A research roadmap is drawn up for each student based on their desired focus and in support of research which is distinctive and original while establishing checkpoints along a path leading to the conferral of a doctoral degree. During the first year, a list of required reading both directly and indirectly related to the student's field of study is provided, and supervised reading is carried out by young researchers and research supervisors. In September of the first year, there is an "Area Completion Exam" designed to gauge how much the student has learned. During the second year, in order to gear students towards the writing of their doctoral dissertation, there is a "Dissertation Concept Exam" held to assess the adequacy of a student's dissertation concept and to check the orientation of their research. Review of the completed doctoral dissertation is conducted in a rigorous and fair fashion by a dissertation review committee. Support mechanisms are also in place to help ensure appropriate progress is made on research leading to early attainment of a doctoral degree.
|Type of Degree||Doctor|
|Subject||- Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)|
Global Political Economy
|Entry Date||September 21, 2016|
|Location||1-6-1 Nishiwaseda Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050|
|Area||Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)|
|Postgraduate Program Started||September, 2010|
|No. of Students||92|
|No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members||57|
|Tuition Fees||745,500 yen|
|Contact||Addressee: Waseda University, Graduate School of Political Science
Location: 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-0051
<Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm (Japan time)>
|Application Type||Open to everyone|
|Eligibility||Those who have a master’s degree, professional master's degree or professional doctoral degree in Law or are scheduled to receive such a degree by September 2016.
|Application Period||February 26 - March 9, 2016|
|Examination Type & Date||<First screening>
Screening method: Document screening
Announcement of successful candidates: April 15, 2016 (3:00 P.M.)
Screening method: Oral examination
Dates: May 6, May 7, May 13, May 14, 2016
Announcement of successful candidates: May 27, 2016 (10:00 A.M.)
|Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process||No
You could take oral examination in overseas office
|Admission Fee||5,000 yen
- In some cases, applicants residing outside of Japan may be asked to provide documentary proof
- The request to change the application qualification (domestic or overseas) after the application
fee is paid cannot be accepted.
As of November 11, 2015
University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.