Graduate School of CommerceWaseda University

For Current Students

Study Abroad

The Graduate School of Commerce, Waseda University has solid mutual relationships with many graduate schools in the world. For many years, we have successfully exchanged  a certain number of students with our partner institutions.
Here is the application guide for the AY2017 Fall version of the GSC student exchange programs.
Please note that the ONLY GSC students can apply for these exchange programs. Your positive participation is highly welcomed.

1.Requirement and Application Documents

Please submit ALL 4 items below by the deadline.

1. Designated documents in English

In case of difficulties getting a signature from your supervisor, you may turn in a printed-out paper of  e-mail that  shows approval of your supervisor.

2. Research plan in English
・Paper size must be A4
・No more than 400 words in English
※ You may also turn in the Japanese version of Research Plan as extra reference. It has to be no more than 1,000 characters.

3. Proof of language proficiency (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS etc)
※Proof of your language proficiency is needed for the screening at GSC.
Please submit with the application form.

4. Commitment form to participate in GSC exchange program

Language requirement
※Some schools require applicants to prove their level of the language proficiency.
For minimum language requirements please see from the Partner School list.

3.Dates for the application

  • Orientation: December 17, 2016(Sat) 12:15-13:00 Room 1105 Bldg No. 11
    *May bring Lunch
  • Application Deadline: January 21st, 2017 (Fri) 23:59
    *Application turn-in to GSC office 3rd floor at Building No. 11
    *If you apply via e-mail, please submit the original copy to the GS office at a later date.
  • Interview Date: February 1st, 2017 (Wed)
    *Details will be informed to applicants by January 30th. Interview date and time may not change.
  • Announcement of Result    February 9th (Thu), 2016

4.Partner Schools (updated on 12th December 2016)

5.Exchange Study Period

3 to 5 months
※The above study abroad period will be counted as the enrollment period of Waseda University.
※In case of Exchange on University Level, the total period of study will be extended.

6.Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees must be paid fully to Waseda University but will be exempted at the host institution.
※Students are responsible for airfare, housing and any other expenses.


a few for each school


  1. You may see the pamphlets for the Partner Schools at GSC Office.
    For the latest information about the Partner Schools, please see from the official website of the partner schools.
  2. All students studying abroad need to purchase the “International Travel Insurance” designated by Waseda.
  3. If you have any question, please feel free to ask at GSC office.
    Contact to :
    Contact person: Wakasugi (Ms.) and Takahata (Ms.)

The MA Program of the Graduate School of Commerce offers a degree program. The objective of this MA program are to give advanced knowledge and skills in the fields of business management and the commercial sciences. To this end, the School offers training and research opportunities in Management, International Business, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, Economic History and other related fields.

Academic Calendar
Spring: April to the beginning of August
Fall: The end of September to the beginning of February
The orientation is usually held one week before the class begins. The date and the time will be announced to exchange students via e-mail.

Fact sheet of MA Program
For the acadmic year of 2017-18, please click here.

Exchange students are required to take at least one course of the MA Program of the Graduate School of Commerce. Students can also take MBA courses within 10 credits. The limit applies during their stay.
Courses in English Spring 2017 / Courses in English Fall 2017

QTEM overseas studyQuantitative Techniques for Economics and Management


The QTEM overseas study project was launched by the economics and management-related graduate schools in Europe and Asia in 2012. This program is aimed for building a joint scheme for the cultivation of human resources who are active in international society.
Masters students at the participating universities come and go mutually, and undertake a curriculum which is centered on data analysis in particular while participating in the lectures of the destination graduate school. Different to simple language study overseas, this is a project that is also useful in career formation to work at an international company after returning to the home country due to participating in an internship, one of the further requirements, while refining specialist knowledge in areas such as statistics and quantitative economics.
Students who are interested in participating this program are welcome to come to the office for the application procedures at the Graduate School of Commerce office.

The joint explanatory meeting on the QTEM overseas study project for students of the Graduate School of Commerce/Graduate School of Economics

Waseda University is one of the QTEM partner  schools and recruit participants every year. Different to simple language study overseas, this is a project that is also useful in your career formation to work at an international company after returning to the home country due to participating in an internship, one of the further requirements, while refining specialist knowledge in the areas of statistics and quantitative economics.

Application procedure

Timing of dispatch Deadline Application Details Application form / research plan
Fall Semester 2017 – Spring Semester 2018 January 18 , 2017 (Wednesday) Click Here Application Form/Research Plan/Commitment Form

Interview Procedure

The applicants for the QTEM Program will be interviewed on 1st February 2017. The time and the date may not be changed.

List of collaborating institutions

QTEM participants select 2 schools (1 school each semester) from the list of QTEM partner institutions, and study overseas for two semesters. QTEM participants take designated courses at the two overseas study destinations. When they fullfill all the requirements, the QTEM certificate (QTEM Degree) will be issued.

QTEM Official Website

Dispatch country School website
Australia Monash University
Belgium Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Canada HEC Montreal
China Zhejiang University
China School of Management, Xiamen University
England University of Exeter
Finland Hanken School of Economics
France EDHEC Business School
France University of Paris-Dauphine
Germany Fachbereich Wirtschaftswisstens Chaften, Goethe-Universitat Frankfutr Ammain
Germany School of Management, Technische Univeritat Munchen
Italy Dipartimento Di Economia E Finanza, Luiss Guido Carli Univerersity
Italy School of Management, Politecnico di Milano
Morocco ESCA Ecole de Management
Netherlands Faculteit Eonomie En Bedrijfskunde, Universiteit Van Amsterdam
Norway Bi Norwegian Business School
Switzerland Universite de Lausanne
Portugal Universidade do Porto


Graduate School of Commerce office (QTEM personnel) Kumazaki, Wakasugi

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