Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering

Doctoral Programs Application Guidelines

Policy and Planning Sciences, Risk and Resilience Engineering, Computer Science, Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems, and Engineering Mechanics and Energy
[Important] Information on Change in Method of
Implementing Future Entrance Examinations, Etc.,
in Response to the COVID-19 Infections

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

Information page of the Graduate Admissions site URL https://eng.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/

Information Environment, Etc., Necessary if there is a Change to Online Entrance Examinations

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

  1. Have a bright quiet private room environment
  2. Have a network environment capable of sending and receiving video
  3. Have a personal computer with a camera and microphone
    (using a speaker for voice output. The use of earphones or headphones, etc., that are fitted to the body are prohibited)
  4. Have a smartphone (with a camera) * Item 4 on the left is for emergency use in case of occurrence of network problems

Note that if you have questions regarding the examination environment or if you would like to do a communication test as preparation in advance for the possibility of online examinations, contact the inquiry desk of your program.

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

  • October (General Admission/ Special Selection of Working Individuals)
  • February (General Admission/ Special Selection of Working Individuals)

  • 1. Schedule

    Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences

    October February
    Eligibility Screening Application August 28, 2020 November 27, 2020
    Payment September 1, 2020-September 18, 2020 December 1, 2020-December 18, 2020
    Web Entry September 1, 2020 (from noon JST)- September 18, 2020 (by 3 p.m. JST) December 1, 2020(from noon JST)-December 18, 2020 (by 3 p.m. JST)
    Documents Submission September 1, 2020-September 18, 2020 (Necessary documents must be received no later than September 18, 2020.) December 1, 2020-December 18, 2020 (Necessary documents must be received no later than December 18, 2020.)
    Examination Date October 19, 2020 February 1, 2021
    Announcement of Admission Results November 6, 2020 February 17, 2021

    Doctoral Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering

    October February
    Eligibility Screening Application August 28, 2020 November 27, 2020
    Payment September 1, 2020-September 18, 2020 December 1, 2020-December 18, 2020
    Web Entry September 1, 2020 (from noon JST)- September 18, 2020 (by 3 p.m. JST) December 1, 2020(from noon JST)-December 18, 2020 (by 3 p.m. JST)
    Documents Submission September 1, 2020-September 18, 2020 (Necessary documents must be received no later than September 18, 2020.) December 1, 2020-December 18, 2020 (Necessary documents must be received no later than December 18, 2020.)
    Examination Date Tsukuba campus:
     October 19, 2020
    Tokyo campus:
     October 17, 2020
    *Applicants for Doctoral Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering on Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination can also choose October 17 in Tokyo Campus.
    Tsukuba campus:
     February 2, 2021
    Tokyo campus:
     January 31, 2021
    *Applicants for Doctoral Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering on Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination can also choose January 31 in Tokyo Campus.
    Announcement of Admission Results November 6, 2020 February 17, 2021

    Doctoral Program in Computer Science

    October February
    Eligibility Screening Application August 28, 2020 November 27, 2020
    Payment September 1, 2020-September 18, 2020 December 1, 2020-December 18, 2020
    Web Entry September 1, 2020 (from noon JST)- September 18, 2020 (by 3 p.m. JST) December 1, 2020(from noon JST)-December 18, 2020 (by 3 p.m. JST)
    Documents Submission September 1, 2020-September 18, 2020 (Necessary documents must be received no later than September 18, 2020.) December 1, 2020-December 18, 2020 (Necessary documents must be received no later than December 18, 2020.)
    Examination Date October 19, 2020 February 2, 2021
    Announcement of Admission Results November 6, 2020 February 17, 2021

    Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems

    October February
    Eligibility Screening Application August 28, 2020 November 27, 2020
    Payment September 1, 2020-September 18, 2020 December 1, 2020-December 18, 2020
    Web Entry September 1, 2020 (from noon JST)- September 18, 2020 (by 3 p.m. JST) December 1, 2020(from noon JST)-December 18, 2020 (by 3 p.m. JST)
    Documents Submission September 1, 2020-September 18, 2020 (Necessary documents must be received no later than September 18, 2020.) December 1, 2020-December 18, 2020 (Necessary documents must be received no later than December 18, 2020.)
    Examination Date October 19, 2020 February 1, 2021
    Announcement of Admission Results November 6, 2020 February 17, 2021

