School of Integrative and Global Majors (SIGMA)

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General Admission Examination for Master’s Program in Life Science Innovation
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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 2019
  • 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 of a foreign country 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 by June 22, 2018. If you are deemed eligible for admission, you will be given a passcode needed on the Web Entry System.
Applicants Who Need Special Considerations
If you need special considerations due to disability, contact us by June 27, 2018.
Web Entry
You can apply to the University of Tsukuba online by our Web Entry system. Read guidelines carefully before applying.
Submission must be made during: June 6 (from 10 a.m. JST) – July 6, 2018 (by 5 p.m. JST)
Sign Up
First, you will need your own account to login. 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 on 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 login.
My Page
At the “My Page”, you need to click on the “Application Form” button for the Master’s Program.
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” button on each confirmation page. After saving, you can continue from where you left off when you login back.

On “1. Applicant’s Information,” upload your ID photo in JPEG format.
On “3. Eligibility,” describe your Background and Future Career Plan, and Short Essay within 1,000 words each in English.
On “4. Educational Background,” applicants who have graduated from a university outside Japan are required to upload their degree certificate in JPEG format, which is one of the documents to be submitted. (Since each country has different education systems, we need to confirm their eligibility for application.)
Click here for details on information, certificates and supporting documents required for application.

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.
Print Generated PDF Documents
After clicking on the “Submit to Apply” button, “Reference Card” and “Address Sheet” will be generated in PDF for printing.

Web Entry

Submission of Certificates and Supporting Documents
Submit originals of all required certificates and supporting documents to the T-LSI Office by postal mail. Your documents need to be received by July 13, 2018.
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First screening
We will determine the students to be admitted by evaluating the submitted documents.
Announcement of Result for First Screening
Announcement of first screening result: July 20, 2018
On the same day, T-LSI office will send you a notification of result for first screening and will let you know the venue for the second screening.

Applicants who have passed the first screening must pay the examination fee and the University can accept:

  1. online credit card payment for both domestic and overseas applicants
  2. convenience store payment for domestic applicants only.

*The MEXT scholarship students are exempted from paying the fees.

Click here for details.
(Or For details, please see “4. Examination Fee” in the Admission Examination Guidelines)

Web Entry
After the payment, the payment information must be submitted via the Web Entry System during the period: July 20, 2018 (from 12 p.m. JST) – August 2, 2018 (by 5 p.m. JST)
Log in with the same e-mail address and password as at the time of application.
My Page
Click on the “Payment Information” button to go to the next stage.
Entry of Payment Information
Put your payment number on the box.
Please look at more information.

After the payment is confirmed, you can submit your application by clicking “Submit Payment Information” button.

Print Examination ID Card
After clicking on the “Submit Payment Information” button, “Examination ID Card” will be generated in PDF for printing.
Information and Hints for Examinees
An instruction for the examination will be sent by email after first screening.
Examination Dates
One day between August 21, 22, or 23, 2018
Announcement of Admission Results
September 14, 2018 (from 10 p.m. JST) – September 21, 2018 (by 5 p.m. JST)
The result of the screening will be published on the web site.
A notification of screening will be sent by e-mail on September 14, 2018
Documents for Enrollment
Enrollment related documents will be sent out from the admission office on the middle of February
Procedure for Enrollment
In the beginning of March 2019
April 1, 2019