Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences

Five-year Doctoral Program (Doctoral Program in Human Biology)

Doctoral Program in Human Biology
  • August Selection Process (General Selection Process) April 2022 Entry
  • January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process) April 2022 or October 2022 Entry
[Important] Information on Change in Method of
Implementing Future Entrance Examinations, Etc.,
in Response to the COVID-19 Infections

We have generally stipulated that the University of Tsukuba Graduate School entrance examinations for the academic year 2022 are to be taken on-campus. However, depending on how the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, there may be changes to the entrance examination schedule or a switch to online examinations, etc.

※Any decisions regarding a switch to online examinations, etc. will be announced on this website around one month prior to the examination date, so please make sure that you check the Information page of the Graduate Admissions site.

※The latest information on the entrance examinations is published on the Information page of the Graduate Admissions site, so it can be checked at any time.

Information page of the Graduate Admissions site URL https://eng.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/


Information Environment, Etc., Necessary if there is a Change to Online Entrance Examinations

If the examinations are to be held online, the following is advance notification of the preparations that must be made by those taking the examinations.

  1. Have a bright quiet private room environment
  2. Have a network environment capable of sending and receiving video
  3. Have a personal computer with a camera and microphone
    (using a speaker for voice output. The use of earphones or headphones, etc., that are fitted to the body are prohibited)
  4. Have a smartphone (with a camera) * Item 4 on the left is for emergency use in case of occurrence of network problems

Note that if you have questions regarding the examination environment or if you would like to do a communication test as preparation in advance for the possibility of online examinations, contact the inquiry desk of your program.

Application Process Overview Chart

Check your qualifications!

 
(A) No Eligibility Screening is required for the following individuals:
(General Selection Process)
  • 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 a 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
  • 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 as latest academic background
  • Individuals who have graduated from a vocational school or a similar school as latest academic background
  • Individuals who have graduated from, or are expecting to graduate from, a vocational school or similar school as latest academic background
  • 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
  • Other
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an email.)
 
   
   
Assessment of Eligibility for Application

Email us to obtain necessary documents by the schedule below. If you are deemed eligible for admission, you will be given a passcode needed on the Web Entry System.

    【Due Dates】

  • August Selection Process: June 29, 2021
  • January to February Selection Process: November 29, 2021
 
Applicants Who Need Assistance

If you need assistance due to disability, contact us by following date.

    【Due Dates】

  • August Selection Process: June 29, 2021
  • January to February Selection Process: November 29, 2021
Web Entry

You can apply to the University of Tsukuba online by through Web Entry system. Read the guidelines carefully before applying.

    【Application Period】

  • August Selection Process: Thursday, July 1, 2021 (from 10 a.m. JST) – Friday, July 16, 2021 (by 5 p.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: Wednesday December 1, 2021 (from 10 a.m. JST) – Friday, December 17, 2021 (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.

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. On that 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 again.

On “1. Applicant’s Information,” upload your photo in JPEG / PING format. On “3. Eligibility,” describe your motivations for the application, academic/non-academic background, study plan(s), and future career plan(s) with about 1,000 words in English. On “4. Educational Background,” applicants who have graduated from a university outside of 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.

Payment

You must pay the examination fee to complete your application. The University can accept:

  1. Online credit card payments for both domestic and overseas applicants
  2. Convenience store payments 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 a receipt number. Enter the number into the “Receipt Number” box and click the “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, after the payment, enter the code and payment date into the boxes on the Web Entry system and click the “Submit” button to proceed.

*The applicants who have received or will receive MEXT scholarship is exempted from paying the fees.

The applicants who hold MEXT scholarship should contact us before you enter to the web entry system.

Submission

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 e-mail will be sent to the registered e-mail address. Be sure to check it.

(*Check and adjust the spam filter settings in your e-mail account beforehand so that you can receive an e-mail from the “entry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp” domain.)

Create PDF

After you submit your application, follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry and be sure to print the PDF documents. You can download them from the Web Entry system only while the system is open.

    【Application Period】

  • August Selection Process: July 1, 2021 (from 10 a.m. JST) – July 16, 2021 (by 5 p.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: December 1, 2021 (from 10 a.m. JST) – December 17, 2021 (by 5 p.m. JST)

Web Entry

Submission of Certificates and Supporting Documents
Submit originals of all required certificates and supporting documents to University of Tsukuba by registered mail.

    【Due Dates】

  • August Selection Process: July 16, 2021 (by 5p.m.)
  • January to February Selection Process: December 17, 2021 (by 5p.m.)

Click here for details. ※YOUR APPLICATION IS NOT ACCEPTED UNLESS ALL THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS ARE ARRIVED TO THE OFFICE BY THE DEADLINE.

Information and Instructions for Examinees

Information and Instructions for Examinees will be posted on the program website.

    【Estimated Release Dates】

  • August Selection Process: July 28, 2021
  • January to February Selection Process: January 11, 2022
Examination Dates
  • August Selection Process: August 19 (Thu), 2021 – August 20 (Fri), 2021 
    Venue: University of Tsukuba (Japan)
  • January to February Selection Process: January, 31 (Mon), 2022– February, 1 (Tue), 2022
    Venue: University of Tsukuba (Japan), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Jakarta (Indonesia) and Taipei (Taiwan)
  • *Keep checking on our website for the latest news regarding the entrance examination. We will consider how to take place the examination, depending on the situation caused by the spread of COVID-19.

For availability of previous examinations, refer here.

Announcement of Admission Results
  • August Selection Process: September 8 (Wed), 2021
  • January to February Selection Process: February 16 (Wed), 2022

The examinee number of the successful applicants will be posted on our website. Acceptance letters will be sent to the successful applicants on the same day by registered mail.

Documents for Enrollment

Documents for enrollment will be sent out from the admission office on following dates:

  • April Entry: February 16, 2022
  • October Entry: In the late of June, 2022
Procedure for Enrollment
  • April Entry: March 4, 2022
  • October Entry: In the late of August 2022
Entrance
  • April Entry: On April 1, 2022
  • October Entry: On October 1, 2022