Graduate School of Information, Production and SystemsWaseda University

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Admissions

For Entrance 2019

For details, please refer to the Admission Guide. *Admission guideline could be changed without notification.

Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems Master’s & Doctoral program applicants

Major / Program Number of enrollment Capacity Admission Degree
Information, Production and Systems Engineering Master’s Program 200 400 April, September Master of Engineering
Information, Production and Systems Engineering Doctoral Program 20 60 April, September Doctor of Engineering

Domestic application – Master’s & Doctoral program

April 2019 admission

July examination October examination February examination
Application period (Postmarked no later than last day of period) June 4, 2018 (Mon) ~ June 22, 2018 (Fri) September 3, 2018(Mon) ~ September 21, 2018 (Fri) January 7, 2019 (Mon) ~ January 18, 2019 (Fri)
Examination date (One of the days) July 13, 2018 (Fri), July 14, 2018 (Sat) October 12, 2018 (Fri), October 13, 2018 (Sat) February 8, 2019 (Fri), February 9, 2019 (Sat)
Results announced July 20, 2018 (Fri) October 18, 2018 (Thu) February 15, 2019 (Fri)
Period for the first admission procedure (Must arrive by final day) November 5, 2018 (Mon) ~ November 12, 2018 (Mon) November 5, 2018 (Mon) ~ November 12, 2018 (Mon) February 25, 2019 (Mon) ~ March 4, 2019 (Mon)
Period for the second admission procedure Early March, 2019 Early March, 2019 Early March, 2019

September 2019 admission

February examination July examination
Application period (Postmarked no later than last day of period) January 7, 2019 (Mon) ~ January 18, 2019 (Fri) June 3, 2019 (Mon) ~ June 21, 2019 (Fri)
Examination date (One of the days) February 8, 2019 (Fri), February 9, 2019 (Sat) July 12, 2019 (Fri), July 13, 2019 (Sat)
Results announced February 15, 2019 (Fri) July 18, 2019 (Thu)
Period for the first admission procedure (Must arrive by final day) April 1, 2019 (Mon) ~ April 8, 2019 (Mon) July 29, 2019 (Mon) ~ August 5, 2019 (Mon)
Period for the second admission procedure Mid August, 2019 Mid August, 2019

Overseas application – Master’s & Doctoral program, G-course (Recommended by partner university only)

April 2019 admission

July examination October examination January examination
Application period (Must arrive by final day) June 4, 2018 (Mon) ~ June 22, 2018 (Fri) September 3, 2018 (Mon) ~ September 21, 2018 (Fri) November 19, 2018 (Mon) ~ December 7, 2018 (Fri)
Results announced July 20, 2018 (Fri) October 18, 2018 (Thu) January 11, 2019 (Fri)
Period for the first admission procedure (Must arrive by final day) November 5, 2018 (Mon) ~ November 19, 2018 (Mon) November 5, 2018 (Mon) ~ November 19, 2018 (Mon) January 23, 2019 (Wed) ~ February 1, 2019 (Fri)
Period for the second admission procedure Early March, 2019 Early March, 2019 Early March, 2019

September 2019 admission

January examination February examination June examination
Application period (Must arrive by final day) November 19, 2018 (Mon) ~ December 7, 2018 (Fri) January 7, 2019 (Mon) ~ January 18, 2019 (Fri) April 11, 2019 (Thu) ~May 8, 2019 (Wed)
Results announced January 11, 2019 (Fri) February 15, 2019 (Fri) June 7, 2019 (Fri)
Period for the first admission procedure (Must arrive by final day) April 1, 2019 (Mon) ~ April 15, 2019 (Mon) April 1, 2019 (Mon) ~ April 15, 2019 (Mon) June 17, 2019 (Mon) ~ June 28, 2019 (Fri)
Period for the second admission procedure Mid August, 2018 Mid August, 2018 Mid August, 2018

Overseas application – F-course (Recommended by partner University only)

