Application Process

February 26 (Mon) - March 22 (Fri), 2024 Application Period *Japan Time
April 15 (Mon), 2024 Receive Result of Screening
April 23 (Tue), 2024 Payment Deadline


  • 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 Feb. 26 (Mon), 2024. 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)Passport copy (pages showing passport number and face photo required)

Applicants will be asked to submit a statement of reasons for participating the WSS2024 (up to 200 characters in English).

Online Application


From: Feb. 26 (Mon), 0:00 (JST: Japanese Standard Time)
To: March 22 (Fri), 23:59 (JST: Japanese Standard Time)

Online Application Website 

Notice of Acceptance

Notice of Acceptance will be sent to all applicants by April 15 (Mon), 2024 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.

Schedule for Admitted Students

Schedule and Necessary Procedures for Waseda Summer Session 2024 Admitted Students

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


Make a payment by credit card

【Payment Due Date】
April 23 (Sun), 23:00 (JST:Japanese Standard Time)

Plan A.
Plan with an accommodation

JPY 650,000 (Approx. 4,500 USD)

Plan B.
Plan without an accommodation

JPY 405,000 (Approx. 3,500 USD)


  • Two courses
  • Domestic insurance
  • Housing fee
  • Airport pickup service
  • Administration and miscellaneous charge
  • Administrative fee which is included a screening fee (JPY 25,000)


  • Two courses
  • Domestic insurance
  • Airport pickup service
  • Administration and miscellaneous charge
  • Administrative fee which is included a screening fee (JPY 25,000)


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

【Due Date】
April 23 (Sun), 23:59 (JST: Japanese Standard Time)
Prior to booking your flights, please note the following information.

  • All students should arrive in Tokyo by Friday, June 14th. We will hold a program orientation on Saturday, June 15th. Sessions will start on Monday, June 17th.
  • 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 14th.
  • Check out time is 10:00 am on Saturday, July 27th.
  • Students who wish to stay in Japan longer than the summer session period need to find a place to stay on their own.


Required informaion for registration

【Due Date】
April 23 (Sun), 23:59 (JST: Japanese Standard 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 2024 T-Shirt size
  • 6)Contact address in Japan (only for those who arrange for accommodation on their own)


Accommodation & final arrival announcement

WSS office will announce around mid May, 2024

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)

WSS Office will announce around late May, 2024


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 undergraduate 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.