- At the beginning of the semester, students must select courses for the semester and register for them by the designated date. (The registration period will be announced later.) If you attend lessons without registering, credits will not be given.
- Students should consult with their main supervisors when choosing courses and setting a research plan.
- Please register for courses by using the “Application for Course Registration.” Before submitting an Application for Course Registration, a student must obtain approval from his/her main supervisor.
- Students can get the “Application for Course Registration” form from the Department’s Administration Office at each Host Institute or from the Educational Affairs Section at the Hayama Headquarters. You can also download it from the SOKENDAI website.
- For the names and outlines of courses offered through each major, please refer to the "Course Outlines for each research-institute/major."
- After registering and being admitted to a course, students who accomplish the required level of academic performance will earn the prescribed number of credits for each course.
- A student may not re-take any courses once he/she has passed the course.
- Any questions regarding course registration should be directed in advance to the Department’s Administration Office at each Host Institute or to the Educational Affairs Section at the Hayama Headquarters.
In principle, grades are based on reports and attendance points(*).
* A student arriving at a lecture later than 30 minutes (in the case of a colloquium, 10 minutes) after the beginning of the lecture will be deemed absent.
For those attending more than 50% of the course, the student’s comprehension will be evaluated through reports or their appropriate substitutes. However, for compulsory courses determined by the department, students who have already learned the subject can be evaluated based solely on their understanding of the subject.
Please see the course syllabuses for details.
- Students take turns presenting summaries of reports and their own research. Is the student’s understanding correct? Is the student’s evaluation of the material appropriate? Does the student’s presentation convince the audience?
- Attend and listen to other graduate students' presentations, diligently offering opinions and questions.
The teachers in charge of colloquiums evaluate students based on the above two areas as well as attendance points. However, when students cannot attend many courses for unavoidable reasons such as observations, the teacher in charge will use appropriate methods to evaluate.
Seminar courses are graded the same way as colloquiums.
For experiment courses, students who attend 60% or more will be evaluated based on reports and teachers’evaluations.