April 2019 admission

July examination October examination January examination
Application period (Must arrive by final day) June 4, 2018 (Mon) ~ June 22, 2018 (Fri) September 3, 2018 (Mon) ~ September 21, 2018 (Fri) November 19, 2018 (Mon) ~ December 7 2018 (Fri)
Results announced July 20, 2018 (Fri) October 18, 2018 (Thu) January 11, 2019 (Fri)
Period for the first admission procedure (Must arrive by final day) November 5, 2018 (Mon) ~ November 19, 2018 (Mon) November 5, 2018 (Mon) ~ November 19, 2018 (Mon) January 23, 2019 (Wed) ~ February 1, 2019 (Fri)
Period for the second admission procedure Early March, 2019 Early March, 2019 Early March, 2019

September 2019 admission

January examination February examination June examination
Application period (Must arrive by final day) November 19, 2018 (Mon) ~ December 7, 2018 (Fri) January 7, 2019 (Mon) ~ January 18, 2019 (Fri) April 11, 2019 (Thu) ~May 8, 2019 (Wed)
Results announced January 11, 2019 (Fri) February 15, 2019 (Fri) June 7, 2019 (Fri)
Period for the first admission procedure (Must arrive by final day) April 1, 2019 (Mon) ~ April 15, 2019 (Mon) April 1, 2019 (Mon) ~ April 15, 2019 (Mon) June 17, 2019 (Mon) ~ June 28, 2019 (Fri)
Period for the second admission procedure Mid August, 2019 Mid August, 2019 Mid August, 2019

 

For more information about F-course, contact Admissions Office, IPS

Entrance examination categories

IPS provides the following four entrance examination categories. Success or failure heavily depends on the applicant’s expertise, eagerness to learn, and awareness of issues, as judged primarily by means of documentary and oral examinations.

Master’s program

Examination category Condition Documents, etc., to be submitted
Recommended
  • You must be recommended by a thesis advisor or an other person who can evaluate your scholastic ability.
  • You must have an excellent scholastic record in your undergraduate studies. (※Concrete grade standard is not set.)
  • Letter of recommendation
AO
  • You must be personally able to make a case for your superior ability.
  • Your research plan and short essay must clearly show a high degree of scholastic ability as well as your research aims.
  • Letter of self-recommendation
  • Short essay
General
  • You must achieve satisfactory results on the entrance examination.
  • Written examination(English)
Work Force
  • Persons currently employed in the private sector, government, education, etc.
  • You must pass an interview to assess your capability of master’s studies.
  •  Letter of recommendation or recommendation
  • Overview of work achievement

Doctoral program

Examination category Condition Documents, etc., to be submitted
Recommended
  • You must be recommended by the faculty advisor for your master’s thesis or another person who can evaluate your scholastic ability.
  • You must have an excellent master’s thesis.
  • You must have a clear plan for your doctoral research.
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Overview of master’s thesis
AO
  • You must be personally able to make a case for your superior ability.
  • Your must pass an interview to assess your capability of doctoral studies.
  • Letter of self-recommendation
  • Short essay
Work Force
  • Persons employed in the private sector, government, education, etc.
  • You must have been engaged in distinguished research and development work at your place of employment.
  • Letter of recommendation or self-recommendation
  • Overview of work achievements

Selection Prodedure

Entrance examination categories Selection procedure
Documentary examination Interview Written examination
Recommended application
AO application
General application
Work force application
  • Overseas applicants are eligible for Recommended, AO or Work force application. They are not subject to interview, but only to documentary examination.
  • Written examination
    Examination consists mainly of engineered contents to question reading and descriptive ability of English. (90 minutes)
    You are free to bring and use English-Japanese, Japanese-English and English-English dictionaries. However, electronic dictionaries are not permitted.
    We cannot respond to inquiries about the contents of the examination.

For Entrance 2018

For details, please refer to the Admission Guide. *Admission guideline could be changed without notification.

Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems Master’s & Doctoral program applicants

Mafor / Program Number of enrollment Capacity Admission Degree
Information, Production and Systems Engineering Master’s Program 200 400 April, September Master of Engineering
Information, Production and Systems Engineering Doctoral Program 20 60 April, September Doctor of Engineering

Domestic application – Master’s & Doctoral program

April 2018 admission

July examination October examination February examination
Application period (Postmarked no later than last day of period) May 29, 2017 (Mon) ~ June 16, 2017 (Fri) September 1, 2017 (Fri) ~ September 22, 2017 (Fri) January 9, 2018 (Tue) ~ January 19, 2018 (Fri)
Examination date (One of the days) July 7, 2017 (Fri), July 8, 2017 (Sat) October 13, 2017 (Fri), October 14, 2017 (Sat) February 9, 2018 (Fri), February 10, 2018 (Sat)
Results announced July 13, 2017 (Thu) October 19, 2017 (Thu) February 16, 2018 (Fri)
Period for the first admission procedure (Must arrive by final day) November 6, 2017 (Mon) ~ November 13, 2017 (Mon) November 6, 2017 (Mon) ~ November 13, 2017 (Mon) February 26, 2018 (Mon) ~ March 5, 2018 (Mon)
Period for the second admission procedure Early March, 2018 Early March, 2018 Early March, 2018

September 2018 admission

February examination July examination
Application period (Postmarked no later than last day of period) January 9, 2018 (Tue) ~ January 19, 2018 (Fri) June 4, 2018 (Mon) ~ June 22, 2018 (Fri)
Examination date (One of the days) February 9, 2018 (Fri), February 10, 2018 (Sat) July 13, 2018 (Fri), July 14, 2018 (Sat)
Results announced February 16, 2018 (Fri) July 20, 2018 (Fri)
Period for the first admission procedure (Must arrive by final day) April 2, 2018 (Mon) ~ April 9, 2018 (Mon) July 30, 2018 (Mon) ~ August 6, 2018 (Mon)
Period for the second admission procedure Mid August, 2018 Mid August, 2018

Overseas application – Master’s & Doctoral program, G-course (Recommended by partner university only)

April 2018 admission

July examination October examination January examination
Application period (Must arrive by final day) May 29, 2017 (Mon) ~ June 16, 2017 (Fri) September 1, 2017 (Fri) ~ September 22, 2017 (Fri) November 13, 2017 (Mon) ~ December 1, 2017 (Fri)
Results announced July 13, 2017 (Thu) October 19, 2017 (Thu) January 12, 2018 (Fri)
Period for the first admission procedure (Must arrive by final day) November 6, 2017 (Mon) ~ November 21, 2017 (Tue) November 6, 2017 (Mon) ~ November 21, 2017 (Tue) January 24, 2018 (Wed) ~ February 2, 2018 (Fri)
Period for the second admission procedure Early March, 2018 Early March, 2018 Early March, 2018

September 2018 admission

January examination February examination June examination
Application period (Must arrive by final day) November 13, 2017 (Mon) ~ December 1, 2017 (Fri) January 9, 2018 (Tue) ~ January 19, 2018 (Fri) April 12, 2018 (Thu) ~May 9, 2018 (Wed)
Results announced January 12, 2018 (Fri) February 16, 2018 (Fri) June 7, 2018 (Thu)
Period for the first admission procedure (Must arrive by final day) April 2, 2018 (Mon) ~ April 16, 2018 (Mon) April 2, 2018 (Mon) ~ April 16, 2018 (Mon) June 18, 2018 (Mon) ~ June 29, 2018 (Fri)
Period for the second admission procedure Mid August, 2018 Mid August, 2018 Mid August, 2018

Overseas application – F-course (Recommended by partner University only)

April 2018 admission

July examination October examination January examination
Application period (Must arrive by final day) May 9, 2017 (Tue) ~ May 19, 2017 (Fri) August 21, 2017 (Mon) ~ August 30, 2017 (Wed) October 30, 2017 (Mon) ~ November 10, 2017 (Fri)
Results announced July 13, 2017 (Thu) October 19, 2017 (Thu) January 12, 2018 (Fri)
Period for the first admission procedure (Must arrive by final day) November 6, 2017 (Mon) ~ November 21, 2017 (Tue) November 6, 2017 (Mon) ~ November 21, 2017 (Tue) January 24, 2018 (Wed) ~ February 2, 2018 (Fri)
Period for the second admission procedure Early March, 2018 Early March, 2018 Early March, 2018