    Doctoral Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy

    October February
    Eligibility Screening Application August 28, 2020 November 27, 2020
    Payment September 1, 2020-September 18, 2020 December 1, 2020-December 18, 2020
    Web Entry September 1, 2020 (from noon JST)- September 18, 2020 (by 3 p.m. JST) December 1, 2020(from noon JST)-December 18, 2020 (by 3 p.m. JST)
    Documents Submission September 1, 2020-September 18, 2020 (Necessary documents must be received no later than September 18, 2020.) December 1, 2020-December 18, 2020 (Necessary documents must be received no later than December 18, 2020.)
    Examination Date October 19, 2020 February 1, 2021
    Announcement of Admission Results November 6, 2020 February 17, 2021
  • 2. Number of Students to be Admitted

    General Admission Examination for Doctoral Programs (October)

    Program Number of Students to be Admitted Remarks
    Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences 10 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Doctoral Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering 7
    Doctoral Program in Computer Science 17 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems 10 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Applicants may apply for a Dual Degree Program.
    Doctoral Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy 11 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.

    Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination for Doctoral Programs (October)

    Program Number of Students to be Admitted Remarks
    Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences 3 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Doctoral Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering 4 including applicants for the Doctoral Program for working individuals “Day and Evening Class Program”
    Doctoral Program in Computer Science 3 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems 2 Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Applicants may apply for a Dual Degree Program.
    Doctoral 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 One-Year Doctoral Program for Working Individuals, click here. (Note: This program is available only through Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination.)
    • For the Register Extending System, click here.
      (Note)

    1. Time of entrance is April 2021.
    2. Foreign exchange students may apply.

    General Admission Examination for Doctoral Programs (February)

    Program Number of Students to be Admitted Remarks
    Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences 9 and a few students when appropriate Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Doctoral Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering 5 and a few students when appropriate
    Doctoral Program in Computer Science 9 and a few students when appropriate Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems 2 and a few students when appropriate Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Applicants may apply for a Dual Degree Program.
    Doctoral Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy 7 and a few students when appropriate Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.

    Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination for Doctoral Programs (February)

    Program Number of Students to be Admitted Remarks
    Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences 3 and a few students when appropriate Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Doctoral Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering 2 and a few students when appropriate including applicants for the Doctoral Program for working individuals “Day and Evening Class Program”
    Doctoral Program in Computer Science 4 and a few students when appropriate Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems 2 and a few students when appropriate Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    Applicants may apply for a Dual Degree Program.
    Doctoral Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy 2 and a few students when appropriate Applicants may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
    • For the Cooperative Graduate School System, click here.
    • For the One-Year Doctoral Program for Working Individuals, click here. (Note: This program is available only through Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination.)
    • For the Register Extending System, click here.
      (Note)

    1. Time of entrance is April 2021.
    2. Foreign exchange students may apply.
  • 3. Eligibility for Admission

    Persons will be deemed eligible if they meet one of the following requirements. Applicants for Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination must have at least one year of working experience (full-time or part-time) by March 2021.

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

    • Individuals who have a master’s degree or who are expected to have one by March 2021
    • Individuals who have a specialized degree or who are expected to have one by March 2021
    • Individuals who have earned a degree from a university outside Japan equivalent to a master’s degree or a specialized degree as of March 2021
    • Others

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

    • Individuals who are 24 years of age or older as of March 2021, and whose qualification is recognized as equivalent to a master’s degree or a first professional degree as the result of the Eligibility Screening conducted by us
    • Others (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an email.)
  • 4. Information and Hints for Admission

    Obtaining the consent from Faculty members before submit the application

    Applicants must contact the desired faculty advisor and obtain his/her consent to your application prior to submitting the application for the examination.

    The list of faculty members and specialization areas
    If you have any questions about research field, refer “12.Contact us”.

    Security Export Control

    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, etc. International applicants who fall under any of the conditions set out in said regulations may be unable to enter their desired course or program.

  • 5. Examination Fees

    30,000 Japanese Yen (non-refundable)

    * The examination fees are exempted for those who are the Government-Sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho scholarship) foreign students and who continue to doctoral program after completing our master’s program in March 2021.

    * University of Tsukuba have the special measures of examination fee exemption for the victims of disasters in Japan. For more details, please confirm this website.
    This applies only to the victims of disasters in Japan.

    Credit Card Payment (for all applicants):

    Visa, MasterCard, JCB, AMERICAN EXPRESS can be accepted.
    You can make a payment by using your credit card at the last stage of the Web Entry system or at this website.

    After the payment, you will be provided with the receipt number so enter the number into the box on the Web Entry system.
    Print out the application completed page of the payment and submit it together with other required documents to us by mail.

    For details, see the payment instructions.
    Administration fees need to be covered by the applicant.

    Convenience Store Payment (for domestic applicants only):

    Payment can be made at LAWSON, SEVEN-ELEVEN, FamilyMart, or MINISTOP.
    To pay your fee at a convenience store, follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry system or at this website (available in Japanese only).

