School of Culture, Media and SocietyWaseda University

Global Studies in Japanese Cultures Program

Admissions

JCulP has separate admissions procedures for Japanese Students(JS) and Overseas Students(OS). Individuals graduating from high schools which follow the Japanese education system should apply as ”Japanese Students,” and individuals graduating from high schools which follow the education system other than Japan should apply as “Overseas Students.” See below for the admissions procedures for each category.

Japanese Students

Enrollment

April

Number of students

Maximum 15 students

Eligibility

Students who graduating from high schools which follow the Japanese education system

Application documents

English proficiency test results (see Notes below), certificates of academic achievements (transcripts, etc.), statement of purpose (in English), etc.

Application timeline

  1. Application period: Early September
  2. Announcement of the document-screening results: Late November
  3. Interviews: Early December
  4. Final announcement of successful applicants: Late December

Overseas Students

※The application period is changed. Until 2018 enrollment, we have application periods  twice, but from 2019 enrollment, it becomes only once.

Enrollment

September

Number of students

Maximum 15 students

Eligibility

Students who graduating from high schools which follow the education system other than Japan

Application documents

English proficiency test results (see Notes below), certificates of academic achievements, results of a university entrance qualification exam or a standardized test, statement of purpose (in English), etc.

Application timelines

  1. Application period: Early February – Late February
  2. Announcement of successful applicants: Late April

Notes

  • Acceptable English proficiency tests are TEAP(TEAP CBT is not acceptable), IELTS(Academic), the Practical English Proficiency Test (Eiken), and TOEFL (iBT)
  • If you submit a certificate for a university entrance qualification examination or a standardized test conducted in a country where the primary language of its education system is English (such as SAT, ACT(The American College Testing Program), GCE, IB taught in English, etc), you are exempt from submitting English proficiency test results.

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