Tokyo, Japan: Waseda University

Spotlight: This is the Waseda University – Gain useful insights, facts, and insider-information about our partner university in Tokyo

Studying in the largest metropolis of the world – our partner university, the Waseda University in Tokyo, makes it possible!

Tokyo is a fascinating megacity combining tradition and modernity as no other city does. Skyscrapers, several main roads one above the other, colorful billboards, hamburger vending machines and anime stores are located next to traditional temples, palaces and fairytale-like gardens.

The private Waseda University in Japan’s capital city is one of the most prestigious universities in the country. Many writers who are especially famous in Japan are graduates of the Waseda University, which has a particularly good reputation for its literature department. Approximately 55,000 students study at Waseda University. 7,500 of these are international students, which makes the university the most important international academic partner in Japan. The Waseda University developed from the Tokyo College established in 1882 by former samurai and later prime minister Okuma Shigenobu. In 1902, the institution gained the status of a university. The Waseda University comprises nine campuses, most of which are located in the Shinjuku district. The language of instruction is English.

Students enrolled in any bachelor's or master’s program in History, Media and Communication Studies, Philosophy, English and American Studies, German Studies, and Romance Studies are eligible to participate in the exchange program. 

The application deadline is 30 April!

More information about the Waseda University can be found here.