Waseda University

Contact

Name

Jasmin Haverkamp

Abteilungsleiterin

Phone

work
+49 241 80 90698

Email

E-Mail
 

Profile

Waseda University is one of the most prestigious private universities in Japan. The university was founded in 1882 at Tokyo's school of applied sciences by the former samurai and later Japanese minister president Ōkuma Shigenobu.

It is considered the top Japanese university for internationalization and has a great reputation outside of Japan.

Particularities About Studies at Waseda University
The focus of the partnership with Waseda University is on the hydraulic engineering courses. Aside from the courses an obligatory component is the research stay at the Shibayama Lab with Professor Tomoya Shibayama.

The following courses are recommended during the winter semester:

The following courses are recommended during the summer semester:

  • Advanced Coastal Engineering
  • Seminar on Coastal Engineering and Management
  • Coastal Disaster Prevention
  • Seminar on Water Quality Engineering
  • Laboratory Work on Hydraulics and Water Quality
  • Language courses, business courses
 
General Information

Country

Japan

City

Tokyo

Founded in

1882

Number of Students

55,000

Websites

Waseda University

International Office of Waseda University

Fact Sheet

 
Exchange

Type of Agreement

Partnership with the Faculty of Civil Engineering

Who can apply?

Bachelor's students, if studies are expected to be completed at the time of stay

Master's students

Type of Stay

Studies

Length of Stay

1 to 2 semesters

Time of Stay

Winter and/or summer semester

Number of Exchange Placements

1 or 2

 
Study Details

Semester Dates

First semester – summer: end of March to beginning of April

Second semester – winter: beginning of September to end of February

Academic Calendar

Study Possibilities

Faculties and Institutes

  • It is possible that not all of the courses in all faculties are open to exchange students. More information is available from the partner university and in the experience reports.

Offers for Exchange Students

International Community Center

Course Offerings

Handbook for Graduate Students in the International Program in Science and Engineering – Master's Courses and Content

Course Directory – including courses taught in English

Language Courses

Information about Waseda University's Japanese language courses

 
Application
Language Requirements

English: B2

Application Deadline in the Faculty of Civil Engineering International Office

February 15. one to two semesters starting in the winter semester of the same year

To the Faculty 3 application portal

Application Period at Partner University

February 1 to March 1: for winter semester of the same year

November 1 to 20: for summer semester of the same year

Note: You can only apply to the partner university once you have successfully submitted your application at RWTH.

 
Financing
Tuition Fees Tuition fees waived.
Costs Travel costs, cost of living, and housing
Average Cost of Living Japan is one of the most expensive countries in the world. The cost of living for an international student ranges from 1,000 to 1,200 Euros per month.

 
Practical Information
Accommodations

The partner university offers housing in student dorms for exchange students.

Waseda University also provides additional information and assistance regarding housing.

Visa Visas are required for stays lasting three months or longer. Here is information from Waseda University about visas.
Information About Health Insurance Students are responsible for having health insurance and private liability insurance for abroad.
Experience Reports

See the exchange reports in Moveonline Exchanges

Further Information

Federal Foreign Office

DAAD

Stay in Japan

Study in Tokyo