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Waseda University

Graduate School of Social Sciences

Doctoral Program, English-taught Degree Program

Degree Information
Degree Doctoral
Type of Degree D. Phil
Subject - Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major Major in Global Society
Major in Policy Science
Duration 3 years
Entry Date September 21, 2018
Location 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started September, 2012
No. of Students 93
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 39
Tuition Fees 656,000 yen
Additional Information
Contact Address: Admissions Office, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Waseda University
1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050 Japan
Phone: +81-3-5286-3804
Email: admissions-socs@list.waseda.jp
URL: https://www.waseda.jp/fsss/gsss/en/applicants/material/
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, 2018.
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, 2018.
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 admission requirements screening process and is scheduled to reach 24 years of age by September 20, 2018.
Note:
Prospective applicants, who are unsure if they can fulfill the requirements above, are asked to confirm their eligibility to the Graduate School of Social Sciences [Tel: +81-3-5286-3804, E-mail: admissions-socs@list.waseda.jp] by no later than January 24, 2018.
Application Period Overseas Applicants: February 13, 2018 (Tuesday) through March 13, 2018 (Tuesday)
Application must arrive by the deadline.

Domestic Applicants: February 13, 2018 (Tuesday) through March 13, 2018 (Tuesday)
Application must be postmarked by the deadline.
Examination Type & Date <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.

Sending document screening results and the notice of the interview examination: April 17, 2018 (Tuesday)
※This date is the issuing date, not the date of arrival of results.
Interview date: One date will be assigned from the four dates below.
May 12 (Saturday), May 13, 2018 (Sunday), May 19 (Saturday), and May 20, 2018 (Sunday)
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 6, 2018 (Tuesday) through March 13, 2018 (Tuesday)

As of January 11, 2018

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