Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences

Doctoral Programs / Three-year Doctoral Programs
(Art and Sport, Interdisciplinary Sciences)

6. Screening Criteria

We will determine the students to be admitted by evaluating the submitted documents and their academic skills as a whole.

Examination Schedule and the Subjects

Refer to the schedule below:

Doctoral Program in NeuroscienceDoctoral

February Friday, January 31
Subject Oral Examination
(100 points)
Time 10:00-17:00
Neuroscience You will be asked to make a presentation about your master’s thesis, or the contents of research recognized as equivalent to a master’s thesis, and your research plans after entrance, and will be examined orally about each research field.
  1. Contact the faculty member of your desired research area in advance of the application.
  2. Information about your oral examination will be sent to your registered email address on January 14 (Tuesday). Be sure to check your email.
  3. Web page relating to this doctoral program:
    https://www.kansei.tsukuba.ac.jp/~neurosp/

Doctoral Program in Physical Education, Health and Sport SciencesDoctoral

February Friday, January 31
Subject Foreign Language
(100 points)
Master’s or other thesis
(100 points)
Oral Examination
(100 points)
Time 10:00-17:00
Physical Education,
Health and Sport Sciences
English
Submit the TOEIC Official Score Certificate or TOEFL Examinee Score Record on the examination date.
In addition to the Research Outline submitted at the time of application, submit the thesis on the examination date, and make an oral presentation about the thesis. There will be a question-and-answer session on this basis, and evaluation as a thesis. Individual Interview
You will make an oral presentation about your research plans. There will also be a question-and-answer session on this basis.
  1. In the case of foreign language, affix the original of the TOEIC Official Score Certificate or TOEFL Examinee Score Record to this department’s stipulated form, and submit it at the time stipulated by the Physical Education Doctoral Program for the examination date. If it is not submitted at the time stipulated for the examination date, then, irrespective of the reasons, you will be taken to have been absent for the foreign language, and will be excluded from the candidates for selection.
  2. It is not acceptable to submit photocopies of the TOEIC Official Score Certificate or TOEFL Examinee Score Record, or to submit the TOEIC SW Test Official Score Certificate, TOEIC Bridge Test Official Score Certificate, TOEIC Institutional Program (IP) Score Report, or TOEFL Institutional Test Score Record.
  3. The TOEIC Official Score Certificate and TOEFL Examinee Score Record are valid in the case of examinations taken during or after January 2018. The submitted originals will not be returned.
  4. The TOEIC or TOEFL scores will be evaluated on the basis of the below specifications. Scores above the specifications will be taken to be passes. Scores below the specifications will be converted.
  5. TOEIC TOEFL-iBT TOEFL(PBT)
    879
    100
    600
  6. For the master’s or other thesis, bring two copies of a thesis relating to the study contents stated in the Research Outline (e.g. your master’s thesis; a temporarily bound thesis is acceptable), and submit it at the time on the examination date stipulated by the Physical Education Doctoral Program. If a thesis is not submitted by the examination date at the time stipulated by the Physical Education Doctoral Program, 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. The Master’s or other thesis examination will include a presentation about your thesis, so persons who are to take the examination should prepare four copies of presentation materials (hand-outs, for which the format is not specified), in Japanese, and bring them to the thesis presentation.
  7. The oral examination will include a presentation about your research plans, so persons who are to take the examination should prepare four copies of presentation materials (hand-outs, for which the format is not specified), in Japanese, and bring them to the oral examination.
  8. In the thesis presentation and the oral examination you can use either the presentation materials alone, or also a PC projector. If a PC projector is to be used, this and other required equipment will be prepared in the examination room, but the examinee should prepare his/her own computer. If you have any questions about thesis presentation and the oral examination, such as the equipment, ask the below contact point about them before the examination.
  9. The applicant should contact a supervisor in his/her preferred research field before the examination. The email addresses, etc., of faculty members are shown on the web page for this doctoral program.
  10. Information about the thesis presentation and the oral examination will be sent to your registered email address on 14 January (Tuesday). Be sure to check your email.
  11. Refer to the following web page for information about this doctoral program:
    Doctoral Program in Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences
    http://pehss.taiiku.tsukuba.ac.jp/index.html
  12. Contact for information on the examination
    Chair of Doctoral Program in Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences
    FUJII Norihisa (E-mail fujii.norihisa.ff@u.tsukuba.ac.jp)
    SAWAE Yukinori (E-mail sawae.yukinori.ka@u.tsukuba.ac.jp
    If you ask questions by email, title the message “Question about the examination (XX [applicant’s name])”.

