Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering

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General Admission Examination for Doctoral Programs
Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination for Doctoral Programs
(August / February)
(For Policy and Planning Sciences, Risk Engineering, Computer Science, Intelligent Interaction Technologies, and Engineering Mechanics and Energy)

Application Process Overview Chart

Check your Eligibility!
 
*Applicants for Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination must have at least one year of working experience (full-time or part-time) by March 2018.
 
(A) No eligibility screening is required for the following individuals:
  • Individuals who have earned or are expected to earn a master’s degree by March 2018
  • Individuals who have earned or are expected to earn a specialized degree by March 2018
  • Individuals who have earned or are expected to earn a master’s degree from a university outside Japan as of 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 a junior college or high school
  • Individuals who have graduated from a vocational school or similar school
  • Individuals who have graduated from a four-year university
  • Others
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an email.)
 
 
 
Assessment of Eligibility for Application
Individuals who are expected to undergo the Eligibility Screening should contact Academic Service Office for the System and Information Engineering Area 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 the 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 the examination on August: June 30, 2017
For the examination on February: November 30, 2017
 
Applicants Who Need Special Assistance
If you need special assistance due to disability, contact us by the deadlines stated below.

[Deadlines]
For the examination on August: June 30, 2017
For the examination on February: November 30, 2017
Web Entry
You can apply to the University of Tsukuba online by our Web Entry system. Read the guidelines carefully before applying.
Submission must be made during:
July 3, 2017 – July 21, 2017 (by 5 p.m. JST) for the examination on August.
December 1, 2017 – January 10, 2018 (by 5 p.m. JST) for the examination on February.
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.
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 login.
My Page
At the “My Page”, you need to click on the “Application Form” button for the Doctoral Programs.
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 / Program of Your Choice
  2. Supervisor of Your Choice / Exam Subject
  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.

Credit Card Payment: Follow the instructions given at the last stage of Web Entry system and pay your fees by credit card. After the payment, you will be notified of a 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. 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 date into the boxes on the Web Entry system and click on “Submit” button to proceed.

(*The examination fees are exempted for those who are the Government-Sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho scholarship) foreign students and who continue to doctoral program after completing our master’s program in March 2018.)

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. Be 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 only while the system is open.

The period is:
July 3, 2017 – July 21, 2017 (by 5 p.m. JST) for the examination on August.
December 1, 2017 – January 10, 2018 (by 5 p.m. JST) for the examination on February.

Web Entry

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

[Deadlines]
For the examination on August: July 21, 2017
For the examination on February: January 10, 2018
Information and Hints for Examinees
We will post the “Information and Hints for Examinees” on our website on the date stated below. Check the documents before the examination.

[Planned publication date]
For the examination on August: July 31, 2017
For the examination on February: January 18, 2018
Examination Dates
For the examination on August: August 23, 2017
*Applicants for Doctoral Program in Risk Engineering on Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination can also choose August 19 in Tokyo Campus.
For the examination on February: February 1 – 2, 2018
*Applicants for Doctoral Program in Risk Engineering on Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination can also choose January 27 in Tokyo Campus.
Announcement of Admission Results
For the examination on August: September 12, 2017
For the examination on February: February 16, 2018
Documents for Enrollment
Documents will be sent out from the admission office on February 16, 2018.
Procedure for Enrollment
In the beginning of March 2018
Entrance
On April 1, 2018

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1. Number of Students to be Admitted

