 hours or more of classes per week, excluding intensive course
● Those who wish to enroll in quarter courses also have to do 10 hours of classes per week during each semester
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 20
School of Creative Science and Engineering
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
● Civil and Environmental Engineering

3.0

TOEFL (iBT) 80
IELTS 6.5
TOEIC 730

<Qualification>
The major field of study at Waseda must be correspondent to major at home university
● At the time of enrollment, students must be in 3rd year (junior) or above at home university
<Course Information>
Click here for Course List
(Please refer to “Exchange Students -Undergraduate”)
● Exchange students are allowed to take only the course(s) offered by the department they are enrolled in (Cross-department/program class registration is not permitted)
● Courses from Japanese-based program are not available
● Any courses related to graduation work (including the graduation thesis) or laboratory work/experiments are not available
● With regard to University-wide open courses, students are allowed to take courses offered by GEC and CJL only; attendance to courses in the other schools is not permitted
● Students are required to do 10 hours or more of classes per week, excluding intensive course
● Those who wish to enroll in quarter courses also have to do 10 hours of classes per week during each semester
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 20
School of Advanced Science and Engineering
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
● Physics
● Applied Physics
● Chemistry and Biochemistry
● Applied Chemistry
● Life Science and Medical Bioscience

3.0

TOEFL (iBT) 80
IELTS 6.5
TOEIC 730

<Qualification>
The major field of study at Waseda must be correspondent to major at home university

● At the time of enrollment, students must be in 3rd year (junior) or above at home university
<Course Information>
Click here for Course List
(Please refer to “Exchange Students-Undergraduate”)

● Exchange students are allowed to take only the course(s) offered by the department they are enrolled in (Cross-department/program class registration is not permitted)
● Courses from Japanese-based program are not available
● Any courses related to graduation work (including the graduation thesis) or laboratory work/experiments are not available
● With regard to University-wide open courses, students are allowed to take courses offered by GEC and CJL only; attendance to courses in the other schools is not permitted
● Students are required to do 10 hours or more of classes per week, excluding intensive course
● Those who wish to enroll in quarter courses also have to do 10 hours of classes per week during each semester
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 20

Toyama Campus
School of Culture, Media and Society
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note

Global Studies in Japanese Cultures Program (JCulP)

3.5 TOEFL (iBT) 95
IELTS 7.0
● September admission only
Click here for Course List
● Students may take course(s) from Japanese-based program with permission from faculty. N1 of JLPT or equivalent level of proficiency is strongly recommended
Waseda Campus
School of Political Science and Economics
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
● Political Science
● Economics
● Global Political Economy
3.0 JLPT N1 ● Students may take course(s) from English-based program. Preferred language level is TOEFL (iBT) 80 or above
● Also, limited number of graduate courses from the faculty are open to students. Official support letter from home institution is necessary
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is roughly 20
School of Law
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A JLPT N1 ● April admission only
School of Education
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
● Education
● Japanese Language and Literature
● English Language and Literature
● Social Studies
● Science
● Mathematics
● Cultural Sciences
N/A JLPT N1 ● April/one-year admission only
● Please refer to website for department overview
● Maximum credits students may earn per year is 40 except Primary Education / Scienece Course major; up to 44 credits per year are permitted in these courses
School of Commerce
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A JLPT N1
EJU 280
● Students may take course(s) from English-based program. Though no certificate is required, recommended level of language proficiency is TOEFL 620 (iBT 61) or above
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 24
School of Social Sciences
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A JLPT N1 ● Students may take course(s) from English-based program with no language certificate
● Upon taking University-wide open courses, private consultation may be necessary depending on circumstances
Nishi-Waseda Campus
School of Fundamental Science and Engineering
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
● Mathematics
● Applied Mathematics
● Applied Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering
● Electronic and Physical Systems
● Computer Science and Engineering
● Communications and Computer Engineering
● Intermedia Art and Science

3.0

JLPT N1

<Requirement>
● The major field of study at Waseda must be correspondent to major at home university
● At the time of enrollment, students must be in 3rd year (junior) or above at home university
<Course Information>
Click here for Course List
● Please refer to “Exchange Students (Undergraduate)” from website for further detail
● Exchange students are allowed to take only the course(s) offered by the department they are enrolled in (Cross-department/program class registration is not permitted)
● Courses from English-based program are not available
● Any courses related to graduation work (including the graduation thesis) or laboratory work/experiments are not available
● With regard to University-wide open courses, students are allowed to take courses offered by GEC and CJL only; attendance to courses in the other schools is not permitted
● Students are required to do 10 hours or more of classes per week, excluding intensive course
● Those who wish to enroll in quarter courses also have to do 10 hours of classes per week during each semester
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 20
School of Creative Science and Engineering
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
● Architecture
● Modern Mechanical Engineering
● Industrial and Management Systems Engineering
● Civil and Environmental Engineering
● Resources and Environmental Engineering

