Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences

General Admission Examination for Master’s Program in Sport and Olympic Studies, Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba

3. Web Entry and Documents for Application

Submit your application online through the Web Entry System during the period from Monday, 20 January 2020, 12:00pm to Thursday, 20 February 2020, 3:00 pm (JST). The application must be completed in English.

Certificates for submission must be the original or certified copy, and send it by registered mail or courier service.

[Information Required for Online Application]

Submission Deadline: Thursday, 20 February 2020, 3:00 pm (JST)

Information to be Entered Required for Remarks
Applicant’s Information All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry System. Please write your name in alphabet as written in your passport. (This name will be used for the Letter of Acceptance, visa procedures and other official documents etc.)
ID photo must be in JPEG format. (The photo must be taken within 3 months prior to submission. Applicant should face the front without any hats or other adornments)
Employment Records All applicants who have work experience Follow the instructions on the Web Entry System.
Research Activities All applicants who have research experience Follow the instructions on the Web Entry System.
Research Plan All applicants Follow the instructions on Web Entry Form and write your research plan including the Research Title, Outline, Objective, Methodology and Expected Results, etc. within the word limit shown in each “( )”.
Internship Plan All applicants Follow the instructions on Web Entry Form and write within the word limit shown in each “( )”.
Internship is compulsory in the curriculum.
Academic Field and Academic Supervisor All applicants Follow the instructions on Web Entry Form.
Examination Fee
(First Screening)
All applicants
(excluding the following)
the Government-Sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship) foreign students
(*Refer to “4. Examination Fee”)
Follow the instructions given on the last page of the Web Entry system and pay the first screening fee.
The following payment methods are available.
Credit Card (for all applicants):
Pay your fee online. After the payment, enter the receipt number into the box on the Web Entry system.
Convenience Store (for domestic applicants only):
Pay your fee 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 Required for Application]

Submission Deadline: Friday, 6 March 2020, 5:00pm (JST)
Certificates for submission must be the original or certified copy and send it by registered mail or courier service.

【Important Notice】

  • Note 1: Certificates issued by University must have stamp and sign of the University.
  • Note 2: Certificates for submission must be the original or certified copy (certified copy is a copy of a document that can be used instead of the original one because an official has checked it and formally approved it as a true and accurate copy by signing it).
  • Note 3: Uncertified photocopies will NOT be accepted.
  • Note 4: When sending originals or certified copies of the documents to University of Tsukuba, please send it by registered mail or courier service which can be tracked down afterwards.
  • Note 5: All the documents must be in ENGLISH or JAPANESE. If the language used in documents is other than English or Japanese, it must be translated to either language by registered translator.
  • Note 6: If your current name differs from that on any of your certificates due to marriage or other reasons, enclose the family register (photocopy is acceptable) indicating the revision or relevant certificate of individual items in your family register.
  • Note 7: Submitted documents will not be returned. Please note that this rule applies even when you submitted the original.
Documents Required for Remarks
(Expected) Graduation Certificate (See the note) All applicants Submit a (expected) graduation certificate issued by a university (generally the undergraduate school where you received a Bachelor’s degree) which meets the application requirements for University of Tsukuba.
Note: Even if you have a Master’s or Doctoral degree, you are required to submit a certificate issued by the university where you received a Bachelor’s degree.
Degree Certificate (See the note)
  1. Applicants who have graduated from a foreign university
  2. Applicants who have obtained a qualification for application from the National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (in Japan)
  1. Individuals who have graduated from a university outside Japan are required to submit a document (degree certificate) to certify that they have a degree equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree.
    Note1: Even if you have a Master’s or Doctoral degree, you are required to submit a certificate issued by the university where you received a Bachelor’s degree.
    Note2: Individuals who have graduated from a university outside Japan are required to upload their degree certificate to the Web Entry System in JPEG format. Since foreign countries have different education systems, we need to assess their eligibility for application.
  2. Individuals who have obtained a qualification for application from the National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education in Japan are required to submit a certificate of the degree awarded (certificate of acceptance of application for the degree), an academic transcript, and other certificates related to receiving a degree.
Academic Transcript (See the note) All applicants
  1. Submit an academic transcript issued by a university (generally an undergraduate school where you received a Bachelor’s degree) which meets the application requirements for University of Tsukuba.
    Note1: Even if you have a Master’s or Doctoral degree, you are required to submit an undergraduate transcript issued by the university where you received a Bachelor’s degree.
    Note2: Individuals who have credits transferred from another school are required to submit an academic transcript issued by the school as well.
  2. Individuals who have completed (or will complete) a graduate school are required to submit an academic transcript issued by the graduate school as well.
Letter of Recommendation All applicants Submit a letter of recommendation (in any format) written by your director or academic advisor.
Note1: The letter of recommendation must be duly signed and dated.
Note2: The letter of recommendation must be sealed by the recommender, otherwise it will be considered invalid.
TOEIC Official Score Certificate, TOEFL Examinee’s Score Record, or IELTS (Academic Module) Official Test Report Form All Applicants

(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 February 2018, and we do not accept any scores taken in or before January 2018.

  1. TOEIC Official Score Certificate (with a photo)
  2. TOEFL Examinee’s Score Record (with a photo)
  3. IELTS (Academic Module) Official Test Report Form
    Documents below are not acceptable

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

Note1: Please do not send official scores directly from ETS (English Testing Service), IELTS testing center or any other English center.
Note2: Any questions arising out of or in connection with the TOEIC Official Score Certificate, TOEFL Examinee’s Score Record, or IELTS Official Test Report Form will be referred to the issuing organisations.

Certificate of English program completion 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).
Copy of “Application Completed” Page of Examination Fee (First Screening) 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.
Receipt Portion (Certificate of Payment) of Examination Fee (First Screening) 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.
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.
Letter of Approval for Taking the Examination Applicants who meet the following conditions
  1. Individuals who currently attend a university or graduate school (except those who will graduate or complete by September 2020) are required to submit a letter of approval for taking the examination issued by the head of their university or department. (in any format, A4 size)
  2. Individuals who currently work for a government agency, school, or company (except part-time workers) are required to submit a letter of approval for taking the examination issued by their supervisor or a declaration written by the applicants themselves. (in any format, A4 size)
    〔Applicants who plan to leave their company to enroll in master’s course may instead submit a document written by the applicants themselves (affixed with their seal or signature). In this case, the applicants must submit a certificate of resignation at the time of the enrollment procedure.〕
Certificate of Government-Sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship) Foreign Student If applicable 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.

[Print out the following PDF documents]

Following PDF documents will be available for printing after the submission of online application. (Web Entry)
Please print out and fill out the necessary PDF documents and submit them by registered mail or courier service with other necessary documents to University of Tsukuba.

Documents Required for Remarks
Admission Card All applicants Print out the card and show it to the interviewer on your oral examination day.
Address Sheet All applicants Submit all the originals or certified copies of certificates and supporting documents to be arrived no later than Friday, 6 March 2020, 5:00pm (JST) by registered mail or courier service with the Address Sheet glued on the envelope.
Form for Submission of the Certificate of Payment of Examination Fee Applicants who made a convenience store payment Attach the Receipt Portion (Certificate of Payment) of the Examination Fee Statement to the form.

* Results from the entrance examination, as well as personal information obtained by University of Tsukuba from the applicants’ documents, will be used for affairs concerning admission and screening, or may be used to improve the way of admission and university education keeping each identity confidential. Also, they will be used as part of the materials for screening students for tuition exemption or scholarships from the Japan Student Services Organization, which are offered to individuals who have completed the enrollment procedures.