Academic Calendar 2019/2020

Academic Year 2019 Quarter Dates

  • Spring Quarter:Monday, April 1 - Thursday, July 18
  • Summer Quarter:Friday, July 19 – Monday, September 30
  • Fall Quarter:Tuesday, October 1 – Tuesday, January 28 (2020)
  • Winter Quarter:Wednesday, January 29 – Tuesday, March 31

*The summer and winter quarters are for short term study abroad programs and intensive courses. There are no compulsory classes.

Undergraduate Calendar (2019/2020)

April
1 (Mon) Academic year begins
English Proficiency Test and GPS-Academic Test (all first year students and third-year transfer students)
2 (Tue) Medical examinations (new students)
2 (Tue) – 3 (Wed) Course Registration Guide and Class Timetable booklet distribution
Lottery registration period: GLIP English language subjects, minor language subjects, English oral communication
*For more information, please check the bulletin boards
3 (Wed) Orientation and course registration guidance (new students)
4 (Thu) Spring quarter classes begin
4 (Thu) – 5 (Fri) Spring medical examinations (current students)
6 (Sat) Entrance Ceremony
8 (Mon) – 9 (Tue) Registration Consultation Corner open
11 (Thu) – 17 (Wed) Course registration period (all quarters)
September graduation application period
Post-graduation pathway notice submission period (prospective September graduates)
23 (Tue) – 24 (Wed) Course registration amendment period
May
6 (Mon) (substitute national holiday) Classes held on national holiday (Monday classes)
June
Early June [School of International and Area Studies] Course and academic advisor application period (second year students)
3 (Mon) – 7 (Fri) September graduation application period (additional)
6 (Thu) 105th TUFS Boat Race (no classes)

July
4 (Thu) – 5 (Fri) Graduation thesis/research submission period (prospective September graduates)
9 (Tue) – 11 (Thu) Course registration/amendment Period (summer, fall and winter quarters)
11 (Thu) Spring quarter ends
12 (Fri) – 18 (Thu) Spring quarter examination period (including national holiday Monday 15th)
15 (Mon)
(Marine Day)
Classes held on national holiday (Monday classes)
22 (Mon) Summer quarter begins
August
Early August Spring quarter results available to view online
Spring quarter results inquiry period (prospective September graduates)
*For more information, please check the bulletin boards
13 (Tue) – 15 (Thu) Summer break (campus closed)
September
Mid-September Spring quarter results inquiry period (all other students)
*For more information, please check the bulletin boards
25 (Wed) Graduation and Diploma Award Ceremony (for September graduates)
26 (Thu) – 27 (Fri) Lottery registration period: GLIP English language subjects
*For more information, please check the bulletin boards
27 (Fri) Summer quarter ends
27 (Fri) Entrance Ceremony(for prospective fall entrants)

October
1 (Tue) Fall quarter begins
8 (Tue) – 14 (Mon) Course registration period (fall and winter quarters)
Graduation thesis seminar class registration period (fourth year students)
14 (Mon) (Health and Sports Day) Classes held on national holiday (Monday classes)
18 (Fri) – 21 (Mon) Course registration amendment period (fall and winter quarters)
Mid-October Summer quarter results available to view online
Summer quarter results inquiry period
*For more information, please check the bulletin boards
November
4 (Mon) (Substitute national holiday) Classes held on national holiday (Monday classes)
19 (Tue) - 25 (Mon) Gaigosai Festival (no classes)
※preparations on 19th, clean-up on 25th
December
Early December [School of Language and Culture Studies] Course and academic advisor application period (second year students)
25 (Wed) Classes held on national holiday (Friday classes) Classes end for 2019
28 (Sat) – January 5 (Sun) End of year holiday

January
6 (Mon) Classes resume
7 (Tue) – 8 (Wed) Graduation thesis/graduation research submission period
14 (Tue) – 16 (Thu) Course registration and amendment period (winter quarter)
17 (Fri) – 19 (Sun) No classes(restricted entrance)
18 (Sat) – 19 (Sun) University Entrance Center Examinations
20 (Mon) Fall quarter ends
21 (Tue) English Proficiency Test (first and second year students) and GPS-Academic Test (2020 prospective graduates)
22 (Wed) – 28 (Tue) Fall quarter examination period
29 (Wed) Winter quarter begins
February
Early February Fall quarter results available online
Fall quarter results inquiry period
*For more information, please check the bulletin boards
Late February Winter quarter results available online
Winter quarter results inquiry period
*For more information, please check the bulletin boards
21 (Fri) – 25 (Tue) No classes (restricted entrance)
25 (Tue) Second academic examinations (first half)
March
Early March Announcement of prospective graduates
11 (Wed) – 12 (Thu) No classes(restricted entrance)
12 (Thu) Second academic examinations (second half)
Mid-March Announcement of graduating/advancing students
25 (Wed) Graduation and Diploma Award Ceremony
31 (Tue) Academic year ends

*Students should also refer to the list of annual events included in the 'Course Registration and Information Handbook' (both the undergraduate and postgraduate versions).

