Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences

Master’s Programs (Art and Sport, Interdisciplinary Sciences)

3. Web Entry and Documents to be Submitted

With our Web Entry system, you can submit the application online. Read this section carefully before applying online.
As for documents needed for application, you must submit the original documents to us by registered mail.

Information You Need for Web Entry

Information Required for Remarks
1. Applicant’s Information / Program of Your Choice All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry system.
You are requested to upload a photograph for your Reference Card in JPEG format. The photograph must be taken within the last three months and must not include hats or other head adornments.
2. Field of Research All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry system.
3. Eligibility All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry system.
Research Plan All applicants Summarize your research plans in English in approximately 800 words.
(You may use the prescribed form downloadable from the Web Entry system only if it is essential for you to use mathematical formulae, Greek letters, or special symbols, which cannot be entered into the system. Fill it out and submit it together with the other required documents by mail. The format of the form must not be changed. Do not write outside the box.)
4. Educational Background All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry system.
Research Activities All applicants who have research history
Employment Records All applicants who have employment history
Examination Fees All applicants
except foreign government- sponsored students etc.,
(*Refer to “4.Examination Fee.”)
Follow the instructions given on the last page of the Web Entry system and pay your fees.
The following payment methods are available.
Credit Card (for all applicants):
Pay your fees online. After the payment, enter the receipt number into the box on the Web Entry system.
Convenience Store (for domestic applicants only):
Pay your fees at a convenience store in Japan. After the payment, enter the name of the convenience store, the date of payment, and the number given by the store into the box on the Web Entry system.

Documents Needed for Application
(The original copies need to be submitted to us by mail.)

Documents Who must submit Instructions
(Expected) Graduation Certificate* All applicants Submit a graduation certificate (or an attested document certifying that you will graduate) issued by a university or another educational institution that meets the application requirements for the Master’s Programs of this Graduate School.

Note: Even if you have already earned a master’s or a doctoral degree, you need to submit a graduation certificate issued by the university from which you have earned a bachelor’s degree.

Degree Certificate* Those who graduated from a university or another educational institution outside Japan If you graduated from a university or another educational institution outside Japan, submit a graduation certificate for your bachelor’s degree. All documents must be in English or in Japanese.

Note: Even if you have already earned a master’s or doctoral degree, you need to submit a degree certificate issued by a university from which you have earned a bachelor’s degree.

Upload the JPEG file of your degree certificate to the Web Entry system.

