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Waseda University

Location

Waseda Campus, Tokyo Japan

Ranking

# =181QS World University Rankings

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20Undergraduate programs

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29Postgraduate programs

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About Waseda University

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 all-English degree programs in 19 Schools, 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. 

About Waseda University

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 all-English degree programs in 19 Schools, 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. 

Available programs

Waseda is a comprehensive research university with over 40,000 students in thirteen undergraduate schools.

With full English-language degree programs in six undergraduate schools, students can learn Japanese in parallel to their major studies, and enjoy the most global campus in Japan, with over 5000 international students, and partnership agreements with over 600 institutions in 84 countries worldwide.

Waseda's Center for Japanese Language provides comprehensive, customized study programs in eight levels, with 450 classes per week and over 200 faculty members. CJL classes are open to students enrolled in the University or not.

Waseda's Summer Session is a 4-week academic and experiential program for students from any university, with academic credits.

In addition to academic excellence, Waseda students enjoy the many benefits of living in Tokyo, one of the greatest global cities, voted the world's safest, cleanest, most hospitable city, with the best public transport and the most Michelin-starred restaurants. For 2016 it is also in the world’s top 3 cities for students.

 

All-English Undergraduate Programs:

-Political Science and Economics

-Social Sciences

-International Liberal Studies

-Fundamental Science and Engineering

-Creative Science and Engineering

-Advanced Science and Engineering

 

Undergraduate Double Degree Partners:

-Peking University

-Fudan University (China)

-National Taiwan University

-National University of Singapore 

Waseda is a comprehensive research university with over 9,000 postgraduate students in 21 schools.

With full English-language curricula in 12 postgraduate schools, over 5000 international students, and partnership agreements with over 600 institutions in 84 countries worldwide, Waseda leads Japan in globalization and study abroad.

 

All-English Postgraduate Programs:

-Asia-Pacific Studies

-Commerce

-Economics

-International Culture and Communication Studies

-Social Sciences

-Political Science

-Advanced Science and Engineering

-Creative Science and Engineering

-Fundamental Science and Engineering

-Environment and Energy Engineering

-Information, Production and Systems

-Sport Sciences

 

Overseas Exchange Partner Institutions:

over 130 in Europe, over 130 in Asia, over 60 in North America, 19 in Central and South America and 6 in Africa

 

Postgraduate Double Degree Partners:

-Peking University

-Fudan University (China)

-National Taiwan University

-Columbia University (USA)

-Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

 

Waseda's Center for Japanese Language provides comprehensive, customized study programs, from 3 weeks to 1 year, with 450 classes per week and over 200 faculty members.

In addition to academic excellence, Waseda students enjoy the many benefits of living in Tokyo, which is ranked as Asia's top global city, the world's safest, cleanest, most hospitable city, with the world's best public transport and most Michelin-starred restaurants.

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Rankings & ratings

Waseda University is one of the top private universities in Tokyo, Japan. It is ranked #=181 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #198
  • 2014
    #=220
  • 2015
    #=220
  • 2016
    #212
  • 2017
    #201
  • 2018
    #203
  • 2019
    #=208
  • 2020
    #196
  • 2021
    #189
  • 2022
    #203
  • 2023
    #=205
  • 2024
    #=199
  • 2025
    #=181

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