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Undergraduate Programs Information

Programs

Programs Class Commence
Global Studies in Japanese Cultures Program (JCulP) September 21, 2017
School of Fundamental Science and Engineering / School of Creative Science and Engineering / School of Advanced Science and Engineering: International Program in Faculty of Science and Engineering September 21, 2017
School of International Liberal Studies April and September
The School of Political Science and Economics: EDESSA (English-based Degree Studies September Admission Program) September
The School of Social Sciences: Contemporary Japanese Studies Program September

School of Culture, Media and Society
Global Studies in Japanese Cultures Program (JCulP)

The Global Studies in Japanese Culture Program (JCulP) is a newly founded English-language degree program that takes students through a humanistic exploration of the literary, artistic, and philosophical movements that shape Japan today. Students will not only study Japan’s long and rich cultural tradition going back over one thousand years, but also explore and access its current vibrant creative subcultures such as manga, anime, and J-pop. Our diverse curriculum will expand your horizons and allow you to reconsider your own culture in a global context, giving you a different perspective and a deeper understanding of the world.

While the program does not require Japanese proficiency upon admission, you will have a chance to study the language in Waseda’s renowned Center for Japanese Language. Students can also take a wide range of interdisciplinary courses offered in English and Japanese in the School of Culture, Media and Society, giving you the opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with a diverse group of students in academic settings.

Program Information
Subject - Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
- Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- Japanese Language and Literature/Letters
- Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, etc.)
- Visual and Performing Arts
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor of Arts in Literature
Major Transcultural Studies
Classes Commence September 21, 2017
Entrance Fee 200,000 yen
Tuition Fees 1,213,000 yen (For September, 2017 enrollee)
Other Expenses -
Location 1-24-1 Toyama Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8644, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Program Started September, 2017
No. of Students 0
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 15
Additional Information [ Interdisciplinary Learning ]
JCulP offers a unique opportunity to study Japanese literature and culture in all its diversity, while learning the Japanese language in an immersion setting. With an interdisciplinary approach and a flexible curriculum, students will be able to tailor their education to their own intellectual curiosities, while studying alongside Japanese students and living in the vibrant city of Tokyo. JCulP aims to educate global citizens and prepare graduates who will promote understanding across cultures.

[ Career ]
Japan continues to be a major economic power in the world and a gateway to other Asian cultures. Studying and interacting with students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, while building expertise in Japanese language and culture, will open the door to a variety of globally-oriented professional careers, such as mass media, international agencies, business, diplomacy, and other public and non-profit sectors. The program cultivates global citizens that will thrive on the international stage with a unique expertise in Japanese language and culture.
Application Type Open to everyone
Admission Capacity 15 students
Application Period [First Application Period]
October 11 (Tuesday), 2016 – October 28 (Friday), 2016
[Second Application Period]
February 2 (Thursday), 2017 – February 22 (Wednesday), 2017
Examination Date JCulP does not require an interview.
Admissions decisions are announced after document screening.
Results Announced [First Application Period]
December 22 (Thursday), 2016
[Second Application Period]
April 20 (Thursday), 2017
Enrollment Procedure Period [First Application Period]
December 23 (Friday), 2016 - January 19 (Thursday), 2017
[Second Application Period]
April 21 (Friday), 2017 - May 29 (Monday), 2017
Eligibility You have completed or are scheduled to complete a 12-year education curriculum outside Japan by September 20, 2017. Or, you have completed or are scheduled to complete that level of education curriculum or equivalent as designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
https://www.waseda.jp/flas/cms/en/applicants-2/admission/#anc_4
Application Process (1) Register via Waseda University’s online system (My WASEDA)
(2) Payment of the screening fee
(3) Submission of the application documents
Screening Process https://www.waseda.jp/flas/cms/en/applicants-2/admission/#anc_4
Admission Fee Place of residence at the time of application
[Outside Japan] 5,000 yen
[Japan] 35,000 yen
Contact Administrative Office for Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences [FLAS]
Addressee:1-24-1, Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8644, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5286-3807
Fax: +81-3-5286-3536
Email: toyama-adm@list.waseda.jp
URL: https://www.waseda.jp/flas/cms/en/applicants-2/admission/jculp/

