01_Tuition Fees

This section provides information on tuition and fees for regular courses of undergraduate and graduate schools at Waseda University.

●Amount of Tuition Fees
●Tuition Fees for Leave of Absence or Withdrawal
●Tuition Fees for Enchousei and Students Who Have Not Advanced to the Next Grade
-Definition of “Enchousei”
-Tuition Fees for Enchousei
-Tuition for Students Who Have Not Advanced to the Next Grade
-Tuition Calculation Method for Enchousei【for students enrolled in 2017 or later】
-Tuition Calculation Method for Enchousei【for students enrolled in before 2016】
-Method of Calculating the Number of Unfulfilled Credits

*Please check the “02_Payment of Tuition Fees” page for information on how to pay tuition fees.
*The method of payment of the tuition fees is different for the e-school from other Schools. Please check the information from the e-school office.

Amount of Tuition Fees

The amount of tuition fees varies depending on the School/Graduate School and the year of admission. Please check the “School/Graduate School Study Guide ” distributed at the time of admission. You can also check the Waseda University website “Tuition and Fees” page (Japanese only) or the International Admissions Office website “Tuition and Visa” page.

    • For enchousei and students who have not advanced to the next grade, the amount of tuition fees will vary depending on the number of credits that are insufficient to meet the graduation (completion) requirements at the end of the previous semester. For details, please refer to “●Tuition for Enchousei and Students Who Have Not Advanced to the Next Grade“.
    • You can also check the details of the tuition fee amount on the Notification for Automatic Debit Transfer of Tuition and Fees (Postcard) that was mailed to the tuition fee payer about 10 days before the automatic debit transfer date.

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Tuition Fees for Leave of Absence or Withdrawal

  • For information on how to handle tuition fees related to a leave of absence, please check the Leave of Absence.
  • For information on how to handle tuition fees related to withdrawal, please check the Withdrawal and Re-admission.

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Tuition Fees for Enchousei and Students Who Have Not Advanced to the Next Grade

Definition of “Enchousei”

Students who extend their period of study beyond the standard years of study are called enchousei. Periods of leave of absence or study abroad are not considered to count toward your “period of study” but count toward your “period of enrollment” (*). Therefore, there may be cases where your period of enrollment may be longer than your standard years of study, but you are not considered to be enchousei.
*If your student status is “Study Abroad” during your period of study abroad, and including all or part of your period of study abroad toward your period of study has been approved, that period of study abroad will count as your period of study.

Standard years of study
Undergraduate: 4 years, Master’s degree (1 year course): 1 year, Master’s Degree (1.5 year course): 1.5 years, Master’s degree (2 year course): 2 years, Doctoral degree: 3 years, Integrated Doctoral Program: 5 years

*However, for undergraduate schools with an advancement system, this term refers to students whose period of study exceeds three years after being advanced.
*In the case of students who have transferred to another school or students who are re-admitted, this term applies to those who have exceeded the standard years of study including the period of study prior to the transfer or re-admission.
*The standard years of study shown above is based on students who have entered the university starting from first year. Therefore, for those who have entered university starting from second year or above (due to transfer, etc.), the standard years of study will be set accordingly, and the term refers to those whose period of study exceeds the respective standard years of study (there are cases where a student will be considered enchousei even if their period of study is less than the standard years of study listed above).

A student’s eligibility for enchousei tuition or the schedule for account transfer depends on the student’s period of enrollment and period of study.

Case 1: Both the period of enrollment and period of study exceed the standard years of study.
・Enchousei tuition will apply.
・The enchousei tuition payment schedule will apply.

Case 2: The period of enrollment exceeds the standard years of study, but the period of study does not.
・The enchousei tuition does not apply.
・The enchousei tuition payment schedule will apply.

Reference

Schedule for payment of tuition fees by automatic debit transfer (for enchousei and students who have not advanced to the next grade)
Schedule for payment of tuition fees by bank transfer form(payment slip) (for enchousei and students who have not advanced to the next grade)

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Tuition Fees for Enchousei

The tuition fees for enchousei are calculated based on the number of unfulfilled credits required for graduation at the end of the previous semester, and the amount of tuition is determined by totaling the other fees. The method of calculation and the category of tuition fees for enchousei differ depending on the year of admission. For the tuition payment schedule for enchousei, please refer to “02_Payment of Tuition Fees > Tuition Payment Schedule”.

