Graduate School of Social SciencesWaseda University

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Admission for English-taught Degree Program

Screening Schedule and Overview of English-taught Degree Program (September 2021 AO Admission)

The Graduate School of Social Sciences conducts “AO admission” screening method for those who seek to earn degree (MA, D.Phil.) by receiving supervision in English and taking the English-taught courses. The AO admission does not require applicants to have the Japanese language proficiency and admits students through the document screening and interview. For more detail, please download the application guidelines below.

*The admission period of the AO admission is September only.

Degree
[Master’s Program] M.A. in Social Sciences
[Doctoral Program] D.Phil. in Social Sciences
Semester begins September 2021
Screening method
[Domestic Applicants]Documents review and interview exam
[Overseas Applicants]Documents review and interview exam
Application documents
[Master’s Program]
Application forms, Graduation/Degree certificates, Academic transcripts, Research plan, Reason for application, TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS (copy of the score card of either), Letter of recommendation, Statement of financial resources, etc.
[Doctoral Program]
Application forms, Graduation/Degree certificates, Academic transcripts, Research plan, Reason for application, Copy of Master’s thesis, Copy of the abstract of Master’s thesis, TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS (copy of the score card of either), Letter of recommendation, Statement of financial resources, etc.
Screening schedule Application period February 10 (Wed.) – March 2 (Tue.), 2021
Screening fee payment period February 3 (Wed.) – March 2 (Tue.), 2021
Announcement of documents review results April 13 (Tue.), 2021
Interview exam period
One of the dates from either May 8 (Sat.) or May 9(Sun.), 2021
Announcement of successful applicants May 21 (Fri.), 2021

 

Application Guidelines and Forms of Application Materials for English-taught Degree Program (September 2021 AO Admission)

The application process is to be completed via the online application system, “The Admissions Office (TAO)”. Please read the application guidelines carefully and prepare for the documents that need to be uploaded before starting the online application.

<Steps for Application>

*Create a new account on TAO.
*Download the designated forms for September 2021 admission. Please do not make any changes on the format of the designated forms.
*Prepare for certificates, academic transcripts and research plan etc.
*Start online entry on TAO. The online entry will be available from 12:00am February 3, 2021.
*Complete online application by the application deadline. Note that applications still incomplete after the application deadline will not be accepted. Incomplete applications include account-created but unfinished applications. Make sure that you have clicked the Submit button.

Start your application from here.

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