Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering

Master’s Programs / Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics (First Year Enrollment) Application Guidelines

Policy and Planning Sciences, Service Engineering, Risk and Resilience Engineering, Computer Science, Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems, Engineering Mechanics and Energy and Empowerment Informatics (First Year Enrollment)

Important Notice:
To International Students and Applicants Residing Abroad

[Important] Special Measures for Graduate School Entrance Examinations
Due to the Impact of the COVID-19 Infection, etc.

The University of Tsukuba Graduate School Entrance Examination for the academic year 2023 is announced as “Entrance Examination on the University Campus” in principle. Some programs may shift to online entrance examinations. In addition, we plan to set up supplementary examinations (online, etc.) for applicants who are unable to come to the University due to the effects of the COVID-19 infection, etc.

※Conditions for coming to the examination center and the setting of supplementary examinations will be announced on this website approximately one month prior to the examination date, based on the status of the spread of the COVID-19 infection, etc. Please be sure to check the announcement column on the Application Guidelines website.

※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 and other requirements for taking the online entrance examination

The following preparations and arrangements are required on the examinations are to be held online.

  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.

  • July Selection Process (Special Selection Process for Recommended Applicants)
  • 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)

  • 1. Schedule

    Master’s Program in Policy and Planning Sciences

    July Selection Process August Selection Process January to February Selection Process
    Eligibility Screening Application Deadline May 25, 2022 June 29, 2022 November 25, 2022
    Payment May 27, 2022 – June 3, 2022 July 1, 2022 – July 21, 2022 December 1, 2022 – December 16, 2022
    Web Entry May 27, 2022 (from noon JST) – June 3, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST) July 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – July 21, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST) December 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – December 16, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST)
    Documents Submission May 27, 2022 – June 3, 2022
    (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by June 3, 2022)
    July 1, 2022 – July 21, 2022 (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by July 21, 2022) December 1, 2022 – December 16, 2022 (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by December 16, 2022)
    Examination Date July 6, 2022 August 25, 2022 – August 26, 2022 January 26, 2023 – January 27, 2023
    Announcement of Admission Results July 15, 2022 September 16, 2022 February 15, 2023

    Master’s Program in Service Engineering

    July Selection Process August Selection Process January to February Selection Process
    Eligibility Screening Application Deadline May 25, 2022 June 29, 2022 November 25, 2022
    Payment May 27, 2022 – June 3, 2022 July 1, 2022 – July 21, 2022 December 1, 2022 – December 16, 2022
    Web Entry May 27, 2022 (from noon JST) – June 3, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST) July 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – July 21, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST) December 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – December 16, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST)
    Documents Submission May 27, 2022 – June 3, 2022
    (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by June 3, 2022)
    July 1, 2022 – July 21, 2022 (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by July 21, 2022) December 1, 2022 – December 16, 2022 (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by December 16, 2022)
    Examination Date July 6, 2022 August 25, 2022 – August 26, 2022 January 26, 2023 – January 27, 2023
    Announcement of Admission Results July 15, 2022 September 16, 2022 February 15, 2023

    Master’s Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering

    July Selection Process August Selection Process January to February Selection Process
    Eligibility Screening Application Deadline May 25, 2022 June 29, 2022 November 25, 2022
    Payment May 27, 2022 – June 3, 2022 July 1, 2022 – July 21, 2022 December 1, 2022 – December 16, 2022
    Web Entry May 27, 2022 (from noon JST) – June 3, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST) July 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – July 21, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST) December 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – December 16, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST)
    Documents Submission May 27, 2022 – June 3, 2022
    (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by June 3, 2022)
    July 1, 2022 – July 21, 2022 (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by July 21, 2022) December 1, 2022 – December 16, 2022 (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by December 16, 2022)
    Examination Date July 6, 2022 August 25, 2022 January 26, 2023
    Announcement of Admission Results July 15, 2022 September 16, 2022 February 15, 2023

    Master’s Program in Computer Science

    July Selection Process August Selection Process January to February Selection Process
    Eligibility Screening Application Deadline May 25, 2022 June 29, 2022 November 25, 2022
    Payment May 27, 2022 – June 3, 2022 July 1, 2022 – July 21, 2022 December 1, 2022 – December 16, 2022
    Web Entry May 27, 2022 (from noon JST) – June 3, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST) July 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – July 21, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST) December 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – December 16, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST)
    Documents Submission May 27, 2022 – June 3, 2022
    (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by June 3, 2022)
    July 1, 2022 – July 21, 2022 (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by July 21, 2022) December 1, 2022 – December 16, 2022 (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by December 16, 2022)
    Examination Date July 6, 2022 August 24, 2022 January 26, 2023
    Announcement of Admission Results July 15, 2022 September 16, 2022 February 15, 2023

    Master’s Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems

    July Selection Process August Selection Process January to February Selection Process
    Eligibility Screening Application Deadline May 25, 2022 June 29, 2022 November 25, 2022
    Payment May 27, 2022 – June 3, 2022 July 1, 2022 – July 21, 2022 December 1, 2022 – December 16, 2022
    Web Entry May 27, 2022 (from noon JST) – June 3, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST) July 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – July 21, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST) December 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – December 16, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST)
    Documents Submission May 27, 2022 – June 3, 2022
    (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by June 3, 2022)
    July 1, 2022 – July 21, 2022 (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by July 21, 2022) December 1, 2022 – December 16, 2022 (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by December 16, 2022)
    Examination Date July 6, 2022 August 24, 2022-August 26, 2022 January 26, 2023 – January 27, 2023
    Announcement of Admission Results July 15, 2022 September 16, 2022 February 15, 2023

    Master’s Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy

    July Selection Process August Selection Process January to February Selection Process
    Eligibility Screening Application Deadline May 25, 2022 June 29, 2022 November 25, 2022
    Payment May 27, 2022 – June 3, 2022 July 1, 2022 – July 21, 2022 December 1, 2022 – December 16, 2022
    Web Entry May 27, 2022 (from noon JST) – June 3, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST) July 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – July 21, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST) December 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – December 16, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST)
    Documents Submission May 27, 2022 – June 3, 2022
    (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by June 3, 2022)
    July 1, 2022 – July 21, 2022 (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by July 21, 2022) December 1, 2022 – December 16, 2022 (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by December 16, 2022)
    Examination Date July 6, 2022 August 24, 2022 – August 25, 2022 January 27, 2023
    Announcement of Admission Results July 15, 2022 September 16, 2022 February 15, 2023

    Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics (First Year Enrollment)

    July Selection Process August Selection Process January to February Selection Process
    Eligibility Screening Application Deadline May 25, 2022 June 29, 2022 November 25, 2022
    Payment May 27, 2022 – June 3, 2022 July 1, 2022 – July 21, 2022 December 1, 2022 – December 16, 2022
    Web Entry May 27, 2022 (from noon JST) – June 3, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST) July 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – July 21, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST) December 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – December 16, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST)
    Documents Submission May 27, 2022 – June 3, 2022
    (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by June 3, 2022)
    July 1, 2022 – July 21, 2022 (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by July 21, 2022) December 1, 2022 – December 16, 2022 (Necessary documents must arrive at our office by December 16, 2022)
    Examination Date July 6, 2022 August 24, 2022 January 26, 2023
    Announcement of Admission Results July 15, 2022 September 16, 2022 February 15, 2023
  • 2. Number of Students to be Admitted

    Special Selection Process for Recommended Applicants (July Selection Process)

    Program Number of Students to be Admitted Remarks
    Master’s Program in Policy and Planning Sciences 22 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Master’s Program in Service Engineering 9 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Master’s Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering 13
    Master’s Program in Computer Science 36 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Master’s Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems 41 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Master’s Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy 34 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics (First Year Enrollment) 4
    • For the Cooperative Graduate School System, click here.
    • For the System for Extending the Period of Registration, click here.
      (Notes)

    • The date of enrollment is April 1, 2023.
    • This selection process accepts international students.

