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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

Research Paper・5150010 (2024S Registration) /リサーチペーパーについて・5150010(2024S 登録) April 9, 2024

Deadlines/Event Dates July 25, 2024

Research Paper schedule (5150010 course code)

Two credit points will be conferred upon passing the final oral examination. Research Paper can be written during the first year and second year. You can gain up to 4 credits through the submission of a Research Paper.

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, Visiting Lecturers and some of Visiting Professors or Visiting Associate Professors cannot be supervisors. If you want to ask Visiting Professor or Visiting Associate Professor to be your supervisor, please contact the GraSPP Office by 2 weeks before the registration period to confirm if he/she could be your supervisor.

■Faculty members at the GraSPP ※Faculties who do not offer any courses at the GraSPP, Visiting Lecturers and some of Visiting Professors or Visiting Associate Professors cannot be supervisors.

Request for Supervision 

When you contact a faculty member to request supervision, it is recommended that you fill and submit “Thesis/Research Paper   Request for Supervision” to the desired supervisor well in advance (3 weeks prior to the registration period would be desireble).

Research Paper Registration Period: Fri, July 19, 2024 – Thu, July 25, 2024

Students who wish to write Research Paper must first get a consent from one of the fuculty members to become your Research Paper supervisor.

Details for Research Paper registration will be added to this post by a week before the registration period.

The Research Paper will be registered as a 2 credit point course. Registration on UTAS is not required. Please be aware that 2 credit points 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 Research Paper (please refer to the Graduate School of Public Policy Regulations, Article 11, Section 2). In this case, the grade will be “M”.

※Withdrawal of Research Paper should be requested by notifying GraSPP Office via email including his/her supervisor in cc. Approval from the faculty must be obtained in advance.

Title Report Submission Period: Mon, Oct. 21, 2024 – Fri, Oct. 25, 2024

Approval from the supervisor must be obtained in advance.

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

Research Paper Submission Period: Tue, Nov. 26, 2024 – Mon, Dec. 2, 2024

All documents are to be submitted by uploading PDF files.

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

※Research Paper can only be accepted during the submission period.

[Notes regarding correction and resubmission after deadline]
You are not allowed to correct and resubmit your Research Paper after deadline. However, after oral examination, you can submit the revised version of your Research Paper after consulting with your supervisor and gain permission. When submitting the revised version, please send it by email to GraSPP Office cc’ing your supervisor.

Research Paper

Your research paper should not exceed 12,000 characters (Japanese) or 4,200 words (English). If it exceeds these limits, you must seek permission from your supervisor. No need to contact the GraSPP office on this matter.
Please use word processing software to write your research paper. The maximum limit is 1,400 characters (Japanese) or 490 words (English) per page.
Must include a contents page that specifies page numbers.
Cover page must include Research Paper title, student ID No, and your Name.
⑤ UTokyo or GraSPP Logo is not available.
⑥ The first page should only be used for cover page. Contents page should start from the pages that follow.
Please use the research paper posted on GraSPP website as a reference to check your format. →
⑧File name must be “(Student ID No.)ResearchPaper2024A”. (e.g.: 51xx0000ResearchPaper2024A)

Research Paper Summary

The Research Paper Summary should not be longer than 3000 characters (Japanese) or 1,050 words (English).
⑩ Notes ②, ④, ⑤ and ⑥ also applies to Research Paper Summary.
⑪ Research Paper and Research Paper Summary must be in separate PDF. For Research Paper Summary , file name must be “(Student ID No.)ResearchPaperSummary2024A”. (e.g.: 51xx0000ResearchPaperSummary2024A)


  • Students who have gained the prior approval of their supervisor are not required to follow the aforementioned format for the Research Paper and the Research Paper Summary. There is no need to notify GraSPP Office about the matters which are gained the prior approval of supervisor.
  • 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.

▼Oral Examination Period: Thu, Jan. 30, 2025 – Fri, Jan. 31, 2025

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