[General Admission Examination for Doctoral Programs (August)]
Major Number of Students to be Admitted Remarks
Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences 14 The number given includes 3 for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
Foreign exchange students may apply.
Doctoral Program in Risk Engineering 9 Foreign exchange students may apply.
Doctoral Program in Computer Science 21 The number given includes 2 for the Cooperative Graduate School System and 4 for foreign exchange students.
Doctoral Program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies 21 The number given includes 4 for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
Foreign exchange students may apply.
Applicants may apply for a Dual Degree Program.
Doctoral Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy 13 The number given includes 2 for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
Foreign exchange students may apply.
[Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination for Doctoral Programs (August)]
Major Number of Students to be Admitted Remarks
Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences 2 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
Foreign exchange students may apply.
Doctoral Program in Risk Engineering 1 Foreign exchange students may apply.
(including applicants for the Doctoral Program for working individuals “Day and Evening Class Program”)
Doctoral Program in Computer Science 2 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
Foreign exchange students may apply.
Doctoral Program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies 1 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
Foreign exchange students may apply.
Applicants may apply for a Dual Degree Program.
Doctoral Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy 1 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
Foreign exchange students may apply.
[General Admission Examination for Doctoral Programs (February)]
Major Number of Students to be Admitted Remarks
Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences 7 and a few more students when appropriate Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
Foreign exchange students may apply.
Doctoral Program in Risk Engineering 1 and a few more students when appropriate Foreign exchange students may apply.
Doctoral Program in Computer Science 3 and a few more students when appropriate Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
Foreign exchange students may apply.
Doctoral Program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies 1 and a few more students when appropriate Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
Foreign exchange students may apply.
Applicants may apply for a Dual Degree Program.
Doctoral Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy 1 and a few more students when appropriate Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
Foreign exchange students may apply.
[Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination for Doctoral Programs (February)]
Major Number of Students to be Admitted Remarks
Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences 3 and a few more students when appropriate Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
Foreign exchange students may apply.
Doctoral Program in Risk Engineering 1 and a few more students when appropriate Foreign exchange students may apply.
(including applicants for the Doctoral Program for working individuals “Day and Evening Class Program”)
Doctoral Program in Computer Science 2 and a few more students when appropriate Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
Foreign exchange students may apply.
Doctoral Program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies 1 and a few more students when appropriate Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
Foreign exchange students may apply.
Applicants may apply for a Dual Degree Program.
Doctoral Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy 1 and a few more students when appropriate Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
Foreign exchange students may apply.

(Note)

  1. Time of entrance is April 2018.

2. Eligibility for Admission

Persons will be deemed eligible if they meet one of the following requirements.
Applicants for Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination must have at least one year of working experience (full-time or part-time) by March 2018.

(A) No eligibility screening is required for the following individuals:

  • Individuals who have a master’s degree or who are expected to have one by March 2018
  • Individuals who have a specialized degree or who are expected to have one by March 2018
  • Individuals who have earned a degree from a university outside Japan equivalent to a master’s degree or a specialized degree as of March 2018
  • Others

(B) Eligibility screening is required for the following individuals:

  • Individuals who are 24 years of age or older as of March 2018, and whose qualification is recognized as equivalent to a master’s degree or a first professional degree as the result of the Eligibility Screening conducted by us
  • Others
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an email.)

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3. Web Entry and Documents to be Submitted

With our Web Entry system, you can submit the application online. Read this section carefully before applying online.

Information You Need for Web Entry

Information Required for Remarks
1. Applicant’s Information / Program of Your Choice All applicants Follow the instruction on 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. Supervisor of Your Choice / Exam Subject All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry system.
TOEIC Official Score Certificate or TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail [General Admission Examination (August / February), Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination (August / February)]
Applicants for Computer Science
Read the following and check the box on the Web Entry system.
You are required to submit an original copy of the TOEIC Official Score Certificate or TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail, to meet the requirements for the ‘English’ subject.
Bring the score of the test you took after July 2015, and submit it on the first day of the exam at the time advised by your department in advance.
If the score is not submitted properly, you will be excluded from the further selection.
We will not accept TOEIC Institutional Program Score Report, TOEFL Institutional Test Score Record, or a photocopy of the Official Score Certificate or the Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report.
3. Eligibility All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry system.
Research Plan All applicants Summarize plans within 1000 words in English. (Only if it is essential for you to use mathematical formulae, Greek letters, or special symbols which cannot be entered in the Web Entry system, you may use the prescribed form downloadable from the Web Entry system. Fill it out and submit it together with the other required documents by mail or hand. The format of the form may not be changed. Any texts may not be written outside the box.)
Research Outlines All applicants Summarize outlines within 2000 words in English.
Other Papers and Publications If applicable Enter bibliographic information (author names, title of the paper, journal name, volume, number, starting and ending pages, publication year) of your major papers within 300 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
Examination Fees All applicants
(*Refer to “4.Examination Fee“.)
Follow the instructions given at the last page of the Web Entry system and pay your fees.
The following payment methods are available.
Credit Card (for all applicants):
Pay your fees online. After the payment, enter the receipt number into the box on the Web Entry system.
Convenience Store (for domestic applicants only):
Pay your fees at a convenience store in Japan. After the payment, enter the name of the convenience store that you used, the date of payment, and the number given by the store into the box on the Web Entry system.

Documents Needed for Application

(The original copies need to be submitted to us by airmail or hand.)

