Degree Program in Comprehensive Human Sciences

Master’s Programs (Informatics)

6. Screening Criteria

We will determine the students to be admitted by comprehensively evaluating the submitted documents and the result of the examination.

Examination Schedule and the Subjects

July Selection Process (Special Selection Process for Recommended Applicants)

Date Wednesday, July 6 or Thursday, July 7
Subject Application Review
(100 points)
Oral Examination
(300 points)
Language used in the oral examination Japanese
Content of the examination Application form, Academic Transcript, Letter of Recommendation and Research Plan will be evaluated. It takes approximately 20 minutes per person. You will be expected to give a presentation about your research plan (approximately 5 minutes). After the presentation, you will be questioned about the content of the presentation and basic knowledge in related fields.
  1. You must obtain the informal consent of faculty member who will be your academic advisor after admission. Please refer https://informatics.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/academic-staff-en/
  2. The time and place of the oral examinations will be announced along with Information and Regulations for the Oral Examination on Friday, June 17, 2022
    at: https://informatics.tsukuba.ac.jp/?lang=en

August Selection Process (General Selection Process)

Date Thursday, August 25
or Friday, August 26
Subject Application Review
(100 points)
English
(100 points)
Oral Examination
(300 points)
Language used in the oral examination Japanese
Content of the examination Application form, Academic Transcript and Research Plan will be evaluated. Converted from the following scores:
TOEIC Listening & Reading, TOEFL iBT, TOEFL iBT Home Edition, TOEFL iBT Paper Edition, IELTS Academic
It takes approximately 30 minutes per person. You will be expected to give a presentation about your research plan (approximately 7 minutes). After the presentation, you will be questioned about the content of the presentation and basic knowledge in related fields.
  1. The time and place of the oral examinations are open to public with Information and Regulations for the Oral Examination on Wednesday, August 5, 2022
    at: https://informatics.tsukuba.ac.jp/?lang=en

August Selection Process (Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)

Date Thursday, August 25 or Friday, August 26
Subject Application Review
(100 points)
Oral Examination
(300 points)
Language used in the oral examination Japanese
Content of the examination Application form, Academic Transcript and Research Plan will be evaluated. It takes approximately 30 minutes per person. You will be expected to give a presentation about your research plan (approximately 7 minutes). After the presentation, you will be questioned about the content of the presentation and basic knowledge in related fields.
  1. You must obtain the informal consent of faculty member who will be your academic advisor after admission. Please refer https://informatics.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/academic-staff-en/
  2. The time and place of the oral examinations are open to public with Information and Regulations for the Oral Examination on Friday, August 5, 2022
    at: https://informatics.tsukuba.ac.jp/?lang=en

January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process)

Date Thursday, January 26
or Friday, January 27
Subject Application Review
(100 points)
English
(100 points)
Oral Examination
(300 points)
Language used in the oral examination Japanese
Content of the examination Application form, Academic Transcript and Research Plan will be evaluated. Converted from the following scores:
TOEIC Listening & Reading, TOEFL iBT, TOEFL iBT Home Edition, TOEFL iBT Paper Edition, IELTS Academic
It takes approximately 30 minutes per person. You will be expected to give a presentation about your research plan (approximately 7 minutes). After the presentation, you will be questioned about the content of the presentation and basic knowledge in related fields.
  1. The time and place of the oral examinations are open to public with Information and Regulations for the Oral Examination on Tuesday, January 10, 2023
    at: https://informatics.tsukuba.ac.jp/?lang=en

January to February Selection Process (Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)

Date Thursday, January 26 or Friday, January 27
Subject Application Review
(100 points)
Oral Examination
(300 points)
Language used in the oral examination Japanese
Content of the examination Application form, Academic Transcript and Research Plan will be evaluated. It takes approximately 30 minutes per person. You will be expected to give a presentation about your research plan (approximately 7 minutes). After the presentation, you will be questioned about the content of the presentation and basic knowledge in related fields.
  1. You must obtain the informal consent of faculty member who will be your academic advisor after admission. Please refer https://informatics.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/academic-staff-en/
  2. The time and place of the oral examinations are open to public with Information and Regulations for the Oral Examination on Tuesday, January 10, 2023
    at: https://informatics.tsukuba.ac.jp/?lang=en

January to February Selection Process (Special Selection Process of Global Individuals in English)

Date Thursday, January 26
or Friday, January 27
Subject Application Review
(100 points)
English
(100 points)
Oral Examination
(300 points)
Language used in the oral examination English
Content of the examination Application form, Academic Transcript, Letter of Recommendation and Research Plan will be evaluated. Converted from the following scores:
TOEIC Listening & Reading, TOEFL iBT, TOEFL iBT Home Edition, TOEFL iBT Paper Edition, IELTS Academic
It takes approximately 30 minutes per person. You will be expected to give a presentation about your research plan (approximately 7 minutes). After the presentation, you will be questioned about the content of the presentation and basic knowledge in related fields.
The oral examination will be conducted using a video conference tool.
  1. You must obtain the informal consent of faculty member who will be your academic advisor after admission. Please refer https://informatics.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/academic-staff-en/
  2. The time and place of the oral examinations are open to public with Information and Regulations for the Oral Examination on Tuesday, January 10, 2023
    at: https://informatics.tsukuba.ac.jp/?lang=en

English Examination

We will evaluate your English proficiency based on your score of TOEIC Listening & Reading Official Score Certificate, Official Score Reports or Test Taker Score Report of TOEFL iBT, TOEFL iBT Home Edition and TOEFL iBT Paper Edition, Test Report Form of IELTS Academic. The TOEIC test must be taken within 2 years from the time of application.

Conversion rule of English scores

English scores are converted using linear interpolation between the full score (100) and the lowest score (0).

TOEIC Listening & Reading TOEFL iBT
TOEFL iBT Home Edition
TOEFL iBT Paper Edition
IELTS Academic
Full score
100 points
830 89 6.5
Lowest point
0 points
330 33 3.5

Exempt:
Applicants who meet either of the following requirements will be exempt from the English examination and will receive a score of 100 points in English.
(A) Applicants who have received or will receive a degree from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education
(B) Applicants who have received or will receive a degree from a university where English is the language of instruction
If you fulfill this requirement, you must submit an official document from your university that certifies that English is the language of instruction at your institution.