Degree Program in Comprehensive Human Sciences

Doctoral Programs (Informatics)

Informatics
  • February (General Admission/ Special Selection of Working Individuals)

Application Process Overview Chart

Check your qualifications!

 
(A) No Eligibility Screening is required:
  • Individuals who have earned or expect to earn a master’s degree until end of March 2020
  • Individuals who have earned or expect to earn a specialized degree until end of March 2020
  • Individuals who have earned or expect to earn a degree equivalent to a master’s degree or a specialized degree in a country other than Japan until end of March 2020
  • Others
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, ask by an e-mail.)
 
(B) Eligibility Screening is required:
  • Individuals who have graduated from a junior college or a high 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 four-year university as latest academic background
  • Others
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, ask by an email.)
 
 
 
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 Studies Area in advance.
Get necessary documents and 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 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, submit a designated application form, a medical certificate, and a copy of their disability certificate to the Division of Educational Promotion, Department of Educational Promotion by the following dates:

    【Due Dates】

  • February: November 29, 2019
Web Entry

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

    【Application Period】

  • February: 12:00 p.m., December 2 – 5:00 p.m., December 20, 2019 (JST)
Sign Up
You 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. When you visit our 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

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.

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 fee 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 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.

(*The examination fee are exempted for those who are the Government-Sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho scholarship) foreign students and who continue to doctoral program after completing a master’s program of graduate schools of University of Tsukuba in March 2020.)

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 so that you can receive an e-mail from the “entry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp” domain.)

Create PDF

After you submit your application through Web Entry System, 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: 12:00 p.m., December 2 – 5:00 p.m., December 20, 2019 (JST)

Web Entry

Submission of Documents

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

    【Due Dates】

  • February: 5:00 p.m., December 20, 2019 (JST)
Information and Regulations for the Oral Examination

We will post the “Information and Regulations for the Oral Examination” on our website. Check the documents before the examination.

    【Estimated Release Dates】

  • February: 10:00 a.m., January 14, 2020 (JST)
Examination Dates

  • February: January 30, 31, 2020
Announcement of Admission Results

  • February: 10:00 a.m., February 17, 2020

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.

Documents for Enrollment
  • Documents for enrollment will be sent out from the admission office on:
    February 17, 2020
Procedure for Enrollment
  • By March 3, 2020
Entrance
  • April 1, 2020