As of December 5, 2016


School of Fundamental Science and Engineering / School of Creative Science and Engineering / School of Advanced Science and Engineering: International Program in Faculty of Science and Engineering

Placing globalization as an issue of highest quality, Waseda University seeks to train students to become citizens who can immerse themselves into intercultural societies around the world to solve various problems that exist in those local areas, and contribute not only to those areas and Japan but also to the human society as a whole.
To succeed in this endeavor, beginning in September 2010, the Waseda University School of Fundamental Science and Engineering, School Creative Science and Engineering, and School of Advanced Science and Engineering will each establish international programs that allow students to earn degrees through programs conducted entirely in the English language, recruiting outstanding students from all over the world.

Program Information
Subject - Biological and Biomedical Sciences
- Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
- Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
- Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
- Engineering
- Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Mechanic and Repair
- Natural Resources and Conservation
- Physical Sciences
- Precision Production
- Science Technologies/Technicians
- Technologies/Technicians
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Engineering
Major School of Fundamental Science and Engineering
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Electronic and Physical Systems, Computer Science and Engineering, Communications and Computer Engineering, Intermedia Art and Science

School of Creative Science and Engineering
Modern Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering,

School of Advanced Science and Engineering
Physics, Applied Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Applied Chemistry, Life Science and Medical Bioscience, Electrical Engineering and Bioscience
Classes Commence September 21, 2017
Entrance Fee 200,000 yen
Tuition Fees 1,145,500 yen Autumn semester: 571,000 yen + Spring semester: 574,500 yen)
Other Expenses 403,000 yen - 443,000 yen
Location 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Program Started September, 2010
No. of Students 179
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members About 350
Additional Information Scholarship
Those who have excellent academic performance in entrance examination are awarded scholarship. And various scholarship programs are applicable after entrance to the university.

Curriculum
In versatile fields of study conducted by each school, students obtain knowledge and technology of science and engineering.
After learning the basics at lower grade, 3rd and 4th grade students belong to laboratory to enhance their research activities with supervisor’s guidance.
The schools have developed and enhanced educational systems based on this approach. Through experiential classes focused on experimentation and hands-on practice, students develop an understanding of the material covered in classroom lectures and become familiar with the technological foundations needed in the future.

Alumni
One of the founders of SONY, The founder of CASIO
Application Type Open to everyone
Admission Capacity 75
Application Period First application period: October 11 (Tuesday), 2016 - October 28 (Friday), 2016
Second application period: February 2 (Thursday), 2017 - February 22 (Wednesday), 2017
Examination Date Document screening and an interview.

<Interview Schedule>
First application period: January 7 (Saturday), 8 (Sunday), 14 (Saturday), 15 (Sunday), 2017
One of the dates above
Second application period: May 13 (Saturday), 14 (Sunday), 20 (Saturday), or 21 (Sunday), 2017
One of the dates above
Results Announced First application period: January 23 (Monday), 2017
Second application period: May 29 (Monday), 2017
Enrollment Procedure Period First application period: January 23 (Monday), 2017 - February 17 (Friday), 2017
Second application period: May 29 (Monday), 2017 - June 23 (Friday), 2017
Eligibility <Fundamental>
Completed or expected to complete 12-year education curriculum by the first day of classes of the enrollment year.

<Creative, Advance>
Completed or expected to complete 12-year education curriculum outside Japan by the first day of classes of the enrollment year.

