Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering

Doctoral Programs / Five-year Doctoral Program (Third Year Enrollment) Application Guidelines

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

Important Notice:
To International Students and Applicants Residing Abroad

For the University of Tsukuba Graduate School Entrance Examination to be conducted in the academic year 2023, the content of the announcement is that, in principle, the entrance examination will be conducted “on the University premises”.If we change the application guideline due to the effects of the COVID-19 infection, etc. we will announce on the Information page of the Graduate Admissions site, so please check back from time to time.

Some programs may conduct their entrance to online entrance examinations, so please check the Application Guidelines Website (Screening Criteria) carefully.

※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.

Application guidelines website URL: https://eng.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/

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 (FEFTA), 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 program.

[IMPORTANT] Procedures for “Deemed Export” for Security Export Control

In order to strengthen the prevention of leakage of sensitive technology related to security, “deemed export control” was clarified and related laws and regulations were revised (effective May 1, 2022).
As a result, our university has decided to require all applicants to our graduate school to confirm the applicability of Specific Categories.
Please review the link below and check the corresponding items on the web application system.

・Procedures for “Deemed Export” for Security Export Control

  • July Selection Process (General Selection Process/ Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)
  • 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
    October 2023 Admission April 2024 Admission April 2024/October 2024 Admission Notes
    July Selection Process August Selection Process January to February Selection Process
    Deadline for application for eligibility screening and inquiries regarding eligibility May 24, 2023 July 3, 2023 November 27, 2023 See “3-2. Details of Eligibility Requirements and Eligibility Screening.”
    Deadline for requesting assistance due to disability See “9. Applicants Who Need Assistance.”
    Deadline for submitting Dual Degree Program Application Form See “13. Dual Degree Program.”
    Payment of examination fee May 26, 2023 – June 2, 2023 July 7, 2023 – July 21, 2023 December 1, 2023 – December 15, 2023 See “5. Examination Fee.”
    Web entry May 26, 2023 (from noon JST) – June 2, 2023 (by 3:00 p.m. JST) July 7, 2023 (from noon JST) – July 21, 2023 (by 3:00 p.m. JST) December 1, 2023 (from noon JST) – December 15, 2023 (by 3:00 p.m. JST) See “6. Application Procedure” and “7-1. Web Entry.”
    Documents submission
    (The documents must arrive at our office by the last day of the submission period)
    May 26, 2023 – June 2, 2023 July 7, 2023 – July 21, 2023 December 1, 2023 – December 15, 2023 See “6. Application Procedure” and “7-2. Documents to Be Submitted.”
    Planned publication date of “Information and Instructions for Examinees” June 16, 2023 August 4, 2023 January 9, 2024 See “8. Screening Criteria.”
    Examination July 5, 2023 Tsukuba Venue:
    August 23, 2023 – August 25, 2023
    Tokyo Venue:
    August 26, 2023
    Tsukuba Venue:
    January 25, 2024 – January 26, 2024
    Tokyo Venue:
    January 27, 2024
    The date and time differ depending on the desired program and selection process. See “8. Screening Criteria” for details.
    Announcement of acceptance July 18, 2023 (from 10:00 a.m. JST) – July 24, 2023 (by 10:00 a.m. JST) September 14, 2023 (from 10:00 a.m. JST) – September 21, 2023 (by 10:00 a.m. JST) February 15, 2024 (from 10:00 a.m. JST) – February 21, 2024 (by 10:00 a.m. JST) See “10. Announcement of Acceptance & Enrollment Procedure.”
    Shipment of Admission Procedure Guide to successful applicants July 18, 2023 (To be sent together with the Acceptance Letter) November 1, 2023 April Admission:
    February 15, 2024
    October Admission:
    Late June 2024
    See “10. Announcement of Acceptance & Enrollment Procedure.”
    Note:
    • Only applicants for the Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (August Selection Process and January to February Selection Process) for the Doctoral Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering can choose to take the examination at Tokyo Venue.
  • 2. Number of Students to Be Admitted

    General Selection Process

    October 2023 Admission April 2024 Admission April 2024/October 2024 Admission
    July Selection Process August Selection Process January to February Selection Process
    Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences A few 10 8
    Doctoral Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering A few 7 4
    Doctoral Program in Computer Science A few 17 10
    Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems A few 10 2
    Doctoral Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy A few 11 1
    Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics (Third Year Enrollment) A few

    Special Selection Process for Working Individuals

    October 2023 Admission April 2024 Admission April 2024/October 2024 Admission
    July Selection Process August Selection Process January to February Selection Process
    Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences A few 3 4
    Doctoral Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering A few 4 3
    Doctoral Program in Computer Science A few 3 2
    Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems A few 2 3
    Doctoral Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy A few 2 4
    Notes:
    • Applicants for January to February Selection Process (both the General Selection Process and the Special Selection Process for Working Individuals) may choose either April admission or October admission at the time of application.
    • Applicants for the Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences, Computer Science, Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems or Engineering Mechanics and Energy may apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System (See https://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/academics/g-courses-cooperative/ for details).
    • The number of students admitted in the Day and Evening Class Program for working students in the Doctoral Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering (See “14. Programs and Systems Offered by the Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering”) is included in the number of students admitted for the Special Selection Process for Working Individuals in the Doctoral Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering.
  • 3-1. Eligibility for Application
    Correspondence between the date of admission and the designated expected completion date:
    • Applicants for July Selection Process for 2023 admission should replace “March 2024” with “September 2023.”
    • Applicants for January to February Selection Process for 2024 admission can choose October 2024 as the admission date. Those who wish to enroll in October 2024 should replace “March 2024” with “September 2024” for each eligibility requirement.

