The University of Aizu Honors Program

(1) Integrated Undergraduate-Master's Program

The University offers the following three programs for excellent students to encourage them to go on to our graduate school and to acquire a Master's degree in 5 years in a well-planned and smooth manner. For further information regarding the programs "A (4+1)" and "B (3+2)," please contact the Academic Affairs Section, the Student Affairs Division.

Program Categories

Certification requirements of these programs

Others

Type A

(4+1)

4-year Undergraduate

1-year Master's Program

(1)Students must have earned at least 100 academic credits that are included in the graduation requirements with a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of the first semester in their third year.

(2)Students must have received recommendation from their graduation thesis supervisors.

(3)Both of the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Committee and the Graduate School Academic Affairs Committee must have approved the enrollment in the said program of relevant students.

●Course Registration for Undergraduate Students Accepted for the Integration Program

Students, who satisfy the conditions in items above, aim to advance to our graduate school, and wish to take classes offered in the Graduate School, will be handled as follows

(1)The above-mentioned students must apply for course registration through a designated form, "Application for Enrollment in the Program of the Undergraduate and Master's Programs for Five Years through Integration of the Two Programs," and obtain approval.

(2)The above-mentioned students may take graduate school courses to earn up to 10 credits or equivalent.

(3)Registration methods for graduate sources should be based on the "Graduate School Regulation on the Completion of University of Aizu Graduate School Studies," etc.

(4)When the above-mentioned undergraduate students successfully completed the relevant graduate school courses, academic credits for those courses shall be accredited as those they have earned from optional courses of the Undergraduate School. Following admission to the Master's Program, they must apply for authorization of the above-mentioned academic credits as those for graduate school courses, according to the provisions in Article 28 of the "Graduate School Regulation on the Completion of University of Aizu Graduate School Studies."

<Notes>

1: For admission to the Graduate School, students must take and pass the entrance examinations.

2: If students do not complete their Master's Program in 1 year (when they do not shorten their enrollment periods), they will complete their Programs in 2 years.

3:For completing the Master's program for a year, they must be the first author of at least one paper that has been published or accepted for publication in a major academic journal or a peer-reviewed proceeding of a major international conference, AND the paper(s) must be written based on research achievements made during their undergraduate fourth year and/or first year in the master's program after the start of Program A.

Type B

(3+2)

3-year Undergraduate

2-year Master's Program

Early admission to the Graduate School

(B1)

(1)To be qualified for enrollment in "Program B," students must have earned at least 100 academic credits that are included in the graduation requirements with a GPA of 3.5 or higher at the end of the first semester in their third year.

(2)Students must have received recommendation from their graduation thesis supervisors.

(3)Both of the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Committee and the Graduate School Academic Affairs Committee must have approved the enrollment in the said program of relevant students.

Note*1: Students may go on to the Graduate School without acquisition of academic credits required for graduation prerequisites of the Undergraduate School. However, they will NOT be granted with a bachelor degree of our university, as they will be regarded as being withdrawn from the Undergraduate School for admission in the Graduate School.

Early graduation from the Undergraduate School

(B2)

(1)To be qualified for enrollment in "Program B," students must have earned at least 105 academic credits that are included in the graduation requirements with a GPA of 3.75 or higher at the end of the first semester in their third year.

(2)Students must have received recommendation from their graduation thesis supervisors.

(3)Both of the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Committee and the Graduate School Academic Affairs Committee must approve the enrollment in the said program of relevant students.

Note*2: If students have acquired credits satisfying graduation prerequisites, they will be granted with a bachelor degree through designated procedures for graduation in their third year (early graduation). However, they must have passed the entrance exam of the Graduate School before they are granted a bachelor degree.

※The transfer students to second and third year can not apply for Type B2.

※The transfer students to third year of ICTG program can not apply for Type B1 and, B2.

※In case of the application of International students, the credits which is earned in their home University can be accredited as the acquisition credits, but can not be used for the GPA calculation.

The students which are accredited as the students of Integrated Undergraduate-Master's Program can take following supports.

 a. Undergraduate students recognized for the integration program are eligible to apply for the scholarship program described below after admission to the Graduate School. For further information, please inquire at the Student Health and Welfare Services Section.

Eligible Students

Eligible students shall be those students who have been accepted either to Type A or Type B of Integrated Undergraduate-Master's program who have applied to this scholarship program based on Outline for Implementation of the University of Aizu Scholarship Program for Students Accepted to the Program of the Undergraduate and Master's Programs for Five Years through Integration of the Two Programs, and satisfy the three conditions noted below.

(1) Students who have advanced to the Master's Program of the University of Aizu Graduate School.

(2) Those who do not receive other scholarships (which do not require payback)

The Amount and the Period of the Scholarship

Amount: The amount equivalent to the annual tuition

Period: 1 year (Up to 2 years; screening for recipients is annually carried out.)

 b. The students can take Honors Year which is used as free learning - research period.

 c. The students can take activity fund for the study abroad and so on.

The Candidates are accredited in the end of the first year, and the Candidates can take supports.

Eligible Students (the end of the first year)

 The students who have earned at least 40 academic credits that are included in the graduation requirements with a GPA of 3.5 or higher

②The supports

 a. Early assignment to a GT supervisor

 b. Registration for courses offered for upperclassmen.

 c. No restrictions on the maximum number of credits that can be registered for.

(2)Unique Talent Discovery Program (only for underclassmen)

The University offers Unique Talent Discovery Program to discover and develop students with unique talents.

Eligible Students

Eligible students shall be those students who have applied to Unique Talent Discovery Program based on Guideline on the Implementation of the University of Aizu Honors Program, and satisfy any one of the conditions noted below.

(1)Students who have obtained the prescribed Challenger Badges

(2)Those who have participated in at least two of the following activities;

a. Taking special basic lectures (for at least two courses)

b. Overseas Internship Program

c. Studying abroad (for one month or longer)

(3)Students who have recommended by faculty members as those having unique talent

Supportive measures

(1) Early assignment to a GT supervisor

(2) Taking Honors Special Courses

(3) Honors Activity expenese

(4) Relaxation of the class attendance requirement to take regular examinations (This shall be handled in accordance with the UoA Guidelines on Student Absence.)

(5) Relief of the requirement of writing a graduation thesis by completion of a graduation product

For further information about Honors Activity expenense, please inquire at the Student Health and Welfare Services Section.

Responsibility for the wording of this article lies with Student Affairs Division

E-mail Address
sad-aas@u-aizu.ac.jp