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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Full Year, Full Year Back-Up, Split Year Spring, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Budget
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Language Prerequisite: Yes
Language(s): English, Japanese Type of Program: Area Studies, Language Program
Non-GU Students May Apply: No Housing Options: Homestay, Local Roommates, Student Residence
Level of Support: Low (Limited onsite support) Application Deadlines: February, September
OGE Advisor: Annette Kuroda Russell Engagement Opportunities: Student Organizations
Program Description:

Clock tower in the fall
Waseda University

Tokyo, Japan



  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.

About the Program

Waseda University, founded in 1882, is one of Japan’s foremost private research institutions. With an enrollment of over 54,000 students, the university offers a wide variety of courses in English in diverse faculties. Students study at the School for International Liberal Studies (SILS), the undergraduate school focused primarily on area studies, and take language courses at the Center for Japanese Language.


Waseda University is located in the bustling Shinjuku district of central Tokyo, Japan’s capital city and the major commercial and administrative center of Japan. With over 13 million residents in a much larger metropolitan area of 38 million, Tokyo is a lively cosmopolitan city blending East and West, the ultramodern with the traditional, and offering the excitement of living in a major international city in Asia.

Academic Calendar

  • Full year: mid-September to late July
  • Spring: early April to late July

Fields of Study

Languages of instruction are English and Japanese.

Fields of study include: Asian Studies, Business, Economics, Government/Political Science, International Studies, Japanese, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Public Policy, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Urban Studies

This list is not exhaustive. Please make an appointment to speak with the OGE Regional Advisor to further discuss available coursework at this university.


You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.

A full courseload for this program is: 16-17 credits per semester

The minimum passing grade for this program is: C

You are required to live in program housing.

You will live in a dormitory close to Waseda's campus and eat meals in campus eateries or in local restaurants.

Program Budget

Waseda University Program Budget 2018-2019


We advise students to research and pursue a wide range of funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website.

We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.

With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.

To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website.

Dates & Deadlines:
Dates & Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/14/2018 09/27/2018 TBA TBA