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

Updated Nov. 22, 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 March 2022
(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: Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 to Thursday, January 20th, 2022
(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, January 20th, 2022. 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, January 20th, 2022.
・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 September 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 Tuesday, November 30th. 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 Tuesday, November 30th.
・As for ①, if the documents are sent by post mail, you can submit it without the signature of your main advisor on it, but you must ask your main advisor to check your required documents in advance 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 March 2022
(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, November 19th, 2021 to Tuesday, November 30th, 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 Tuesday, November 30th. 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 Tuesday, November 30th.
・As for ⑦, if the documents are sent by post mail, you can submit it without the signature of your main advisor on it, but you must ask your main advisor to check your required documents in advance 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 March 2022
(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: Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 to Thursday, January 20th, 2022
(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, January 20th, 2022. 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, January 20th, 2022.
・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 September 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 Tuesday, November 30th. 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 Tuesday, November 30th.
・As for ①, if the documents are sent by post mail, you can submit it without the signature of your main advisor on it, but you must ask your main advisor to check your required documents in advance 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 March 2022
(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, November 19th, 2021 to Tuesday, November 30th, 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 Tuesday, November 30th. 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 Tuesday, November 30th.
・As for ⑦, if the documents are sent by post mail, you can submit it without the signature of your main advisor on it, but you must ask your main advisor to check your required documents in advance and get the approval for submitting them.

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