Degree Programs in Life and Earth Sciences

Doctoral Programs

Biology / Geosciences
  • February (General Admission / General Admission (October Entry)/ Special Selection of Working Individuals)
Agricultural Sciences / Life and Agricultural Sciences / Bioindustrial Sciences / Environmental Studies
  • February (General Admission / Special Selection of Working Individuals)

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

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 Admission)

  • 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 of 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
  • Individuals who have graduated from a vocational school or a similar school
  • Individuals who have graduated from a four-year university
  • 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】

  • February: November 29, 2019
 
Applicants Who Need Special Assistance

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

    【Due Dates】

  • February: November 29, 2019
Web Entry

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

    【Application Period】

  • February: December 2, 2019 (from 12 p.m. JST) – December 20, 2019 (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

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.

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 2020 (for April entry))

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】

  • February: December 2, 2019 (from 12 p.m. JST) – December 20, 2019 (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 airmail or in person no later than the deadlines mentioned below.
Your application will not be reviewed unless all required documents are received.

    【Due Dates】

  • February: December 20, 2019 (by 3 p.m. JST)
Information and Hints for Examinees

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

    【Estimated Release Dates】

  • February: January 14, 2020
Examination Dates
  • February: January 29, 30, 2020
Announcement of Admission Results
  • February: February 17, 2020

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 17, 2020
  • October entry: In the late of June, 2020
Procedure for Enrollment
  • April entry: In the beginning of March 2020
  • October entry: In the late of August 2020
Entrance
  • April entry: On April 1, 2020
  • October entry: On October 1, 2020