*For details, please be sure to check the latest Application Guidelines.
http://www.sci.waseda.ac.jp/eng/admissions_us/admissions/apply/
Application Process 1) Pay the screening fee
2) Create an account with online application system and register your profile
3) Print out an application form and send with other required documents by post
Screening Process 1) Evaluation of application documents
2) Interview
Admission Fee Regardless of nationality, the amount of screening fee is different depends on where applicants reside at the time of application
Outside Japan: 5,000 yen
In Japan: 35,000 yen
Contact International Admissions Office, Admissions Center
Addressee:1-6-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050 Japan
Phone: +81-3-3204-9073
Fax: +81-3-3204-9464
Email: admission@list.waseda.jp
URL: http://www.waseda.jp/admission/en

As of December 5, 2016


School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University
School of International Liberal Studies

Founded in 2004 as a departure from the specialized study to which other faculties aspire, the School of International Liberal Studies (SILS) offers a unique curriculum combining the best of Waseda University - its cultivated tradition and extensive network of educational assets - with the personalized, cultured scholarship of a liberal arts education, especially its signature emphasis on developing a multi-dimensional outlook and ability to think logically. Beyond the mind-expanding coursework, daily campus life provides a highly internationalized environment - with English as the lingua franca - for young students to exchange and synthesize the multitude of ideas that percolate from their diverse blend of cultures, backgrounds and languages.

Program Information
Subject
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor of Arts in International Liberal Studies
Major
Classes Commence April and September
Entrance Fee 200,000 yen
Tuition Fees 1,390,000 yen (For September, 2017 enrollee)
Other Expenses 253,000 yen
Location 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Program Started September 2004
No. of Students 3,054 (As of April, 2016)
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members
Additional Information [Liberal Arts Curriculum]
There are many sides to a story. Our liberal arts curriculum will equip you with global literacy, and the ability to see issues from different angles and analyze them. To do that, we’ve prepared seven study clusters ranging from humanities to sciences.

[English-based Education and Environment]
English is the common language used in our School and almost all classes are conducted in English. For admissions, Japanese proficiency is not required.

[50 Countries in One School]
SILS is a global village, where about 30% of our students are non-Japanese nationals from more than 50 countries, including exchange students from such world renowned universities as Columbia University, Oxford University, Cambridge University, and so on.

[Various Study Abroad Programs]
We offer various types of study abroad program based on partnerships with over 300 prestigious universities around the globe, such as Columbia, UC Berkeley, Cambridge, Oxford etc. Credits earned at partner universities are counted towards your SILS degree allowing you to graduate in four years.

[IB Diploma Counted as Credits for Graduation]
If you have obtained an IB diploma, some credits can be counted for graduation.

[3.5-year Early Graduation System]
If you earn excellent grades in the credits which are required for graduation, then you will be allowed as an exceptional case to graduate in 3.5 years. This in turn will expand the range of future paths open to you.

[Career Support]
We provide comprehensive career support. SILS graduates have found jobs in top Japanese and overseas companies and entered the world’s best graduate schools.
Application Type Open to everyone
Admission Capacity AO April Entry (Overseas): 100
AO September Entry: 125
Application Period AO April Entry (Overseas)
August 22 (Monday), 2016 - September 12 (Monday), 2016
*Schedule for the 2018 AO April Entry (Overseas) will be announced on the SILS website by the end of February, 2017.

AO September Entry
First application period: January 6 (Friday), 2017 - January 30 (Monday), 2017
Second application period: January 31 (Tuesday), 2017 - March 23 (Thursday), 2017
Examination Date Interview & Written Test Period (Only for those with a Conditional Offer)

AO April Entry (Overseas)
October 29 (Saturday), 2016 - November 13 (Sunday), 2016
*Schedule for the 2018 AO April Entry (Overseas) will be announced on the SILS website by the end of February, 2017.

AO September Entry
First application period: March 25 (Saturday), 2017 - April 9 (Sunday), 2017
Second application period: May 27 (Saturday), 2017 - June 11 (Sunday), 2017
Results Announced AO April Entry (Overseas)
November 24 (Thursday), 2016
*Schedule for the 2018 AO April Entry (Overseas) will be announced on the SILS website by the end of February, 2017.

AO September Entry
First batch: April 14 (Friday), 2017
Second batch: June 16 (Friday), 2017
Enrollment Procedure Period AO April Entry (Overseas)
Unconditional Offer: Oct. 15 (Saturday), 2016 - Dec. 9 (Friday), 2016
Conditional Offer: Nov. 25 (Friday), 2016 - Dec. 9 (Friday), 2016
*Schedule for the 2018 AO April Entry (Overseas) will be announced on the SILS website by the end of February, 2017.

