Center for International EducationWaseda University

Student Exchange Program

Application

Exchange Program Overview (e-brochure)

Requirements and Course Lists

Read  the “Requirements and Course Lists” and “Course Registration ” carefully to decide which school (major) and department you want to apply for. All applications MUST meet requirements such as GPA and language proficiency.

  • For English-based programs, refer to the course lists (not available in some schools(major)) which are listed in “Note” of “Requirement and Course Lists”.
  • For Japanese-taught programs, please refer to “Note” of “Requirements and Course Lists” and Syllabus Search.
  • All course lists and syllabus are as of AY2019 and subject to change in AY 2020. Some courses may not be available every semester.
  • If required, graduate school(major) applicants need permission form the prospective research supervisor before application. Please refer to each requirement and  Researcher Database (or supervisor list for the School of Fundamental/ Creative/ Advanced Science and Engineering ) for contacts.
  • Applicants must be enrolled at Waseda’s partner university at the time of application, and continuously enrolled until the end of the exchange study period at Waseda University.
  • Applicants must meet the GPA requirement on a 4.0 scale. In case your university does not adopt a GPA 4.0 scale, the applicant’s transcript(s) and grading system chart will be taken into consideration upon re-calculating the GPA on a 4.0 scale, and meeting the required GPA of the desired school(major) of Waseda. On a 100-point scale, applicants roughly need to score 75 to satisfy the GPA 3.0.
  • Admission is either in April (Spring) or September (Fall) with your choice of duration of study, one-semester or one-year. However, some schools(majors) set particular semester of admission/duration of study. Please refer to “Note” for each school’s policy.
  • Once enrolled in Waseda University, the student is expected to complete the given exchange period. Extension or shortening of period is not permitted.
  • Undergraduate applicants, except those who apply to SILS, must have completed at least 12 years of school education or equivalent in a country other than Japan. SILS applicant must have completed most of the secondary education (6 years) in a non-Japanese educational system.
  • Graduate applicants must have completed 16 years of school education or equivalent in a country other than Japan.
Waseda Campus
School of Political Science and Economics
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
● Political Science
● Economics
● Global Political Economy
3.0/4.0 TOEFL (iBT) 80
TOEFL
(PBT) 550
IELTS 6.0
Click here for Course List
Please note that some courses such as internships, courses named “Seminars,” compulsory courses for degree students etc. are not open to exchange students
● Students may take course(s) from Japanese-based program. Preferred language level is N1 of JLPT

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
● Number of courses conducted in English is limited
● Students may take course(s) from Japanese-based program. Though no certificate is required, recommended level of language proficiency is either score 260 or above of EJU or level 8 of J-CAT
● Maximum number of 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) 3.0/4.0 TOEFL (iBT) 80
IELTS 6.0
Click here for Course List
●  Please find “AY 20XX TAISI Course List” from the above link. Please note exchange students may not take; (1) Seminar courses, and (2) Courses with overseas fieldwork (due to the visa restriction)
Students may take course(s) from Japanese-based program. Recommended level of language proficiency is level 6 of J-CAT or above
School of International Liberal Studies (SILS)
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
N/A 3.0/4.0 TOEFL (iBT) 80
TOEFL (PBT) 550
TOEFL (CBT) 213
IELTS 6.0
One Year/Semester Program <SP3 Curriculum>
<Course Information and Registration>
Click here for Important Notes regarding course registration
Click here for SILS Course List (Spring 2019)
Click here for SILS Course List (Fall 2018)

● At the point of application, applicants must have completed at least one semester at home university. In case applicants had transferred to the current college, study periods before transfer is not counted
● This is an 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). Please note that CJL courses are taught in Japanese, not in English, even at the beginner’s level. Without basic knowledge of Japanese, students may find it extremely difficult to follow the classes.  We strongly recommend students to obtain at least read-write capability of hiragana and katakana before arriving in Japan
● April admission may apply for one-semester enrollment only
<Course Information>
● Minimum number of credits students are required to earn per semester is as follows:
SILS lecture courses:
8 credits
CJL courses:
6 credits for J-CAT level 1~5
3 credits for J-CAT level 6
None for J-CAT 7 or above or JLPT N1
● Maximum number of credits students may earn per semester is 14 for SILS courses & 7 for CJL courses
● Students may attend 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 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