Attention
  • Even if the period of enrollment exceeds the standard years of study, if the period of study does not exceed the standard years of study, then tuition must be paid in full amount regardless of the number of unfulfilled credits.
  • For students who are studying abroad in a program in which they pay tuition to Waseda University (many exchange programs, double degree programs, and domestic study abroad at Doshisha University), and who become an enchousei during their study abroad period or study abroad after becoming an enchousei, the amount of tuition fees during their study abroad period will be the prescribed amount (full amount) regardless of the number of unfilled credits.
  • For enchousei who are transfer students, re-enrolled students, re-admitted students, and students who have taken a leave of absence due to military service, please contact the office of your School/Graduate School individually as the method of calculating the fixed amount of tuition will vary.
  • The handling of tuition fees may differ depending on the School/Graduate School. If you have any questions, please consult or confirm with the office of your School/Graduate School.

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Tuition for Students Who Have Not Advanced to the Next Grade

If a student does not meet the requirements for advancement in a undergraduate school that has introduced a advancement system, the tuition fees for the student who has not been advanced will be calculated based on the number of unfulfilled credits required for advancement at the end of the previous semester, and the total amount of tuition and other fees will be determined. For details, please refer to the website of your School.

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Tuition Calculation Method for Enchousei【for students enrolled in 2017 or later】

●Undergraduate students (enrolled in 2017 or later)

Number of unfulfilled credits tuition fee Seminar Fee, Library Fee, Faculty Fee, Membership Fee of Student Health Promotion Mutual Aid Association
0 to 4 units 50% of the full amount Amount paid by the 4th grade student of the current school year
5 credits or more Full amount
  • The “full amount” is the prescribed amount of tuition to be paid each semester by fourth-year students enrolled in the same department (major and specialization) of the same school as the enchousei.
  • When calculating tuition fees, fractions of less than 100 yen will be rounded off to the nearest 10 yen.
  • In the case that a student who has studied abroad for one semester or more becomes an enchousei, the tuition fee will be 50% of the full amount for the semester, provided that the student has been specially approved by the Faculty Committee and has a deficit of at least 5 credits and no more than 20 credits toward the number of required credits for degree completion at the end of the previous semester. However, it will be applied up to one year (two semesters). For details, please check with the office of your School. (In principle, this special exception is not applicable to students of the School of International Liberal Studies.)

●Graduate students (students enrolled in 2017 or later)

Number of unfulfilled credits, master’s thesis (or doctoral dissertation) tuition fee Audit fees, seminar instruction fees, conference fees, student health promotion mutual aid association fees
Earned credits required for degree completion other than the master’s thesis (or doctoral dissertation). 50% of the full amount Amount paid by student of the highest academic year
Passed the examination of the master’s thesis (or doctoral dissertation), but did not earn the other credits required for degree completion.
Have not passed the examination for the master’s thesis (or doctoral dissertation) and have not earned the credits required for degree completion. Full amount
  • The “full amount” for a semester is the prescribed amount of tuition to be paid each semester by students of the highest standard academic year who are enrolled in the same major of the same graduate school as the extension student.
  • When calculating tuition fees, fractions of less than 100 yen will be rounded off to the nearest 10 yen.
  • In the case that a student who studied abroad for more than one semester becomes an enchousei, the tuition fee will be 50% of the full amount for the semester, provided that the student has been specially approved by the Faculty Committee and has less than 14 credits remaining in the required number of credits at the end of the previous semester. However, the maximum amount of tuition for one year (two semesters) will be applied to this standard. For details, please check with the office of your Graduate School.

●Graduate Students (Professional Degree Program) (Students enrolled in 2017 or later)

Number of unfulfilled credits tuition fee Seminar Fee, Faculty Fee, Membership Fee of Student Health Promotion Mutual Aid Association
The number of credits obtained by subtracting the number of credits earned by the end of the previous semester from the number of credits required for completion is 4 or less. 50% of the full amount Amount paid by student of the highest academic year
5 credits or more after subtracting the number of credits earned by the end of the previous semester from the number of credits required for completion Full amount
  • The ”full amount” for a semester is the prescribed amount of tuition to be paid each semester by students of the highest standard academic year who are enrolled in the same major of the same graduate school as the extension student.
  • When calculating tuition fees, fractions of less than 100 yen will be rounded off to the nearest 10 yen.
  • In the case that a student who studied abroad for more than one semester becomes an enchousei, the tuition fee will be 50% of the full amount for the semester, provided that the Faculty Committee specially approves the extension and the number of credits short of the required number of credits at the end of the previous semester is between 5 and 16. However, the maximum amount of tuition for one year (two semesters) will be applied to this standard. For details, please check with the office of your Graduate School.