Documents Who must submit Instructions
(Expected) Graduation Certificate* All applicants Submit a graduation certificate (or an attested document certifying that you will graduate) issued by a university or another educational institution that meets the application requirements for the doctoral programs of this Graduate School.
Degree Certificate* Those who graduated from a graduate school outside Japan If you graduated from a graduate school outside Japan, submit a degree certificate for your master’s. (All documents must be in English or in Japanese.)
Academic Transcript* All applicants Submit an academic transcript (the official transcript of programs record) issued by a university or another educational institution that meets the application requirements for the doctoral programs of this Graduate School. If any credits were transferred from another school, submit an academic transcript from that school. (All documents must be in English or in Japanese.)
Research Plan Only applicants whose “Research Plan”, “Research Outlines” or “Other Papers and Publications” need mathematical formulae, Greek letters, or special symbols which cannot be entered in the Web Entry system If applicable, check the box in the Web Entry system to download the form from the last page. Fill it out and submit it to us by airmail or hand.
(The format of the form may not be changed. Any texts may not be written outside the box.)
Research Outlines
Other Papers and Publications
Copy of “Application Completed” Page of Examination Fee Payment by Credit Card Applicants who made a credit card payment
(*Refer to “4.Examination Fee“.)
After the payment, print out the “Application Completed” page, and submit it to us by airmail or hand.
Receipt Portion (Certificate of Payment) of Examination Fee Statement Applicants who made a convenience store payment
(*Refer to “4.Examination Fee“.)
After the payment, detach the Receipt Portion (certificate of payment) from the Examination Fee Statement given at the convenience store and submit it to us by airmail or hand.
The Receipt Portion needs to be attached to the form that can be created after you complete the web entry.
Letter of approval for entrance examination If applicable The letter must be submitted by airmail or hand.

  1. Individuals who currently attend a university or graduate school (except those who are expected to graduate by March 2018) need to submit a letter of approval allowing them to take the entrance examination, issued by the head of their university or graduate school (or the head of their department). Any format is acceptable.
  2. Individuals who currently work for a government agency, school, or company (except for part-time workers) need to submit a letter of approval allowing them to take the entrance examination, issued by their superior. Any format is acceptable.
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.

*In the case that your current name is different from that on the documents you submit (for example, because of marriage), submit with the proof (e.g., copy of marriage license).

Documents Needed for Application

(The original should be submitted on the exam day.)

Documents Who must submit Instructions
TOEIC Official Score Certificate or TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail [General Admission Examination (August / February), Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination (August / February)]
Applicants for Computer Science
Bring an original copy of the Official Score Certificate or Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail, of the test you took after July 2015, and submit it on the first day of the exam at the time advised by your department in advance.
If the score is not submitted properly, you will be excluded from the further selection.
We will not accept TOEIC Institutional Program Score Report, TOEFL Institutional Test Score Record, or a photocopy of the Official Score Certificate or the Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report.
Any question arising out of, or in connection with, this Official Score Certificate, will be referred to the issuing office.

*In the case that your current name is different from that on the documents you submit (for example, because of marriage), submit with the proof (e.g., copy of marriage license).

PDF to be Created after Completing Web Entry

Documents Created for Remarks
Reference Card All applicants The Web Entry system instructs you to supply 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.
Print out the Reference Card with your ID photo and bring a copy of the card to the venue with you on the examination day.
Address Sheet All applicants Attach the sheet to your envelope when you submit the required documents to us by airmail or hand.
Period:
July 3, 2017 – July 21, 2017 for the examination on August.
December 1, 2017 – January 10, 2018 for the examination on February.
(Necessary documents must be received no later than July 21, 2017 for the examination on August or January 10, 2018 for the examination on February.)
Form for Submission of TOEIC Official Score Certificate or TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail [General Admission Examination (August / February), Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination (August / February)]
Applicants for Computer Science
Attach an original copy of the Official Score Certificate or Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail, of the test you took after July 2015, and submit it on the first day of the exam at the time advised by your department in advance.
Research Plan Only applicants whose “Research Plan”, “Research Outlines” or “Other Papers and Publications” need mathematical formulae, Greek letters, or special symbols which cannot be entered in the Web Entry system Fill it out and submit it to us by airmail or hand.
(The format of the form may not be changed. Any texts may not be written outside the box.)
Research Outlines
Other Papers and Publications
Form for Submission of the Certificate of Payment of Application Fee Applicants who made a convenience store payment Attach the Receipt Portion (certificate of payment) of the Examination Fee Statement to the form and submit it to us by airmail or hand.

Results from the entrance examination, as well as personal information obtained by the University of Tsukuba from the application documents, will be used only for affairs concerning admission and screening, but also research and study aimed at improvement of the admission procedure and the university education. We will carefully take care of the data not to be disclosed as a specific person. Also, we will use the data to screen students for scholarships from the Japan Student Services Organization, which are offered to individuals who have completed the enrollment procedures.