3.0/4.0

TOEFL (iBT) 80
IELTS 6.5
TOEIC 730

<Requirement>
Major field of study at Waseda must be correspondent to students’ major at home university
● At the time of enrollment, students must be in the 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 course(s) offered by 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 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 other schools is not permitted
● Students are required to take 10 hours or more of classes per week, excluding intensive course
● Those who wish to enroll in quarter courses also must take 10 hours of classes per week during each semester
● Maximum number of credits students may earn per semester is 20
School of Creative Science and Engineering
Department GPA Language Proficiency Note
● Civil and Environmental Engineering

3.0/4.0

TOEFL (iBT) 80
IELTS 6.5
TOEIC 730

<Requirement>
Major field of study at Waseda must be correspondent to students’ 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 course(s) offered by 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 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 other schools is not permitted
● Students are required to take 10 hours or more of classes per week, excluding intensive course
● Those who wish to enroll in quarter courses also must take 10 hours of classes per week during each semester
● Maximum number of 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

3.0/4.0

TOEFL (iBT) 80
IELTS 6.5
TOEIC 730

<Requirement>
Major field of study at Waseda must be correspondent to students’ 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 course(s) offered by 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 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 other schools is not permitted
● Students are required to take 10 hours or more of classes per week, excluding intensive course
● Those who wish to enroll in quarter courses also must take 10 hours of classes per week during each semester
● Maximum number of 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)

3.5/4.0 TOEFL (iBT) 95
IELTS 7.0
● September admission only
Click here for Course List(Please refer to “Course List for JCulP Exchange Students”)
● Courses conducted in English are only in “Course List for JCulP Exchange Students”.
● 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
3.0/4.0 JLPT N1 ● Students may take course(s) from English-based program. Preferred language level is TOEFL (iBT) 80 or above
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 number of 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 number of credits student 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
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

3.0/4.0

JLPT N1

<Requirement>
● Major field of study at Waseda must be correspondent to students’ 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 details
● Exchange students are allowed to take only the course(s) offered by 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 graduation thesis) or laboratory work/experiments are not available
● With regard to University-wide open courses, student are allowed to take courses offered by GEC and CJL only; attendance to courses in other schools is not permitted
● Students are required to take 10 hours or more of classes per week, excluding intensive course
● Those who wish to enroll in quarter courses also must take 10 hours of classes per week during each semester
● Maximum number of 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

3.0/4.0

JLPT N1

<Requirement>
● Major field of study at Waseda must be correspondent to students’ 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 details
● Exchange students are allowed to take only course(s) offered by 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 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 other schools is not permitted
● Students are required to take 10 hours or more of classes per week, excluding intensive course
● Those who wish to enroll in quarter courses also must take 10 hours of classes per week during each semester
● Maximum number of 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

3.0/4.0

JLPT N1

<Requirement>
● Major field of study at Waseda must be correspondent to students’ 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 details
● Exchange students are allowed to take only course(s) offered by 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 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 other schools is not permitted
● Students are required to take 10 hours or more of classes per week, excluding intensive course.
● Those who wish to enroll in quarter courses also must take 10 hours of classes per week during each semester
● Maximum number of 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 need permission from prospective research supervisor before application
● Students may take course(s) from Japanese-based program. Though no certificate is required, approval of supervisor upon arrival in 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 link for supervisor’s information
● Students may take course(s) from Japanese-based program. Though no certificate is required,  approval of supervisor upon arrival in 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 a permission from 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 number of 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) 92
IELTS 7.0
TOEIC 900
● Applicants for 1 year: Required to select a research supervisor. Please select a research supervisor from the list below, and be sure to write the name on the application form
Click here for GSICCS supervisors
●Applicants for 1 semester: Applicants are not able to select a supervisor. Students can only take “Specialized Courses”
Click here for AY2019 GSICCS Course List *Some course may not be available in AY2020