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Tuition Calculation Method for Enchousei【for students enrolled in before 2016】

●Undergraduate students (enrolled before 2016)

Number of unfulfilled credits tuition fee Educational Environment Improvement Fee, Global Education Fee Seminar Fee, Library Fee, Faculty Fee, Membership Fee of Student Health Promotion Mutual Aid Association
0 to 4 units 50% of the full amount Full amount Amount paid by the 4th grade student of the current school year
5 to 20 credits 70% of the full amount
21 credits or more Full amount
  • The “full amount” is the prescribed amount of tuition to be paid each semester when students entering in 2016 become fifth-year students. If you have any questions, please check with your School.
  • For students who enrolled before 2010, the fee will be charged as a campus development contribution fee, not as an educational environment improvement fee, and there will be no charge for the global education fee.
  • Some fees vary depending on the School or Department.
  • When calculating tuition fees, fractions of less than 100 yen will be rounded off to the nearest 10 yen.

●Graduate students (enrolled before 2016)

Number of unfulfilled credits, master’s thesis (or doctoral dissertation) tuition fee Education Environment Improvement Fee Seminar Fee, Faculty Fee, Membership Fee of Student Health Promotion Mutual Aid Association
Earned credits required for degree completion other than the master’s thesis (or doctoral dissertation). 50% of the full amount 50% of the full amount Amount paid by student of the highest academic year
Passed the examination of the master’s thesis (or doctoral dissertation), but did not earn the other credits required for degree completion.
Have not passed the examination for the master’s thesis (or doctoral dissertation) and have at least 1 and no more than 14 credits remaining. 70% of the full amount
Have not passed the examination for the master’s thesis (or doctoral dissertation) and have more than 15 credits remaining for degree completion. Full amount
  • The “full amount” is the prescribed amount of tuition to be paid each semester for students entering in 2016 who become enchousei. Please check with your Graduate School office if you have any questions.
  • When calculating tuition fees, fractions of less than 100 yen will be rounded off to the nearest 10 yen.

●Graduate Students (Professional Degree Program) (enrolled before 2016)

Number of unfulfilled credits tuition fee Seminar Fee, Faculty Fee, Membership Fee of Student Health Promotion Mutual Aid Association
The number of credits obtained by subtracting the number of credits earned by the end of the previous semester from the number of credits required for completion is 4 or less. 50% of the full amount Amount paid by student of the highest academic year
Between 5 and 16 credits after subtracting the number of credits earned by the end of the previous semester from the number of credits required for completion 70% of the full amount
17 credits or more after subtracting the number of credits earned by the end of the previous semester from the number of credits required for completion Full amount
  • The “full amount” is the prescribed amount of tuition to be paid each semester for students entering in 2016 who become enchousei. Please check with your Graduate School office if you have any questions.
  • When calculating tuition fees, fractions of less than 100 yen will be rounded off to the nearest 10 yen.

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Method of Calculating the Number of Unfulfilled Credits

The number of unfulfilled credits will be calculated as follows.

Method of calculating the number of unfulfilled credits
Number of unfulfilled credits = Number of Required credits for degree completion – Number of credits counted toward degree required credits at the end of the previous semester

1) Concept
Total Number of Required credits for degree completion minus Number of credits counted toward degree required credits at the point of completion of the previous semester will be calculated as the number of unfulfilled credits.

2) Treatment of non-completion of required courses
If the Number of credits counted toward degree required credits has been met but there are unfulfilled credits in the required courses, the unfulfilled credits will be calculated as 0 credits. Regardless of the number of required courses not earned, the calculation will be based on the Number of credits counted toward degree required credits.

3) Treatment of the Number of credits not counted toward degree required credits
Credits for courses that cannot be taken as “credits counted toward degree required” or courses not taken as “credits counted toward degree required“ will not be included in the calculation of unfulfilled credits.

4) Treatment of cases where there is a maximum number of credits that can be included toward degree requirements
If there is a limit to the number of credits that can be counted, such as “Students may register for any number of foreign language courses, but no more than 12 credits of foreign language courses will be counted as required credits for degree completion,” the same approach will apply as in ”2) Treatment of non-completion of required courses”. Therefore, if a student has fulfilled the number of required credits for degree completion, including the 18 credits of foreign language courses in an undergraduate where up to 12 credits are counted as required credits, the unfulfilled credits will be zero.

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