Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences

Doctoral Programs / Three-year Doctoral 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.

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 plans in English in approximately 800 words.
However, care should be taken with the following programs, as the numbers of words permitted are different:
Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences: English in approximately 1,500 words.
Coaching Science: English in approximately 1,200 words.
Art (Special Selection of Working Individuals): English in approximately 1,500 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 or in person. The format of the form must not be changed. Any texts may not be written 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 airmail or in person.)

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 Doctoral Programs of this Graduate School.
Degree Certificate* Those who graduated from a graduate school outside Japan If you graduated from a graduate school outside Japan, submit a graduation certificate for your master’s degree. All documents must be in English or in Japanese.
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 Doctoral Programs of this Graduate School. If any credits were transferred from another school, submit an academic transcript from that school. (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 and submit it to us by airmail or in person.
However, care should be taken with the following programs, as the numbers of words permitted are different:
Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences:English in approximately 1,500 words.
Coaching Science:English in approximately 1,200 words.
Art (Special Selection of Working Individuals):English in approximately 1,500 words.
(The format of the form must not be changed. Any texts may not be written outside the box.)
Thesis (master’s thesis or equivalent) a: All applicants for Doctoral Programs in Art and Heritage Studies
b: Applicants for Doctoral Programs in Neuroscience, Design, Human Care Science, Public Health, or Sports Medicine who have completed a master’s program or a program equivalent or superior to a master’s program, or have obtained a degree corresponding to a master’s degree
Submit the application with one of the Thesis Title Sheets detailed under (i) to (iv), below, attached. These files can be downloaded after sending the application information.
(i) Master’s thesis (a photocopy is acceptable): If this thesis cannot be submitted at the time of application, an equivalent thesis can be submitted, such as a thesis consisting of the research results by the time of submission together with the expected conclusions.
(ii) Persons who completed their master’s degree, as in (i), the previous year or earlier may replace it with a new thesis if such is available (a photocopy is acceptable).
(iii) Persons who do not have a master’s thesis may submit an equivalent thesis.
(iv) Persons who have been nominated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and are to apply on the basis of application eligibility criterion 8, may submit their graduation thesis (a photocopy is acceptable). Such persons who do not have a graduation thesis may submit an equivalent thesis.
Thesis Title Sheet All persons submitting theses After sending application information, a file can be downloaded with this department’s stipulated form, so use this for the title sheet of the thesis, etc., to be submitted.
Summary of Thesis Persons who submit theses in languages other than Japanese or English. Submit a summary, 4,000 Japanese characters or 1,500 English words in length, entered in this department’s stipulated form. The file can be downloaded after the application information has been sent
Research Outlines a: All applicants for Doctoral Programs in Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences and Coaching Science
b: Applicants for Doctoral Programs in Neuroscience, Design, Human Care Science, Public Health, or Sports Medicine who are expected to complete a master’s program or a program equivalent or superior to a master’s program, or are expected to obtain a degree corresponding to a master’s degree
Enter a summary of your current research, including the expected conclusions, in this department’s stipulated form, and submit it. The file can be downloaded after the application information has been sent
Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences/Neuroscience/Design/Human Care Science/Public Health:Japanese in approximately 4,000 characters or English in approximately 1,500 words. If published papers are available, submit these as offprints or photocopies.
Coaching Science :Japanese in approximately 3,000 characters.
Sports Medicine :Japanese in approximately 4,000 characters (if published papers are available, submit these as offprints or photocopies).
List of publications All applicants for Doctoral Program in Sports Medicine No format is stipulated, but it must be on A4 paper. Enter the name of the doctoral program, and your name and examinee no. at the top
List of results and publications All applicants for Doctoral Programs in Neuroscience and Design No format is stipulated, but it must be on A4 paper. Enter the name of the doctoral program, and your name and examinee no. at the top. You can also attach documents that show your results and publications.
Personal records All applicants for Doctoral Program in Coaching Science Enter your Athletic and Coaching/Teaching history at and since university in this department’s stipulated forms, and then submit them (a PDF file for affixing can be downloaded after sending the application information). Submit these forms together with relevant certificates, and documents verifying the items entered. Submit on A4 sheets if possible
Performance report Special Selection of Working Individuals]
Applicants for Doctoral Program in Art
Enter this information in this department’s stipulated forms, and then submit them (a PDF file for affixing can be downloaded after sending the application information). In addition, submit a portfolio and research paper corresponding to the performance report.
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 airmail or in person.
The Receipt Portion needs to be attached to the form that can be created online and printed out after you complete the Web Entry procedure.
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 airmail or in person.
Letter of approval for entrance examination If applicable The letter must be submitted by airmail or in person.

