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Last update:2021/07/30
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WASEDA University

About WASEDA

Waseda University is internationally recognised as one of the top private university in Japan based in central Tokyo. Organized with 13 undergraduate and 20 graduate schools, and over 47,000 students enrolled, it is the second largest university in Japan. To date, it has produced seven prime ministers, while its alumni are active in various fields in Japan and across the world. In line with its Founder’s ethos, “Harmonisation of Eastern and Western Cultures”, Waseda University has dedicated itself to welcoming international students since its inception. Waseda stands as the most global-friendly university in Japan, enrolling approximately 8,000 students from more than 120 countries and regions. 

Vision

Waseda University is constantly innovating and challenging to make a continuous contribution to global society. Waseda University’s vision for 2032, which marks the 150th anniversary of its founding (Waseda Vision 150), will strive for a university that can consistently produce global human resources with four principles, these being “Students of the Highest Caliber and Character Who Show Promise in Being Able to Contribute to the World,” “Research That will Ultimately Contribute to Real World Peace and Happiness in Human Society,”“ Graduates Who Will Contribute to the Public Good as Global Leaders” and“ A University That Earns the Trust of the World and Constantly Upholds the Spirit of Reform to Continuously Evolve.”

Basic information

Scholarship system
Yes ( for some international students)
(Special notes) Regular student with "Student" visa will be eligible
Tuition exemption/ reduction system
Yes ( for some international students)
(Special notes) Regular student with "Student" visa will be eligible
Accommodation support
Providing student dormitory Yes ( for all of international students)
Supports other than student dormitory Yes ( for all of international students)
Availability of prayer room
Yes (for some campuses only)
Availability of religious meals at cafeterias
Yes (for some campuses only)

Trends in acceptance of international students

As of May 1st, 2021

Less than 9 studentsPakistan /Nepal /Bangladesh /Sri Lanka /Mongolia/Cambodia /Bhutan /Lao People's Democratic Republic/Brunei Darussalam /Timor-Leste/Iran/Syria /Jordan /Kuwait /Saudi Arabia /United Arab Emirates/Bahrain /Oman /Egypt /Sudan /Tunisia/Algeria /Kenya /United Republic of Tanzania/Nigeria /Morocco /Senegal /Ethiopia/Botswana /Niger/Angola /Cabo Verde /Rwanda/Sierra Leone/Australia/New Zealand/Solomon Islands/Mexico/Guatemala /El Salvador /Cuba /Brazil /Paraguay/Argentina /Chile /Colombia /Venezuela/Finland /Sweden /Ireland/Belgium /Luxembourg /Netherlands/Spain /Portugal /Austria /Switzerland /Poland/Czech Republic/Hungary/Serbia /Romania/Bulgaria /Russian Federation/Latvia/Lithuania /Ukraine /Uzbekistan /Kazakhstan /Belarus /Georgia/Tajikistan /Montenegro
Less than 10~99 studentsIndia /Myanmar /Thailand /Malaysia/Singapore/Indonesia/Philippines/Viet Nam/Turkey /Canada/United States of America/United Kingdom/Germany/France/Italy
More than 100 studentsRepublic of Korea/China /Taiwan

From "Annual survey of international students on Japan by JASSO"

Trends in international students' career and academic degrees

Type of school In Japan Country (region) of origin Outside of Japan or country (region) of origin Total
Employment Further education Other SubTotal Employment Further education Other SubTotal Employment Further education Other SubTotal
Doctoral Degree 17 3 7 27 19 2 16 37 0 6 21 27 91
18.7% 3.3% 7.7% 29.7% 20.9% 2.2% 17.6% 40.7% 0% 6.6% 23.1% 29.7% 100%
Master's Degree 241 79 280 600 134 17 14 165 0 5 21 26 791
30.5% 10% 35.4% 75.9% 16.9% 2.1% 1.8% 20.8% 0% 0.6% 2.7% 3.3% 100%
Professional 32 1 18 51 9 0 3 12 2 0 5 7 70
45.7% 1.4% 25.7% 72.8% 12.9% 0% 4.3% 17.2% 2.9% 0% 7.1% 10% 100%
Faculty 67 122 98 287 34 11 5 50 0 43 12 55 392
17.1% 31.1% 25% 73.2% 8.7% 2.8% 1.3% 12.8% 0% 11% 3.1% 14.1% 100%
Total 357 205 403 965 196 30 38 264 2 54 59 115 1344
26.6% 15.3% 30% 71.9% 14.6% 2.2% 2.8% 19.6% 0.1% 4% 4.4% 8.5% 100%
 
Note
1.This survey investigated the academic and career paths of international students in Japan who graduated (completed degree courses) in the 2020-2021 academic year (from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021) (excludes the numbers of the unknown)
2.The term “international student” as used in this survey is defined as a student from a foreign country who is granted the status of residence as “College Student” (Student Visa) and who is receiving education at a Japanese university, graduate school, or junior college.
3.The "career and academic path" in this survey refers to the status of the international student at the time of graduation or completion of the degree course. However, if a change in path is found at a later date, the status after the change is applied to this survey.

