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The Intelligent Software Laboratory

Master and Doctor course Students

The intelligent software laboratory welcomes applications for admissions from highly qualified students, especially students with Monbukagakusho scholarship*, having knowledge about (or being interested in) artificial intelligence, such as:

  • - Autonomous agents and multi-agent systems
  • - Planning and learning (especially in a multi-agent context)
  • - Agent-agent communications and interaction
  • - Collaboration, coordination and social norm
  • - Swarm intelligence
  • - Applications of multi-agent systems (e.g. network, web, multi-agent simulation etc.)

Send the copy of the following documents (in English or Japanese) to Prof. Sugawara by e-mail.

  • Curriculum vitae
    Including name, address, education qualification, research and working experiences, list of publications. If you are a doctor course applicant and have a number of papers (especially, first-author ones) in international journals and international conferences, the list of papers is encouraged to submit.
  • Research proposal
  • School record (undergraduate and/or masters course).
    Please provide your cumulative Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale (A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1). 3.0 or higher is required.
  • Certificate of your bachelor's (and master's) degree(s).
  • Recommendation letter from your supervisor.
  • Scores of GRE (if possible)
    You must take both the General tests and the Advanced Subject test in computer science. Applicants are expected to have 1300 (verbal and quantitative scaled score) and 4 (analytical writing) of the GRE. The scores of GRE is not mandatory, but if your GPA score is lower than 3.0 and you have no (government-affiliated) scholarship, I strongly recommend you to submit the GRE scores.
  • Scores of English language test such as TOEFL and TOEIC if you are not a native speaker of English.
    Score of 90 on the TOEFL iBT or the equal level on the TOEFL ITP/PBT (570), CBT (230), the TOEIC (800) or IELTS (6.0) is required.
  • Score of Japanese Language Proficiency Test
    Level one (at least level two) is preferable for master course applicants, since we have some lectures in Japanese. But no compulsory Japanese lectures in our doctors course. However, if you want to come to our doctor course but your TOEFL iBT score is less than 90 (but more than 75), you must have level-two proficiency in Japanese.
  • Your photograph (if this is not included in CV).
  • Plan for financial support (travel/school/life expenses).

You also have to take an admission examination of graduate course of the department. Please see this page and another of our admission office. This page also includes information about scholarships for foreign graduate students. Our lab welcomes applicants of master/doctor course students in International Graduate Program (English only) and master course students who have sufficient proficiency to take lectures in Japanese.

Scholarship programs provided by Japanese garvernment is listed in this page. You also can find the list of scholarships offered by Waseda University in this page and another page. If you are willing to apply doctorial course, look at "Scholarship program for Young Doctorial Student."

To master course applicants

As written in the page by admission office, we provide four admission examinations.

  1. Admission for International Students:
    You must pass the exam which is usually held July every year. The semester begins April or September.
  2. Special Admission Program for International Students:
    This is for scholar/researcher who belongs to foreign university/institution and scholarship students.
  3. International Program for Graduate Student:
    The selection is done by only document screening, but of course, the same level as a. or b. is required.
  4. Exchange Program for Partner Institutions:
    Contact our admission office.

* Please ask Embassy of Japan or Consulate General in your country for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship Program. Note that you have to apply it by yourself.

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