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4. Examination Fees

30,000 Japanese Yen (non-refundable)

* The examination fees are exempted for those who are the Government-Sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho scholarship) foreign students and who continue to doctoral program after completing our master’s program in March 2018.

Credit Card Payment (for all applicants): Visa, MasterCard, JCB, AMERICAN EXPRESS can be accepted.
You can make a payment by using your credit card at the last stage of the Web Entry system or at this website.

After the payment, you will be provided with the receipt number so enter the number into the box on the Web Entry system.
Print out the application completed page of the payment and submit it together with other required documents to us by mail or hand.

For details, see the payment instructions.
Administration fees need to be covered by the applicant.

Convenience Store Payment (for domestic applicants only): Payment can be made at LAWSON, Seven-Eleven, Familymart, CircleKSunkus, or MINISTOP.
To pay your fee at a convenience store, follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry system or at this website (available in Japanese only).

After the payment, enter the name of the convenience store that you used, the date of payment, and the number given by the store into the box on the Web Entry system.

  1. Seven-Eleven: 13 digits
  2. CircleKSunkus: 11 digits
  3. LAWSON, Familymart, MINISTOP: 11 digits

Detach the Receipt Portion (certificate of payment) from your Examination Fee Statement given at the convenience store and affix it to the “Form for Submission of the Certificate of Payment of Application Fee”. You can create the form in PDF format and print it out from the Web Entry system. Submit it together with other required documents to us by mail or hand.
For details, see the payment instructions.
Administration fees need to be covered by the applicant.


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5. Application Procedure

  1. Visit the Web Entry System to apply. The Web Entry System will be available during:
    July 3, 2017 – July 21, 2017 (by 5 p.m. JST) for the examination on August.
    December 1, 2017 – January 10, 2018 (by 5 p.m. JST) for the examination on February.

    Once you submit your application, you will not be able to go back to edit. Be sure to double-check before proceeding.

  2. Some of the documents have to be submitted by mail or hand, and these must be received by the deadlines stated below. When you submit your application online, the system will ask you to create Address Sheet in PDF format. Print out the sheet to submit the required documents to us.
    If your materials are not received by the due date, you will not be able to take the exam.

    [Deadlines]
    For the examination on August: July 21, 2017
    For the examination on February: January 10, 2018
  3. After you complete the application procedure on the Web Entry System, you are not allowed to change program of your choice.
  4. Unless requested, all documents submitted will not be returned to you.
    Examination fees which have been paid are non-refundable.
  5. Should you have any question about curriculum or research field, contact the department that runs your desired program.

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6. Screening Criteria

Screening Criteria

We will determine the students to be admitted by evaluating the submitted documents and their academic skills as a whole.

Examination Schedule and the Subjects

Refer to the schedule below.

(1) Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences

General Admission Examination (August / February),
Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination (August / February)
August Wednesday, August 23
February Thursday, February 1
Subject
(Allocation of Marks)
Oral Examination (100 points)
Major Time 10:00-17:00
Policy and Planning Sciences
Individual Interview

(You will be giving a 15-minute presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them. (about 10 minutes))

(Note)
  1. We welcome working individuals. If you have any questions, contact the Chair of the Department:
    Chair of the Department of Policy and Planning Sciences
  2. Applicants need to contact the faculty members in their area of specialization (see the list of specialization areas) prior to the application process. If you have the second choice, contact them as well.
  3. PowerPoint presentation is preferable. Although the equipment for the presentation (a desktop computer or a projector) are available on-site, you will need to bring your own laptop if needed. Both Japanese and English are acceptable for the presentation and Q&A.
  4. Submit your future research plan which you wish to do at our faculty. You need to consult the faculty member before submitting. The plan must include your name, the thesis for the research, and the name of the professor you wish to work with. English is also acceptable.
  5. Refer to the program’s web page http://www.sk.tsukuba.ac.jp/PPS/en/ for more details.

