Graduate School of Social SciencesWaseda University

For Prospective Students

Tuition and Aid

Master's Program

Admision, academic, and membership fees for students admitted September 2020

(Denomination: Japanese Yen)

First Year Second Year
Acacemic Year 2020 2021 2021 2022
Semester Fall Spring Fall Spring
Admission Fee 200,000 0 0 0
Academic Fees Tuition Fee 312,000 312,000 412,000 412,000
Seminar Fee 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500
Membership Fees Academic Society Enrollment Fee 1,000 0 0 0
Academic Society Membership Fee 500 500 500 500
Student Health Promotion Mutual Aid Association Fee 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500
Sub Total 516,500 315,500 415,500 415,500
Total 832,000 831,000

Notes

  1. Cases in which students are exempted from paying admission fee: a) students who graduated from Waseda University Undergraduate Schools, b) students that were previously enrolled at a Waseda University Graduate School (in which case the admission fee has already been paid)
  2. Students who graduated from the School of Social Sciences are not required to pay academic society enrollment fee.
  3. In principle, payment of Waseda University school fees is carried out by bank account transfer. The date for the account transfer of the spring semester is May 1. From the second year, the date for the account transfer for the fall semester is October 1. Payments can also be carried out using a payment slip. If paying through a payment slip, the deadline is October 1 for the fall semester and April 15 for the spring semester.
  4. When enrolling in designated courses offered by other graduate schools or centers, other fees (such as field work fees, etc.) may be required separately.
  5. If the status of a student is deemed to have been forfeited prior to completion of studies as a result of non-payment of school fees, the student in question shall be dismissed and shall be considered to have withdrawn from the graduate school at the end of the last semester for which tuition fees were paid. If a student knows in advance that tuition fees will not be paid by the specified date, he or she is requested to consult with the school office.
  6. From academic year 2018 and onward, students who have newly enrolled in the master’s program will be required to pay 40,000yen as the “Alumni association membership fee”. This membership fee will be paid in the final semester of their last year, which covers 10 years of annual membership fee that students pay in advance. *Those who have graduated from undergraduate schools at Waseda University, doctoral program students, non-degree research students are exempted from paying this fee.
  7. Fees on the above table are subject to change.

Doctoral Program

Admission, academic, and membership fees for students admitted September 2020

(Denomination: Japanese Yen)

First Year Second Year Third Year
Acacemic Year 2020 2021 2021 2022 2022 2023
Semester Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
Admission Fee 200,000 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Fees Tuition Fee 224,000 224,000 324,000 324,000 324,000 324,000
Seminar Fee 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500
Membership Fees Academic Society Enrollment Fee 1,000 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Society Membership Fee 500 500 500 500 500 500
Student Health Promotion Mutual Aid Association Fee 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500
Sub Total 428,500 227,500 327,500 327,500 327,500 327,500
Total 656,000 655,000 655,000

Notes

  1. Cases in which students are exempted from paying admission fee: a) students who graduated from Waseda University Undergraduate Schools, b) students that were previously enrolled at a Waseda University Graduate School (in which case the admission fee has already been paid)
  2. Students who graduated from the School of Social Sciences or the master’s program of the Graduate School of Social Sciences are not required to pay academic society enrollment fee.
  3. In principle, payment of Waseda University school fees is carried out by bank account transfer. The date for the account transfer of the spring semester is May 1. From the second year, the date for the account transfer for the fall semester is October 1. Payments can also be carried out using a payment slip. If paying through a payment slip, the deadline is October 1 for the fall semester and April 15 for the spring semester.
  4. When enrolling in designated courses offered by other graduate schools or centers, other fees (such as field work fees, etc.) may be required separately.
  5. If the status of a student is deemed to have been forfeited prior to completion of studies as a result of non-payment of school fees, the student in question shall be dismissed and shall be considered to have withdrawn from the graduate school at the end of the last semester for which tuition fees were paid. If a student knows in advance that tuition fees will not be paid by the specified date, he or she is requested to consult with the school office.
  6. Fees on the above table are subject to change.

Scholarships

1. Scholarships for International Students

(Except students of foreign nationality who presently reside in Japan and whose visa eligibility is that of a “Permanent Resident” or “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident”).

In addition to internal scholarships offered by Waseda University, scholarships sponsored by the Ministry of Education and other external scholarships are available. For further information on financial aid, please refer to the following website of the International Student Handbook published by the Center for International Education, Waseda University.
https://www.waseda.jp/inst/cie/en/life/aid

2. Scholarships for Students Holding Japanese Nationality

(Including students of nationality other than Japan who presently reside in Japan and whose visa eligibility is that of a “Permanent Resident” or “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident”.)

Waseda University offers various forms of internal and external financial aid, including scholarships sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), and other privately financed scholarships. Please refer to the following website of “CHALLENGE”, a scholarship guide published by the Scholarships and Financial Assistance Section, Student Affairs Division, Waseda University.
https://www.waseda.jp/inst/scholarship/applying-loans/download/

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