● At least one International Culture and Communication Studies course 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 number of 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 may take course(s) from Japanese-based program with no certificate of language proficiency required
● Maximum number of credits students may earn per semester is 14
●The number of courses offered by other graduate school is very limited.
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, number of MBA courses students may take per semester will be limited to two
● Courses in MSc in Finance are also open to exchange students
<Course Information>
● Students may take course(s) from Japanese-based program with approval of supervisor
● Of all University-wide open courses, only CJL courses are permitted; attendance to courses in other schools is not permitted
● Maximum number of 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
● Electronic and Physical Systems

● Intermedia Studies
● Computer Science and Communications Engineering
<Only Doctoral>
● Applied Mechanics
● Materials Science

N/A

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

● Please refer to website for department overview
● After enrollment, students must belong to laboratory. Applicants need permission from prospective research supervisor before application. Find details including contact information
here
● Courses must be chosen from those offered by the department students are to be enrolled in
● After arrival in Japan, students need to consult supervisor and ask for permission to register for courses they may take

● We cannot always offer courses taught in English
● Of all University-Wide courses, only CJL courses are permitted; attendance to courses in other schools is not permitted
● No minimum credits is required but registration for research guidance is compulsory.
● Maximum number of 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
After your enrollment, you must belong to laboratory. Applicants need permission from prospective research supervisor before application. Find details including contact information here
● Courses must be chosen from those offered by department you are to be enrolled in
● After arrival in Japan, students need to consult supervisor and ask for permission to register courses they may take
● We cannot always offer courses taught in English
● Of all University-Wide courses, only CJL courses are permitted; attendance to courses in other schools is not permitted
● No minimum credits is required but registration for research guidance is compulsory
● Maximum number of credits students 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
After your enrollment, you must belong to laboratory
● Applicants need permission from prospective research supervisor before application. Find details including contact information here
● Curses must be chosen from those offered by department you are to be enrolled in
● After arrival in Japan, students need to consult supervisor and ask for permission to register courses they may take
● We cannot always offer courses taught in English
● Of all University-Wide courses, only CJL courses are permitted; attendance to courses in other schools is not permitted
● No minimum credits is required but registration for research guidance is compulsory
● Maximum number of 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 need a permission from a 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 need permission from prospective research supervisor before application
● Maximum number of 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 need permission from prospective research supervisor before application
● Students may take course(s) from English-based program. Though no certificate is required,  approval of supervisor upon arrival in 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 link for supervisor’s information
● Students may take course(s) from English-based program. Though no certificate is required, approval of 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 number of 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 number of 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 number of credits students may earn per semester is 20
● Students may register courses offered by other schools* up to 10 credits per year.
*Please refer to the website of Global Education Center for the list of courses offered by other schools
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 may take course(s) from English-based program with no certificate of language proficiency required
● Maximum number of credits students may earn per semester is 14
● The number of courses offered by other graduate school is very limited
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 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 number of credits students may earn per semester is 24
● Students may take University-wide open courses up to 4 credits per year
●Research guidance by supervisor may not be available for exchange students
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, number of MBA courses students may take per semester will be limited to two

