Variety of extracurricular activities to suit all interests Variety of extracurricular activities to suit all interests

Located in the heart of Tokyo and founded in 1882, Waseda University is well known as one of the top universities in Japan and for keeping its long tradition alive while developing new ideas and cultural thought.

Waseda University offers an incredible variety of extracurricular activities including sports and social/intercultural clubs to suit all tastes and interests. Exchange students are strongly encouraged to participate in these activities in order to make the most of their time at Waseda, and over 700 student clubs are available.

Club activities are scheduled throughout the year. By supporting Waseda as a student or a club member, one becomes engulfed in the scarlet flame of Waseda passion, bonding everyone together regardless of who they are or where they come from.

Japan's unique culture and customs are still reflected in many aspects of modern life in Japan, including food, clothing and housing, and also festivals, performing arts and crafts. Studying abroad at Waseda University will provide a golden opportunity to experience the traditional culture of Japan.

Quick Facts:

Location: Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
City Population: 13,185,502
University Population: 54,000
Climate: Humid Subtropical climate - hot, humid summers and generally mild winters with cool spells
Nearest Airport: Haneda Airport

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Why choose Waseda?

  1. The university has many notable alumni in Japan, including seven Prime Ministers of Japan and many CEOs
  2. The Waseda University karate club is one of the oldest in Japan
  3. Waseda University is considered one of the most prestigious universities in Japan, consistently ranking amongst the top universities in Japanese university rankings