School of Integrative and Global Majors (SIGMA)

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

Application Process Overview Chart

Check your Eligibility!
To be eligible, individuals must;
  • have earned or are expected to earn a master’s degree
  • have earned or are expected to earn a specialized degree
  • have earned or are expected to earn a master’s degree from a university outside Japan
  • Others
  • (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an email.)

Applicants Who Need Special Assistance
If you need special assistance due to disability, contact us by September 7, 2018.
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: September 3, 10am – 25, 5pm (JST), 2018
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.
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.
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 login back.


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.

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. Documents given in 3. Web Entry and Supporting Documents to be Submitted need to be received by express mail no later than October 1, 2018.
Examination Instructions
We will post the “Information for Examinees” on our website on October 5, 2018.
Examination Date
October 31, 2018
Documents for Enrollment
Enrollment related documents will be sent out from the admission office on February 15, 2019.
Procedure for Enrollment
In the beginning of March 2019
April 1, 2019