Graduate School of Asia-Pacific StudiesWaseda University

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Tuition and fees・Scholarship

Tuition and Fees

MA Program

Tuition and Fees for the students who enrolled in AY 2018

For new students who enter GSAPS in AY 2018, the amount of tuition and fees is shown in the table below.
(Units: JPY)

MA Program 1st Year 2nd Year
For Entrance
Procedures
(First Semester)
Second
Semester
First
Semester
Second
Semester
Entrance Fee 200,000
Tuition 686,500 686,500 786,500 786,500
Waseda University Student
Health Promotion Mutual Aid
Association Fee
   1,500    1,500    1,500    1,500
Sub-Total 888,000 688,000 788,000 788,000
1,576,000 1,576,000
Total 3,152,000
  • The Entrance Fee is waived for a successful candidate who is currently enrolled in, graduated from, completed, or withdrew from an undergraduate, graduate, or specialized program of Waseda University.
  • Student Health Promotion Mutual Aid Association Fees may change in the second year or later.
  • Additional fees may be necessary if registering for particular courses after entrance.
  • Students who have newly enrolled MA program will be required to pay 40,000 JPY as the “Alumni association membership fee”. This membership fee will be paid in the final term/semester of their year, which covers 10 years of annual membership that students pay in advance.

PhD Program

(Units: JPY)

PhD Program 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year
For Entrance
Procedures
(First Semester)
Second
Semester
First
Semester
Second
Semester
First
Semester
Second
Semester
Entrance Fee 200,000
Tuition 387,500 387,500 487,500 487,500 487,500 487,500
Waseda University Student
Health Promotion Mutual Aid
Association Fee
   1,500    1,500    1,500    1,500    1,500    1,500
Sub-Total 589,000 389,000 489,000 489,000 489,000 489,000
978,000 978,000 978,000
Total 2,934,000
  • The Entrance Fee is waived for a successful candidate who is currently enrolled in, graduated from, completed, or withdrew from an undergraduate, graduate, or specialized program of Waseda University.
  • Student Health Promotion Mutual Aid Association Fees may change in the second year or later.
  • Additional fees may be necessary if registering for particular courses after entrance.
  • Students who have newly enrolled MA program will be required to pay 40,000 JPY as the “Alumni association membership fee”. This membership fee will be paid in the final term/semester of their year, which covers 10 years of annual membership that students pay in advance.

ScholarshipsScholarship List

The Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies offers a comprehensive financial support, including campus Scholarships such as the Okuma Memorial Scholarship, the Ono Azusa Memorial Scholarship, Scholarships for Ph.D. students, and our own GSAPS Scholarships. In addition, there are various kinds of scholarships sponsored by organizations outside of the university such as the scholarships by the Japan Student Services Organization (awarded to Japanese students), scholarships by private foundations and the Tuition Reduction Scheme (covering 50%of the tuition; awarded to privately – financed international students). Listed below are scholarships granted to students at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, in AY2018.
In principle application for scholarships is made after matriculation. However, application for some scholarships can be made prior to matriculation. (Please refer to the section ‘Scholarship Admissions‘.)
Graduate school recipients of ‘Category 1’ loans by the Japan Student Services Organization, whom JASSO recognizes as having achieved particularly outstanding results during their studies may be exempted from repaying half or the entire loan after the borrowing period expires. In AY 2018, about 30% of the recipients of ‘Category 1’award have been granted full or partial exemption.
* An international student with a [Permanent Resident], [Long Term Resident], [Spouse or Child of Japanese citizen] or [Spouse or Child Permanent Resident] status will be required to register for scholarship as a Japanese student.
For the details, please contact Scholarship division (TEL: 03-3203-9701) directly.

