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


April, 2019
University of Tsukuba

Announcement of Organizational Restructuring of Graduate Schools and Programs at the University of Tsukuba (Scheduled in AY 2020)

The University of Tsukuba plans to implement organizational restructuring of graduate schools and programs in AY 2020.
Therefore, before making an application, please carefully read the following statements relative to AY 2020 graduate school admission.

  1. For the outline of the organizational restructuring plan, please visit the university’s website at:
    https://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/education/degree-program.html
    Note: all the names of organizations and degree programs on the website remain tentative before they get chartered.
  2. The organizational restructuring plan of graduate schools and programs must pass through a chartering process overseen by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). The university is expected to file this chartering application in late April, and the application will be reviewed until late August. Therefore, entrance examinations scheduled between July and November, for which application guidelines are being published before completing the review process, will be delivered by present graduate schools and programs.
  3. If the university pass through the chartering process, successful applicants including those who take entrance examinations conducted before November will be admitted to new degree programs at the timing of admission (From April, 2020). Therefore, please carefully confirm which new degree programs succeed present graduate schools and programs before making an application.
  4. The university will release detailed information regarding to which degree programs successful applicants are being admitted in AY 2020 by publishing a comparison table on the university’s website, and strive to provide easy-to-understand information. After completing the chartering process, the university will inform successful applicants of names of degree programs to which they will belong and relevant procedures.

Application Process Overview Chart

Check your Eligibility!
(A) No Eligibility Screening is Required for the following individuals:
  • Individuals who have graduated or are expecting to graduate from, a Japanese four-year university by March 2020
  • Individuals who have graduated or are expecting to graduate from a university outside Japan that implements 16 or more years of school curriculum up to graduation of university by March 2020
  • Individuals who have earned or are expecting to earn a degree equivalent to bachelor’s degree in a three-year (or more) program from universities outside Japan
  • 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 or are expecting to graduate from, a junior college, an upper secondary school, a vocational school or similar school
  • Individuals who have graduated or are expecting to graduate from a university of a foreign country that implements 15-year School Curriculum up to graduation of university
  • Others

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

<If you wish to apply for Admission on Recommendation in July, please check the recommendation requirement>
Recommendation Requirements
Individuals who are qualified to apply to the Ph.D. Program in Empowerment Informatics must meet one of the requirements claimed by EMP, being recommended by either the president, the dean, the chair to the applicant’s institution or themselves, and commit to enroll once admitted.
Please check here for the details of recommendation requirements
Before you apply, you have to contact a prospective supervisor (a faculty member from whom you wish to receive academic instruction) and obtain his/her consent to your application in advance.
If you have any question about curriculum or research field, contact the corresponding faculty members on the list.
Assessment of Eligibility for Application
Individuals who are expected to undergo the Eligibility Screening should contact Office of Ph.D. Program in Empowerment Informatics 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 needed on the “Educational Background” page of our Web Entry system.
(*The individuals who have ever applied for the Eligibility Screening and been deemed eligible by the screening, should also apply for the screening again.)

【Deadlines】
For Admission on Recommendation in July: May 29, 2019
For General Admission in August: June 28, 2019
Applicants Who Need Special Assistance
If you need special assistance due to disability, contact us by the deadlines stated below.

【Deadlines】
For Admission on Recommendation in July : May 29, 2019
For General Admission in August : June 28, 2019
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 the terms stated below.
For Admission on Recommendation in July : May 31, 10am-June 7, 5pm (JST) 2019
For General Admission in August : July 1, 10am- July 23, 5pm (JST) 2019
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 on 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. Supervisor of Your Choice
  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 login back.
Upload the JPEG data of your ID photo in “1. Applicant’s Information” section and the JPEG data of your degree certificate in “4. Educational Background” section. Use one-byte alphabet and numbers to enter all the information.

Payment

You must pay the examination fee 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.

(*The examination fee is exempted for the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship foreign students and who are currently enrolled in the master’s program at the University of Tsukuba and wish to be enrolled in the Ph.D. Program in Empowerment Informatics straight after completing their master’s program in March 2020.)

Credit Card Payment: Follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry system and pay your fee 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 fee 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 data on the Web Entry system and click on “Submit” button to proceed.

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.
After you submit your application, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address that you registered. Be sure to check it.
(*Check and adjust spam filter settings in your email account beforehand so that you can receive an email from the “entry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp” domain.)
Create PDF
After submitting, PDF documents will be downloaded. For treatment of the documents, follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry and be sure to download the PDF documents. You can download them from the Web Entry system while the system is open.
Periods are during the terms stated below.
For Admission on Recommendation in July: May 31, 10am – June 7, 5pm (JST) 2019
For General Admission in August: July 1, 10am – July 23, 5pm (JST) 2019

Web Entry

Documents Submission
Original copies of the documents given in “3. Web Entry and Supporting Documents to be Submitted” section need to be received by express mail or hand no later than the deadlines stated below.
Your application will not be received unless all required materials are received.

【Deadlines】
For Admission on Recommendation in July : June 13, 2019
For General Admission in August : July 29, 2019
Examination Instructions
We will post the “Information for Examinees” on our website as stated below. Check the documents before the examination.

【Planned publication date】
For Admission on Recommendation in July : June 21, 2019
For General Admission in August : August 2, 2019
Examination Dates
For Admission on Recommendation in July : July 5, 2019
For General Admission in August : August 21, 2019
Announcement of Admission Results
For Admission on Recommendation in July : July 16, 2019
For General Admission in August : September 10, 2019
Documents for Enrollment
Documents will be sent out from the admission office on February 17, 2020.
Procedure for Enrollment
In the beginning of March 2020
Entrance
April 1, 2020