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

Doctoral Programs

Mathematics
Physics
Chemistry
Engineering Sciences (Subprogram in Applied Physics)
Engineering Sciences (Subprogram in Materials Science)
Engineering Sciences (Subprogram in Materials Science and Engineering)
  • October (General Admission / Special Selection of Working Individuals)
  • February (General Admission / Special Selection of Working Individuals)
Materials Innovation
  • September (General Admission / Special Selection of Working Individuals)
  • February (General Admission / Special Selection of Working Individuals)

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

To prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, application documents should only be submitted by registered mail by the deadline.

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

There is a possibility that there will be changes in the method of the entrance examinations for the University of Tsukuba Graduate School for academic year 2021, depending on the situation regarding the spread of the infections of the COVID-19, such as changes to online entrance examinations, etc., after these application guidelines have been published. Also, there is a possibility that entrance examination days will be added, in connection with the changes in the examination method. 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.
In particular, when applying and before taking the examination, be sure to check the latest information in the Information page of the Graduate Admissions site.

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

At present the schedule, etc., envisaged for entrance examinations in the university (Tsukuba area) has been announced. However if there has to be a change to online entrance examinations at short notice, it will be announced on this site when the decision has been taken (as a guide, by August 7 in the case of September entrance examinations, and 1 month before the examination date for entrance examinations in October or later). Also 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.

*Treatment of Private Sector English Proficiency Tests is described in the Information page of the Graduate Admissions site, so those intending to apply for programs that require a score report to be submitted should be sure to check this page.

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 2021. (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】

  • September Exam: July 16(Thu.), 2020
  • October Exam: August 28(Fri.), 2020
  • February Exam: November 27(Fri.), 2020
 
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 Admission, Department of Educational Promotion by the following date:

    【Due Date】

  • September Exam: July 16(Thu.), 2020
  • October Exam: August 28(Fri.), 2020
  • February Exam: November 27(Fri.), 2020

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】

  • September Exam: July 21(Tue.), 2020 (from 12 p.m. JST) – July 30(Thu.), 2020 (to 3 p.m. JST)
  • October Exam: September 1(Tue.), 2020 (from 12 p.m. JST) – September 18(Fri.), 2020 (to 3 p.m. JST)
  • February Exam: December 1(Tue.), 2020 (from 12 p.m. JST) – December 18(Fri.), 2020 (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.

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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 by registered mail 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 2021. (In case of October 2021 entry, The University of Tsukuba graduate students who will complete a master’s program in September 2021.))

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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 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】

  • September Exam: July 30(Thu.), 2020 (by 3 p.m. JST)
  • October Exam: September 18(Fri.), 2020 (by 3 p.m. JST)
  • February Exam: December 18(Fri.), 2020 (by 3 p.m. JST)

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    All applicants for

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Sciences (Subprogram in Applied Physics)
  • Engineering Sciences (Subprogram in Materials Science)
  • Engineering Sciences (Subprogram in Materials Science and Engineering)
 
    All applicants for

  • Materials Innovation
   
   
First stage selection

We will select successful applicants based on their submitted application documents.

  • September Exam : July 30 (Thu.), 2020 – August 6 (Thu.), 2020
  • February Exam : December 18 (Fri.), 2020 – December 25 (Fri.), 2020
   
   
Announcement of Results of the First stage selection
  • September Exam : August 7(Fri.), 2020(from 3 p.m. JST)
  • February Exam : December 28(Mon.), 2020(from 3 p.m. JST)

A list of successful applicants’ examinee number will be posted at the website below:
https://entry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/
An e-mail regarding payment of Examination fee for second stage selection will be sent to successful applicants.

   
   
Payment of Examination fee for the Second stage selection

You must pay the Examination fee for the Second stage selection according to the guide.

    Payment period:

  • September Exam : August 18 (Tue.), 2020 – August 21 (Fri.), 2020
  • February Exam : January 6 (Wed.), 2021 – January 12 (Tue.), 2021
 
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】

  • September Exam: August 18(Tue.), 2020
  • October Exam: September 29(Tue.), 2020
  • February Exam: January 12(Tue.), 2021
Examination Dates
  • September Exam:
    Materials Innovation (Second stage selection)
    September 1 (Tue.), 2 (Wed.), 2020
  • October Exam:
    Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering Sciences Subprogram in Applied Physics, Engineering Sciences Subprogram in Materials Science
    October 16 (Fri.), 2020

    Engineering Sciences Subprogram in Materials Science and Engineering
    October 14 (Wed.), 15 (Thu.), 2020
  • February Exam:
    Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering Sciences Subprogram in Applied Physics, Engineering Sciences Subprogram in Materials Science
    February 2 (Tue.), 2021

    Engineering Sciences Subprogram in Materials Science and Engineering
    February 1 (Mon.), 2 (Tue.), 2021

    Materials Innovation (Second stage selection)
    February 1 (Mon.) – 3 (Wed.), 2021

Examination dates vary from program to program.

Past examination papers are available from here.

Announcement of Admission Results
  • September Exam: September 11(Fri.), 2020(from 10 a.m. JST)
  • October Exam: November 6(Fri.), 2020(from 10 a.m. JST)
  • February Exam: February 17(Wed.), 2021(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(Wed.), 2021
  • October entry : in late June, 2021
Procedure for Enrollment
  • April entry: in the beginning of March 2021
  • October entry: in the beginning of September 2021
Entrance
  • April entry: On April 1, 2021
  • October entry: On October 1, 2021