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Q.What are eligibilities for graduate school admissions and application methods?
A.For application eligibilities and methods, please see the application guidelines released by each graduate school. Also you may reach each graduate school's website from "Download application guideline/form" under the "Examination Guidelines" within this website.
Q.Please tell me differences between "Domestic applications" and "Overseas Applications" classified by where applicants reside.
A.This classification is made by the current address at which applicants reside. Please be well aware of application schedules and method for "Domestic applications" and "Overseas Applications" because some graduate schools differ. Domestic Applications: an application category for those who reside in Japan at the time of application. Overseas Applications: an application category for those who reside outside Japan at the time of application.
Q.Please tell me about the required language proficiency for applications.
A.The required language proficiency differs depending on graduate schools. Please check the List for Special Remarks Concerning Language Proficiency Certificates for the language proficiency required by each graduate school, which is available from "Schedule for Entrance Examination" under "Examination Guidelines" within this International Admissions Office website.
Q.What to do, if cannot submit the scores or certificates of language proficiency tests by the submission deadline?
A.Principally applicants are supposed to provide the required application documents during the designated application periods. However, a language proficiency testing score or report, such as JLPT, EJU, TOEFL, or IELTS, can be accepted after the submission deadline only if applicants received the scores or certificates and submitted them before the actual entrance examinations, such as written or oral screenings. The application operations differ depending on each graduate school. Please contact International Admissions Office, iao-gs@list.waseda.jp.
Q.Are there any requirements for the academic performance, such as GPA indication, for the last institution attended?
A.Nothing particular, but the entrance examination result will be made comprehensively based on all of the submitted documents.
Q.Can I request Waseda University to be an "inviter" or "sponsor" to apply for the short-term visa when taking an entrance examination of the graduate school in Japan?
A.Waseda University cannot be your "inviter" or "sponsor" when applicants apply for their short-term visa. Please prepare for the necessary conditions and apply for the visa on your own.
Q.How to apply for the non-degree student program?
A.Basically applicants for the research student program are asked for the same application documents as for the regular program (Master's course). Please refer to the application guidelines because application methods could differ depending on graduate schools.
Q.How many years can enroll a non-degree student program?
A.According to Immigration Bureau policy, non-degree students are not allowed to extend their period of their period of stay more than one year at Waseda University. Moreover, it is extremely difficult for students who have enrolled at other universities as research students, the same status as non-degree students, to change or renew their residence status (visa) from the Immigration Bureau of Japan to attend Waseda University as non-degree students for the following academic year. When students only enroll classes being offered in spring or fall semester, they could be only on the school register during the semester in which they are enrolling. Please contact the Immigration Bureau of Japan for further questions. Also please refer to the VISA STATUS on the website of the Center for International Education.
Q.What is the language used for graduate school?
A.The language used graduate schools for, Japanese or English are shown in the column for Language of Instruction on the "List of Undergraduate and Graduate Schools" under "Department List" within this International Admissions Office website. Please contact an admission office of each graduate school for the details.
Q.Is it necessary for applicants to contact the desired supervisor prior to applying for the entrance examinations?
A.Waseda University does not require applicants to contact the potential supervisors beforehand in preparation for the entrance examination. On an entrance exam, the suitable supervisor will be assigned to each applicant based on the research plan and interview. The following graduate schools strongly recommend applicants to contact the desired supervisor to thoroughly discuss a research area and plan for prevention of mismatch before applying to the graduate school. ・ Graduate School of Human Science (All courses) ・ Graduate School of Sports Science (All courses) ・ Graduate School of Fundamental/Creative/Advanced Science and Engineering (All courses) Please be aware that the Graduate School of Commerce prohibits applicants to contact the potential supervisors. If you cannot find the contact information of the faculty member that you are interested in, please send an email to each graduate school admissions office.
Q.How to access to supervisor's research database?
A.Please refer to Waseda University researcher database. In addition, you may check visit Faculty page on each graduate school webpage.
Q.How to get an email address to contact supervisors?
A.Due to the privacy protection act, it is prohibited for a university to directly provide email addresses to any persons, unless supervisors give their email addresses on the researcher database or each graduate school they belong to.
Q.Do I have to study as a non-degree student first for taking an entrance examination to enter the Master's degree program?
A.At Waseda University, it is not necessary to study as a non-degree student to enter the Master's degree program as long as the applicants.
Q.How many classes in a week do students in the non-degree student program take to maintain the status of residence, College Students?
A.According to Immigration Bureau policy, those who study in the non-degree student program have to register for over 10 hours of classes per week (i.e. do not take more than 7 courses). For the details, please refer to the VISA STATUS on the website of the Center for International Education.
Q.I did not pass the written/interview examinations for the Master's or Doctoral program. Can I reapply for the research student program in the same graduate school?
A.Yes, you may reapply for the research student program of the same graduate school as long as completing the designated application process within the application periods. However, you are not allowed to use the same certifications you already submitted to the graduate school for other examinations. Please re-prepare for all of the required application documents and resend them to the designated address.
Q.How I can have a look at past tests?
A.The past tests with being copyrighted within three years are available on the webpage for Admissions Center. Please see here. Some questions on PDF may be invisible because of being under review copyright assignment or failed to be copyrighted. The actual past exams can be referred to at Admissions Center of Waseda University.
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