Please note that the Fall semester at Waseda University runs September to February. The Fall option is open to students who will not return to UConn for the following spring semester because of the overlap.
Waseda University was founded in 1882 by Shigenobu Okuma with the aim of fostering contemporary Japanese Leaders. It has since developed into a comprehensive university with now more than 50,000 students, 13 undergraduate schools, 21 graduate schools, and other research and affiliated institutes. Almost 4,500 international students attend Waseda from around 90 different countries. There are over 7,000 faculty and staff. The pedagogy and spirit embraced through Waseda’s tradition and pride with a flexible and innovative mindset have ensured that Waseda stands firm at the forefront of Japanese education. Waseda University is at the forefront of many Japanese universities in its aim to promote the internationalization of education and research, and it is actively involved in international exchange. More details about Waseda can be found in their university e-brochure by clicking here.
Students wishing to take classes in English will enter either the SILS –School of International Liberal Studies or the School of Political Science & Economics. Any other schools will require Level 1(N1) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, or a minimum score of 220 on the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU). Course syllabi are searchable online here. A yearly schedule is available here. Visit the e-brochurse for the School for International Liberal Studies by clicking here.
In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.
This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution. For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.
|UConn Dept. and #||University Course Title||Foreign #||Foreign Course||Credits||Accreditation Expiration Date|
|CRLP 1193||Foreign Study||9204B12003||Taigu-Communication: on the Use of Polite and Non-Polite Forms 1-2||1||6/30/2022|
|DRAM 1110||Introduction to Film||ARTF231L||Film Studies||3||12/31/2021|
|DRAM 4193||Foreign Study||EX317-51||Contemporary Performing Arts||4||12/31/2020|
|ECON 2440||Economics of the Global Economy||210EB43300||International Economics and Economic Policy 51||3||12/31/2021|
|EEB 2214 + EEB 3893||Biology of the Vertebrates + Foreign Study||ARCX261L||Vertebrate Paleontology||3 + 1||12/31/2021|
|EEB 2245||Evolutionary Biology||BIOX311L||Evolutionary Biology||4||6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|EEB 3893||Foreign Study||ARCX361L||Paleoherpetology||4||6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|HIST 2993||Foreign Study||HI 401||Social History of Postwar America||4||12/31/2020|
|HIST 2993||Foreign Study||210HI30300||Historical Survey (Europe) 01||4||12/31/2021|
|HIST 3832 + HIST 3993||Modern Japan + Foreign Study||210HI40100||History of Modern Japan||3+1||6/30/2021|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||18G0000004||Japan and World War II: Historical Controversies||2||6/30/2021|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||History I||The Contemporary History of Heisei Japan||2||6/30/2022|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||History Ⅱ||History of a Megacity||2||6/30/2022|
|JAPN 1193||Foreign Study||9204B23009||Appropriate expressions for various situations 2-3 (Japanese course for International Student)||1||12/31/2021|
|JAPN 1193||Foreign Study||9204B23002||Let’s Enjoy Talking 2-3 (Japanese course for International Student)||1||12/31/2021|
|JAPN 1193||Foreign Study||9204B22006||Learning Japanese through Blogging 2||1||12/31/2021|
|JAPN 1193||Foreign Study||Course Key 9201022991 Course Code LANJ101L||Kanji (For Nonnative Kanji Learners) 2 (Japanese course for International Student)||1||6/30/2022|
|LING 1793||Foreign Study||210CO32200||Japanese Phonetics and Phonology 51||3||6/30/2021|
|LING 3310Q||Phonology||210CO45800||Phonetics and Phonology||3||6/30/2021|
|LING 3510||Semantics||210CO30900||Pragmatics and Semantics||3||6/30/2021|
|LING 3793||Foreign Study||1503007035||Advanced Phonetics||3||6/30/2021|
|LING 3793||Foreign Study||210CO31500||Word Structure and Vocabulary: English and Japanese in Contrast||3||6/30/2021|
|LING 3793||Foreign Study||210CO45700||Acoustics and Auditory Phonetics: Experimental Phonetics||3||6/30/2021|
|MATH 2210Q + MATH 1793||Applied Linear Algebra + Foreign Study||MATX11ZL||Linear Algebra A||3 + 2||6/30/2022|
|MATH 3160||Probability||MATX34ZL||Probability and Statistics||3||12/31/2021|
|MCB 3893||Foreign Study||e BIOX221L||Molecular Biology 51||2||12/31/2021|
|NRE 3693||Foreign Studies in Natural Resources||PLNX301L||Global Environmental System||2||12/31/2021|
|NRE 3693||Foreign Studies in Natural Resources||210LE4070||Environmental Pollution and Control||3||6/30/2022|
|PHIL 4293||Foreign Study||210PR40400||Contemporary Thought: Rediscovery of Philosophy||4||6/30/2021|
|POLS 3410 + POLS 3993||International Political Economy + Foreign Study||210IR31200||International Political Economy||3 + 1||6/30/2022|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||POLX362L||Ancient Political Thought||3||12/31/2020|
|SOCI 3993||Foreign Study||Sociology I||Contemporary Japanese Society||2||6/30/2022|
Japan is famous for being an economic superpower and a technological giant, but at the same time it is also a is steeped in tradition and culture that have developed over its long history. Studying abroad at Waseda provides studentsn with a golden opportunity to experience the traditional culture of Japan. Waseda is located in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo, considered the most exciting part of the city with abundant shops, restaurants, and theaters. Students have the option of living in University Housing, shared off campus housing, or doing a homestay. Living costs vary. JASSO has a document that provices information on living costs, scholarships, accommodations, employment (exchange students can work there, but need to obtain a work-permit at the immigration office) and other information. Please visit it by clicking here. Scholarships may be available for incoming exchange students to help pay for housing and other expenses. Information will be provided after students are accepted to attend Waseda.
Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.
Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.
You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).
You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work StudyBudget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
- Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Class status:||2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year||Academic area:||Social Sciences, Humanities|
|Language of instruction:||Japanese||Prior language study required:||None|
|Open to non-UConn students:||No||Required GPA:||3|