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Notice of Change of Submission Method for AY 2021 Spring Semester Master's Thesis/ Draft of PhD. Dissertation (Preliminary Examination) / Doctoral Dissertation

Updated May 26, 2021
In order to prevent the ongoing spread of COVID-19, the Graduate School of Global Studies has decided to change the submission methods as follows.

■For second-year Master’s students and above

◎Change of methods to submit "Master's thesis or Seminar paper"
For those who plan to complete the program in September 2021
(Refer to the Student Handbook pp.144-156)

<Required Documents>
①Cover ②Abstract ③Table of Contents ④Thesis (Body text) ⑤Bibliography
⑥Certificate of Bookbinding fee payment (It costs 4,840 yen. The payment needs to be made at the automatic certificate issuing machine at Shikokan 1st floor before the submission.)
※Since those who submit seminar paper do not have to pay the bookbinding fee, they don’t need to submit ⑥.

<How to submit>
・Period for Submission: Monday, June 21st, 2021 to Thursday, July 1st, 2021
(during the office hours: 9 am to 11:30 am and 12:30 pm to 5 pm on weekdays)
・Master’s thesis: After going through the relevant pages of the Student Handbook, please send or bring 3 copies of ① to ⑤ bound in files, 2 (unbound) copies of ① to ⑤ and one of ⑥ to GS Office. All pages should be printed on one side only.
・Seminar Paper: After going through the relevant pages of the Student Handbook, please send or bring 2 copies of ① to ⑤ bound in files to GS Office. All pages should be printed on one side only.
・If the documents are sent by post mail, they must arrive at GS office by Thursday, July 1st. Please note that you should send your documents by a traceable method.
・If you plan to come to GS office to hand them in, please complete the submission by 5:00 pm on Thursday, July 1st.
・If you send the required documents by post mail, you can pay the bookbinding fee by transfer. We will let the applicable submitters know how to transfer the fee after we receive the required documents.


<Notes>
・Oral defenses may be conducted using an online conference system (ZOOM, etc.) depending on the situation.

■For third-year P.h.D students and above

◎Change of methods to submit "Draft of P.h.D dissertation" (Preliminary Examination)
For those who plan to complete the program in March 2022
(Refer to the Student Handbook pp.174-175, pp.180-181 or pp.186-187)

<Required Documents >
①Application Form ②Research Accomplishments ③Abstract ④Draft of Dissertation

<How to submit>
・After going through the relevant pages of the Student Handbook, please send or bring 4 copies of ④ bound in files and 1 copy of ① to ③ to GS Office.
・If the documents are sent by post mail, they must arrive at GS office by Monday, May 31st. Please note that you should send your documents by a traceable method.
・If you plan to come to GS office to hand them in, please complete the submission by 5:00 pm on Monday, May 31st.
・As for ①, you can skip the signature of your main advisor on it, but you must ask your main advisor to check your required documents and get the approval for submitting them.

<Notes>
・Oral examinations may be conducted using an online conference system (ZOOM, etc.) depending on the situation.

◎Change of methods to submit “Doctoral Dissertation”
For those who plan to complete the program in September 2021
(Refer to the Student Handbook pp.174-179, pp.180-185 or pp.186-194 and p193)

<Required Documents >
①Dissertation ②Abstract ③Application Form
④Resume (Vitae) ⑤List of Academic Accomplishments ⑥Inventory of Articles 
⑦Written Consent from Your Academic Advisor for Submission and Checklist ⑧Your photo

<How to submit>
・Period for Submission: Friday, May 21st, 2021 to Monday, May 31st, 2021
(during the office hours: 9 am to 11:30 am and 12:30 pm to 5 pm on weekdays)
・After going through the relevant pages of the Student Handbook, please send or bring the necessary number of copies of ① to ⑧ to GS Office. (Please refer to the Student Handbook for the number of the copies you need to submit. The copies of ① needs to be bound in files.) All pages should be printed on one side only.
・If the documents are sent by post mail, they must arrive at GS office by Monday, May 31st. Please note that you should send your documents by a traceable method.
・If you plan to come to GS office to hand them in, please complete the submission by 5:00 pm on Monday, May 31st.
・As for ⑦, you can skip the signature of your main advisor on it, but you must ask your main advisor to check your required documents and get the approval for submitting them.