Academic Transcript* All applicants Submit an academic transcript (the official transcript of your programs history) issued by a university or another educational institution that meets the application requirements for the Master’s Programs of this Graduate School. If any credits were transferred from another school, submit an academic transcript from that school.
If you have completed or will complete a graduate school, submit an academic transcript (the official transcript of programs record) issued by the graduate school, too. (All documents must be in English or in Japanese.)
Research Plan Only applicants whose “Research Plan” includes mathematical formulae, Greek letters, or special symbols that cannot be entered in the Web Entry system Summarize plans in English in approximately 800 words.
If applicable, check the box in the Web Entry system to download the form from the last page. Fill out the research plan on one page and submit it to us by mail.
(The format of the form must not be changed. Do not write outside the box.)
Personal Records Applicants for Master’s Program in Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences Fill in the required items on this sheet and submit it to us by mail.
Please get the form here.
Performance Report [Special Selection Process for Working Individuals]
Applicants for Master’s Program in Art
Fill in the required items on this sheet and submit it to us by mail.
Please get the form here.
Supporting materials Applicants for Master’s Program in Art Please submit according to the table below.
If Supporting materials are not submitted at the stipulated time, your application will not be considered for selection irrespective of the reason.
Field of Research Supporting materials Date, time and method of submission
Art History ・Graduation thesis (or equivalent) Attach the “Thesis / Work Attachment sheet” and submit it during the application period.
Art Environment Support ・Graduation thesis (or equivalent paper, report, portfolio)
Western-style Painting ・Two paintings (F50 or more, F200 or less, with a temporary frame)
・Portfolio of your own paintings and sketches. (No format is stipulated. Applicants for ‘Special Selection Process for Working Individuals’ must include a completed performance report.)
On Wednesday, October 13, the day before the Practical Skill examination, between 1:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., please attach the “Thesis/Work Attachment sheet” and “Portfolio Attachment sheet” and bring them to the delivery place with you.
Information about the delivery place for supporting materials will be sent to your registered email address on 28 September. Be sure to check your email address.
(You must pick up your works at the end of the examination. We are not responsible for the storage of any work you don’t pick up.)
*Applicants for Special Selection Process for Working Individuals who are unable to bring in their works the day before due to work or other reasons, may bring them on the day of the examination. However, if the work is too large to bring on the day of the examination, or it will take time to assemble and set up, a video work must be brought in the day before the examination, not on the day of the examination.
Printmaking ・3 prints (with frames)
・Portfolio of your own prints and sketches. (No format is stipulated. Applicants for ‘Special Selection Process for Working Individuals’ must include a completed performance report.)
Japanese-style Painting ・2 pieces of Japanese-style painting (over size 50, with a temporary frame)
・Portfolio of your own paintings and sketches. (No format is stipulated. Applicants for ‘Special Selection Process for Working Individuals’ must include a completed performance report.)
Sculpture ・One life-size work
・Portfolio (No format is stipulated. Applicants for ‘Special Selection Process for Working Individuals’ must include a completed performance report.)
Sho-Calligraphy ・Calligraphy (one piece each of Kanji, Kana and Kanji-Kana. only if covered)
・Portfolio (No format is stipulated. Applicants for ‘Special Selection Process for Working Individuals’ must include a completed performance report.)
Art and Design Science ・A total of three works and/or theses (or equivalent). (Each work should have a commentary of about 400 words. In the case of a video works, the duration should not exceed 10 minutes and a playback device must also be submitted.)
・Portfolio (No format is stipulated. Applicants for ‘Special Selection Process for Working Individuals’ must include a completed performance report.)
Plastic Art and Mixed Media ・A total of three works and/or theses (or equivalent). (Each work should have a commentary of about 400 words. In the case of a video works, the duration should not exceed 10 minutes and a playback device must also be submitted.)
・Portfolio (No format is stipulated. Applicants for ‘Special Selection Process for Working Individuals’ must include a completed performance report.)
Crafts ・A total of three works and/or theses (or equivalent). (Each work should have a written commentary of about 400 words. A series of pieces qualify as one work).
・Portfolio (No format is stipulated. Applicants for ‘Special Selection Process for Working Individuals’ must include a completed performance report.)
Visual Communication Design ・A total of three works and/or theses (or equivalent). (No format is stipulated. A series of pieces qualify as one work. )
・Portfolio (No format is stipulated. Applicants for ‘Special Selection Process for Working Individuals’ must include a completed performance report.)
Environmental Design ・A total of three theses (or equivalent) and/or works. (drawings, models, or actual objects are acceptable.) If the thesis is in a foreign language, a Japanese abstract must also be submitted.
・Applicants for ‘Special Selection Process for Working Individuals’ must also submit a portfolio corresponding to a completed performance report.
Thesis / Works Attachment sheet
Portfolio Attachment sheet
Applicants for Master’s Program in Art Fill in the required items on this sheet and submit it as a label to the theses (or equivalent), works, and/or portfolios.
Please get the form here.
English Proficiency Test Score Sheet ** [General Selection Process]
Applicants for Master’s Program in Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences
Affix the originals of the TOEIC Listening & Reading Test Official Score Certificate or the TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail, for examinations taken in the last 2 years, to this department’s stipulated form (a PDF file for affixing can be downloaded after sending the application information), and submit it.

If you are unable to submit the original on the application, you must submit the original on the exam day.

Applicants for Master’s Program in Sport and Olympic Studies

(excluding the following)

  1. Applicants whose first language is English
  2. Applicants who have completed (or expected) undergraduate or graduate course where the language of instruction is English

Note: Distance education programs are excluded from above

Applicants must submit original or certified copy of the one of the official documents from 1-3 below to University of Tsukuba by registered mail or courier service.
Certificates 1-3 must be taken in or after January2020, and we do not accept any scores taken in or before December 2019.

  1. TOEIC Listening & Reading Test Official Score Certificate
  2. TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report
  3. Test Report Form of IELTS (Academic Module)

Documents below are not acceptable

  • Uncertified photocopy of the certificate
  • TOEIC Institutional Program (IP) Score Report
  • TOEFL Institutional Test Score Record

Note: Please do not send official scores directly from ETS (English Testing Service), IELTS testing center or any other English center.

[General Selection Process]
Applicants for Master’s Program in Art
Affix the original English Proficiency Test Score Sheet for any one of the following examinations taken during or after October 2019, to this department’s stipulated form (a PDF file for affixing can be downloaded after sending the application information), and submit it.
If you are unable to submit the original on the application, you must submit the original by the exam day.

  • TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail
  • TOEIC Listening & Reading Test Official Score Certificate
  • Test Report Form of IELTS (Academic Module)
Applicants for Master’s Program in Design, whose native language is not English Affix the original English Proficiency Test Score Sheet for any one of the following examinations taken during or after February 2020, to this department’s stipulated form (a PDF file for affixing can be downloaded after sending the application information), and submit it.
If you are unable to submit the original on the application, you must submit the original by the exam day.

