Awarding of degrees
This scheme opens the way to get degrees for people who have completed courses established in educational institutions other than universities in Japan that are recognized by NIAD-UE as providing education equivalent to a university undergraduate program or a graduate school’s master’s or doctoral program.
Program Approval and Examination of Educational Conditions
After receiving applications from educational institutions, the NIAD-UE Committee of Validation and Examination for Degrees examines these applications with regard to educational programs, faculty organization, facilities and other aspects by considering regulations connected with the School Education Law, the Standards for the Establishment of Universities, and the Standards for the Establishment of Graduate Schools. Those the committee judges as being at the same level as university undergraduate programs or graduate school master’s/doctoral programs are recognized as offering education that is equivalent to these courses.
As a rule, NIAD-UE confirms that the above-mentioned level is being maintained by conducting an examination (review) of education conditions every 5 years.
* The expert committee overseeing the submitted thesis designates three or more members to conduct the examination. These members conduct theevaluation through verbal examination, etc.
Degrees Awarded in Scheme Ⅱ
Educational facilities other than universities that are recognized by NIAD-UE as well as the types of degrees awarded are presented below. Awarded degrees bear the name of the President of NIAD-UE.
|Educational institution||Degree type|
|Bachelor's degree||Master's degree||Doctoral degree|
|National Defense Academy of Japan||Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Engineering||Science, Engineering, Security Studies ★||Science,Engineering,Security Studies|
|National Defense Medical College||Medicine||-||Medical Science|
|National Fisheries University||Fisheries||Fisheries||-|
|Japan Coast Guard Academy||Science in Coast Guard Operations and Law Enforcement||-||-|
|Polytechnic University||Engineering, Science in Manufacturing Technologhy||-||-|
|National College of Nursing||Nursing||Nursing||-|
Recipients of Degrees thus far
From the time NIAD-UE was established as a degree-awarding institution in FY1991 until FY2012, a total of 23,236 people had been awarded Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees through this system.