The Graduate Office of the Graduate School of Economics issues certificates only when the student concerned requests it in person and can be identified as having done so.



A. Variety of Certificates


The Graduate Section (Daigakuin Kakari) issues the following certificates:

  1. ZAIGAKU SHOMEISHO
    a) SHUSHI ZAIGAKU SHOMEISHO
    certifies that he/she is a student of the Master's program, the Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo.

    b) HAKASE ZAIGAKU SHOMEISHO
    certifies that he/she is a student of the Ph.D. program, the Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo.

  2. SEISEKI SHOMEISHO
    a) SHUSHI SEISEKI SHOMEISHO
    certifies the records of the courses he/ she studied during his/her stay at Master's program of the Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo.

    b) HAKASE SEISEKI SHOMEISHO
    certifies the records of the courses he/she studied during his/her stay at Ph.D. program of the Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo.

  3. SHURYO SHOMEISHO
    a) SHUSHI SHURYO SHOMEISHO
    certifies that he/she was conferred the degree of Master of Economics from the Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo.

    b) HAKASE SHURYO SHOMEISHO
    certifies that he/she was conferred the degree of Doctor of Economics from the Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo.

  4. GAKUI SHUTOKU SHOMEISHO
    HAKASE GAKUI SHUTOKU SHOMEISHO
    certifies the date when he/she was conferred the degree of Doctor of Economics and the number of the Degree that he/she was conferred.

  5. TAIGAKU SHOMEISHO
    a) SHUSHI TAIGAKU SHOMEISHO
    certifies that he/she withdrew from Master' s program, the Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo.

    b) HAKASE TAIGAKU SHOMEISHO
    certifies that he/she withdrew from Ph.D. program, the Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo.

  6. Others
    Regarding certificates other than those mentioned above, please talk with staff of the Graduate Section before applying for certificates.
    Tel: +81-3-5841-5555
    Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:00
    Office closed : Weekends and holidays

B. Days to Issue

According to the Graduate Section, certificates in Japanese require two days for processing. Certificates in English require about one week.


C. How to Apply for Certificates

C-1. in person
Please visit the Undergraduate Section and/or the Graduate Section and complete the necessary application procedures. Please be sure to bring an official ID card with your photo (e.g., Driver's license, passport, student ID card, etc.) with you when you visit the sections. The sections issue certificates and gives them only to the person whom they confirm is/was our student.


C-2. by mail
If you cannot visit the offices (e.g., you are outside Japan), you can apply for the certificate(s) by postal mail. An application sent by e-mail and/or fax will NOT be processed. You can NOT ask a staff member of the office to issue any certificates by phone. Please download the form from here. If you are unable to download the form, please provide a written request in English or Japanese with the following items included:
  1. your name (when you apply for certificates in English, your English name is also needed.)
  2. your current address and phone number
  3. which certificate you would like to obtain
    (e.g., SHUSHI SEISEKI SHOMEISHO in Japanese, HAKASE SHURYO SHOMEISHO in English, etc.)
  4. how many pieces you would like to obtain
  5. the reason why you would like to obtain the certificate(s)
  6. the name of the institution where you will submit the certificate(s)
  7. the dates of enrollment and completion or withdrawal
  8. the names of course and program for which you register(ed)

You need to enclose with a copy of your identification (drivers license, passport and the like) and written request a self-addressed envelope and sufficient Japanese postage stamps if returning to a Japanese address or international reply coupons if returning to an address outside Japan. Mailing cost differs depending on the total weight of the certificates you would like to obtain. To obtain this information, please ask any staff member of the offices before sending the application.If you can not prepare Japanese postage stamps, the IRC (International Reply Coupon) or the International Postal Money Order is available. Please note that you can not use the Postal Money Order and the International Money Order.


D. Verification and Confirmation

In recent days, some companies and/or agencies request us to verify and confirm the certificates that our students submitted for matriculation or employment. We are very sorry to tell you that Undergraduate and Graduate Section can NOT disclose any private information about our present or former students to a third party. Even if the student concedes a disclosure, we can NOT change this rule. This is a formal rule and is strictly enforced without exception. Thank you for your understanding.