3.0

JLPT N1

<Requirement>
● The major field of study at Waseda must be correspondent to major at home university
● At the time of enrollment, students must be in 3rd year (junior) or above at home university
<Course Information>
Click here for Course List
● Please refer to “Exchange Students (Undergraduate)” from website for further detail
● Exchange students are allowed to take only the course(s) offered by the department they are enrolled in (Cross-department/program class registration is not permitted)
● Courses from English-based program are not available
● Any courses related to graduation work (including the graduation thesis) or laboratory work/experiments are not available
● With regard to University-wide open courses, students are allowed to take courses offered by GEC and CJL only
; attendance to courses in the other schools is not permitted
● Students are required to do 10 hours or more of classes per week, excluding intensive course
● Those who wish to enroll in quarter courses also have to do 10 hours of classes per week during each semester
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 20
School of Advanced Science and Engineering
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
● Physics
● Applied Physics
● Chemistry and Biochemistry
● Applied Chemistry
● Life Science and Medical Bioscience
● Electrical Engineering and Bioscience

3.0

JLPT N1

<Requirement>
● The major field of study at Waseda must be correspondent to major at home university
● At the time of enrollment, students must be in 3rd year (junior) or above at home university
<Course Information>
Click here for Course List
● Please refer to “Exchange Students (Undergraduate)” -> “Program List” from website for further detail
● Exchange students are allowed to take only the course(s) offered by the department they are enrolled in (Cross-department/program class registration is not permitted)
● Courses from English-based program are not available
● Any courses related to graduation work (including the graduation thesis) or laboratory work/experiments are not available
● With regard to University-wide open courses, students are allowed to take courses offered by GEC and CJL only; attendance to courses in the other schools is not permitted
● Students are required to do 10 hours or more of classes per week, excluding intensive course.
● Those who wish to enroll in quarter courses also have to do 10 hours of classes per week during each semester
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 20
Toyama Campus
School of Culture, Media and Society
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A JLPT N1 ● Please refer to website for course overview
● Students may take course(s) from English-based program without any particular language qualification
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A JLPT N1 ● Please refer to website for course overview
Tokorozawa Campus (Saitama)
School of Human Sciences
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
● Human Behavior and Environment Sciences
● Health Sciences and Social Welfare
● Human Informatics and Cognitive Sciences
N/A JLPT N1 ● Upon taking University-wide open courses, private consultation may be necessary depending on circumstances
School of Sport Sciences
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A JLPT N1 ● Upon taking University-wide open courses, private consultation may be necessary depending on circumstances
Waseda Campus
Graduate School of Political Science
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A TOEFL (iBT) 80
IELTS 6.0
TOEIC 800
● Applicants should contact prospective research supervisor before application
● Students may take course(s) from Japanese-based program. Though no certificate required, the approval of the supervisor upon arrival to Japan is necessary
Graduate School of Economics
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A TOEFL (iBT) 80
IELTS 6.0
TOEIC 800
● Please refer to ‘Master Course seminar list’ from the link for supervisor’s information
● Students may take course(s) from Japanese-based program. Though no certificate required, the approval of the supervisor upon arrival to Japan is necessary
● Of all University-wide open courses, only CJL courses are permitted
Graduate School of Law
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
LL.M. in Asian Economic Integration and Law N/A TOEFL (iBT) 92
IELTS 7.0
TOEIC 900
<Requirement>
● Applicants should have a higher education (university or higher) in law for at least three years
<Course Information>
● Students may take course(s) from Japanese-based program with the permission of the instructor. Required level of language proficiency is N1 of JLPT
● Of all University-wide open courses, only CJL courses are permitted: attendance to courses in other schools are not permitted
● Maximum credits students may earn per year is 40
Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies (GSICCS)
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A TOEFL (iBT) 86
IELTS 6.5
TOEIC 820
Click here for Course List
● In case research guidance is not taken, at least one of International Culture and Communication Studies courses must be taken
● Basically all courses are conducted in English, but sometimes Japanese is used along with English in some parts of research guidance and seminars
● Of all University-Wide open courses, only CJL courses are permitted. Also courses from other schools are available up to 4 credits/2 courses
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 14, excluding ones from CJL
Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS)
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A TOEFL (iBT) 86
IELTS 6.5
● Students are required to register for one class as well as Project Research Seminar (which you shall receive grades without credits given)
● Students may take course(s) from Japanese-based program with no certificate of language proficiency required
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 14
Waseda Business School (WBS)
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A TOEFL (iBT) 92
IELTS 6.5
TOEIC 900
Click here for Course List
<Requirement>
● At least three years of work experience is required. If less than three years, the number of MBA courses students may take per semester will be limited to two
● The courses in MSc in Finance are also opened to exchange students
<Course Information>
● Students may take course(s) from Japanese-based program with the approval of the supervisor
● Of all University-wide open courses, only CJL courses are permitted; attendance to courses in the other schools is not permitted
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 20, excluding ones from CJL courses
Nishi-Waseda Campus
Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
<Master’s & Doctoral Program>
● Pure and Applied Mathematics

