Waseda University, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Waseda University, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Waseda University, is a large, private university with a main campus located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. First established in 1882 as the Tōkyō Senmon Gakkō or Tōkyō College by Ōkuma Shigenobu, the school was formally renamed as Waseda University in 1902. The university consists of 13 undergraduate schools and 23 graduate schools. Waseda is one of the select group of universities assigned additional funding under the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s “Global 30” Project.

Waseda consistently ranks among the most academically selective and well-regarded universities in Japanese university rankings. In international rankings, published by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) weighted towards academic peer review and published research output, Waseda ranked 212th in 2015/16.

The university has many notable alumni in Japan, including seven Prime Ministers of Japan and many CEOs, including Tadashi Yanai, the CEO of UNIQLO, Takeo Fukui, the former President and CEO of Honda, Norio Sasaki, the former CEO of Toshiba, Lee Kun-hee, the Chairman of Samsung Group, Mikio Sasaki, the former Chairman of Mitsubishi, and Hiroshi Yamauchi, former President of Nintendo.

University highlights

  • One of Japan’s top private, co-educational institutions of higher learning
  • Ranked among the top three private universities in Japan
  • More than 3500 international students enrolled
  • Asia, Middle East, Europe, North America, Central and South America, Africa and Oceania are some of the regions from where international students are taken in
  • Among the top 20 Universities in terms of number of international students in Japan
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