September 2018 admission

January examination February examination June examination
Application period (Must arrive by final day) October 30, 2017 (Mon) ~ November 10, 2017 (Fri) December 4, 2017 (Mon) ~ December 15, 2017 (Fri) April 2, 2018 (Mon) ~April 11, 2018 (Wed)
Results announced January 12, 2018 (Fri) February 16, 2018 (Fri) June 7, 2018 (Thu)
Period for the first admission procedure (Must arrive by final day) April 2, 2018 (Mon) ~ April 16, 2018 (Mon) April 2, 2018 (Mon) ~ April 16, 2018 (Mon) June 18, 2018 (Mon) ~ June 29, 2018 (Fri)
Period for the second admission procedure Mid August, 2018 Mid August, 2018 Mid August, 2018

 

For more information about F-course, contact Admissions Office, IPS

Entrance examination categories

IPS provides the following four entrance examination categories. Success or failure heavily depends on the applicant’s expertise, eagerness to learn, and awareness of issues, as judged primarily by means of documentary and oral examinations.

Master’s program

Examination category Condition Documents, etc., to be submitted
Recommended
  • You must be recommended by a thesis advisor or other person who can evaluate your scholastic ability
  • You must have an excellent scholastic record in your undergraduate studies. (※Concrete grade standard is not set.)
  • Letter of recommendation
AO
  • You must be personally able to make a case for your superior ability.
  • Your research plan and short essay must clearly show a high degree of scholastic ability as well as your research aims.
  • Letter of self-recommendation
  • Short essay
General
  • You must achieve satisfactory results on the entrance examination.
  • Written examination(English)
Work Force
  • Persons currently employed in the private sector, government, education, etc.
  • You must pass an interview to assess your capability of master’s studies.
  •  Letter of self-recommendation or self-recommendation
  • Overview of work achievement

Doctoral program

Examination category Condition Documents, etc., to be submitted
Recommended
  • You must be recommended by the faculty advisor for your master’s thesis or another person who can evaluate your scholastic ability
  • You must have an excellent master’s thesis
  • You must have a clear plan for your doctoral research.
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Overview of master’s thesis
AO
  • You must be personally able to make a case for your superior ability.
  • Your must pass an interview to assess your capability of doctoral studies.
  • Letter of self-recommendation
  • Short essay
Work Force
  • Persons employed in the private sector, government, education, etc.
  • You must have been engaged in distinguished research and development work at your place of employment.
  • Letter of recommendation or self-recommendation
  • Overview of work achievements

Selection Procedure

Entrance examination categories Selection procedure
Documentary examination Interview Written examination
Recommended application
AO application
General application
Work force application
  • Overseas applicants are eligible for Recommended, AO or Work force application. They are not subject to interview, but only to documentary examination.
  • Written examination
    Examination consists mainly of engineered contents to question reading and descriptive ability of English. (90 minutes)
    You are free to bring and use English-Japanese, Japanese-English and English-English dictionaries. However, electronic dictionaries are not permitted.
    We cannot respond to inquiries about the contents of the examination.

Tuition and Fees

  • For Admission in 2018 Since the tuition and other fees for academic 2019 have not been finalized. Please refer to the fees for 2018 listed above.

Non-degree students

The State Scholarship Program for Postgraduates (China Scholarship Council)

Closed application for entrance September 2017, and currently no information.

Enquiry

Admissions Office
Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems, Waseda University
2-7 Hibikino Wakamatsuku Kitakyushushi, Fukuoka 808-0135, Japan
Ph: +81-93-692-5017
Email: kouhou-office(a)list.waseda.jp    *Convert (a) to @
FAX: +81-93-692-5021

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