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Waseda University

Graduate School of Political Science

Master's Program

The Political Science Course uses five research areas as its foundation to enable students to study political science in a specialized and focused, yet comprehensive, manner.
Naturally, each student learns about those areas which directly impact his or her research focus, but in addition, students also learn about those areas which do not impact their research directly. This allows students to undertake interdisciplinary research from a multifaceted perspective.
The Global Political Economy Course has been jointly established in the Graduate School of Political Science and the Graduate School of Economics and is overseen by both. Its aim is to foster the unique development of Global Political Economy as a new area of study and learning. The basic and core classes of this course have been jointly established by both graduate schools, and research supervision and seminars are also jointly undertaken by both.

Degree Information
Degree Master's
Type of Degree Master of Arts
Subject - Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major Political Science
Global Political Economy
Duration 2 years
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 297
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 216
Tuition Fees 877,500 yen
Additional Information
Contact Addressee: Waseda University, Graduate School of Political Science
Location: 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-0051
Phone: +81-03-3208-8534
<Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm (Japan time)>
Admission Information
Admission Capacity Approximately 10 students
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility Applications can only be accepted from among the following:
1. Those who have graduated or are scheduled to graduate from a university by September 20, 2016.
2. Those who have received a Bachelor's Degree from the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation or are scheduled to receive such a degree by September 20, 2016.
3. Those who have completed 16 years of standard school education overseas or are scheduled to complete such education by September 20, 2016.
4. Those covered by guidelines set out by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
5. Applicants who have completed or who are expected to complete 15 years of education in countries other than Japan by September 20, 2016 and are recognized by the Graduate School of Political Science as having completed all requirements and demonstrating excellent academic performance.
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.)

<Second screening>
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
of residence.
- 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.