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1. Qualification
a At the time of application, students must be enrolled at the graduate level at universities with exchange agreements with Waseda University. Students must be continuously enrolled at the graduate level until the end of the exchange study period at Waseda University.
* Faculty members and research assistants are not eligible to apply.
b Students demonstrating excellent academic and personal records at their universities.
c Students having strong motivation as well as a clear study plan in any field available at Waseda University and who are likely to benefit from study in Japan.
d Students who have completed 16 years of school education or the equivalent in countries other than Japan.

2. Requirements
a For application to the graduate schools listed below, one of the following is required:
Level 1(N1) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, or a minimum score of 220 on the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU).
  • Graduate School of Law
  • Graduate School of Commerce
  • Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Education
  • Graduate School of Teacher Education
  • Graduate School of Human Sciences
  • Graduate School of Sport Sciences
  • Graduate School of Accountancy
  • Graduate School of Japanese Applied Linguistics
  • Graduate School of Environment and Energy Engineering
b For application to the graduate schools listed below, one of the following is required:
Level 1(N1) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, a minimum score of 220 on the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), TOEFL, iBT 80 or IELTS 6.0.
  • Graduate School of Political Science
  • Graduate School of Economics
  • Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering
  • Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering
  • Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering
  • Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems
c For application to the graduate schools listed below, one of the following is required:
Level 1(N1) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, a minimum score of 220 on the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), TOEFL, iBT 92 or IELTS 6.5. If applicants wish to take classes in Japanese: Level 1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test is required.
  • Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies
d For application to the graduate schools listed below, one of the following is required:
Level 1(N1) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, a minimum score of 220 on the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), TOEFL, iBT 92 or IELTS 6.5 with at lest 3 year work experience which must be related with the applicant's study . If applicants wish to take classes in Japanese: Level 1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test is required.
  • MBA course at the Graduate School of Commerce
e For application to the graduate schools listed below, one of the following is required:
TOEFL, iBT 86, TOEIC 780 or IELTS 6.5. Doctoral Course will not be open yet.
  • Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies
f An intermediate level of Japanese (ability equivalent to Level 2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test or higher or minimum score of 200 on the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Student ( EJU) is required for application to the following graduate schools.
  • Graduate School of Social Sciences*1
*1: For doctoral applicants to the Graduate School of Social Sciences, the supervising professor must approve the applicant's language level (test scores are not required). Depending on the professor, they may accept languages other than Japanese or English.


3. Graduate schools NOT open to exchange students
  • Waseda Business School (Evening MBA Program)
  • Waseda Law School
  • Graduate School of Accountancy (PhD level)
  • Graduate School of Finance
  • Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies (PhD level)

4. Important Notes when applying for the Graduate School
  • Admission will be determined by the faculty committee at each School. Therefore, in some occasions, although it is requested, the permission for admission may not be granted.
  • Exchange in the Doctoral programs depends on the research contents. Therefore in some occasions, depending on the contents of student's desired research, admission is not allowed by the faculty.
  • PhD students coming to the Graduate School of Commerce will be participating not in the courses but in the research supervision only.
  • In order to be enrolled in the PhD program of the Graduate school, the student must be enrolled in the PhD level in his/her home institution.
  • The main functions of the Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication Studies have moved to the Honjo Campus in Saitama-ken (about 100 km north of downtown Tokyo). Exchange students enrolled in this graduate school may study at Honjo Campus.
  • The main functions of the Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems are located on the Kita-Kyushu Campus in Fukuoka-ken (about 2 hours from Tokyo by airplane). Exchange students enrolled in this graduate school will study on the Kita-Kyushu Campus.
 
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Students who may require additional support due to health conditions, please contact the CIE in advance so that we can make the necessary preparations to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable stay in Japan. Such health conditions will have no impact on the application screening process.
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