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

Date Wednesday, August 31
Subject Oral Examination
(100 points)
Time 10:00-17:00 (JST, UTC+09:00)
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.
Date Thursday, February 2
Subject Oral Examination
(100 points)
Time 10:00-17:00 (JST, UTC+09:00)
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 [August Selection Process] August 5 / [January to February Selection Process] January 10. Be sure to check your email.
  3. Web page relating to this doctoral program:
    https://www.neurosci.tsukuba.ac.jp/

Doctoral Program in Physical Education, Health and Sport SciencesDoctoral

Date Tuesday, February 1
Subject Foreign Language
(100 points)
Master’s or other thesis
(100 points)
Oral Examination
(100 points)
Time 10:00-17:00 (JST, UTC+09:00)
Physical Education,
Health and Sport Sciences
English
Submit the TOEIC Official Score Certificate or TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report on the exam day.
In addition to the Research Outline submitted at the time of application, submit the thesis on the examination date, and conduct 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 conduct 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 Listening & Reading Test Official Score Certificate or the TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS via postal mail to this department’s stipulated form, and submit it on the exam day.
  2. It is not acceptable to submit photocopies of the TOEIC Official Score Certificate or the TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report, or to submit the TOEIC SW Test Official Score Certificate, TOEIC Bridge Test Official Score Certificate, TOEIC Institutional Program (IP) Score Report, or TOEFL ITP Score Report.
  3. The TOEIC Official Score Certificate and TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report should be valid in the case of examinations taken within two years before the examination day. 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 Doctoral Program of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences. 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 as incomplete application, and you will be excluded from the candidates for selection.
  7. The oral examination will include a presentation about the Master’s thesis or other thesis and 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. The presentation time is totally 15 min.
  8. In the thesis presentation and the oral examination you can use either the presentation materials alone, or also a PC projector. The presentation time is 15 minutes. 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 and get an approval from the supervisor 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 10 January. 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
    https://d-pehss.taiiku.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/
  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)
    ENOMOTO Yasushi (E-mail enomoto.yasushi.ft@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

Date Thursday, January 26
Subject Oral Examination
(200 points)
Time 10:00-18:00 (JST, UTC+09:00)
Art You will make a presentation about the contents of your research to date, and your research plans after admission, and there will be a question-and answer session about your presentation and specialized field.
  1. The presentation as part of the oral examination is made using a PC projector. Prepare 30 copies of a printed summary of the presentation contents, in Japanese or English, on A4 paper, and bring them to the oral examination with you.
    Bring the relevant data with your presentation 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 10 January. 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/en/
  5. Contact for information on the examination
    Chair of Doctoral Program in Art
    HOTOKEYAMA Terumi (E-mail hotoke@geijutsu.tsukuba.ac.jp)
    TERAKADO Rintaro (E-mail terakado@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

Date Wednesday, August 31
Subject Oral Examination
(100 points)
Time 10:00-18:00 (JST, UTC+09:00)
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.
Online individual interview will be conducted for approximately 30 minutes on Zoom.
Date Wednesday, February 1
Subject Oral Examination
(100 points)
Time 10:00-18:00 (JST, UTC+09:00)
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.
Online individual interview will be conducted for approximately 30 minutes on Zoom.
  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 one of full-time faculty members in relating research area together with a desired supervisor.)
  2. Information about the online oral examination will be sent to your registered email address on [August Selection Process] August 5 (Friday)/ [January to February Selection Process] January 10 (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/dpd/

Doctoral Program in Heritage StudiesDoctoral

Date Wednesday, February 1
Subject Oral Examination
(300 points)
Time 10:00-18:00 (JST, UTC+09:00)
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 10 January (Tuesday). Be sure to check your email address.
  3. For details about this doctoral program, refer to the following web page:
    https://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

Date Wednesday, August 24
Subject Written(100 points) Oral Examination
(100 points)
Time 10:00-11:00
(JST, UTC+09:00)
11:10-12:10
(JST, UTC+09:00)
13:30-17:00
(JST, UTC+09:00)
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

Date Wednesday, August 24
Subject Written(100 points) Oral Examination
(100 points)
Time 10:00-11:00
(JST, UTC+09:00)
11:10-12:10
(JST, UTC+09:00)
13:30-17:00
(JST, UTC+09:00)
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 Public Health 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

Date Tuesday, August 30
Subject Foreign Language (200 points) Oral Examination
(400 points)
Time 10:00-17:00 (JST, UTC+09:00)
Sports Medicine English
Submit the TOEIC Official Score Certificate.
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 the Chair of Doctoral Program in Sports Medicine, Professor Hideyuki Takahashi, beforehand.)
  2. In the case of foreign language, affix the original of the TOEIC Listening & Reading Test Official Score Certificate to this department’s stipulated form, and submit it at the application or on the exam day.
  3. It is not acceptable to submit photocopies of the TOEIC Official Score Certificate, or to submit the TOEIC SW Test Official Score Certificate, TOEIC Bridge Test Official Score Certificate, or TOEIC Institutional Program (IP) Score Report.
  4. The TOEIC Official Score Certificate is valid in the case of examinations taken within two years before the examination day. The submitted originals will not be returned.
  5. 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.
  6. Information about the oral examination will be sent to your registered email address on [August] August 5. Be sure to check your email address.
  7. 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

Date Tuesday, January 31
Subject Foreign Language (100 points) Oral Examination
(200 points)
Time 10:00-17:00 (JST, UTC+09:00)
Coaching Science English
Submit the TOEIC Official Score Certificate, TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report, or IELTS Academic Module Test Report Form.
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 case of foreign language, affix the original of the TOEIC Listening & Reading Test Official Score Certificate, the TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail, or the IELTS Academic Module Test Report Form to this department’s stipulated form, and submit it at the application.
  4. It is not acceptable to submit photocopies of the TOEIC Official Score Certificate or the TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report, or IELTS Academic Module Test Report Form, or to submit the TOEIC SW Test Official Score Certificate, TOEIC Bridge Test Official Score Certificate, TOEIC Institutional Program (IP) Score Report, TOEFL ITP Score Report, or IELTS General Training Module Test Report Form.
  5. The TOEIC Official Score Certificate, TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report and IELTS Academic Module Test Report Form are valid in the case of examinations taken during or after January 2021. The submitted originals will not be returned.
  6. 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.
  7. Information about the oral examination will be sent to your registered email address on 10 January. Be sure to check your email address.
  8. For details about this doctoral program, refer to the following web page:
    http://coaching.taiiku.tsukuba.ac.jp/
  9. Contact for information on the examination
    Chair of Doctoral Program in Coaching Science
    NAKAYAMA Masao Tel +81.29.853.8060
    E-mail nakayama.masao.ge@u.tsukuba.ac.jp
    If you ask questions by email, title the message “Question about the examination (XX [applicant’s name])”.