Waseda Summer Sessions (Direct Enroll)

Waseda Summer Sessions (Direct Enroll)
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd Date
SummerFebruary 25JuneJuly
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • English, Japanese
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Other
  • Program Type
  • Direct Enroll
Program Overview

Founded in 1882 at the heart of Tokyo, WASEDA University is recognized as one of the most international universities in Japan. The summer session is open to international students as well as Waseda students, while Center for Japanese Language at Waseda offers short-term Japanese programs for international students.


Summer Session

Participants will choose 2 from 14 courses such as literature and art, business, culture, economics, history, politics and sociology in the context of Japan and Asia pacific, and can earn 4 credits. The classes are taught in English by experienced faculty members from Waseda and visiting professors from the top global universities. Japanese classes can be taken as an optional course. We will also organize extracurricular activities such as field trips, site visits and cultural events to experience Tokyo and Japan.


Short-term Japanese Program

3 weeks or 6 weeks option. This program is aimed to mainly elementary level students, but intermediate classes are also available. Additionally, the skill-based subjects are designed to focusing on the reading, writing, listening, or speaking skills. Students can take both Comprehensive Japanese and Skill-based subject.



Located in the heart of Tokyo and founded in 1882, Waseda University is well-known as one of the top universities in Japan, and for keeping its long tradition alive while creating new ideas and cultural thought. On the 125th anniversary in 2007, the proclamation entitled "Waseda University's Second Century Declaration" was made. The University recommitted itself to creating a world-class institution through the realization of the "Global Campus" concept. With a student population of over 54,000 from Japan and 91 countries worldwide, Waseda University is writing a new chapter in its storied history.


Housing at the Waseda Summer School: 

Waseda reserves rooms for Summer Session students at several different places. All students are assigned a single room. Waseda Summer Session Office will assign rooms to students on a first-come, first-serve basis after payment is received. The residence provides sheets, blankets, and pillows when you are checked in, but students need to bring their own towels. There is a mini kitchen in each room and the utensils can be borrowed upon request. The housing cost is included in the total program fee. More information can be found HERE.


Housing at the Short Term Japanese Program

For students applying it is the student’s responsibility to find her/his own accommodation. Students can apply for housing through Waseda University Academic Solutions Corporation. 


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Program Costs

To find the costs of the program, follow these steps:

For students applying to the Waseda Summer Program:

  1. Click on the "Waseda Summer Session" website
  2. Click on "Tuition and Fees". Listed you will find the program costs including the costs of taking the optional Japanese class. Though the approximate costs in US dollars is given, it is best to use an online currency converter to get the most accurate cost in US dollars (suggested online currency converter: XE-Converter). Included in this cost is the housing fee.
  3. Last, add to the above expenses the Study Abroad Fee of $600, cost for meals (~$600), personal expenses (~$500), and the costs of airfare (~$1,800).



For students applying to the Short-term Japanese Program:

  1. Click on the Waseda's Center for Japanese Language website and click on "Prospective Students" and then "Short-term Japanese Program" from the drop-down menu.
  2. On the page that follows, click on "About the Short-term Japanese Program" that is found in the middle of the page.
  3. Scroll down to "Program Fees and Scholarship" and you will find the tuition costs for both the 3 week and 6 week courses along with the option of taking Skill-based course (The Skill-based course is designed for learners at the lower beginner level. The class will help students know themselves and their classmates through talking about a variety of topics in Japanese. A syllabus can be found HERE). The costs will be listed in Japanese Yen and will need to be converted to US Dollars (suggested online currency converter: XE-Converter).
  4. For housing costs, the costs for renting a shared house can be found HERE and the costs of a homestay can be found HERE. These costs will also need to be converted to US Dollars.
  5. Last, add to the above expenses the Study Abroad Fee of $600, cost for meals (~$600 for students housed in shared house and $200 for homestay students), personal expenses (~$500), and the costs of airfare (~$1,800).
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