    General Selection Process (August Selection Process)

    Program Number of Students to be Admitted Remarks
    Master’s Program in Policy and Planning Sciences 42 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Master’s Program in Service Engineering 10 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Master’s Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering 14
    Master’s Program in Computer Science 70 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Master’s Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems 53 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Master’s Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy 29 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics (First Year Enrollment) 4

    Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (August Selection Process)

    Program Number of Students to be Admitted Remarks
    Master’s Program in Policy and Planning Sciences 3 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Master’s Program in Service Engineering 2
    A few additional students when appropriate
    Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Master’s Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering 3
    Master’s Program in Computer Science 3 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Master’s Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems 2 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Master’s Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy 2 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    • For the Cooperative Graduate School System, click here.
    • For the System for Extending the Period of Registration, click here.
      (Notes)

    • The date of enrollment is April 1, 2023.
    • These selection processes accept international students.

    General Selection Process (January to February Selection Process)

    Program Number of Students to be Admitted Remarks
    Master’s Program in Policy and Planning Sciences 16
    A few additional students when appropriate
    Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Master’s Program in Service Engineering A few students Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Master’s Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering 1
    A few additional students when appropriate
    Master’s Program in Computer Science 5
    A few additional students when appropriate
    Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Master’s Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems 2
    A few additional students when appropriate
    Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Master’s Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy 1
    A few additional students when appropriate
    Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics (First Year Enrollment) A few students

    Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (January to February Selection Process)

    Program Number of Students to be Admitted Remarks
    Master’s Program in Policy and Planning Sciences 5
    A few additional students when appropriate
    Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Master’s Program in Service Engineering 3
    A few additional students when appropriate
    Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Master’s Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering 1
    A few additional students when appropriate
    Master’s Program in Computer Science 2
    A few additional students when appropriate
    Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Master’s Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems 2
    A few additional students when appropriate
    Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Master’s Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy 2
    A few additional students when appropriate
    Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    • For the Cooperative Graduate School System, click here.
    • For the System for Extending the Period of Registration, click here.
      (Notes)

    • The date of enrollment is April 1, 2023.
    • These selection processes accept international students.
  • 3. Eligibility for Application

    Individuals who meet any of the following requirements are deemed eligible for application.
    (Note: Individuals who have not yet graduated from a university that awards them a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent at the time of application are not eligible to apply for the Special Selection Process for Working Individuals.
    Applicants for the Special Selection Process for Working Individuals must have at least one year of working experience (full-time or part-time) as of March 2023.)

    (A) No eligibility screening is required for the following individuals:

    • Individuals who have graduated or are expected to graduate from a Japanese four-year university by March 2023
    • Individuals who have earned or are expected to earn a bachelorʼs degree from the National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE) in Japan by March 2023
    • Individuals who have graduated from a university in a country other than Japan that implements 16 or more years of school curriculum up to university graduation, and earned a bachelor’s degree
    • Individuals designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

    (B) Eligibility screening is required for the following individuals:

    • Individuals who are 22 years of age or older as of March 2023, and whose qualification is recognized as equivalent to a bachelor’s degree as the result of the eligibility screening conducted by the University of Tsukuba

    (Note) If you do not meet any of the requirements in the category (A) above, we will conduct an eligibility screening upon your request. Please contact us by the following deadline.

      【Deadlines】

    • July Selection Process: May 25, 2022
    • August Selection Process: June 29, 2022
    • January to February Selection Process: November 25, 2022

    【Requirement for Special Selection Process for Recommended Applicants (July Selection Process)】
    Applicants who are eligible for application (See “3. Eligibility for Application”) and meet one of the following requirements may apply for this selection process. Applicants for this selection process must submit a letter of recommendation issued by president, dean or department head at university they currently belong to and promise that they enroll in the University of Tsukuba if they are admitted.

    1. Master’s Program in Policy and Planning Sciences, Service Engineering, Risk and Resilience and Computer Science
      1. (1) At least 70 percent of all credits earned by the time of application is A or A+.
      2. (2) Have an outstanding academic record in the research field covered by the program for which the applicant is applying (Please refer to the Faculty Directory for information on the research fields and keywords covered by each program).
    2. Master’s Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems
      1. (1) At least 68 percent of all credits earned by the time of application is A or A+ and have English proficiency equivalent to TOEIC C rank (470 – 730 points).
      2. (2) Have an outstanding academic record in the research field covered by the Master’s Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems (Please refer to the Faculty Directory for information on the research fields and keywords covered by each program).
    3. Master’s Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy
      1. (1) At least 68 percent of all credits earned by the time of application is A or A+.
      2. (2) Have an outstanding academic record in the research field covered by the Master’s Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy (Please refer to the Faculty Directory for information on the research fields and keywords covered by each program).
    4. Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics
      1. (1) At least 68 percent of all credits earned by the time of application is A or A+ and have English proficiency equivalent to TOEIC C rank (430 – 730 points).
      2. (2) Have an outstanding academic record in the research field covered by the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics (Please refer to the Faculty Directory for information on the research fields and keywords covered by each program).
  • 4. Information and Hints for Admission

    Obtaining the Consent from Faculty Members before Applying

    Before applying, applicants must contact a faculty member and obtain consent to become their prospective supervisor (the person who gives you academic instructions after enrollment).

    International students must enter a “reference number” in the Web Entry system. You will be notified of your reference number by the faculty member who agreed to become their prospective supervisor.

    (Applicants for the Master’s Program in Policy and Planning Sciences or Master’s Program in Service Engineering are not required to obtain or enter a reference number.)

    • Since it will take some time to obtain a reference number, please contact your desired faculty member as soon as possible.
    • Please refer to the Faculty Directory for the list of faculty members and their research fields and keywords.
      If you have any questions about research field, contact your desired program. See (2) of “13. Contact us”.

    Security Export Control

    The University of Tsukuba has established the University of Tsukuba Rules on Security Export Control in accordance with the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act, and conducts strict examinations for acceptance of international students. International applicants who fall under any of the conditions set out in said regulations may be unable to enter their desired program.

  • 5. Examination Fee

    30,000 Japanese Yen (non-refundable)

    The examination fees will not be charged for foreign students who are supported by the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarships and students applying for a secondary program (Master’s program) under the Dual Degree Program.

    The University of Tsukuba have the special measures of examination fee exemption for the victims of disasters in Japan. For more details, see this website.

    The examination fee can be paid by either of the following methods:

    Credit Card Payment (for all applicants):

    We accept Visa, MasterCard, JCB or AMERICAN EXPRESS.
    Credit card payment can be made at the final step of the Web Entry system or by visiting
    this website.

    After the payment, you will be provided with the receipt number. Enter the receipt number in the input field displayed on the Web Entry system.
    Print out the payment complete screen and submit it along with other application documents to the university.
    For details, see the payment instructions.
    Administration fees must be covered by the applicant.

    Convenience Store Payment (for applicants residing in Japan only):

    Payment can be made at convenience stores in Japan: LAWSON, SEVEN-ELEVEN, FamilyMart, or MINISTOP.
    Follow the instructions given at the final steps of the Web Entry system or at this website (available in Japanese only) to apply for the convenience store payment.

