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Waseda University

Undergraduate Programs Information

Programs

Programs Class Commence
Global Studies in Japanese Cultures Program (JCulP) September 21, 2018
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, 2018
School of International Liberal Studies April and September
The School of Political Science and Economics: EDESSA (English-based Degree Studies September Admission Program) September
Transnational and Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Innovation September and April

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

The Global Studies in Japanese Cultures Program (JCulP) is an 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 cultures. 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 Japanese 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
- History
- Japanese Language and Literature/Letters
- Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- Visual and Performing Arts
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor of Arts in Literature
Major Transcultural Studies
Classes Commence September 21, 2018
Entrance Fee 200,000 yen
Tuition Fees 1,213,000 yen (For September, 2018 enrollee)
Other Expenses 4,000 yen
Location 1-24-1 Toyama Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8644, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Program Started September, 2017
No. of Students Overseas Students Category (September Entry): 13
※Separately from this there are also Japanese students (April Entry): 29
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 Other
Admission Capacity 15 students
Application Period This is for September 2018 enrollment.
[First Application Period]
October 13 (Friday) 2017 - October 26 (Thursday) 2017
[Second Application Period]
January 26 (Friday) 2018 - February 13 (Tuesday) 2018
Examination Date JCulP does not require an interview.
Admissions decisions are announced after document screening.
Results Announced [First Application Period]
December 21 (Thursday), 2017
[Second Application Period]
April 19 (Thursday), 2018
Enrollment Procedure Period [First Application Period]
December 22 (Friday), 2017 - January 18 (Thursday), 2018
[Second Application Period]
April 20 (Friday), 2018 - May 28 (Monday), 2018
Eligibility You have completed or are scheduled to complete a 12-year education curriculum outside Japan by September 20, 2018. 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 for Waseda University’s Online Application System Account.
(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 Depends on 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]
Address: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 January 23, 2018


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

In 2010 the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Waseda University became one of the first institutions in Japan to introduce an “English-based Undergraduate Program”, offering students the opportunity to acquire an undergraduate degree based solely on learning in English. This idea has been highly acclaimed in both Japan and overseas.
From April 2018, the undergraduate “English-based Undergraduate Program” will be reorganized into seven Majors, with education and research education programs strengthened through the addition of new disciplines and by boosting the faculty. Based around this world-class program, we aim to create new value through the mutual stimulation of a diverse student body and by building the best possible environment for an education in science and engineering.

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]
Mathematical Sciences
Computer Science and Communications Engineering

[School of Creative Science and Engineering]
Mechanical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering

[School of Advanced Science and Engineering]
Physics
Chemistry
Bioscience
Classes Commence September 21, 2018
Entrance Fee 200,000 yen
Tuition Fees 1,446,000 yen (Autumn semester: 723,000 yen + Spring semester: 723,000 yen)
Other Expenses 75,000 yen - 123,000 yen
Location 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Program Started September, 2010
No. of Students 256
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members About 350
Additional Information Curriculum
Waseda University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering places a focused effort on foundation education in such areas as mathematics, physics, chemistry and life sciences. Receiving fine-tuned guidance in each subject during the lower grades allows students to acquire the fundamental academic abilities required to deal with any specialized field.
Such content is provided as a common curriculum that can be taken by all students regardless of their undergraduate department or major.

Career Path
Most graduates advance to a postgraduate school at Waseda or a university overseas. The remaining graduates find employment with Japanese or overseas enterprises and are active in a wide range of fields.
Application Type Open to everyone
Admission Capacity 80
Application Period First application period: October 13 (Friday), 2017- October 26 (Thursday), 2017
Second application period: January 26 (Friday), 2018 - February 13 (Tuesday), 2018
Examination Date Document screening and an interview.

<Interview Schedule>
First application period: January 13 (Saturday), 14 (Sunday), 20 (Saturday), 21 (Sunday), 2018
One of the dates above
Second application period: May 12 (Saturday), 13 (Sunday), 19 (Saturday), or 20 (Sunday), 2018
One of the dates above
Results Announced First application period: January 29 (Monday), 2018
Second application period: May 28 (Monday), 2018
Enrollment Procedure Period First application period: January 29 (Monday), 2018 - February 16 (Friday), 2018
Second application period: May 28 (Monday), 2017 - June 22 (Friday), 2018
Eligibility 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.
https://www.waseda.jp/fsci/en/admissions_us/
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 January 23, 2018


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, 2018 enrollee)
Other Expenses 203,000 yen
Location 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Program Started September 2004
No. of Students 2,965 (As of April, 2017)
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 21, 2017 - September 11, 2017
*Schedule for the 2019 AO April Entry (Overseas) will be announced on the SILS website by the end of February, 2018

AO September Entry
Early Bird Admission: January 15 , 2018 - January 28, 2018
Regular Admission: January 29, 2018 - March 5, 2018
Examination Date Interview will be conducted on one of the dates below.

AO April Entry (Overseas)
October 21, 2017 - November 12, 2017
*Schedule for the 2019 AO April Entry (Overseas) will be announced on the SILS website by the end of February, 2018.

AO September Entry
May 26, June 2, June 9
Results Announced AO April Entry (Overseas)
November 23, 2017
*Schedule for the 2019 AO April Entry (Overseas) will be announced on the SILS website by the end of February, 2018.