    After the payment, enter the name of the convenience store that you used, the date of payment, and the number given by the store into the box on the Web Entry system.

    1. SEVEN-ELEVEN: 13 digits
    2. LAWSON, FamilyMart, MINISTOP: 11 digits

    Detach the Receipt Portion (certificate of payment) from your Examination Fee Statement given at the convenience store and affix it to the “Form for Submission of the Certificate of Payment of Application Fee”. You can create the form in PDF format and print it out from the Web Entry system. Submit it together with other required documents to us by mail.
    For details, see the payment instructions.
    Administration fees need to be covered by the applicant.

  • 6. Application Procedure
    1. Visit the Web Entry System to apply. The Web Entry System will be available during:
      • For the examination on October
        September 1, 2020 (from noon JST) – September 18, 2020 (by 3 p.m. JST)
      • For the examination on February
        December 1, 2020 (from noon JST) – December 18, 2020 (by 3 p.m. JST)

      Once you submit your application, you will not be able to go back to edit. Be sure to double-check before proceeding.

    2. Some of the documents have to be submitted by mail, and these must be received by the deadline stated below. When you submit your application online, the system will ask you to create Address Sheet in PDF format. Print out the sheet to submit the required documents to us.
      If your materials are not received by the due date, you will not be able to take the exam.

        [Deadline]

      • For the examination on October
        September 18, 2020
      • For the examination on February
        December 18, 2020

      [Place to Submit]
      Refer to “12. Contact Us

    3. After you complete the application procedure on the Web Entry System, you are not allowed to change program of your choice.
    4. Unless requested, all documents submitted will not be returned to you.
      Examination fees which have been paid are non-refundable.
    5. Should you have any question about curriculum or research field, contact your desired program.
  • 7. Web Entry and Documents to be Submitted

    With our Web Entry system, you can submit the application online. Read this section carefully before applying online.

    Information You Need for Web Entry

    Information Required for Remarks
    1. Applicant’s Information / Program of Your Choice 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 of Your Choice / Exam Subject All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry system.
    TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report (with photo attached) or TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail (with photo attached)

    Please be sure to check the notification regarding the handling of the English score. https://eng.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/

    [Entrance Examinations (February)]
    Notification about “How to submit a score report of Private Sector English Proficiency Tests”

    [General Admission Examination]
    Applicants for Computer Science and Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems

    [Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination]
    Applicants for Computer Science

    Read the following and check the box on the Web Entry system.

    You are required to submit an original copy of
    ・TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report or
    ・TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail
    to meet the requirements for the ‘English’ subject.
    Bring the score of the test you took after July 2018 with your photo, and submit it on the first day of the exam at the time advised by the program of your choice in advance.
    If the score is not submitted properly, you will be excluded from the further selection.

    We will not accept a photocopy of the score.
    We will not accept the following score:
    ・TOEIC Institutional Program Score Report
    ・TOEFL Institutional Score Report

    3. Eligibility All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry system.
    Research Plan All applicants Summarize your research plans within 1000 words in English. Only if it is essential for you to use mathematical formulae, Greek letters, or special symbols which cannot be entered in the Web Entry system, you may use the prescribed form downloadable from the Web Entry system. Fill it out and submit it together with the other required documents by mail.

      (Note)

    • 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.
    Research Outlines All applicants Summarize research outlines of your master’s thesis or equivalent within 2000 words in English.
    Other Papers and Publications If applicable Enter bibliographic information (author names, title of the paper, journal name, volume, number, starting and ending pages, publication year) of your major papers within 300 words in English.
    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
    (*Refer to “5.Examination Fee“.)
    Follow the instructions given at the last page of the Web Entry system and pay your fees.
    The following payment methods are available.
    Credit Card (for all applicants):
    Pay your fees online. After the payment, enter the receipt number into the box on the Web Entry system.
    Convenience Store (for domestic applicants only):
    Pay your fees at a convenience store in Japan. After the payment, enter the name of the convenience store that you used, the date of payment, and the number given by the store into the box on the Web Entry system.

    Documents Needed for Application

    (The original copies need to be submitted to us by airmail.)

