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Waseda University

Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies

PhD Program

Degree Information
Degree Doctoral
Type of Degree Doctor of Philosophy in International Studies
Subject - Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major International Studies
Duration 3 years
Entry Date April 6, 2018
September 27, 2018
Location Nishi-Waseda Building, 1-21-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0051, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started 1998
No. of Students PhD: 142 (As of December 27th, 2017)
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 56 (As of December 27th, 2017)
Tuition Fees 978,000 yen (589,000 + 389,000)
Additional Information
Contact GSAPS Admissions Office, Waseda University
Phone: +81-(0)3-5286-3877
Fax: +81-(0)3-5272-4533
Email: gsaps@list.waseda.jp
URL: http://www.waseda.jp/gsaps/en/
Admission Information
Admission Capacity 30
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility 1. Holders of a Master's Degree, Professional Master's Degree, or Professional Doctoral Degree in Law or those who are scheduled to receive such a degree by the entrance period that applicants wish to matriculate.
2. Holders of a Master's Degree, Professional Master's Degree, or an equivalent from an institution overseas or those who are scheduled to receive such a degree by the entrance period that applicants wish to matriculate.
3. Those designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. (Please contact the GSAPS Admissions Office for details.)
4. Those who have completed postgraduate programs and received a degree equivalent to a Master's Degree from United Nations University or those who are scheduled to receive such a degree by the entrance period that applicants wish to matriculate.
5. Those who have been recognized by GSAPS as possessing academic credentials equivalent or superior to those of holders of a Master's Degree, Professional Master's Degree, or Professional Doctoral Degree in Law through an individual entrance requirements screening process and are scheduled to reach 24 years of age by the entrance period that applicants wish to matriculate.
Application Period <For April 2018 Admissions>
General Admissions: September 3 to September 20, 2017

<For September 2018 Admissions>
General Admissions: April 2 to April 9, 2018

Regarding Scholarship Admissions, please refer to the following webpage.
http://www.waseda.jp/gsaps/en/admissions/scholarship_admissions/
Examination Type & Date General Admissions:

- Application from Overseas:
・The first screening: Evaluation of all the required documents submitted
・The second screening: Interview by phone or e-mail
※Applicants must pass the first screening before taking the second screening.

- Application from Inside of Japan:
・The first screening: Evaluation of all the required documents submitted
・The second screening: Written exam and interview
※Applicants must pass the first screening before taking the second screening.

Regarding screening schedules, please refer to the following webpage. https://www.waseda.jp/gsaps/en/admissions/methods/
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process No
Admission Fee Application from Overseas: 5,000 yen
Application from Inside of Japan: 35,000 yen

Period of Payment
- For April 2017 Admissions: August 28, 2015 to September 11, 2016
- For September 2017 Admissions: March 28, 2017 to April 11, 2017

As of December 27, 2017

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