(2) Doctoral Program in Risk Engineering

General Admission Examination (August / February)
August Wednesday, August 23
February Friday, February 2
Subject
(Allocation of Marks)
Oral Examination (300 points)
Major Time 13:00-17:00
Risk Engineering
Individual Interview

(You will be giving a 10-minute presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)

Doctoral Program in Risk Engineering
Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination (August / February) [*5]
August Tsukuba:
Wednesday, August 23 [*4]
Tokyo:
Saturday, August 19 [*4]
February Tsukuba:
Friday, February 2 [*4]
Tokyo:
Saturday, January 27 [*4]
Subject
(Allocation of Marks)
Oral Examination (300 points) Oral Examination (300 points)
Major Time 13:00-17:00 13:00-17:00
Risk Engineering
Individual Interview

(You will be giving a 10-minute presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)

(Note)
  1. We welcome working individuals. If you have any questions, contact the Chair of the Department:
    Yasunori Endo, Chair of the Department of Risk Engineering
  2. Applicants need to contact the faculty members in their area of specialization (see the list of specialization areas) prior to the application process. If you have the second choice, contact them as well.
  3. PowerPoint presentation is preferable. Although the equipment for the presentation (a desktop computer or a projector) are available on-site, you will need to bring your own laptop if needed.
  4. Choose one of the exam locations.
  5. You may choose to take Day and Evening Class (Doctoral Program in Risk Engineering “Day and Evening Class Program“) at the Tokyo campus while working.
  6. Refer to the graduate school’s web page http://www.sie.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/admission and program’s web page http://www.risk.tsukuba.ac.jp/index_eng.html.

(3) Doctoral Program in Computer Science

General Admission Examination (August / February),
Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination (August / February)
August Wednesday, August 23
February Friday, February 2
Subject
(Allocation of Marks)
English(100 points) Oral Examination (200 points)
Major Time 10:00-17:00
Computer Science
English

Evaluate TOEIC Official Score Certificate or TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail.
Refer to Note 2 – 3.

Individual Interview

(You will be asked questions on your specialization and your purpose of enrollment.
This includes 10 minutes presentation about your future research plan.)

(Note)
  1. Applicants need to contact the faculty members in their area of specialization (see the list of specialization areas) prior to the application process. If you have the second choice, contact them as well.
  2. Bring an original copy of the Official Score Certificate or Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail, of the test you took after July 2015 and submit on the first day of the exam at the time advised by your department in advance. (Refer to the attachment sheet for the details about submission.)
    If the score is not submitted properly, you will be excluded from the further selection.
  3. We will not accept the submission of TOEIC Institutional Program Score Report, TOEFL Institutional Test Score Record, or a photocopy of the Official Score Certificate.
    The original copy will not be returned to you.
  4. Refer to the program’s web page http://www.cs.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/index.html. For the oral examination, you will be giving a 10-minute presentation about your past researches, your future research plan, and the purpose of enrollment. PowerPoint presentation is preferable.
    Although the equipment for the presentation (a desktop computer or a projector) are available on-site, you will need to bring your own laptop if needed.
  5. Refer to the program’s web page above for the details of the entrance examination.
  6. Refer to “For working individuals” on the graduate school’s web page http://www.sie.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/ and “Admission” on program’s web page http://www.cs.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/ for the details of One-Year Doctoral Program.

(4) Doctoral Program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies

General Admission Examination (August / February),
Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination (August / February)
August Wednesday, August 23
February Thursday, February 1
Subject
(Allocation of Marks)
Oral Examination (200 points)
Major Time 10:00-17:00
Intelligent Interaction Technologies
Individual Interview

(You will be giving a presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)

(Note)
  1. We welcome working individuals. If you have any questions, contact the Chair of the Department:
    Chair of the Department of Intelligent Interaction Technologies
  2. Applicants need to contact the faculty members in their area of specialization (See the list of specialization areas) prior to the submission. If you have the second choice, contact them as well.
  3. The oral examination schedule will be announced on the program’s web page.
  4. If you have any questions, contact entexam@iit.tsukuba.ac.jp.

(5) Doctoral Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy

General Admission Examination (August / February),
Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination (August / February)
August Wednesday, August 23
February Thursday, February 1
Subject
(Allocation of Marks)
Oral Examination (200 points)
Major Time 10:00-17:00
Engineering Mechanics and Energy
Individual Interview

(You will be giving a 15-minute presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)

(Note)
  1. We welcome working individuals. If you have any questions, contact the Chair of the Department:
    Satoshi Takewaka, Chair of the Department of Engineering Mechanics and Energy
  2. Applicants need to contact the faculty members in their area of specialization (see the list of specialization areas) prior to the application process.
  3. PowerPoint presentation is preferable. A projector is available on-site, but you need to bring your own laptop.
  4. For the details of the time and location, refer to http://www.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/EME/e/index.html

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7. Testing Location, Announcement of Acceptance & Enrollment Procedure

Testing Location

At University of Tsukuba (1-1-1 Tennoudai, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken)
Refer to “9. Information and Hints for Examinees” for details.