    Documents Who must submit Instructions
    (Expected) Graduation Certificate* All applicants Submit a graduation certificate (or an attested document certifying that you will graduate) issued by a university or another educational institution that meets the application requirements for the doctoral programs of this Degree Programs.
    Degree Certificate* Those who graduated from a graduate school outside Japan If you graduated from a graduate school outside Japan, submit a degree certificate for your master’s. (All documents must be in English or in Japanese.)
    Academic Transcript* All applicants Submit an academic transcript (the official transcript of programs record) issued by a university or another educational institution that meets the application requirements for the doctoral programs of this Degree Programs. If any credits were transferred from another school, submit an academic transcript from that school. (All documents must be in English or in Japanese.)
    Research Plan Only applicants whose “Research Plan”, “Research Outlines” or “Other Papers and Publications” need mathematical formulae, Greek letters, or special symbols which cannot be entered in the Web Entry system If applicable, check the box in the Web Entry system to download the form from the last page. Fill it out and submit it to us by airmail.

      (Note)

    • 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.
    Research Outlines
    Other Papers and Publications
    Copy of “Application Completed” Page of Examination Fee Payment by Credit Card Applicants who made a credit card payment
    (*Refer to “5.Examination Fee“.)
    After the payment, print out the “Application Completed” page, and submit it to us by airmail.
    Receipt Portion (Certificate of Payment) of Examination Fee Statement Applicants who made a convenience store payment
    (*Refer to “5.Examination Fee“.)
    After the payment, detach the Receipt Portion (certificate of payment) from the Examination Fee Statement given at the convenience store and submit it to us by airmail.
    The Receipt Portion needs to be attached to the form that can be created after you complete the web entry.
    Letter of approval for entrance examination If applicable The letter must be submitted by airmail.

    1. Individuals who currently attend a university or graduate school (except those who are expected to graduate by March 2021) need to submit a letter of approval allowing them to take the entrance examination, issued by the head of their university or graduate school (or the head of their department). Any format is acceptable.
    2. Individuals who currently work for a government agency, school, or company (except for part-time workers) need to submit a letter of approval allowing them to take the entrance examination, issued by their superior. Any format is acceptable.
    Certificate of Government-Sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship) Foreign Student If applicable The certificate must be submitted by airmail.
    If you are enrolled in another university at the time of application, submit the certificate of government-sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship) foreign student issued by the university.

    *In the case that your current name is different from that on the documents you submit (for example, because of marriage), submit with the proof (e.g., copy of marriage license).

    Documents Needed for Application

    (The original should be submitted on the exam day.)

    Documents Who must submit Instructions
    TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report (with photo attached) or TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail (with photo attached)*

    Please be sure to check the notification regarding the handling of the English score. https://eng.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/

    [Entrance Examinations (February)]
    Notification about “How to submit a score report of Private Sector English Proficiency Tests”

    [General Admission Examination]
    Applicants for Computer Science and Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems

    [Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination]
    Applicants for Computer Science

    Bring an original copy of
    ・TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report or
    ・TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail
    of the test you took after July 2018 with your photo, and submit it on the first day of the exam at the time advised by the program of your choice in advance.
    If the score is not submitted properly, you will be excluded from the further selection.

    We will not accept a photocopy of the score.
    We will not accept the following score:
    ・TOEIC Institutional Program Score Report
    ・TOEFL Institutional Score Report

    Any question arising out of, or in connection with, this Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report or Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report, will be referred to the issuing office.

    Note: However, for the Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems, prior submission of the original copy is required for online entrance examinations. After applying, please submit according to the guidelines received from the program.

    *In the case that your current name is different from that on the documents you submit (for example, because of marriage), submit with the proof (e.g., copy of marriage license).

    PDF to be Created after Completing Web Entry

    Documents Created for Remarks
    Reference Card All applicants The Web Entry system instructs you to supply 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.
    Print out the Reference Card with your ID photo and bring a copy of the card to the venue with you on the examination day.
    Address Sheet All applicants Attach the sheet to your envelope when you submit the required documents to us by airmail.

      Period:

    • Entrance Examination (for October, 2020)
      September 1, 2020 – September 18, 2020
      (Necessary documents must be received no later than September 18, 2020.)
    • Entrance Examination (for February, 2020)
      December 1, 2020 – December 18, 2020
      (Necessary documents must be received no later than December 18, 2020.)
    Form for Submission of TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report (with photo attached) or TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail (with photo attached)

    Please be sure to check the notification regarding the handling of the English score. https://eng.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/

    [Entrance Examinations (February)]
    Notification about “How to submit a score report of Private Sector English Proficiency Tests”

    [General Admission Examination)]
    Applicants for Computer Science and Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems

    [Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination)]
    Applicants for Computer Science

    Attach an original copy of
    ・TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report or
    ・TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail
    of the test you took after July 2018 with your photo, and submit it on the first day of the exam at the time advised by the program of your choice in advance.
    Research Plan Only applicants whose “Research Plan”, “Research Outlines” or “Other Papers and Publications” need mathematical formulae, Greek letters, or special symbols which cannot be entered in the Web Entry system Fill it out and submit it to us by airmail.