    Eligibility for Application

    Individuals who meet any of the following requirements are deemed eligible for application. (For details of each eligibility requirement and whether an eligibility screening is required, see “3-2. Details of Eligibility Requirements and Eligibility Screening.”)

    • Individuals who have earned a master’s degree or expected to earn it by the end of March 2024 (Eligibility requirement (1))
    • Individuals who have completed a professional degree program and have been granted a professional degree, or who are expected to complete the program and earn the degree by the end of March 2024 (Eligibility requirement (2))
    • Individuals who have earned a degree equivalent to a master’s degree or a professional degree in a country other than Japan, or who are expected to earn it by the end of March 2024 (Eligibility requirement (3))
    • Individuals who have completed 16 years of school education in a country other than Japan or 16 years of correspondence courses provided by a foreign school in Japan, and who have been engaged in research at a university or research institute for 2 years or more, and whose academic ability is recognized by the University of Tsukuba as equivalent or superior to that of those who earned a master’s or professional degree based on the results of said research (Eligibility requirement (8-2); eligibility screening required)
    • Individuals who have reached or will reach 24 years of age by March 2024, and whose academic ability is recognized as equivalent or superior to that of those who earned a master’s degree or professional degree through the eligibility screening conducted by the University of Tsukuba (Eligibility requirement (9); eligibility screening required)
    • Other eligibility requirements

    Application Requirements for the Special Selection Process for Working Individuals

    Individuals who are eligible to apply and have at least one year of work experience (from any industry including both full-time and part-time jobs) as of March 2024 may apply for this selection process. Jobs held while enrolled as a full-time student DOES NOT qualify as work experience.

  • 3-2. Details of Eligibility Requirements and Eligibility Screening

    Details of Eligibility Requirements

    The table below shows which eligibility requirements are valid for each selection process in the Degree Programs of Systems and Information Engineering. For details of the eligibility requirements (1) – (9), see https://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/admissions/grad-eligibility/index.html.

    (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8-1) (8-2) (9)
    General Selection Process /Special Selection Process for Working Individuals
    *1

    *1

    *1

    *1: Individual who wish to apply under this eligibility requirement must apply for the eligibility screening by the deadline (See “1. Schedule”).

    How to Apply for Eligibility Screening

    The eligibility screening is conducted by the University of Tsukuba to confirm that the applicant has academic ability equivalent or superior to of those who earned a master’s degree or professional degree prior to application. Those who wish to apply under the eligibility requirement (8-1), (8-2) and (9) must undergo this screening, and are eligible to apply only if they pass. Even if you have passed the eligibility screening in the past, you will need to undergo the screening again when you wish to apply for another selection process.
    To be screened, please submit the required documents by the deadline, along with a contact address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Applications should be submitted via e-mail or registered mail.
    If you pass the screening, you will receive a passcode to be entered into the Web Entry System.
    Please note that applicants must submit their original graduation certificate and academic transcript at the time of application even if they submit the JPEG files/photocopies at the time of the screening for eligibility.

    Deadlines:

    See “1. Schedule.”

    Place to Submit:

    Graduate Support, Academic Service Office for the Systems and Information Engineering Area (See (1) of “12. Contact Us.”)

    Documents Required for Application for Eligibility Screening:
    1. A. Application Form
    2. B. Curriculum Vitae
    3. C. Graduation Certificate of the last school you graduated from (JPEG file/photocopy)
    4. D. Academic Transcript of the last school you graduated from (JPEG file/photocopy)
    5. E. Research Plan (See “7-1. Web Entry”)
    6. F. Research Outlines (See “7-1. Web Entry”)
  • 4. Supervisor Assignment

    Obtaining Consent from Faculty Members before Applying

    Before applying, you must contact a faculty member and obtain consent to become your prospective supervisor (the person who gives you academic instructions after enrollment). You may select up to a second choice of supervisor at the time of application, but the second choice is not mandatory. If applicants for the Doctoral Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering, Computer Science, Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems or Empowerment Informatics have the second choice, they should contact that faculty member and obtain consent as well.
    Please see the Faculty Directory (https://www.sie.tsukuba.ac.jp/fac_search2/) 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 “12. Contact Us”).
    Applicants for the Special Selection Process for Working Individuals should inform their prospective supervisor that they wish to apply for the Special Selection Process for Working Individuals when obtaining consent.

