School of Integrative and Global Majors (SIGMA)

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General Admission Examination for Ph.D. Program in Empowerment Informatics (First Year Enrollment)
Click here for more details about the program.

Application Process Overview Chart

Check your Eligibility!
(A) No eligibility screening is required for the following individuals:
  • Individuals who have graduated from, or who are expecting to graduate from, a Japanese four-year university
  • 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, or individuals who are expecting to graduate from such a university and earn a bachelor’s degree by March 2018
  • 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, or are expecting to graduate from, a junior college or upper secondary school
  • Individuals who have graduated from, or are expecting to graduate from, a vocational school or similar school
  • Individuals who have graduated from, or are expecting to graduate from, a university outside Japan that implements less than 16-year school curriculum
  • Others

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

Assessment of Eligibility for Application
Email us to obtain necessary documents and email them back for the assessment by December 15, 2017. If you are deemed eligible for admission, you will be given a passcode needed on the “Educational Background” page of our Web Entry system.
Applicants Who Need Special Assistance
If you need special assistance due to disability, contact us by December 15, 2017.
Web Entry
You can apply to the University of Tsukuba online by the Web Entry system. Read the guidelines carefully before applying.
Submission must be made during: December 4, 2017, 10am – January 9, 2018, 5pm (JST)
Sign Up
First, you will need your own account to log in. Once you make an account, you may save the data you entered and log back in later to continue.
Activation
When you sign up, activation email will be sent to your email address registered. Click the activation URL in the email to activate your account.
Login
For the first time after the activation, you’re already logged in. Just click on “Login” button to begin. When you visit our Login page the second time or later, enter your email address and password to log in.
My Page
At the “My Page”, you need to click on the “Application Form” button for the Ph.D. Program in Empowerment Informatics.
On the page, you can edit your login information or reset password.
Application Form
There are four sections in the Application Form:

  1. Applicant’s Information
  2. Course Information/ Preferences
  3. Eligibility
  4. Educational Background

Each section will be saved when you click on “Proceed to ***” button on each confirmation page. After saving, you can continue from where you left off when you log in back.

Payment

You must pay the examination fees before submitting your application. The University can accept;

  1. online credit card payment for both domestic and overseas applicants
  2. convenience store payment 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 the receipt number. Enter the number into the “Receipt Number” box and click on “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. After the payment, enter the necessary information (e.g. application number, payment date) into the boxes on the Web Entry system.

Submission
After the payment is confirmed, you can submit your application by clicking “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 edit. Make sure to double-check before proceeding.
Create PDF
After submitting, “Create PDF” button will appear. When you click on the button, PDF documents will be downloaded. For treatment of the documents, follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry system.

Web Entry

Documents Submission
Your application will not be reviewed unless all required materials are received. Original copies of the documents given in 3. Web Entry and Supporting Documents to be Submitted need to be received by express mail no later than January 16, 2018.
Examination Instructions
We will post the “Information for Examinees” on our website on January 19, 2018.
Examination Dates
February 1, 2018
Documents for Enrollment
Enrollment related documents will be sent out from the admission office on February 16, 2018.
Procedure for Enrollment
In the beginning of March 2018
Entrance
April 1, 2018