Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences

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Doctoral Programs
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Nano-Science and Nano-Technology, Applied Physics, Materials Science (August [General Admission / Special Selection of Working Individuals])
Mathematics, Physics, Applied Physics, Materials Science (February [General Admission / Special Selection of Working Individuals])
Chemistry, Nano-Science and Nano-Technology (February [General Admission / Special Selection of Working Individuals]) [Additional recruitment]

Three-year Doctoral Programs
Materials Science and Engineering (August [General Admission / Special Selection of Working Individuals])
Materials Science and Engineering (February [General Admission / Special Selection of Working Individuals])


The following are combined application guidelines for all the programs above.

Application Process Overview Chart

Check your Eligibility!
 

*Those who wish to apply for the “Special Selection of Working Individuals”
must or will have at least one year of full-time or part-time work experience
by March 2018.

 
(A) No Eligibility Screening is required for the following individuals:
General Admission Examination

  • Individuals who have earned or are expected to earn a master’s degree
  • Individuals who have earned or are expected to earn a specialized degree
  • Individuals who have earned or are expected to earn a master’s degree in a foreign country
  • Others
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an email.)

Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination

  • Individuals who have earned a master’s degree
  • Individuals who have earned specialized degree
  • Individuals who have earned a master’s degree in a foreign country
  • Others

(If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an email.)

 
(B) Eligibility Screening is required for the following individuals:
  • Individuals who have graduated from a junior college or a high school
  • Individuals who have graduated from a vocational school or a similar school
  • Individuals who have graduated from a four-year university
  • Others
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an email.)
 
 
 
Assessment of Eligibility for Application
Individuals who are expected to undergo the Eligibility Screening should contact Academic Service Office for the Pure and Applied Sciences Area in advance.
Email us to obtain necessary documents and email them back for the assessment by the deadlines stated below. If you are deemed eligible for admission, you will be given a passcode required for the Web Entry system.

【Due Dates】
August: June 30, 2017
February: November 30, 2017
 
Applicants Who Need Special Assistance
If you need special assistance due to disability, submit a designated application form, a doctor’s certificate, and a copy of their disability certificate to the Division of Educational Promotion, Department of Educational Promotion by the following dates:

【Due Dates】
August: June 30, 2017
February: November 30, 2017

For the examples of special assistance, visit here

Web Entry
You can apply to the University of Tsukuba only through our Web Entry system. Read the guidelines carefully before applying.

【Application Period】
August: July 3 (from 12 p.m. JST) – July 21, 2017 (to 5 p.m. JST)
February: December 1, 2017 (from 12 p.m. JST) – January 10, 2018 (to 5 p.m. JST)
Sign Up
First, you will need your own account to login. Once create an account, you may save the data you entered and log back in later to continue.
Activation
When you sign up, an activation URL will be sent to your registered e-mail address. Click the URL to activate your account.
Login
For the first time after you activate your account, you will be automatically logged in. Just click the “Login” button to begin. Thereafter, when you visit our Login page, you will need to enter your e-mail address and password to begin.
My Page
On “My Page,” you need to click the “Application Form” button for the appropriate program.
On this page, you can edit your login information or reset your password.
Application Form
There are four sections in the Application Form:

  1. Applicant’s Information / Program of Your Choice
  2. Supervisor of Your Choice
  3. Eligibility
  4. Educational Background

Be sure to fill in all the column with the mark “ * “. If you don’t, an error message will appear and you cannot proceed to the next section. Each section will be saved when you click the “Proceed” button on each confirmation page. After saving, you can continue from where you left off when you login again. In the section 1, upload an identity photograph in JPEG format. Use one-byte alphabets and numbers to input all the information.

For more details, visit here

Payment

You must pay the examination fee before submitting your application. The university accepts:

  1. Online credit card payments for both domestic and overseas applicants
  2. Convenience store payments for domestic applicants only

Credit Card Payment: Follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry system and pay your fees by credit card. After the payment, you will be notified of a receipt number. Enter the number into the “Receipt Number” box and click the “Submit” button to proceed.

Convenience Store Payment: Follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry system and pay your fees at a convenience store in Japan. When you apply for ‘Convenience Store Payment’ online, you will receive the Examination Fee Statement with an 11-digit or a 13-digit code. After the payment, enter the code and payment date into the boxes on the Web Entry system and click the “Submit” button to proceed.

(*The examination fees are exempted for those who are the Government-Sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho scholarship) foreign students and who continue to doctoral program after completing our master’s program in March 2018.)

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Submission
After the payment is confirmed, you can submit your application by clicking the “Submit to Apply” button. Once you click on the button, the information you have entered will be sent to the university, and you will not be able to go back to make edits. Be sure to double-check before proceeding.
After you submit your application, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the registered e-mail address. Be sure to check it.
(*Check and adjust the spam filter settings in your e-mail account beforehand so that you can receive an e-mail from the “entry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp” domain.)
Create and Print PDF
After you submit your application, follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry and be sure to download and print out all PDF files. You can download them from the Web Entry system only while the system is open.

【Application Period】
August: July 3 (from 12 p.m. JST) – July 21, 2017 (to 5 p.m. JST)
February: December 1, 2017 (from 12 p.m. JST) – January 10, 2018 (to 5 p.m. JST)

Web Entry

Submission of Documents
Original copies of the documents listed in 3. Web Entry and Documents to be Submitted need to be received by airmail or in person no later than the deadlines mentioned below.
Your application will not be reviewed unless all required documents are received.

【Due Dates】
August: Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 21, 2017
February: Friday, December 1, 2017 – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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Information and Hints for Examinees
We will post the “Information and Hints for Examinees” on our website. Check the documents before the examination.

【Estimated Release Dates】
August: July 31, 2017
February: January 18, 2018
Examination Dates
August: August 23, 24, 25, 2017
February: January 30-31, 2018
Examination dates vary from major to major.
Past examination papers are available from here.
Announcement of Admission Results
August: Tuesday, September 12 (from 10 a.m. JST) – Tuesday, September 19 (to 10 a.m. JST), 2017
February: Friday, February 16 (from 10 a.m. JST) – Thursday, February 22 (to 10 a.m. JST), 2018
A list of successful applicants’ examinee’s number will be posted at the website below:
https://entry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/
A letter of acceptance will be sent to successful applicants by registered mail.
Documents for Enrollment
Documents for enrollment will be sent out from the admission office on following dates:

April entry: Friday, February 16, 2018
October entry: in late June
Procedure for Enrollment
April entry: in the beginning of March 2018
October entry: in the beginning of September 2018
Entrance
April entry: On April 1, 2018
October entry: On October 1, 2018