Exchange Program - Waseda University


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Study abroad at one of Japan’s "Ivy League" universities.  Waseda, founded in 1882, is one of Japan’s oldest and most prestigious centers of learning. UNH students can enroll in a wide range of courses taught in English in the liberal arts, business, social sciences, political science and economics. Students can also study Japanese language and culture.  Waseda has a state of the art athletic center and over 1,000 student groups (circles) and clubs, which international students are highly encouraged to join. There is also a unique volunteer center which combines lectures with hands-on activities in the field.  They offer a wide range of projects in which students take a leading role. 

Waseda is located in the heart of Tokyo, but has a campus feel. It is home to the Okuma Garden, a green sanctuary with extensive lawns, traditional Japanese gardens, an ancient Korean bell, ponds, lotus gardens and stone pagodas. The neighborhood around Waseda is well-known for its lush, natural surroundings and centuries-old traditions, creating the best of an urban college town atmosphere. Over 4,000 international students from over 90 countries are enrolled at Waseda University today. Reflecting this diversity, Waseda offers many opportunities for cultural exchange, including the International Community Center and the No Border Café, which offers year-round activities and events.

UNH Exchange programs are suitable for students with strong leadership skills who want an immersion experience studying with local students, relying on local services with no management or oversight by UNH or other U.S. provider. 

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Academics:  UNH students can enroll in a wide range of courses taught in English in the liberal arts, business, social sciences, political science and economics.  

Housing and Meals:  Room and meals are paid in country.  Some Student Dormitories are managed by Waseda University (WU) and others are affiliated organizations and companies. The dorms promote integration among all the faculties.  Dorm fees vary from 55,000 yen for a single in International student house to 40,000 yen for a double.

Extra-Curricular Activities:  International Community Center hosts events and extracurricular programs for students of all nationalities.  For example, country festivals where cultures of Japan and other countries are introduced, café events where students chat in many languages, language hour – where  Japanese and other foreign language communication skills can be developed.  Academic forums with guest speakers and fieldtrips to various regions in Japan are popular.

Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid:  UNH students pay their normal tuition and some fees.  UNH currently allow allows federal, state and institutional aid — except work study — to transfer for all UNH Managed, UNH Exchange and UNH Approved programs abroad. You will be able to factor in airfare as an educational cost and consider the cost of living in your host country for your estimated expenses.

In addition, there are study abroad scholarships available! Please visit the Scholarships & Fellowships page for information about UNH and external funding for study abroad.

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Travel and Insurance: Students purchase their flight independently. Visit Int’l Polices and Travel Resources section of the UNH Global website for information about International Insurance.

Eligibility: Students must have a minimum of a 2.75 gpa and meet the UNH study away eligibility requirements. Visit the Start section of the UNH Global website for details.

Application Deadlines: A spring semester or academic year exchange.  Submit exchange application in Via by September 25 (for spring study abroad) or March 5 for full academic year.  

What next? To find out more details about exchanges, attend a Study Abroad Information Session, held every Tuesday at 12:45PM, locations vary.   After you’ve attended an information session and researched the exchange, set up an appointment with Catherine D’Auteuil in myWildcat Success or come to our walk in advising hours. 


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