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Requirements to Graduate

To graduate from SOKENDAI, the following requirements must be met.

For 5-year course students

For 3-year doctoral course students


Credits students need to graduate

The prescribed numbers of credits required to graduate from the Department of Astronomical Science are as follows.

Credits Requirements
5-year doctoral course 42 More than 42 credits from the Department's Special Subjects ( 2 subjects from Colloquium I, Ⅱ, Ⅲ, Ⅳ, and Ⅴ and Basic Seminar; including 20 credits for the Research Progress Report) and Common Specialized Basic Subjects
3-year doctoral course 12 More than 12 credits from the Department's Special Subjects (including 6 credits from ColloquiumⅢ, Ⅳ, and Ⅴ) and Common Specialized Basic Subjects

Limiting period of attendance at School

Students are not allowed to attend the courses longer than the limiting period of attendance (excluding a period of absence from school) as shown below.


Guidelines for Evaluation of a doctoral thesis and a master’s thesis (until the 2015 academic year)

Guidelines for Evaluation of a doctoral thesis

Guidelines for Evaluation of a master’s thesis (Research Progress Report)

If the student withdraws from the University after enrollment for two years, with the credits of Progress Report, the Report is regarded as a master thesis which fulfills the condition to obtain Master degree.


Guidelines for Evaluation of a doctoral thesis and a master’s thesis (Applied from the 2016 academic year)

Guidelines for Evaluation of a doctoral thesis

Additionally, as independent and objective evidence for the applicant’s ability to conduct his/her own research, it is required that the applicant has already published an academic paper. See below.

Guidelines for Evaluation of a master’s thesis (Research Progress Report)

If the student withdraws from the University after enrollment for two years, with the credits of Progress Report, the Report is regarded as a master thesis which fulfills the condition to obtain Master degree.


Others


Contact

Educational Affairs Section at Academic and Student Affairs Division at SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies)
TEL: +81-46-858-1523


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