Application Process

Important Dates

March 1 (Thu) - April 1 (Sun), 2018 Application Period (Japan Time)
April 20 (Fri), 2018 Receive Result of Screening
May 6 (Sun), 2018 Payment Deadline
June 22 (Fri), 2018 Arrival / Housing check in
June 23 (Sat), 2018 Orientation (mandatory)
June 25 (Mon) -July 19 (Thu), 2018 Session (4 Weeks)
July 20 (Fri), 2018 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, 2018. 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).

Application Online


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

Online Application Website 


JASSO Scholarship is available for a limited number of students.
Please read the eligibility for this scholarship carefully and submit the application form by the designated deadline.
*The notice of acceptance will be announced by April 20th.

Notice of Acceptance

Notice of Acceptance will be sent to all applicants by April 20, 2018 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 2018 Admitted Students

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


Make a payment by credit card

【Due Date】
By Sunday, May 6th, 23:00 (Japan Time)


JPY 526,400 (Two regular courses + optional Japanese language course)
Handling charge to the credit card company JPY13,690.
Total: JPY540,090


JPY 490,000 (Two regular courses only)
Handling charge to the credit card company is JPY11,420.
Total: JPY501,420


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

【Due Date】
By Sunday, May 6th, 23:59 (Japan Time)
Prior to booking your flights, please note the following information.

  • All students should arrive in Tokyo by Friday, June 22nd. We will hold a program orientation on Saturday, June 23rd. Sessions will start on Monday, June 25th.
  • 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 22nd.
  • Check out time is 10:00 am on Friday, July 20th.
  • 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 15 to July 27.


Register necessary information

【Due Date】
By Sunday, May 6th, 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 2018 T-Shirt size


Accommodation & final arrival announcement

【Expected Date】
Around Friday, May 23rd, 2018

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, 2018


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.