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.
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.”
|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|
|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 students||Pakistan ／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 students||India ／Myanmar ／Thailand ／Malaysia／Singapore／Indonesia／Philippines／Viet Nam／Turkey ／Canada／United States of America／United Kingdom／Germany／France／Italy|
|More than 100 students||Republic 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|
- 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.