Doctoral Program in ArtDoctoral

February Thursday, January 30
Subject Oral Examination
(200 points)
Time 10:00-18:00
Art You will make a presentation about the contents of your research, and your research plans after admission, and there will be a question-and answer session about your specialized field.
  1. The presentation as part of the oral examination is made using a PC projector, and/or printed hand-outs. In either case, prepare 30 copies of a printed summary of the presentation contents, in Japanese, on A4 paper, and bring them to the oral examination with you.
    Persons who intend to make the presentation using a PC projector should bring the relevant data with them on a USB memory stick. The projector and computer will be prepared for you.
  2. Information about the oral examination will be sent to your registered email address on 14 January (Tuesday). Be sure to check your email address.
  3. Contact the faculty member of your desired research area in advance of the application.
  4. For details about this doctoral program, refer to the following web page:
    https://www.geijutsu.tsukuba.ac.jp/dpart/
  5. Contact for information on the examination
    Chair of Doctoral Program in Art and Design
    OSADA Toshihiro (E-mail osada@geijutsu.tsukuba.ac.jp)
    HASHIMOTO Tsuyoshi (E-mail go@geijutsu.tsukuba.ac.jp)
    If you ask questions by email, title the message “Question about the examination (XX [applicant’s name])”.

Doctoral Program in DesignDoctoral

February Friday, January 31
Subject Oral Examination
(100 points)
Time 10:00-17:00
Design You will be expected to give a presentation about the contents of the research for your master’s thesis, or the research recognized as equivalent to a master’s thesis, and your research plans in Doctoral Program, and then an oral examination.
  1. Contact the faculty member of your desired research area in advance of the application.
    (Persons submitting applications by the Cooperative Graduate School System should contact us together with a supervisor in a filed related to this program.)
  2. Information about the oral examination will be sent to your registered email address on 14 January (Tuesday). Be sure to check your email address.
  3. For details about this doctoral program, refer to the following web page:
    https://www.geijutsu.tsukuba.ac.jp/ddes/

Doctoral Program in Heritage StudiesDoctoral

February Thursday, January 30
Subject Oral Examination
(300 points)
Time 10:00-18:00
Heritage Studies Individual Interview
You will give a presentation lasting about 20 minutes, about the contents of research for your master’s thesis or research recognized as equivalent to a master’s thesis, and about your hopes for research after admission. On the basis of this presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session about each of your specialized fields.
  1. The total score will be out of 400, including 100 points for the submitted thesis (e.g. master’s thesis).
  2. Information about the oral examination will be sent to your registered email address on 14 January (Tuesday). Be sure to check your email address.
  3. For details about this doctoral program, refer to the following web page:
    http://www.heritage.tsukuba.ac.jp/
  4. Contact the faculty member of your desired research area in advance of the application.
  5. Contact for information on the examination
    Office (Heritage Studies) Tel +81.29.853.7099
    E-mail office@heritage.tsukuba.ac.jp
    If you ask questions by email, title the message “Question about the examination (XX [applicant’s name])”.

