Graduate School of Asia-Pacific StudiesWaseda University


For Successful Applicants

For Successful Applicants (September 2021 Entrance)

Guide to Entrance Procedures

Please read “Guide to Entrance Procedures” below carefully and complete all necessary entrance procedures by the prescribed deadline.
Please note that the guides are different depending on your program and timing of admission.
For GSAPS designated forms, please download the files below.

MA program

PhD Program

GSAPS Designated forms

Other Information

Student Visa

It is, in principle, necessary for international applicants who does not possess Japanese nationality to obtain a “Student Visa” after they have been accepted at GSAPS, completed the prescribed registration procedures, and effectively made the decision to begin their studies at GSAPS. Students must submit the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and the “Certificate of Admission” with a valid passport to the Japanese Embassy or Consulate in their home country in order to apply for a “Student Visa.”

GSAPS will act as proxy to obtain the Certificate of Eligibility from the Tokyo Immigration Bureau of the Ministry of Justice for applicants applying under the Application from Overseas category, who do not possess Japanese nationality.
Applicants desiring to have the GSAPS act as their proxy are requested to submit a complete set of the necessary materials at the time of their application to the GSAPS in order to complete the processing in time.

Besides, please note that a COE will not be issued, if applicants apply for a COE or a visa separately from Waseda University (i.e. a double application).
Please also be reminded that applicants may be required to submit additional documents by the Immigration Bureau of Japan if necessary.

Application Materials for the Certificate of Eligibility

If you need to extend your period of stay or change your status of residence,
please visit our office to acquire “Certificate of Admission” which is necessary for the extension procedure.
Please take it with “Letter of Admission”, which we issued at the timing of final screening result,
to Waseda University Center of International Education and take necessary procedures.

Please note that Waseda University can provide the “Certificate of Admission”
only after 3 months prior to the day of enrollment.
Please also note that you will be able to apply for the extension of period of stay 3 months before your visa is expired.

For the necessary documents, please refer to the website of Center of International Education.

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