Graduate School of Asia-Pacific StudiesWaseda University


For Successful Applicants

For newly incoming students in April 2021

Important information for enrollment in April 2021

Congratulations on your success in admission to GSAPS, Waseda University.
Please check the following information useful and important for enrollment in April, by clicking each link below.
If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact us ([email protected]).


  • Academic Calendar * GSAPS Academic Orientation for new students in April 2021
    At this moment, the GSAPS Academic Orientation for new students is planned to be held on April 1 via online by Zoom.
    For those who will not be able to attend it on the day, GSAPS will arrange the recorded video so that they can check it on a later date.
    As we will inform you of the details once it is decided, please make sure to regularly check the emails from GSAPS and/or notice on GSAPS website.

Course Registration

*Click here to get to the webpage of “GSAPS Course List and Course Registration”.

Orientation for International Students by Center for International Education(CIE)

*The 2020 spring Orientation for International Students (MEXT Students newly entering Japan)
At this moment, it is not decided yet when and how to hold this orientation.
As CIE will inform you of the details once it is decided, please keep to pay attention to the future notice from CIE.


For International Students who newly enter Japan

Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

For those who asked GSAPS to apply for COE as their proxy,
GSAPS Admissions Office will dispatch the COE together with Certificate of Admission(COA), as soon as we receive COE from the Immigration Bureau.

As you maybe know via the news, however, the recent COVID-19 expansion may influence the issuance of your COE.  Its situation has been changing day by day and the procedure for COE issuance is all controlled by Japanese government/Immigration Bureau.  Therefore, we are afraid to be unsure when COE will be issued.  Therefore, please wait for the arrival of COE, as we will send it to you as soon as we receive it from the Immigration Bureau.
Even if the COE is issued, you may not be able to enter Japan due to restriction of visa application and/or entry into Japan, and also the additional documents may be required to enter Japan.

Therefore, please regularly contact your nearest Japanese embassy or consulate for the updated information regarding visa application and regulations before/at/after entry into Japan (PCR virus test, quarantine, etc.) and follow their instructions.

Please click here for how/what to do after receiving COE.
When you submit a photocopy of “Residence Card” to GSAPS office, please paste it on the Status of Residence Notification Form.

Part-time work permit

For International students who already reside in Japan

Extension of period of stay/Change of status of residence

If you need to extend the period of stay or change the status of residence, please visit the Center for International Education (CIE) with “Certificate of Admission” sent around mid of February, and complete the necessary procedures.  You can apply from 3 months prior to the expiration date on your residence card. For the necessary documents and detailed procedure, please click below and check the webpages of CIE.

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