Graduate School of Political ScienceWaseda University

【Incoming Students】For Students who are Entering our School in Spring 2020 (2020/5/7 Updated)

Dear Incoming Students

In order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and ensure the well-being of students, parents, faculty, and staff, Waseda University has made the decision to cancel the April 2020 entrance ceremonies and postpone the starting of classes.

Accordingly, events schedule about course registration guidance and orientation etc. has been changed, our graduate school will update the latest information on this page, please make sure to confirm it periodically.

【Important】Start Date of Spring 2020 Semester (2020/3/25 Updated)

In a previous announcement, the university notified you that the Spring 2020 semester would begin on or after April 20th due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. After considering the current situation, in order to minimize the coronavirus’s impact and disruption on classes, the university has decided to postpone the start date of the Spring 2020 semester to Monday, May 11th.
Announcement on Start Date of Spring 2020 Semester

1.Events for Incoming Students (Course Registration Guidance, Orientation etc.) (2020/3/25 Updated)

There will be big changes on events schedule for incoming students, please refer to below for details.

Changes in Event Schedules during March and April for New Students Entering in April 2020 Ver.2 (2020/3/25 Released)
Changes in Event Schedules during March and April for New Students Entering in April 2020 Ver.1 (2020/3/12 Released)

2.Regarding Students ID (2020/5/7 Updated)

Students will be able to pick up the Student ID from April, 1st, at Graduate School office (10F, Building No.3, Waseda Campus). Please submit your examination card and you will receive the Student card in return.

Operation Hour(2020/5/7 Updated)

◆Please be aware that office will be closed on Sunday and other national holidays.

3.Initial Setup of MyWaseda

In order to conduct the further procedures including course registration, it is necessary for students to finish initial setup of Mywaseda first. Please refer to the navigation below and conduct the initial setup after Friday, March, 27th.

Initial Setup of MyWaseda

4.Course Registration

Course Registration Schedule & How to Register(Spring 2020)  (2020/5/1 Updated: CHANGE IN REGISTRATION SCHEDULE)

◆Course Registration, Syllabi

5.Orientation for International Students

The Center for International Education has made the decision to cancel the orientation planned on Monday, March 23rd. Please refer to the CIE’s website for details.

6. For students who are Currently Staying Outside of Japan

Regardless of nationality, for students who are currently staying outside of Japan,
please kindly click the URL below, and inform us about your situation.

Survey for students who are currently staying outside of Japan

7.Status of Residence Notification Form【For Non-Japanese students】(2020/5/1 Updated)

Non-Japanese nationality students (including permanent residents) must submit the Status of Residence Notification Form after April 1 (Wed).

Status of Residence Notification Form

◆How to submit
Please be sure to submit the form by accessing the site below.


Please feel free to contact us should you have any inquires.

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