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
||Prometric Inc. RRC Reservation Center
03-6204-9830 9:00-18:00 (Closed Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)
||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
Appication until the end of Janaury 2021
Regular registration US$235 (accepted no later than 7 days ahead of examination date)
Late registration US$275Application after the begining of February 2021
Regular registration US$245 (accepted no later than 7 days ahead of examination date)
Late registration US$285
Students may use Room 304, Buidling #29 for studying TOEFL iBT test and other uses such as preparing for studying abroad.
*Please keep in mind that there are NOT any special software installed or devices in the computers in the room.
Waseda Campus, Blgd. 29, Rm 304
- How to use
Read through the detailed regulation
- Openning Hours
Weekdays on Term time: 9:00-17:00
|【from Apr. 1. 2021 (Thu.) for the time being】
Room 304 is open for taking online courses at Waseda University.
Opening hours for studying TOEFL iBT are the same as below.
From Monday to Saturday, 1st period to 7th period
(※Office will be closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays with no classes.)
Please refer to the URL below for contact information after 5PM.
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.
Co-op Book Center
B1 Floor, Building 17, Waseda Campus Phone: 03-3202-4010
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
4,330 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.