School of International Liberal StudiesWaseda University

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Admissions Guide

AO April Entry (Overseas)

Applicant
Qualifications
Number to be
admitted
Application
Category
Those who have completed or are scheduled to complete a 12-year Japanese education curriculum
(including those from an overseas educational institution designated as having an education curriculum equivalent to those provided by high schools in Japan and those who  have passed or schedule to pass the high school graduation equivalency examination etc.)
125 AO April Entry (Domestic)
Those who have completed or are scheduled to complete a 12-year non-Japanese education curriculum (including ethnic and international schools in Japan) 100 AO April Entry (Overseas)

*Application qualification and admission category are not decided by your nationality. For moredetails of the applicant qualifications, please be sure to refer to the Application Guide.

Selection

Screening of the documents submitted with your application will produce one of three results: Unconditional Offer; Conditional Offer, Fail. An Unconditional Offer will mean that you can be admitted to SILS without any further Interview or other test. If you receive a Conditional Offer, you will be invited for an interview and a written test, after which a decision will be made on whether you can be admitted.

*  For details, please refer to the Application Guide.

Schedule: 2018 AO April Entry (Overseas)

a) Application Period
(Period when application documents must arrive at SILS via post)
*Application documents must be received by the end of the application period via post.
August 21 (Mon.), 2017
– September 11 (Mon.), 2017
b) Announcement of Document Review Results and Interview & Written Test Notification
*Interview notification will be sent to only for those with a Conditional Offer, while document review results will be sent to all applicants.
October 13 (Fri.), 2017
c) Interviews and Written Test (For those with a Conditional Offer) October 21 (Sat.), 2017
– November 12 (Sun.), 2017
d) Announcement of Successful Applicants November 23 (Thu.), 2017

Required Documents for Admission

  • Application Form  (in English) : Personal Details, Educational Background, Test Information, Plans, Experience of Studying Abroad, Academic Honors and Extra-curricular Activities, English Essay etc. ⇒Please prepare and print out the form via the Waseda Online Admissions Application (See below)
  • Document to Prove Your Applicant Qualification (Certificate of graduation or Certificate of expected graduation of the senior high school etc.)
  • Academic transcript (from all high schools you have attended)
  • Certificate of results of university entrance qualification examinations and other standardized tests; SAT, ACT, IB, GCE, Baccalaureate, Abitur, etc.
  • English proficiency test score; TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, GEPT, or EIKEN
    *Applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit official results from one of  the above tests.  But, if you submit a certificate of university entrance qualification examination/standardized test administered for an educational system in which the first language is English (such as SAT, ACT, GCE, IB taught in English etc.), you are not required to submit a certificate related to your English proficiency.

*For more details of application documents and application procedures, please be sure to refer to the Application Guide.

Waseda Online Admissions Application

  • To apply, please create a Waseda Online Admissions Application account first, and prepare the Application Form. Then print out the Application Form and submit it with other application documents (see Application Guide for details) together by post. The application procedure is considered complete when all of the application documents are received by the School of International Liberal Studies Admissions Office during the application period.
  • Please register the online application system from the following website.
    https://www.apply.waseda.jp/

Download: Application Documents

Documents 日本語 ENGLISH
Application Guides and Instructions
Application Guide Detail
AO: List of Application Documents
by Education System
Detail Detail
Payment method of screening fee (Convenience Store Easy-Pay System) Detail Detail
Payment method of screening fee (Credit Card /Online Payment System [“China UnionPay”or “Alipay” ]) Detail Detail
Application Forms and Designated Forms
Application Form Prepare and print out using Online Application System
Check Sheet Detail
TEMPLATE: Certificate of
Graduation/Expected Graduation
Detail
TEMPLATE: Letter to Explain the Reason Why You Are Unable to Submit the Documents Detail
Individual Review Form Detail
Application Form for Screening Fee Waiver Detail
Documents for the “Certificate of Eligibility”
Statement of Financial Resources Detail
Agreement for Defraying Expenses Detail
Personal History Detail
Application for Certificate of Eligibility Detail
Sample of the Application for Certificate of Eligibility Detail
Note ・TBA = To Be Announced

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AO September Entry

Number of Students to be admitted

125 students of all nationalities

Applicant Qualifications

Students who have completed or will complete a 12-year education curriculum by September 20, 2018.
*For details of the applicant qualifications, please refer to the Application Guide.

Selection Methods

Screening of the documents submitted with your application will produce one of three results: Unconditional Offer; Conditional Offer, Fail. An Unconditional Offer will mean that you can be admitted to SILS without any further Interview or other test. If you receive a Conditional Offer, you will be invited for an interview, after which a decision will be made on whether you can be admitted. For the AO September Entry, applicant can apply for either the Early Bird Admission or the Regular Admission, but not both.

Schedule: 2018 AO September Entry

Schedule for 2018 AO September Entry

 

Required Documents for Admission

  1. Application Form  (in English) :
    ⇒Please prepare and print out the form via the Waseda Online Admissions Application (See below)
  2. Document to Prove Your Applicant Qualification (Certificate of graduation or Certificate of expected graduation of the senior high school etc.)
  3. Academic transcript (from all high schools you have attended)
  4. Certificate of results of university entrance qualification examinations and other standardized tests; SAT, ACT, IB, GCE,  Baccalaureate, Abitur, etc.
  5. English proficiency test score; TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, GEPT or Test in Practical English Proficiency (EIKEN)

*Applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit official results from one of the above tests.  But, if you submit a certificate of university entrance qualification examination/standardized test administered for an educational system in which the first language is English (such as SAT, ACT, GCE, IB taught in English etc.), you are not required to submit a certificate related to your English proficiency.

