School of Integrative and Global Majors (SIGMA)

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General Admission Examination for Ph.D. Program in Human Biology Program (January)
Click here for more details about the program.

3. Web Entry and Supporting Documents to be Submitted

With our Web Entry system, you can submit the application online. Read this section carefully before applying online. The first screening is conducted on both the information of web Entry and the documents to be posted.

[Information You Need for Web Entry]

Information Required for Remarks
1. Applicant’s Information All applicants Follow the instruction on the Web Entry system.
You are requested to upload the JPEG data of your ID photo for the Reference Card. The ID photo must be taken within three months with no hats or other head adornments.
2. Course Information/ Preferences All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry system.
Please state at least one and up to three topics you are interested in. For research fields available in the program, see “Research” at the program website.
TOEIC/ TOEFL Score/ IELTS (Academic Module) Score All applicants except for those whose first or native language is English Read the following and check the box on the Web Entry system.
Submit an original copy of TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS or other equivalents test results to us by express mail.
Important Notice: If the applicant does not have any valid TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS scores, While instead, the recommendation letter of the applicant must include an evaluation of the applicant’s English proficiency.
Only the test scores of the tests taken after November, 2015 are valid.
Others If applicable You can submit (copies of) reference documents (e.g. GRE score) as necessary.
Examination Sites All applicants Tsukuba and oversea places Bonn (Germany), Shanghai (China), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Dallas (USA), Taipei (Taiwan), Jakarta (Indonesia)
*The examination sites overseas will be confirmed after the announcement of the first screening result. We will decide the venue in light of the number of people who pass the first screening.
*If you choose an overseas site of entrance examination, Oral Examination/ Group Session is only spoken in English.
*The applicants are required to pay for their own transportation and accommodation fees.
Desired Language in Examination All applicants Written (English)
Oral Examination/ Group Session (Japanese or English )

3. Eligibility All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry system.
Background and study /Future Career Plan All applicants Describe your motivations for the application, academic/non-academic background, study plan(s), and future career plan(s) within 1,000 words in English.

4. Educational Background All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry system.
Research Activities All applicants who have research history
Employment Records All applicants who have employment history

1. Documents to be posted directly from your school

(The original copies need to be posted to us by airmail).

*If the recommendation letter not received by the deadline or is filled out incorrectly, we cannot accept the application.

Documents Required for Remarks
Letter of Recommendation All applicants A recommendation letter of the department dean or the supervisor, from which the applicant graduated/is expected to graduate, should be sent to the admission office. The recommendation letter must be written on A4/letter-size paper with the department-letter-head printed and with the signature of the recommender. The letter must be sent by the recommender directly by postal mail.
Important Notice: The letter for an applicant who is a non-native-speaker of English with no TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS must include an evaluation of the applicant’s English proficiency.

2. Documents to be sent from the applicant

(The original copies need to be posted to us by airmail).

*If the required documents are not received by the deadline or are filled out incorrectly, the results of your evaluation may be reduced.
*The original copies which each applicant submitted to us will be brought back by postal mail after finishing entrance examination.

Documents Required for Remarks
(Expected) Graduation Certificate (See the note) All applicants Submit a (expected) graduation certificate issued by a university (generally the undergraduate school where you received a bachelor’s degree) which meets the application requirements for University of Tsukuba.
(Note)
If you have (or are expected to have) a Master’s or Doctorate degree, you are required to submit a certificate (or proof of future certification) issued by the university where you received your Master’s or Doctorate.
Degree Certificate Those who graduated from a university or other educational institution outside Japan If you graduated from a university or another educational institution outside Japan, submit a degree certificate for your bachelor’s.
The document(s) must;
– be issued by university or the institution.
– include the name of the degree(s) conferred.
(Note)
*If you have a Master’s or Doctorate degree, you are required to submit a certificate issued by the university where you received your Master’s or Doctorate.
*Upload a JPEG file to the Web Entry system and then post original copy(ies) to us by express mail.
Academic Transcript All applicants Submit an academic transcript (the official transcript of programs record) issued by universities or other educational institutions where you have earned/are expected to earn your bachelor’s degree. If any credits were transferred from another school, submit an academic transcript from that school. (All documents must be in English or in Japanese.)
Post an original copy to us by express mail.
(Note)
If you have (or are expected to have) a Master’s or Doctorate degree, you are required to submit an academic transcript issued by the university where you received (or are expected to receive) your Master’s or Doctorate.
Letter of Approval for Taking the Examination
(Format of your choice)
If applicable 1. Individuals who currently attend a university or graduate school (except those who will graduate or complete in March 2018) are required to submit a letter of approval for taking the examination issued by the head of their university (or department). (Format of your choice, A4 size)
2. Individuals who currently work for a government agency, school, or company (except part-time workers) are required to submit
① a letter of approval for taking the examination issued by their supervisor
 or
② a declaration written by the applicants themselves. (Format of your choice, A4 size)
Certificate of Government-Sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship) Foreign Student If applicable The certificate must be submitted by airmail or hand.
If you are enrolled in another university at the time of application, submit the certificate of government-sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship) foreign student issued by the university.
TOEIC/ TOEFL Score/ IELTS (Academic Module) Score All applicants except for those whose first or native language is English Important Notice: The recommendation letter for an applicant who is a non-native-speaker of English with no TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS must include an evaluation of the applicant’s English proficiency.
Others Applicants who meet the following conditions You can submit (copies of) reference documents (e.g. GRE score) as necessary.

(Note) If your current name differs from that on any of your certificates due to marriage or other reasons, enclose an extract of your family register (photocopy is acceptable) or relevant certificate of individual items in your family register.

PDF to be Created after Completing Web Entry

Documents Created for Remarks
Reference Card All applicants Print out two sheets of the Reference Cards. Send one out of two with your required documents and keep the other for your record.
Address Sheet All applicants Attach the sheet to your envelope when you post the required documents to us.

*Applicants are allowed to send out the required documents without Reference Card and Address Sheet to meet the deadline. In that case, the applicants must contact us by email.
*If the required documents are not received by the office before the deadline or they are incomplete, we can not accept the application.

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Documents Created for Remarks
Examination ID Card All applicants who passed the first screening Print out the Examination ID Card with your ID photo and bring it to the venue with you on your examination day, January 23 – 24, 2018.