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Waseda University

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2017–18) 212
  • THE World University Ranking (2017–18) 601-800

Student Services and Facilities

Student jobs

  • Students must submit an application form and other required documentation.
  • International students are limited to 28 hours of work per week, and 8 hours a day during summer or winter holidays.
  • Part-time work is not permitted during leaves of absence from the university.

Disability support

  • Waseda University Disabled Student Services Office provides services to students with special needs.

Students' Union

  • The International Community Centre aims to incorporate the many international students into mainstream university life as much as possible.
  • Around 700 university-recognised clubs and societies (over 3,000 including those not officially recognised by the university).

History

  • Waseda University is a private university, located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.
  • It was founded in 1882 by Shigenobu Okuma, later the Prime Minister of Japan, with the aim of cultivating contemporary Japanese leaders.
  • Learning was based on the three pillars of the old Japanese system of higher education: independence of learning, utilisation of knowledge, and the creation of good citizenship.
  • Over the years it has stayed true to these founding principles and has grown into a comprehensive university with 9 campuses, 13 undergraduate schools, 24 graduate schools, multiple centres, institutes, and affiliated institutions.

Address

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