Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences

Master’s Programs (Informatics)

Informatics
  • September (Special Selection of Recommended Applicants)*
  • October (General Admission/ Special Selection of Working Individuals)
  • February (General Admission/ Special Selection of Working Individuals/ Special Selection of Global Individuals in English)

* The application guidelines for Special Selection of Recommended Applicants is provided only in Japanese. https://www.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/course/chs/slis_first/

[Important] Information on Change in Method of
Implementing Future Entrance Examinations, Etc.,
in Response to the COVID-19 Infections

There is a possibility that there will be changes in the method of the entrance examinations for the University of Tsukuba Graduate School for academic year 2021, depending on the situation regarding the spread of the infections of the COVID-19, such as changes to online entrance examinations, etc., after these application guidelines have been published. Also, there is a possibility that entrance examination days will be added, in connection with the changes in the examination method. 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.
In particular, when applying and before taking the examination, be sure to check the latest information in the Information page of the Graduate Admissions site.

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

At present the schedule, etc., envisaged for entrance examinations in the university (Tsukuba area) has been announced. However if there has to be a change to online entrance examinations at short notice, it will be announced on this site when the decision has been taken (as a guide, by August 7 in the case of September entrance examinations, and 1 month before the examination date for entrance examinations in October or later). Also 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.

*Treatment of Private Sector English Proficiency Tests is described in the Information page of the Graduate Admissions site, so those intending to apply for programs that require a score report to be submitted should be sure to check this page.

Application Process Overview Chart

Check your qualifications!

 
(A) No Eligibility Screening is required:
  • Individuals who have graduated from, or who are expected to graduate from, a Japanese four-year university until end of March, 2021 (for Special Selection of Global Individuals in English applicants, September 2021)
  • 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 until end of March, 2021 (for Special Selection of Global Individuals in English applicants, September 2021)
 
(B) Eligibility Screening is required:
  • 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, ask by an e-mail.)
   
   
Assessment of Eligibility for Application

Individuals who are expected to undergo the Eligibility Screening should contact Academic Service Office for the Library, Information and Media Science Area in advance.
Submit the documents for the assessment by e-mail. 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 been deemed eligible should also apply for the Eligibility Screening.)

    【Due Dates】

  • October: August 28, 2020
  • February: November 27, 2020
 
Applicants who Need Special Assistance

If you need special assistance due to disability, submit a designated application form, a medical certificate, and a copy of their disability certificate to the Division of Admission, Department of Educational Promotion by the following dates:

    【Due Dates】

  • October: August 28, 2020
  • February: November 27, 2020
Online Entry

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

    【Application Period】

  • September: 12:00 p.m., July 21 – 5:00 p.m., July 30 , 2020 (JST)
  • October: 12:00 p.m., September 1 – 5:00 p.m., September 18, 2020 (JST)
  • February: 12:00 p.m., December 1 – 5:00 p.m., December 18, 2020 (JST)
Sign Up

You need to create your own account using your e-mail address. Once you have created an account, you may save the data you entered and log back in later to continue.

Activation

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. When you visit the Login page again, you will need to enter your e-mail address and password.

My Page

On “My Page,” you need to select the “Application Form” button for the appropriate program.
On this page, you can edit your 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

The fields marked with “*” in each section are required contents. If the content is empty or enter incorrectly, an error message will be displayed, and you will not be able to proceed to the next section.

Input data 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.
For “1 Applicant’s Information / Program of Your Choice”, upload the ID photo in JPEG format (500KB or smaller).
For “4 Educational Background”, if you have graduated from a foreign university, upload your degree certificate in JPEG format(3MB or smaller, and 2000×2000 pixels or smaller). Because it is different from the Japanese education system, we will check the eligibility in advance.

Payment

You must pay 30,000 JPY the examination fee before submitting your application. The university accepts:

  1. Online credit card payments (recommended)
    https://e-shiharai.net/english/?schoolcode=OPU5100850000000
  2. Convenience store payments for domestic applicants

Credit Card Payment: Follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry system and pay your fee by credit card. After the payment, you will be notified of a receipt number. Enter the number into the “Receipt Number” box on the Web Entry system and click the “Submit” button to proceed. After completing the payment, click “Print this Page” to print the payment completion screen. This copy is needed as a submitted document.
Convenience Store Payment: Follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry system and pay your fee 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, payment date and convenience store name 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 the button, the information you have entered will be sent to the university, and you will not be able to make any changes. Please check carefully before submitting.
After submitting your application, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the registered e-mail address. Check it.
(*Check and adjust the spam filter settings in your e-mail account so that you can receive an e-mail from the “entry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp” domain.)

Download and Print PDF

After submitting your application through Web Entry system, follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry system and download a PDF file. Make a print out from the PDF file during the Application Period. Please bring the printed Reference Card with you.

    【Application Period】

  • September: 12:00 p.m., July 21 – 5:00 p.m., July 30, 2020 (JST)
  • October: 12:00 p.m., September 1 – 5:00 p.m., September 18, 2020 (JST)
  • February: 12:00 p.m., December 1 – 5:00 p.m., December 18, 2020 (JST)

Web Entry

Submission of Documents

Original documents listed in “3. Web Entry and Documents to be Submitted” in this guideline must be sent by registered mail and be received during Application Period no later than the deadline mentioned below.

    【Due Dates】

  • September: 5:00 p.m., July 30, 2020 (JST)
  • October: 5:00 p.m., September 18, 2020 (JST)
  • February: 5:00 p.m., December 18, 2020 (JST)
Release Dates of Information and Regulations for the Oral Examination

“Information and Regulations for the Oral Examination” will be posted on our website.

  • September: 10:00 a.m., August 18, 2020 (JST)
  • October: 10:00 a.m., September 29, 2020 (JST)
  • February: 10:00 a.m., January 12, 2021 (JST)
Examination Dates
  • September: September 1 or 2, 2020 (Conduct online)
  • October: October 15 or 16, 2020 (Conduct online)
  • February: February 1 or 2, 2021
Announcement of Admission Results
  • September: 10:00 a.m., September 11, 2020 (JST)
  • October: 10:00 a.m., November 6, 2020 (JST)
  • February: 10:00 a.m., February 17, 2021 (JST)

A list of examinee’s number of successful applicants will be posted at the website below:
https://entry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/
A letter of acceptance will be sent to successful applicants by registered mail on the same day..

Due date for Enrollment
  • By March 5, 2021
【Entry to the Graduate School】
  • April 1, 2021
  • October 1, 2021 (Special Selection of Global Individuals in English)