Graduate School of Asia-Pacific StudiesWaseda University


For Successful Applicants

For newly incoming students in September 2021

Important information for enrollment in September 2021

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


  • Academic Calendar GSAPS will hold Academic Orientations for new students in September 2021 via online by Zoom for the regular students and non-degree students respectively as follows:
    1) For regular students:
    From 10:00 (Japan Standard Time) on September 15, 2021
    2) For non-degree students:
    On September 15 and 16, 2021 (Specific time to be announced later)

    * For those who will not be able to attend them at the real time on the above date(s), GSAPS will arrange the recorded video of these orientations so that they can check them at a later date.
    * For detailed information of these orientations (i.e. Zoom Link, Meeting ID, Password, etc.), we will inform you once they are decided. Therefore, please make sure to regularly check the emails from GSAPS and/or notice on GSAPS website.
  • September 2021 Health Check-up

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)


  • Scholarship information for privately-financed international students Tuition and Fees / Scholarship → Scholarship flow (International Students)
    Refer to “Scholarship Flow (International Students)” here.  

    GSAPS office will announce the details of scholarship registration by Announcements/Email via MyWaseda before the registration period around late September.
    Thank you for your patience.

  • Scholarship information for Japanese students *An international student with a [Permanent Resident], [Long Term Resident], [Spouse or Child of Japanese citizen] or [Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident] status will be required to register for scholarship as a Japanese student.

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,  Japan is currently under the declaration of the state of emergency due to the recent COVID-19 expansion and it is considered to influence the issuance of your COE.  We are afraid to be unsure when COE will be issued as it is all controlled by Japanese government/Immigration Bureau.  Therefore, please just 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 early August, 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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