School of Political Science and EconomicsWaseda University

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Admissions

AO Admission

English-based Degree Program

The English-based Degree Program only takes students in September. For information regarding the Japanese-based undergraduate program, please refer to the admissions website in Japanese.

  • Admissions for September 2020

Degree Programs

  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts in Global Political Economy

Grade Year of Entry

First year

Number of Students to be Admitted

100 students

There is no specific quota for the degree programs listed above or the application periods listed below.

Screening Methods

Admissions decisions are based on a screening of the application documents. We invite applicants to an interview only if needed.

You will be screened in a holistic manner based on your application documents. The results of the standardized tests and the English language proficiency test score will be emphasized in the document screening.

Admissions Timeline and Important Dates

  • You CAN SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLY ONCE during either the first or second application period. You CANNOT APPLY TWICE in the same admission year.

The table refers to Japan Standard Time [JST] in this application timeline.

First Application Period Second Application Period
Online Application System and  Screening Fee Payment System Open 10:00 a.m. on October 7, 2019 10:00 a.m. on February 10, 2020
Application Period October 14 – 23, 2019 February 17 – 25, 2020
Notification of Examinee Number December 6, 2019 April 10, 2020
Screening Results Announcement

(Unconditional Offer/Wait-listed/Fail)

December 17, 2019 April 22, 2020
Enrollment Procedure Deadline (Registration Fee Payment) January 17, 2020 May 15, 2020
Announcement of Applicants Admitted from the Waitlist April 22, 2020 June 2, 2020
Enrollment Procedure Deadline for those Admitted from the Waitlist May 15, 2020 June 10, 2020

Application Documents

Application form, English essay, Document to prove your applicant Eligibility, Academic transcript, Certificate of results of university entrance qualification examination/ standardized test results, Certificate of English-Language Proficiency (TOEFL-iBT, or IELTS(Academic)), Recommendation letter.
Please refer to the Application Guidelines for more information.

Application Guidelines are available here.

Admission by Transfer

Students already enrolled at Waseda University are not eligible to apply for the English-based Degree Program Admission by Transfer.
Such students should apply for the English-based Degree Program Admission by Change of Affiliation (September Entry).

The schedule below refers to Japan Standard Time (JST).

Degrees B.A. in Political Science B.A. in Economics B.A. in Global Political Economy
Entrance September 2020
Majors Political Science Economics Global Political Economy
Number of students to be admitted A small number (precise figure not predetermined)
Selection method Document review and online interview
Application documents Application form, Reason for application, Document to prove your applicant eligibility, Academic transcript, Certificate of university entrance qualification examinations/standardized tests, Certificate related to your English ability, Recommendation letter, among others.
Please refer to the application guidelines for more information.
Application Period All applicants are required to apply for and pass the Preliminary Review of Eligibility <Deadline>

TBA

Announcement of the Results of the Preliminary Review of Eligibility Individual notification
Application Period (Payment period for screening fee) March 2, 2020

– March 25, 2020

Announcement of Document Review Results and Notification Interview TBA
Interview (For those with a Conditional Offer) April 17, 18, 2020
• One of the dates above
Final Announcement of Successful Applicants April 22, 2020

Application Guidelines are available here.

Admission by Change of Affiliation

Students already enrolled at Waseda University are eligible to apply for admission. Please refer to the application guidelines for detailed information on eligibility.

Degrees B.A. in Political Science B.A. in Economics B.A. in Global Political Economy
Entrance period September 2020
Majors Political Science Economics Global Political Economy
Grade Second year
Number of students to be admitted A small number (precise figure not predetermined)
Selection method Document review and interview screening
Application documents Application form, Certificate of Enrollment, Final Course Registration Results for the latest semester, English Proficiency Test Score, English Essay, Academic Transcript for the latest semester, among others.
Please refer to the application guidelines for more information.
Application Period Duration June 1 – June 6 , 2020
Interview Screening June 15-20, 2020
Announcement of Successful Applicants June 26, 2020

 

Departmental Transfer Examination

Students already enrolled at the School of Political Science and Economics (English-based Degree Program) are eligible for the examination. Please refer to the application guidelines for detailed information on eligibility.

Degrees B.A. in Political Science B.A. in Economics B.A. in Global Political Economy
Entrance period September 2020
Majors Political Science Economics Global Political Economy
Grade Second year
Number of students to be admitted A small number (precise figure not predetermined)
Selection method Oral Examination
Application documents Departmental Transfer Application Form, Student Record for Departmental Transfer, among others.
Please refer to the application guidelines for more information.
Application Period Duration June 1 – June 6, 2020
Oral Examination June 15-20, 2020
Announcement of Successful Applicants June 26, 2020

Application Guidelines are available here.

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