    Main Supervisor and Sub-supervisor

    In order to provide a better learning environment, the Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering have a multiple supervisor system in which each student is assigned a main supervisor and one or more sub-supervisors.
    In principle, applicants are to choose only their main supervisor at the time of application. However, if you wish to conduct research related to research topics of a faculty member whose role is indicated in the Faculty Directory only as “Sub-supervisor,” please choose both the main supervisor and sub-supervisor (You need to obtain consent from both of them).
    Applicants for the Doctoral Program in Computer Science and the Doctoral Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy must choose their main supervisor and sub-supervisor from the same “Research Field” on the Faculty Directory.

    Reference Number

    International students will be notified of a “reference number” by the faculty member who agreed to become their prospective supervisor. The reference number must be entered in the Web Entry System at the time of application. Since it will take some time to obtain a reference number, please contact your desired faculty member as soon as possible.
    Applicants for the Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences are not required to obtain a reference number or to enter it in the Web Entry System.

  • 5. Examination Fee

    Examination Fee

    30,000 Japanese Yen (non-refundable)

    Exemptions of Examination Fee

    • The examination fees will not be charged for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship students and students who have completed or expected to complete a master’s program at the University of Tsukuba and will enroll in a doctoral program at the university within one year of the date of completion.
    • The University of Tsukuba have the special measures of examination fee exemption for the victims of disasters in Japan. For details, see https://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/admission/graduate-overview/menjo/.

    Payment Methods

    The examination fee can be paid by either of the following methods. In either case, administration fees are to be borne by the applicant.

    (1) Credit Card Payment (for all applicants)

    https://e-shiharai.net/english/
    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 the website linked above. 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 (See “6. Application Procedure”).
    For details, see the payment instructions.

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

    https://e-shiharai.net/
    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 the website linked above (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” from the Web Entry System and print it out. Paste the receipt (certificate of payment) you received from the convenience store on the form. Submit the completed form along with other application documents (See “6. Application Procedure”).
    For details, see the payment instructions.

  • 6. Application Procedure

    Web Entry

    Submit your application data through the Web Entry System during the designated period (See “1. Schedule”).

    Web Entry Flow:
    1. 1) Sign Up
      Create your own account on the Web Entry System.
    2. 2) Activation
      When you sign up, activation email will be sent to your registered email address. Click the activation URL on the email to activate your account.
    3. 3) Login
      Click “Login” and proceed to your “My Page.” Next time you visit the website, you will be asked to enter your email address and password to login.
    4. 4) My Page
      Click the “Application Form” button on “My Page” to start web entry.
      You can edit your login information or reset password on “My Page.”
    5. 5) Application Form
      Please enter the required information (See “7-1. Web Entry”). Each section will be saved when you click on “Proceed” button on each confirmation page. After saving, you can continue from where you left off when you are back.
    6. 6) Payment
      Complete payment of the examination fee before submitting your application.
    7. 7) Submission
      Once you click on the “Submit to Apply” button, the information you have entered will be sent to the university, and you will not be able to go back to edit. Please check carefully before proceeding. After submission, please make sure to check the confirmation email that will be sent to your registered email address.
    8. 8) Create PDF
      After submitting the application data, you will be able to download the documents such as “Reference Card” and “Address Sheet” until the end of the application period. Downloadable files differ depending on the desired degree program and the selection process. Download and print all files. Please note that the files no longer be available for download after the end of the application period.
    Notes:
    • The Web Entry System does not allow you to apply to more than one programs from a single account. Also, it is not possible to register multiple accounts with one e-mail address. Therefore, for example, if applicants for the Dual Degree Program wish to apply to both the doctoral program and the master’s Program at the same time, they must prepare two e-mail addresses, create accounts using each, and apply to each program from separate accounts.
    • The payment screen will not be displayed for students who do not have to pay the examination fee, i.e., the Japanese Government Scholarship students and students who have completed or expected to complete a master’s program at the University of Tsukuba and will enroll in a doctoral program at the university within one year of the date of completion.

    Paper Certificates and Other Documents to Be Submitted

    Paper certificates and other documents required for application (See “7-2. Documents to Be Submitted”) should be mailed (using registered mail) or brought in person. All required documents must be put in an envelope which fits unfolded A4 size paper 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 (See “1. Schedule”). 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. Documents brought in after 5:00 p.m. JST on the last day of the submission period will not be accepted.

    Place to Submit:

    Graduate Support, Academic Service Office for the Systems and Information Engineering Area (See (1) of “12. Contact Us.”)