    After going to the selected store and completing payment, please enter the required information into the Web Entry System: name of the convenience store that you used, the date of payment, and the payment number (The number of digit and the Japanese name of the payment number differ according to the store you used. See the description below).

    • SEVEN-ELEVEN: “払込票番号” 13 digits
    • LAWSON, FamilyMart, MINISTOP: “お客様番号” 11 digits

    Download the “Form for Submission of the Certificate of Payment of Application Fee” in PDF from the Web Entry system and print it out. Paste the receipt (certificate of payment) you received from the convenience store to the form. Submit the completed form along with other application documents to the university.
    For details, see the payment instructions.
    Administration fees must be covered by the applicant.

  • 6. Application Procedure
    1. Visit the Web Entry system during the following period and complete online application:
      • For July Selection Process
        May 27, 2022 (from noon JST) – June 3, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST)
      • For August Selection Process
        July 1, 2022 (from noon JST)- July 21, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST)
      • For January to February Selection Process
        December 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – December 16, 2022 (by 3:00 pm JST)

      You cannot change the content of application after submission. Please check twice before confirming the entry.

    2. The graduation certificate and other documents for which originals are required must be mailed (Use registered mail) or brought directly to the Academic Service Office for the Systems and Information Engineering Area (Refer to “13. Contact Us” about the location). All required documents must be put in an envelope with an Address Sheet attached. You can download your Address Sheet in PDF from the Web Entry system.
      The documents must arrive to our office by the deadline stated below. If your documents fail to arrive by the deadline or any of the required documents is incomplete, invalid or missing, you will not be allowed to take the exam.

        [Deadlines]

      • For July Selection Process: June 3, 2022
      • For August Selection Process: July 21, 2022
      • For January to February Selection Process: December 16, 2022

      (Note) The Academic Service Office closes at 5:00 pm (JST). The application brought in after that time will not be accepted.

      [Place to Submit (Address)]
      Refer to (1) of “13. Contact Us

    • You cannot change the desired program from one to another after confirming the entry on the Web Entry system.
    • All documents submitted will not be returned to you.
      Examination fees are non-refundable.
    • If you have any questions about curriculum or research field, contact your desired program.
  • 7. Web Entry and Documents to be submitted

    You can submit the application online from the Web Entry system. The graduation certificate and other documents for which originals are required must be mailed (Use registered mail) or brought directly to the Academic Service Office for the Systems and Information Engineering Area.

    Information You Need for Web Entry

    Information Required for: Remarks
    1. Degree Program / Applicant’s Information All applicants Follow the instruction on Web Entry system.
    You are requested to upload the JPEG data of your ID photo for the Reference Card. The ID photo must be taken within three months with no hats or other head adornments.
    2. Supervisor All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry system.
    Supervisor of Your Choice All applicants Enter the supervisor of your choice.

    (Note) Our Faculty Directory lists the roles that can be assigned to each faculty member. You cannot enter the name of a faculty member who can only be a “sub-supervisor.” alone.
    If you wish to conduct research related to that person’s research keywords, you must make an additional appointment with a faculty member whose role is displayed “Main supervisor/Sub-supervisor” (i.e. who can be either “main supervisor” or “sub-supervisor”) and enter both names.
    By doing so, you can indicate that you wish to conduct research related to your sub-supervisor’s research topics under the guidance of the main supervisor.

    For example, if you would like to conduct research related to Dr. Suzuki Taroʼs research keywords under the guidance of Dr. Yamada Hanako, enter as follows:

    1st Choice: Yamada Hanako (Suzuki Taro)

    Confirmation regarding the English test (TOEIC / TOEFL / IELTS) [Special Selection Process for Recommended Applicants]
    Applicants for Master’s Program in Service Engineering, Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems or Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics (See *1)

    [General Selection Process]
    All applicants (There is an exception for some applicants for the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics. See *1)

    [Special Selection Process for Working Individuals]
    Applicants for the Master’s Program in Computer Science or Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems

    Read the following, fill in the required information and check the box on the Web Entry system.
    You must submit one of the following score sheets with your photo (The document must be original) for designated external English language examinations (The examination must be taken after July 2020. Exceptionally, applicants for Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics can submit score sheets for exams taken after May 2020).

    ・TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate/Official Score Report
    ・TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail
    (TOEFL iBT® Home Edition score sheets are also valid.)
    ・IELTS Academic Test Report Form

    The evaluation of the score sheet is considered the foreign language examination. If the score sheet is not submitted properly, you will be excluded from the further selection.
    We do not accept photocopies of the score sheets.
    We do not accept the following score sheets:
    ・TOEIC Institutional Program Score Report
    ・TOEFL Institutional Score Report
    ・IELTS General Training Test Report Form

    (Note) Applicants for the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics can apply for an exemption from submitting the designated English score sheets if they meet the conditions. See *1.

    3. Eligibility All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry system.
    Research Plan All applicants Summarize plans within 500 words in English.
    You may use the designated form to be submitted on paper if you must use mathematical formulae, Greek letters, or special symbols that cannot be entered in the Web Entry system. You can download the form from the Web Entry system. Fill it out and submit it along with the other required documents.
    (Notes)

    • Charts and figures cannot be used in the form.
    • The format of the form may not be changed. Do not write outside the column.

    The research plans of applicants for the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics will mainly be assessed according to the following four criteria that examine to what extent you have;

    1. expertise and presentation skills appropriate for Empowerment Informatics
    2. fundamental skills for interdisciplinary research
    3. the ability to investigate issues from multiple perspectives
    4. the potentiality to play active roles in an international society
    Career Plan Applicants for Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics Summarize plans for your career after completing the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics within 500 words in English.
    Your career plan will mainly be assessed according to the following three criteria that examine to what extent you have;

    1. the qualities needed to take an initiative as a global leader
    2. the potentiality to develop and pass on technology that matches the needs of the future society
    3. the abilities to tackle and resolve complicated social issues

    (Notes)

    • Charts and figures cannot be used in the form.
    • The format of the form may not be changed. Do not write outside the column.
    4. Educational Background All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry system.
    Research Activities All applicants who have research history
    Employment Records All applicants who have employment history
    Examination Fees All applicants
    (There are exceptions for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarship students and others. See
    5. Examination Fee.“)
    Follow the instructions given at the final step of the Web Entry system and make a payment.
    The following payment methods are available.
    For details, refer to “5. Examination Fee.”

    • Credit Card (for all applicants)
    • Convenience Store (for applicants residing in Japan only)

    *1 Applicants for the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics can apply for an exemption from submitting the designated English score sheets if they meet any of the following conditions:
      1) those whose first or native language is English
      2) those from a country where English is an official language
      3) those who completed their undergraduate course fully conducted in English.
    If you meet any of the above conditions and wish to apply for this exemption, you must submit an additional letter indicating your linguistic background.
    Applicants for other Master’s Programs cannot apply for the exemption.

    Documents to be printed out after Completing Web Entry

    After completing web entry, you will be able to download the following forms (PDF files) from the system. Please download all of them and print them out.

    Documents Created for: Remarks
    Reference Card All applicants Print out the Reference Card and bring it to the venue on the examination day.
    Address Sheet All applicants All required documents must be put in an envelope (of a size to hold A4 paper) with your Address Sheet attached on it. The documents must be mailed (Use registered mail) or brought directly to the Academic Service Office.