AO September Entry
First batch
Unconditional Offer: March 4 (Saturday), 2017 – April 27 (Thursday), 2017
Conditional Offer: April 15 (Saturday), 2017 – April 27 (Thursday), 2017
Second batch
Unconditional Offer: May 13 (Saturday), 2017 – June 29 (Thursday), 2017
Conditional Offer: June 17 (Saturday), 2017 – June 29 (Thursday), 2017
Eligibility <AO April Entry (Overseas)>
Those who have completed OR are expected to complete 12-year education curriculum outside Japan by March 31 of the enrollment year, are eligible to apply.
http://www.waseda.jp/sils/en/e_student/exam/ao_01.html

<AO September Entry>
Those who have completed OR are expected to complete 12-year education curriculum by September 20 of the enrollment year, are eligible to apply.
http://www.waseda.jp/sils/en/e_student/exam/ao_02.html

*For details, please be sure to check the Application Guide.
Application Process 1) Pay the screening fee
2) Create an account with online application system and register your profile
3) Print out an application form and send with other required documents by post
Screening Process 1) Evaluation of application documents
2) Interview for applicants with conditional offer
Admission Fee Regardless of nationality, the amount of screening fee is different depends on where applicants reside at the time of application
Outside Japan: 5,000 yen
In Japan: 35,000 yen
Contact School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University
Address: 1-6-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050 Japan
Phone: +81-3-5286-1716
Fax: +81-3-3202-8638
Email: sils-ent@list.waseda.jp
URL: http://www.waseda.jp/sils/en/index.html

As of December 5, 2016


The School of Political Science and Economics: EDESSA (English-based Degree Studies September Admission Program)

This program provides fundamental knowledge of Japanese politics, economics, and society, while also developing a student's ability to analyze the various issues the world faces today. The goal is to foster individuals who can contribute to a well-ordered global society.

Program Information
Subject - Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
- Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
- Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- History
- Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
- Japanese Language and Literature/Letters
- Legal Professions and Studies
- Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
- Natural Resources and Conservation
- Philosophy and Religious Studies
- Public Administration and Social Service Professions
- Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, etc.)
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Bachelor of Arts in Global Political Economy
Major Political Science
Economics
Global Political Economy
Classes Commence September
Entrance Fee 200,000 yen
Tuition Fees 1,099,000 yen
Other Expenses 7,000 yen
Location 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Program Started September 2010
No. of Students 362
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 61
Additional Information SPSE has produced impressive numbers of graduates who go on to play a leading role in fields as varied as politics, government administration, finance, commerce, and journalism:
- Prime Ministers of Japan
- CEOs and Directors of top companies (Uniqlo, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, etc.)
Application Type Open to everyone
Admission Capacity 100
Application Period First Application Period: October 11 (Tuesday), 2016 - October 28 (Friday), 2016 (JST)
Second Application Period: February 2 (Thursday), 2017 – February 22 (Wednesday), 2017 (JST)
Examination Date In principle, document screening only.
An interview may additionally be arranged for purpose of clarification

<Interview Schedule>
First application period: January 7 (Saturday), 8 (Sunday), 14 (Saturday), or 15 (Sunday), 2017
One of the dates above
Second application period: May 13 (Saturday), 14 (Sunday), 20 (Saturday), or 21 (Sunday),
2017
One of the dates above
Results Announced First application period: December 16 (Friday), 2016
⇒The results for applicants who take an interview examination:
January 23 (Monday), 2017

Second application period: April 14 (Friday), 2017
⇒The results for applicants who take an interview examination:
May 29 (Monday), 2017
Enrollment Procedure Period First application period: January 23 (Monday), 2017 - February 17 (Friday), 2017
Second application period: May 29 (Monday), 2017 - June 23 (Friday), 2017
Eligibility Completed or expected to complete 12-year education curriculum by the first day of classes of the enrollment year.

