Overview of AdmissionAccess the following URL for details regarding admissions to SILS:https://www.waseda.jp/fire/sils/en/applicants/1. General Admission: April Entry OnlyQuota: 175 studentsFor more details, please refer to the URL below （only in Japanese）:https://www.waseda.jp/re/sils/applicants/2. AO Admissions: 2-1. AO April Entry （Domestic）Quota: 100 studentsEligibility: Completion of a 12-year Japanese secondary educational curriculum (including Japanese educational institutions outside of Japan)Schedule:(a) Application Period: Wednesday, September 1 to Tuesday, September 7, 2021(b) Written Examination (Critical Writing) Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021(c) Result Announcement: Monday, November 22, 2021* The written examination (Critical Writing) measures the applicant’s ability to understand and analyze the given materials and to express their own thoughts.Admission Results (AY2021)Total ApplicantsApplicants（Written Exam）(A)Successful Applicants(B)Ratio of Applicants to Those Accepted(A/B)7326821424.8×2-2. AO April Entry （Overseas）Quota: 100 studentsEligibility: Completion of a 12-year non-Japanese secondary educational curriculum （including international schools accredited by the approved institutions）Schedule:(a) Application Period: Wednesday, September 8 to Tuesday, September 14, 2021(b) Interview Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021 *Only if required(c) Result Announcement: Monday, November 22, 2021Admission Results (AY2021)Applicants (A)Successful Applicants (B)Ratio of Applicants to Those Accepted (A/B)3441083.2×2-3. AO September EntryQuota: 150 studentsEligibility: Completion of a 12-year educational curriculum Schedule:* Check the Application Guidelines(a) Application Period: [Early Admission] Mid- to late January 2022 [Regular Admission] Late January to late February 2022(b) Interview Date: April-May 2022 *Only if required(c) Result Announcement: March 2022 (Early Admission) April–May 2022 (Regular Admission)Admission Results (AY2020)Applicants (A)Successful Applicants (B)Ratio of Applicants to Those Accepted (A/B)6021464.1×SP1SP2DefinitionStudents whose first language is Japanese and who have no difficulty in taking classes in Japanese (with reading, speaking, listening and writing skills in native-level Japanese in academic context)Students whose first language is not Japanese. Those students whose first language is Japanese, however, may choose to take Study Plan 2 if they expect to experience difficulty in taking classes in Japanese, or if they have resided in a foreign country for an extended period of time.DifferencesOne-YearStudy AbroadMandatoryOptionalCurriculum・ First Year Seminar A (conducted in Japanese)・ First Year Seminar B (conducted in English)・ Cannot take Japanese Language courses・ Cannot take First Year Seminar A (conducted in Japanese)・ First Year Seminar B (conducted in English)・ Mandatory Japanese Language courses (Exempted depending on Japanese-language proficiency level)Study Plan（SP）Applicants are required to select their Study Plan, SP1 or SP2, depending on their language prociency. The differences between these two curriculums are explained below.The information on this page is as of April 2021. Updates will be posted on the website, should there be any changes.