Intelligent Software Laboratory

(Multi-agent system Laboratory)

Computer Science and Communications


at Waseda University, Japan

For International Students


To prospective students of Master or Doctor course

The intelligent software laboratory welcomes applications for admissions from highly qualified and motivated students, especially students with Monbukagakusho (MEXT) 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 (such as social network analysis and multi-agent simulations 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 (or what do you want to study here)

  • School record (undergraduate and/or masters course). Please provide your cumulative GPA (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)

  • 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 You do not need to have Japanese language skills to enroll, but English is required. Proficiency in Japanese at Level 1 (or at least Level 2) is desirable for those who wish to pursue a master's degree, as there are lectures in Japanese, although they are not compulsory.

  • 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 government 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."

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