*For details, please be sure to check the latest Application Guidelines.
http://www.waseda.jp/fpse/pse/en/applicants/download/
Application Process 1) Pay the screening fee
2) Create an account with online application system and register your profile
3) Print out an application form and send with other required documents by post
Screening Process 1) Evaluation of application documents
2) Interview for applicants with conditional offer
Admission Fee Regardless of nationality, the amount of screening fee is different depends on where applicants reside at the time of application
Outside Japan: 5,000 yen
In Japan: 35,000 yen
Contact International Admissions Office, Admissions Center
Address: 1-6-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050 Japan
Phone: +81-3-3204-9073
Fax: +81-3-3204-9464
Email: admission@list.waseda.jp
URL: http://www.waseda.jp/admission/

As of December 5, 2016


The School of Social Sciences: Contemporary Japanese Studies Program

The Contemporary Japanese Studies Program is designed to provide students with a rich understanding of Japanese society through the comprehensive study of the current state of thought in Japan and applied studies from various disciples in the humanities and social sciences. The program aims to prepare students for a future of international activities in Japan and beyond through a broad education and the opportunity to gain communication skills tailored to the global era.

Program Information
Subject - Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
- Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
- Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
- Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- History
- Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
- Japanese Language and Literature/Letters
- Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
- Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, etc.)
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences
Major
Classes Commence September
Entrance Fee 200,000 yen
Tuition Fees 972,988 yen
Other Expenses 5,000 yen
Location 1-6-1 Nishi-waseda Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Program Started September, 2011
No. of Students 74
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 28
Additional Information The Contemporary Japanese Studies Program is designed to offer students a comprehensive understanding of the wisdom that Japan has built up over many years, along with applied studies from various disciplines in the humanities and the natural and social sciences. Through these studies the students seek an understanding of how the “Japan model” ought to be placed in global society, and develop a thorough understanding of Japanese society. The program aims to prepare students for an international career by equipping them with a well-rounded education and communication skills tailored to the global era.

Specialized research on subjects such as Japanese Society and culture will develop the students’ ability to take an active role in Japanese and global companies after their graduation. We have graduates working in Accounting and Technology companies in China and Singapore and graduates who have decided to pursue further education at Universities inside Asia, the United States, and European countries. It is also possible to pursue a career as a professional or a researcher with a high level of knowledge and skills at the Graduate School of Social Sciences.
Application Type Open to everyone
Admission Capacity 20
Application Period First application period: October 11 (Tuesday) - October 28 (Friday), 2016
Second application period: February 2 (Thursday) - February 22 (Wednesday), 2017
Examination Date Document screening and an interview.

<Interview Schedule>
First application period:
January 7 (Saturday), 8 (Sunday), 14 (Saturday), and 15 (Sunday), 2017
One of the dates above

Second application period:
May 13 (Saturday) , 14 (Sunday), 20 (Saturday.), and 21 (Sunday), 2017
One of the dates above
Results Announced First application period: February 8 (Wednesday), 2017
Second application period: May 29 (Monday), 2017
Enrollment Procedure Period First application period: February 8 (Wednesday) - March 10 (Friday), 2017
Second application period: May 29 (Monday) - June 23 (Friday), 2017
Eligibility Completed or expected to complete 12-year education curriculum outside Japan by September 20 of the enrollment year.

*For details, please be sure to check the latest Application Guidelines.
http://www.waseda.jp/fsss/sss/en/applicants/admission/
Application Process 1) Pay the screening fee
2) Create an account with online application system and register your profile
3) Print out an application form and send with other required documents by post
Screening Process 1) Evaluation of application documents
2) Interview
Admission Fee Regardless of nationality, the amount of screening fee is different depends on where applicants reside at the time of application
Outside Japan: 5,000 yen
In Japan: 35,000 yen
Contact International Admissions Office, Admissions Center
Addressee:1-6-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050 Japan
Phone: +81-3-3204-9073
Fax: +81-3-3204-9464
Email: admission@list.waseda.jp
URL: http://www.waseda.jp/admission/en

As of December 5, 2016

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