      (Note)

    • 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.
    Research Outlines
    Other Papers and Publications
    Form for Submission of the Certificate of Payment of Application Fee Applicants who made a convenience store payment Attach the Receipt Portion (certificate of payment) of the Examination Fee Statement to the form and submit it to us by airmail.

    Results from the entrance examination, as well as personal information obtained by the University of Tsukuba from the application documents, will be used only for affairs concerning admission and screening, but also research and study aimed at improvement of the admission procedure and the university education. We will carefully take care of the data not to be disclosed as a specific person. Also, we will use the data to screen students for scholarships from the Japan Student Services Organization, which are offered to individuals who have completed the enrollment procedures.

  • 8. Screening Criteria

    Screening Criteria

    We will determine the students to be admitted by evaluating the submitted documents and their academic skills as a whole.

    Examination Schedule and the Subjects

    Refer to the schedule below.

    (1) Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences

    General Admission Examination (October/ February),
    Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination (October/ February)
    October Monday, October 19
    February Monday, February 1
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination (100 points)
    Program Time 10:00-17:00
    Policy and Planning Sciences Individual Interview
    (You will be giving a 15-minute presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them. (about 10 minutes))

    ※ Oral examination will be conducted on Zoom.

    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. We welcome working individuals. If you have any questions, contact the Chair of the Doctoral Program:
      Chair of the Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences
    2. Applicants need to contact the faculty members in their area of specialization (see the list of specialization areas) and obtain his/her consent to your application prior to the application process.
    3. PowerPoint presentation is preferable. Although the equipment for the presentation (a desktop computer or a projector) are available on-site, you will need to bring your own laptop if needed. Both Japanese and English are acceptable for the presentation and Q&A.
    4. Submit your future research plan which you wish to do at our faculty. You need to consult the faculty member before submitting. The plan must include your name, the thesis for the research, and the name of the professor you wish to work with. English is also acceptable.
    5. Refer to the program’s web page http://www.sk.tsukuba.ac.jp/PPS/en/ for more details.

    (2) Doctoral Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering

    General Admission Examination (October/ February)
    October Monday, October 19
    February Tuesday, February 2
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination (300 points)
    Program Time 13:00-17:00
    Risk and Resilience Engineering Individual Interview
    (You will be giving a 10-minute presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)
    Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination (October/ February) [*5]
    October Tsukuba:
    Monday, October 19 [*4]
    Tokyo:
    Saturday, October 17 [*4]
    February Tsukuba:
    Tuesday, February 2 [*4]
    Tokyo:
    Sunday, January 31 [*4]
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination (300 points) Oral Examination (300 points)
    Program Time 13:00-17:00 13:00-17:00
    Risk and Resilience Engineering Individual Interview
    (You will be giving a 10-minute presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)

    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. We welcome working individuals. If you have any questions, contact the Chair of the Doctoral Program:
      Chair of the Doctoral Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering
    2. Applicants need to contact the faculty members in their area of specialization (see the list of specialization areas) prior to the application process. If you have the second choice, contact them as well.
    3. PowerPoint presentation is preferable. Although the equipment for the presentation (a desktop computer or a projector) are available on-site, you will need to bring your own laptop if needed.
    4. Choose one of the exam locations.
    5. You may choose to take Day and Evening Class (Doctoral Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering “Day and Evening Class Program“) at the Tokyo campus while working.
    6. Refer to the Degree Programs web page http://www.sie.tsukuba.ac.jp/eng/visitor/exam/entra and program’s web page https://www.risk.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/.

    (3) Doctoral Program in Computer Science

    General Admission Examination (October/ February),
    Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination (October/ February)
    October Monday, October 19
    February Tuesday, February 2
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    English(100 points) Oral Examination (200 points)
    Program Time 10:00-17:00
    Computer Science English
    Evaluate TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report or TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail.
    Refer to Note 2 – 3.
    Individual Interview

    (You will be asked questions on your specialization and your purpose of enrollment.
    This includes 10 minutes presentation about your future research plan.)