    Form for Submission of English Proficiency Tests Score (TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS) [Special Selection Process for Recommended Applicants]
    Applicants for the Master’s Program in Service Engineering, Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems or Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics(Applicable person)

    [General Selection Process]
    All applicants (If applicable when applying for the Doctoral
    Program in Empowerment Informatics)

    [Special Selection Process for Working Individuals]
    Applicants for Master’s Program in Computer Science, Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems

    This form is for attaching one of the following score sheets with your photo (The document must be original) for designated external English language examinations (The examination must be taken after July 2020. Exceptionally, applicants for Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics can submit score sheets for exams taken after May 2020).

    ・TOEIC Listening & Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report
    ・TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail
    (TOEFL iBT® Home Edition score sheets are also valid.)
    ・IELTS Academic Test Report Form

    Research Plan Applicants who use mathematical formulae, Greek letters, or special symbols that cannot be entered in the Web Entry system in their “Research Plan” Complete and submit the form in a single sheet.

    (Notes)

    • Charts and figures cannot be used in the form.
    • The format of the form may not be changed. Do not write outside the column.
    Personal Information Sheet [General Selection Process]
    Applicants for Master’s Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems
    The download link for this form is available for those who apply for the Master’s Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems (General Selection Process). Fill out the required information and submit it on paper.
    Form for Submission of the Certificate of Payment of Application Fee Applicants who made a convenience store payment This form is for attaching the receipt (certificate of payment) you received from the convenience store.

    Documents Needed for Application

    (The original documents are required.)

    Documents Required for: Instructions
    Letter of Recommendation or Letter of Self- Recommendation Applicants who apply for July Selection Process (Special Selection Process for Recommended Applicants) Submit the letter issued by the president, dean, or department head at your university in a sealed envelope.
    However, if you cannot submit the Letter of Recommendation due to circumstances (e.g. it has been a long time since you graduated from the university), please submit the Letter of Self- Recommendation prepared by yourself.
    The forms can be downloaded from the links below:
    Letter of Recommendation
    Letter of Self- Recommendation

    [Expected] Graduation Certificate (*1) All applicants Submit a graduation certificate (or an official document certifying that you are expected to graduate) issued by a university or other type of educational institution that awarded or will award you a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. The documents must be in English or Japanese.
    (Notes)

    • Even if you have a higher (i.e. master’s or doctoral) degree, you must submit a graduation certificate of undergraduate program.
    • The document must be original. If you cannot submit the original graduation certificate because it cannot be reissued, a photocopy attested by an authorized official of your university is acceptable. However, photocopies without the official university seal are not acceptable, as their authenticity cannot be verified.
    [Expected] Degree Certificate (*1) ①Individuals who have graduated or expected to graduate from a university in a country other than Japan

    ②Individuals who qualify for application at the National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE) in Japan

    ①If you have graduated or expected to graduate from a university or other type of educational institution in a country other than Japan, submit a degree certificate (or a official document certifying that you are expected to earn a degree). The documents must be in English or Japanese.
    (Notes)

    • Even if you have a higher (i.e. master’s or doctoral) degree, you must submit a bachelor’s degree certificate.
    • The document must be original. If you cannot submit the original degree certificate because it cannot be reissued, a photocopy attested by an authorized official of your university is acceptable. However, photocopies without the official university seal are not acceptable, as their authenticity cannot be verified.
    • Eligibility for applicants who have graduated from universities in countries other than Japan will be confirmed individually, since the education system varies by countries. Please upload a scanned image of your degree certificate in JEPG format on to the Web Entry system before submitting.

    ②If you earned or are planning to earn a bachelor’s degree from NIAD-QE, submit all related documents including “Certificate of degree conferment (certificate of acceptance of application for degree conferment)” and your academic transcript.

    Academic Transcript (*1) All applicants Submit an academic transcript issued by a university or other type of educational institution that awarded or will award you a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. The document must be in Japanese or English. If any credits were transferred from another school, please also submit an academic transcript issued by that school which contains grade information for the transferred credits (e.g. A student who transferred to the current university must submit transcripts issued by the current university and the previous university).

    (Notes)

    • Even if you have a higher (i.e. master’s or doctoral) degree, you must submit an academic transcript for bachelor’s program.
    • The document must be original. If you cannot submit the original academic transcript because it cannot be reissued, a photocopy attested by an authorized official of your university is acceptable. However, photocopies without the official university seal are not acceptable, as their authenticity cannot be verified.
    The English Test Score (*1) [Special Selection Process for Recommended Applicants]
    Master’s Program in Service Engineering, Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems and Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics (There is an exception for some applicants for the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics. See *2)

    [General Selection Process]
    All applicants (There is an exception for some applicants for the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics. See *2)

    [Special Selection Process for Working Individuals]
    Applicants for Master’s Program in Computer Science and Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems

    Please submit one of the following score sheets with your photo (The document must be original) for designated external English language examinations (The examination must be taken after July 2020. Exceptionally, applicants for Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics can submit score sheets for exams taken after May 2020).

    ・TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report
    ・TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail
    (TOEFL iBT® Home Edition score sheets are also valid.)
    ・IELTS Academic Test Report Form

    The score sheet must be pasted on the designated form. You can download it from the system after completing web entry. Print out the form and submit it to the university. The evaluation of the score sheet is considered the foreign language examination. If the score is not submitted properly, you will be excluded from the further selection.

    We will not accept a photocopy of the score and the following score:
    ・TOEIC Institutional Program Score Report
    ・TOEFL Institutional Score Report
    ・IELTS General Training Test Report Form

    (Notes)

    • If there is any doubt about the authenticity or validity of the submitted score sheets, we will check with the issuer.
    • Applicants for the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics can apply for an exemption from submitting the designated English score sheets if they meet the conditions. See *2.
    Request Letter for Exemption from TOEIC, TOEFL, or IELTS Academic Score Requirements Applicants for the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics (If applicable. See *2) If you wish to request the exemption from TOEIC, TOEFL, or IELTS Academic score requirements, submit a letter that briefly summarizes your own linguistic background to support your request. Any format is acceptable.
    Research Plan Applicants who use mathematical formulae, Greek letters, or special symbols that cannot be entered in the Web Entry system in their “Research Plan” Use the designated form which can be downloaded from the system after completing web entry. Complete and submit the form in a single sheet.
    (Notes)

    • Charts and figures cannot be used in the form.
    • The format of the form may not be changed. Any texts may not be written outside the box.
    Personal Information Sheet [Special Selection Process for Recommended Applicants/General Selection Process]
    Applicants for the Master’s Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems
    Provide information on the designated form which can be downloaded from the system after completing web entry.
    Copy of “Application Completed” Page of Examination Fee Payment by Credit Card Applicants who made a credit card payment
    (*Refer to “5. Examination Fee.“)
    Print out and submit the payment complete screen.
    Receipt Portion (Certificate of Payment) of Examination Fee Statement Applicants who made a convenience store payment
    (*Refer to “5. Examination Fee.“)
    Download the “Form for Submission of the Certificate of Payment of Application Fee” in PDF from the Web Entry system and print it out. Paste the receipt (certificate of payment) you received from the convenience store to the form and submit it.
    Letter of Approval for Entrance Exam (Any form is acceptable.) If applicable ① Individuals who currently attend a university or graduate school and are NOT expected to graduate by March 2023 must submit a letter of approval for them to take the entrance examination, issued by the president, dean, or department head at their university. Any format is acceptable, but the size must be A4.

    ② Individuals who currently work for a government agency, school, or company (except part-time workers) need to submit a letter of approval for them to take the entrance examination, issued by their superior. A written statement by the applicant that admission to the university will not interfere with his/her job is also acceptable. Any format is acceptable, but the size must be A4.