AY2018 Scholarship List

Types of Awards Name of Scholarship Value Number of Recipients

Japan Student Service organization Scholarship (JASSO)

Loan System Type 1
(without interests)

¥50,000~¥88,000
/ month

5

Loan System Type 2
(with interests)

¥100,000~150,000
/ month

0

Waseda University Scholarships

GSAPS Excellence Awards

Equivalent to the amount of the annual tuition(First year only)

1

Okuma Memorial Awards

¥400,000 / year

2

Azusa Ono Memorial Scholarship

¥400,000 / year

2

WASEDA Alumni Awards

¥400,000 / year

0

External Scholarship

TOBITATE! Young Ambassador Program

¥120,000 / Month

0

  • Under some scholarship regulations, the recipients might be able to receive more than one scholarship.
  • Please note that these scholarships are not necessarily available every year and the conditions and courses are subject to change.
Types of Awards Name of Scholarship Value Number of Recipients

Waseda University Scholarships

Scholarship for Young Doctoral students

¥600,000 / year

1

Japan Student Service organization Scholarship (JASSO)

Loan System Type 1 (without interests)

¥122,000 / Month

1

External Scholarships

Korea  Foundation

¥1,200,000 / year

0

JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientist (RFYS)

¥600,000 / year

1

  • Under some scholarship regulations, the recipients might be able to receive more than one scholarship.
  • Please note that these scholarships are not necessarily available every year and the conditions and courses are subject to change.

For further information please kindly refer to the brochure “Challenge” and also the following website.

Types of Awards Name of Awards Value Number of Recipients
Scholarship Prior to Matriculation Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) Future Leader’s Program Full Tuition coverage,
approx. ¥140,000 / month,
a settlement fund (with cap)
5
Reserved Scholarship for Successful International Examinees ¥500,000-¥1,000,000 / year 3
MEXT and other governments We have many students. Should you be interested please kindly contact your home government Office or MEXT Office.
Waseda University Scholarships Waseda University Partial Tuition-Waiver Scholarship for Privately Financed   International Students (some offered at admission) 50% Reduction of yearly tuition 12
Azusa Ono Memorial Scholarship ¥400,000 / year 4
Waseda University Emergency Scholarship ¥400,000 / year 1
External Scholarship Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship Foundation 100,000 / month 1
Watanuki International Scholarship Foundation ¥150,000 / month 1
Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation ¥140,000 / month 2
Foreign Student Scholarship (Shinjuku-ku) ¥20,000 / month 1
Tonen International Scholarship Foundation ¥140,000 / month 2
Sojitz Foundation ¥100,000 / month 1
IEON 1% Club Foundation Full Tuition coverage,¥100,000 / month 1
ASSURAN International Scholarship Foundation ¥100,000 / month 1
Takayama Internation Education Foundation ¥150,000 / month 1
Honors scholarship for Privately Financed International Students (some offered to admittees from overseas ) ¥48,000 / month 55
  • Under some scholarship regulations, the recipients might be able to receive more than one scholarship.
  • Please note that these scholarships are not necessarily available every year and the conditions and courses are subject to change.
Types of Awards Name of Awards Value Number of Recipients
Scholarship Prior to Matriculation Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) Future Leaders’ Programme Full Tuition coverage, approx. ¥140,000 / month,
a settlement fund (with cap)
2
The State Scholarship Study Abroad Program for Graduate Studies at the China National University of Construction by Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) Exempt from the entrance fee and a tuition fee etc.
Living expenses and a return ticket are provided
0
MEXT and other governments We have many students. Should you be interested please kindly contact your home government Office or MEXT Office.
Waseda University Scholarships Scholarship for Young Doctoral Students ¥600,000 / year 13
External Scholarship JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientist (RFYS) ¥300,000 / year 1
Mitsubishi UFJ Foundation ¥130,000 / month 1
Tokio Marine Kagami Memorial Foundation ¥180,000 / month 1
Kamenori Foundation ¥200,000 / month 1
Honors scholarship for Privately Financed International Students (some offered to admittees from overseas) ¥48,000 / month 5
  • Under some scholarship regulations, the recipients might be able to receive more than one scholarship.
  • Please note that these scholarships are not necessarily available every year and the conditions and courses are subject to change.

For study abroad scholarships, please refer to the following URL of CIE.

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