Procedure for Application for a Doctoral Degree

This applies to students who are completing the doctoral program. However, in some cases first year or second year doctoral students are also required to apply for the preliminary assessments. Assessments of a doctoral degree are conducted according to assessment criteria

1. Advanced researcher or Advanced engineer

There are two types of doctoral degree offered by KUT: Doctor of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy. In addition, students must decide which degree category to receive, Advanced researcher or Advanced engineer.
To apply for an Advanced researcher doctoral degree, you must have passed the preliminary doctoral dissertation assessment at least one year before the time when you receive the degree. To apply for an Advanced engineer doctoral degree, you must have passed the academic achievement assessment interview at least six months before the time when you receive the degree. For the details, please read Article 7 and 8 of Kochi University Degree Regulations.

Degree Regulations of Kochi University of Technology.pdf

Note
The applications forms for the two categories, Advanced reseacher and Advanced engineer, are different.
Students should consult with their advisors before deciding between Advanced reseacher and Advanced engineer, and Doctor of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy. SSP students must apply for an Advanced researcher doctoral degree.

2. Schedule towards obtaining the doctoral degree

First, you should confirm the planned period for completion of the program (usually three years) with your advisor. Completion dates are March and September every year. Outlines of schedules towards obtaining the doctoral degree are available via these links:

Advanced researcher.pdf

Advanced engenieer.pdf

3. Download the required forms

Application for preliminary assessment of doctoral dissertation(Advanced researcher)

Application for academic achievement assessment interview(Advanced engineer)

Application for degree (Advanced engineer / Advanced researcher)

Abstract of doctoral dissertation(Advanced engineer / Advanced researcher)

Dissertation publication agreement form 

4. Form for a doctoral dissertation

Please use the following form for the cover page of dissertation, the abstract and the table of contents.

Template for a doctoral dissertation(Advanced engineer/Advanced researcher)