    Note:

    In principle, all documents submitted will not be returned to you. Please do not submit the certificates that cannot be reissued. If you cannot submit the original certificates due to circumstances, photocopies are accepted conditionally (See “7-2. Documents to Be Submitted”). If you are unable to obtain a photocopy that meets our requirement, please submit the original document with a return request (A4 size, handwritten or typed) with the following information:

    • Admission date and the type of the selection process (e.g. Graduate Admission 20XX, August Selection Process, General Selection Process)
    • Examinee’s number
    • Your Name
    • Name/description of the document to be returned
      Upon request in the designated manner, the original certificate (limited to those that cannot be reissued) will be returned after the entrance examination. Please come to the place of submission and pick it up yourself, as it will not be returned by mail.
      Regardless of the above, the External English Test Score Sheet will NOT be returned. Also, we will not provide you with a photocopy after submission. Please make your own copy and keep them before submission if necessary.

    Handling of Personal Information

    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.

  • 7-1. Web Entry

    Please prepare the data in the table below for web entry in advance.

    Required data Who should submit Instructions
    ID Photo All applicants JPEG format.
    The photo must be clear, taken within the last three months, showing the front of the applicant’s head, neck and shoulder with no hats or other head adornments.
    The recommended photo aspect ratio is 4:3.
    Certificate of Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship Japanese Government Scholarship students who fall under either of the following:
    (1) Individuals currently enrolled in a university other than the University of Tsukuba and are receiving the scholarship
    (2) Individuals who plan to receive the scholarship
    Submit the corresponding document in JPEG format.
    (1) Scanned copy of a “Certificate of Government-Sponsored” issued by your university (Any format is acceptable)
    (2) Scanned copy of an official document proving that the scholarship will be awarded, such as a “Passing Certificate of the First Screening” issued by an overseas diplomatic establishment
    Name of your prospective supervisor All applicants You must contact a faculty member and obtain consent to become your prospective supervisor before applying (See “4. Supervisor Assignment”).
    Eligibility type All applicants Confirm in advance what your qualifications are. Depending on the type, prior screening may be required (See “3-1. Eligibility” and “3-2. Details of Eligibility Requirements and Eligibility Screening”).
    Research Plan All applicants Summarize your research plans after enrollment in approximately 1000 words in English. Charts and figures cannot be included. Applicants for the Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences should consult with their prospective supervisor about the content of the research plan. Applicants for the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics should also refer to the note below this table.
    Research Outlines All applicants (except applicants for the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics) Summarize research outlines of your master’s thesis or its equivalent in approximately 2000 words in English. Charts and figures cannot be included.
    Other Papers and Publications Applicants who have published papers and books (except applicants for the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics) Enter bibliographic information (author names, title of the paper, journal name, volume, issue, starting and ending page numbers, publication year) of your major published papers and books in approximately 300 words in English.
    Career Plan Applicants for the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics Summarize plans for your career after completing graduate school in approximately 500 words in English. Charts and figures cannot be included. See also the note below this table.

    Note:
    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
    The career plans 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

  • 7-2. Documents to Be Submitted

    Please submit the documents listed in the table below.

      Notes:

