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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Subjects Available: Accounting, Archaeology, Art History, Counseling Psychology, East Asian Studies, Economics, Education, Engineering, Film Studies, Informatics, Information Science/Technology, International Business, Japanese, Japanese Studies, Marketing, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Russian & East European Studies, Sociology, Theatre Minimum GPA: 3
Additional Program Requirements: 3.0 GPA, All students must be in good academic standing., For SUNY students only Credit Load: 12-16 per semester, Graduate credit available
Exchange Program: Yes! Faculty-Led: No
Internship Opportunity: No Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Language Requirement: No previous language study required Partner University: Waseda University
Program Advisor: Huckleby, Carmeisha
Program Description:

Waseda University

Waseda University
 
Program Information  | Requirements | Academics | Support Services | Housing | Cost Estimates | Resources
 

Program Information

Waseda Campus (1st and 2nd row of buildings) with Tokyo on the background
Founded in 1882, Waseda University is located in the center of Tokyo, the capital of Japan, and has become one of the most popular destinations for students who consider studying in Japan. The students from more than 100 countries currently studying at Waseda University create an intercultural atmosphere across the campus, leading each student to interact with people from diverse backgrounds on a daily basis. 

The various undergraduate schools of Waseda University seek to impart not only contemporary knowledge and theory, but also the ability to apply this learning in practical and meaningful ways. Students have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves into Japanese society and culture as they take the same courses as local Japanese students. This type of education prepares students to actively participate in and contribute to modern society.

By taking advantage of Waseda's vast network, Waseda graduates have the opportunity to work for first-rate companies and organizations in Japan and around the world. They are also well equipped to take active roles in research, or to move on to graduate level education.

Requirements 

This study abroad option is only open to UAlbany students. If you are a transfer student, you must have at least one semester of grades from UAlbany at the time of application.  Sophomores, juniors, and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible to participate. Applicants with lower GPAs will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Academics

JapWaseda University's Academic Calendar:
Spring Semester
Early April - Early August

Fall Semester
Late September - Early February 
 
While studying their majors, students may comprehensively study the Japanese language through various courses provided in different levels and themes at Waseda University's Center for Japanese Language.  Through these courses, students can study the Japanese language according to their own abilities and goals.  The Center for Japanese Language divides their courses (Intensive Japanese, Japanese Theme Subject, and Open Lecture) into eight different levels.

Available (English Option) Undergraduate Schools:
1. Center for Japanese Language (CJL)
2. Transnational and Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Innovation (TAISI) - Social Sciences
    *TAISI AY18 Course List
3. Political Science and Economics
4. School of International Liberal Studies (SILS)
5. Commerce

Waseda University Syllabus Search
  • Select English as the language of instruction, and make sure the Course Description is also in English.
  • Use the Available Schools listed above to narrow down your search options.

General Education Information for UAlbany students: Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement.  No additional approval is required for you to earn these General Education credits. You may file a request to have additional courses approved.

There is no credit conversion for this program. 1 Waseda University credit = 1 SUNY credit.

Support Services

UAlbany hosts a general orientation session on campus during the semester prior to participation on the program.

Housing

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There is student housing specifically for exchange students at Waseda University.  The University International Student House, Waseda Hoshien International House, and Nishi Waseda University International Student House are all within walking distance from Waseda and Toyama campuses.

Information regarding student housing for exchange students can be found here: https://www.waseda.jp/inst/rlc/en/student_dormitory/exchange/

Homestays and shared apartment rentals are also available for exchange students.
Homestay information

Costs

Please download the most recent estimate of costs here.


Click here for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid

Please consider applying for the Freeman-Asia Scholarship! Click here for more information.  

Resources

Japan’s capital, Tokyo, is home to more than 13 million people, making it one of the most populous cities in the world.  Its name is recognized globally as a center not only for politics and economics, but also culture and manufacturing. Tokyo is characterized as a city that mixes the old with the new.  You can come into contact with it all, from traditional culture and the performing arts to the latest trends and cutting-edge technology. The abundantly lush green parks and an extremely convenient public transportation network of trains and buses significantly aid in making Tokyo a very comfortable place to live. 

Waseda University is located in Shinjuku, the center of Tokyo.  Even within bustling Tokyo, Shinjuku marks a clear center for business, shopping, and entertainment, and is an active and exciting city hub through which people flow day and night.  In particular, the direct vicinity of Shinjuku Train Station is known as Japan's biggest entertainment district.  Shinjuku has been called the center of Tokyo since the Metropolitan Office moved there from Marunouchi in 1991.

Waseda University consists of nine campuses and one joint research facility, comprising one of Japan’s largest institutions of higher learning and advanced research. 

For more information on Waseda University and Japan we suggest visiting the following websites:
 
 

 

Tokyo is the world’s largest city and Japan’s capital. Experience the center of Japanese pop culture and surround yourself with an exciting city filled with brightly-lit signs and skyscrapers. Enjoy Tokyo’s famous cuisine with delicious suishi and noodles and fresh seafood. Visit the museums and street festivals of Tokyo as you experience Japanese culture.