Announcement of Acceptance

Acceptance will be announced as stated below.
The examinee numbers of the successful applicants will be posted on the website during:
10 am on September 12, 2017 – 10 am on September 19, 2017 for the examination on August.
10 am on February 16, 2018 – 10 am on February 22, 2018 for the examination on February.
An acceptance letter will be sent to successful applicants on the same day by the registered mail.

Enrollment Procedure

  1. Enrollment Procedure Guidelines (which contain documents to be submitted before entrance) will be sent out to successful applicants on Friday, February 16, 2018. Follow the direction in the Guidelines.
    (Note)
    The successful applicants need to notify us in advance if they are moving permanently before the date above or going away when the documents are expected to be delivered.
  2. The documents should be mailed using a designated envelope (which will be sent to you together with the Enrollment Procedure Guidelines) by early March 2018. The deadline will be shown in Enrollment Procedure Guidelines.
  3. Expenses Required upon Entrance
    1. (a)Entrance fees are 282,000 Japanese Yen (non-refundable).
    2. (b)Tuition: The tuition for the first semester of the 2018 academic year (April – September) is 267,900 Japanese Yen. The tuition for the second semester (October – March) is 267,900 Japanese Yen. (Yearly Amount: 535,800 Japanese Yen)
      (Note)

      1. (1)If fees are revised before entrance or while enrolled in this Graduate School, the revised tuition fees will be applied.
      2. (2)The entrance fees are exempted for those who are the Government-Sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho scholarship) foreign students or who completes our master’s in March 2018 and continues to take our doctoral program.
  4. All applicants with a job (except part-time) need a document or a letter (ex; an order for a training course, a letter of leave of absence or an approval letter) from the employer to prove that you are available to complete the program.
    If you are applying for Day and Evening Class Program, you will also need a document or a letter from the employer or yourself to prove that you are available for work and classes.
  5. International applicants must acquire a Status of Residence suitable for entrance to a graduate school, in accordance with the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (Cabinet Order No. 319 of 1951), before beginning enrollment procedures. Those who wish to enter this Graduate School as an international student must acquire Status of Residence as a “Student”.

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8. Applicants Who Need Special Assistance

If you need special assistance due to disability, contact the Division of Educational Promotion by the deadlines stated below.
Click here for sending your request.

[Deadlines]
For the examination on August: June 30, 2017
For the examination on February: November 30, 2017

9. Information and Hints for Examinees

We will post the “Information and Hints for Examinees” on our website on the date stated below.

[Planned publication date]
For the examination on August: July 31, 2017
For the examination on February: January 18, 2018

10. Contact Us

  1. (1)If you have any questions about application guide, contact us at:
    Academic Service Office for the Systems and Information Engineering Area, University of Tsukuba
    1-1-1 Tennoudai, Tsukuba-city, Ibaraki-ken 305-8573 Japan

    Hours: 9am to 12:15pm and 1:15pm to 5pm on Monday through Friday except national holidays
  2. (2)If you have any questions about curriculum or research field, contact the relevant department.

    Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences
    Doctoral Program in Risk Engineering
    Doctoral Program in Computer Science
    Doctoral Program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies
    Doctoral Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy


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11. Financial Support for Students in Doctoral Programs

We provide all students in doctoral programs with various supports amounting to more than half of tuition and other fees.
You may refer here for the details.


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Special Provision on Educational Method Stipulated in Article 14 of the Standards for Establishment of Graduate Schools

Education provided under special provision

  1. Along with the progress of science technology and the sophistication of society, there are increasing demands for re-education of working individuals at graduate schools. In response to these demands, Article 14 of the Standards for Establishment of Graduate Schools stipulates that graduate schools may, if necessary from an educational standpoint, provide education through appropriate means, which include conducting classes or research guidance in the evening and other certain hours and periods.

    This stipulation provides more working individuals with opportunities to receive graduate school education while in employment and to develop the knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles in educational research and practice. Under Article 14 of the Standards for Establishment of Graduate Schools, master’s and doctoral programs in the University of Tsukuba Graduate Schools, which has achieved in fostering skilled professionals and re-educating working individuals, has introduced a day/evening course system to enhance education and research activities.

