Graduate School of Political ScienceWaseda University

For Prospective Students

Admission Process

Program Entrance Admission
Master’s Program September 2019 General
Special *For only undergraduate students in WASEDA University.
Doctoral Program April 2019 General
Special *For only GSPS Master’s Program Students in WASEDA
September 2019 General
Special *For only GSPS Master’s Program Students in WASEDA

 

 

Master's Program

※We have only one entrance chance (September entrance) in one year for Master Program.

English-based Degree Program for entrance in September 2019

Courses Research fields Degrees
Political Science Course Contemporary Politics Master of Arts in Political Science
Political Thought and Political History
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Public Administration

Master’s Program (General Admission)

Admission Schedule

Procedure Dates Notes
Application Period February 8 – February 19, 2019
Announcement of results of the first screening (Document review) April 19, 2019 (3:00 p.m.) The results will be posted on the GSPS website.
Second screening (Oral examination)

May 11, 12, 18, 19, 2019

*held once during this time period

Announcement of results of examination May 24, 2019 (10:00 a.m.) The results will be posted on the GSPS website.
Enrollment procedure May 29 – June 14, 2019 Entrance procedure documents can be submitted in person or by post.

Application Documents

Application guidelines and other documents for AY2018 are available here.
※Please note that admission information and documents for AY 2019 will be posted at the end of December, 2018.

Application Guidelines
revised on Feb 9,2018
PDF
Application Form PDF

Notice for Filling in the Entrance Application Form

PDF
Nationality Code PDF
School Code PDF
Research Plan Word
Questionnaire for International Students Word
Guideline for Oral Examination through Web Conference System PDF
Agreement regarding Oral Examination through Web Conference System PDF
Statement of Financial Resources PDF
Address Label PDF
Application documents checklist PDF
Request Form for Return of Submitted Materials PDF

 Master’s Program (Special Admission)

For only undergraduate students in WASEDA University.

 Admission Schedule

※The schedule below is  for AY2018. Admission schedule for AY2019 will be posted at the end of February, 2019.

Procedure Dates Notes
Application Period May 9 – May 18, 2018
Announcement of results of the first screening (Document review) June 29 , 2018 The results will be posted on the GSPS website and the notice board of GSPS office.
Second screening (Oral examination) July 14 , 15 . 2018

*held once during this time period

Announcement of results of examination July 20, 2018 The results will be posted on the GSPS website and the notice board of GSPS office.
Enrollment procedure July 26 – Aug 9, 2018 Entrance procedure documents can be submitted in person or by post.

 Application Documents

Application guidelines and other documents for AY2018 are available here.
※Please note that admission information and documents for AY 2019 will be posted at the end of February, 2019.

Application Guidelines PDF
Application Form Word
Research Plan Word
Address Label (To Graduate School of Political Science Office) PDF
Letter of Recommendation(Japanese) Word
Letter of Recommendation(English) Word

Doctral Program (April 2019 Admission)

Doctoral Program (General Admission)

Courses Research fields Degrees
Political Science Course Contemporary Politics Doctor of  Political Science
Political Thought and Political History
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Public Administration

Admission Schedule

For Overseas Applicants

※Only applicants residing outside Japan at the time of application can apply for this examination.

Procedure Dates Notes
Application Period May 9- May 18, 2018
Announcement of results of the first screening (Document review) June 29, 2018

15:00 (Japan time)

The results will be posted on the GSPS website.
Second screening (Oral examination)

July 14, 15, 2018

*Held once during this time period

Announcement of results of examination July 20, 2018

10:00 (Japan time)

The results will be posted on the GSPS website.
Enrollment procedure 1st procedure

July 26 – August 9, 2018

Entrance procedure documents can be submitted in person or by post.
2nd procedure

Early December 2018

For Domestic Applicants

※Only applicants residing in Japan at the time of application can apply for this examination.

Procedure Dates Notes
Application Period January 9 – 11, 2019
Announcement of results of the first screening (Document review) February 15, 2019

15:00 (Japan Time)

The results will be posted on the GSPS website.
Second screening (Oral examination)

February 25, 2019

Announcement of results of examination March 1, 2019

10:00 (Japan Time)

The results will be posted on the GSPS website.
Enrollment procedure March 4 – 8, 2019 Entrance procedure documents can be submitted in person or by post.

 Application Documents (Both Oversea applicants and Domestic applicants)

Application guidelines and other documents are available here.

