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Through course registration, students register for courses they wish to take and at the same time confirm their academic intentions. Students who do not complete course registration during the designated period will be deemed as having no intentions to continue studying and be expelled from the university (Graduate School Regulations, Article 161).
If students plan to take a temporary leave of absence without registering for courses, they must submit an "Application for Temporary Leave of Absence" by the last day of the course registration period.
Master's Program Curriculum
The master's program consists of the following course categories.
In principle, two-credit courses are held once a week (one period: 90 minutes) and four-credit courses are held twice a week (two periods: 180 minutes). Please refer to the syllabus for the number of credits.
Doctoral Program Curriculum
The doctoral program consists of the following course categories:
Doctoral Program Course Categories
|Category (Category Code)||Course Name|
|Independent Research (02-01-01)||INDEPENDENT RESEARCH|
|Special Courses (02-05-01)||ADVANCED FIELDWORK A/B/C/D|
|Optional Subjects (09-01-01)||Other Subjects|
* Courses other than "INDEPENDENT RESEARCH" and "ADVANCED FIELDWORK A/B/C/D" should all be registered as "Optional Subjects" (select Column B:99 when registering for courses).
Procedure for Course Registration
Course registration for the 2021 academic year is divided into Course Registration Period (First) and Course Registration Period (Second).
[Course Registration Period (First)]
Students wishing to take courses offered by other faculties or graduate schools should register for them during Course Registration Period (First). (For courses with student screenings, such as courses offered at the undergraduate level, screening results will be announced to students after the Course Registration Period (First) is over.)
Students can register for courses offered by the Graduate School of Media and Governance during this period as well.
Students must apply for the screening from Mar. 26 (Fri.) till Apr. 4 (Sun.) 5:00 p.m. to register for Program Courses (held in parallel with the faculties) / courses for undergraduate at SFC that have restrictions on registration besides Course Registration.
* Students need a CNS account for application. Students who graduate from Faculty of Policy Management or Faculty of Environment and Information Studies in March should apply for it after the new CNS account is available (Apr.2).
Please refer to "About Registration (for undergraduate): Student Screening" for details.
[Course Registration Period (Second)]
During this period, students should finish registering for all courses that they plan to take during the semester. Courses that were registered for during the Course Registration Period (First) but are not permitted to be taken will be shown as "Not Permitted," and students will not be able to take them.
Please refer to "Master's and Doctoral Program: Academic Calendar" for details.
Students can make changes to registration for courses as many times as they like during the course registration period. Students should give themselves plenty of time to complete course registration and ask the Academic Affairs Office via e-mail during this period if they have any questions.
Course Registration System User Manual
Students may access the "Course Registration System" by logging on to the keio.jp portal. (The "Course Registration System" will not be available everyday between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. due to maintenance.)
[keio.jp] > [Class] > [Course Registration] > [Course Registration / Additional Course Registration]
If errors are found after courses have been registered, the courses in question will be listed as "Pending" in the
Students can make changes to registration as many times as they like during the course registration period, but are not permitted to add or remove courses for any reason whatsoever after it ends. Students should make sure that there are no errors in their courses or fields after they finish registering.
Only the changes listed below may be made during the Course Registration Amendment Period.
[For Both Master's and Doctoral Programs]
- Amending course registration errors
- Changing course categories
[For Master's Program]
- Adding or removing the "MASTER SEMINAR"
- Adding or removing the "ACADEMIC PROJECT" courses, or changing their course category to "Optional Subjects"
- Adding or removing the "MASTER THESIS 1" or "MASTER THESIS 2" (for students who have been admitted in the 2018 academic year or after)
- Adding or removing the "MASTER PROJECT 1" or "MASTER PROJECT 2" (for students who have been admitted in the 2018 academic year or after)
- Adding or removing the "MASTER THESIS" (for students who were admitted in the 2017 academic year or before)
[For Doctoral Program]
- Adding or removing the "INDEPENDENT RESEARCH" courses
In the case that students do not make amendments during the Course Registration Amendment Period, the errors will be amended by the Academic Affairs Office. The university will not be held accountable for any disadvantage incurred by students who failed to carry out the necessary procedure during this period.
Students may cancel courses they have registered for. Year-long courses and set courses need to be cancelled during the Course Cancellation Period for Spring Semester/First Half of Spring Semester courses. No grades will be given for cancelled courses. Also, it should be noted that new courses may not be added.
[keio.jp] > [Class] > [Course Registration] > [Course Cancellation]
Please be aware that the following courses cannot be cancelled:
Cautions Regarding Course Registration
Please refer to the Timetable for "Registration Number". Be careful to note that "Registration Number" is different from "Curriculum Code" on the Syllabus.
Students may check the syllabus for information on class plans, grading criteria, etc., for each course. Please refer to the syllabus for details of when and where the first meeting of the "Academic Project" course will be held.
A maximum of 10 transferred credits earned from courses offered by other graduate schools may be certified as credits required for completing the master's program. However, some courses restrict the registration of students from other graduate schools. Please check the following website:
- "Subjects for Students for Other Faculties and Graduate Schools"
Year-long courses and Spring Semester courses that are offered by other graduate schools, faculties, research institutes, or centers must be registered for during the Spring Semester Course Registration Period. When registering for courses offered by other faculties or graduate schools, make sure to register for them after obtaining permission of the faculty member in charge of the course.
Please note that students enrolled in their final semester are not allowed to register for courses offered by Graduate School of Business Administration held in the third term.
The courses below that were allowed to be conducted during university holidays must be registered within the semester following the break in which students did fieldwork or had an internship. (These courses cannot be cancelled.)