Admissions

Admissions

【Important】For Graduate Admissions 2021, please refer to this page, firstly.

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)

Click here for the information about the research fields.

Application Guidlines

Timeline of Application for October 2020 Entrance examination (for enrollment in April 2021 admission)

  • Assessment of Eligibility for Application: see the guidlines for applicants
  • Application Period: September 1 – 18, 2020
  • Examination Examination: October 13 – 15, 2020
  • Announcement of Admission Results: November 6, 2020

Timeline of Application for Febrary 2021 Entrance examination (for enrollment in April or October 2021 admission)

  • Assessment of Eligibility for Application: November 27, 2020
  • Application Period: December 1 – 18, 2020
  • Examination Examination: Febuary 1 – 3, 2021
  • Announcement of Admission Results: Febuary 17, 2021

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, a study plan, academic/non-academic background, and future career plan(s)
  • 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.

Japanese Government Scholarship

Graduate School Non-degree Research Stundents (Kenkyusei)

  • For information on Graduate School Non-degree Research Stundents (Kenkyusei), please visit this University's page.
*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.

Admission Policy


    Master's Program
    We seek students who are highly motivated and open to take up new challenges in the specialized fields. To be admitted into the program, students should be able to demonstrate their research expertise, knowledge, and innovative potential in the specialized field of interest. In addition, studentʼ s English language ability to communicate, acquire advanced practical skills, and publish scientific innovations are welcomed.

    (Admission Criteria)
  • Document review will assess whether you have the bachelor level knowledge necessary to study in this degree program and whether you have the ability to explain the research background and future prospects in English.
  • The English proficiency test will be used to assess whether you have the English proficiency (B2 or higher according to CEFR standards) required for studying in this degree program.
  • The oral examination will evaluate your creativity and willingness to welcome innovative thoughts in your specialized field and your ability to explain and discuss in English.

    Doctoral Program
    We seek students who are highly motivated and open to take up new challenges in the specialized fields. To be admitted into the program, students should have their research expertise, knowledge, and innovative potential in the specialized field of interest. In addition, the students need English language ability to communicate, acquire advanced practical skills, and publish scientific innovations.

    (Admission Criteria)
  • Evaluation committee will assess whether you have a master's level expertise (excellent grades in the enrolled course), ability to explain the research background, research plan, and contribution to society of research results in English.
  • The English proficiency test will be used to assess whether you have the English proficiency (B2 or higher according to CEFR standards) required for conducting research activities in this degree program.*
    * TOEFL-PBT or iBT Examineeʼ 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.
  • The oral examination will evaluate innovative potential and the willingness to achieve novelty in specialized fields.