Stretched Graduate Program

Objectives

This system allows students with certain personal reasons to plan their curriculum in a period exceeding the standard duration of study (3 or 5 years). If the application is approved, it is possible to “stretch” the period covered by tuition without taking a leave of absence or repeating a year. Students can earn course credits and receive guidance throughout the stretched period.

Qualifications

Students who have difficulties in attending school as a regular (full time) student for personal reasons such as work (regardless of regular or non-regular employment), housework, child raising, and nursing care.

    A student who has a job (employee of a company/organization)
    A student who has difficulties in attending school full time due to child raising or nursing care.
    A student who is found by the Department of Genetics to have unavoidable circumstances For example, a student who cannot secure the required fulltime study time per day due to health reasons


Application Period

  • For enrolled students:

    By the end of January if wishing to start the program from the first semester
    By the end of June if wishing to start the program from the second semester

  • For newlyenrolled students:

    Upon application for admission



Note

  • Maximum years of study:

    Three-year doctoral course: 5 years
    Five-year doctoral course: 8 years

  • Extension:

    A one-time extension of the study period shall be allowed to an extent not exceeding the maximum years of study.

  • Inapplicable students:

    Three-year doctoral course: A student who has been enrolled for more than two years since the day of enrollment
    Five-year doctoral course: A student who has been enrolled for more than four years since the day of enrollment

  • Shortening of the study period:

    Shortening of the study period for outstanding research achievement shall not apply.



Contact for Inquiries

General Affairs/Education Team, National Institute of Genetics
E-mail: info-soken@nig.ac.jp