Degree Program in Comprehensive Human Sciences

Doctoral Programs (Informatics)

Informatics
  • July Selection Process (Special Selection Process for Recommended Applicants)
    Note: The Web Entry System for July Selection Process is available only in Japanese.
  • August Selection Process (General Selection Process/ Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)
  • January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process/ Special Selection Process for Working Individuals/ Special Selection Process of Global Individuals in English)

All applicants need to contact and obtain confirmation as your prospective academic advisor.

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

We have generally stipulated that the University of Tsukuba Graduate School entrance examinations for the academic year 2022 are to be taken on-campus. However, depending on how the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, there may be changes to the entrance examination schedule or a switch to online examinations, etc.

※Any decisions regarding a switch to online examinations, etc. will be announced on this website around one month prior to the examination date, so please make sure that you check the Information page of the Graduate Admissions site.

※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, Etc., Necessary if there is a Change to Online Entrance Examinations

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.

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 by the end of March 2022 (for Special Selection Process of Global Individuals in English, September 2022)
  • Individuals who have earned or expect to earn a specialized degree by the end of March 2022 (for Special Selection Process of Global Individuals in English, September 2022)
  • Others
  • <Click here for details of the Eligibility Screening>

 
(B) Eligibility Screening is required:
  • Individuals who have graduated from a junior college or a high school
  • Individuals who have graduated from a vocational school or a comparable school
  • Individuals who have graduated from a four-year university
  • Others
    <Click here for details of the Eligibility Screening>
 
 
 
Assessment of Eligibility for Application

Individuals who are expected to undergo the Eligibility Screening should contact the Academic Service Office for the Library, Information and Media Science Area in advance.
Submit the documents for the assessment by e-mail or traceable 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 in their past applications need to reapply for the Eligibility Screening again.)

    【Due Dates】

  • August Selection Process: June 29, 2021(Tue)
  • January to February Selection Process: November 29, 2021(Mon)

a designated application form

 
Applicants who Need Assistance

If you need 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】

  • July Selection Process: May 26, 2021(Wed)
  • August Selection Process: June 29, 2021(Tue)
  • January to February Selection Process: November 29, 2021(Mon)

Click here for examples of consideration.

Web Entry

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

    【Application Period】

  • July Selection Process: 12:00 p.m., May 28(Fri) – 5:00 p.m., June 4(Fri), 2021 (JST)
  • August Selection Process: 12:00 p.m., July 1(Thu)– 5:00 p.m., July 16(Fri), 2021 (JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: 12:00 p.m., December 1(Wed) – 5:00 p.m., December 17(Fri), 2021 (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

Click the “Login” button to begin. When you visit the Login page again, you will need to reenter your e-mail address and password.

My Page

On “My Page,” 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. If those items are left empty or are entered incorrectly, an error message will be displayed, and you will not be able to proceed to the next section.
The data you input 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.
For “1 Applicant’s Information / Program of Your Choice”, upload your photo in JPEG format (500KB or smaller).
For “4 Educational Background”, if you have graduated from a foreign university, please 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.

Click here for details of the Application form

Payment

You must pay 30,000 JPY as the examination fee before submitting your application. This is exempted for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) scholarship student. 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. You are required to submit this print-out along with other documents.
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. 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 is exempted for those who are Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarship students and who continue to doctoral program after completing a master’s program of graduate schools of University of Tsukuba in March 2022 or September 2022.)

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 your registered e-mail address.

(*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”, “un.tsukuba.ac.jp”, “slis.tsukuba.ac.jp” domain.)

Download and Print PDF

After submitting your application through the Web Entry system, follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry system and download a PDF file. Print out the PDF file.Please bring the printed Reference Card with you.
(The PDF file can be downloaded only during the application period.)

    【Application Period】

  • July Selection Process: 12:00 p.m., May 28(Fri) – 5:00 p.m., June 4(Fri), 2021 (JST)
  • August Selection Process: 12:00 p.m., July 1(Thu)– 5:00 p.m., July 16(Fri), 2021 (JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: 12:00 p.m., December 1(Wed) – 5:00 p.m., December 17(Fri), 2021 (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】

  • July Selection Process: 5:00 p.m., June 4(Fri), 2021 (JST)
  • August Selection Process: 5:00 p.m., July 16(Fri), 2021 (JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: 5:00 p.m., December 17(Fri), 2021 (JST)

Click here for details of the submission of Documents.

Release Dates of Information and Regulations for the Oral Examination

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

  • July Selection Process: 2:00 p.m., June 14(Mon), 2021 (JST)
  • August Selection Process: 2:00 p.m., July 28(Wed), 2021 (JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: 2:00 p.m., January 11(Tue), 2022 (JST)
Examination Dates
  • July Selection Process: July 1(Thu)or 2(Fri), 2021 (To be conducted online)
  • August Selection Process: August 19(Thu) or 20(Fri), 2021 (To be conducted online)
  • January to February Selection Process: February 1(Tue) or 2(Wed), 2022 (To be conducted online)
Announcement of Admission Results
  • July Selection Process: 10:00 a.m., July 12(Mon), 2021 (JST)
  • August Selection Process: 10:00 a.m., September 8(Wed), 2021 (JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: 10:00 a.m., February 16(Wed), 2022 (JST)

A list of examinee number of successful applicants will be posted by the examinee number on 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.

Shipment of Documents for Enrollment
  • February 16(Wed), 2022
Procedure for Enrollment
  • By March 4(Fri), 2022
【Entry to the Graduate School】
  • April 1, 2022 (All students with the exemption of those who are accepted through the Special Selection Process of Global Individuals in English)
  • October 1, 2022 (Students who are accepted through the Special Selection Process of Global Individuals in English)