Degree Programs in Life and Earth Sciences

Doctoral Programs

Biology / Geosciences
  • August Selection Process (General Selection Process / Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)
  • January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process / General Selection Process (October Entry)/ Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)
Agricultural Sciences / Life and Agricultural Sciences / Bioindustrial Sciences
  • August Selection Process (General Selection Process / Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)
  • January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process / Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)
Environmental Studies
  • August Selection Process (General Selection Process / Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)
  • January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process / Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)

The following are combined application guidelines for all the programs above.

[Important] Information on Change in Method of
Implementing Future Entrance Examinations, Etc.,
in Response to the COVID-19 Infections

We have generally stipulated that the University of Tsukuba Graduate School entrance examinations for the academic year 2022 are to be taken on-campus. However, depending on how the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, there may be changes to the entrance examination schedule or a switch to online examinations, etc.

※Any decisions regarding a switch to online examinations, etc. will be announced on this website around one month prior to the examination date, so please make sure that you check the Information page of the Graduate Admissions site.

※The latest information on the entrance examinations is published on the Information page of the Graduate Admissions site, so it can be checked at any time.

Information page of the Graduate Admissions site URL https://eng.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/


Information Environment, Etc., Necessary if there is a Change to Online Entrance Examinations

If the examinations are to be held online, the following is advance notification of the preparations that must be made by those taking the examinations.

  1. Have a bright quiet private room environment
  2. Have a network environment capable of sending and receiving video
  3. Have a personal computer with a camera and microphone
    (using a speaker for voice output. The use of earphones or headphones, etc., that are fitted to the body are prohibited)
  4. Have a smartphone (with a camera) * Item 4 on the left is for emergency use in case of occurrence of network problems

Note that if you have questions regarding the examination environment or if you would like to do a communication test as preparation in advance for the possibility of online examinations, contact the inquiry desk of your program.

Application Process Overview Chart

Check your qualifications!

 
*Those who wish to apply for the “Special Selection of Working Individuals” must have at least one year of full-time or part-time work experience by entrance.
 
(A) No Eligibility Screening is required for the following individuals:
(General Selection Process)

  • Individuals who have earned or expect to earn a master’s degree
  • Individuals who have earned or expect to earn a specialized degree
  • Individuals who have earned or expect to earn a master’s degree in a foreign country
  • Others

(Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)

  • Individuals who have earned a master’s degree
  • Individuals who have earned a specialized degree
  • Individuals who have earned a master’s degree in a foreign country
  • Others
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an email.)
 
(B) Eligibility Screening is required for the following individuals:
  • Individuals who have graduated from a junior college or a high school as latest academic background
  • Individuals who have graduated from a vocational school or a similar school as latest academic background
  • Individuals who have graduated from a four-year university as latest academic background
  • Others
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an email.)
 
   
   
Assessment of Eligibility for Application

Individuals who are expected to undergo the Eligibility Screening should contact Academic Service Office for the Life and Environmental Sciences Area in advance.
E-mail us to obtain necessary documents and mail the documents for the assessment. If you are deemed eligible for admission, you will be given a passcode required for the “Educational Background” page of the Web Entry system.
(* Individuals who have previously applied for the Eligibility Screening and been deemed eligible should also apply for the screening again.)

    【Due Dates】

  • August Selection Process : June 29, 2021
  • January to February Selection Process : November 29, 2021
 
Applicants Who Need Assistance

If you need assistance due to disability, contact us by the following dates:

    【Due Dates】

  • August Selection Process : June 29, 2021
  • January to February Selection Process : November 29, 2021
Web Entry

You can apply to the University of Tsukuba online through our Web Entry system. Read the guidelines carefully before applying.

    【Application Period】

  • August Selection Process : July 1, 2021 (from 12 p.m. JST) – July 16, 2021 (by 3 p.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process : December 1, 2021 (from 12 p.m. JST) – December 17, 2021 (by 3 p.m. JST)
Sign Up

First, you will need your own account to login. Once create an account, you may save the data you entered and log back in later to continue.

Activation

When you sign up, an activation URL will be sent to your registered e-mail address. Click the URL to activate your account.

