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Waseda University

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Waseda University, a top institution of higher education based in central Tokyo, has 50,000 students in 13 undergraduate and 21 postgraduate schools. It was founded on three principles: academic independence, practical innovation and enlightened citizenship. Waseda’s mission is to build leaders, and it does, producing seven prime ministers and countless other leaders in government, business, journalism, science, literature and the arts. Waseda is Japan’s most global campus, with over 5000 international students from 100 countries, and partnerships with over 600 prominent institutions in 84 countries. 

With 50 all-English degree programs, students can learn Japanese in parallel to their major studies, while enjoying the many benefits of living in Tokyo, one of the greatest global cities, voted the world's safest, cleanest, most hospitable city, with the world's best public transport and the most Michelin-starred restaurants. It is also one of the world’s top 3 cities for students.

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2016
201
2017
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2018
  • 47.2
    Overall Score
  • 69
    Academic Reputation
  • 89
    Employer Reputation
  • 29.9
    Faculty Student
  • 28.3
    International Faculty
  • 34.2
    International Students
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2017
  • 81.4
    Overall Score
  • 85.2
    Academic Reputation
  • 74.8
    Citations per Paper
  • 96.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 62.6
    H-index Citations
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2015
39
2016
41
2017
26
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2018
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2018
Asian University Rankings
  • 73.2
    Overall Score
  • 93.3
    Academic Reputation
  • 99
    Employer Reputation
  • 47
    Faculty Student
  • 61.3
    International Faculty
  • 84.1
    International Students
  • 44.6
    Inbound Exchange
  • 84.4
    Outbound Exchange
  • 35.2
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 21.1
    Papers per Faculty
  • 35.6
    Citations per Paper
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2015
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2016
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2017
26
2017
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2018
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2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 81.8
    Overall Score
  • 77
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 86.8
    Employer-Student Connections
  • 76.2
    Employer Reputation
  • 89.4
    Graduate Employment Rate
  • 82.5
    Partnerships with Employers
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
3,850
International
492

Number of students

46,301
Postgraduate 17%
Undergraduate 83%

Number of international students

6,230
Postgraduate 47%
Undergraduate 53%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

20 Undergraduate Courses

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32 Postgraduate Courses

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English Language Proficiency Requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.