Information from Waseda University
Only students studying a programme taught in English at Umeå University can apply to Waseda University, or if you can provide an Official Language Proficiency Score certificate within the expiration date (for example TOEFL or IELTS).
Please note that you need to be aware of the language of instruction in the programmes offered.
For information about restrictions, closed programmes and programmes with limited access please refer to: Requirements and Course Lists.
Only the schools/departments listed in the webpage are open to exchange students.
Note that all course lists and syllabus are as of Academic year 2022 and subject to change in Academic year 2023. Some courses may not be available every semester.
Each School/Graduate School/Center has different application requirements. Please be aware that the choices of English courses available to undergraduate exchange students are quite limited, and undergraduate exchange students cannot take any courses related to lab work/experiments.
Exchange students must select their courses from those offered by the school they will be affiliated with at Waseda. In some cases, you may be permitted to take courses offered to all students or courses offered by other schools as well.
Undergraduate students cannot take courses intended for graduate students.
Graduate students cannot take courses intended for undergraduate students.
Full time studies (corresponding to 30 hp): 14 credits
Course types: The number of credits you can obtain by taking a course varies; it is, however, usually as follows:
A lecture-style course (90 minutes x 15 times): 2 credits
A Japanese language course (90 minutes x 15 times): 1 credit
Course levels: All courses have a code which consists of 8 letters and digits; 4 letters – 3 digits – 1 letter. The fifth character reflects the course level.
Level 1 — Freshman (beginner, initial, introductory)
Level 2 — Sophomore (intermediate, developmental, applicative)
Level 3 — Junior (advanced, practical, specialized)
Level 4 — Senior (final stage advanced-level undergraduate)
Autumn term: September–February
Spring term: April–August
- Most students choose to live in exchange students' dormitory (the number of rooms is limited),
- Students can find their room in an apartment or a shared-house by themselves.
- Some students choose to live with a host family.
Exchange students can apply for dormitory after they are accepted.
Housing Options for Exchange Students