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From Waseda

1-Year / 1-Semester Programs

Names of Programs and their features

 

 Double Degree Programs (DD)
These are programs where you will go abroad to study at a university which provides a curriculum for a double degree while you are still enrolled at Waseda. If you satisfy certain requirements, you will be able to earn designated degrees from both Waseda and your host university when you graduate. In order to complete the double degree course at your host university, you will need to demonstrate high-level reading/listening comprehension skills and conversation skills in the foreign language. Therefore, especially rigorous examinations will be conducted regarding your language skills if you wish to participate. There are some programs where only students of certain Schools or Graduate Schools are eligible to apply. Furthermore, the study abroad period may vary depending on the program.

 

 Exchange Programs-Regular Academic Programs (EX-R)
These are programs where you will go abroad to study based on exchange agreements between the universities or the departments. The term is one academic year in principle, but there are also programs whose term is one semester. Relatively high-level language skills are required from the beginning, and usually, you will take ordinary courses with local students. Usually, the number of students recruited is one to three per university. You will usually be prioritized over other international students in taking courses and arranging accommodation. In principle, tuition is paid to Waseda, and you will be exempted from paying tuition to the host university.

 

  Exchange Programs- Language Focused ProgramsEX-L
These are programs where you will go abroad to study based on exchange agreements between the universities or the departments. The term is one academic year in principle, but there are also programs whose term is one semester. It is a program mainly for learning foreign languages, recommended for students who want to enhance their language abilities. However, the number of universities that offer this program is relatively small, so be sure to check which universities offer it. Usually, the number of students recruited is one to three per university. You will usually be prioritized over other international students in taking courses and arranging accommodation. In principle, tuition is paid to Waseda, and you will be exempted from paying tuition to the host university.

 

  Customized Study Programs- Regular Academic ProgramsCS-R
These are programs where you will participate in the curriculum prepared for students from Waseda by the host university. You may take ordinary courses within the ordinary curriculum of the host university with the local students from the beginning. The term is one academic year in principle, but there are also programs whose term is one semester (CS-R [1 semester] program). In principle, you will be exempted from paying tuition to Waseda, and you will be paying a designated program fee to the host university.

 

  Customized Study Programs- Language Focused programsCS-L
These are programs where you will participate in the curriculum prepared for students from Waseda by the host university. The feature of this this CS-L program is that, while you mainly focus on studying a foreign language, you will at the same time follow the curriculum prepared based on a certain theme if your level of the foreign language is adequate to do so. The term is one academic year in principle, but there are also programs whose term is one semester (CS-L [1 semester] program). In principle, you will be exempted from paying tuition to Waseda, and you will be paying a designated program fee to the host university.

Other programs

Departmental Exchange Programs
Aside from the programs offered by the CIE, some undergraduate and graduate schools conduct exchange programs of their own under agreements with overseas partner universities. Please contact your undergraduate or graduate school office for details.

Study abroad at your own expense
In case you do not find any partner universities that meet your needs or you wish to study at a graduate school abroad after graduating from Waseda University, you will need to look for a university and organize your study on your own. Please note that the credits earned abroad may not be accepted by Waseda University. It is therefore essential that you confirm all details with respect to credit accreditation with your school office.

Specific preparation

After grasping the schedule for the program, let’s look at specific preparation.
Please refer to the last year guideline for more detailed information.

  • Academic record
    Some programs require GPA. Please check your GPA on your academic transcript given after announcement of results (please note that it is different from academic certificate), or on MyWaseda.
    GPA scores are calculated by the formula was established independently by the CIE for internal screening.
  • Funds to study abroad
    Costs vary depending on the programs, but in most cases, your spending while studying abroad will be higher compared to what you would spend studying at Waseda University. You should expect your study abroad program to cost you in the range of 2.5 – 6 million yen per year including tuition and living expense. A thorough funding plan is indispensable to realize your study abroad.
    Various grant type scholarships are available at the CIE. Please refer to them when you make a funding plan.
  • Adequate language skills for study abroad
    Required language level differs to the programs, but in principle, you should submit a language proficiency certificate for internal screening if you are applying for an EX program. Please refer to the contents of the program list for the each program’s language requirement.

Study Abroad Programs Fall Recruitment (Deadline: Oct 2018)

WEB Registration

You will need to complete the WEB Registration first to apply for this Fall Recruitment.

Please be sure to read the Recruitment Guide before applying. Then, please access to the following URL, log in  to MyWASEDA, and complete the form. The form must be completed by the applicant in person.

WEB Registration: Under Construction

WEB Registration Period: Noon, Mon Oct 15, 2018~17:00 on Fri Oct 26, 2018

Recruitment Information (Please read carefully)

  • Schedule
  • Recruitment Guide *Will be uploaded in September.
  • Programs with Restrictions *Will be uploaded in September.

Application Documents

  • Study Abroad Agreement
  • Study Abroad Agreement (GLFP Addendum)
  • GLFP Statement of Purpose and Essay
  • Chinese DD Program Statement of Purpose
  • Assessment Form for Post Graduate Students
  • Assessment Form for students applying for Programs with Restrictions

 

Study Abroad Programs Spring Recruitment (Deadline: May 2018)

WEB Registration

You will need to complete the WEB Registration first to apply for this Spring Recruitment.

Please be sure to read the Recruitment Guide before applying. Then, please access to the following URL, log in  to MyWASEDA, and complete the form. The form must be completed by the applicant in person.

WEB Registration: https://my.waseda.jp/application/detail/application-detail?communityContentLinkId=178455622

WEB Registration Period: Noon, Mon April 23, 2018~17:00 on Thu May 10, 2018

Recruitment Information (Please read carefully)

Application Documents

Program List

http://www.waseda.jp/inst/cie/from-waseda/abroad/programlist/list
*There is a possibility that the information on the New Program List will be updated during the application period. Please refer to the “Current State” column for updated period.

Program List

Program List for Study Abroad Fall Recruitment(Deadline: Oct 2017)

https://www.waseda.jp/inst/cie/from-waseda/abroad/programlist/list

Notice for Program List

https://www.waseda.jp/inst/cie/en/from-waseda/abroad/notice

≪Reference≫ OLD Progam List (Programs Recruited on and before Study Abroad 2016 Spring Recruitment)

http://www.cie-waseda.jp/programlist/search.php

 

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