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Change of Eligibility for TAISI AO Admission Regarding “Amendment of University Entrance Eligibility toward Internationalization” by MEXT

The School of Social Sciences will change its TAISI AO Admission for September 2019 Entry eligibility requirements in accordance to the “Amendment of University Entrance Eligibility toward Internationalization” implemented by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology on 31 January, 2019.  The changes in the eligibility requirement for TAISI AO Admission for September 2019 Entry is as listed below.  As a result, prospective students who fulfill the updated eligibility requirements are now eligible to apply to TAISI Program regardless of the fact that they would not be 18 years old at time of enrollment into our School.  Please note that this amendment will not result in an extension or change in application periods.

What was revised:
Application Guidelines for September 2019 Entry (TAISI AO Admission)
p.4  “Step1  1. Applicant Eligibility”
URL:https://www.waseda.jp/fsss/sss/en/applicants/admission/

After the amendment, prospective students who will be under 18 years old at time of enrollment will be considered eligible to apply to our program under the following cases:

  • Prospective students who have graduated or are scheduled to graduate from an international school in Japan
  • Prospective students who have completed or are scheduled to complete a Japanese preparatory education curriculum designated by the Minister of MEXT
  • Prospective students who have completed or are scheduled to complete an internationally-recognized university entrance examination (International Baccalaureate Diploma, Abitur Diploma, Baccalaureate Diploma, GCE A-level, etc…)
  • Prospective students who have graduated or are scheduled to graduate from an educational intuition that is accredited by an internationally-recognized educational accreditation body or association (WASC, ACSI or CIS)

Reference (Japanese ONLY):
文部科学省 大学入学資格について
http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/koutou/shikaku/07111314.htm

大学の国際化に対応するための大学入学資格関係告示の一部改正案に関するパブリックコメント(意見公募手続)の結果について
http://search.e-gov.go.jp/servlet/Public?CLASSNAME=PCMMSTDETAIL&id=185001018&Mode=2

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