Application Process

Important Dates

March 1 (Tue) - March 25 (Fri), 2022 Application Period (Japan Time)
April 15 (Fri), 2022 Receive Result of Screening
April 24 (Sun), 2022 Payment Deadline
June 17 (Fri), 2022 Arrival / Housing check in
June 18 (Sat), 2022 Orientation (mandatory)
June 20 (Mon) -July 14 (Thu), 2022 Session (4 Weeks)
July 15 (Fri), 2022 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, 2022. 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
  • 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 (Tue), 0:00 (JST: Japanese Standard Time)
To: March 25 (Fri), 23:59 (JST: Japanese Standard Time)

Online Application Website.

Notice of Acceptance

Notice of Acceptance will be sent to all applicants by April 15th, 2022 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 Waseda Summer Session Office will send you 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.

  • *Please be sure to check the latest information as the application rules for Visa may change depending on COVID19 infection status. Here is website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan for information on what is required to obtain a visa:

Schedule for Admitted Students

Schedule and Necessary Procedures for Waseda Summer Session 2022 Admitted Students

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


Make a payment by credit card

【Due Date】
By Sunday, April 24th, 23:00 (Japan Time)

Plan A


Plan B



  • 2 Courses
  • Domestic Insurance
  • Housing fee
  • Airport pickup service
  • Administration and miscellaneous charge
  • Basic Registration Fee

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

01: Plan A

JPY 450,000

  • *Handling charge to the credit card company is JPY11,631.
  • *Total: JPY461,631

02: Plan B

JPY 305,000

  • *Handling charge to the credit card company JPY9,329.
  • *Total: JPY314,329


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

【Due Date】
By Sunday, April 24th, 23:59 (Japan Time)
Prior to booking your flights, please note the following information.

  • All students should arrive in Tokyo by Friday, June 17th. We will hold a program orientation on Saturday, June 18th. Sessions will start on Monday, June 20th.
  • 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 17th.
  • Check out time is 10:00 am on Friday, July 15th.
  • 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 Friday June 10th to Friday July 23rd.


Required informaion for registration

【Due Date】
By Sunday, April 24th, 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 2022 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 18th, 2022

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, 2022


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.

Disability Access

Waseda Summer Session is open and accessible to all students regardless of disability, gender, national origin, religion, creed or political affiliation.

The WSS staff and faculty will work with the Office for Students with Disabilities and other relevant departments to provide you with the academic accommodations in this program as indicated in the WSS Disability Access Guideline.