On the basis of Waseda University’s founding principles and respected traditions, the directly affiliated schools provide higher general education on top of the fundamental education at junior high school level and aim to improve students’ general discipline and ability to make a proper judgement to become qualified personnel. In addition, the directly affiliated schools develop students’ abilities necessary to further study in the academic fields.
Being independent in their school life, Students inherit Waseda University’s respected traditions and acquire wide range of fundamental knowledge and academic excellence necessary to succeed in the global society.
Waseda University has been looking for the suitable screening methods in order to accept students from different backgrounds and various skills which creates the environment that students improve together through friendly rivalry. As a new attempt, considering regions, history, and traditions, Waseda University reinforces its alliance with secondary schools where it is possible to have an alliance where Waseda’s education resonates and the quality of education improves. Having five affiliated schools results in securing excellent students.
There are directly affiliated schools where all students are admitted to study at Waseda University on recommendation and affiliated schools where prepare students to become versatile and competent by great support from Waseda University. Both directly affiliated schools and affiliated schools aim to educate students to act globally and contribute to the welfare of all human beings on the basis of Waseda University’s founding principles.
Two directly affiliated schools and five affiliated schools’ unique education systems develop and bloom students’ talent. Exposure to better education environment from an early age stimulates students’ intellectual curiosity and motivate students to achieve academic success. Students are expected to lead the world with “Waseda Spirit” on their heart.
Waseda University provides a wide variety of opportunities for students to collaborate together with Waseda students and Waseda professors. This opens the door to motivate students to study harder in order to be successful in the workplace after graduating from Waseda University. Waseda University also works closely together with affiliated schools.
There are two types of school information sessions. One is to invite high school students to Waseda Campus, and the other is to dispatch professors from each undergraduate school to affiliated schools. Some school information sessions welcome parents along with students. School information sessions give students a chance to learn deeply about each undergraduate school and to think more about their future plans.
Professors at Waseda University come to affiliated school to offer model classroom lectures. Professors select the theme of their lecture based on each school’s students’ needs. Taking a university lecture gives students a step ahead by creating a chance to think about what they should learn.
Special auditing courses are available for students who are 2nd grade or over at all 7 affiliated schools. Students can audit an undergraduate class and the credit earned can be counted towards their total credit hours at Waseda University if the student achieves a predetermined grade. The purpose of providing auditing is to deepen the understanding of the area of interests and to foster academic excellence.
Waseda University offers various opportunities for students to interact with Waseda undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, international students who study at Waseda. Students can ask questions about Waseda students’ life on campus, their majors and research interests, etc. and listen to their valuable stories. This becomes a great chance for students to picture themselves on campus after getting into Waseda.
Waseda students participate in club activities and out-of-class curriculum at affiliated schools as a coach in order for further collaboration. Also, watching and cheering a Waseda-Keio baseball game at Tokyo Big 6 Baseball League is one of the annual school events for most of the affiliated schools.
Based on affiliated schools’ unique education system and philosophy, students are given advice to choose a university based on their preferences and aptitude. Students have achieved being admitted to not only Waseda University but also medical schools and prestigious national universities because of the college admission support offered by their affiliated school.
A company affiliated with Waseda University organizes English language courses and study abroad programs only for students at affiliated schools. After getting into Waseda, students are expected to have a fruitful time together with students from around the world. In order to prepare for this, participating in the study abroad program and studying summer/spring English language course is highly recommended.
English communication program and TOEFL iBT preparation program are offered twice a year during summer break and spring break at Waseda campus. Most of the instructors teach at School of International Liberal Studies at Waseda University thus high quality English programs are provided.
Study abroad program is organized once a year during either summer break of spring break to study at a school in Queensland, Australia. Students interact with local students, take an English classes, and go camping. As Waseda University supports this program, students who are anxious about studying abroad can be put at ease.