Preparing for Graduation/All But Dissertation

Preparation for Graduation/All But Dissertation

Upon Graduation/All But Dissertation, the following procedures must be completed by the due date.

In addition, each student should check the Pre-Departure Checklist and prepare the relevant sections several months in advance.

To-do’s Due Date How and what to do
September graduation/ABD March graduation/ABD
Career Path Report Monday, September 11, 2023 Monday, March 11, 2024

Submit through NU-NAVI



*If you do not fill out the form, you may not be able to receive your diploma . Please be sure to complete the form for both Degree Completion students and ABD students.

Contact Information Registration  Monday, September 11, 2023 Monday, March 25, 2024

Updated February 29, 2024

The procedure has been changed university-wide starting with students who will graduate in March 2024.

If you have already submitted your application, please submit it again according to the following procedure.


Guide on Contact Information Registration

Please be sure to complete the form for both Degree Completion students and ABD students.

If you have any questions , please contact

【Request for Post-Graduation Contact Information】
Development Office

NU Survey for Graduate School Students Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Monday, March 25, 2024

This survey is for  Degree Completion students only (not for ABD students).

The survey is to be completed in the same manner as the “Contact Information Registration” section above.


How to answear to Survey for Graduate School Students

If you have any questions, please contact

【Graduate Survey】
Department for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
E-mail :

Return of Student ID Card Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Monday, March 25, 2024

For graduates,

Return to GSID at the Commencement of GSID.

For ABD students,

Return to GSID office.

Removal of Personal Belongings in Study Room and Post Mail Box Friday, September 22, 2023 Friday, March 22, 2024 If personal belongings remain after graduation/ABD, they will be disposed of by GSID.
Library’s Books, Articles etc. As required  
Certificate Issuance Application

Friday, September 1, 2023

Friday, March 1, 2024

Please note that you will receive certificates and transcripts on or after the date of graduation/ABD.

For graduates,

NU-mado.【Bulletin Board】

Application Procedure

To undergraduate and graduate students graduating in March,2024 (

For ABD students,

If you need certificates below, please apply at Administrative Office for Humanities and Social Sciences, Student Affairs Division, Student Support Counter by the due date.

・Completion Certificate without Doctoral Dissertation
・Transcript includes Date of Withdrawal

For inquiries, please contact

Issuing Certificates

Notes for ABD students

If you want to get a Ph.D. by Coursework (Program Ph.D.), please note it has to be approved that you’ve passed the preliminary examination at GSID Faculty Council within six years (excluding the length of leave) from the date you entered the Doctoral Program.

In the case that the deadline for obtaining a Ph.D. by Coursework (Program Ph.D.) has passed, the application will be reviewed as a “Dissertation Ph.D.”.

It costs 57,000 yen to apply for a “Dissertation Ph.D.”.

Graduation Ceremony

All  Spring AY2023 graduates are invited to the Nagoya University AY 2023 Graduation Ceremony and the Commencement of GSID as follows:

  • Nagoya University AY 2023 Graduation Ceremony
         Date and Time: Monday, March 25, 2024
         Start time: 10:55 a.m. (Please enter by 10:40 a.m.) 
         Venue: Toyoda Auditorium
  • Degree Conferment Ceremony of GSID
         Date and Time: Monday, March 25, 2024
         Start time: 1:30 p.m. (Please enter by 1:20 p.m.) 
         Venue: GSID Auditorium

               GSID will be lending academic gowns with limited time on the very day after the Degree Conferment Ceremony of GSID.
               Details will be notified separately.

Request from GSID Alumni Office

 Fill out the following form  by the date of Graduation Ceremony.

Request of Information after Graduation

Email address