In accordance with our educational ideal of independence of scholarship, Waseda University accepts a large number of highly motivated students from not only Japan but also around the world, who embody the Waseda philosophy of having an enterprising spirit coupled with a high level of academic ability and voracious intellectual curiosity.
The Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering has set up an education and research network that integrates basic and applied sciences aligned with this new era. The Graduate School is striving to become a world-leading research center (graduate school for research), with an enterprising spirit to continually cultivate new academic fields.
The Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering uses the following tests and processes to select exceptional enrollees from Japan and abroad, who we believe can become world-leading researchers and engineers in a diversity of fields including those that integrate the latest findings and technologies in science, engineering and medicine. Students wishing to enroll in a Master’s course must take a general entrance examination comprising a scholastic ability test and interview. Those students with particularly outstanding grades may be eligible for admission by advanced placement and admission by internal recommendation. Waseda graduates with a Bachelor’s degree are also eligible for admission by special selection (for adult students and scholarship students).
The Graduate School also actively accepts international students as a part of its internationalization program. We use a combination of the following tests for screening and enrolling international students: AO Admission to English-based Graduate Program (review of documents and oral test); AO admissions examination of special scholarship programs.
Enrollment examinations for the doctoral courses include a general entrance examination, admission by recommendation (including students who complete a Master’s course early in around 1-1.5 years), AO Admission to English-based Graduate Program, special admission for the postgraduate study abroad program by the China Scholarship Council, and the AO admissions examination of special scholarship programs. Students with a Bachelor’s degree or higher need to take a general entrance examination for integrated doctoral courses.