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Waseda University

Graduate School of Social Sciences

Doctoral Program, Contemporary Japanese Studies Program

Degree Information
Degree Doctoral
Type of Degree Ph.D
Subject - Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major Global Society
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, 2012
No. of Students 87
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 46
Tuition Fees 656,000 yen
Additional Information
Contact Addressee: Contemporary Japanese Studies Program, Graduate School of Social Sciences
Phone: +81-3-3204-8962
Fax: 03-5286-1689
Email: admissions-socs@list.waseda.jp
URL: http://www.waseda.jp/w-gsss/en/contact.html
Admission Information
Admission Capacity Approximately 3 students
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility The applicant must fulfill one of the following requirements.
1. The applicant is a holder of a Master's Degree, Professional Master's Degree, or Professional Doctorate Degree in Law, or the applicant is scheduled to acquire such degree by September 20, 2017.
2. The applicant is a holder of a Master's Degree, Professional Master's Degree, or an equivalent degree from an institution overseas, or the applicant is scheduled to acquire such degree by September 20, 2017.
3. The applicant has been recognized by Waseda University Graduate School of Social Sciences as possessing academic credentials superior to those possessed by holders of a Master's Degree, Professional Master's Degree, or Professional Doctorate Degree in Law through an individual entrance requirements screening process and is scheduled to reach 24 years of age by September 20, 2017.

Note:
Prospective applicants, who are unsure if they can fulfill the requirements mentioned in items 3, must confirm their eligibility to the Graduate School of Social Sciences [Tel: +81-3-5286-3804, E-mail: admissions-socs@list.waseda.jp] no later than January 24, 2017 prior to the application.
Application Period Overseas Applicants: February 14, 2017 (Tuesday) through March 14, 2017 (Tuesday)
Application must arrive by the deadline.

Domestic Applicants: February 14, 2017 (Tuesday) through March 14, 2017 (Tuesday)
Application must be postmarked by the deadline.
Examination Type & Date Overseas Applicants:
<First screening>
Screening method: Document screening
Screening is based on the comprehensive evaluation of all submitted documents.

<Second screening>
Screening method: Interview
Examination is based on statement of purpose, and research plan.

Domestic Applicants:
<First screening>
Screening method: Document screening

<Second screening>
Screening method: Written examination
Short essay in English. Time for test: 90min.

<Third screening>
Screening method: Interview
Examination is based on statement of purpose, and research plan.

Sending document screening results and the notice of the written/interview examination: April 14, 2017 (Friday)
※This date is the issuing date, not the date of arrival of results.
Written examination/interview date: One date will be assigned from the four dates below.
May 13 (Saturday), May 14 (Sunday), May 20 (Saturday), May 21 (Sunday), 2017
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process No
Admission Fee Overseas applicants: 5,000 yen
Domestic applicants: 30,000 yen

Period for paying the screening fee from the online screening fee payment website February 7, 2017 (Tuesday) through March 14, 2017 (Tuesday)

As of December 12, 2016

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