● In addition, courses in MSc in Finance are also open to exchange students
● Students may take course(s) from English-based program with approval of supervisor
● Of all University-wide open courses, only CJL courses are permitted; attendance to courses in other schools is not permitted
● Maximum number of 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
●  After enrollment, students must belong to laboratory. Applicants need permission from prospective research supervisor before application. Find details including contact information here
● Courses must be chosen from those offered by department you are to enrolled in
● After arrival in Japan, students need to consult supervisor and ask for permission to register for courses they may take
● Of all University-Wide courses, only CJL courses are permitted; attendance to courses in other schools is not permitted
● No minimum credits is required but registration for research guidance is compulsory
● Maximum number of 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
● After enrollment, students must belong to laboratory. Applicants need permission from prospective research supervisor before application. Find details including contact information here
● Courses must be chosen from those offered by department you are to enrolled in
● After arrival in Japan, students need to consult supervisor and ask for permission to register for courses they may take
● Of all University-Wide courses, only CJL courses are permitted; attendance to courses in other schools is not permitted
● No minimum credits is required but registration for research guidance is compulsory
● Maximum number of 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
● After enrollment, students must belong to laboratory. Applicants need permission from prospective research supervisor before application. Find details including contact information here
● Courses must be chosen from those offered by department you are to enrolled in
● After arrival in Japan, students need to consult supervisor and ask for permission to register for courses they may take
● Of all University-Wide courses, only CJL courses are permitted; attendance to courses in other schools is not permitted
● No minimum credits is required but registration for research guidance is compulsory
● Maximum number of 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 need permission from 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
● Applicants need permission from prospective research supervisor before application
● Of all University-wide open courses, only CJL courses are permitted; attendance to courses in 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 need permission from 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 need permission from 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 need permission from prospective research supervisor before application
● Maximum number of 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 /4.0 for
undergraduate
N/A for
graduate
●Students must have at least one academic year of Japanese language learning experience at university, high school, or Japanese language school at the time of the enrollment
●Students wishing to apply without Japanese language learning experience at the above institutions must submit either of the followings:
① Test results or certificate of an official Japanese language proficiency test such as JLPT,
or
② A document issued by Japanese language teacher etc. at the student’s home university proving the student’s Japanese language proficiency.
<Requirement>
● All courses are conducted in Japanese
● Students must be strongly motivated to learn Japanese
● Academic records of all courses, not only Japanese language course, will be taken into consideration during selection at Waseda University

● On a 100-point scale, students roughly need to score 65 points or above to satisfy the GPA requirement for undergraduate students
<Course Information>
● Please refer to current course list for your reference.
● Minimum required credits students earn per semester is 13 for half-year program and 26 for one year program.
(Only credits of CJL courses and “日本語教育科目” courses offered at GEC are counted as the credits for the completion)
● Maximum credits students 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

Course Registration

  • Course registration process begins after the program starts.
  • Exchange students are expected to take courses from the school (major) he/she is enrolled in. Taking courses outside of the school or University-wide courses remain optional.
  • Please be noted that some compulsory courses for degree students (usually seminars) are not available for exchange students.
  • Some courses may be allocated to students through a lottery procedure when the number of applicants exceeds capacity.
  • If you wish to drop courses,  you may need to follow a withdrawal procedure within the scheduled time. If you fail to do so and be absent from the class, it will be shown as “Fail” on your transcript.
  • Minimum required hours of classes per week is 10 hours (≒ 7 courses) unless otherwise specified. Please refer to Note for each school’s policy.
  • Students may earn 2 credits for a lecture-style course (90mins x15) and 1 credit for a Japanese language course (90mins x15) offered by Center for Japanese Language (CJL) unless otherwise specified. Please refer to the syllabus for further information.
  • For more details, please participate in the academic orientation after program starts.

Online Application Inquiry List

URL for online application form will be sent to your program coordinator before the application period. The online application inquiry list is accessible anytime.

