Waseda University


早稻田大学

早稻田大学2

Since its foundation, Waseda University has been sensitive to changes in society while maintaining its core principles. We have fearlessly taken on a variety of challenges and tirelessly pursued innovation. Waseda has been built by our many predecessors and their bold endeavors embodying the founding spirit. However, as we face this era of massive change, I see it as the mission and duty of today’s Waseda to go further building on this tradition.
Website of University: http://www.waseda.jp/top/en
Website for inbound exchange students: http://www.waseda.jp/cie/select/step01.html
Online Academic Calendar: https://www.waseda.jp/top/en/about/work/organizations/academic-affairs-division/academic-calendar

ABOUT COURSE

Full Time Load: according to Immigration Law, 10 hours per week is required for s student visa

1 Credit =? Class hours

For most language courses, 1 credit=22.5h; For most academica courses, 2 credit=22.5 h

1 Course=? Credits

Most Japanese language courses: 1 credit/1 course/1 semester; Most academic courses: 2 credit/1 course/1 semester (for a course throughout academic year, 4 credit/1course/1 year)
Course Finder Website: https://www.wsl.waseda.jp/syllabus/JAA101.php?pLng=en
Restricted Programs and other academic requirements:  Requirements vary by school. Please refer to the latest application document for the details.

APPLICATION

1. SEMESTER PLACEMENT

2015-2016 Fall Semester:  1 Year Placement
2016-2017 Academic Year:  1 Year Placement

2. APPLICATION DEADLINE

Spring Semester: From November 1 to November 20
Fall Semester:From February 1 to March 1

3. ELIGIBILITY

Varies by schools. Please refer to the link for the updated info:  http://www.waseda.jp/cie/exchange/undergraduate/01_materials.html

4. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

Varies by schools. Please refer to the link for the updated info:http://www.waseda.jp/cie/exchange/undergraduate/01_materials.html

5. PROCEDURE

Please refer to the website : http://www.waseda.jp/cie/exchange/undergraduate/01_roadmap.html

DAILY LIFE

1. INSURANCE

International students staying in Japan are required to enroll in the National Health Insurance Scheme (Kokumin Kenko Hoken). For more information, please refer to  http://www.waseda.jp/cie/handbook/2014_pdf/p134-147.pdf

2. ACCOMMODATION

On campus: http://www.waseda.jp/cie/dorm/index.html
Off campus: In case that students choose to live in an apartment, they will have to find one on their own through private house agent.

3. VISA REQUIREMENTS

For undergraduate:  http://www.waseda.jp/cie/exchange/undergraduate/03_download.html
For Graduate: http://www.waseda.jp/cie/exchange/graduate/03_download.html

4. SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

JASSO: We don’t require you to submit application form and we select the candidate internally. Final selection for JASSO will be made by JASSO organization. Acceptance information will be only informed to successful candidates.
http://www.waseda.jp/cie/exchange/graduate/02_scholarship.html

5. ESTIMATED LIVING EXPENSES

Costs vary individually. View details: http://www.jasso.go.jp/study_j/documents/sgtj2014chap03_e.pdf

CONTACT INFORMATION

Yating HOU
cie-asia@list.waseda.jp