Admissions

Admissions

Prior to submission of admission documents, please contact the T-LSI office to facilitate communication with your prospective adviser in the field of specialization of your choice (life-innov@un.tsukuba.ac.jp)

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Application Guidlines

Timeline of Application for January 2020 Entrance examination (for enrollment in April or October 2020 admission)

  • Assessment of Eligibility for Application: TBA
  • Application Period: November 18 – December 5, 2019
  • Examination Examination: January 15 – 17, 2020
  • Announcement of Admission Results: February 13, 2020

Eligibility for Application (Master's program)

  • Individuals who have graduated or who will graduate from a Japanese four-year university by the entrance
  • Individuals who have earned or will earn a bachelor’s degree in Japan by the entrance
  • Individuals who have graduated from a university outside Japan that implements 16 or more years of school curriculum up to university graduation, and earned a bachelor’s degree
  • Individuals who are expecting to graduate from a university described above, and earn a bachelor’s degree by the entrance
  • Individuals who have obtained or are obtaining relevant qualifications as specified by Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • Others (Eligibility Screening is Required. Please ask the T-LSI office (life-innov@un.tsukuba.ac.jp) for details.)

Eligibility for Application (Doctral program)

  • Individuals who have a master’s degree or who will have one by the entrance
  • Individuals who have a specialized degree or who will have one by the entrance
  • Individuals who have earned a degree from a university outside Japan equivalent to a master’s degree or a specialized degree
  • Individuals who are expecting to graduate from a university described above, and earn a bachelor’s degree by the entrance
  • Individuals who have obtained or are obtaining relevant qualifications as specified by Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • Others (Eligibility Screening is Required. Please ask the T-LSI office (life-innov@un.tsukuba.ac.jp) for details.)

Documents required for application

  • TOEIC Listening & Reading Test Official Score Certificate with photo identification, TOEFL-PBT or iBT Examinee’s Score Record with photo identification, or IELTS (Academic Module) Official Test Report Form with photo identification of either of the examination you took in the past two years.*
  • Motivation letter (for both Master's and Doctoral program), a study plan (for Doctral Program), academic/non-academic background, future career plan(s)
  • Short essay (within 1,000 words, its subject will be shown in the web entry site)
  • A recommendation letter of the department dean or the supervisor
  • (Expected) Graduation Certificate
  • Degree Certificate
  • Academic Transcript

Subjects of Entrance Examination

  • Oral Examination

Examination Site

  • Tsukuba campus, University of Tsukuba
  • The venue and garthering time will be announced by e-mail.
  • Applicants who are late for the gathering time may lose their qualifications.
  • The applicants living overseas can take the oral examination using Skype

Announcement of Acceptance

  • The examinee numbers of successful applicants will be posted on the University's graduate admissions website (https://entry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp).
  • Acceptance notification will be sent to the successful applicants by e-mail.
*Level B2 of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is required. When English is the first language of the applicants, the submission of either of the English score is not required.