    Certificate of Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship Foreign applicants (If applicable) This document is required for international students who are supported by Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarship and currently enrolled in a university other than the University of Tsukuba.

    *1 If your current name is different from that on the documents you submit (for example, because of marriage), you will be required to submit proof of your name change (e.g., copy of marriage license).
    *2 Applicants for the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics can apply for an exemption from submitting the designated English score sheets if they meet any of the following conditions:
      1) those whose first or native language is English
      2) those from a country where English is an official language
      3) those who completed their undergraduate course fully conducted in English.

    If you meet any of the above conditions and wish to apply for this exemption, you must submit an additional letter indicating your linguistic background.

    Applicants for other Master’s Programs cannot apply for the exemption.

    (Note)
    Applicants’ personal information obtained from the application documents and the results of the entrance examination will be used for the affairs concerning admission and screening. The university may also process the information so that it is not personally identifiable and use it for research and study aimed at improvement of the admission procedure and the university education. If a successful applicant who has completed the admission procedures has applied for a JASSO scholarship, the information will be used as screening material in the scholarship selection process.

  • 8. Screening Criteria
    Screening Criteria

    We will make an overall decision on which student to accept based on the submitted documents and performance in the examinations.

    Examination Schedule and the Subjects

    Refer to the schedule below.
    In some examinations you need to choose exam subjects in advance.

    (1) Master’s Program in Policy and Planning Sciences Master’s

    Special Selection Process for Recommended Applicants (July Selection Process)
    July Selection Process July 6, 2022
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination (100 points)
    Time 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Detail Individual Interview
    Presentation (5min): To assess motivation, research plans, status of preparation, and future vision.
    Questionnaire (10min): A comprehensive question and answer session to verify the content of your presentation and your ability to English and mathematics.
    Refer to Note 5
    General Selection Process (August/January to February Selection Process)
    August Selection Process Thursday, August 25 Friday, August 26
    January to February Selection Process Thursday, January 26 Friday, January 27
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    English (100 points) Specialized Subject
    (100 points)
    Oral Examination
    (200 points)
    Time 10:00 am-11:30 am 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Detail English
    Evaluate TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report, TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail or IELTS Academic Test Report Form
    Refer to Note 2 – 3
    Choose one from Mathematics (calculus, linear algebra), Microeconomics and Urban/Regional planning at the time of exam.
    Refer to Note 4
    Individual Interview
    Presentation (5min): To assess motivation, research plans, status of preparation, and future vision.

    Questionnaire (10min): Questions will be asked from the interviewer.
    Refer to Note 4 – 5

    Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (August/January to February Selection Process)
    August Selection Process Friday, August 26
    January to February Selection Process Friday, January 27
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination
    (100 points)
    Time 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Detail Individual Interview
    Presentation (5min): To assess motivation, research plans, status of preparation, and future vision.
    Questionnaire (15min): The interviewer will ask questions to check your ability to analyze data, such as graphs, maps, or tables, and your general ability to think logically. Questions may refer the content of your presentation, or to related issues in general.

    Depending on the future situation such as the spread of infection of novel coronavirus, it is possible that the entrance examination method may be changed, such as conducting the entrance examination online. In addition, due to changes in the entrance examination method, etc., there is a possibility that the entrance examination date will be added. Any changes to the published information will be announced immediately at this website. Please check periodically to review any changes that may have been made.

    1. Before applying, applicants must contact a faculty member and obtain consent to become their prospective supervisor (the person who gives you academic instructions after enrollment). Please refer to the Faculty Directory.
      Applicants for the special examination for working individuals should confirm their intention at this time.
    2. The original copy of the TOEIC Listening & Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report, Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail or IELTS Academic Test Report Form, of the test you took after July 2020 with your photo, which is attached on the form to be created after completing Web Entry, and submit it together with other application documents by postal mail or bring it to the counter of Academic Service Office by the deadline.
      If the score is not submitted properly, you will be excluded from the further selection.
    3. We will not accept the submission of a photocopy of the score, TOEIC Institutional Program Score Report, TOEFL Institutional Score Report or IELTS General Training Test Report Form.
      The original copy will not be returned to you.
    4. You may choose Japanese or English for the specialized subjects and the interview.
    5. For General Selection Process, the schedule (the date and the time) for the interview will be announced on the first day of the exam.
    6. If you wish to enroll the Strategic Frontiers for Regional Revitalization course, please write it at the top of your research plan clearly.
    7. See https://www.sk.tsukuba.ac.jp/PPS/en/ for more details.

    (2) Master’s Program in Service Engineering Master’s

    Special Selection Process for Recommended Applicants (July Selection Process)
    July Selection Process Wednesday, July 6, 2022
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    English (100 points) Oral Examination
    (200 points)
    Time 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Detail English
    Evaluate TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report, TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail or IELTS Academic Test Report Form
    Refer to Note 2 – 3
    Individual Interview
    Presentation: To assess research plans, career plan.
    Questionnaire: A comprehensive question and answer session to verify the content of your presentation and your ability to mathematics.
    General Selection Process (August/January to February Selection Process)
    August Selection Process Thursday, August 25 Friday, August 26
    January to February Selection Process Thursday, January 26 Friday, January 27
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    English (100 points) Specialized Subject
    (100 points)
    Oral Examination
    (200 points)
    Time 10:00 am-11:30 am 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Detail English
    Evaluate TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report, TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail or IELTS Academic Test Report Form
    Refer to Note 2 – 3
    Mathematics (calculus, linear algebra)
    Refer to Note 4

    Individual Interview
    Presentation (5min): To assess motivation, research plans, status of preparation, and future vision.

    Questionnaire (10min): Questions will be asked from the interviewer.
    Refer to Note 5

    Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (August/January to February Selection Process)
    August Selection Process Friday, August 26
    January to February Selection Process Friday, January 27
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination
    (100 points)
    Time 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Detail Individual Interview
    Presentation (5min): To assess motivation, research plans, status of preparation, and future vision.
    Questionnaire (15min): Questions including your presentation and knowledge about English and mathematics will be asked from the interviewer.

    Depending on the future situation such as the spread of infection of novel coronavirus, it is possible that the entrance examination method may be changed, such as conducting the entrance examination online. In addition, due to changes in the entrance examination method, etc., there is a possibility that the entrance examination date will be added. Any changes to the published information will be announced immediately at this website. Please check periodically to review any changes that may have been made.

    1. Before applying, applicants must contact a faculty member and obtain consent to become their prospective supervisor (the person who gives you academic instructions after enrollment). Please refer to the Faculty Directory.
    2. The original copy of the TOEIC Listening & Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report, Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail or IELTS Academic Test Report Form, of the test you took after July 2020 with your photo, which is attached on the form to be created after completing Web Entry, and submit it together with other application documents by postal mail or bring it to the counter of Academic Service Office by the deadline.
      If the score is not submitted properly, you will be excluded from the further selection.
    3. We will not accept the submission of a photocopy of the score, TOEIC Institutional Program Score Report, TOEFL Institutional Score Report or IELTS General Training Test Report Form.
      The original copy will not be returned to you.
    4. You may choose Japanese or English for the specialized subjects.
    5. For General Selection Process, the schedule (the date and the time) for the interview will be announced on the first day of the exam.
    6. See https://www.sk.tsukuba.ac.jp/PPS/en/ for more details.

    (3) Master’s Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering Master’s

    Special Selection Process for Recommended Applicants (July Selection Process)
    July Selection Process Wednesday, July 6, 2022
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination
    (200 points)
    Time 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Detail Individual Interview
    (You will be asked questions on your specialization and your purpose of enrollment.)

