School of International Liberal StudiesWaseda University

For Applicants

Admissions Guide

AO April Entry (Overseas)

Number of Students to be admitted

100 students of all nationalities

Applicant Qualifications

Students who have completed or are scheduled to complete a 12-year non-Japanese education curriculum (including ethnic and international schools in Japan) by March 31, 2019.

*For details of the applicant qualifications, please refer to the Application Guide.

Selection

Screening of the documents submitted with your application will produce one of three results: Unconditional Offer; Conditional Offer, Fail. An Unconditional Offer will mean that you can be admitted to SILS without any further Interview or other test. If you receive a Conditional Offer, you will be invited for an interview test, after which a decision will be made on whether you can be admitted.

Schedule: 2019 AO April Entry (Overseas)

a) Application Period August 20, 2018 – September 6, 2018
b) Announcement of Document Review Result October 19, 2018
c) Interview (For those with a Conditional Offer) October 27, 2018 or November 10, 2018
d) Announcement of Interview Result November 22, 2018

Download: Application Documents

Application Guides and Instructions
Application Guide Download

Pages 1, 19, 22 of the Guidelines have been revised (Announcement day of Document Review Results).
The revised points are highlighted in yellow.(July 18, 2018)
AO: List of Application Documents
by Education System
Detail
Payment method of screening fee (Convenience Store Easy-Pay System) Download
Payment method of screening fee (Credit Card /Online Payment System [“China UnionPay”or “Alipay” ]) Download
Application Forms and Designated Forms
Application Form Prepare and print out using Online Application System
Check Sheet Download
TEMPLATE: Certificate of
Graduation/Expected Graduation
Download
TEMPLATE: Letter to Explain the Reason Why You Are Unable to Submit the Documents Download
Individual Review Form Download
Application Form for Screening Fee Waiver  Download
Documents for the Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
Agreement for Defraying Expenses Download
Application for Certificate of Eligibility Download
Sample of the Application for Certificate of Eligibility Download

 

AO September Entry

Number of Students to be admitted

125 students of all nationalities

Applicant Qualifications

Students who have completed or will complete a 12-year education curriculum by September 20, 2018.
*For details of the applicant qualifications, please refer to the Application Guide.

Selection

Screening of the documents submitted with your application will produce one of three results: Unconditional Offer; Conditional Offer, Fail. An Unconditional Offer will mean that you can be admitted to SILS without any further Interview or other test. If you receive a Conditional Offer, you will be invited for an interview, after which a decision will be made on whether you can be admitted. For the AO September Entry, applicant can apply for either the Early Bird Admission or the Regular Admission, but not both.

Schedule: 2018 AO September Entry

Schedule for 2018 AO September Entry

 

Download: Application Documents

Application Guides and Instructions
Application Guide Download
List of Application Documents by Education System Detail
Payment method of screening fee (Convenience Store Easy-Pay System) Download
Payment method of screening fee (Credit Card /Online Payment System [“China UnionPay”or “Alipay” ]) Download
Application Forms and Designated Forms
Application Form Prepare and print out using Online Application System
Check Sheet  Download
TEMPLATE: Certificate of
Graduation/Expected Graduation
 Download
TEMPLATE: Letter to Explain the Reason Why You Are Unable to Submit the Documents  Download
Individual Review Form  Download
Application Form for Screening Fee Waiver
Waseda University
 Download
Documents for the Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
Agreement for Defraying Expenses  Download
Application for Certificate of Eligibility  Download
Sample of the Application for Certificate of Eligibility Download

Change of Affiliation Entry (April)

Academic Year and Number of Students to be Admitted (For 2019 April Entry)

Number of Students to be Admitted A few candidates
Year Second Year
Candidates Qualified to Apply Candidates who fulfill the following three conditions are eligible to apply:

1. Those who entered Waseda University in April, 2018, and are at present 1st year students in the university.

*Your year will be determined by your student number and any delays caused by study abroad, leave of absence from the university and the like, will not be taken into account.