Faculty/school group

< Bachelor's Degree>
School of Human Sciences | Human Behavior and Environment Sciences, Health Sciences and Social Welfare, Human Informatics and Cognitive Sciences
School of Law |  
School of Social Sciences | TAISI: Social Innovation program (English-based Degree Program)
School of Social Sciences | General program
School of Sport Sciences | 
School of Political Science and Economics | Political Science, Economics, Global Political Economy (English-based Degree Program)
School of Political Science and Economics | Political Science, Economics, Global Political Economy
School of Commerce |  
School of International Liberal Studies | International Liberal Studies (English-based Degree Program)
School of Education | 
School of Culture, Media and Society | Global Studies in Japanese Cultures Program (English-based Degree Program)
School of Creative Science and Engineering | Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering (English-based Degree Program)
School of Advanced Science and Engineering | Physics, Chemistry, Bioscience (English-based Degree Program)
School of Fundamental Science and Engineering | Mathematical Sciences, Computer Science and Communication Engineering (English-based Degree Program)
< Doctoral Degree>
School of Human Sciences | Doctoral Program
Graduate School of International Culture and Communication | Doctoral Program (English-based Degree Program)
Graduate School of Information, Production, and Systems | Doctral Program
Graduate School of Information, Production, and Systems | Doctral Program
Graduate School of Environment and Energy Engineering | Doctral Program
Graduate School of Sport Sciences | Doctoral Program (English-based Degree Program)
Graduate School of Sport Sciences | Doctoral Program
Graduate School of Social Sciences  | Doctoral Program
Graduate School of Social Sciences  | Doctoral Program (English-based Degree Program)
Graduate School of Political Science | Doctoral Program
Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences | Doctoral Program Global Japanese Literary and Cultural Studies
Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering | Doctoral Program (English-based Degree Program)
Graduate School of Japanese Applied Linguistics | Major in Japanese Applied Linguistics
Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies | Doctoral Program
Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering | Doctoral Program (English-based Degree Program)
Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering | Doctoral Program (English-based Degree Program)
Graduate School of Economics | Doctoral Program (English-based Degree Program)
Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies | Doctoral Program (English-based Degree Program)
Graduate School of Sport Sciences | Doctoral Program (English-based Degree Program)
Graduate School of Sport Sciences | Doctoral Program
Graduate School of Commerce | Doctoral Program (English-based Degree Program)
Graduate School of Education | Doctoral Program
< Master's Degree>
Graduate School of Information, Production, and Systems | Master's Program
Graduate School of Information, Production, and Systems | Master's Program
Graduate School of Environment and Energy Engineering | Master's Program
Graduate School of Sport Sciences | Master's Program
Graduate School of Social Sciences  | Master's Program
Graduate School of Political Science | Master's Program
Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences | Master's Program Global Japanese Literary and Cultural Studies
Graduate School of Social Sciences  | Master's Program (English-based Degree Program)
School of Human Sciences | Master's Program (English-based Degree Program)
School of Human Sciences | 1-year Master’s Program
School of Human Sciences | 2-year Master’s Program
Graduate School of Japanese Applied Linguistics | Master's Program, Major in Japanese Applied Linguistics
Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies | Master's Program (English-based Degree Program)
Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies | Master's Program
Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering | Master's Program (English-based Degree Program)
Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering | Master's Program (English-based Degree Program)
Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering | Master's Program (English-based Degree Program)
Graduate School of Economics | Master's Program (English-based Degree Program)
Graduate School of Sport Sciences | Master's Program (English-based Degree Program)
Graduate School of Law | Master's Program (English-based Degree Program)
Graduate School of International Culture and Communication | Master's Program (English-based Degree Program)
Graduate School of Education | Master’s Program
< Master's Degree (Professional)>
Waseda Business School | International MBA Program (English-based Degree Program)
Waseda Business School | MSc in Finance Program (English-based Degree Program)
Waseda Business School | Waseda-Nangyang Double MBA Program (English-based Degree Program)