    General Selection Process (August/January to February Selection Process)
    August Selection Process Thursday, August 25
    January to February Selection Process Thursday, January 26
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    English (200 points) Oral Examination
    (300 points)
    Time 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Detail English
    Evaluate TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report, TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail or IELTS Academic Test Report Form
    Refer to Note 2 – 3

    Individual Interview

    (You will be asked questions on your specialization and your purpose of enrollment.)

    Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (August/January to February Selection Process)
    August Selection Process Thursday, August 25
    January to February Selection Process Thursday, January 26
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination
    (300 points)
    Time 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Detail Individual Interview

    (You will be asked questions on your specialization and your purpose of enrollment.)

    Depending on the future situation such as the spread of infection of novel coronavirus, it is possible that the entrance examination method may be changed, such as conducting the entrance examination online. In addition, due to changes in the entrance examination method, etc., there is a possibility that the entrance examination date will be added. Any changes to the published information will be announced immediately at this website. Please check periodically to review any changes that may have been made.

    1. Before applying, applicants must contact a faculty member and obtain consent to become their prospective supervisor (the person who gives you academic instructions after enrollment). Please refer to the Faculty Directory. If you have the second choice, contact them as well.
    2. The original copy of the TOEIC Listening & Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report, Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail or IELTS Academic Test Report Form, of the test you took after July 2020 with your photo, which is attached on the form to be created after completing Web Entry, and submit it together with other application documents by postal mail or bring it to the counter of Academic Service Office by the deadline.
      If the score is not submitted properly, you will be excluded from the further selection.
    3. We will not accept the submission of a photocopy of the score, TOEIC Institutional Program Score Report, TOEFL Institutional Score Report or IELTS General Training Test Report Form.
      The original copy will not be returned to you.
    4. The schedule for the oral examination will be announced on the program’s web page. See https://www.risk.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/ for more details.

    (4) Master’s Program in Computer Science Master’s

    Special Selection Process for Recommended Applicants (July Selection Process)
    July Selection Process Wednesday, July 6, 2022
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination
    (200 points)
    Time 1:00 pm -5:00 pm
    Detail Individual Interview
    (You will be asked questions on your specialization and your purpose of enrollment.)
    General Selection Process (August/January to February Selection Process)
    August Selection Process Wednesday, August 24
    January to February Selection Process Thursday, January 26
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    English (100 points) Oral Examination
    (400 points)
    Time 9:30 am-5:00 pm
    Detail English
    Evaluate TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report, TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail or IELTS Academic Test Report Form
    Refer to Note 3 – 4
    Individual Interview

    1. You will be asked about your basic knowledge about mathematics and fundamentals of computer science.
    2. You will be asked questions on your specialization and your purpose of enrollment.
    Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (August/January to February Selection Process)
    August Selection Process Wednesday, August 24
    January to February Selection Process Thursday, January 26
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    English (100 points) Oral Examination
    (200 points)
    Time 9:30 am-5:00 pm
    Detail English
    Evaluate TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report, TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail or IELTS Academic Test Report Form
    Refer to Note 3 – 4
    Individual Interview
    (You will be asked questions on your specialization and your purpose of enrollment.)

    Depending on the future situation such as the spread of infection of novel coronavirus, it is possible that the entrance examination method may be changed, such as conducting the entrance examination online. In addition, due to changes in the entrance examination method, etc., there is a possibility that the entrance examination date will be added. Any changes to the published information will be announced immediately at this website. Please check periodically to review any changes that may have been made.

    1. Before applying, applicants must contact a faculty member and obtain consent to become their prospective supervisor (the person who gives you academic instructions after enrollment). Please refer to the Faculty Directory. If you have the second choice, contact him/her and obtain his/her consent to your application as well.
      Applicants for Special Selection Process for working individuals should confirm their intention at this time.
    2. See “Admission” on https://www.cs.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/index.html for the scope of the exam on information fundamentals and the details of Admission.
    3. 2. The original copy of the TOEIC Listening & Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report, Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail or IELTS Academic Test Report Form, of the test you took after July 2020 with your photo, which is attached on the form to be created after completing Web Entry, and submit it together with other application documents by postal mail or bring it to the counter of Academic Service Office by the deadline.
    4. We will not accept the submission of a photocopy of the score, TOEIC Institutional Program Score Report, TOEFL Institutional Score Report or IELTS General Training Test Report Form.
      The original copy will not be returned to you.

    Computing Science English Program

    We have the program which allows you to take classes in English to earn degree in Computer Science field.
    If you wish to enroll, apply after the entrance.
    Refer http://www.cs.tsukuba.ac.jp/cse/ for more details about this program.
    You may refer here for the details of the subjects.

    Dual Degree Program

    Dual Degree Program is available in the doctoral programs below.
    Please refer here for the details.

    • Doctoral Program in Physics, Degree Programs in Pure and Applied Sciences
    • Doctoral Program in Geosciences, Degree Programs in Life and Earth Sciences
    • Doctoral Program in Biology, Degree Programs in Life and Earth Sciences

    (5) Master’s Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems Master’s

    Special Selection Process for Recommended Applicants (July Selection Process)
    July Selection Process Wednesday, July 6, 2022
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    English (100 points) Oral Examination
    (200 points)
    Time 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Detail English
    Evaluate TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report, TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail or IELTS Academic Test Report Form
    Refer to Note 2 – 3
    Individual Interview
    (The examination will cover matters related to each specialty, current research, reasons for application, research plan, and basic academic skills (mathematics).)

    General Selection Process (August/January to February Selection Process)
    August Selection Process Thursday, August 25
    Friday, August 26
    January to February Selection Process Friday, January 27
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Transcript
    (200 points)
    *Only for August Selection Process.
    English (100 points) Oral Examination
    (300 points)
    Time 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Detail Evaluate the transcript from the graduated college. English
    Evaluate TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report, TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail or IELTS Academic Test Report Form
    Refer to Note 3 – 4
    Individual Interview

    1. You will be asked about your basic knowledge about mathematics.
    2. You will give a presentation about your graduation research or equivalent, purpose of enrollment and current research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.

    (Be sure to read Note 5).

    Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (August/January to February Selection Process)
    August Selection Process Wednesday, August 24
    January to February Selection Process Thursday, January 26
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Transcript
    (200 points)
    *Only for August Selection Process.
    English (100 points) Oral Examination
    (300 points)
    Time 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Detail Evaluate the transcript from the graduated college. English
    Evaluate TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report, TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail or IELTS Academic Test Report Form
    Refer to Note 3 – 4
    Individual Interview
    You will be required to give a presentation about your past researches and your research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.

    ※Oral examination for the August Selection Process and January to February Selection Process will be conducted online.

    Depending on the future situation such as the spread of infection of novel coronavirus, it is possible that the entrance examination method may be changed, such as conducting the entrance examination online. In addition, due to changes in the entrance examination method, etc., there is a possibility that the entrance examination date will be added. Any changes to the published information will be announced immediately at this website. Please check periodically to review any changes that may have been made.

