Graduate School of Asia-Pacific StudiesWaseda University

Admissions

FAQ

If applicants would like to apply for our program, please read the “GSAPS Application Guide for Admissions”.

General Questions for Admission

You can download the digital brochure from our website.
Also we will send the paper-based brochure to those who live in Japan upon request through our site below.

  • MA : Admission will be considered in a comprehensive manner, taking all documents into consideration including academic and career backgrounds, language proficiency, reference(s), and essays. For applicants applying from inside of Japan, the results of the second admission test will be also considered.
  • PhD: Admission will be considered in a comprehensive manner, taking the results of the second Screening and all documents into consideration: documents include Master’s thesis, academic and career backgrounds, language proficiency, reference(s), and essays.

You can still apply for our programs with a degree from a different field. GSAPS widely accepts competent applicants from Japan and abroad.

You don’t have to. However, if you wish to contact our faculty, please write your message and send it by e-mail to GSAPS Office:[email protected] We will forward it for you. Please note that contact during application periods is NOT allowed.

  • MA: A sample essay question for the second screening can be found on our website.
  • PhD: Written exam questions are not disclosed.

GSAPS conducts the scholarship admission scheme. Applicants are able to apply for admission and a scholarship at the same time and also to know the result of scholarship nomination before matriculation. Some scholarships offered through this scheme are full scholarships which cover tuition fees and offer the monthly stipend. Application conditions depend on each scholarship. Please refer to the scholarship information from the following webpage.

Language Proficiency

International applicants who wish to take courses in Japanese must submit it.

Non-English native, international applicants who wish to take courses in English and Japanese applicants must submit a proof of English Proficiency.

No, there is no specific term of validity for language proof.

Application Documents

Please send in your expected certificate of graduation along with your official transcript at the time of application. The submission of the final transcript and diploma will be requested upon admission.

If you don’t have anyone who is (was) your professor/academic advisor or superior at work, please find someone equivalent who can evaluate you properly based on the designated evaluation form.

Others

No. We do not accept the application for “Non-degree student”, which takes only certain courses now.

GSAPS annually organizes an event called “Open School” in July. In addition, there will be a GSAPS booth at an event called the “Information Sessions for Graduate School Programs” organized by Waseda University (annually held in June), and GSAPS might be represented at other recruitment events. For details, please visit the GSAPS website.

Page Top
WASEDA University

Sorry!
The Waseda University official website
<<https://www.waseda.jp/fire/gsaps/en>> doesn't support your system.

Please update to the newest version of your browser and try again.

Continue

Suporrted Browser

Close