Center for International EducationWaseda University

TOEFL

Outline

There is nothing that says that you must be fluent in English to be able to study at a university in an English speaking country. Universities in English speaking countries require non-native English speaking students to secure a certain TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test score as one of their admission requirements. The TOEFL® test was designed by the non-profit education organization ETS (Educational Testing Service). Students who wish to study abroad for a long period of time or participate in the study abroad programs (e.g., exchange programs) coordinated by their universities are required to take the TOEFL® test. It is strongly recommended that those students who plan to apply to institutions where the TOEFL® test score is one of the entry requirements take the test as soon as possible.

In principle, Waseda University requires you to have obtained an adequate score more than one year prior to the beginning of the program. You must make an application to the CIE in October 2017 for programs starting in September 2018. Therefore, you will not be eligible unless you have obtained the necessary score at the time of application in October 2017. It is recommended to take the test as soon as possible since the test dates between August and September tend to become fully booked.

The Internet version of the TOEFL® (TOEFL® iBT) has been implemented in Japan since July 2006, and is currently the only version of the TOEFL® test that is being administered to students.

It takes more than 4 weeks for the official score reports to be ready, so be sure to plan your examination time well. The TOEFL® ITP test administered at Waseda University is easier to take than the official test. The CIE recommends that you take the ITP test before taking the official test. Please take note again that the TOEFL®ITP test scores generally cannot be used for selection either in Waseda University or in any of the host universities. However, there are some exceptions. Please check the latest program list.

  • For further information about the TOEFL® test
    Enquiries : TOEFL Department, Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
    URL : http://www.cieej.or.jp/toefl
    Prometric Inc.RRC Rersevation Center
    Phone : 03-6204-9830 Hours open 9:00-18:00 (Closed Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)
    URL : http://www.prometric-jp.com
  • How to apply
1.Website http://www.ets.org/toefl
2. Phone Prometric Inc. RRC Reservation Center
03-6204-9830 9:00-18:00 (Closed Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)
3. Mail Please fill out all necessary detail on the Registration Form that can be found on the Bulletin and send it 4 weeks before the examination with the examination fee.
〒101-0062 Tokyoto Ochanomizu Sola city Academia 5F
4-6 Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku. Tokyo
Prometric Inc. TOEFL iBT Section
  • Fee
    Regular registration US$235 (accepted no later than 7 days ahead of examination date)
    Late registration US$275 (As of July 2017)

TOEFL®iBT Priority Reservation at Waseda University

There is an official test center for the TOEFL® iBT in Waseda University. TOEFL® iBT tests are administered on Waseda Campus, Bldg. 29, Rm. 304 (64 seats available), and Waseda University students are able to reserve seats at this venue before application is opened to the general public. To make reservations, students must check the guideline of application.

  • For details
    MyWaseda → “Student Affairs” → “International Exchanges” →read all contexts of the “Application instruction” carefully before making your reservation.
  • 2020
Test Date Priority Reservation
Application Deadline
Application Deadline Announcement of the results
January 11, 2020 December 20, 2019 3 days before those examination dates You can check your online results approximately 7 days after those examination dates. The issuance of Paper certificate needs about 4 weeks after those examination dates.
January 12, 2020
January 18, 2020
February 1, 2020 January 20, 2020
February 8, 2020
February 15, 2020
February 29, 2020
March 7, 2020 February 20, 2020
March 14, 2020
March 15, 2020
March 28, 2020
April 11, 2020 March 19, 2020
April 18, 2020
April 26, 2020
May 10, 2020 April 20, 2020
May 16, 2020
May 24, 2020
May 30, 2020
Jun 13, 2020 May 20, 2020
Jun 14, 2020
Jun 20, 2020
July 4, 2020 Jun 19, 2020
July 5, 2020
July 11, 2020
July 18, 2020
July 25, 2020
August 2, 2020 July 17, 2020
August 8, 2020
August 22, 2020
August 23, 2020
August 29, 2020
August 30, 2020
September 6, 2020 August 20, 2020
September 12, 2020
September 26, 2020
September 27, 2020
October 10, 2020 September 18, 2020
October 17, 2020
October 24, 2020
October 31, 2020
November 7, 2020 October 20, 2020
November 14, 2020
November 15, 2020
November 21, 2020
November 29, 2020
December 5, 2020 November 20, 2020
December 6, 2020
December 12, 2020
December 19, 2020
December 20, 2020
  • The schedule is subject to change. Make sure that you check the latest information.
  • Please note that this reservation system is only available to Waseda University students.
  • Regular registration is 7 days ahead of examination date. Late registration fee(US$40 as of 2017/7/1) will be charged if you register after deadline of regular registration.

Test Room for Review Uses

Students may use Rm. 304, Bldg. 29 for reviewing, only if they are studying for the TOEFL iBT test.

  • Venue
    Waseda Campus, Blgd. 29, Rm 304
  • How to use
    Read through the detailed regulation
  • Openning Hours
    Weekdays on Term time: 9:00-17:00

Notice

  • For application, please bring your student card.
  • No printer available.
  • Reimbursment fees will be charged in case of property damage.
  • Rm 304 at Bldg. 29 is for TOEFL review use only. Study materials are not available.

For details, please visit IT service website.

TOEFL® ITP Test

Waseda University administers the TOEFL® ITP (Institutional Testing Program) test. The TOEFL® ITP test is a good way to determine your English proficiency if you are interested in studying in an English speaking country.You can study for the TOEFL® ITP test more efficiently after assessing your weaknesses through the TOEFL® ITP test. The CIE may accept this test score for some of its programs. Please see the latest program list to see which programs allow use of the TOEFL® ITP test score.

  • Administrator
    Center for International Education, Waseda University
  • Enquiries
    Co-op Book Center
    B1 Floor, Building 17, Waseda Campus Phone: 03-3202-3236
  • Test fee
    3,900 yen (including tax)
    (Please note that this fee is subject to change. Please be sure to check the latest figures.)

Taking past tests (TOEFL® -PBT) gives you an idea of what the official test would be like. When you take a test for the first time, it is natural that you would be unfamiliar with the test and the test conditions and get nervous, and it does not really matter whether or not the questions are difficult. Taking the TOEFL® ITP will help you gain a higher score in the official test.

  • Registration
    Waseda University Co-op (Waseda, Toyama, Nishi-Waseda, Tokorozawa)
    Even after the registration period, the Book Center accepts registration unless the test center is filled to capacity.
  • Test fee
    3,900 yen (including tax)
  • Please make sure time and classroom of these exams on the notice board at Waseda University Co-op.
  • An application is closed when a capacity is reached within the priod of application.
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