For Current Students

Returning to Waseda

You will need to newly obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) in order to return to Waseda.
Center for International Education (CIE) will apply for a COE on your behalf, so please submit the necessary documents to us.
Make sure that you allow enough time to apply for a COE as it may take two to three months or more for the Immigration Services Bureau to examine the application.

  • Please contact Team of status of residence at CIE ( for the necessary documents and how to submit them.
  • The procedures apply to those who will re-enter Waseda as well.
The flow of the process to obtain a student visa
  • Please make sure to enter Japan within three months of your COE's issue date.
  • CIE will apply for a COE on your behalf only for the residence status of "student". If you wish to apply for another status, you need to apply at the Immigration Services Bureau on your own.
  • You may have to submit a letter of reason, study plan, etc., as necessary. CIE will inform you.
  • After application, you may be required by the Immigration Services Bureau to submit additional documents.
  • If you have decided to cancel your application, please inform the CIE immediately.
  • As the Immigration Services Bureau is solely responsible for the inspection to give you the residence status, Waseda University shall not in any way be held liable in case you are not permitted to be given a residence status.