Come live and learn at Waseda University, joining students from all over Japan and around the world as you lay the foundation for your future!
In March 2014, the new student dormitory Waseda International Student House, or “WISH,“ opened within the Waseda University Nakano International Community Plaza, which serves as Waseda’s new base for cultivating global leaders.
Students with diverse perspectives gather at WISH from all corners of Japan and around the world. They are expected to become understanding of others and cultivate their communication ability so that they will be able to play an active role in the global society and nurture a wide range of human relationships while living and learning together in the dormitory. WISH provides “Social Intelligence (SI) Programs” which are designed to hone their skills necessary to become talents capable of meeting social needs. All residents are required to attend these programs.
Not only live-in House Masters but also Resident Assistants, or “RA”s, who are student volunteers (senior students) also residing in the dormitory, provide various residential assistance at WISH, home to about 900 Japanese and international students. They support safe and comfortable dormitory life.
Start your ideal campus life at WISH where you can improve yourself while interacting with residents whose characters and talents vary from yours.
Waseda University has embarked on a mid- to- long term plan: “Waseda Vision 150,” developed to mark the 150th year anniversary of the University’s establishment in 2032. It proposes three concepts: “students of the highest caliber and character to contribute to the world,” “alumni who contribute to the public good as global leaders,” and “research that will ultimately contribute to real world peace and happiness in human society.” To this end, the University positions the new type of international student dormitory, WISH, to be one of the most important pillars upon which to build up the concepts and put them into practice.
Freshmen only (including international students. Applications subject to document-based screening.)
April admissions: 2 years
September admissions: 1.5 years
*No early termination of the period of stay is allowed, with the exception of students leaving to study abroad.
*No extension of the period of stay is allowed.
Number of Capacity etc.
Total: 872 students (of which around 35 are RAs)
Men: 476, Women: 396 (Freshmen and Sophomores)
*All single bedrooms; 4 rooms per unit (some units comprise 2 or 3 rooms)
||Entrance Fee (*1)
||60,000 yen (45,000 yen for September Admissions)
|SI Programs Fee
||20,000 yen (tax not included)/ year
|Bed Mat Cover Fee
||2,800 yen (tax not included)
|Fire Insurance Fee
(Property Compansation) (*3)
|April Admissions: 5,240 yen / year
Sepember Admissions: 3,910 yen/half a year
||Dorm Fee(utility fees included)
|*The official monthly Dormitory fees are 63,000 yen (utility costs are included in Dormitory fees). However, 10,000 yen shall be provided by Waseda with a grant (donation) for the purpose of improving residents’ awareness of internationalization and reduction of economic burdens of residents, and thus, the actual monthly payment shall be 53,000 yen.
|The year following the year in which the Resident begins to reside in the Dormitory
||Fire Insurance Fee
Social Intelligence (SI) Programs Fee
20,000 yen (not including taxes)/year
|Upon evacuating the Dormitory
||Room Cleaning Charge
||17,000 yen (not including taxes)
No Meals are provided. A shared kitchen is located on each floor.
- Smoking and alcohol consumption are strictly prohibited.
- Entering the floors of the opposite sex is prohibited.
- Residents are not permitted to have visitors, including parents, siblings to stay overnight.
- Disturbing members of the neighboring community is prohibited
4-22-3 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-0001
9-minute walk from Nakano Station on JR Chuo Line, Sobu Line, and Tokyo Metro Tozai Line
11-story, reinforced concrete, partly steel frame, partly PRC, mid-story isolation system
Operated by Waseda University
date March 2014