*For details of application documents and application procedures, refer to the Application Guide and Guidelines for Application Documents.

Waseda Online Admissions Application

  • To apply, please create a Waseda Online Admissions Application account first, and prepare the Application Form. Then print out the Application Form and submit it with other application documents (see Application Guide for details) together by post. The application procedure is considered complete when all of the application documents are received by the School of International Liberal Studies Admissions Office during the application period.
  • Please register the online application system from the following website.
    https://www.apply.waseda.jp/

Download: Application Documents

2018 AO September Entry

Documents 日本語 ENGLISH
Application Guides and Instructions
Application Guide Download
List of Application Documents by Education System Detail
Payment method of screening fee (Convenience Store Easy-Pay System) Download Download
Payment method of screening fee (Credit Card /Online Payment System [“China UnionPay”or “Alipay” ]) Download Download
Application Forms and Designated Forms
Application Form Prepare and print out using Online Application System
Check Sheet  – Download
TEMPLATE: Certificate of
Graduation/Expected Graduation
 – Download
TEMPLATE: Letter to Explain the Reason Why You Are Unable to Submit the Documents  – Download
Individual Review Form  – Download
Application Form for Screening Fee Waiver
Waseda University
 – Download
Documents for the “Certificate of Eligibility”
Statement of Financial Resources  – Download
Agreement for Defraying Expenses  – Download
Personal History  – Download
Application for Certificate of Eligibility  – Download
Sample of the Application for Certificate of Eligibility  – Download
Note ・TBA = To Be Announced

 

Change of Affiliation Entry (April)

Academic Year and Number of Students to be Admitted (For 2018 April Entry)

Number of Students to be Admitted A few candidates
Year Second Year
Candidates Qualified to Apply Candidates who fulfill the following three conditions are eligible to apply:

1. Those who entered Waseda University in April, 2017, and are at present 1st year students in the university.

*Your year will be determined by your student number and any delays caused by study abroad, leave of absence from the university and the like, will not be taken into account.

2. The number of credits obtained

Those who are anticipated to obtain a total of 30 credits or more in the School to which they currently belong. Credits in this case refers only to credits that are counted towards graduation in your present School.

3. Conditions concerning English ability

Those who have achieved a score in one of the following tests of English ability matching of higher than those given below:
TOEFL(iBT) 79, IELTS 6.5
* Only the scores of tests taken on or after November 1st, 2015 are deemed as being valid.

*For details of the applicant qualifications, please refer to the Application Guide.
*In the case that a candidate is unable to obtain 30 credits from the school he or she presently belongs to, he or she will not be able to enter SILS.

Screening Schedules (For 2018 April Entry)

a) Application period
*Applications should be postmarked Nov 6, 2017, or earlier
Nov. 1 (Wed.), 2017
– Nov. 6(Mon.), 2017
b) Sending Admission Card and Interview Information Nov. 17 (Fri.), 2017
c) Interview Nov. 26 (Sun.), 2017
d) Announcement of Successful Applicants Dec. 15 (Fri.), 2017

Application Documents

  1. Application Form
  2. Certificate of Enrollment
  3. Academic Transcript
  4. 2017 Fall Final Course Registration Results
  5. English Proficiency Test Score
    * Only the scores of tests taken on or after November 1st, 2015 are deemed as being valid
  6. English Essay

*  For details, please refer to the Application Guide.

Download: Application Documents (For 2018 April Entry)

*Last updated: September 21, 2017

Application Guide Detail
Application Form Detail (Word) / Detail (Pdf)
Convenience Store Easy-Pay Systems

Change of Affiliation Entry (September)

Academic Year and Number of Students to be Admitted (For 2017 September Entry)

Number of Students to be Admitted A few candidates
Year Second Year
Candidates Qualified to Apply Candidates who fulfill the following three conditions are eligible to apply:

1 Those who entered Waseda University in Setember, 2016, and are at present 1st year students in the university.

*Your year will be determined by your student number and any delays caused by study abroad, leave of absence from the university and the like, will not be taken into account.

2 The number of credits obtained

Those who are anticipated to obtain a total of 30 credits or more in the School to which they currently belong. Credits in this case refers only to credits that are counted towards graduation in your present School.

3 Conditions concerning English ability

Those who have achieved a score in one of the following tests of English ability matching of higher than those given below:
-TOEFL (iBT) 79

-IELTS (Academic) 6.5
* Only the scores of tests taken on or after April 1, 2015 are deemed as being valid.
* Submission of the test score is voluntary for those whose first language is English.

*For details of the applicant qualifications, please refer to the Application Guide.
*In the case that a candidate is unable to obtain 30 credits from the school he or she presently belongs to, he or she will not be able to enter SILS.

Screening Schedules (For 2017 September Entry)

a) Application period
*Applications should be postmarked April 21 (Fri.), 2017, or earlier
April 19 (Wed.) – April 21 (Fri.), 2017
b) Announcement of Those Qualified for Interview May 12 (Fri.), 2017
c) Interview Period May 27 (Sat.) – June 11 (Sun.), 2017
d) Announcement of Successful Applicants June 16 (Fri), 2017

Application Document (For 2017 September Entry)

  1. Application Form
  2. Certificate of Enrollment
  3. Academic Transcript
  4. 2017 Spring Final Course Registration Results
  5. English Proficiency Test Score
    * Only the scores of tests taken on or after April 1, 2015 are deemed as being valid
  6. English Essay

*  For details, please refer to the Application Guide.

Download: Application Documents

Documents 日本語版 English
Application Guide Detail Detail
Application Form Detail
Detail
Convenience Store Easy-Pay Systems
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