    • Your [Expected] Graduation Certificate, [Expected] Degree Certificate and Academic Transcript must be original documents with the official university seal unless otherwise specified.
    • If you cannot submit original certificates because they cannot be reissued, photocopies attested by an authorized official of your university will be accepted. However, photocopies without the official university seal are not acceptable, as their authenticity cannot be verified.
    • If you have graduated or expected to graduate from a university in a country other than Japan and your university does not issue paper certificates, digital certificates will be accepted on the condition that the following 1 and 2 are attached.
      1) URL of an online verification service that can verify the authenticity of the digital certificates
      2) URL of the issuer’s official web page indicating that the issuer is using such online verification service
    Documents/Forms Who should submit Instructions
    [Expected] Graduation Certificate All applicants Submit a graduation certificate (or an official document certifying that you are expected to graduate) issued by a university or other institution that awarded or will award you a master’s degree, professional degree or their equivalent. The document must be in English or Japanese.
    Even if you have a higher (i.e. doctoral) degree, you must submit a graduation certificate of master’s program.
    [Expected] Degree Certificate (1) Individuals who have graduated or expected to graduate from a university in a country other than Japan
    (2) Individuals who qualify for application at the National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE) in Japan
    Submit the corresponding document as described below.
    (1) Submit a degree certificate, i.e., an official document certifying that you are expected to earn a degree issued by a university or other institution that awarded or will award you a master’s degree, professional degree or their equivalent. The document must be in English or Japanese.
    Even if you have a higher (i.e. doctoral) degree, you must submit a master’s degree certificate.
    (2) Submit a “Certificate of degree conferment (certificate of acceptance of application for degree conferment),” academic transcripts and all other certificates related to degree conferment.
    Academic Transcript All applicants Submit an academic transcript issued by a university or institution that awarded or will award you a master’s degree, professional degree or their 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).
    Academic Transcript or Summary Letter of Undergraduate Education Applicants for the Five-year Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics (Third Year Enrollment) Submit a photocopy of academic transcript issued by a university or other type of educational institution that awarded you a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. If you wish to request an exemption for submitting the copy of academic transcript, submit a letter that briefly summarizes your own educational activities during the undergraduate study.
    Send us the copy of academic transcript or summary letter of undergraduate education.
    The document is used for reference only.
    External English Test Score Sheet/Request Letter for Exemption See “7-3. External English Test Score Sheet.”
    Research Plan Applicants who use mathematical formulae, Greek letters, or special symbols that cannot be entered in the Web Entry System Use the designated form which can be downloaded from the system after completing web entry (Do not modify the form or write outside of the frame).
    Complete and submit each form (See “7-1. Web Entry”).
    Research Outlines
    Other Papers and Publications
    Proof of payment of examination fee (1) Applicants who made a credit card payment
    (2) Applicants who made a convenience store payment
    Submit the corresponding document as described below.
    (1) Print out and submit the “Application Completed” page (After payment is completed, click “Print this page” button to view the “Result”).
    (2) Submit the receipt portion (certificate of payment) you received from the convenience store. The receipt portion must be pasted on the “Form for Submission of the Certificate of Payment of Application Fee” which can be downloaded from the system after completing web entry.
    Letter of Approval for Entrance Examination (1) Individuals who currently attend a university or graduate school and are NOT expected to graduate by the month before admission to the University of Tsukuba
    (2) Individuals who currently work for a government agency, school, or company (except part-time workers)
    Submit the corresponding document as described below.
    (1) Submit a letter of approval to take the entrance examination issued by the president, dean, or department head at your university. If you plan to withdraw from your current university/graduate school, we also accept a letter written by you stating that you will withdraw from the university/graduate school before admission to the University of Tsukuba. Any format is acceptable, but the size must be A4.
    (2) Submit a letter of approval to take the entrance examination issued by your superior Or a letter written by you stating that admission to the university will not interfere with your current job. If you plan to resign from your current job, we also accept a letter written by you stating that you will resign your current job before admission to the University of Tsukuba. Any format is acceptable, but the size must be A4.
    Certificate of Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship Japanese Government Scholarship students who are currently enrolled in a university other than the University of Tsukuba and are receiving the scholarship Submit a “Certificate of Government-Sponsored” issued by your university. Any format is acceptable.
    Dual Degree Program Acceptance Letter Individuals who are accepted to take the Dual Degree Program Submit a photocopy of the Dual Degree Program Acceptance Letter (See “13. Dual Degree Program”).
    Proof of your name change Individuals whose name is different from that on the certificates you submit (e.g. due to marriage) Submit a photocopy of a certificate of name change issued by a public institution (e.g. marriage license). In order to register under your previous name, you must submit the required documents at the time of enrollment procedure (for details, see “Admission Procedure Guide” that will be distributed after acceptance).
    Written Agreement Regarding Undertaking Online Examination

    Form:
    Written Agreement Regarding Undertaking Online Examination

    Applicants applying to a degree program that conducts examinations online ・Use the designated form.
    ・Signature required.
    *To see whether the degree program you are applying for conducts the examination online, please refer to the details in “8. Screening Criteria”.
  • 7-3. External English Test Score Sheet

    External English Test Score Sheet

    Please submit the External English Test Score Sheet as described below.

    Who should submit:
    General Selection Process
    October 2023 Admission April 2024 Admission April 2024/October
    2024 Admission
    Selection Process July August January to February
    Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems
    Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics (Third Year Enrollment)

    Applicants specified in the table above must submit one of the following External English Test Score Sheets:

    • 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

    Score sheets must meet all of the following requirements to be accepted:

    • The score sheet must be original.
    • The English test must be taken in July 2021 or later.
    • The applicant’s photo must be printed on the score sheet.

    We will not accept the following documents:

    • Photocopy of a designated score sheet
    • TOEIC Institutional Program Score Report
    • TOEFL Institutional Score Report
    • IELTS General Training Test Report Form

    The score sheet must be pasted on the designated form which can be downloaded from the system after completing web entry.
    If a score sheet that meets the requirements is not submitted at the time of application, regardless of the reason, you will be considered to have missed the examination subject of “English” (or “Application Document Screening” in the examinations of the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics) and will be excluded from the further selection.
    Applicants for the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics will be exempt from submitting the score sheet if they meet certain conditions.

    Request Letter for Exemption from TOEIC, TOEFL, or IELTS Academic Score Requirements

    Applicants for the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics can apply for an exemption from submitting the designated score sheets if they meet certain conditions.
    If you wish to apply for this exemption, you must submit a letter indicating your linguistic background. Any format is acceptable.

    Exemption conditions:

    Applicants must fall under any of the following:
    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

    Applicants for other Master’s Programs are not eligible for this exemption.

  • 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 Venues:

    Tsukuba Venue:
    Tsukuba Campus, University of Tsukuba (1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki)
    Further details will be provided in the “Information and Instructions for Examinees,” which will be posted in the “Information” section of this website (For the planned publication dates, see “1. Schedule”).