    1. Before applying, applicants must contact a faculty member and obtain consent to become their prospective supervisor (the person who gives you academic instructions after enrollment). Please refer to the Faculty Directory. If you have the second choice, contact them as well.
    2. Your transcript should be attached and submitted with applications.
    3. The original copy of the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report, Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail or IELTS Academic Test Report Form, of the test you took after July 2020 with your photo, which is attached on the form to be created after completing Web Entry, and submit it together with other application documents by postal mail or bring it to the counter of Academic Service Office by the deadline. The original copy will not be returned to you.
      If the score is not submitted properly, you will be excluded from the further selection.
    4. We will not accept the submission of a photocopy of the score, TOEIC Institutional Program Score Report, TOEFL Institutional Score Report or IELTS General Training Test Report Form.
    5. For General Selection Process (August Selection Process), the oral examination 1 will be on the first day, and the oral examination 2 will be on the first day or the second day. Mark your preferred date in the Personal Information Sheet. Applicants from a distance area will be prioritized. The schedule for the oral examination (the time and the date) will be announced on the program’s web page.
    6. See https://www.imis.tsukuba.ac.jp/?lang=en for details.
    7. Please contact the Chair of the Master’s Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems (entexam@imis.tsukuba.ac.jp)
      for the schedule of the oral examination, or if you have any questions.

    (6) Master’s Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy Master’s

    Special Selection Process for Recommended Applicants (July Selection Process)
    July Selection Process Wednesday, July 6, 2022
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination
    (200 points)
    Time 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Detail Individual Interview
    (You will be asked questions on your specialization and your purpose of enrollment.)

    General Selection Process (August/January to February Selection Process)
    August Selection Process Thursday, August 25
    January to February Selection Process Friday, January 27
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Transcript
    (200 points)
    English
    (100 points)
    Oral Examination
    (400 points)
    Time 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Detail Evaluate the transcript from the graduated college. English
    Evaluate TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report, TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail or IELTS Academic Test Report Form
    Refer to Note 3 – 4
    Individual Interview

    1. You will be asked questions about your basic knowledge about mathematics (analysis and linear algebra) and one of the following physics topics you choose upon applying. (dynamics, thermodynamics or electromagnetics).
    2. You will be asked questions on your purpose of enrollment.
    Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (August/January to February Selection Process)
    August Selection Process Wednesday, August 24
    January to February Selection Process Friday, January 27
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination
    (200 points)
    Time 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Detail Individual Interview (You will be asked questions on your specialization and your purpose of enrollment.)

    Depending on the future situation such as the spread of infection of novel coronavirus, it is possible that the entrance examination method may be changed, such as conducting the entrance examination online. In addition, due to changes in the entrance examination method, etc., there is a possibility that the entrance examination date will be added. Any changes to the published information will be announced immediately at this website. Please check periodically to review any changes that may have been made.

    1. Before applying, applicants must contact a faculty member and obtain consent to become their prospective supervisor (the person who gives you academic instructions after enrollment). Please refer to the Faculty Directory.
    2. Your transcript should be attached and submitted with applications.
    3. The original copy of the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report, Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail or IELTS Academic Test Report Form, of the test you took after July 2020 with your photo, which is attached on the form to be created after completing Web Entry, and submit it together with other application documents by postal mail or bring it to the counter of Academic Service Office by the deadline.
      If the score is not submitted properly, you will be excluded from the further selection.
    4. We will not accept the submission of a photocopy of the score, TOEIC Institutional Program Score Report, TOEFL Institutional Score Report or IELTS General Training Test Report Form.
      The original copy will not be returned to you.
    5. The schedule for the oral examination will be announced on the program’s web page. Refer to https://www.eme.tsukuba.ac.jp/.

    (7) Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics (First Year Enrollment) 5yr Doctoral

    Special Selection Process for Recommended Applicants (July Selection Process)
    July Selection Process Wednesday, July 6, 2022
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Application Document Screening
    (100 points)
    Oral Examination (200 points in total):
    1) Research Plan (100 points)
    2) Career Plan (100 points)
    Time 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Detail Your academic skills will be assessed based on all your information and documentation submitted.

    The examination takes the form of an interview.
    You will be asked to offer a presentation about your research plan and career plan (5 minutes) followed by a Q & A session (15 minutes).
    General Selection Process (August/January to February Selection Process)
    August Selection Process Wednesday, August 24, 2022
    January to February Selection Process Thursday, January 26, 2023
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Application Document Screening
    (100 points)
    Oral Examination (200 points in total):
    1) Research Plan (100 points)
    2) Career Plan (100 points)
    Time 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Detail Your academic skills will be assessed based on all your information and documentation submitted. The examination takes the form of an interview and a presentation.
    You will be asked to offer a presentation about your research plan (5 minutes) and career plan (5 minutes) followed by a Q & A session (10 minutes).

    Depending on the future situation such as the spread of infection of novel coronavirus, it is possible that the entrance examination method may be changed, such as conducting the entrance examination online. In addition, due to changes in the entrance examination method, etc., there is a possibility that the entrance examination date will be added. Any changes to the published information will be announced immediately at this website. Please check periodically to review any changes that may have been made.

    1. Before applying, applicants must contact a faculty member and obtain consent to become their prospective supervisor (the person who gives you academic instructions after enrollment). Please refer to the Faculty Directory. If you have the second choice, contact them as well.
    2. Your transcript should be attached and submitted with applications.
    3. 3. The original copy of the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report, Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail or IELTS Academic Test Report Form, of the test you took after May 2020 with your photo, which is attached on the form to be created after completing Web Entry, and submit it together with other application documents by postal mail or bring it to the counter of Academic Service Office by the deadline. The original copy will not be returned to you.
      If the score is not submitted properly, you will be excluded from the further selection.
      We will not accept the submission of a photocopy of the score, TOEIC Institutional Program Score Report, TOEFL Institutional Score Report or IELTS General Training Test Report Form.
    4. The examination time will in principle be determined by the University after the web entries closed.
    5. The following items are what you need to bring for taking the examination.
      1) A copy of your Reference Card, and your passport and/or photo ID card
      2) Presentation slides
      3) A laptop PC for your presentation
    6. If you have any questions, contact the Chair of the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics.
  • 9. Testing Location, Announcement of Acceptance & Enrollment Procedure

    Testing Location

    At the University of Tsukuba (1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki)
    Refer to “12. Information and Instructions for Examinees” for details.

    Announcement of Acceptance

    The examinee numbers of the successful applicants will be posted on this website during the following periods:

    • For July Selection Process
      July 15, 2022 (from 10:00 am JST) – July 21, 2022 (by 10:00 am JST)
    • For August Selection Process
      September 16, 2022 (from 10:00 am JST) – September 22, 2022 (by 10:00 am JST)
    • For January to February Selection Process
      February 15, 2023 (from 10:00 am JST) – February 21, 2023 (by 10:00 am JST)

    An acceptance letter will be sent to successful applicants on the same day by the registered mail.

    Enrollment Procedure

    1. Enrollment Procedure Guidelines (which contain documents to be submitted before entrance) will be sent out to successful applicants. We will announce the date of shipment on this website as soon as it is decided.

      The successful applicants shall notify the Division of Admission in advance if they are moving permanently before the date above or going away when the documents are expected to be delivered.

