Waseda University (Tokyo)


Waseda University is a universitywide partner in Tokyo, Japan.

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General information for exchange students

Course information

Academic calendar

Semester I: 1st week of April - last week of July
Semester II: 4th week of September - 1st week of February

Orientation generally commences early April for Semester I and late September for Semester II.

Exams take place late July for Semester I and late January for Semester II.

Academic Calendar

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WASEDAnce Animated Campus Tour (YouTube)

Waseda University Catch Your Dream! -Study in JAPAN (YouTube)


GPA (Average Grade)

Each faculty/school has their own GPA requirement. You can check the GPA requirement for each school here:

Application – Center for International Education,Waseda University

You need to fulfil this requirement at the time of application at UU.

Language Requirement

After selection by Utrecht University, you will have to fulfill the language requirements: Most faculties require a certificate from a test accepted by Waseda

e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge or CERF

Areas of study open to exchange students

More information

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

English or Japanese 

Housing assistance

Residence during the exchange program:

Waseda University provides special dormitories for students on the exchange program: the Waseda University International Student House, Waseda Hoshien, and Nishi-Waseda International Student House, which are within walking distance of Waseda, Toyama and Nishi-Waseda campus, respectively. Some students choose to stay in private apartments or with home stay families. 

Regarding the special dormitories for exchange students, the Center for International Education assigns rooms based on students’ applications. Please note that assignment is on a first come, first served basis and the number of rooms is limited.

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Estimated living costs per month

Living costs differ depending on the individual life style, but the average monthly cost is 80,000 yen for housing, and 80,000 yen for living expenses (food, transportation and daily necessities). This is around 1,100 EUR. (Estimate from 2022). 


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

6 places per year: 

  • 3 places for semester 1
  • 3 places for semester 2

Selection was necessary in the past few years.

You are advised not to place this exchange destination as a second or third choice.


If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia & Latin America

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen
E-mail: region1@uu.nl

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden
E-mail: region2@uu.nl

Australia, New Zealand, South Afrika & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen
E-mail: region3@uu.nl

* only Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Europe & Middle East

Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten
E-mail: region4@uu.nl

General exchange questions

Names: Tamar Oderwald and Patrick Chan
Email: exchange@uu.nl

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to erasmus@uu.nl

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Tuesday and Thursday, 14:00-15:30

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.

Christmas break

Please note that the University-wide International Office will be closed from December 23rd, 2023 to January 7th, 2024. Mailboxes will only be monitored for urgent matters in the first week of January.