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Waseda University

Graduate School of Social Sciences

Master's Program, Contemporary Japanese Studies Program

Degree Information
Degree Master's
Type of Degree Master of Arts
Subject - Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major Global Society
Duration 2 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 96
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 77
Tuition Fees 832,000 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 5 students
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility The applicant must fulfill one of the following requirements.
1. The applicant has graduated or is scheduled to graduate from a university by September 20, 2017
2. The applicant has completed 16 years of standard school education overseas, or is scheduled to complete such education by September 20, 2017
3. The applicant has been enrolled at a university for more than three years (or has completed 15 years of school education overseas, or is scheduled to complete such education by September 20, 2017) and has been recognized by Waseda University Graduate School of Social Sciences as having earned a specified number of credits with an excellent academic record.
4. The applicant has been recognized by Waseda University Graduate School of Social Sciences as possessing academic credentials superior to those of university graduates through an individual admission requirements screening process and is scheduled to reach 22 years of age by September 20, 2017.

Notes: 1. Prospective applicants, who are unsure if they can fulfill the requirements mentioned in items3 and 4 above, must 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, 2017 prior to the application.
2. Regardless of having completed 16 years of school education overseas, if the education curriculum undertaken by the applicant is not regarded as equivalent to an undergraduate level course in a Japanese university, the application cannot be accepted.
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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