Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences

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General Admission Examination for Master’s Program in Sport and Olympic Studies, Master’s Program in Health and Sport Sciences, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba

Application and Admission Procedures Overview Chart

Check your Eligibility!
Eligible Applicants
  • Individuals who have graduated or will graduate from a Japanese four-year university degree Program
  • Individuals who have graduated or will graduate from a university outside Japan that has an education curriculum of at least 16 years leading to a university degree and have received or will receive a bachelor’s degree by September 2018
  • Others

    (Individuals with other qualifications who are not required to undergo an eligibility screening)

Eligibility screening is required for the following applicants
    Applicants who do not meet any of the criteria as indicated under “Eligible Applicants”

  • Individuals who have graduated from a junior college or high school
  • Individuals who have graduated from a vocational school or miscellaneous educational institution
  • Individuals who have graduated from a university outside Japan where the country has a school education system of less than 16 years
  • Others

    (Individuals with other qualifications who are required to undergo an eligibility screening)

Eligibility Screening
University of Tsukuba conducts screening to assess whether applicants have academic ability equivalent or superior to that of a graduate from a Japanese four-year university.
Applicants who are required to undergo an eligibility screening or unsure about their eligibility must contact TIAS Admission Office by email (tias-admin@un.tsukuba.ac.jp) by Wednesday, 27 December 2017, 5:00pm (JST). Necessary forms will be sent to applicants who are required to undergo eligibility screening. Individuals who passed the screening will receive their passcode to enter into the Web Entry System.
Applicants Who Need Special Assistance
Individuals who need special assistance in taking examination due to disability are required to contact TIAS Admission Office (tias-admin@un.tsukuba.ac.jp) by Wednesday, 27 December 2017, 5:00pm (JST).
Web Entry System
All applications must be submitted online via the Web Entry System.
Read the guidelines carefully before filling out the application.
Applications can be submitted during the period of Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 12:00pm –Friday, 23 February 2018, 3:00pm (JST).
Sign Up for Account
Enter your e-mail address and a password of your choice to create your account.
Account Activation
When you sign up, an e-mail with the subject “Signup mail” will be sent to your e-mail address. Click on the URL in the e-mail to activate your account.
Login
Click on the “Login” button to go to My Page.
From the second time on, you will be required to enter your e-mail address and password to log in.
My Page
Click on the “Application Form” button to go to the entry form.
On My Page, you can edit your login information and reset your password.
Application Form
The application form consists of three sections:

  1. Applicant’s Information
  2. Eligibility
  3. Educational Background

Fields marked with a * in each section are required to fill in. (If you leave any required fields blank or enter invalid information, an error message will appear and you cannot proceed to the next section) Click on the “Proceed to…” button on the confirmation page of each section to save the information entered. You can log in later and continue completing the rest of the form.
On “1. Applicant’s Information,” upload your ID photo in JPEG format. (The photo must be taken within 3 months prior to submission. Applicant should face the front without any head coverings or other adornments)
Foreign applicants currently residing in Japan are also required to upload their Residence Card in JPEG format. (for confirmation of their status of residence)
On “3. Educational Background,” applicants who have graduated from a university outside Japan are required to upload their degree certificate in JPEG format, which is one of the documents to be submitted. (Since each country has different education systems, we need to confirm their eligibility for application)

Submission of Application Information
After completing the form, make sure to review the information you have entered before submission. Once you click on the “Submit to Apply” button, you will no longer be able to edit the information.
Print PDF Documents
After clicking on the “Submit to Apply” button, “Admission Card” and “Address Sheet” will be available for printing.

Web Entry

Submission of Certificates and Supporting Documents
Submit the originals or certified copies of all the required certificates and supporting documents to University of Tsukuba to be received no later than Monday, 12 March 2018, 5:00pm (JST) by registered mail or courier service.
Instructions for Taking the Oral Examination
Instructions for taking the oral examination will be sent to the applicants after the announcement of result for screening. Make sure to read through them carefully.
Oral Examination via Skype
Tuesday, 3 April –Thursday, 5 April 2018 (JST)
Announcement of Final Results(on the web)
Thursday, 10 May 2018, 3:00pm (JST)
Letters of acceptance will be dispatched to successful applicants by registered mail or courier service on the same day.
Documents for Admission Procedure
Documents for admission procedure will be dispatched by early July 2018.
Admission Procedure
Follow the instructions in the admission package and submit necessary documents.
Enrollment
Monday, 1 October 2018
(Entrance Ceremony is planned to be held at the end of September)