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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/01/2019 02/22/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 09/15/2019 10/07/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: Waseda University (FICE: 900271) Type of Instruction: Lecture
Classes With: International Students, Local Students Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Taught By: Host Professor(s) Housing Location: Off-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Comparative Literature, Economics, Engineering, International Affairs, Japanese Language and Literature, Linguistics, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Mass Communication, Microbiology, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, STEM Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:


UGA Exchange, Waseda University

Since its founding in 1882, Waseda University has welcomed many international students. In 1884, Waseda University accepted its first international student, and it established a special program designed for accepting Chinese students in 1905. These two key developments became the point of departure for our quest to attract students from throughout Asia. Waseda University continues to accept many international students various countries today, and about 4,500 international students are currently attending Waseda University.

In our vision for the 150th anniversary of our founding in 2032 called the “Waseda Vision 150”, moreover, we have proclaimed our overarching goal of producing “students of the highest caliber and character who show promise in being able to contribute to the world”, “research that will ultimately contribute to real world peace and happiness in human society” and “graduates who will contribute to the public good as global leaders” as well as specific goal of increasing the number of international students to 10,000 (one-fifth of the entire student body).

It is our hope that those of you seeking to study in Japan will gain insight into Waseda University’s educational programs, research and admission schemes through this website and consider pursuing higher education at Waseda University.

Program Location

wasedaBriefly, Tokyo is fun, clean, safe, trendy, world-class megacity with more 3-star Michelin restaurants than Paris and various specialty bars that offer the finest microbrews, sake and wine. The quality of life in Tokyo is extremely high and the fact that Japanese people have some of the highest life expectancies in the world is not a surprise.Tokyo produces cultural artifacts like anime and manga that are popular around the world. But, there is also an ethos here, captured in Sophia Coppola’s movie Lost in Translation, that has to be experienced to be understood.

Tokyo has an amazing public transportation system, museums, art galleries, concerts and sporting events, sumo wrestling, and various cultural festivals. Two international airports in Tokyo (Haneda and Narita) make it possible to easily travel throughout Asia and beyond.

2018.19 Waseda Exchange Info Sheet.pdf

Contact Information

Ms. Colleen Larson
Education Abroad Advisor
Office of International Education
International Education Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602

Academic Program

Course Offerings:
Undergraduate Exchange

Waseda Application Requirements and Restrictions for Exchange Students 2017-18.pdf

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Open only to UGA students
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5 and good standing at UGA
  • Completion of JPNS 1002 at the time of participation (or higher)
  • Students must be nominated for this exchange by the Department of Comparative Literature each year in January
  • All UGA students seeking to participate in a UGA Exchange Program in Japan must be nominated for study at a specific partner university by the Department of Comparative Literature.
  • 2016-2017 Nomination deadline: Wednesday, January 13, 2016.
  • Students wishing to be nominated for a Full-year (or possibly Spring) program in the following year are expected to be currently enrolled in JPNS at UGA, submit an essay noting goals for participation, specific universities of preference, unofficial transcript, and JPNS professor recommendation etc. directly to Dr. Mori in CMLT. Additional documents might also be requested.
  • Application items submitted via the GoAbroad portal application will not be used for the nomination application.
  •  This application is to be completed by nominated students.  
  • Nomination results will be announced by CMLT in mid-January and nominated students will receive additional information about next steps at that time.
  • Please consult Dr. Mori,, for final deadlines and/or additional requirements.
  • Plus, schedule an exchange advising appointment with the Office of International Education,, 706-542-2900.

Program Itinerary

Academic Calendar
Academic Year: Late September to Late July
Spring: Early April to Late July


International Housing

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     — Dallas Hayes, Spring 2017
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