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Waseda University

Graduate School of Political Science

Doctoral 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.

Degree Information
Degree Doctoral
Type of Degree Doctor
Subject - Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major Political Science
Duration 3 years
Entry Date September 21, 2017
Location 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started September, 2010
No. of Students 226
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 224
Tuition Fees 836,500 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 Limited
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 2017.
Application Period February 24 - March 7, 2017
Examination Type & Date <First screening>
Screening method: Document screening
Announcement of successful candidates: April 12, 2017 (3:00 P.M.)

<Second screening>
Screening method: Oral examination
Dates: May 13, May 14, May 20, May 21, 2017
Announcement of successful candidates: May 26, 2017 (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 December 12, 2016


University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.