    Tokyo Venue:
    Bunkyo School Building, Tokyo Campus, University of Tsukuba (3-29-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
    The “Information and Instruction for Examinees” will be sent individually to the applicants who have chosen Tokyo Venue.

    Examination Schedule and the Subjects:

    Details of the examination schedule are shown in the tables below. Please read the “Information and Instructions for Examinees” carefully and follow the instructions to take the examinations.
    If you have any questions, please contact each program or refer to their website (See (2) of “12. Contact Us”).

    (1) Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences Doctoral

    October 2023 Admission – General Selection Process (July Selection Process)
    October 2023 Admission – Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (July Selection Process)
    July Selection Process Wednesday, July 5
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination (100 points)
    Time 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Detail Individual Interview
    (You will be required to a 15-minute presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them. (about 10 minutes))
    April 2024 Admission – General Selection Process (August Selection Process)
    April 2024 Admission – Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (August Selection Process)
    April 2024/October 2024 Admission – General Selection Process (January to February Selection Process)
    April 2024/October 2024 Admission – Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (January to February Selection Process)
    August Selection Process Wednesday, August 23
    January to February Selection Process Thursday, January 25
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination (100 points)
    Time 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Detail Individual Interview
    (You will be required to a 15-minute presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them. (about 10 minutes))

    *1: 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.

    (2) Doctoral Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering Doctoral

    October 2023 Admission – General Selection Process (July Selection Process)
    October 2023 Admission – Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (July Selection Process)
    July Selection Process Wednesday, July 5
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination (300 points)
    Time 10:00 a.m. – noon
    Detail Individual Interview
    (You will be required to give a 10-minute presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)
    April 2024 Admission – General Selection Process (August Selection Process)
    April 2024/October 2024 Admission – General Selection Process (January to February Selection Process)
    August Selection Process Wednesday, August 23
    January to February Selection Process Friday, January 26
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination (300 points)
    Time 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Detail Individual Interview
    (You will be required to give a 10-minute presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)
    April 2024 Admission – Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (August Selection Process)
    April 2024/October 2024 Admission – Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (January to February Selection Process)
    Venue (*2) Tsukuba Venue Tokyo Venue
    August Selection Process Wednesday, August 23 Saturday, August 26
    January to February Selection Process Friday, January 26 Saturday, January 27
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination (300 points) Oral Examination (300 points)
    Time 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Detail Individual Interview
    (You will be required to give a 10-minute presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)

    *1: PowerPoint presentation is preferable. The equipment for the presentation (i.e. a projector) will be provided by the university, but laptops must be brought by the applicants themselves.
    *2: Applicants for the Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (August Selection Process and January to February Selection Process) should choose one of the venues at the time of application.
    *3: The time and place of the oral examinations will be announced in “Admission: General Information” on the program’s website.

    (3) Doctoral Program in Computer Science Doctoral

    October 2023 Admission – General Selection Process (July Selection Process)
    October 2023 Admission – Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (July Selection Process)
    July Selection Process Wednesday, July 5
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination (200 points)
    Time 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Detail 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.)

    *Oral examination for the July Selection Process will be conducted online.

    April 2024 Admission – General Selection Process (August Selection Process)
    April 2024 Admission – Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (August Selection Process)
    April 2024/October 2024 Admission – General Selection Process (January to February Selection Process)
    April 2024/October 2024 Admission – Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (January to February Selection Process)
    August Selection Process Thursday, August 24
    January to February Selection Process Friday, January 26
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination (200 points)
    Time 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Detail 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.)

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

    *1: For details of the oral examination, see “Admission” on the program’s website. In the oral examination, you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation about your past researches, your future research plan, and the purpose of enrollment. PowerPoint presentation is preferable.
    *2: We will contact each applicant individually for information on how to take the online examination.

    (4) Doctoral Program in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems Doctoral

    October 2023 Admission – General Selection Process (July Selection Process)
    July Selection Process Wednesday, July 5
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    English (100 points) Oral Examination (200 points)
    Time 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
    Detail English
    Evaluate the external English test score sheet submitted at the time of application (See “7-3. External English Test Score Sheet”)
    Individual Interview
    (You will be required to give a presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)
    Oral examination for the July Selection Process will be conducted online.
    October 2023 Admission – Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (July Selection Process)
    July Selection Process Wednesday, July 5
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination (200 points)
    Time 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
    Detail Individual Interview
    (You will be required to give a presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)

    Oral examination for the July Selection Process will be conducted online.

    April 2024 Admission – General Selection Process (August Selection Process)
    April 2024/October 2024 Admission – General Selection Process (January to February Selection Process)
    August Selection Process Wednesday, August 23
    January to February Selection Process Thursday, January 25
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    English (100 points) Oral Examination (200 points)
    Time 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Detail English
    Evaluate the external English test score sheet submitted at the time of application (See “7-3. External English Test Score Sheet”)
    Individual Interview
    (You will be required to give a presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)

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

    April 2024 Admission – Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (August Selection Process)
    April 2024/October 2024 Admission – Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (January to February Selection Process)
    August Selection Process Wednesday, August 23
    January to February Selection Process Thursday, January 25
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination (200 points)
    Time 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Detail Individual Interview
    (You will be required to give a presentation about your past researches and your future 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.

