Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences

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

Doctoral Program in Human Biology Program
  • January (General Admission Examination)

Application Process Overview Chart

Check your qualifications!

 
(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 university and earn a bachelor’s degree by March 2020 (for those who wish to enter in April) and by September 2020 (for those who wish to enter in October)
  • Other
    (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 a vocational school or a similar 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
  • 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 November 25, 2019. If you are deemed eligible for admission, you will be given a passcode needed on the Web Entry System.

 
Applicants Who Need Special Assistance

If you need special assistance due to disability, contact us by November 25, 2019.

Web Entry

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

  • 【Application Period】
  • November 18, 2019 (from 10 a.m. JST) – December 12, 2019 (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 to ***” 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) within 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

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

*Applicants those who plan to transfer from the other program of University of Tsukuba are also exempted from paying the examination fee. Those applicants 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.

Print Generated PDF Documents

After clicking on the “Submit to Apply” button, “Examination ID Card” and “Address Sheet” will be generated in PDF for printing.

Print Examination ID Card

After clicking on the “Submit Payment Information” button, “Examination ID Card” 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 University of Tsukuba by registered mail by December 12, 2019.
Click here for details. ※YOUR APPLICATION IS NOT ACCEPTED UNLESS ALL THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS ARE ARRIVED TO THE OFFICE BY THE DEADLINE.
Information and Hints for Examinees

Information and Hints for Examinees will be posted on the program website on December 20, 2019 10am (JST)

Examination Dates
  • January 15 (Wed) , 2020 – January 16 (Thu) , 2020  Venue:University of Tsukuba (Japan)
  • January 13 (Mon.), 2020 Venue: Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam), Shanghai (China)
  • January 15 (Wed.), 2020 Venue: Jakarta (Indonesia), Taipei (Taiwan)

For availability of previous examinations, refer here.

Announcement of Admission Results
  • February 13 (Thu) 2020

The application IDs of successful applicants will be posted on our website on February 13 (Thu) 2020 Acceptance letters will be sent to the successful applicants. The letters will be posted by express mail to the applicants residing overseas or by registered mail to those residing in Japan.

Documents for Enrollment
  • Applicants who will enroll in April 2020: Enrollment related documents will be sent out from the admission office in the middle of February.
  • Applicants who will enroll in October 2020: Enrollment related documents will be sent out from the admission office in the late of July.
Procedure for Enrollment
  • Applicants who will enroll in April 2020: In the beginning of March 2020
  • Applicants who will enroll in October 2020: In the late of August 2020
Entrance
  • April 1, 2020 or October 1, 2020