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Request for Certificates

How to order certificates

Please click here first to confirm the types of certificates, how and where to apply for certificates.

Online Certificate Application

Please click from here for information on how to issue certificates online.

Available Certificates

Certificates Language Notes
Japanese English
Transcript Not available for Doctor students
Certificate of Graduation
Transcript & Certificate of Graduation Not available for Doctor students
Certificate of Withdrawal
Certificate of GPA Available for those who entered Waseda University in 2010 or later ONLY.        *1

◆Certificates are issued in either Japanese or English.
◆Certificates are issued under the surname used at the time of registration.

(*1) The GPA is NOT applicable to students who enrolled in 2009 or earlier.

 

Application at Waseda Portal Office or the GSL Office

It takes about 10 minutes to issue certificates under normal conditions, but you may have to wait when our office is crowded. Please come to our office in plenty of time.

Required Items
◆ Handling fee (300 yen per certificate)
◆ Official identification (Driver‘s License, Passport, Health Insurance Card, etc.)

If your surname has changed as a result of marriage etc., please show one of the above in addition to bringing a copy of the official family register.[copies acceptable]
As a rule, certificates are issued under the name registered while you were enrolled in the GSL.
In case of issuing English certificates, it is recommended to bring your ID which states your name in English to confirm the spelling of your name.

Notes
◆ In some cases such as system maintenance, we cannot issue certificates on the day.
◆ Some certificates of school credits earned for bar examination, profession of teaching and so on take approximately one week to be issued.
◆ Since the Social Security and Tax Number System has begun in October 2015,
please use identification document without My Number when you apply for certificates.
If your identification document has My Number, please blot out the number with a black pen.

Application at Office by a Proxy

From the aspect of the privacy protection, Waseda University do not accept any applications from other than our students/graduates; however, university accepts applications by proxy person for unavailable reasons.
In this case, a proxy needs to bring the followings (Required documents from you, please refer to Application at Waseda Portal Office or the GSL Office);
1. Original copy of a proxy form with applicant’s signature and seal. (Proxy Form)
2. A Copy of proxy’s ID (Passport, Driver’s License, Insurance Card etc.)

Application by Postal Mail

■Applying by Postal Mail from Inside Japan

Please send the following materials to the GSL office.
Please note that some certificates need several days to be issued.
Mailing Address :

Graduate School of Law office , Waseda University

1F, Building 8, 1-6-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050

1. Application Form *Please download this form and fill out completely.
Download Application Form (PDF)
*The following information is required if the prescribed form is not available.
(1) Full Name
(2) Contact details (home address, telephone number, daytime contact information, email address)
(3) The type of certificate (whether it is to be in Japanese or English)
(4) Number of copies requested
(5) Whether or not it needs to be sealed
*If you are requesting multiple copies of certificates and require them to be sealed, please specify how you wish them to be sealed.
ex. “Please seal : 1 Certificate of Graduation and 1 Transcript in 1 envelope.”
(6) Name of department
(7) Student ID number (if you remember)
(8) Month and year of admission and graduation/withdrawal

2. Handling fee (300 yen per certificate)
Postal money order(定額小為替) with fixed amount available at the Post office.
* Please do not fill in both sides of the postal money order.

3. Official identification
A Copy of your ID (Passport, Driver’s License, Insurance Card etc.)
If your surname has changed as a result of marriage etc., please show one of the above in addition to bringing a copy of the official family register.[copies acceptable]
As a rule, certificates are issued under the name registered while you were enrolled in the GSL.
In case of issuing English certificates, it is recommended to bring your ID which states your name in English to confirm the spelling of your name.

4. Self-addressed envelope
*Please write your name and mailing address and put stamps on Self-addressed envelope.
If you want certificate(s) to be sealed, please provide a self-addressed envelope of A4 size as we will need to place the sealed envelope inside.

Rough Standard for Postage

※Postage will be changed as shown below from October 1, 2019.

NOT Sealed Sealed
Sent by standard(120×235) -sized Sent by nonstandard-sized Sent by 240×332 -sized
1 – 3 copies:¥84 1 – 7 copies:¥120 1 – 2 copies:¥120
4 – 9 copies:¥94 3 – 7 copies:¥140
10 copies:¥120 8 – 10 copies:¥140 8 – 10 copies:¥210

 

■Applying by Postal Mail from Outside Japan

Please send the following materials to the GSL office.
Please note that some certificates need several days to be issued.
Mailing Address :
Graduate School of Law office , Waseda University
1F, Building 8, 1-6-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 169-8050

1. Application Form *Please download this form and fill out completely.
Download Application Form (PDF)
*The following information is required if the prescribed form is not available.
(1) Full Name
(2) Contact details (home address, telephone number, daytime contact information, email address)
(3) The type of certificate (whether it is to be in Japanese or English)
(4) Number of copies requested
(5) Whether or not it needs to be sealed
*If you are requesting multiple copies of certificates and require them to be sealed, please specify how you wish them to be sealed.
ex. “Please seal : 1 Certificate of Graduation and 1 Transcript in 1 envelope.”
(6) Name of department
(7) Student ID number (if you remember)
(8) Month and year of admission and graduation/withdrawal

2. Handling fee (300 yen per certificate) and postage
Please ask your proxy living in Japan to send handling fee by postal money order(定額小為替) and also send stamps for return postage. * Please do not fill in both sides of the postal money order(定額小為替).
If you cannot ask your proxy living in Japan to do that, please purchase an International Postal Money Order for the total amount of the handling fee and postage with your certificate request. (Bank check is not acceptable.)
Please send a generous amount of International Postal Money Order, because total amount of International Postal Money Order changes by exchange rates.
If the total amount of International Postal Money Order, which may change depending on exchange rate, exceeds total issuance fees, the excess will be returned to you in the form of Japanese postage stamps or International Reply Coupon.

3. Official identification
A Copy of your ID (Passport, Driver’s License, Insurance Card etc.)
If your surname has changed as a result of marriage etc., please show one of the above in addition to bringing a copy of the official family register.[copies acceptable]
As a rule, certificates are issued under the name registered while you were enrolled in GSL.

4. Postage
We use EMS to send certificates to ensure their safe arrival.
Please note that we do not send items by regular mail service.

Approximate fare of EMS
Up to 500g Asia: 1,400JPY
Oceania/ North America/ Central America/ Middle East: 2,000JPY
Europe: 2,200JPY
South America and Africa: 2,400JPY

※Please refer to the EMS website(https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/charge/list/ems_all_en.html)for more details.

If you request from abroad, you can ask proxy person living in Japan to get certificates.
Please refer to Application at Office by a Proxy.

Notes
◆Please note that we require more time to issue and send certificates during the summer and winter vacations and the entrance
examination period. We cannot accept application by telephone, fax, e-mail.
◆Since the Social Security and Tax Number System has begun in October 2015,
please use identification document without My Number when you apply for certificates.
If your identification document has My Number, please blot out the number with a black pen.

Contact Information:
Graduate School of Law, Waseda University
1F, Building 8, 1-6-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050 Japan
Tel: (+81)3-3232-3924

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