  2. Requirements to complete the program

    1. (1)Receive necessary research guidance to write a doctoral dissertation and conduct research. Complete day courses and courses provided under Article 14 in the doctoral program or the other programs as required.
    2. (2)Requirements to complete the program
      Complete required periods of study and credits specified by the programs, and pass the doctoral dissertation defense and final examination.
    3. (3)Courses provided under Article 14
      Category Courses (Credits) Programs
      Major Subjects
      or
      Foundation Subjects for Major
      Seminar (2 – 8crdits)*
      Research (4 – 6credits)*

      Each doctoral program

      Major Subjects

      Risk Case Study (1credit)*

      Project Research in Risk Engineering (2credits)*

      Advanced Lectures of Information Retrieval (1credit), Conducted in odd-numbered academic years

      Intellectual Document Control (1credit), Conducted in even-numbered academic years

      Issues on Network (1credit), Conducted in odd-numbered academic years

      Information Management (1credit), Conducted in even-numbered academic years

      Complex Systems (1credit), Conducted in odd-numbered academic years

      Intelligent Information Systems (1credit), Conducted in even-numbered academic years

      Special Lecture on Project Management (1credit), Conducted in odd-numbered academic years

      Systems Design Theory (1credit), Conducted in even-numbered academic years

      Risk Engineering

      Adaptive Systems (2credits)▼△

      Intelligent Sensor Engineering (2credits)▼△

      Advanced Biological Cybernetics (2credits)▼△

      Autonomous Mobile Robotics (2credits)▼

      Topics in Intelligent Interaction Technologies I – V (Each 1credit)▼*

      Intelligent Interaction Technologies

    (Notes)

    1. Courses marked with * are intensive courses and so on.
    2. Courses marked with ▼ are for Master’s Program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies. But, students at Doctoral Program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies can take these courses.
    3. Courses marked with △ are for working individuals at Master’s Program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies. Each course will be conducted in every two years.
      For the detail, contact the chair of the program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies (entexam@iit.tsukuba.ac.jp).

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Day and Evening Class Program for Working Doctoral Students in Risk Engineering
(*Through Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination)

In this program, students can continue working at their jobs as they take day or evening classes at the Tokyo campus (in the Otsuka district of Bunkyo-ku).
It was launched in the 2009 academic year to promote the development and expansion of graduate school education for working individuals.
In some fields, students can receive instruction through a cooperative relationship with the Research Organization of Information and Systems of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics.

[Eligibility]

Individual who have the application eligibility for Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination for Doctoral Programs.
The number of students to be admitted for this program is included in the number for Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination for Doctoral Program in Risk Engineering.

[Time of entrance]

Every April

[Entrance Examinations]

August and February (Twice a year)

[Requirements to complete the program]

  • Earn a minimum of 12 credits (including Advanced Research in Risk Engineering, Advanced Seminar in Risk Engineering).
  • Conduct research and receive instruction, submit a doctoral thesis and pass the final examination.
  • Courses in Tokyo Campus
    Category Courses (Credits)
    Major Subjects

    Risk Case Study (1credit)

    Project Research in Risk Engineering (2credits)

    Advanced Lectures of Information Retrieval (1credit), Conducted in odd-numbered academic years

    Intellectual Document Control (1credit), Conducted in even-numbered academic years

    Issues on Network (1credit), Conducted in odd-numbered academic years

    Information Management (1credit), Conducted in even-numbered academic years

    Complex Systems (1credit), Conducted in odd-numbered academic years

    Intelligent Information Systems (1credit), Conducted in even-numbered academic years

    Special Lecture on Project Management (1credit), Conducted in odd-numbered academic years

    Systems Design Theory (1credit), Conducted in even-numbered academic years

[Address of Tokyo Campus]

3-29-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0012
(Access : http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/access/bunkyo_access.html

[Contact]
: Chair of the Department: Professor
Yasunori Endo (Email : entexam@risk.tsukuba.ac.jp)
Web : http://www.risk.tsukuba.ac.jp/index_eng.html


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One-Year Doctoral Program for Working Individuals in Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
(*Through Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination)

The Doctoral Programs at Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering launched “One-Year Doctoral Program for Working Individuals” in academic year 2007.

  1. a.To ease the financial and time burdens for working individuals by giving them a chance to receive doctorates in the shortest possible period of time (1 year)
  2. b.To support excellent researchers and highly qualified professionals who are the lead to the next generation of the country
  3. c.To help improve the quality of research of working individuals by providing appropriate research guidance leading to the successful completion of their course work
  1. Eligible applicants
    Working individuals with excellent academic records and research skills related to the research fields in Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering.
  2. Evaluation to be eligible for the One-Year Doctoral Program
    After the announcement of acceptance for the entrance examination, applicants for this Program are evaluated to be eligible by the deadline of the enrollment procedures. Applicants for this program must submit the required documents along with the guide of the doctoral programs at Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, since the method and documents for the evaluation depends on the doctoral programs.
    The procedures will be notified to successful applicants at the time of the announcement of acceptance.

