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Cautions Regarding Online Course Registration

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.

  1. Research Concept and Methodology Courses (Curriculum Code: 50000s)
    The Research Concept and Methodology Courses are divided into the Conceptual Framework group and Advanced Research Method group.
  2. Program Courses (Curriculum Code: 60000s)
    Program Courses are courses that support each Program by clarifying specialized courses that comprise each Program, identifying main issues that are relevant, and then demonstrating methods to approach these issues.
    Program Courses (held in parallel with the faculties) may also be taken by students of the Faculty of Policy Management and Faculty of Environment and Information Studies.
    In addition, SFC recommends students to take part in "fieldwork" that allows them to collect data, conduct surveys, and perform research activities that relate to individual research themes both in Japan and overseas. "Internships" are also recommended to those who wish to put their research into practice. In order to participate in internships or conduct fieldwork for credit, students are required to submit a written plan in advance and register for them as "Fieldwork-related Subjects" in the semester immediately after the break or semester during which they did fieldwork or had an internship. Please refer to "Fieldwork-related Subjects Registration" on the Keio University Student Website for details.
  3. Special Courses (Curriculum Code: 95000s)
    Special Courses help students develop a better understanding of each course. These courses include related courses, practical training courses, frontier courses for emerging research, and sponsored courses offered by companies and organizations.
  4. Project Courses (Curriculum Code: 70000s)
    Project Courses are "Academic Project" courses. These courses are at the core of the research activities and allow students to engage in cutting edge research by receiving guidance from multiple professors who share the same research themes and interests.
  5. Master Research Courses (Curriculum Code: H0001)
    Master Research Courses are "MASTER SEMINAR" courses. In these courses, a Main Research Advisor (Academic Advisor) in the master's program provides guidance to students on their research either individually or with others.
    Each Academic Advisor offers a course, and in principle, students should register every semester for the "MASTER SEMINAR" that their Academic Advisor in charge of. (Students who have been admitted in the 2018 academic year or after should use the registration number shown as [18] when registering for "MASTER SEMINAR.") Students may register for "MASTER SEMINAR" every seminar.
    It is recommended that students take a "MASTER SEMINAR" every semester during their first year (starting immediately after enrollment). Students are required to take the "MASTER SEMINAR" of their Academic Advisor during semesters in which they register for "MASTER THESIS 1," "MASTER THESIS 2," "MASTER PROJECT1," or "MASTER PROJECT 2."
  6. Master Thesis Courses (Curriculum Code: I0001)
    Students should register for "MASTER THESIS 1" or "MASTER PROJECT 1" during the semester prior to the semester they are planning on completing the program (the semester in which the Mid-term Presentation is conducted). Students should register for "MASTER THESIS 2" or "MASTER PROJECT 2" in their final semester of the program (the semester in which students write their master's thesis and conduct the Master's Degree Final Presentation).
    Students in the Bachelor's-Master's Four-Year Integrated Education Program, or those planning to complete their master's program in one year, should register for "MASTER THESIS 1" in their first semester and "MASTER THESIS 2" in their second semester.
  7. Optional Subjects (Jiyu Kamoku)(Curriculum Code: 97000s)
    Courses earned from Optional Subjects ("Jiyu Kamoku") may not be included in the credits required for completing the master's program.

Click here for Master's Program Course Categories (for students who have been admitted in the 2018 academic year or after)

Doctoral Program Curriculum

The doctoral program consists of the following course categories:

  1. Independent Research
    Each semester students are required to register for the "INDEPENDENT RESEARCH" conducted by their Main Research Advisor. If the Main Research Advisor is studying abroad or is on sabbatical leave, students must register for the "INDEPENDENT RESEARCH" conducted by their Co-Research Advisor upon consulting their Main Research Advisor.
    (Even if all necessary credits for program completion have already been earned, students must register for "INDEPENDENT RESEARCH.")
  2. Special Courses (only applicable to students in the Program for Leading Graduate Schools)
    In order to take "ADVANCED FIELDWORK A/B/C/D" for credit, students are required to submit a written plan in advance. Please inquire with the Academic Affairs Office for details.

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

Points that have Changed Regarding Course Registration (AY2021)

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.


Course Registration Schedule

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.


How to Register Courses

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 column of the Course Registration System. Students should make sure that all courses are listed as "Registration Complete" in the column, and save and/or print the screen that shows the current course registration status.
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.

Course Registration Amendment (applicable students only)

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.


Course Cancellation

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:

  • Fieldwork-related Subjects
    "FIELDWORK COURSE A/B/C/D," "INTERNSHIP A/B," "GLOBAL PARTNERS NETWORKING," "PRACTICAL RESEARCH WORK FOR GLOBAL ISSUES"
  • "ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN FIELD WORKSHOP"
  • "SPECIAL SEMINAR ON ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN 1, 2, and 3"
  • "ADVANCED FIELDWORK A/B/C/D"
  • "CYBER LEADERSHIP"
  • Courses offered by other faculties or graduate schools that the main faculty or graduate school (that oversees the courses) does not allow students to cancel
    "Subjects for Students for Other Faculties and Graduate Schools"

Cautions Regarding Course Registration

Timetable/Syllabus

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.



Courses Offered by Other Graduate Schools, Faculties, Research Institutes, or Centers

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.


Fieldwork-related Subjects (FIELDWORK/INTERNSHIP/Others)

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.)

  • Fieldwork-related Subjects (Program Courses: 2 credits)
    "FIELDWORK COURSE A/B/C/D," "INTERNSHIP A/B," "GLOBAL PARTNERS NETWORKING," "PRACTICAL RESEARCH WORK FOR GLOBAL ISSUES"
  • "ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN FIELD WORKSHOP"
  • "SPECIAL SEMINAR ON ENOVIRONMENTAL DESIGN 1"
  • "SPECIAL SEMINAR ON ENOVIRONMENTAL DESIGN 2"
  • "SPECIAL SEMINAR ON ENOVIRONMENTAL DESIGN 3"

Other Notes

  • Courses offered at TTCK
    Only students who receive prior permission can take courses offered at TTCK.
  • Duplicate Courses
    Each course can only be taken once for credit to count toward advancement to the next year or graduation, even if the instructor is different. If students take duplicate courses in the same semester, or plan to retake a course they have earned credits from in the past, the extra course can only be registered as an "Optional Subject." However, "Academic Project" and "MASTER SEMINAR" for the master's program and "Independent Research" for the doctoral program can be taken multiple times for credit to count toward advancement to the next year or graduation.
  • Unregistered Courses
    Students will not earn credits from unregistered courses even if they attend classes.