Degree Requirement

The GA curriculum has been modified since April 2018.
For details, please check the list below. 
International Exercise A & B
"GA curriculum after FY2018" ,
"Supplementary list (Lab-rotation, Internship, etc.)

1. Credit Requirement:

A minimum of 77 credits are required for a doctor’s degree according to the list shown in Table 1.
In addition, students must earn at least 40 credits from among all 77 required credits before undertaking the Qualifying Examination (QE) which is held at the end of the second academic year.

2. Residency Requirement:

A doctoral candidate must spend the equivalent of at least 5 academic years in residence at the Green Asia Program.
*A student who has a high standard of achievement may graduate after submission of a doctoral thesis in less than 5 academic years (Upon agreement of a Faculty meeting).

3. Qualifying Examination:

Students must undertake and pass a qualifying examination (QE) at the end of the 2nd academic year. Before undertaking the QE, students must satisfy several criteria (See more detailed information).

4. Doctoral thesis

Students must submit a doctoral thesis, and pass an oral examination held by the Green Asia thesis committee.

Categories of subjects
Credits
Remarks

Practical English

4

✔ Minimum of 3 credits must be earned before undertaking QE.

Industrial Systems

4

✔ Minimum of 3 credits must be earned before undertaking QE.

Internship

5

✔ 2 credits (“Practice School”) must be earned before undertaking QE.

✔ It includes the “International Internship”, “Domestic Internship”.

International Exercise

16

 

Research

18

✔ Minimum of 6 credits including the “Laboratory Rotation” must be completed before undertaking QE.

Social, Environmental,

Economic Systems

12

✔ Minimum of 10 credits must be earned before undertaking QE.

Main

and Sub Specialties

18

✔ Minimum of 16 credits must be earned before undertaking QE.