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

Doctoral Programs Overview Chart

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections, the application documents should be submitted by the deadline only by registered mail.

Flowchart of the Application Procedure

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*The purpose of the ”Special Selection Process for Working Individuals” is to respond to social demand for adults to further their education at graduate school. Individuals will be deemed eligible to apply for the “Special Selection Process for Working Individuals” if they have 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 2023 (For students enrolled in October is by September 2023). (Housework experience is also accepted.)
 
(A) Eligibility screening is not 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, contact us by email.)

Special Selection Process for 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 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, contact us by 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 or similar school
  • Individuals who have graduated from a four-year university
  • Others
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, contact us by email.)
 
   
   
Assessment of Eligibility to Apply

Individuals who are expected to undergo our eligibility screening should contact the Academic Service Office for the Pure and Applied Sciences Area in advance.
Email us to obtain the necessary documents and then email them back to us with the certificates necessary for the assessment by the deadline stated below. If you are deemed eligible for admission, you will be given a passcode to use the Web Entry System.

    Due Dates

  • July Selection Process: May 25 (Wed.), 2022
  • August Selection Process: June 29 (Wed.), 2022
  • October Selection Process: August 31 (Wed.), 2022
  • January to February Selection Process: November 25 (Fri.), 2022

<To obtain the personal statement and other designated forms, visit here.>

 
Applicants Requiring Assistance

If you require special assistance due to a disability, submit the designated application form, a doctor’s certificate, and a copy of your disability certificate to the Division of Admission, Department of Educational Promotion, by the following dates.

    Due Dates

  • July Selection Process: May 25 (Wed.), 2022
  • August Selection Process: June 29 (Wed.), 2022
  • October Selection Process: August 31 (Wed.), 2022
  • January to February Selection Process: November 25 (Fri.), 2022

For examples of Assistance, visit here

Web Entry

You can apply to the University of Tsukuba only through our Web Entry System. Be sure to read the guidelines carefully before applying.

Applicants wishing to apply for the July Selection Process for the Materials Innovation Program can pay the examination fees and submit their application documents before the Web entry period.
In that case, they must download and submit the following forms from these application guidelines: “Address Sheet,” “Form for Submission of the Certificate of Payment of Application Fee,” and “List of Documents to Be Submitted.”

    Application Period

  • July Selection Process: May 27 (Fri.), 2022 (12 p.m. JST)–June 3 (Fri.), 2022 (3 p.m. JST)
  • August Selection Process: July 1 (Fri.), 2022 (12 p.m. JST)–July 21 (Thu.), 2022 (3 p.m. JST)
  • October Selection Process: September 2 (Fri.), 2022 (12 p.m. JST)–September 16 (Fri.), 2022 (3 p.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: December 1 (Thu.), 2022 (12 p.m. JST)–December 16 (Fri.), 2022 (3 p.m. JST)
Account Registration

First, you will need to register your account by entering your email address and a password of your choice to log in. Once you have created an account, you can save the data that you entered and log back in later to continue.

Activation

Once you have registered your account, an activation URL will be sent to your registered email address. Click the URL to activate your account.

Logging In

The first time you log in after activating your account, you will be logged in automatically. Just click the “Login” button to begin. After that, you will need to enter your email address and password to log in when you visit our Login page.

My Page

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

Application Form

There are four sections in the Application Form:

  1. Degree Program / Applicant’s Information
  2. Supervisor
  3. Eligibility
  4. Educational Background

Be sure to fill in all of the columns marked with an asterisk (*). If you fail to do so, an error message will appear and you will be unable to proceed to the next section. Each section is saved when you click the “Proceed” button on the relevant confirmation page. After a section has been saved, you can continue from where you left off when you log in again. In Section 1, upload an ID photograph in JPEG format. Use half-width characters and numbers to input all of the information.
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In Section 4, upload your “(Expected) Graduation Certificate,” “(Expected) Degree Certificate,” and “Academic Transcript” in JPEG format if you graduated from a foreign university. We will use these documents to assess your eligibility to apply because the education system used in a foreign country will be different from that used in Japan. Use half-width characters and numbers to input all of the information.

You must submit all of the original documents of the above-mentioned certificates by registered mail no later than the deadline.
If you fail to submit the original documents by the deadline or the documents are insufficient (including cases where a certificate is not the original), your application will not be accepted and you will be unable to take the examination. We will not return the original documents.

Payment

You must pay the examination fees before submitting your application. The university accepts the following types of payment.

  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 in the final stage of the Web Entry System and pay your fees by credit card. After you have made the payment, you will be provided with a receipt number. Enter this number in the “Receipt Number” box and then click the “Submit” button to proceed.
Convenience Store Payment: Follow the instructions given in the final stage of the Web Entry System and pay your fees at a convenience store in Japan. If you apply for “Convenience Store Payment” online, you will receive an “Examination Fee Statement” with an 11-digit or 13-digit code. After you have made the payment, enter the code and payment date in the applicable boxes on the Web Entry System and then 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 2023. (In case of October 2022 entry, The University of Tsukuba graduate students who will complete a master’s program in September 2023.))

