(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 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 may take graduate school courses to earn up to 10 credits or equivalent.

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

(3) 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."

●Early Completion of the Master's Program

1: 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.

2: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 the Program.

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*1:
Students who have obtained the credits required for graduation can apply to graduate and receive a bachelor degree in their third year (early graduation) by passing the entrance exam of the graduate school before that.


Note*2:
Students wishing to take courses offered for 4th-year students must submit a Upper-class Course Registration Request to the Academic Affairs Section of the Student Affairs Division. Students certified for this program will be automatically registered for Graduation Theses.

*For admission to the Graduate School, students must take and pass the entrance examination.

*After the entrance to Graduate School, students can get Honors Year (special leave absence) as free study period within one year Project period. Students who get Honors Year can get Honors Activity expenses.

*2nd and 3rd year transfer students can not apply for type B2.
3rd year transfer students to ICTG program All English course can not apply for type B1, B2.
Students who transferred from outside can include the acquired credits to the transferred credits. But their transferred credits can not be included in their GPA accounting

Undergraduate students recognized for the Integrated Undergraduate-Master's 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)
  3. Those who applied based on the guidelines and determined to be recipients.

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.)

We recruit the candidates at the end of the first year and provide assistance to the candidates.

  1. Eligibility
    at least 40 academic credits that are included in the graduation requirements with a GPA of 3.5 or higher at the end of their first year
  2. Support measures
    a Early assignment to a GT supervisor
    b Registration for courses offered for upper-classes
    c Exempt from restrictions on the maximum number of credits that can be registered for terms/year

(2)Unique Talent Discovery Program

Encourage students to discover and nurture special talent at an early stage.

Eligibility

The applicant shall satisfy any one of the following requirements and apply for it based on the implementation guidelines.

  1. Students who have obtained the prescribed Challenger Badges
  2. Those who have participated in at least two of the following activities;
    a Special basic lectures
    b Overseas Internship Program
    c Studying abroad
  3. Recommended by faculty members
Support measures
  1. Early assignment to a GT supervisor
  2. Taking Honors Special Courses
  3. Honors activity expense (for Participation in various events, manufacturing materials etc.)
  4. Modify the requirement of writing a graduation thesis

For details of Honors activity expenses, please contact 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