<Notes>
・Oral examinations may be conducted using an online conference system (ZOOM, etc.) depending on the situation.
In order to prevent the ongoing spread of COVID-19, the Graduate School of Global Studies has decided to change the submission methods as follows.

■For second-year Master’s students and above

◎Change of methods to submit "Master's thesis or Seminar paper"
For those who plan to complete the program in September 2021
(Refer to the Student Handbook pp.144-156)

<Required Documents>
①Cover ②Abstract ③Table of Contents ④Thesis (Body text) ⑤Bibliography
⑥Certificate of Bookbinding fee payment (It costs 4,840 yen. The payment needs to be made at the automatic certificate issuing machine at Shikokan 1st floor before the submission.)
※Since those who submit seminar paper do not have to pay the bookbinding fee, they don’t need to submit ⑥.

<How to submit>
・Period for Submission: Monday, June 21st, 2021 to Thursday, July 1st, 2021
(during the office hours: 9 am to 11:30 am and 12:30 pm to 5 pm on weekdays)
・Master’s thesis: After going through the relevant pages of the Student Handbook, please send or bring 3 copies of ① to ⑤ bound in files, 2 (unbound) copies of ① to ⑤ and one of ⑥ to GS Office. All pages should be printed on one side only.
・Seminar Paper: After going through the relevant pages of the Student Handbook, please send or bring 2 copies of ① to ⑤ bound in files to GS Office. All pages should be printed on one side only.
・If the documents are sent by post mail, they must arrive at GS office by Thursday, July 1st. Please note that you should send your documents by a traceable method.
・If you plan to come to GS office to hand them in, please complete the submission by 5:00 pm on Thursday, July 1st.
・If you send the required documents by post mail, you can pay the bookbinding fee by transfer. We will let the applicable submitters know how to transfer the fee after we receive the required documents.


<Notes>
・Oral defenses may be conducted using an online conference system (ZOOM, etc.) depending on the situation.

■For third-year P.h.D students and above

◎Change of methods to submit "Draft of P.h.D dissertation" (Preliminary Examination)
For those who plan to complete the program in March 2022
(Refer to the Student Handbook pp.174-175, pp.180-181 or pp.186-187)

<Required Documents >
①Application Form ②Research Accomplishments ③Abstract ④Draft of Dissertation

<How to submit>
・After going through the relevant pages of the Student Handbook, please send or bring 4 copies of ④ bound in files and 1 copy of ① to ③ to GS Office.
・If the documents are sent by post mail, they must arrive at GS office by Monday, May 31st. Please note that you should send your documents by a traceable method.
・If you plan to come to GS office to hand them in, please complete the submission by 5:00 pm on Monday, May 31st.
・As for ①, you can skip the signature of your main advisor on it, but you must ask your main advisor to check your required documents and get the approval for submitting them.

<Notes>
・Oral examinations may be conducted using an online conference system (ZOOM, etc.) depending on the situation.

◎Change of methods to submit “Doctoral Dissertation”
For those who plan to complete the program in September 2021
(Refer to the Student Handbook pp.174-179, pp.180-185 or pp.186-194 and p193)

<Required Documents >
①Dissertation ②Abstract ③Application Form
④Resume (Vitae) ⑤List of Academic Accomplishments ⑥Inventory of Articles 
⑦Written Consent from Your Academic Advisor for Submission and Checklist ⑧Your photo

<How to submit>
・Period for Submission: Friday, May 21st, 2021 to Monday, May 31st, 2021
(during the office hours: 9 am to 11:30 am and 12:30 pm to 5 pm on weekdays)
・After going through the relevant pages of the Student Handbook, please send or bring the necessary number of copies of ① to ⑧ to GS Office. (Please refer to the Student Handbook for the number of the copies you need to submit. The copies of ① needs to be bound in files.) All pages should be printed on one side only.
・If the documents are sent by post mail, they must arrive at GS office by Monday, May 31st. Please note that you should send your documents by a traceable method.
・If you plan to come to GS office to hand them in, please complete the submission by 5:00 pm on Monday, May 31st.
・As for ⑦, you can skip the signature of your main advisor on it, but you must ask your main advisor to check your required documents and get the approval for submitting them.

<Notes>
・Oral examinations may be conducted using an online conference system (ZOOM, etc.) depending on the situation.