Waseda University is a prestigious university, with alumni that have gone on to become CEO, chairman or president of companies like Honda, Nintendo, Mitsubishi and Sony. Waseda houses one of the oldest libraries in Japan. You can take advantage of Waseda University’s location with its campus in the heart of downtown Tokyo.
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Academics

Academic Program

Waseda University offers a wide range of courses for undergraduate students. Through Waseda University’s exchange program, you can comprehensively study the Japanese language through various courses provided in different levels and themes at Waseda University's Center for Japanese Language. The Japanese courses (Intensive Japanese, Japanese Theme Subject, and Open Lecture) are divided into eight different levels.

Course Descriptions and Syllabi

Waseda University's Academic Calendar:
Spring Semester
Early April - Early August
Fall Semester
Late September - Early February
There are several program options from which to choose at Waseda University:
1. Center for Japanese Language (CJL)
2. Transnational and Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Innovation (TAISI) - Social Sciences
    *TAISI AY18 Course List
3. Political Science and Economics
4. School of International Liberal Studies (SILS)
5. Commerce
Review Waseda University’s website for more information regarding course offerings.

 

General Education Information for UAlbany Students

Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these general elective credits.

Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students

Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.

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All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary. 

Faculty  
Accommodations

Housing

There are three off-campus dormitories specifically for exchange students at Waseda University. They are all within a 15-minute walk to campus. Single and double occupancy rooms are available. Most rooms include a desk, chair, closet, a bookshelf, lamp stand, refrigerator, air conditioning, and a sink. Some rooms have private bathrooms. The facilities include a kitchen, lounge, a shower room, and coin laundry.

Meals

There is no meal plan for this program. You may choose to purchase meals in the cafeteria, cook, or eat out at local restaurants.

Costs

Academic Year 2018/19

Estimate of Costs

For reference, review the Academic Year 2018/19 Estimate of Costs.

More Information

Click for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid.
Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid at your home campus to determine how your aid package could apply towards your program abroad.

Eligibility

Academic Requirements

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible to participate. If you have a lower GPA, your application will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
This study abroad option is only open to UAlbany students. If you are a transfer student, you must have at least one semester of grades from UAlbany at the time of application. 

 

Excursions

Experiential Learning

University-arranged excursions are not included in this program, but you will have access to unlimited tourist attractions and events off campus.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Waseda University’s Intercultural Communication Center (ICC) organizes various events and programs that will give you opportunities to enjoy extra-curricular activities beyond consideration of period of study. This includes several organized field trips and tours. It is highly encouraged for you to use these opportunities to participate in exchanges with international students and Japanese students.
Scholarships

Funding Opportunities

Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs.
External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs.
More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships web page.

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Contact

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Location

About the City

Waseda University is located in Shinjuku, the center of Tokyo.  Even within bustling Tokyo, Shinjuku marks a clear center for business, shopping, and entertainment, and is an active and exciting city hub through which people flow day and night.  In particular, the direct vicinity of Shinjuku Train Station is known as Japan's biggest entertainment district.  Shinjuku has been called the center of Tokyo since the Metropolitan Office moved there from Marunouchi in 1991.

Travel Documents

A valid U.S. passport is required to participate in this program.A valid U.S. passport is required to participate in this program. If you are a U.S. citizen, you are required to obtain a visa to enter Japan.
For all other nationalities, please check with your government and the Consulate General of Japan website to determine whether you are required to obtain a visa for this program.
More information regarding the visa application process is available upon acceptance to the program.

Duration

Application Availability

Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:
  • Spring/Winter/Spring Break programs: July
  • Fall/Year/Summer programs: December

Academic Year 2018/19 

Program Dates

Academic Year 2018-2019
Forthcoming
Fall 2018
Due to the host university’s academic calendar, a Fall semester program is not offered.
Spring 2019
Forthcoming
Overview

About the Program

Founded in 1882, Waseda University is located in the center of Tokyo, the capital of Japan, and has become one of the most popular destinations for students like you, who consider studying in Japan. The students from more than 100 countries currently studying at Waseda University create an intercultural atmosphere across the campus, leading each student to interact with people from diverse backgrounds on a daily basis.
The various undergraduate schools of Waseda University seek to impart not only contemporary knowledge and theory, but also the ability to apply this learning in practical and meaningful ways. You will have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself into Japanese society and culture as you take the same courses as local Japanese students. This type of education prepares you to actively participate in and contribute to modern society.
 

Program Orientations

Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants, discuss in-depth the details of your program, and prepare of the overall education abroad experience. The fall semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted the Saturday before the end of Spring UAlbany classes and in late November/early December for the spring term abroad.
Upon arrival at Waseda University, you will attend a mandatory program orientation. This is an important and informative set of sessions organized by International Office of your host university.

Support Services

UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process, in your preparation to travel abroad, and on-site if necessary.
Waseda University's International Office staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter in while abroad.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/01/2018
02/08/2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: The "decision date" for your program is the date by which you have access to the post-acceptance required materials, questionnaires, and learning content items for your program. It is NOT the date by which you must notify UAlbany of your decision as to whether or not you will participate in the program. Your nonrefundable deposit and commitment to the program is expected within two weeks of your acceptance by UAlbany.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.