Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences

Master’s Programs (Human Sciences)

Education (Subprogram in International Education)
Education (Subprogram in School Education for the Next Generation)
  • October Selection Process (General Selection Process/ Special Selection Process for Working Individuals/ Special Selection Process of the One Year Course for Inservice Teachers)
Education (Subprogram in Education Sciences)
  • October Selection Process (General Selection Process)
Psychology
  • August Selection Process (General Selection Process)
  • January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process)
Disability Sciences
  • October Selection Process (General Selection Process/ Special Selection Process for Working Individuals/ Special Selection Process of the One Year Course for Inservice Teachers)
  • January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process/ Special Selection Process for Working Individuals/ Special Selection Process of the One Year Course for Inservice Teachers)

The following are combined application guidelines for all the programs above.

[Important] Special Measures for Graduate School Entrance Examinations
Due to the Impact of the COVID-19 Infection, etc.

The University of Tsukuba Graduate School Entrance Examination for the academic year 2023 is announced as “Entrance Examination on the University Campus” in principle. Some programs may shift to online entrance examinations. In addition, we plan to set up supplementary examinations (online, etc.) for applicants who are unable to come to the University due to the effects of the COVID-19 infection, etc.

※Conditions for coming to the examination center and the setting of supplementary examinations will be announced on this website approximately one month prior to the examination date, based on the status of the spread of the COVID-19 infection, etc. Please be sure to check the announcement column on the Application Guidelines website.

※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 and other requirements for taking the online entrance examination

The following preparations and arrangements are required on the examinations are to be held online.

  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!

 
*Those who wish to apply for the “Special Selection Process for Working Individuals” must have at least 2 year of full-time or part-time work experience by entrance.
 
(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 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 a junior college or an 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 a university of a foreign country that implements less than 16 years of a school curriculum
  • 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 Human Sciences Area in advance.
E-mail us to obtain necessary documents and submit these documents for the assessment. These documents need to be received by airmail no later than the deadlines mentioned below.
If you are deemed eligible for admission, you will be given a passcode required for the “Educational Background” page of the Web Entry system.
(* Individuals who have previously applied for the Eligibility Screening and been deemed eligible should also apply for the screening again.)

    【Due Dates】

  • August Selection Process: June 29, 2022
  • October Selection Process: August 31, 2022
  • January to February Selection Process: November 25, 2022
 
Applicants Who Need Assistance

For the disabled who needs assistance, submit the “designated application form, doctor’s certificate, copy of the disability certificate” to the Division of Admission, Department of Educational Promotion.

    【Due Dates】

  • August Selection Process: June 29, 2022
  • October Selection Process: August 31, 2022
  • January to February Selection Process: November 25, 2022
Web Entry

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

    【Application Period】

  • August Selection Process: July 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – July 21, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)
  • October Selection Process: September 2, 2022 (from noon JST) – September 16, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: December 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – December 16, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)
Sign Up

First, you will need your own account to login. Once create an account, you may save the data you entered and log back in later to continue.

Activation

When you sign up, an activation URL will be sent to your registered e-mail address. Click the URL to activate your account.

Login

For the first time after you activate your account, you will be automatically logged in. Just click the “Login” button to begin. Thereafter, when you visit our Login page, you will need to enter your e-mail address and password to begin.

My Page

On “My Page,” you need to click the “Application Form” button for the appropriate program.
On this page, you can edit your login information or reset your password.

Application Form

There are four sections in the Application Form:

  1. Applicant’s Information / Program of Your Choice
  2. Supervisor of Your Choice
  3. Eligibility
  4. Educational Background

Each section will be saved when you click the “Proceed” button on each confirmation page. After saving, you can continue from where you left off when you login again. Use one-byte alphabets and numbers to input all the information.

Payment

You must pay the examination fee before submitting your application. The university accepts:

  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, 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 the “Submit” button to proceed.

Submission

After the payment is confirmed, you can submit your application by clicking the “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 make edits. Be 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 download 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, 2022 (from noon JST) – July 21, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)
  • October Selection Process: September 2, 2022 (from noon JST) – September 16, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: December 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – December 16, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)

Web Entry

Submission of Documents

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

    【Due Dates】

  • August Selection Process: July 21, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)
  • October Selection Process: September 16, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: December 16, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)
Information and Instructions for Examinees

We will post the “Information and Instructions for Examinees” on our website. Check the documents before the examination.

    【Estimated Release Dates】

  • August Selection Process: August 5, 2022
  • October Selection Process: September 26, 2022
  • January to February Selection Process: January 10, 2023
Examination Dates
    【August Selection Process】

  • Master’s Program in Psychology: August 25 and 26, 2022
    【October Selection Process】

  • Master’s Program in Education (Subprogram in International Education): October 17, 2022
  • Master’s Program in Education (Subprogram in School Education for the Next Generation): October 18 and 19, 2022
  • Master’s Program in Education (Subprogram in Education Sciences): October 13 and 14, 2022
  • Master’s Program in Disability Sciences: October 13 and 14, 2022
    【January to February Selection Process】

  • Master’s Program in Psychology: January 30 and 31, 2023
  • Master’s Program in Disability Sciences: January 26, 2023

Please note that examination dates vary depending on the master’s program.

Announcement of Admission Results
  • August Selection Process: September 16 2022
  • October Selection Process: November 1, 2022
  • January to February Selection Process: February 15, 2023
Documents for Enrollment

An enrollment packet (which contain documents to be submitted before entrance) will be sent to successful applicants.
As soon as the shipping date is determined, it will be announced on the application website (https://eng.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/).

Procedure for Enrollment
  • Deadline for submission is the beginning of March 2023.
Entrance
  • April 1, 2023