List of Documents

NOTE

  • All documents (except ID photo sheet) must be uploaded to the online application form.
  • All documents must have been issued within 6 months.
  • All documents must be written in English or Japanese and issued by the applicant’s home university with an official seal.
All applicants must prepare documents 1 to 9
Supportive documents (10 to 15) may be necessary for specific applicants
1. Copy of Passport (Identification page)
  • If the passport is to expire before enrolling at Waseda University, please renew it and submit later.
2. Academic Study Plan
  • The purpose of this document is to examine whether your interests match the curriculum of the school (major) at Waseda. It must be focused on studying at school (major), NOT outside of classes.
  • If you apply for an English based program, write in English; if you apply for a Japanese based program, write in Japanese. Japanese Language Program (JLP) applicants may write either in Japanese or in English.
3. Study Abroad Agreement
  • Must be signed by your parent or a family member who is a guarantor.
4. Official Certificate of Enrollment issued by the home university
  • The certificate must include: name of the university you are currently enrolled in, year you are in at the university (freshman, sophomore, etc.) at the time of this application, name of the school you are enrolled in, specification that you are attending as a full time student, and your scheduled graduation date.
5. Official Transcript(s)
  • Graduate school(majors) applicants

Both undergraduate and graduate official transcripts are needed.
Undergraduate transcript must include the name of the degree conferred and the date of conferment. If it is not available, a copy of your undergraduate diploma is permitted.

  • Undergraduate school(majors) applicants

In case a transcript cannot be issued by the home university because the applicant had transferred from another institution and/or has not yet completed a full academic year, the applicant must submit a transcript from the former university.

6. Application for Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 1. Download the form and type directly (NOT to be handwritten) onto the application form. DO NOT attach your ID photo on the form. Waseda University will attach  your photo which will be mailed to the university through your program coordinator. (Sample)

2. Save the application form directly into a ZIP file. A scanned copy is not acceptable.  Do not scan it together with the other documents to be uploaded.

  • Those who have a Japanese citizenship including dual citizenship CANNOT apply for a COE. Enter Japan with your Japanese passport.
  • Waseda University does not apply for your COE for other purposes such as internships or studies at Japanese language schools.
7. Documents concerning defraying expenses for COE
  • You must prove you can cover expenses while in Japan with the following documents. Amount must be more than 960,000JPY/year or 480,000JPY/semester.
    You can combine A-C to meet the required amount:

A : If you are financing yourself
 <Official Bank Balance Certificate>
*If your bank does not issue a balance certificate, please ask your bank to issue a letter that states your most up-to-date balance with information on the name of the account holder, issuing date and signature of bank official and/or organization office stamp. A hard copy of a web page is accepted if all of the above information are on it.

B: If someone other than yourself is covering your expenses
 <Official Bank Balance Certificate of the person covering your expense
&
Written Oath for Defraying Expenses (Sample)>
*The person covering the expenses must be the same person you fill in, in the section 26 (3) on application form for COE.

C:If scholarship is covering your expenses
<Certificate of Scholarship>
*The Certificate (or letter) must clearly state the name of organization providing the fund to you, amount of scholarship available during your visiting period, issuing date and signature of the funding organization and/or stamp of the organization.

8. ID Photographs
9. Nomination Letter
  • Document MUST be signed by the program coordinator
All applicants except ABS / CAMPUS Asia program
10. Letter of Recommendation
  • If your university policy does not allow you to submit this document online, your program coordinator can email it to CIE.
All applicants who are applying to a Japanese-Based program OR
applicants whose native language is not English and are applying to English-Based program
11. Language Proficiency Score
  • Applicants for English Based Program: TOEFL,IELTS etc. (depends on school)
    Applicants for Japanese Based Program: JLPT
  • Only official certificate which is valid at the time of application is acceptable.
  • If you don’t have an English language certificate but are currently enrolled in a program where the primary language of instruction is English, certificate issued by your home university which confirms your enrollment will substitute for the language certificates.
IF your transcript does not provide a grading system chart
12. Grading System Chart
  • Ask your home university for an official document explaining the grading system and upload it.
IF you have any mental or physical disabilities (concerns) that need to be supported by Waseda
OR if you have a chronic disease and have regularly visited a hospital or taken medicine (including those who are no longer visiting hospitals or taking medicine)
13. Support Letter from home university
  • Name your disease or disability and clearly list the support(s) that you may need at Waseda
  • For support procedures, please refer here.
14. Student’s Condition Report
  • This is a form to submit to Waseda University. In addition to this, before coming to Japan, please have a formal letter of reference to take to the doctor in Japan in case of an emergency.
  • Please note that some medications cannot be taken with you due to the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law.
IF you have more to write on your online application Q37-42 (school information)
15. Educational background
  • This is required if you run out of space to enter your school information or if you have taken a leave of absence.  If you have taken a leave of absence due to military service or other reasons, please enter the information in a separate PDF file and upload it together with other documents.
  • List the information in a separate PDF file and upload it together with other documents.
How To Submit ?
Once you prepare all the required documents listed above, make a single ZIP file which contains the following 2 files;
1. COE application form (Save it directly into a ZIP file. Do not print out or scan it)
2. Other required documents scanned into a single PDF file
Upload the ZIP file on the Online Application Form (the ZIP file must be 6MB or less!)