Login

For the first time after you activate your account, you will be automatically logged in. Just click the “Login” button to begin. Thereafter, when you visit our Login page, you will need to enter your e-mail address and password to begin.

My Page

On “My Page,” you need to click the “Application Form” button for the appropriate program.
On this page, you can edit your login information or reset your password.

Application Form

There are four sections in the Application Form:

  1. Program of Your Choice / Applicant’s Information
  2. Professors of Your Choice
  3. Eligibility
  4. Educational Background

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) in each section are required fields and must be filled in. (If a required field is left blank or entered improperly, an error message will be displayed and you will not be able to proceed to the next section.)

Each section will be saved when you click the “Proceed” button on each confirmation page. After saving, you can continue from where you left off when you login again. Use one-byte alphabets and numbers to input all the information.

In the “1.Program of Your choice/Applicant’s Information” section, please upload a JPEG image of your proof photo.

In the “4.Education Background” section, upload a JPEG file of your degree certificate to the Web Entry System.

Payment

You must pay the examination fee before submitting your application. The university accepts:

  1. Online credit card payments for both domestic and overseas applicants
  2. Convenience store payments for domestic applicants only

Credit Card Payment: Follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry system and pay your fees by credit card. After the payment, you will be notified of a receipt number. Enter the number into the “Receipt Number” box and click the “Submit” button to proceed.
Convenience Store Payment: Follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry system and pay your fees at a convenience store in Japan. When you apply for “Convenience Store Payment” online, after the payment, enter the code and payment date into the boxes on the Web Entry system and click the “Submit” button to proceed.

(*The examination fees are exempted for those who are the Government-Sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho scholarship) foreign students and who continue to doctoral program after completing our master’s program in March 2022. (In case of October 2022 entry, the University of Tsukuba graduate students who will complete a master’s program in September 2022.))

Submission

After the payment is confirmed, you can submit your application by clicking the “Submit to Apply” button.
Once you click on the button, the information you have entered will be sent to the university, and you will not be able to go back to make edits. Be sure to double-check before proceeding.
After you submit your application, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the registered e-mail address. Be sure to check it.

(*Check and adjust the spam filter settings in your e-mail account beforehand so that you can receive an e-mail from the “entry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp” domain.)

Create PDF

After you submit your application, follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry and be sure to print the PDF documents. You can download them from the Web Entry system only while the system is open.

    【Application Period】

  • August Selection Process : July 1, 2021 (from 12 p.m. JST) – July 16, 2021 (by 3 p.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process : December 1, 2021 (from 12 p.m. JST) – December 17, 2021 (by 3 p.m. JST)

Web Entry

Submission of Documents

Original copies of the documents listed in 3. Web Entry and Documents to be Submitted need to be received by postal mail no later than the deadlines mentioned below.
Your application will not be reviewed unless all required documents are received.

    【Due Dates】

  • August Selection Process :July 16, 2021 (by 3 p.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process : December 17, 2021 (by 3 p.m. JST)
Information and Instructions for Examinees

We will post the “Information and Instructions for Examinees” on our website. Check the documents before the examination.

    【Estimated Release Dates】

  • August Selection Process :July 28, 2021
  • January to February Selection Process :January 11, 2022
Examination Dates
  • August Selection Process : August 18, 19, 2021
  • January to February Selection Process : February 1, 2, 2022

*Keep checking on our website for the latest news regarding the entrance examination. We will consider how to take place the examination, depending on the situation caused by the spread of COVID-19.

Announcement of Admission Results
  • August Selection Process : September 8, 2021
  • January to February Selection Process : February 16, 2022

The examinee number of the successful applicants will be posted on the website
(https://entry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/) Acceptance letters will be sent out to successful applicants on the same day by registered mail.

Documents for Enrollment

Documents for enrollment will be sent out from the admission office on following dates:

  • April entry: February 16, 2022
  • October entry: In the late of June, 2022
Procedure for Enrollment
  • April entry: In the beginning of March 2022
  • October entry: In the late of August 2022
Entrance
  • April entry: On April 1, 2022
  • October entry: On October 1, 2022