Doctoral Program in Human Care Science3yr Doctoral

February Monday, February 3
Subject Written(100 points) Oral Examination
(100 points)
Time 10:00-11:00 11:10-12:10 13:30-17:00
Human Care Science English
(Japanese examinees can use an English to Japanese dictionary, and overseas examinees can use dictionaries from their native language to Japanese or English. However, electronic devices with dictionary functions, etc., must not be used.)
Specialized Subject Individual Interview
There will be an oral examination lasting 15 to 20 minutes, about your research plans, master’s thesis, etc.
  1. Contact the faculty member of your desired research area in advance of the application.
  2. If you have not been in contact with your preferred supervisor, contact Professor Tamaki Saito (tamaki@md.tsukuba.ac.jp).

Doctoral Program in Public Health3yr Doctoral

February Monday, February 3
Subject Written(100 points) Oral Examination
(100 points)
Time 10:00-11:00 11:10-12:10 13:30-17:00
Public Health English
(Japanese examinees can use an English to Japanese dictionary, and overseas examinees can use dictionaries from their native language to Japanese or English. However, electronic devices with dictionary functions, etc., must not be used.)
Specialized Subject Individual Interview
There will be an oral examination lasting 15 to 20 minutes, about your research plans, master’s thesis, etc.
  1. Contact the faculty member of your desired research area in advance of the application.
    Persons submitting applications by the Cooperative Graduate School System should contact us together with Professor Fumi Takeda
    (takeda.fumi.fe@u.tsukuba.ac.jp).
    For the address, etc., for your preferred supervisor, refer to the Human Care Science Dept. homepage.
  2. If you have not been in contact with your preferred supervisor, contact Professor Fumi Takeda (takeda.fumi.fe@u.tsukuba.ac.jp).

Doctoral Program in Sports Medicine3yr Doctoral

February Monday, February 3
Subject Foreign Language (200 points) Oral Examination
(400 points)
Time 10:00-11:30 13:00-17:00
Sports Medicine English Individual Interview
The oral examination will be about items relating to your preferred research field, and your own research plans.
  1. Contact the faculty member of your desired research area in advance of the application.
    (If you would like a supervisor at a Cooperative Graduate School System, contact Professor Seiji Maeda beforehand.)
  2. Prepare your Research Plan from the following perspective:
    Enter the background, objectives, subjects and methods precisely for the research topic, and summarize the results you expect, and your future aims.
  3. Information about the oral examination will be sent to your registered email address on 14 January (Tuesday). Be sure to check your email address.
  4. Contact for information on the examination
    Admissions Committee of Doctoral Program in Sports Medicine
    (E-mail : nyushi.sp-med.dc@ml.taiiku.tsukuba.ac.jp)
    If you ask questions by email, title the message “Question about the examination (XX [applicant’s name])”.

Doctoral Program in Coaching Science3yr Doctoral

February Thursday, January 30
Subject Foreign Language (100 points) Oral Examination
(200 points)
Time 10:00-11:00 10:00-17:00
Coaching Science English
You can use a dictionary, but not an electronic device with dictionary functions, etc.
Individual Interview
You will give a presentation about your Research Outline and research plans after admission, followed by a question-and-answer session.
  1. The total score will be 500, including 100 points for the Research Outline and Research Plan submitted, and 100 points for the Personal Records.
  2. Contact the faculty member of your desired research area in advance of the application.
  3. In the oral examination, the presentation can be made using a PC projector. If you intend to use a PC projector, the PC projector and any other required equipment will be prepared for you in the examination room, but examinees should prepare their own computers. If you have any questions about equipment, etc., ask the below contact point about these beforehand.
  4. Information about the oral examination will be sent to your registered email address on 14 January (Tuesday). Be sure to check your email address.
  5. For details about this doctoral program, refer to the following web page:
    http://coaching.taiiku.tsukuba.ac.jp/
  6. Contact for information on the examination
    Chair of Doctoral Program in Coaching Science
    AIDA Hiroshi Tel +81.29.853.2635
    E-mail aida.hiroshi.ge@u.tsukuba.ac.jp
    If you ask questions by email, title the message “Question about the examination (XX [applicant’s name])”.