Application Schedule

1.Screening at Home University Date/Deadline
TO DO Spring Entry Fall Entry
  • Check the Exchange Program Information

Some universities do not accept exchange students every year, even though they are partner universities. Please consult with the staff at your home university.

List of Partner Universities

Date set by home university Date set by home university
2.Preparation for Application
Date/Deadline
TO DO Spring Entry Fall Entry
  • Select the School and Department

Read  the “Requirements and Course Lists” and “Course Registration ” carefully to decide which school (major) and department you want to apply for.

Please note that each school (major) has different requirements and you need to meet all of them. Please also refer to the Campus Map to decide the school.

Applicants need permission from a prospective research supervisor in advance if the school (major) you wish to apply for requires you to do so.

  • Prepare for online application and required documents (including COE)

In cases the score of a language-proficiency test is a requirement, make sure you obtain an official score before you apply. Also, if you ask for support by Waseda University due to disabilities or concerns you have, please prepare prescriptions and a letter of reference issued by the doctor.

August to October November to January
3.Application
Date/Deadline
TO DO Spring Entry Fall Entry
  • Complete online application (including uploading documents)

Online Application URL will be announced to your program coordinator.
Please note that the application form will be only opened during the entry period in Japan Standard Time (JST).

  • Submit photocopies of “Confirmation page” with all the files attached to the program coordinator at your home university
November 1 to 20 February 1 to March 1
4.Screening at Waseda
Date/Deadline
TO DO Spring Entry Fall Entry
December to January March to May
5.Announcement of Successful Candidates
Date/Deadline
TO DO Spring Entry Fall Entry
  •  (For those who have reported disabilities/concerns during online application) Receive the letter regarding special needs request
Late January Early June
6.Submit Housing Questionnaire
Date/Deadline
TO DO Spring Entry Fall Entry
  • Send Housing Questionnaire(HQ) to Waseda

HQ will be emailed to both students and your home university’s program coordinator. For those who want to stay in accommodation provided by Waseda University, please fill in the HQ by the designated date.

Early February Mid June
7.Visa Application
Date/Deadline
TO DO Spring Entry Fall Entry
  • Apply for a VISA at your local Japanese Embassy or Consulate

After you receive COE and COA, which will be sent to the program coordinator of your home university, you MUST go to the nearest Japanese embassy or consulate to have a visa stamped in your passport. 

Late February Mid  July
8.Notification of Accommodation
Date/Deadline
TO DO Spring Entry Fall Entry
Late February Mid July
9.Arrival in Japan
Date/Deadline
TO DO Spring Entry Fall Entry
The date that students should arrive in Japan will be announced beforehand.
Please make sure not to miss all the orientations that will be held.
Mid March Early to Mid September

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 Course List and Syllabus are released at this point.
● For those who have 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 have reported disabilities/concerns at the time of application
Counseling at the 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
 Grades 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 your home university <Semester Program>
October
<One-Year Program>
May
<Semester Program>
May
<One-Year Program>
October

 

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