AO September Entry
Unconditional Offer: April 24, 2018
Conditional Offer: June 22, 2018
Enrollment Procedure Period AO April Entry (Overseas)
Unconditional Offer: October 14, 2017 - December 8, 2017
Conditional Offer: November 24, 2017 - December 8, 2017
*Schedule for the 2019 AO April Entry (Overseas) will be announced on the SILS website by the end of February, 2018.

AO September Entry
Unconditional Offer: April 25, 2018 - May 11, 2018
Conditional Offer: June 23, 2018 - July 6, 2018
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.

<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.

*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: https://www.waseda.jp/fire/sils/en/

As of January 23, 2018


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 999,000 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 354 (As of May, 2017)
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 65
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 13 (Friday), 2017 - October 26 (Thursday), 2017 [JST]
Second Application Period: January 26 (Friday), 2018 – February 13 (Tuesday), 2018 [JST]
Examination Date In principle, document screening only.
An interview may additionally be arranged for purpose of clarification.

<Interview Schedule>
First application period: January 13 (Saturday), 14 (Sunday), 20 (Saturday), or 21 (Sunday), 2018
One of the dates above
Second application period: May 12 (Saturday), 13 (Sunday), 19 (Saturday), or 20 (Sunday), 2018
One of the dates above
Results Announced First application period: December 15 (Friday), 2017
⇒The results for applicants who take an interview examination:
January 29 (Monday), 2018

Second application period: April 13 (Friday), 2018
⇒The results for applicants who take an interview examination:
May 28 (Monday), 2018
Enrollment Procedure Period First application period: January 29 (Monday), 2018 - February 16 (Friday), 2018
Second application period: May 28 (Monday), 2018 - June 22 (Friday), 2018
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 January 23, 2018


The School of Social Sciences
Transnational and Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Innovation

The aim of the TAISI Program is to create "Social Innovators" and to train students to become leaders for social change. Students in the TAISI Program will not only gain general knowledge in the social sciences, but also practical and specialized knowledge through fieldwork and theoretical courses in the following four fields: Community & Social Development, Peace Building & International Cooperation, Economic & Environmental Sustainability, and Social Organizations & Working.

Program Information
Subject - Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
- Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
- 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
- Natural Resources and Conservation
- Public Administration and Social Service Professions
- Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, etc.)
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences
Major N/A
Classes Commence September and April
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 85
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 33
Additional Information Three main features of the TAISI Program:
1) Fieldwork-focused, "Practical" approach to social issues
2) Building general competence in Social Innovation and specializing in one of four fields
3) Investigating social issues from the Japanese point of view
Application Type Open to everyone
Admission Capacity 60
Application Period September 2018 Entry (Rolling Admissions)
1st round: October 2 (Monday) - November 24 (Friday), 2017
2nd round: November 25 (Saturday), 2017 - January 19 (Friday), 2018
3rd round: January 20 (Saturday) - March 2 (Friday), 2018
4th round: March 3 (Saturday) - April 10 (Tuesday), 2018

April 2019 Entry
October - November 2018
Examination Date Taking an entrance examination is not required but an interview may be requested.

September 2018 Entry - Interview dates
1st round: December 9, 10, 16 or 17, 2017
2nd round: February 10, 11, 17, or 18, 2018
3rd round: March 24, 25, 31 or April 1, 2018
4th round: May 5, 6, 12 or 13, 2018

April 2019 Entry - Interview dates
TBA
Results Announced September 2018 Entry
1st round: January 15 (Monday), 2018
2nd round: March 5 (Monday), 2018
3rd round: April 16 (Monday), 2018
4th round: May 21 (Monday), 2018

April 2019 Entry
January 2019
Enrollment Procedure Period September 2018 Entry
1st round: January 15 (Monday), 2018 – February 16 (Friday), 2018
2nd round: March 5 (Monday), 2018 – March 30 (Friday), 2018
3rd round: April 16 (Monday), 2018 – May 7 (Monday), 2018
4th round: May 21 (Monday), 2018 – June 15 (Friday), 2018

April 2019 Entry
TBA
Eligibility In principle, applicants 18 years or older who have acquired a high school degree (or its equivalent) by the time of enrollment are eligible to apply. However, eligibility is also dependent on academic background so please check our Application Guidelines:
https://www.waseda.jp/fsss/sss/en/applicants/admission/
Application Process 1) Pay the screening fee
2) Create an account on our Online Application System and complete it
3) Print out the online application and send it with other required documents by post
Screening Process 1) Document Screening
You will be screened in a holistic manner based on your application documents

2) Interview (if deemed necessary)
Interviews will be conducted in English via an internet telecommunication systems or in person in Tokyo (Waseda Campus)
Admission Fee The amount you must pay is dependent on where you are residing at the time of application and not on your nationality.

Outside Japan: 5,000 yen
Japan: 35,000 yen
Contact School of Social Sciences - TAISI Admission, Waseda University
Address: 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5286-3804
Fax: +81-3-3204-8962
Email: taisi-admission@list.waseda.jp
URL: https://www.waseda.jp/fsss/sss/en/applicants/admission/

As of January 23, 2018

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