The Graduate School of Economics strives for the development of economics and to become a place of highly focused, high-level interdisciplinary learning and research.
In pursuit of two goals – to train researchers and to create highly skilled professionals – we established the Economics Course and the Global Political Economy Course within the Graduate School of Economics. We have created an environment for education and research to encourage students to enhance their ability to think precisely based on economic theory and to analyze and comprehend a broad range of perspectives by strengthening coursework and enriching the joint-research supervision system.
In the Master's program, students must take Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Economic Data Analysis. These allow students to develop specialized knowledge and advanced ability to analyze data. We also provide advanced subjects in each course, thereby enabling students to conduct research at their own pace and in accordance with their own career plans.
The school has achieved excellent results in its efforts to internationalize. The number of international students has increased dramatically as a result of establishing an English-based Degree Program (September Admission) and the consequent enrichment of subjects taught in English.
We consider it one of our priorities to provide research and educational opportunities for scholars and students not only from Japan but also from around the world. We will continue seek out those who wish to play an active role on the world stage and are willing to overcome whatever obstacles they face as economic researchers and skilled professionals.
|Type of Degree||Master of Arts|
|Subject||- Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)|
Global Political Economy
|Entry Date||September 21, 2017|
|Location||1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-8050|
|Area||Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)|
|Postgraduate Program Started||1951|
|No. of Students||200
(As of September 21, 2016)
|No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members||Full-Time Faculty: 44
Part-Time Faculty: 22
(As of September 21, 2016)
|Tuition Fees||878,500 yen|
|Contact||Addressee： Waseda University, Graduate School of Economics
Location: 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-8050
<Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm (Japan time)>
|Application Type||Open to everyone|
|Eligibility||<Application Requirements for September 2016 Admission>
Applications are accepted from those who fulfill the following requirements:
(1) Academic Background
Applications can only be accepted from among:
- Those who have completed or who are expected to complete 16 years of school education in countries other than Japan or are scheduled to graduate from a university by September, 2016.
- Those who have completed or who are expected to complete 15 years of education in countries other than Japan by September 2016 and are recognized by the Graduate School of Economics as having completed all requirements and demonstrated excellent academic performance.
(2) Foreign Language Proficiency Ability
- Submission of language proficiency certificate (English) (original)
Applicants must submit a score of one of the following English proficiency tests: TOEFL-iBT, TOEFL-PBT, IELTS, or TOEIC (TOEIC (IP) score is not acceptable). The score must be of tests taken within the past two years from the last day of the application period.
Those whose first language is English, or those who have received a degree from an institute of higher education (a university or higher) in an English speaking country will not have to submit a score.
[Note] There are cases where you will not be required to submit a language score if you received a degree from an English program in a non-English speaking country.
*For more details, please refer to the application guidelines.
|Application Period||Application period: February 24 to March 7, 2017
N.B. Only applications postmarked by the deadline will be accepted. (Applications from overseas must
ARRIVE by the deadline to be accepted.)
|Examination Type & Date||<First screening>
Screening method: Screening by English proficiency test score
Screening method: Screening by research progress in the field of economics
Announcement of results of the first screening: April 14, 2017
Screening method: Oral examination
Dates: One of the followings: May 13, May 14, May 20, May 21, 2017
Announcement of successful candidates: May 26, 2017
|Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process||No
Oral examination will be held at the following venues.
Seoul・Singapore・Bangkok・Jakarta・Dusseldorf・San Francisco・New York
|Admission Fee||Application Fees
<April Admission> Application Fee: 30,000 yen
<September Admission>Depends on the country of residence at the time of application. (Regardless of nationality)
Domestic applicants: 30,000 yen
Overseas Applicants: 5,000 yen
*Regardless of domestic or overseas application, payment of the application fee must be completed BEFORE submitting the application. Applications will not be accepted from applicants who have not paid this fee.
As of December 12, 2016
University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.