● Intermedia Studies
● Computer Science and Communications Engineering
<Only Doctoral>
● Applied Mechanics
● Electronic and Physical Systems

N/A

TOEFL (iBT) 80
IELTS 6.5
TOEIC L&R 730

● Please refer to website for department overview
● Applicants should contact prospective research supervisor before application. Find detail including contact information
here
● The courses must be chosen from those offered by the department you are to enrolled in

● Exchange students are allowed to take the courses which they have been given permission to take
● We cannot always offer courses taught in English
● Of all University-Wide courses, only CJL courses are permitted; attendance to courses in the other schools is not permitted
● No minimum credits is required but registering for research guidance is compulsory.
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 20
Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
<Master’s & Doctoral Program>
● Modern Mechanical Engineering
● Civil and Environmental Engineering
● Earth Sciences, Resources and Environmental Engineering
<Only Doctoral>
● Architecture
● Industrial and Management Systems Engineering
● Business Design and Management

N/A

TOEFL (iBT) 80
IELTS 6.5
TOEIC L&R 730

● Please refer to website for department overview
● Applicants should contact prospective research supervisor before application. Find detail including contact information here
● The courses must be chosen from those offered by the Department you are to enrolled in
● Exchange students are allowed to take the courses which they have been given permission to take
● We cannot always offer courses taught in English
● Of all University-Wide courses, only CJL courses are permitted; attendance to courses in the other schools is not permitted
● No minimum credits is required but registering for research guidance is compulsory.
● Maximum credits you may earn per semester is 20
Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
<Master’s & Doctoral Program>
● Pure and Applied Physics
● Chemistry and Biochemistry
● Applied Chemistry
● Life Science and Medical Bioscience
● Electrical Engineering and Bioscience
● Integrative Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering
● Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
<Only Doctoral>
● Cooperative Major in Nuclear Energy

N/A

TOEFL (iBT) 80
IELTS 6.5
TOEIC L&R 730

● Please refer to website for department overview
● Applicants should contact prospective research supervisor before application.
Find detail including contact information here
● The courses must be chosen from those offered by the Department you are to enrolled in
● Exchange students are allowed to take the courses which they have been given permission to take
● We cannot always offer courses taught in English
● Of all University-Wide courses, only CJL courses are permitted; attendance to courses in the other schools is not permitted
● No minimum credits is required but registering for research guidance is compulsory.
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 20
Tokorozawa & Higashi-Fushimi
Graduate School of Sport Sciences
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A TOEFL (iBT) 80
IELTS 6.0
● Applicants should contact prospective research supervisor before application
● Students may take course(s) from Japanese-based program with no certificate of language proficiency required
● Upon taking University-wide open courses, private consultation may be necessary depending on circumstances
Kitakyushu Campus (Fukuoka)
Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems (IPS)
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A TOEFL (iBT) 80 ● Applicants should contact prospective research supervisor before application
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 14

 

