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Current Students

This page is designed for current students of the International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IDAS). Its purpose is to serve as a catch-all place for the relevant procedures of currently enrolled students.

Here you will find relevant information about the school calendar, deadlines and holidays. Graduation procedures such as the Qualifying Exam requirements and study kit, the Research Ethics Course study guide and the steps to successfully write your dissertation and pas your oral defense. It lastly covers the final steps you must take after graduation to formally leave school and receive your diploma.

Be sure to check this page constantly during your time as a student of the IDAS program as you will find answers to many common questions in the sections of this page. We hope you will find it useful.

If after reading these procedures you still have any questions about the program, please send us a message or come visit us at the IDAS and IMAS office, our staff will be happy to assist you.

School Calendar

Please pay close attention to the deadlines, holidays and make-up classes detailed in the school calendar. You may download the PDF version every year for your reference.

Regulations & Handbook

In these documents and guides you will find all the relevant and current regulations governing the IDAS program. Reading through the Student Handbook and these regulations is a good first step to make sure that al procedures as a student in this program happen smoothly.

Qualifying Exam Study Kit

To graduate from the IDAS programs students must pass a Qualifying Exam on one of the program’s concentrations. Please find the step-by-step guide and the study materials for successfully passing your QE.

Research Ethics Course Guide

As a student of IDAS program you will be held to research ethics standards when writing your dissertation and when conducting other research. In order to make sure of this, all graduate students must complete the research ethics coursework.

Dissertation Defense

IDAS students must write a dissertation to graduate from their studies. The process of writing a dissertation may seem difficult at first, but if you follow this step-by-step guide you will find it is nothing to worry about.

School Leaving Procedure

After finishing the IDAS program students must complete the school leaving procedure to graduate and collect their diplomas. Please go through this checklist to make sure you know how to take the last steps as a student and the first ones as a new graduated professional.