    *1: For more information on the entrance examinations, see “Admission” on the program’s website.
    *2: We will contact each applicant individually for information on how to take the online examination.

    (5) Doctoral Program in Engineering Mechanics and Energy Doctoral

    October 2023 Admission – General Selection Process (July Selection Process)
    October 2023 Admission – Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (July Selection Process)
    July Selection Process Wednesday, July 5
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination (200 points)
    Time 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Detail Individual Interview
    (You will be required to give a 15-minute presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)
    April 2024 Admission – General Selection Process (August Selection Process)
    April 2024 Admission – Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (August Selection Process)
    April 2024/October 2024 Admission – General Selection Process (January to February Selection Process)
    April 2024/October 2024 Admission – Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (January to February Selection Process)

    August Selection Process Wednesday, August 23
    January to February Selection Process Thursday, January 25
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Oral Examination (200 points)
    Time 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Detail Individual Interview
    (You will be required to give a 15-minute presentation about your past researches and your future research plan, and you will be asked questions about them.)

    *1: PowerPoint presentation is preferable.
    *2: For more information on the entrance examinations, see the program’s website.

    (6) Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics(Third Year Enrollment) 5yr Doctoral

    April 2024/October 2024 Admission – General Selection Process (January to February Selection Process)
    January to February Selection Process Thursday, January 25
    Subject
    (Allocation of Marks)
    Application Document Screening
    (100 points) (*1)
    Oral Examination (200 points in total):
    1) Research Plan (100 points)
    2) Career Plan (100 points)
    Time 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    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 (10 minutes) and career plan (5 minutes) followed by a Q & A session (15 minutes).
    (Note)
    You are expected to include your research achievements in your research plan presentation.

    *1: Your transcript should be submitted at the time of application. For the External English Test Score Sheet, see “7-3. External English Test Score Sheet.”
    *2: The examination time will in principle be determined by the university after applications are closed.
    *3: 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

  • 9. Applicants Who Need Assistance

    If you need assistance on the day of the examination due to disability, contact the Division of Admission (Graduate School) at dai.daigakuinka#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp (replace #@# with @) by the designated deadline (See “1. Schedule”).

  • 10. Announcement of Acceptance & Enrollment Procedure

    Announcement of Acceptance

    Acceptance Announcement Period:

    See “1. Schedule.”

    The examinee numbers of the successful applicants will be posted on https://webentry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/ for the designated period.
    An acceptance letter will be sent to successful applicants on the first day of the designated period by the registered mail.

    Note:

    If you are not at home on the day of delivery, an “Undeliverable Item Notice” will be left in your mailbox. The post office will only hold the mail for a certain period of time (usually up to 7 days), so please make sure to receive it within the period by requesting re-delivery or by other available methods.

    Enrollment Procedure

    1. (1)Shipment of Admission Procedure Guide
      The Admission Procedure Guide (with documents to be submitted before entrance enclosed) will be sent out to successful applicants.
      We will announce the date of shipment on this website (https://eng.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/) as soon as it is decided.
      If you have moved, please let us know your new address as the mailing address.
      If you will be away from your current address for a long period of time, such as when you return to your hometown), please make arrangements such as changing the mailing address to the address of the substitute recipient. Please contact the Division of Admission (Graduate School) at dai.daigakuinka#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp(replace #@# with @) for address changes.
    2. (2)Deadline for Admission Procedure
      The documents must be sent by registered mail by early March 2024 (Accepted only by mail; please do not bring them in person). The submission deadline will be shown in Admission Procedure Guide.
    3. (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)
      3. *1: If fees are revised before admission or while enrolled in thee university, the revised amount of fees will apply.
      4. *2: The admission fee will not be charged for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship students and students who have completed or expected to complete a master’s program at the University of Tsukuba and will enroll in a doctoral program at the university within one year of the date of completion.
      5. *3: Students enrolled in the Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics are expected to receive tuition exemption (full amount).
    4. (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. (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.”
  • 11. Disclosure of Entrance Examination Results

    For those who fail the entrance examination, the result of the examination will be disclosed as follows.