Application Guidelines PDF
Application Form Word

Notice for Filling in the Entrance Application Form

PDF
Nationality Code PDF
School Code PDF
Research Plan Word
Questionnaire for International Students Word
Statement of Financial Resources PDF
Guideline for Oral Examination through Web Conference System PDF
Agreement regarding Oral Examination  through Web Conference System PDF
Address Label PDF
Request Form for Return of Submitted Materials PDF
Screening fee waiver program for applicants from specified countries PDF
Application Documents Check List PDF

Doctoral Program (Special Admission)

※For only GSPS students in WASEDA University.

Admission Schedule

Procedure Dates Notes
Application Period January 9- 11, 2019
Oral examination January 29- February 4, 2019 Concurrent with the screening of the Master’s thesis/Research Paper (on Waseda Campus)
Announcement of results of examination February 15, 2019 Concurrent with the announcement of the results of the Master’s thesis/Research Paper (on Waseda Campus)
Enrollment procedure March 4 – 8, 2019 Entrance procedure documents can be submitted in person or by post.

Application Documents

Application Guidelines PDF
Application Form Word

Notice for Filling in the Entrance Application Form

PDF
Nationality Code PDF
Research Plan Word
 Address Label PDF

Doctoral Program (September 2019 Admission)

Doctoral Program (General Admission)

Courses Research fields Degrees
Political Science Course Contemporary Politics Doctor of Political Science
Political Thought and Political History
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Public Administration

Admission Schedule

For Overseas Applicants

※Only applicants residing outside Japan at the time of application can apply for this examination.

 

Procedure Dates Notes
Application Period February 8- February 19, 2019
Announcement of results of the first screening (Document review) April 19, 2019   15:00 The results will be posted on the GSPS website.
Second screening (Oral examination)

May 11, 12, 18, 19, 2019

*Held once during this time period

Announcement of results of examination May 24, 2019   10:00 The results will be posted on the GSPS website.
Enrollment procedure May 29 ~ June 14, 2019 Entrance procedure documents can be submitted in person or by post.

For Domestic Applicants

※Only applicants residing in Japan at the time of application can apply for this examination.

The schedule below is  for AY2018. Admission schedule for AY2019 will be posted at the end of February, 2019.

Procedure Dates Notes
Application Period May 9 – May 18, 2018
Announcement of results of the first screening (Document review) June 29, 2018 (3:00 p.m.) The results will be posted on the GSPS website.
Second screening (Oral examination)

July 14 or 15, 2018

Held once during this time period

Announcement of results of examination July 20, 2018(10:00 a.m.) The results will be posted on the GSPS website.
Enrollment procedure July 26 – Aug 9, 2018 Entrance procedure documents can be submitted in person or by post.

 Application Documents(Both Oversea applicants and Domestic applicants)

Application guidelines and other documents for AY2018 are available here.
※Please note that admission information and documents for AY 2019 will be posted at the end of December, 2018.

Application Guidelines PDF
Application Form Word

Notice for Filling in the Entrance Application Form

PDF
Nationality Code PDF
School Code PDF
Research Plan Word
Guideline for Oral Examination through Web Conference System PDF
Agreement regarding Oral Examination  through Web Conference System PDF
Questionnaire for International Students Word
Statement of Financial Resources PDF
Address Label PDF
Request Form for Return of Submitted Materials PDF
Application Documents Check List PDF

Doctoral Program (Special Admission)

※For only GSPS students in WASEDA University.

Admission Schedule

The schedule below is  for AY2018. Admission schedule for AY2019 will be posted at the end of February.

Procedure Dates Notes
Application Period June 16- June 19, 2018
Oral examination June 28 -July 3 , 2018 Concurrent with the screening of the Master’s thesis/Research Paper (on Waseda Campus)
Announcement of results of examination July 20, 2018 Concurrent with the announcement of the results of the Master’s thesis/Research Paper (on Waseda Campus)
Enrollment procedure July 26 – Aug 9, 2018 Entrance procedure documents can be submitted in person or by post.

Application Documents

Application guidelines and other documents for AY2018 are available here.
※Please note that admission information and documents for AY 2019 will be posted at the end of February, 2019.

Application Guidelines PDF
Application Form Word

Notice for Filling in the Entrance Application Form

PDF
Nationality Code PDF
Research Plan Word
Address Label PDF

 

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