    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.
    Regarding the handling of the English score, please be sure to check the notification.
    https://eng.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/

    [Entrance Examinations (February)]
    Notification about “How to submit a score report of Private Sector English Proficiency Tests”

    1. Applicants must contact the desired faculty advisor (see the list of specialization areas) and obtain his/her consent to your application prior to submitting the application for the examination. If you have the second choice, contact him/her and consent to your application as well. Applicants for the special examination for working individuals should confirm their intention at this time.
    2. Bring an original copy of the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report or Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail, of the test you took after July 2018 with your photo, which is attached on the form to be created after completing Web Entry, and submit on the first day of the exam at the time advised by the program of your choice in advance. (Refer to the attachment sheet for the details about submission.)
      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, or TOEFL Institutional Score Report.
      The original copy will not be returned to you.
    4. Refer to the program’s web page http://www.cs.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/index.html. For the oral examination, you will be giving a 10-minute presentation about your past researches, your future research plan, and the purpose of enrollment. PowerPoint presentation is preferable.
      Although the equipment for the presentation (a desktop computer or a projector) are available on-site, you will need to bring your own laptop if needed.
    5. Refer to the program’s web page above for the details of the entrance examination.
    6. Refer to “For working individuals” on the Degree Programs web page https://www.sie.tsukuba.ac.jp/eng/ and “Admission” on program’s web page http://www.cs.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/ for the details of One-Year Doctoral Program.

    (4) Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems

    General Admission Examination (October/ February)
    October Monday, October 19
    February ※ Monday, February 1
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    English(100 points) Oral Examination (200 points)
    Program Time 10:00-17:00
    Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems English
    Evaluate TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report or TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail.
    Refer to Note 3 – 4.
    Individual Interview

    (You will be giving a presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)

    ※ Oral examination for the February Entrance Examination will be conducted on Zoom.

    Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination (October/ February)
    October Monday, October 19
    February ※ Monday, February 1
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination (200 points)
    Program Time 10:00-17:00
    Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems Individual Interview
    (You will be giving a presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)

    ※ Oral examination for the February Entrance Examination will be conducted on Zoom.

    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.
    Regarding the handling of the English score, please be sure to check the notification.
    https://eng.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/

    [Entrance Examinations (February)]
    Notification about “How to submit a score report of Private Sector English Proficiency Tests”

    1. We welcome working individuals. If you have any questions, contact the Chair of the Doctoral Program:
      Chair of the Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems
    2. Applicants need to contact the faculty members in their area of specialization (See the list of specialization areas) prior to the submission. If you have the second choice, contact them as well.
    3. Bring an original copy of the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Official Score Certificate / Official Score Report or Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail, of the test you took after July 2018 with your photo, which is attached on the form to be created after completing Web Entry, and submit on the first day of the exam at the time advised by the program of your choice in advance. (Refer to the attachment sheet for the details about submission.) 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, or TOEFL Institutional Score Report.
    5. See https://www.imis.tsukuba.ac.jp?lang=en for details.
    6. The oral examination schedule will be announced on the program’s web page.
    7. If you have any questions, contact entexam@imis.tsukuba.ac.jp.

    【Dual Degree Program】
    Dual Degree Program is available in the master’s programs below.
    Please refer here for the details.

    • Master’s Program in Medical Sciences, Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences
    • Master’s Program in Public Health, Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences
    • Master’s Program in Business Administration, Degree Programs in Business Sciences
    • Master’s Program in Law, Degree Programs in Business Sciences
    • MBA Program in International Business, Graduate School of Business Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Master’s Program in Policy and Planning Sciences, Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    • Master’s Program in Service Engineering, Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    • Master’s Program in Design, Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences
    • Master’s Program in Agro-Bioresources Science and Technology, Degree Programs in Life and Earth Sciences

    (5) Doctoral Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy

    General Admission Examination (October/ February),
    Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination (October/ February)
    October Monday, October 19
    February Monday, February 1
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination (200 points)
    Program Time 10:00-17:00
    Engineering Mechanics and Energy Individual Interview
    (You will be giving a 15-minute presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)

    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. We welcome working individuals. If you have any questions, contact the Chair of the Doctoral Program:
      Chair of the Doctoral Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy
    2. Applicants need to contact the faculty members in their area of specialization (see the list of specialization areas) prior to the application process.
    3. PowerPoint presentation is preferable. A projector is available on-site, but you need to bring your own laptop.
    4. For the details of the time and location, refer to http://www.eme.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/
  • 9. Testing Location, Announcement of Acceptance & Enrollment Procedure

    Testing Location

    At University of Tsukuba (1-1-1 Tennoudai, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken)
    Refer to “11. Information and Hints for Examinees” for details.

