This graduate school is an English-based graduate school, meaning that the medium of instruction is English. However, if an applicant wishes to apply for the Directed Research in Interpretation Studies, applicants will be required to have a descent level of Japanese language skills. (There are no cut-off points for JLPT scores even in this case)
No. Japanese courses are not included as the required course work for obtaining either the Master’s or Doctoral degree at GSICCS. If students wish to learn the Japanese language, students may take Japanese language courses at the Center for Japanese Language Center of Waseda University (additional fee will be required besides the basic tuition fee).
GSICCS does provide various opportunities for students to study abroad. Students may select from over 700 overseas institutions which Waseda University has partnerships with and up to 10 credits which are obtained during the study abroad period can be approved as credits towards completion of the program.
The admissions for GSICCS uses an online application system. Application documents are basically submitted through the online system and not by courier service. In an event where you are required to send any documents by courier service, be sure to use a courier service in which you could track your documents, and confirm the delivery status on your side. The GSICCS admissions office does NOT confirm the delivery status of application documents. For English proficiency test scores which are sent directly from the testing institution, please check with the testing board.
An official translation from an translation agency, embassy, or other officially approved office/institution is acceptable if the translation bears the official seal of the institution/agency.
※For those who have graduated from Universities in mainland China, please refer to further details on the application guidelines.
Yes. Applicants must submit transcripts of all the undergraduate and graduate school(s) which they have been enrolled up until the time of application. This also includes the transcripts of all study abroad programs which the student has experienced.
Your allocation will be notified at the time of the result announcement. A message regarding the allocation and details on enrollment procedures will be sent to the applicant via the online application system
The submission of either an English-language proficiency certificate or a score in a common graduate school entrance test framed in English (GRE/MAT/GMAT/LSAT) is required for all applicants regardless of their native language. This includes those who have completed an undergraduate degree or similar through the medium of English.
No. The recommenders must submit their evaluation through the designated online system. If the online system cannot be used due to internet access issues, please have the recommender contact the admissions office of GSICCS ([email protected])
No. However, both external scholarships and Waseda University internal scholarships are allocated in the same way as in other graduate schools of Waseda University. Basically scholarships will be open for application after the student is officially enrolled.
The number of scholarships you can apply before enrollment is extremely limited. For external scholarships, you can apply for the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for international students. For more information about MEXT scholarships, please contact Japanese Embassy/Consulate in your country.
※ Foreign nationals with a resident status of “permanent resident” (eijusha), “long-term resident” (teijusha),
“spouse or child of a Japanese resident”, or “spouse or child of a permanent resident” can apply for scholarships in the same way as Japanese students.
Please carefully take a look at the online viewbook, faculty list and the application guidelines for the details of the available directed research fields. You will be required to select your preference of a study plan (Master’s program only) /research directors at the time of application, and afterwards be informed of the final decision by our school at the time of the result announcement.
You may contact our faculty members from each faculty members’ page on the faculty list. Please keep in mind that it is up to the professor to respond or not, and some take longer than others. For inquiries related to matters on admission, please direct your inquiries to the admissions office of GSICCS ([email protected]).
No, you will not be able to change your selection of the study plan or research director after the application period.
Only in an event where the allocated research director recognizes the need for a change of research field, you will be able to change your research director/field with the approval of the new research director and the GSICCS committee. However, applicants who are accepted for a research field different from that indicated in their original application, will not be eligible to change their research field back to that initially indicated as preferred.
Interpretation Studies at GSICCS will focus on interpretation between English and Japanese. Thus you will be required to have appropriate level of Japanese language proficiency if you wish to conduct research in this field.
(※Submission of any Japanese test scores is not required)