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Grades

On this page you can find out Annual Schedule of Grades, Requirements for Graduation and the procedure of Recognition of Credits Acquired Before Admission.

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Annual Schedule of Grades

2021 Academic year
April Early to mid Application for Recognition of Credits Acquired Before Admission April 26 to May 28
<1st round of application>  Application for September Graduation *1 April 5 to April 16
June Early Announcement of Results of Expected Graduation May 11
Early to mid <2nd round of application>  Application for September Graduation *1 June 7 to June 17
July Early Submission of master’s thesis  (Only those who are expected to graduate in September) July 6 to July 8
August Late Confirmation of your name for issuing Diploma and Certification ~Late August
September Early Announcement of Spring Semester Results and September Graduation Results September 1
Mid Awarding of Degrees  Information for students whose program completion has been confirmed September 18
Late Application for Recognition of Credits Acquired Before Admission September 24 to October 27
December Early Confirmation of your name for issuing Diploma and Certification Early December
March Early Announcement of Fall Semester Results and March Graduation Results Early March
Announcement of graduation ceremony and notes for graduation Early March
Notes for Students who failed in graduation (For those who plan to continue their studies next year) Early March

*1
Once you have fulfilled all conditions for graduation, you will automatically be registered to graduate in March. If you wish to graduate in September after having fulfilled the number of years of enrollment, you may do so by submitting your application in a timely manner. You are responsible for checking the application information and other necessary conditions on the Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences website. Applications submitted outside of the specified period will not be accepted. If you do not submit an application, you will not be allowed to graduate in September (you will not be automatically registered to graduate in September).

For September Enrollment students, once you have fulfilled all conditions for graduation, you will automatically be registered to graduate in September. If you wish to graduate in March after having fulfilled the number of years of enrollment, you may do so by submitting your application in a timely manner. You are responsible for checking the application information and other necessary conditions on the Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences website. Applications submitted outside of the specified period will not be accepted. If you do not submit an application, you will not be allowed to graduate in March (you will not be automatically registered to graduate in March). The application information will be updated as soon as fixed.

Requirements for Graduation

The numbers in the table represent the numbers of credits.
You should understand in advance that acquiring these required credits alone will not meet the requirements for graduation and you also need to select and enroll in other subjects from among those marked with ○ .

※For each course’s requirements, click here.

Category 1st year 2nd year Number of required credits
Research Seminar (研究指導) Compulsory

*Semester each

Compulsory

*Semester each

Core Subjects (Seminars)

(コース設置科目(演習))

4 〇 4 〇 8 14–18
(※)
Core Subjects (Lectures)

(コース設置科目(講義))

Common Subjects (Lectures)

(共通科目(講義))

Common Subjects (Foreign Languages)

(共通科目(外国語))

0– 4(※)
Subjects from Other Courses

(他コース設置科目)

Master’s Thesis (修士論文) Compulsory
Number of Credits Required for Graduation 32
Category 1st year 2nd year 3rd year Number of required credits
Research Seminar

(研究指導)

Compulsory Compulsory Compulsory
Doctoral Dissertation

(博士論文)

Compulsory
Number of Credits Required for Graduation

Recognition of Credits Acquired Before Admission

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