    2. The documents must be mailed using a designated envelope (which will be sent to you together with the Enrollment Procedure Guidelines) by early March 2023. The submission deadline will be shown in Enrollment Procedure Guidelines.
    3. Expenses Required upon Entrance
      1. (a)Admission fee 282,000 Japanese yen (non-refundable).
      2. (b)Tuition
        • The first term (April – September): 267,900 Japanese yen
        • The second term (October – March): 267,900 Japanese yen
          (Annual: 535,800 Japanese yen)
          1. (Notes)

          2. (1)If fees are revised before admission or while enrolled in thee university, the revised amount of fees will apply.
          3. (2)The admission fee will not be charged for foreign students who are supported by the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarships and students applying for a secondary program (Master’s program) under the Dual Degree Program.
          4. (3)Students enrolled in the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics are expected to receive tuition exemption (full amount).
    4. All applicants who have a full-time job must submit a document or a letter (e.g. an order to attend a training course, a letter of leave of absence or an approval letter) issued by the employer to prove that you are approved to enroll in the university.
    5. Applicants with foreign nationality must acquire a status of residence which is suitable for admission, in accordance with the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (Cabinet Order No. 319 of 1951), before beginning enrollment procedures. Those who wish to enroll in the university as an international student must obtain a “Student” visa and enter Japan with a residence status of “Student.”
  • 10. Previous Examinations

    Some programs provide information on the past examination. Refer to the “Admission FAQ” on Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering website:
    https://www.sie.tsukuba.ac.jp/eng/visitor/exam/faq

  • 11. Applicants Who Need Assistance

    If you need assistance due to disability, contact the Division of Admission by the following deadline:

      [Deadlines]

    • For July Selection Process: May 25, 2022
    • For August Selection Process: June 29, 2022
    • For January to February Selection Process: November 25, 2022
  • 12. Information and Instructions for Examinees

    We will post the “Information and Instructions for Examinees” on this website on the date stated below.

      [Planned publication date]

    • For July Selection Process: June 17, 2022
    • For August Selection Process: August 5, 2022
    • For January to February Selection Process: January 10, 2023
  • 13. Contact Us
    1. If you have any questions about application guidelines, contact us at:
      Academic Service Office for the Systems and Information Engineering Area, University of Tsukuba
      1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573 Japan

      Hours: 9:00am to 12:15pm and 1:15pm to 5:00pm on Monday through Friday except national holidays

    2. If you have any questions about curriculum or research field, contact your desired program.
  • 14. Financial support for students of Empowerment Informatics

    Students enrolled in the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics are eligible for financial support in the form of stipend under the Financial Support Scheme for Special Fellows. Financial Support of 70,000 Japanese yen will be paid to the students on a monthly basis. Any students receiving other forms of financial aid such as the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship and JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC) are not entitled to apply for the scheme.

    The Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics has been selected as a “University Fellowship Founding Program” by the Japanese Government (MEXT). Therefore, starting from FY 2021, third-year students and above enrolled in this program will receive financial support of 2.3 million Japanese yen per year (175,000 Japanese yen per month for living expenses and 200,000 yen per year for research expenses) instead of the above-mentioned financial support if they pass the screening.

  • 15. Special Provision on Educational Method Stipulated in Article 14 of the Standards for Establishment of Graduate Schools

    Education provided under special provision

    1. Along with the progress of science technology and the sophistication of society, there are increasing demands for re-education of working individuals at graduate schools. In response to these demands, Article 14 of the Standards for Establishment of Graduate Schools stipulates that graduate schools may, if necessary from an educational standpoint, provide education through appropriate means, which include conducting classes or research guidance in the evening and other certain hours and periods.

      This stipulation provides more working individuals with opportunities to receive graduate school education while in employment and to develop the knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles in educational research and practice. Under Article 14 of the Standards for Establishment of Graduate Schools, master’s and doctoral programs in the University of Tsukuba Graduate Schools, which has achieved in fostering skilled professionals and re-educating working individuals, has introduced a day/evening course system to enhance education and research activities.

    2. Requirements to complete the program
      Requirements to complete the programs under the application of this special provision are as follows.

      [Master’s Programs at Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering]
      1. (1) Complete day courses [including compulsory subjects] and courses provided under Article 14 in the master’s program or the other programs as required within the standard two-year period.
      2. (2) At the beginning of academic year, consult with the academic supervisor, Chair and Dean, and obtain their approval in advance.
      3. (3) See the table below for the courses provided under Article 14.
      4. Category Courses (Credits) Programs
        Major Subjects
        or
        Foundation Subjects for Major
        Take Seminar and Research (8 – 12 credits) as each master’s program requires. Each master’s program
        Major Subjects
        Adaptive Systems (2 credits)
        Advanced Biological Cybernetics (2 credits)
        Master’s Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems
  • 16. Dual Degree Programs at the Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering

    Overview

    Dual Degree Programs allow doctoral students to enroll in a master’s or professional degree program either at the same Degree Programs or at different ones to earn a master’s degree there.

    Programs and Participating Degree Programs

    (A) Dual Degree Programs for students working for a doctoral degree at the Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    Doctoral Programs (Primary Program) Master’s and Professional Degree Programs (Secondary Program)
    Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems
    Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    Master’s Program in Medical Sciences
    Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences
    Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems
    Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    Master’s Program in Public Health
    Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences
    Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems
    Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    Master’s Program in Business Administration
    Degree Programs in Business Sciences
    Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems
    Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    Master’s Program in Law
    Degree Programs in Business Sciences
    Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems
    Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    MBA Program in International Business
    Graduate School of Business Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences

    (Professional Degree Program)
    Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems
    Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    Master’s Program in Policy and Planning Sciences
    Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems
    Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    Master’s Program in Service Engineering
    Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems
    Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    Master’s Program in Design
    Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences
    Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems
    Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    Master’s Program in Agro-Bioresources Science and Technology
    Degree Programs in Life and Earth Sciences
    Doctoral Program in Computer Science
    Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    Master’s Program in Policy and Planning Sciences
    Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    Doctoral Program in Computer Science
    Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    Master’s Program in Service Engineering
    Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    (B) Dual Degree Programs for students working for a doctoral degree at some other Degree Programs
    Doctoral Programs (Primary Program) Master’s Programs (Secondary Program)
    Doctoral Program in Physics
    Degree Programs in Pure and Applied Sciences
    Master’s Program in Computer Science
    Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    Doctoral Program in Geosciences
    Degree Programs in Life and Earth Sciences
    Master’s Program in Computer Science
    Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    Doctoral Program in Biology
    Degree Programs in Life and Earth Sciences
    Master’s Program in Computer Science
    Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    Doctoral Program in Design
    Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences
    Master’s Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems
    Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering

    Application

    If you wish to apply for a Dual Degree Program, you need to consult the Academic Service Office (Graduate Support) in charge of the Degree Programs that your doctoral program belongs to. Below is a list of contact information for each Academic Service Office.
    Click on the name of the Degree Programs below to send an email to the corresponding office.

    The deadline for submitting application documents is as follows:

    [Deadlines]

    • For July Selection Process: May 25, 2022
    • For August Selection Process: June 29, 2022
    • For January to February Selection Process: November 25, 2022

    For more details, consult with your supervisor.

    (Note)
    Below is a list of Master’s/doctoral programs in the Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering Area which employs the Dual Degree Program.

    • Doctoral Program in Computer Science
    • Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems
    • Master’s Program in Policy and Planning Sciences
    • Master’s Program in Service Engineering

    If you are applying for both the doctoral and master’s program at the same time, you need two different email addresses, as you cannot apply for two programs using one account on the Web Entry system.

  • 17. System for Extending the Period of Registration

    Aim of the System for Extending the Period of Registration

    This system enhances opportunities for diverse students to study at the university by extending the years of study from standard two years to three or four years. Their study plan will be reviewed individually prior to approval of the extension.

    Eligible Applicants

    This system is for students who have difficulties completing the program in standard two years due to any of the following reasons:

    (1) Having an occupation
    (2) Must take care of family members (e.g. children and elderly)
    (3) Having a disability
    (4) Other reasons deemed justifiable to apply

    Application Period

    Before applying, students must consult with the Chair of the program and supervisor and obtain their approval.
    The application documents must be submitted in the designated forms within the period for enrollment procedure.