Residence Life CenterWaseda University


Apply for Housing

Here is the digital pamphlet to overview dormitories.

  • In case you cannot locate the “Online Request Form”, please reload to refresh the site. To reload, press the “Ctrl” key and the “F5” key simultaneously. Thank you.

Application Process

  1. Please check the following URL for the application process, schedule and necessary documents.
    For incoming Students in April: Click here
    For incoming Students in September: Click here
  2. Please send Online Request Form.
  3. After you submit the Online Request Form, you will get a Registration Number(Registration Number will be automatically sent via e-mail).
  4. Afterwards, please proceed the application process mentioned on 1.

*Web page of Online Request Form will be expired after a certain period of time. If you write essays, we recommend you to save your essay using MS Word or notepad temporarily.

The schedule of applying for April 2021 entry to student dormitories is as below:

[Period 1] 10:00 am October 1 (Thu) – 16:00 November 13, 2020 (Fri) <JST>
[Period 2] 10:00 am December 1, 2020 (Tue) – 16:00 January 15, 2021 (Fri) <JST>
[Period 3] 10:00 am February 1 (Mon) – 10:00 March 5, 2021 (Fri) <JST>
[Period 4] 10:00 am March 11 (Thu) – 10:00 March 15, 2021 (Mon) <JST>
*Note* Dormitories operated by the University accept a few applications for period 4, but only when there is a vacancy due to cancellation of entry.

The schedule of applying for September 2021 entry to student dormitories is as below:

10:00 am June 14, 2021 (Mon) – 16:00 July 16, 2021 (Fri) <JST>

[FYI]Japanese Standard Time

*For those who took a leave of absence due to compulsory military service immediately after entering the university,and plan to return the university, please contact here

For the applicants of student dormitories operated by Waseda University

We recommend preparing the followings before you apply.

  • Amount of Total Gross Income (yearly) by the earners of your household
  • Please describe what you accomplished as a member of a group or a team in school activity, social activity, field work, sports activity..etc.. and what was your role as the member in that group or team?(Limit: 250 words)
    *If you are applying to Undergraduate program, please answer the above question with your high school experience. If you are applying to graduate school, please answer above question with your undergraduate experience.
  • Please describe what kind of person you would like to be after you graduate from the university. (Limit: 250 words)

The following question is ONLY for the applicants of WISH

  • Please describe your willingness to participate in SI programs. Please refer to the brochure, “Waseda University Student Dormitories” or website.(Limit: 250 words)

Application documents

Please check here for the application documents of Waseda International Student House (WISH), Higashi-Fushimi Student Dormitory.

Cancellation fee

*Dormitories operated by Waseda university(WISH, Higashi-Fushimi Student Dormitory): Please refer to FAQs.
*Waseda University Affiliated Dormitories (WID, Dormy, Espoir Mejiro, Wakeijuku Dormitories, CREVIA WILL WASEDA and Campus terrace Waseda): Please contact each company.


If you are looking for an apartment, please check here.

Application Documents

Necessary Documents for the Application of Waseda University Student Dormitories (WISH, Higashi-Fushimi Student Dormitory)

Photo(necessary for all applicants who applied for dormitories operated by Waseda University required when applied)

Please submit your photo(Photo must be taken in the past half year with upper body, full face, and no hats).

  • Pick up one of the choices below.

Choice 1: Upload your photo data on the Online Request Form
Choice 2: Send your photo by the deadline after you submit the Online Request Form.

*the photo size should be 4cm×3cm, and write your name on the back.

  • Your photo must be arrived at Residence Life Center by:

【April Entry】
[Period 1] 13 November, 2020 (Fri)
[Period 2] 15 January, 2021 (Fri)
[Period 3] 5 March, 2021 (Tue)

【September Entry】
16 July, 2021 (Fri)

  • Mailing Address: Residence Life Center, Waseda University 1-24-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8644

Necessary Documents for the Application of Waseda University Affiliated Dormitories (WID, Dormy, Waseda Recommended Dormitories, Espoir Mejiro, Wakeijuku, CREVIA WILL WASEDA and Campus terrace Waseda)

For incoming Students in April: Click here
For incoming Students in September: Click here

Dormitory Entrance Documents

・ The latest income certificate of the parents or of the income earner (for Successful Applicants of the dormitories operated by Waseda University only)

For Successful Applicants of the dormitories operated by Waseda University (WISH (Waseda International Student House), Higashi-Fushimi), it will be required to return the entrance documents sent by the university. With the entrance documents, the successful applicants will be required to submit the tax withholding statement or  the latest income certificate of the parents or of the income earner issued by municipality or the companies that the earners belong (copy is acceptable). Please be informed that it takes several days to prepare the latest income certificate. In addition, if the amount of income typed on the Online Request Form differs from the income certificate significantly, we could withhold your entrance to the dormitory.

When there are unavoidable circumstances, we will accept the following documents substituting for the income certificate.

  • A) Certificate of the bank balance for your parents or income earner (copy is acceptable)+ Income Declaration (please use the designated form below) Please download the designated form for the Income Declaration from here (Word)(PDF)
  • B) Certificate of Scholarship Receipt (copy is acceptable) *Only when you plan to pay your Dorm Fees by scholarship.
  • If your household has no income, please submit Tax-Free Certificate instead of income certificate. Also, please submit either the above document A or B.
  • On the Online Request Form, please put the “Amount of Total Gross Income” not “The income (after tax deducted)”.
  • If your parents are both income earners (dual income), please put the combined amount of income, and submit each income certificate with the entrance documents.

If the documents are written in any other languages besides Japanese and English, please attach Japanese or English translation. (free format. Translation by your own is also acceptable.) Also if the currency is not Japanese yen, please convert to Japanese yen and write down the amount.

  • Your income certificates must be arrived by the following deadlines.
    You may enclose the income certificate with the entrance documents and return them together.

【April Entry】
[Period 1-2]  19 February, 2021 (Mon)
[Period 3]  Middle of March, 2021 *The exact date will be announced on the website.

【September Entry】
19 August, 2021 (Thu)

Residence Life Center is a department that plans management policies for student dormitories, and provides services for students regarding dormitories.

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