    * Refer to the following web pages for the details.

    1. The webpage for this program’s office
      http://www.souki.tsukuba.ac.jp/index.html
    2. The webpage for Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering.
      http://www.sie.tsukuba.ac.jp/admission/workings/souki
    3. The webpages for the programs in Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering.
      Policy and Planning Sciences https://www.sk.tsukuba.ac.jp/PPS/en/ap/wi.php
      Risk Engineering http://www.risk.tsukuba.ac.jp/workings_eng.html
      Computer Science http://www.cs.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/admission.html
      Intelligent Interaction Technologies http://www.iit.tsukuba.ac.jp/?p=1912
      Engineering Mechanics and Energy http://www.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/EME/sokisyuryo.html
    4. Guidelines on 2016 academic year
      1). Requirements (number of papers, oral presentations in conference) for taking One-Year Doctoral Program on each program
      http://www.sie.tsukuba.ac.jp/?p=991
      2). Required number of credits which the doctoral students should earn
      http://www.sie.tsukuba.ac.jp/?p=1038
  3. Note
    Those who hope to apply for this program should consult enough with a faculty member whom you hope to be as your prospective supervisor, before applying the entrance examination.

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Dual Degree Programs at the Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering

Overview

Dual Degree Programs allow doctoral students to enroll in a master’s or professional degree program either at the same graduate school or at different ones to earn a master’s degree there.

Programs and Participating Graduate Schools

(A) Dual Degree Programs for students working for a doctoral degree at the Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering

Doctoral Programs (Primary Major) Master’s and Professional Degree Programs (Secondary Major)
Doctoral Program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
Master’s Program in Medical Sciences
Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
Doctoral Program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
Master’s Program in Systems Management
Graduate School of Business Sciences
Doctoral Program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
Master’s Program in Advanced Studies of Business Law
Graduate School of Business Sciences
Doctoral Program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering

MBA Program in International Business
Graduate School of Business Sciences

(Professional Degree Program)

Doctoral Program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
Master’s Program in Policy and Planning Sciences
Master’s Program in Service Engineering
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
Doctoral Program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
Master’s Program in Kansei, Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
Doctoral Program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
Master’s Program in Art and Design (Design)
Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
Doctoral Program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
Master’s Program in Agro-bioresources Science and Technology
Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Doctoral Program in Computer Science
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
Master’s Program in Policy and Planning Sciences Master’s Program in Service Engineering
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering

(B) Dual Degree Programs for students working for a doctoral degree at some other graduate school

Doctoral Programs (Primary Major) Master’s Programs (Secondary Major)
Doctoral Program in Physics
Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences
Master’s Program in Computer Science
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
Doctoral Program in Nano-Science and Nano-Technology
Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences
Master’s Program in Computer Science
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
Doctoral Program in Geoenvironmental Sciences
Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Master’s Program in Computer Science
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
Doctoral Program in Biological Sciences
Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Master’s Program in Computer Science
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
Doctoral Program in Kansei, Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
Master’s Program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering

Application

If you wish to apply for a Dual Degree Program, you need to consult the Graduate Schools Affairs Academic Service Office of your graduate school that offers your doctoral program.
The following list provides you with an appropriate link. Click the name of the graduate school at which you are working for a doctoral degree.

Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences
Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences (The Art and Sport Sciences Area)

Submit application documents by the deadlines stated belowJune 30, 2016.
[Deadlines]
For the examination on August: June 30, 2017
For the examination on February: November 30, 2017
For more details, consult your supervisor.

(Note)
If you are interested in our dual degree program and are applying at the same time for a doctoral program and a master’s program both in the following list, you need to have two different email accounts; viz., one account for each program to apply for it on Web Entry system.

  • Doctoral Program in Computer Science
  • Doctoral Program in Intelligent Interaction Technologies
  • Master’s Program in Policy and Planning Sciences
  • Master’s Program in Service Engineering

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Register Extending System

Eligible Applicants

Working students or those who need to take care of family members, such as children or the elderly

Overview

Register Extending System allows students to complete a master’s or a doctoral program in a period longer than usual.
Master’s programs: The period can be extended from standard 2 years to 3 or 4 years.
Doctoral programs: The period can be extended from standard 3 years to 4 or 5 years.

Application Period

Consult the Chair of your program as well as your supervisor for approval of application.
Submit required documents within the time period for enrollment procedure.