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Waseda University - Direct Exchange

Term To Study: Spring 2025
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2024
Program Starts: Apr 01, 2024
Program Ends: Aug 01, 2024
Major 1: Art History, Criticism, Preservation
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Major 4: Science Computer
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Major 5: Economics
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Major 6: English Literature & Creative Writing
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Major 7: History
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Major 8: International Relations
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Major 9: Political Science & Government
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Major 10: Psychology
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Major 11: Sociology
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Major 12: Science Chemistry
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Major 13: Mathematics & Statistics
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Major 14: Science Biochemistry
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Major 15: Business Management
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Major 16: Journalism
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Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Exchange
Link 1: Click Here for UMaine Direct Exchange Page on Waseda University
Link 2: Click Here for the Estimated Budget to Attend Waseda University
Link 3: Click Here for Waseda's Student Exchange Program Homepage
Program Locations: Tokyo
Contact Phone: 207-581-3437
Contact Name: Study Abroad Advisor
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Program Description

Waseda University is a large, private university, originally founded as Tokyo Senmon Gakko (Tokyo College) in October, 1882. The college was commonly referred to as Totsuka Gakko because of its location in Totsuka Village and Waseda Gakko because the founder, Shigenobu Okuma, lived in Waseda Village. The school became formerly known as Waseda Daigaku (Waseda University) in 1902. It started as a college of Political Science, Law, English and Physical Science and has since grown to include 13 Undergraduate schools of study and 24 Graduate schools. The university is located in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Areas of Study
Waseda University offers courses in English in the following fields: Art History, Biology, Biochemistry & Microbiology, Business, Chemistry, Communication and Journalism, Computer Science, Economics, Education, English Language & Literature, French, History, International Affairs, Mathematics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

As a rule, Exchange students must select their courses from those offered by the school they will be affiliated with at Waseda. In some cases, you may be permitted to take courses offered to all students or courses offered by other schools as well, but your study plan should be focused on the courses offered by the school for which you are applying.

Full-time enrollment: Students must enroll in at least the equivalent to 12 UMaine credits. It is recommended that students enroll in up to 15 UMaine credits. Most courses at Waseda are either 2 or 4 Waseda credits. You would typically enroll in at least 7 courses, equaling 14 credits but could enroll in up to 20 credits, depending on the school. 

Quick Facts

Population: 127368088
Capital: Tokyo
Per-capita GDP: $ 35200
Size: 377915 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 09:00 hours) Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo

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