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Waseda University, Japan



City Information

Tokyo is the bustling, thriving, mega-metropolis capital city of Japan and one of the largest cities in the world. A tech, financial and cultural-hub, Tokyo has everything from traditional Japanese culture through to the futuristic robot cafes and manga cosplay of Japan's modern face. Waseda is located in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo, home to the busiest train station in the world and also the hub of Tokyo's administration.

University Information

Waseda University is a private university, consistently ranked as one of Japan's best and most prestigious academic instiutions. It's origins go back to 1882 when it was founded by a samurai scholar. Waseda University now consists of 36 departments and has a student body of over 42,000 undergraduate students.

Summary Table

Competitiveness Less competitive
Minimum Academic Average needed for Year Abroad 60%
Number of places open for semester abroad N/A
Number of places open for year abroad 2
Number of places open for summer abroad N/A
Semester Abroad only: Do UK Students Need a Visa? Yes
Total estimated cost per semester in local currency
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960,000 Yen per semester.
City type Very large city (1m+)
Campus Type(s) Urban
Where do exchange students normally live? University halls of residence
Are exchange students guaranteed a place in University halls of residence? No
Which UoL semester would a student normally spend at this partner? Full academic year
Term Dates

Semester 1: September to February

Semester 2: March to August

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