Waseda University

1-104 Totsukamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

  • #203 QS Global World Ranking
  • PrivateStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 43,254Total Students
  • 3,833Faculty
  • 7,209Int'l Students

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Waseda University, a top institution of higher education based in central Tokyo, has about 50,000 students in 13 undergraduate and 21 postgraduate schools. It was founded on three principles: independence of scholarship, practical application of scholarship and fostering of good 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 7000 international students from 120 countries, and partnerships with over 800 prominent institutions in more than 80 countries. 

With 50 all-English degree programs, 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. It is also one of the world’s top 3 cities for students.

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About

Waseda University, a top institution of higher education based in central Tokyo, has about 50,000 students in 13 undergraduate and 21 postgraduate schools. It was founded on three principles: independence of scholarship, practical application of scholarship and fostering of good 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 7000 international students from 120 countries, and partnerships with over 800 prominent institutions in more than 80 countries. 

With 50 all-English degree programs, 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. It is also one of the world’s top 3 cities for students.

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Available programs

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #198
  • 2014
    #=220
  • 2015
    #=220
  • 2016
    #212
  • 2017
    #201
  • 2018
    #203
  • 2019
    #=208
  • 2020
    #196
  • 2021
    #=189
  • 2022
    #203

Ranking criteria

43.3
Overall
60.3
Academic Reputation
94.1
Employer Reputation
29.8
Faculty Student Ratio
5.2
Citations per Faculty
13.5
International Faculty Ratio
37.2
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
43,254

19%
81%

International students
7,209

51%
49%

Total faculty staff
3,833

534
3299

Total students
43,254

19%
81%

International students
7,209

51%
49%

Total faculty staff
3,833

3299
534
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Campus locations

Waseda Campus,

1-104 Totsukamachi, Shinjuku-ku , Tokyo , Japan , 169-8050

Higashifushimi Campus,

2-7-5 Higashifushimi , Tokyo , Japan , 202-0021

Honjo Campus,

239-3 Kurisaki , Tokyo , Japan , 367-0032

Kitakyushu Campus,

2-7 Hibikino, Wakamatsu-ku , Fukuoka , Japan , 808-0135

Nihonbashi Campus,

COREDO Nihonbashi, 1-4-1 Nihonbashi, Chuuou-ku , Tokyo , Japan , 1103-0027

Nishi-Waseda Campus,

3-4-1 Ookubo, Shinjuku-ku , Tokyo , Japan , 169-8555

Toyama Campus,

1-24-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku , Tokyo , Japan , 169-8644

Tokorozawa Campus,

2-579-15 Mikajima , Tokorozawa , Saitama , Japan , 359-1192

Kikuicho Campus,

17 Kikuicho , Shinjuku , Japan , 162-0044

+ 6 More Locations

English language requirements