Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences

Master’s Programs (Human Sciences)

Education (Subprogram in Education Sciences)
  • February (General Admission)
  • Psychology
    • February (General Admission)
    Disability Sciences
    • February (General Admission/ Special Selection of Working Individuals/ Special Selection of the One Year Course for Inservice Teachers)

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

    Application Process Overview Chart

    Check your qualifications!

     
    *Those who wish to apply for the “Special Selection of 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
    • Individuals who have graduated from a vocational school or a similar school
    • 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 e-mail the documents for the assessment. 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】

    • February: November 29, 2019
     
    Applicants Who Need Special Assistance

    If you need special assistance due to disability, contact us by the following dates:

      【Due Dates】

    • February: November 29, 2019
    Web Entry

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

      【Application Period】

    • February: December 2, 2019 (from noon JST) – December 20, 2019 (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】

    • February: December 2, 2019 (from noon JST) – December 20, 2019 (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 or in person no later than the deadlines mentioned below.
    Your application will not be reviewed unless all required documents are received.

      【Due Dates】

    • February: December 20, 2019 (by 3 p.m. JST)
    Information and Hints for Examinees

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

      【Estimated Release Dates】

    • February: January 14, 2020
    Examination Dates
    • February (Subprogram in Education Sciences, Master’s Program in Education):January 29, 2020
    • February (Master’s Program in Psychology): January 30 and 31, 2020
    • February (Master’s Program in Disability Sciences): January 30, 2020

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

    Announcement of Admission Results
    • February: February 17, 2020
    Documents for Enrollment

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

    • Documents will be sent out from the admission office on February 17, 2020.
    Procedure for Enrollment
    • Documents must be submitted by the beginning of March 2020.
    Entrance
    • April 1, 2020