Waseda Campus
Graduate School of Political Science
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A JLPT N1
● Applicants should contact prospective research supervisor before application
● Students may take course(s) from English-based program. Though no certificate required, the approval of the supervisor upon arrival to Japan is necessary
Graduate School of Economics
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A JLPT N1 ● Please refer to ‘Master Course seminar list’ from the link for supervisor’s information
● Students may take course(s) from English-based program. Though no certificate required, the approval of the supervisor upon arrival to Japan is necessary
● Of all University-wide open courses, only CJL courses are permitted
Graduate School of Law
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A JLPT N1 ● Maximum credits students may earn per year is 32
● Of all University-wide open courses, only CJL courses are permitted: attendance to courses in other schools are not permitted
Graduate School of Education
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
● School Education
● National Language Education
● English Education
● Social Studies Education
● Mathematics Education
● Education Fundamental Studies
● Course Education Studies
● Specialization in Advanced Teacher Training
N/A JLPT N1 ● Please refer to website for curriculum overview
● Specialization in Advanced Teacher Training major accepts only master course in spring
● Maximum credits students may earn per year is 36 except
● For Specialization in Advanced Teacher Training major, maximum credits permitted is 39 (Only elective courses are permitted except Educational Practice Thesis course)
● Up to 8 credits are permitted in case taking outside of affiliated major

● Students may take University-wide open courses up to 8 credits per semester
Graduate School of Commerce
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A JLPT N1 ● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 20
● Students may register courses offered by Waseda Business School up to 10 credits per year; other attendance outside of the school is not permitted
Graduate School of Social Sciences
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A Above score 80 of JLPT N1
*No language requirements for doctoral program, however, their language level must be approved by the supervisors
● Please refer to website for major/course detail, however no need to select one at the time of application
● Upon taking University-wide open courses, private consultation may be necessary depending on circumstances
Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS)
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A JLPT N1 ● Students are required to register for one class as well as Project Research Seminar (which you shall receive grades without credits given)
● Students may take course(s) from English-based program with no certificate of language proficiency required
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 14
Graduate School of Japanese Applied Linguistics (GSJAL)
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A JLPT N1 ● Students may take courses offered by the other schools up to 4 credits during period of study
Graduate School of Accountancy
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A JLPT N1 ● Only master course is acceptable
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 24
● Students may take University-wide open courses up to 4 credits per year
Waseda Business School (WBS)
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A JLPT N1 Click here for Course List
● At least three year of work experience is required. If less than three years, the number of MBA courses students may take per semester will be limited to two

● In addition, the courses in MSc in Finance are also opened to exchange students
● Students may take course(s) from English-based program with the approval of the supervisor
● Of all University-wide open courses, only CJL courses are permitted; attendance to courses in the other schools is not permitted
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 20, excluding ones from CJL courses
Nishi-Waseda Campus
Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
<Master’s & Doctoral>
● Pure and Applied Mathematics
● Applied Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering

● Electronic and Physical Systems
● Intermedia Studies

● Computer Science and Communications Engineering
● Computer Science and Engineering

N/A

N/A

● Please refer to website for department overview
● Applicants should contact prospective research supervisor before application
● Confirm the details about research instruction and supervisors including contact information here
● Exchange students are allowed to take the courses which they have been given permission to take
● The courses must be chosen from those offered by the department you are to enrolled in
● Of all University-Wide courses, only CJL courses are permitted; attendance to courses in the other schools is not permitted
● No minimum credits is required but registering for research guidance is compulsory.
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 20
Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
<Master’s & Doctoral>
● Architecture

● Modern Mechanical Engineering
● Industrial and Management Systems Engineering
● Civil and Environmental Engineering
● Earth Sciences, Resources and Environmental Engineering
● Business Design and Management

N/A

N/A

● Please refer to website for department overview
● Applicants should contact prospective research supervisor before application.
● Confirm the details about research instruction and supervisors including contact information here
● Exchange students are allowed to take the courses which they have been given permission to take
● The courses must be chosen from those offered by the department you are to enrolled in
● Of all University-Wide courses, only CJL courses are permitted; attendance to courses in the other schools is not permitted
●No minimum credits is required but registering for research guidance is compulsory.
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 20
Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
<Master’s & Doctoral>
● Pure and Applied Physics

● Chemistry and Biochemistry
● Applied Chemistry
● Life Science and Medical Bioscience
● Electrical Engineering and Bioscience
● Integrative Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering
● Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
● Cooperative Major in Nuclear Energy
<Only Doctoral Program>
● Cooperative Major in Advanced Biomedical Science (April admission only)
● Cooperative Major in Advanced Health Science

