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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

Regarding Thesis(5150021)/研究論文について(5150021) October 26, 2021

Deadlines/Event Dates November 19, 2021

Thesis schedule (5150021 course code)

Six credit points will be conferred upon passing the final oral examination.
Thesis can only be written during the second year of study at GraSPP.

Though you can register and write Research Paper and Thesis at the same semester, the title must be different.

The paper must be written under the academic supervision of a faculty member. Only those faculty members who teach course at GraSPP this academic year can be your supervisor. However, Part-time lecturers and some of the Visiting teachers cannot become a supervisor. If you want to ask Visiting teacher, Visiting Professor or Visiting Associate Professor, to be your supervisor, please contact the GraSPP Office by two weeks before the registration period to confirm if he/she could be your supervisor.

Please refer to the below site.

■Faculty members at the GraSPP
※Faculties who do not offer any courses at the GraSPP, Part-time lectures and some of Visiting teachers cannot be supervisors.

Thesis Registration Period: Mon, Nov 15, 2021 – Fri, Nov 19, 2021

Students who wish to write Thesis must first get a consent from one of the faculty members to become your Thesis academic supervisor.

To register thesis access to the link below and submit information through MS Forms.
If you are asked to sign in, use “10digit Common” and your UTokyo Account password.
Please enter required information correctly and submit on the period above.
Confirmation email will be sent automatically to you and your supervisor after your submission.
If you have any questions please contact GraSPP Office (

Registration Form

Thesis will be registered as a 6 credit point course. Registration on UTAS is not required. Please be aware that 6 credit points for Thesis will still count as part of student’s annual credit point limit(maximum 38 per annum) even if you withdraw and does not submit a Thesis (please refer to the Graduate School of Public Policy regulations, Article 11, Section 2). In this case, the grade will be “M”.

※Withdrawal of Thesis should be requested by notifying GraSPP Office via email including your supervisor in cc. Approval from your supervisor must be obtained in advance.

Title Report Submission Period: Mon, Mar 14, 2022 – Fri, Mar 18, 2022

Approval from the faculty must be obtained in advance.

Details for thesis submission will be added to this post by a week before the submission period.

※Title change after this submission period must be requested by notifying GraSPP Office via email. Title change is available until your thesis submission. Approval from the faculty must be obtained in advance and include his/her supervisor in CC when sending the email.
If the Thesis you submit has a different title from the one you reported GraSPP Office, your Thesis will not be accepted.

Thesis Submission Period: Mon, Jun 13, 2022 – Thu, Jun 16, 2022

All documents should be submitted by uploading the PDF file.
Details for thesis submission will be added to this post by a week before the submission period.

Thesis can only be accepted during the submission period.

Please submit “Thesis” and “Thesis summary” in seperate PDF files. 


As a general measure, the Thesis must be written within 100,000 characters (Japanese) and 35,000 words (English). You must get a permission from your academic advisor if the Thesis exceeds these limits. You do not have to contact GraSPP office on this matter.
② Write using word processing software. It must be written no more than 1,400 characters (Japanese) or 490 words (English) in a page.
③ Must include a contents page that specifies page numbers.
④ Cover page must include Thesis title, student ID No, and your Name.
⑤ The first page should only be used for cover page. Contents page should start from the pages that follow. 
⑥ Please use the thesis posted on GraSPP website as a reference to check your format.
⑦ File name must be “(Student ID No.)Thesis2022S”. (e.g.: 51190000Thesis2022S)

Thesis Summary

Thesis Summary should be no longer than 3,000 characters (Japanese) or 1,050 words (English).
⑨ Notes ②, ④ and ⑤ also applies to thesis summary.
⑩ Thesis and Thesis Summary must be in separate PDF. For Thesis Summary , file name must be “(Student ID No.)ThesisSummary2022S”. (e.g.: 51190000ThesisSummary2022S)


  • Students who have gained approval of their academic advisor are not required to follow the aforementioned format for Thesis and Thesis Summary. There is no need to notify GraSPP Office about the matters you have gained approval of academic advisor.
  • Plagiarism is strictly prohibited. Plagiarism is a serious offence. If it is discovered, students may have credits cancelled or their degree revoked; this also applies to degrees that have already been conferred.
  • For those students who will be applying for entry into a PhD program, please be aware that entry is by no means guaranteed just because you gained credits for your Thesis.

Oral Examination Period: Tue, Aug 2, 2022 – Thu, Aug 4, 2022

Examination date and time will be fixed based on the agreement between students and judges.
If neccesary, it could be scheduled outside of the period above. Please consult with your supervisor.