  • Certificate of Cambridge Assessment English
  • Proof of EIKEN Certification or EIKEN CSE Score Certificate
  • GTEC Official Score Certificate
  • Test Report Form of IELTS (Academic Module)
  • Official Score Report for TEAP
  • TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail
  • TOEIC Listening & Reading Test Official Score Certificate
  • Etc.
Certificate of English program completion Applicants for Master’s Program in Sport and Olympic Studies
(Applicants who meet the following conditions)
Applicants who have completed (or expected) undergraduate or graduate course (excluding distance education programs) where the language of instruction is English. In case the official language of the country in which the applicant attended the school is not English, it is required to submit an official document from the school to certify that the language of instruction was English (in any format, A4 size).
Motivation Letter Applicants for Master’s Program in Heritage Studies Fill in the required items on this sheet and submit it to us by mail.
Please get the form here.
Copy of “Application Completed” Page of Examination Fee Payment by Credit Card Applicants who made a credit card payment
(*Refer to “4.Examination Fee.”)
After the payment, print out the “Application Completed” page, and submit it to us by mail.
Receipt Portion (Certificate of Payment) of Examination Fee Statement Applicants who made a convenience store payment
(*Refer to “4.Examination Fee.”)
After the payment, detach the Receipt Portion (Certificate of Payment) from the Examination Fee Statement given at the convenience store and submit it to us by mail.
The Receipt Portion must be attached to the form created online and printed out after completing the Web Entry procedure.
Letter of Approval for Entrance Exam (Form of Your Selection) If applicable The letter must be submitted by mail.

  1. Individuals who currently attend a university or graduate school (except those who are expected to graduate by [April entry] March 2022/ [October entry] September 2022) need to submit a letter of approval allowing them to take the entrance examination, issued by the head of their university or graduate school (or the head of their department). Any format is acceptable.
  2. Individuals who currently work for a government agency, school, or company (except for part-time workers) need to submit a letter of approval allowing them to take the entrance examination, issued by their superior. Any format is acceptable.
Certificate of Government-Sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship) Foreign Student If applicable The certificate must be submitted by mail.
If you are enrolled in another university at the time of application, submit the certificate of the government-sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship) foreign student issued by the university.

*In case your current name is different from that on the documents you submit (e.g., because of marriage), submit with the proof (e.g., copy of your marriage license).

**If you would like to use the TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) for the English Proficiency Test Score Sheet, please check the following.
TOEFL iBT test and TOEFL iBT Home Edition for Graduate School Entrance Examination for Academic Year 2022 of University of Tsukuba

PDF to Be Created After Completing Web Entry

Documents Created for Remarks
Reference Card All applicants The Web Entry system instructs you to supply a photograph for your Reference Card in JPEG format. The photograph must be taken within the last three months and must not include hats or other head adornments.
Print out the Reference Card with your photograph and bring a copy of the card to the venue with you on the examination day.
Address Sheet All applicants

Attach the address sheet to your envelope when you submit the required documents to us by mail.

    【Submission Periods】

  • August Selection Process: July 16, 2021 (by 5 p.m. JST)
  • October Selection Process: September 17, 2021 (by 5 p.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: December 17, 2021 (by 5 p.m. JST)
Form for Submission of the Certificate of Payment of Application Fee Applicants who made a convenience store payment Attach the Receipt Portion (Certificate of Payment) of the Examination Fee Statement to the form and submit it to us by mail.
Research Plan Only applicants whose “Research Plan” includes mathematical formulae, Greek letters, or special symbols that cannot be entered in the Web Entry system Fill out the research plan within one page and submit it to us by mail.
(The format of the form must not be changed. Do not write outside the box.)
Form for Submission of English Proficiency Test Scores [General Selection Process]
Applicants for Master’s Program in Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences
Affix the originals of the TOEIC Listening & Reading Test Official Score Certificate or the TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail, for examinations taken in the last 2 years, to this department’s stipulated form (a PDF file for affixing can be downloaded after sending the application information), and submit it.

If you are unable to submit the original on the application, you must submit the original on the exam day.

[General Selection Process]
Applicants for Master’s Program in Art
Affix the original English Proficiency Test Score Sheet for any one of the following examinations taken during or after October 2019, to this department’s stipulated form (a PDF file for affixing can be downloaded after sending the application information) and submit it.

If you are unable to submit the original on the application, you must submit the original by the exam day.

  • TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail
  • TOEIC Listening & Reading Test Official Score Certificate
  • Test Report Form of IELTS (Academic Module)
Applicants for Master’s Program in Design, whose native language is not English Affix the original English Proficiency Test Score Sheet for any one of the following examinations taken during or after February 2020, to this department’s stipulated form (a PDF file for affixing can be downloaded after sending the application information), and submit it.
If you are unable to submit the original on the application, you must submit the original by the exam day.

  • Certificate of Cambridge Assessment English
  • Proof of EIKEN Certification or EIKEN CSE Score Certificate
  • GTEC Official Score Certificate
  • Test Report Form of IELTS (Academic Module)
  • Official Score Report for TEAP
  • TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail
  • TOEIC Listening & Reading Test Official Score Certificate
  • Etc.

Results from the entrance examination, as well as personal information obtained by the University of Tsukuba from the application documents, will be used not only for affairs concerning admission and screening, but also research and study aimed at improvement of the admission procedure and the university education. We will carefully take care of the data not to be disclosed as a specific person. Also, we will use the data to screen students for scholarships from the Japan Student Services Organization, which are offered to individuals who have completed the enrollment procedures.