N/A

N/A

● Please refer to website for department overview
● Applicants should contact prospective research supervisor before application.
● Confirm the details about research instruction and supervisors including contact information here
● Exchange students are allowed to take the courses which they have been given permission to take
● The courses must be chosen from those offered by the department you are to enrolled in
● Of all University-Wide courses, only CJL courses are permitted; attendance to courses in the other schools is not permitted
● No minimum credits is required but registering for research guidance is compulsory.
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 20
Nishi-Waseda & Honjo (Saitama)
Graduate School of Environment and Energy Engineering
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A JLPT N1 ● Applicants should contact prospective research supervisor before application
● Students may take courses form other graduate schools up to 4 credits/2 courses
Toyama Campus
Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Department/Major GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A JLPT N1 ● Please refer to website for curriculum overview
● Of all University-wide open courses, only CJL courses are permitted; attendance to courses in the other schools is not permitted
Tokorozawa Campus (Saitama)
Graduate School of Human Sciences
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A JLPT N1 ● Applicants should contact prospective research supervisor before application
● Upon taking University-wide open courses, private consultation may be necessary depending on circumstances
Graduate School of Sport Sciences
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A JLPT N1 ● Applicants should contact prospective research supervisor before application
● Students may take course(s) from English-based program with no certificate of language proficiency required
● Upon taking University-wide open courses, private consultation may be necessary depending on circumstances
Kitakyushu Campus (Fukuoka)
Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems (IPS)
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A N/A JLPT N1 ● Applicants should contact prospective research supervisor before application
● Maximum credits students may earn per semester is 14
● Upon taking courses offered by other schools, private consultation with faculty may be necessary depending on circumstances
Waseda Campus
Center for Japanese Language
Program GPA Language Proficiency Note
● Japanese Language Program (JLP) 2.5 for
undergraduate
N/A for
graduate
Though certificate of language proficiency is not required, applicant must have at least one academic year of Japanese language learning experience at a university, high school, or Japanese language school at the time of enrollment.
<Required>
● All courses conducted in Japanese
● Applicants must be strongly motivated to learn Japanese
● Academic records of all courses, not only Japanese language, will be taken into consideration during the selection at Waseda University

● On a 100-point scale, applicant roughly needs to score 65 points or above to satisfy GPA requirement for undergraduate student
<Course Information>
● Minimum required credits student earn per semester is 13
● Maximum credits student may earn is 14 for CJL & 4 for University-wide open / courses offered by other undergraduate schools (up to 2 courses)
● Restrictions may apply for taking courses offered by other schools. Refer to “Important Notice for JLP Students” for details

Schedule After Coming to Japan

1. General Orientation
Date/Deadline
TO DO
Spring Entry Fall Entry
Make sure to attend a general orientation (Life in Japan) held by the Center for International Education.
Make sure to:

  1. Receive your residence card at the airport
  2. Register your address at the City office
  3. Enroll in the National Health Insurance at the City Office
  4. Open a bank account
  5. Receive “My Number” notification card by post
Mid to Late March Early to Mid September
2.Academic Orientation & Course Registration
Date/Deadline
TO DO Spring Entry Fall Entry
Make sure to attend academic orientations  held by each school.
You can collect your student ID card at the orientation.
The date of academic orientation and course registration period depends on each school.
Also, please note that the latest Course List and Syllabus are released at this point.
● For those who has reported disabilities/concerns at the time of application
Official support letters will be issued by your affiliated school after your consultation with the faculty staff. The faculty staff will ask each instructor of courses for necessary support with the letters.
Late March Mid September
3.Class Start
Date/Deadline
Information Spring Entry Fall Entry
Academic Calendar and Time Table
● For those who has reported disabilities/concerns at the time of application
Counsel with Health Support Center / the Office for Students with disabilities will be available when necessary.
Early April Late September
4.End of Exchange Program / Return Home
Date/Deadline
TO DO
Spring Entry Fall Entry
Make sure to return your:

  1. Residence Card at the airport
  2. Student ID card to the School you are enrolled in
  3. National Health Insurance card to your local city office
  4. “My Number Card” and/or “My number notification Card” at your local city office
    Please submit the “Change of Address” form at your local city office
<Semester Program>
Early to Mid August
<One-Year Program>
Early to Mid February
<Semester Program>
Early to Mid February
<One-Year Program>
Early to Mid August
5.Grade Announcement
Date/Deadline
Information Spring Semester
Fall Semester
 Grade will be announced through “My Waseda” Early September Early March
6.Issuance of Official Transcripts
Date/Deadline
Information Spring Entry Fall Entry
Official Transcripts will be issued and mailed to home university <Semester Program>
October
<One-Year Program>
May
<Semester Program>
May
<One-Year Program>
October
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