School of Political Science and EconomicsWaseda University

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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 2019
Degrees B.A. in Political Science B.A. in Economics B.A. in Global Political Economy
Entrance period September only (no April entry for the English-based Degree Program)
Departments Department of Political Science Department of Economics Department of Global Political Economy
Number of students to be admitted 100
Selection method Document Screening
Screening of the documents submitted with your application will produce one of three results: An unconditional offer, a conditional offer, or a fail. Receiving an unconditional offer means that you can enter the English-based Degree Program without any further interview or test. Receiving a conditional offer means that you will be invited for an interview, after which a decision will be made on whether the requirements for your entry to the English-based Degree Program have been met.
Application documents Application form, English essay, Certificate of graduation (expected graduation), 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.
First application period Duration October 12 – October 25, 2018
Announcement of Document Screening Results and Notification of Interview December 14, 2018
Interview Schedule ・One of the following
January 12, 2019
January 13, 2019
January 19, 2019
January 20, 2019
Results of Interview Examination January 28, 2019
Second application period Duration February 8 – February 26, 2019
Announcement of Document Review Results and Notification of Interview April 19, 2019
Interview Schedule ・One of the following
May 11, 2019
May 12, 2019
May 18, 2019
May 19, 2019
Results of Interview Examination May 27, 2019

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 2019
Departments Department of Political Science Department of Economics Department of 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, Certificate of high school or secondary school graduation, 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>

17:00, January 18, 2019

Announcement of the Results of the Preliminary Review of Eligibility Individual notification
Application Period (Payment period for screening fee) March 1, 2019

– March 29, 2019

Announcement of Document Review Results and Notification Interview April 19, 2019
Interview (For those with a Conditional Offer) May 11-17, 2019
• One of the dates above
Final Announcement of Successful Applicants May 27, 2019

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 2019
Departments Department of Political Science Department of Economics Department of 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 14 , 2019
Interview Screening June 27-29, 2019
Announcement of Successful Applicants July 8, 2019

 

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 2019
Departments Department of Political Science Department of Economics Department of 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 14, 2019
Oral Examination June 27-29, 2019
Announcement of Successful Applicants July 8, 2019

Application Guidelines are available here.

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