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UVA Exchange: Waseda University
Tokyo, Japan (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Spring Semester,
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 01-OCT-2017
10-OCT-2017 06-APR-2018 02-AUG-2018
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by October 15. Exact orientation dates will be provided upon acceptance by the host university. Semester end dates may vary according to exam schedules.
Year 2018-2019 01-FEB-2018 10-FEB-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by February 15. Exact orientation dates will be provided upon acceptance by the host university. Semester end dates may vary according to exam schedules.

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Off-campus, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Ryan Hathaway
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Anthropology, Art, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce, Communication, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Film Studies, Foreign Affairs, History, Humanities, Japanese, Linguistics, Mathematics, Media Studies, Other Language & Literature, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology
Program Description:



Waseda University was founded by Shigenobu Okuma in 1882. Throughout its history the university has been supported by three principles of learning, centered on Independence of Learning, and other ideals such as enterprising spirit and an anti-elitist philosophy. Waseda continues to maintain these traditions while also continually engaging in the creation of new eras and culture through global standard education and research activities.

Waseda University is known around the world as one of the top universities in Japan. It has produced seven prime ministers so far, and its alumni are widely active in various fields, not only in Japan, but also on the world stage. Furthermore, under the principle that its founder advocated, "Harmonization of Eastern and Western Cultures," Waseda University has proactively opened its doors to international students since its founding. Currently, 4,280 international students have enrolled from about 90 countries, which is the largest number among Japanese universities. Without a doubt, Waseda is the most internationalized university in Japan.

Exchange students may choose to enroll in one of the following options at Waseda:

*only for 3rd year and 4th year students

There are dormitories specifically for exchange students at Waseda University. Waseda University International Students House, Waseda Hoshien, and Waseda University Nishi Waseda International Students House are all within walking distance from Waseda, Toyama and Nishi Waseda campuses. Information regarding each dormitory for exchange students can be found on the Center for International Education Housing page.


International Student Homepage
International student information

View information about academics, including academic requirements and restrictions, on Waseda's Academics page. Search courses using the Waseda Syllabus Search.

Academic Year: late September - late July
Spring Semester: early April - late July

Due to the academic calendar, fall-semester only study is not possible. Students may study for the year or for the spring semester.

UVA students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program.

Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses while on a UVA Exchange Program. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.

Expected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI Insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Bridging Scholarship
For more information about scholarships for semester and year-long programs, visit:

JASSO Scholarship
Students who are nominated for this exchange are eligible to apply for the Japan Student Services Organization scholarship. For more information, visit: