Graduate School of Science and Technology
Degree Programs in Pure and Applied Sciences

Doctoral Programs

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering Sciences (Subprogram in Applied Physics, Subprogram in Materials Science, Subprogram in Materials Science and Engineering), Materials Innovation
  • 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 or will have worked
full-time or part-time at a company, a government office or an education related organization
for at least one year by March 2020. (Housework experience is accepted.)

 
(A) No Eligibility Screening is required for the following individuals:
General Admission Examination

  • Individuals who have earned or are expected to earn a master’s degree
  • Individuals who have earned or are expected to earn a professional degree
  • Individuals who have earned or are expected to earn a master’s degree in a foreign country
  • Others
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an email.)

Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination

  • Individuals who have earned or are expected to earn a master’s degree
  • Individuals who have earned or are expected to earn professional degree
  • Individuals who have earned or are expected to earn 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 Pure and Applied Sciences Area in advance.
Email us to obtain necessary documents and email them back for the assessment by the deadline stated below. If you are deemed eligible for admission, you will be given a passcode required for the Web Entry system.

    【Due Date】

  • February Exam: November 29 (Fri.), 2019
 
Applicants Who Need Special Assistance

If you need special assistance due to disability, submit a designated application form, a doctor’s certificate, and a copy of their disability certificate to the Division of Educational Promotion, Department of Educational Promotion by the following date:

    【Due Date】

  • February Exam: November 29 (Fri.), 2019

For the examples of special assistance, visit here

Web Entry

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

    【Application Period】

  • February Exam: December 2 (Mon.), 2019 (from 12 pm. JST) – December 20 (Fri.), 2019 (to 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. Applicant’s Information / Program of Your Choice
  2. Supervisor of Your Choice
  3. Eligibility
  4. Educational Background

Be sure to fill in all the column with the mark “ * “. If you don’t, an error message will appear and you cannot 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. In the section 1, upload an identity photograph in JPEG format. Use one-byte alphabets and numbers to input all the information.

For more details, visit here
In the section 4, upload a (Expected) Graduation Certificate, a (Expected) degree certificate, and an Academic Transcript in JPEG format If you graduated from a foreign university. We will use it to assess your eligibility for application. Use one-byte alphabets and numbers to input all the information.

All the original documents of the above mentioned certificate must be submitted either by registered mail or in person no later than the deadline.

If the original documents are not submitted by the deadline, or if the documents are insufficient (including the case where the certificate is not the original), the application will not be accepted and you will not be able to take the exam. We will not return the original documents.

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, you will receive the Examination Fee Statement with an 11-digit or a 13-digit code. 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. (In case of October 2020 entry, The University of Tsukuba graduate students who will complete a master’s program in September 2020.))

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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 your 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 and Print PDF

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

Web Entry

Submission of Documents

Original of the documents listed in 3. Web Entry and Documents to be Submitted need to be received by registered mail or in person no later than the deadline mentioned below.

If the original documents are not submitted by the deadline, or if the documents are insufficient (including the case where the certificate is not the original), the application will not be accepted and you will not be able to take the exam.

    【Due Date】

  • February Exam:December 20(Fri.), 2019 (by 3 p.m. JST)

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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 Date】

  • February Exam: January 14 (Tue.), 2020
Examination Dates
  • February Exam:

    Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering Sciences Subprogram in Applied Physics, Engineering Sciences Subprogram in Materials Science
    January 31 (Fri.), 2020

    Engineering Sciences Subprogram in Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Innovation
    January 30 (Thu.), 31 (Fri.), 2020

    Examination dates vary from program to program.

Past examination papers are available from here.

Announcement of Admission Results
  • February Exam:February 17(Mon.), 2020 (from 10 a.m. JST)

A list of successful applicants’ examinee’s number will be posted at the website below:
https://entry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/
A letter of acceptance will be sent to successful applicants by registered mail.

Documents for Enrollment

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

  • April entry: February 17(Mon.), 2020
  • October entry : in late June
Procedure for Enrollment
  • April entry: in the beginning of March 2020
  • October entry: in the beginning of September 2020
Entrance
  • April entry: On April 1, 2020
  • October entry: On October 1, 2020