Exchange: Waseda University

Since its establishment back in the late 19th Century, Waseda University strives to nurture brilliant leaders capable of taking a leading role in a global society. Waseda is a university with a dynamic movement towards the evolution of a global institution, offering precious experiences and memories unattainable anywhere else. Students have taken courses here in East Asian Studies, International Relations, and Commerce.

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Requirements are different for each School/Program.  Please review the Exchange Program Overview.  (U of T students must submit exchange application to Centre for International Experience, and only nominated students should submit the application documents to Waseda University.)

On your exchange application’s “Study Plan” section, clearly indicate which School/Department you would like to pursue and list the courses you are interested in taking.  Students may also have access to University-wide Open Course (including courses from Waseda University’s Centre for International Education).

Credit Equivalency: 31 Credits = 5.0 UofT FCE

Available Courses in English: Check here.

Restricted Programs: Check here.

Housing: On-campus housing is not guaranteed, but the host institution will assist in securing housing. Please find more information here.

Note: This destination is only open to Full Year or Winter exchange.  This destination’s term date does not align with U of T’s. If you have any questions, please email


Country(ies): Japan
City: Tokyo
Institution: University


Accepting Applications: No
Timeline: Fall (Sep-Feb), Winter (Apr-Aug), Year-long (Sep-Aug)
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Yes

Deadlines: Fall/Full Year Deadline: December 4, 2023
Winter Deadline: April 3, 2024


Language of Study: English, Japanese
Level of Study: Undergrad, Graduate
Subjects Available at Host: All
Program Type: Study
Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
Program Fees: No fee
Funding: IE Award, JASSO and Funding From Host Institution (For students planning to enter Japanse Language Program(JLP))


Schools/Faculties: All
Requirements: Minimum CGPA is different depending on School/Centre at Waseda: 3.0 (most of the Schools including SILS); 2.5 (Commerce)
Language Requirement: JLPT N1 is required for Japanese based programs