Waseda University

Program Details

Program Location Tokyo, Japan
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20213
Duration Spring Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
2023-24 Academic Year 09/21/23 to 07/31/24
Past Dates
Spring 2023 03/27/23 to 08/04/23
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


ATTENTION: This program is highly competitive. Students interested in applying should be prepared with a serious second choice option.


Waseda offers a wide array of memorable experiences for students on exchange!

Our exchange program with Waseda University offers Purdue students the opportunity to:

  • Enroll in English-taught coursework
  • Learn or continue learning Japanese Language
  • Live alongside locals and form lifelong relationships

University: Since its founding in the late 19th century, Waseda University has been producing distinguished global leaders including several Japanese Prime Ministers, international business leaders, and academics. The university welcomes over 50,000 students annually, including about 5,000 international students.

Location: Located in Tokyo, Waseda University combines the academic rigor of a prestigious university with the excitement of the city.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


The program is open to College of Engineering or College of Liberal Arts students who have completed at least 4 semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 2 Sem Japanese

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering] [College of Liberal Arts]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Language of Instruction: English & Japanese

Semester Course Load: Minimum of 12 US Credit Hours

Students should plan to take most, if not all, of their courses within the same academic area. With permission of the instructor students may be able to enroll in courses outside of their discipline


Waseda University works in cooperation with organizations in and outside of the university to provide numerous extracurricular activities throughout the year including interesting discussions, lectures, field trips, and volunteer projects.


Waseda University provides dormitories managed by the university as well as dormitories run by affiliated organizations. Each dorm has programs and events designed to make the most of your time as an international student at Waseda. Waseda dormitories are located within a short walking distance of campus. More info is available HERE.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2023

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance $150.00
Round-trip Airfare $1,500.00
Housing $3,500.00
Local Transportation $300.00
Books and Supplies $350.00
Meals $2,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $3,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Academic Year Feb 1
Spring Semester Sep 15

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.