Postgraduate Calendar(2019/2020)

April
1 (Mon) Academic year begins
Course Registration Guide distribution
3 (Wed) Orientation (new students)
4 (Thu) Spring quarter begins
6 (Sat) Entrance Ceremony
4 (Thu) – 17 (Wed) Research title submission period (spring 2019 master’s and doctoral entrants)
※The office is closed on weekends
11 (Thu) – 17 (Wed) Course registration period (all quarters)
Course registration form submission period
※The office is closed on weekends
19 (Fri) September graduation application period (master’s program)
23 (Tue), 24 (Wed) Course registration amendment period
May
6 (Mon) (substitute national holiday) Classes held on national holiday(Monday classes)
24 (Fri) – 28 (Tue) Thesis title submission period (prospective September
graduates in the PCS and Recurrent Course Master’s Programs)
※The office is closed on weekends
June
3 (Mon) – 5 (Wed) Doctoral degree application period
Presentation papers and unpublished research results second submission period
October entrants’ doctoral thesis proposal, presentation papers and unpublished research results submission period
※The office is closed on weekends
6 (Thu) TUFS Boat Race (no classes)
17 (Mon) – 21 (Fri) Doctoral thesis title submission period(spring 2019 entrants)

July
1 (Mon) (TBC) Interview/guidance day for students submitting presentation papers and/or unpublished research results Interview/guidance day for PCS doctoral thesis proposal, presentation papers and/or unpublished research results
1 (Mon) – 2 (Tue) Master's thesis submission period(prospective September graduates and PCS students)
9 (Tue) – 11 (Thu) Course registration and amendment period(summer, fall and winter quarters)
Course registration form submission period (for students registering new courses and/or making amendments)
18 (Thu) Spring quarter ends
19 (Fri) Summer quarter begins
19 (Fri), 22 (Mon) Master's thesis submission period(Recurrent Course)
17 (Wed) – 19 (Fri) Final examination period for students submitting master’s theses (prospective September graduates and PCS students)
31 (Wed) – 1 (Thu) Final examination period for students submitting master's theses (Recurrent Course students)
August
13 (Tue) – 15 (Thu) Summer break (campus closed)
Mid-August Spring and summer quarter results available to view online
Mid-Late August Spring quarter results inquiry period
(for prospective September graduates)
September
2 (Mon) – 4 (Wed) Doctoral degree application period
Early September October entrants’ presentation papers and unpublished research results second submission period
Mid-September Spring quarter results inquiry period (for all other students)
25 (Wed) September Graduation Ceremony (September graduates, PCS and Recurrent Course)
27 (Fri) Entrance Ceremony(for prospective fall entrants)
30 (Mon) Summer quarter ends

October
1 (Tue) Fall quarter begins
Early October Interview/guidance day for October entrants submitting a doctoral research proposal, presentation papers and/or unpublished research papers
1 (Tue) – 7 (Mon) Master's thesis topic submission period
※The office is closed on weekends
8 (Tue) – 11 (Fri) Research title submission period (2019 master’s entrants and October doctoral entrants)
8 (Tue) – 14 (Mon) Course registration period (fall and winter quarters)
8 (Tue) – 15 (Tue) Course registration form submission period (for students registering new courses and/or making amendments)
※The office is closed on weekends
14 (Mon) (Health and Sports Day) Classes held on national holiday (Monday classes)
18 (Fri) – 21 (Mon) Course registration amendment period (for fall and winter quarters)
Mid-October Summer quarter results available to view online
Mid-October Summer quarter results inquiry period
November
4 (Mon) (Substitute national holiday) Classes held on national holiday (Monday classes)
19 (Tue) – 25 (Mon) Gaigosai Festival (no classes)
※preparations on 19th, clean-up on 25th
27 (Wed) – 29 (Fri) Recurrent Course master's thesis provisional title and research proposal submission period
(to be submitted to the course director)
December
2 (Mon) – 4 (Wed) Doctoral degree application period
16 (Monday) – 20 (Fri) October entrants’ doctoral thesis title submission period
25 (Wed) Classes held on national holiday (Friday classes)
25日(水) Classes end for 2019
28 (Sat) – January 5 (Sun) New Year break

January
6 (Mon) Classes resume
7 (Tue) – 8 (Wed) Master's thesis submission period
14 (Tue) – 16 (Thu) Course registration and amendment period (winter quarter)
Course registration form submission period (for students registering new classes and/or making amendments)
17 (Fri) – 19 (Sun) No classes (restricted entrance)
18 (Sat) – 19 (Sun) University Entrance Center Examinations
28 (Tue) Fall quarter ends
29 (Wed) Winter quarter begins
February
3 (Mon) – 5 (Wed) Doctoral thesis proposal, presentation papers and unpublished research submission period
13 (Thu) – 14 (Fri)(subject to change) Final examination period for students submitting theses (all Master's programs)
21 (Fri) – 25 (Tue) No classes (restricted entrance)
25 (Tue) Second academic examinations(first half)
Late February (TBC) Fall & winter quarter results available to view online
Late February (TBC) Fall & winter quarter results inquiry period
March
2 (Mon) – 4 (Wed) Doctoral degree application period
※The office is closed on weekends
2 (Mon)
(subject to change)
Interview/guidance day for students who submitted a doctoral thesis proposal, presentation papers and/or unpublished research
11 (Wed) – 12 (Thu) No classes (restricted entrance)
12 (Thu) Second academic examinations(second half)
Mid-March (TBC) Prospective graduates presentation day
25 (Wed) Graduation Ceremony
31 (Tue) Academic year ends

※Students should also refer to the list of annual events included in the 'Course Registration and Information Handbook' (both the undergraduate and postgraduate versions).

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