Application Process

Important Dates

March 1 (Fri) - March 29 (Fri), 2019 Application Period (Japan Time)
April 19 (Fri), 2019 Receive Result of Screening
May 5 (Sun), 2019 Payment Deadline
June 21 (Fri), 2019 Arrival / Housing check in
June 22 (Sat), 2019 Orientation (mandatory)
June 24 (Mon) -July 18 (Thu), 2019 Session (4 Weeks)
July 19 (Fri), 2019 Check out / Departure




  • 1.Currently enrolled in an accredited college/university as a full-time student out side of Japan (undergraduate)
  • 2.GPA 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or above
  • *The Summer Session courses will be taught in English. For students enrolled in educational institutions where English is not the main language of instruction, the following level of language efficiency is recommended.
    TOEFL/PBT: 550; TOEFL/iBT: 79; IELTS: 6.0
  • *We will screen applications in case we receive more applications than we can accept.

How to Apply

How to Apply

The application must be completed online. Online applications will be opened from March 1, 2019. The following documents are required to be attached to the online application form.

  • 1)An OFFICIAL transcript from the applicant’s home institution.
    (The minimum GPA requirement is 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.)
  • 2)Grading scale (if not mentioned in the above official transcript)
  • 3)Color ID photo, plain background (taken within the last 3 months)
  • 4)Passport copy (pages showing passport number and face photo required)

When applying online, applicants are also asked to explain why you would like to join the Summer Session.
Please submit the reason for applying (maximum 200 words in English).

Online Application


From: March 1, 0:00 (JST: Japanese Standard Time)
To: March 29, 23:59 (JST: Japanese Standard Time)

Online Application Website 


JASSO Scholarship is available for a limited number of students.
Please see the link below for detailed information:

Notice of Acceptance

Notice of Acceptance will be sent to all applicants by April 19th, 2019 by e-mail.


Students from the U.S., Canada, and most European countries do not need a visa if they stay in Japan for less than 90 days. On the other hand, those who are from many Asian, African, and Middle Eastern countries will need visas to visit Japan. The Summer Session Office will send a “Certificate of Admission” and invitation letter after confirming the payment. Applicants requiring a visa should apply at their local Japanese Embassy/Consulate General on their own. It may take several weeks to have a visa issued.

Schedule for Admitted Students

Schedule and Necessary Procedures for Waseda Summer Session 2019 Admitted Students

【Procedures for Admitted Students】
Please follow the following necessary procedures.


Make a payment by credit card

【Due Date】
By Sunday, May 5th, 23:00 (Japan Time)

Plan A


Plan B


Optional Japanese Course



  • 2 Courses
  • Domestic Insurance
  • Housing fee
  • Field trip to Nikko
  • Airport pickup service
  • Administration and miscellaneous charge

Excluding housing fee.
All other conditions / services are the same as Plan A.

Either one of the following skill-based subject classes can be taken optional duirng the Summer Session.

  • Talk in Japanese Ⅰ
  • Talk in Japanese Ⅱ
  • Talk in Japanese Ⅲ

01: Plan A + Optional Japanese Course

JPY 526,400

  • *Handling charge to the credit card company JPY13,690.
  • *Total: JPY540,090

02: Plan A

JPY 490,000

  • *Handling charge to the credit card company is JPY11,420.
  • *Total: JPY501,420

03: Plan B + Optional Japanese Course

JPY 361,400

  • *Handling charge to the credit card company JPY9,160.
  • *Total: JPY370,560

04: Plan B

JPY 325,000

  • *Handling charge to the credit card company JPY9,160.
  • *Total: JPY334,160


Book airplane tickets
(Narita or Haneda airport to/from your country)

【Due Date】
By Sunday, May 5th, 23:59 (Japan Time)
Prior to booking your flights, please note the following information.

  • All students should arrive in Tokyo by Friday, June 21st. We will hold a program orientation on Saturday, June 22nd. Sessions will start on Monday, June 24th.
  • Complimentary limousine bus service from Narita Airport to your accommodation is available upon reservation.
  • No complimentary limousine bus service is available from Haneda airport.
  • For those who do not take above limousine bus service, self-check in to your accommodation is available between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm for apartment type, between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm for dormitory type on Friday, June 21st.
  • Check out time is 10:00 am on Friday, July 19th.
  • Students who wish to stay in Japan longer than the summer session period need to find a place to stay on their own. For those who need visa to enter Japan, your maximum length of stay in Japan is between June 14th to July 26th.


Required informaion for registration

【Due Date】
By Sunday, May 5th, 23:59 (Japan Time)

  • *You will be asked for the following information in the registration form.
  • 1)Application number and personal information
  • 2)Flight schedules
  • 3)Limousine bus service reservation (reservation is required)
  • 4)Mailing address for "Certificate of Admission" and "Invitation Letter"
    (applicable only for those who need to apply for a visa).
  • 5)Waseda Summer Session 2019 T-Shirt size
  • 6)Contact address in Japan (only for those who arrange for accommodation on their own)


Accommodation & final arrival announcement

【Expected Date】
Around Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

The assigned accommodation information will be announced by e-mail.
You will be also informed the meeting point at Narita Airport for limousine bus service.


Receive "Certificate of Admission" and "Invitation Letter" from Waseda University
(For those who need a Visa to enter Japan)

【Expected Date】
In the 4th week of May, 2019


Apply for visa
(For those who need a Visa to enter Japan)

【Due Date】
As soon as you receive "Certificate of Admission" and "Invitation Letter" from us

Please obtain a visa at your local Japanese Embassy/Consulate General as soon as you receive the Certificate of Admission and Invitation letter from us.
Please be aware it may take several weeks to have a visa issued.