  1. Individuals who currently attend a university or graduate school (except those who are expected to graduate by March 2020) 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 airmail or in person.
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).

Documents Needed for Application

(The original should be submitted on the exam day.)

Documents Created for Remarks
TOEIC Official Score Certificate or TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail* All applicants for Doctoral Program in Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences Affix the originals of the TOEIC Official Score Certificate or the TOEFL Examinee Score Record, for examinations taken during or after January 2018, to this department’s stipulated form (a PDF file for affixing can be downloaded after sending the application information), and be sure to bring the original with you, and submit it, on the examination date.
If this document is not submitted by the examination date, then, irrespective of the reasons, you will be taken to have been absent for the foreign language course, and you will be excluded from the candidates for selection.
If there are doubts about your TOEIC Official Score Certificate or TOEFL Examinee Score Record, the party that released them will be contacted for confirmation. Be sure to check the details.
Thesis (master’s thesis or equivalent) All applicants for Doctoral Program in Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences Attach a Thesis Topic Form (the file can be downloaded after the application information has been sent) to a thesis that relates to the research contents stated in the Research Outline, and to which one of (i) to (iv), below, applies, bring two copies of this with you on the examination date, and be sure to submit it then:
(i) Master’s thesis (a photocopy is acceptable): If this cannot be submitted at the time of application, submit an equivalent thesis (research results by the time of application, with the expected conclusions added).
(ii) Persons who completed the master’s program the previous year or earlier can submit a new thesis (a photocopy is acceptable) instead of the master’s thesis in (i).
(iii) Persons who do not have a master’s thesis can submit an equivalent thesis.
(iv) Persons who have been nominated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and are to apply on the basis of application eligibility criterion 8, may submit their graduation thesis (a photocopy is acceptable). Persons who do not have a graduation thesis may submit an equivalent thesis.
If your thesis is not submitted by the examination date, then, irrespective of the reasons, your master’s or other thesis will be taken to missing, and you will be excluded from the candidates for selection.
Thesis Title Sheet All applicants for Doctoral Program in Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences The file can be downloaded after the application information has been sent. Therefore, use this department’s stipulated form as the title sheet for the thesis, etc., to be submitted.

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 airmail or in person.

    【Submission Periods】

  • February: December 2, 2019 – December 20, 2019 (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 registered airmail.
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 and submit it to us by airmail or in person.
(The format of the form must not be changed. Any texts may not be written outside the box.)
Thesis Title Sheet Persons who have completed a master’s program or a program equivalent or superior to a master’s program, or have obtained a degree corresponding to a master’s degree Enter the required items, and use as all title sheets for the thesis, etc., submitted (a photocopy is acceptable).
Summary of Thesis Person submitting a thesis that is not in either Japanese or English Fill in the required items on this sheet and submit it to us by airmail or hand.
Research Outlines a: All applicants for Doctoral Programs in Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences and Coaching Science
b: Applicants for Doctoral Programs in Neuroscience, Design, Human Care Science, Public Health, or Sports Medicine who are expected to complete a master’s program or a program equivalent or superior to a master’s program, or are expected to obtain a degree corresponding to a master’s degree
Fill in the required items on this sheet and submit it to us by airmail or hand.
Form for Submission of TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report (with photo attached) or TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail (with photo attached) All applicants for Doctoral Program in Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences Affix originals of the TOEIC Official Score Certificate or the TOEFL Examinee Score Record, for examinations taken during or after January 2018, to the form for affixing, and be sure to bring the original with you, and submit it, on the examination date.
Personal records All applicants for Doctoral Program in Coaching Science Fill in the required items on this sheet and submit it to us by airmail or hand.
Performance report [Special Selection of Working Individuals]
Applicants for Doctoral Program in Art
Fill in the required items on this sheet and submit it to us by airmail or hand.

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.