Graduate School of CommerceWaseda University

For Prospective Students

Admissions

Master's Program

  • Master’s program (in Commerce) is conducted mainly in Japanese.
  • If you obtain or expect to will obtain a bachelor’s degree at a Japanese University, you must check the WebPages in Japanese.
  • You need to select either September admission or April admission at the time of application.
  • In case you are to graduate at your current undergraduate school on or after October 1st 2017, please apply for our AY2018 April admission.

Qualification for Admission

Applicants must fulfill one of the following requirements:

(1) Those who have graduated or are scheduled to graduate from a university by the entrance period that applicants wish to matriculate.

(2) Those who have received a Bachelor’s Degree from National Institution Academic Degree s and University Evaluation or are scheduled to receive such a degree by the entrance period that applicants wish to matriculate.

(3)Those who have completed 16 years of standard school education overseas or are scheduled to complete such education by the entrance period that applicants wish to matriculate.

(4)Those designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology in Japan.

Examination Fees 30,000 yen

Doctoral Program

Qualification for Admission

Applicants must fulfill one of the following requirements:

(1) Hold a Master’s Degree, Professional Master’s Degree, or Professional Doctoral Degree in Law or be scheduled to receive such degree before the date of admission.

(2) Hold a Master’s degree or expect to obtain the degree at a foreign university before the date of admission.

(3) Be designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology in Japan.

(4) Complete postgraduate programs and received a degree equivalent to a Master’s Degree from the United Nations University or be scheduled to receive such degree before the date of admission.

(5) Be recognized by the GSC as possessing academic credentials superior to those of holders of a Master’s Degree, Professional Master’s Degree, or Doctoral Degree in Law through an individual entrance requirements screening process and have reached 24 years of age before the date of admission.

Examination Fees 30,000 yen

Scope of the Examination

Some of the references in Scope of the Examination were updated due to the revision or being out of print.
[Note] A notification of the changes of the entrance examination subjects for Doctoral program
Change in a publisher name of reference book of Organization Management (updated on March 14, 2019)
Change in a Exam Coverage and Reference of Strategic Management, International Business Studies, Risk Financing and Insurance Theory (updated on June 20, 2019)

If you take the Entrance Examination in Japanese, Please refer here. (only in Japanese)

Research Area

Examination Subject

Management Organizational Management
Strategic Management
Strategic Management (From 2020 September Entrance Admission)
Marketing & International Business Marketing      Consumer Behavior
International Business Studies
International Business Studies (From 2020 September Entrance Admission)
International Trade
Finance and Insurance Finance
Insurance Theory  Insurance Theory (From 2020 September Entrance Admission) Risk Financing Risk Financing (From 2020 September Entrance Admission)
Corporate Finance   Asset Pricing
Accounting Financial Accounting 1
Financial Accounting 2
Management Accounting 1
Management Accounting 2
Theory and Quantitative analysis
Public Policy and History of Economics
Microeconomics       Macroeconomics 
Introductory Econometric

 

Admission Schedule and Application Documents (format download)

2019 September 2020 April
Application Period May 20(Mon) – May 24(Fri), 2019 November 25(Mon)
– November 29(Fri), 2019
1st Screening (Written Exam) June 29 (Sat), 2019 January 30(Thu), 2020
2nd Screening (Oral Exam) June 30 (Sun), 2019 January 31(Fri), 2020
Final Results July 4 (Thu), 2019 February 6(Thu), 2020
Enrollment Procedures By July 19 (Fri), 2019 By February 14(Fri), 2020
Date of Admission September 21 (Fri), 2019 April 1 (Wed), 2020
Application Guide

*Dear Applicants for 2020AY Spring entrance

【PDF】
Method for payment of the screening fee at convenience stores in Japan 【PDF】
Examination Fee Payment by Credit Card, Union Pay, and Alipay 【PDF】
Application Form 【PDF】【MS-Word】
The Summary of the Master’s Thesis 【PDF】【MS-Word】
List of Previous Publications and Researches 【PDF】【MS-Word】
Application for Special Exemption for GSC Doctoral Applicants * <GSC students only> 【PDF】【MS-Word】
Statement of Financial Resources 【PDF】
Request Form for Return of Submitted Materials 【PDF】
Application Form for Screening Fee Waver 【PDF】【MS-Word】
Address Label 【PDF】
Application Document Checklist 【PDF】【MS-Word】
List of GSC Project Advisors and Project Researches Conducted in English 【WEB】
Acquisition of Status of Residence “Student” 【PDF】

* About the Special Exemption for GSC Doctoral Applicants (Subject Test Exemption) 

Non-Degree Students

 Special Remarks for Non-Degree Students

In order to obtain permission of stay as an international student, research students who are admitted to Graduate Schools must take over 10 hours of classes per week. According to Immigration Bureau policies, in the majority of cases, research students are not allowed to extend their period of stay for more than one year.In general, Research Students are not allowed to renew their status of residence for the second year (final decision will be made by the Japan Immigration Bureau).
*Research students is conducted mainly in Japanese.
*If you obtain or expect to will obtain a bachelor’s degree at a Japanese University, you must check the Webpages in Japanese.

Examination Fees 25,000 yen

Guide to Admission

Guide to Admission

International students who wish to enroll in the Graduate School of Commerce, Waseda University(GSC), are strongly advised to contact the International Admissions Office (IAO), Waseda University for detailed up-to-date information well ahead of time before the application period ends. Also please check the one of the IAO webpages which describe differences in domestic and overseas applications.
・General Information on Graduate School Admission

Past Examination Paper

Please refer to the following link with regard to the past entrance examination questions of the Graduate School of Commerce (link to the Admissions Center website). Furthermore, it is possible to view past entrance examination questions for the Master’s Program and Doctorate Program in the Graduate School of Commerce office (no copies can be made).

Master’s Program Specialist course (Japanese site)
Doctoral Program Specialist course (Japanese site)
2017.04, 2017.09, 2018.04, 2018.09
Non-degree student

Method for viewing past entrance examination questions

Please visit the Graduate School of Commerce Office and view the questions directly in the office. Place: Graduate School of Commerce Office, 3rd Floor, Building 11, Waseda Campus (Opening hours: Please check here.)

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