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Schedule for Obtaining a Doctoral Degree

Writing and Submitting an Application Thesis for a Program-based Doctoral Degree

When enrolling in Osaka University’s second-term doctoral program and applying for a doctoral degree, as a general rule, students must receive research advising in accordance with the below programs and write a thesis that is appropriate for this program-based doctoral degree.

First year of the second-term doctoral program

April
Submit a research plan
From April
Take the doctoral dissertation advising course
February
Submit a research summary report

Second year of the second-term doctoral program

April
Submit a research plan
From April
Take the doctoral dissertation advising course
December
Submit a preliminary doctoral dissertation and topic notification
February
Submit a research summary report

Third year of the second-term doctoral program

April
Submit a research plan
From April
Take the doctoral dissertation advising course
December
Submit an Application Thesis for a Doctoral Degree
  •  Public review by the review committee (a public oral exam and a final exam will be conducted)
    (Review report with the graduate school faculty, determination of degree conferment by the graduate school faculty)
March
Degree conferment