Curriculum

Class registration

As a condition for applying for a doctoral degree assessment, it is necessary to earn a prescribed number of credits. The number of credits needed to earn a degree is given below.

Doctoral program

①8 or more credits from the Department's Special Subjects and Common Specialized Subjects of the School of Multidisciplinary Sciences (4 of the 8 credits must be completed from the Common Specialized subjects)
※may include up to 4 credits from subjects offered by the Interdepartmental Program (except Freshman Course)

②2 credits of Freshman Course from Interdepartmental Program

5-year integrated doctoral program

①38 or more credits from the Department's Special Subjects and Common Specialized Subjects of the School of Multidisciplinary Sciences (8 of the 38 credits must be completed from the Common Specialized Subjects)
※may include up to 4 credits from subjects offered by the Interdepartmental Program (except Freshman Course)

②2 credits of Freshman Course from Interdepartmental Program

It is possible to register for subjects in schools (departments) other than that to which you belong or even for subjects at other universities. However, please note carefully that the maximum number of credits that can be counted from such subjects (including foundation subjects common to the School of Multidisciplinary Sciences) is 4 in the case of the doctoral program, and 15 in the case of the 5-year integrated doctoral program.

Note that the question of whether or not earned credits can be counted towards doctoral program degree credits, depend on whether or not the content of the subject taken are related to your area of research. Keep this point in mind when registering for subjects.

If you interested in taking subjects offered by other schools (departments) or other universities, please inquire with the Academic Promotion Section in advance to confirm whether it is possible to register for the subjects. For various reasons, it may not be possible to fit in certain subjects.

Syllabus

Please see "Web syllabus".

Course Registration Model

Please refer to the course registration model, shown below, for details of classes in each field of education and research guidance and a completion program.

Fields of education and research guidance Course Research topic Course registration model
Polar Space and Upper Atmospheric Sciences 5-year Integrated Doctoral Program Aurora particle acceleration based on aurora observation PDF
Doctoral Program Reaction of the mesosphere to aurora phenomenon PDF
Polar Meteorology and Glaciology Science 5-year Integrated Doctoral Program Cryosphere change PDF
Doctoral Program PDF
5-year Integrated Doctoral Program Polar atmospheric change PDF
Doctoral Program PDF
Polar Geoscience 5-year Integrated Doctoral Program Geochemical study of Antarctic meteorites subjected to shock PDF
Doctoral Program A metamorphic history analysis of the Sor Rondane Mountains in East Antarctica PDF
Polar Bioscience 5-year Integrated Doctoral Program Microbial ecosystems in periglacial environments PDF
Doctoral Program Feeding of penguins in the Antarctic region PDF

Annual events

5-year Integrated Doctoral Program
1st year
Early April
Entrance ceremony (Hayama); assignment of supervisors; course registration submission
Mid April - late Sept.
Semester 1
Mid July - end of Aug.
Summer vacation
Late Sept.
Credit recognition for Semester 1
Early Oct. - end of Feb.
Semester 2
Early Oct.
Semester 2 course registration submission
Late Dec.- early Jan.
Winter vacation
Feb.
Student presentations
Late Feb.
Credit recognition for Semester 2
Early March - early April
Spring vacation
2nd year
Early April
Course registration submission
Mid April - late Sept.
Semester 1
Mid July - end of Aug.
Summer vacation
Late Sept.
Credit recognition for Semester 1
Early Oct. - end of Feb.
Semester 2
Early Oct.
Semester 2 course registration submission
Late Dec.- early Jan.
Winter vacation
Feb.
Submission of interim reports; interim assessments; student presentations
Late Feb.
Credit recognition for Semester 2
Early March - early April
Spring vacation
3rd year
Early April
Course registration submission
Mid April - late Sept.
Semester 1
Mid July - end of Aug.
Summer vacation
Late Sept.
Credit recognition for Semester 1
Early Oct. - end of Feb.
Semester 2
Early Oct.
Semester 2 course registration submission
Late Dec.- early Jan.
Winter vacation
Feb.
Student presentations
Late Feb.
Credit recognition for Semester 2
Early March - early April
Spring vacation
4th year
Early April
Course registration submission
Mid April - late Sept.
Semester 1
Mid July - end of Aug.
Summer vacation
Late Sept.
Credit recognition for Semester 1
Early Oct. - end of Feb.
Semester 2
Early Oct.
Semester 2 course registration submission
Late Dec.- early Jan.
Winter vacation
Feb.
Student presentations
Late Feb.
Credit recognition for Semester 2
Early March - early April
Spring vacation
5th year
Early April
Course registration submission
Mid April - late Sept.
Semester 1
Mid July - End of Aug.
Summer vacation
Late Sept.
Credit recognition for Semester 1
Early Oct. - end of Feb.
Semester 2
Early Oct.
Semester 2 course registration submission
Oct 11 - 25
Preliminary assessment application submission
Late Oct. - late Nov.
Preliminary assessment
Nov. 26 - Dec. 10
Thesis assessment application submission
Early Dec. - end of Jan.
Thesis assessment; public thesis presentation
Late Dec. - early Jan.
Winter vacation
Late Feb.
Credit recognition for Semester 2
Late March
Degree-conferring ceremony
Doctoral program
3rd year
Early April
Course registration submission; assignment of supervisors
Mid April - late Sept.
Semester 1
Mid July - end of Aug.
Summer vacation
Late Sept.
Credit recognition for Semester 1
Early Oct. - end of Feb.
Semester 2
Early Oct.
Semester 2 course registration submission
Late Dec.- early Jan.
Winter vacation
Feb.
Student presentations
Late Feb.
Credit recognition for Semester 2
Early March - early April
Spring vacation
4th year
Early April
Course registration submission
Mid April - late Sept.
Semester 1
Mid July - end of Aug.
Summer vacation
Late Sept.
Credit recognition for Semester 1
Early Oct. - end of Feb.
Semester 2
Early Oct.
Semester 2 course registration submission
Late Dec.- early Jan.
Winter vacation
Feb.
Student presentations
Late Feb.
Credit recognition for Semester 2
Early March - early April
Spring vacation
5th year
Early April
Course registration submission
Mid April - late Sept.
Semester 1
Mid July - End of Aug.
Summer vacation
Late Sept.
Credit recognition for Semester 1
Early Oct. - end of Feb.
Semester 2
Early Oct.
Semester 2 course registration submission
Oct 11 - 25
Preliminary assessment application submission
Late Oct. - late Nov.
Preliminary assessment
Nov. 26 - Dec. 10
Thesis assessment application submission
Early Dec. - end of Jan.
Thesis assessment; public thesis presentation
Late Dec. - early Jan.
Winter vacation
Late Feb.
Credit recognition for Semester 2
Late March
Degree-conferring ceremony