    Announcement of Acceptance

    Acceptance will be announced as stated below.
    The examinee numbers of the successful applicants will be posted on the website during:

    • For the examination on October
      10 am on November 6, 2020 – 10 am on November 12, 2020
    • For the examination on February
      10 am on February 17, 2021 – 10 am on February 24, 2021

    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 on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Follow the direction in the Guidelines.
      (Note)
      The successful applicants need to notify us 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 should be mailed using a designated envelope (which will be sent to you together with the Enrollment Procedure Guidelines) by early March 2021. The deadline will be shown in Enrollment Procedure Guidelines.
    3. Expenses Required upon Entrance
      1. (a)Entrance fees are 282,000 Japanese Yen (non-refundable).
      2. (b)Tuition: The tuition for the first semester of the 2020 academic year (April – September) is 267,900 Japanese Yen. The tuition for the second semester (October – March) is 267,900 Japanese Yen. (Yearly Amount: 535,800 Japanese Yen)
          (Note)

        1. (1)If fees are revised before entrance or while enrolled in this Degree Programs, the revised tuition fees will be applied.
        2. (2)The entrance fees are exempted for those who are the Government-Sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho scholarship) foreign students or who completes our master’s in March 2021 and continues to take our doctoral program.
    4. All applicants with a job (except part-time) need a document or a letter (ex; an order for a training course, a letter of leave of absence or an approval letter) from the employer to prove that you are available to complete the program.
      If you are applying for Day and Evening Class Program for Working Doctoral Students in Risk and Resilience Engineering, you will also need a document or a letter from the employer or yourself to prove that you are available for work and classes.
    5. International applicants must acquire a Status of Residence suitable for entrance to the Degree Programs, in accordance with the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (Cabinet Order No. 319 of 1951), before beginning enrollment procedures. Those who wish to enter this Degree Programs as an international student must acquire Status of Residence as a “Student”.
  • 10. Applicants Who Need Special Assistance

    If you need special assistance due to disability, contact the Division of Admission by the deadlines stated below.
    Click here for sending your request.

      [Deadline]

    • For the examination on October: August 28, 2020
    • For the examination on February: November 27, 2021
  • 11. Information and Hints for Examinees

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

      [Planned publication date]

    • For the examination on October: September 29, 2020
    • For the examination on February: January 12, 2021
  • 12. Contact Us
    1. If you have any questions about application guide, contact us at:
      Academic Service Office for the Systems and Information Engineering Area, University of Tsukuba
      1-1-1 Tennoudai, Tsukuba-city, Ibaraki-ken 305-8573 Japan

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

    2. If you have any questions about curriculum or research field, contact the relevant program.
  • 13. Financial Support for Students in Doctoral Programs

    We provide all students in doctoral programs with various supports amounting to more than half of tuition and other fees.
    You may refer here for the details.

  • 14. 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
        1. (1)Receive necessary research guidance to write a doctoral dissertation and conduct research. Complete day courses and courses provided under Article 14 in the doctoral program or the other programs as required.
        2. (2)Requirements to complete the program
          Complete required periods of study and credits specified by the programs, and pass the doctoral dissertation defense and final examination.
        3. (3)Courses provided under Article 14
      Category Courses (Credits) Programs
      Major Subjects or Foundation Subjects for Major Seminar (2 – 8crdits)*
      Research (4 – 6credits)*
      Each doctoral program
      Major Subjects

      Risk and Resilience Engineering Case Study (1credit)*

      Advanced Project Research in Risk and Resilience Engineering (2credits)*

      Advanced Lectures of Information Retrieval (1credit)*, Conducted in odd-numbered academic years

      Intellectual Document Control (1credit)*, Conducted in even-numbered academic years

      Issues on Network (1credit)*, Conducted in odd-numbered academic years

      Information Management (1credit)*, Conducted in even-numbered academic years

      Complex Systems (1credit), Conducted in odd-numbered academic years

      Intelligent Information Systems (1credit), Conducted in even-numbered academic years

      Special Lecture on Project Management (1credit), Conducted in odd-numbered academic years

      Systems Design Theory (1credit), Conducted in even-numbered academic years

      Risk and Resilience Engineering

      Adaptive Systems (2credits)▼

      Advanced Biological Cybernetics (2credits)▼

      Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems
        (Notes)

      1. Courses marked with * are intensive courses and so on.
      2. Courses marked with ▼ are for Master’s Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems. But, students at Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems can take these courses.
  • 15. Day and Evening Class Program for Working Doctoral Students in Risk and Resilience Engineering (*Through Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination)

    In this program, students can continue working at their jobs as they take day or evening classes at the Tokyo campus (in the Otsuka district of Bunkyo-ku).
    It was launched in the 2009 academic year to promote the development and expansion of graduate school education for working individuals.
    In some fields, students can receive instruction through a cooperative relationship with the Research Organization of Information and Systems of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics.

    [Eligibility]

    Individual who have the application eligibility for Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination for Doctoral Programs.
    The number of students to be admitted for this program is included in the number for Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination for Doctoral Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering.