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Submission

After your payment has been confirmed, you can submit your application by clicking the “Submit to Apply ” button. When you click the button, the information that you have entered will be sent to the university as application documents and you will not be able to go back and make any edits. Be sure to double-check your application before proceeding.
After you submit your application, a confirmation email will be sent to your registered email address. Be sure to check it.
(*Check and adjust the spam filter settings for your email account beforehand to ensure that you can receive emails from the “webentry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp” domain.)

Creation and Printing of PDFs

After you submit your application, follow the instructions given in the final stage of the Web Entry System and be sure to download and print out all of the following as PDF files: “Reference Card,” “Address Sheet,” “Form for Submission of the Certificate of Payment of Application Fee” (applicable only to those who have made a convenience store payment), ”List of Documents to Be Submitted,” and ”Form for Submission of English Score” (if applicable). You can download these documents from the Web Entry System only while the system is open. Please be sure to print out all of the documents.

Web Entry

Submission of Documents

The originals of all the documents listed in 7. Web Entry and Documents to Be Submitted must be received by registered mail no later than the deadline given below.

If you fail to submit the original documents by the deadline or the documents are insufficient (including cases where a certificate is not the original), your application will not be accepted and you will be unable to take the examination.

    Due Dates

  • July Selection Process: June 3 (Fri.), 2022 (3 p.m. JST)
  • August Selection Process: July 21 (Thu.), 2022 (3 p.m. JST)
  • October Selection Process: September 16 (Fri.), 2022 (3 p.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: December 16 (Fri.), 2022 (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 (Screening of Documents)

We will select successful applicants based on the application documents that they submit.

  • July Selection Process : June 13 (Mon.), 2022–June 16 (Thu.), 2022
  • October Selection Process : September 26 (Mon.), 2022–September 28 (Wed.), 2022

   
   
Announcement of Results for First Stage Selection
  • July Selection Process : June 22 (Wed.), 2022 (3 p.m. JST)
  • October Selection Process : October 5 (Wed.), 2022 (3 p.m. JST)

A list of the examinee numbers for successful applicants will be posted on the website below.
https://entry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/
An email regarding payment of the examination fees for the second stage selection will be sent to successful applicants.

   
   
Payment of Examination Fees for Second Stage Selection

You must pay the examination fees for the second stage selection in accordance with the guidelines.
You can choose to pay by credit card or at a convenience store. However, current government-sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho scholarship) foreign students are not required to pay examination fees.

    Payment period:

  • July Selection Process : June 23 (Thu.), 2022–June 29 (Wed.), 2022
  • October Selection Process : October 6 (Thu.), 2022–October 11 (Tue.), 2022

 
Information and Instructions for Examinees

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

    Estimated Release Dates

  • July Selection Process: June 17 (Fri.), 2022
  • August Selection Process: August 5 (Fri.), 2022
  • October Selection Process: September 26 (Mon.), 2022
  • January to February Selection Process: January 10 (Tue.), 2023
Examination Period
  • July Selection Process:
    Materials Innovation (Second Stage Selection)
    July 5 (Tue.)–7 (Thu.), 2022
  • August Selection Process:
    Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering Sciences (Subprogram in Applied Physics), and Engineering Sciences (Subprogram in Materials Science)
    August 26 (Fri.), 2022

    Engineering Sciences (Subprogram in Materials Science and Engineering)
    August 24 (Wed.)–25 (Thu.), 2022
  • October Selection Process:
    Materials Innovation (Second Stage Selection)
    October 17 (Mon.)–19 (Wed.), 2022
  • January to February Selection Process:
    Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering Sciences (Subprogram in Applied Physics), and Engineering Sciences (Subprogram in Materials Science)
    January 27 (Fri.), 2023

    Engineering Sciences Subprogram in Materials Science and Engineering
    January 26 (Thu.)-27 (Fri.), 2023
Announcement of Admission Results
  • July Selection Process: July 15 (Fri.), 2022 (10 a.m. JST)
  • August Selection Process: September 16 (Fri.), 2022 (10 a.m. JST)
  • October Selection Process: November 1 (Tue.), 2022 (10 a.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: February 15 (Wed.), 2023 (10 a.m. JST)

A list of the examinee numbers for successful applicants will be posted on 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

An enrollment packet (which contain documents to be submitted before entrance) will be sent to successful applicants.
As soon as the shipping date is determined, it will be announced on the application website (https://eng.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/).

Procedure for Enrollment
  • April entry: Beginning of March 2023
  • October entry: Beginning of September 2023
Entrance
  • April entry: April 1, 2023
  • October entry: October 1, 2023