2. The number of credits obtained

Those who are anticipated to obtain a total of 30 credits or more in the School to which they currently belong. Credits in this case refers only to credits that are counted towards graduation in your present School.

3. Conditions concerning English ability

Those who have achieved a score in one of the following tests of English ability matching of higher than those given below:
TOEFL(iBT) 79, IELTS 6.5
* Only the scores of tests taken on or after November 1st, 2016 are deemed as being valid.

*For details of the applicant qualifications, please refer to the Application Guide.
*In the case that a candidate is unable to obtain 30 credits from the school he or she presently belongs to, he or she will not be able to enter SILS.

Screening Schedules (For 2019 April Entry)

a) Application period
*Applications should be postmarked Nov 6, 2018, or earlier
Nov. 1 (Thu.), 2018
– Nov. 6(Tue.), 2018
b) Sending Admission Card and Interview Information Nov. 16 (Fri.), 2018
c) Interview Nov. 25 (Sun.), 2018
d) Announcement of Successful Applicants Dec. 14 (Fri.), 2018

Application Documents

  1. Application Form
  2. Certificate of Enrollment
  3. Academic Transcript
  4. 2018 Fall Final Course Registration Results
  5. English Proficiency Test Score
    * Only the scores of tests taken on or after November 1st, 2016 are deemed as being valid
  6. English Essay

*  For details, please refer to the Application Guide.

Download: Application Documents (For 2018 April Entry)

*Application Documents for 2019 April Entry will be uploaded around September 2018.

*Last updated: September 21, 2017

Application Guide Detail
Application Form Detail (Word) / Detail (Pdf)
Convenience Store Easy-Pay Systems

Change of Affiliation Entry (September)

Academic Year and Number of Students to be Admitted (For 2018 September Entry)

Number of Students to be Admitted A few candidates
Year Second Year
Candidates Qualified to Apply Candidates who fulfill the following three conditions are eligible to apply:

1 Those who entered Waseda University in Setember, 2017, and are at present 1st year students in the university.

*Your year will be determined by your student number and any delays caused by study abroad, leave of absence from the university and the like, will not be taken into account.

2 The number of credits obtained

Those who are anticipated to obtain a total of 30 credits or more in the School to which they currently belong. Credits in this case refers only to credits that are counted towards graduation in your present School.

3 Conditions concerning English ability

Those who have achieved a score in one of the following tests of English ability matching of higher than those given below:
-TOEFL (iBT) 79

-IELTS (Academic) 6.5
* Only the scores of tests taken on or after April 1, 2016 are deemed as being valid.
* Submission of the test score is voluntary for those whose first language is English.

*For details of the applicant qualifications, please refer to the Application Guide.
*In the case that a candidate is unable to obtain 30 credits from the school he or she presently belongs to, he or she will not be able to enter SILS.

Screening Schedules (For 2018 September Entry)

a) Application period
*Applications should be postmarked May 9 (Wed.), 2018, or earlier
April 26 (Thu.) – May 9 (Wed.), 2018
b) Sending Admission Card and Interview Information May 16 (Wed.), 2018
c) Interview Period May 26 (Sat.) – June 10 (Sun.), 2018
d) Announcement of Successful Applicants June 15 (Fri), 2018

Application Document (For 2018 September Entry)

  1. Application Form
  2. Certificate of Enrollment
  3. Academic Transcript
  4. 2018 Spring Final Course Registration Results
  5. English Proficiency Test Score
    * Only the scores of tests taken on or after April 1, 2016 are deemed as being valid
  6. English Essay

*  For details, please refer to the Application Guide.

Download: Application Documents (For 2018 September Entry)

*Last updated: February 28, 2018

Application Guide Detail
Application Form Detail (Word) / Detail (Pdf)
Convenience Store Easy-Pay Systems
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