    [Time of entrance]

    Every April

    [Entrance Examinations]

    October and February (Twice a year)

    [Requirements to complete the program]
      • Earn a minimum of 12 credits (including Advanced Research in Risk and Resilience Engineering, Advanced Seminar in Risk and Resilience Engineering).
      • Conduct research and receive instruction, submit a doctoral thesis and pass the final examination.
      • Courses in Tokyo Campus
    Category Courses (Credits)
    Major Subjects

    Risk and Resilience Engineering Case Study (1credit)

    Advanced Project Research in Risk and Resilience Engineering (2credits)

    Advanced Lectures of Information Retrieval (1credit), Conducted in odd-numbered academic years

    Intellectual Document Control (1credit), Conducted in even-numbered academic years

    Issues on Network (1credit), Conducted in odd-numbered academic years

    Information Management (1credit), Conducted in even-numbered academic years

    Complex Systems (1credit), Conducted in odd-numbered academic years

    Intelligent Information Systems (1credit), Conducted in even-numbered academic years

    Special Lecture on Project Management (1credit), Conducted in odd-numbered academic years

    Systems Design Theory (1credit), Conducted in even-numbered academic years

    [Address of Tokyo Campus]

    3-29-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0012
    (Access : http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/access/tokyocampus-access

    [Contact]

    Chair of the Doctoral Program
    (Email : entexam@risk.tsukuba.ac.jp)
    Web : http://www.risk.tsukuba.ac.jp/

  • 16. One-Year Doctoral Program for Working Individuals in Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering (*Through Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination)

    The Doctoral Programs at Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering launched “One-Year Doctoral Program for Working Individuals” in academic year 2007.

    1. a.To ease the financial and time burdens for working individuals by giving them a chance to receive doctorates in the shortest possible period of time (1 year)
    2. b.To support excellent researchers and highly qualified professionals who are the lead to the next generation of the country
    3. c.To help improve the quality of research of working individuals by providing appropriate research guidance leading to the successful completion of their course work
    1. Eligible applicants
      Working individuals with excellent academic records and research skills related to the research fields in Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering.
    2. Evaluation to be eligible for the One-Year Doctoral Program
      After the announcement of acceptance for the entrance examination, applicants for this Program are evaluated to be eligible by the deadline of the enrollment procedures. Applicants for this program must submit the required documents along with the guide of the doctoral programs at Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering, since the method and documents for the evaluation depends on the doctoral programs.
      The procedures will be notified to successful applicants at the time of the announcement of acceptance.

      * Refer to the following web pages for the details.

      1. The webpage for this program’s office
        http://www.souki.tsukuba.ac.jp/
      2. The webpage for Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering.
        http://www.sie.tsukuba.ac.jp/eng/visitor/exam/working-adult
      3. The webpages for the programs in Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering.
        Policy and Planning Sciences https://www.sk.tsukuba.ac.jp/PPS/en/ap/wi.php
        Risk and Resilience Engineering https://www.risk.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/workings.html
        Computer Science http://www.cs.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/admission.html
        Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems https://www.imis.tsukuba.ac.jp/about/carrier/early-graduation?lang=en
        Engineering Mechanics and Energy http://www.eme.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/
    3. Note
      Those who hope to apply for this program should consult enough with a faculty member whom you hope to be as your prospective supervisor, before applying the entrance examination.
  • 17. Dual Degree Programs at the Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering

    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 Sciences
    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 Graduate Schools Affairs Academic Service Office of your degree programs that offers your doctoral program.
    The following list provides you with an appropriate link. Click the name of the degree programs at which you are working for a doctoral degree.

    Submit application documents by the deadline stated below.

    [Deadline]

    • For the examination on October: August 28, 2020
    • For the examination on February: November 27, 2020

    (Note)
    If you are interested in our dual degree program and are applying at the same time for a doctoral program and a master’s program both in the following list, you need to have two different email accounts; viz., one account for each program to apply for it on Web Entry system.

    • 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
  • 18. System for Extending the Period of Registration.

    Eligible Applicants

    A student who falls under any of the following and wishes to complete a degree program in a planned manner over a period longer than the standard three years due to associated difficulties.

    (1) Having an occupation
    (2) Needing to take care of family members, such as children or the elderly
    (3) Having a disability
    (4) Any other person when it is considered that there is a justifiable reason to apply

    Aim of the System for Extending the Period of Registration

    With the aim of further increasing opportunities for diverse students to learn, the system allows a student to follow a degree program in a planned manner when s/he applies to complete the program over an extended period of time (four or five years) rather than the standard three years after an individual review.

    Application Period

    Consult the Chair of your program as well as your supervisor for approval of application.
    Submit required documents within the time period for enrollment procedure.