    1. Information to Be Disclosed
      Total score of the applicant who failed the examination
      However, the following information will not be disclosed:
      1) Total score of the applicant who missed at one or more subject(s)
      2) Scores of online examinations

    2. Who Can Apply
      The applicant himself/herself
    3. How to Request
      Please send the following by mail. If you live abroad, please contact the office in charge via e-mail before submitting your request.
      1) Request Form for Disclosure of Admission Information
      2) Reference Card (To be returned to the applicant at the time of disclosure. If you have lost the Reference Card, submit a photocopy of your student ID card, driver’s license or other identification documents.)
      3) Return envelope (Use 120 mm x 235 mm size envelope. Write your full name and address on the envelope with 434 yen postal stamp affixed.)
    4. Request Acceptance Period
      May 1, 2024 – May 31, 2024
    5. Disclosure Method
      Information to be disclosed will be mailed to the requestor after the request acceptance period closed.
    6. Office in Charge
      1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577, Japan
      Graduate Admission Office, Division of Admission, University of Tsukuba
      dai.daigakuinka#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp (replace #@# with @)
  • 12. Contact Us
    1. (1)If you have any questions regarding student recruitment, please refer to the Admission FAQ (https://www.sie.tsukuba.ac.jp/eng/visitor/exam/faq). If your question is not resolved, please contact the following.
      Graduate Support, Academic Service Office for the Systems and Information Engineering Area, University of Tsukuba
      sysinfo.admission#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp (Replace #@# with @.)

      Location:
      1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573 Japan
      3A201, 2nd floor, 3A Building, Tsukuba Campus
      https://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/about/campus-access/tsukuba-campus/3a.html

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

    2. (2)If you have any questions about curriculum or research field, contact your desired program.
  • 13. Dual Degree Program

    The Dual Degree Program is designed to develop individuals with deep expertise, broad academic knowledge and a high degree of adaptability. The program provides doctoral students seeking to acquire the abilities and knowledge necessary to become researchers and highly specialized professionals with an opportunity to acquire knowledge in a related field that differ from their major field of study.
    The term “Dual Degree” as used here means that while enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Tsukuba, students can also enroll in a master’s or professional degree program at the university (except the Law School Program at the Graduate School of Business Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences), and obtain both a doctoral degree and a master’s degree.
    The Degree Programs of Systems and Information Engineering currently offer the Dual Degree Program in the following programs. (For more information about the programs, please refer to the website of each program.)

    Doctoral Programs (Primary Program) Master’s/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
    http://www.md.tsukuba.ac.jp/FrontierSite/en/
    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
    http://www.md.tsukuba.ac.jp/mph/en/
    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
    http://www.gssm.otsuka.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/index.html
    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
    https://www.blaw.gsbs.tsukuba.ac.jp/
    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)
    http://www.mbaib.gsbs.tsukuba.ac.jp/
    * 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
    https://www.sk.tsukuba.ac.jp/PPS/en/
    * 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
    https://www.sk.tsukuba.ac.jp/PPS/en/
    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
    https://www.geijutsu.tsukuba.ac.jp/dpd/
    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
    https://www.bres.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/masters-program/
    * 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
    https://www.sk.tsukuba.ac.jp/PPS/en/
    * 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
    https://www.sk.tsukuba.ac.jp/PPS/en/

    It is not easy to obtain two degrees within a limited period of time. If you wish to apply for the Dual Degree Program, please consult with your prospective supervisor in the doctoral program, and receive a full explanation before applying. Once you have decided to apply, please obtain a Dual Degree Program Application Form at the Academic Service Office of Systems and Information Engineering (Graduate Support). The application must be signed by both the prospective supervisors in the primary and secondary program, and submitted to the Academic Service Office where you received the form by the same date as the application deadline for eligibility screening stated in the application guidelines (See “1. Schedule”).

    Contact Information:

    • Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
      Academic Service Office for the Systems and Information Engineering Area (See (1) of “12. Contact Us.”)

    If you pass the review and are accepted to take the Dual Degree Program, you will receive a Dual Degree Program Acceptance Letter. Please check if the programs of your choice are marked with an asterisk (* mark) in the table above and respond as follows:

    Programs with * mark:
    A passcode will be issued along with the acceptance letter. The passcode must be entered in the Web Entry System at the time of application for the master’s program. By entering the passcode, you will not be required to pay the examination fee for the master’s program.

    Programs without * mark:
    Submit a photocopy of the Dual Degree Program Acceptance Letter along with other application documents at the time of application for the master’s/professional degree program. By entering the document, you will not be required to pay the examination fee for the master’s program.

    In either case, a photocopy of the Dual Degree Program Acceptance Letter should be submitted along with other application documents at the time of application for the doctoral program (See “7-2. Documents to Be Submitted).

    In order to take the Dual Degree Program, you must pass the designated entrance examination and complete the admission procedures. In accordance with the purpose of the program, if you apply to both the doctoral program and the master’s/professional degree program at the same time, your failure to pass the entrance examination for the doctoral program will also result in failure for the master’s/professional degree program.
    If you are accepted in the master’s/professional degree program, the admission and the tuition fee for the master’s/professional degree program while this program is in effect will not be collected.

  • 14. Programs and Systems Offered by the Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering

    Day and Evening Class Program for Working Students in the Doctoral Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering (For applicants for the Special Selection Process for Working Individuals only)

    The Doctoral Program in Risk and Resilience Engineering offers the day and evening class program which allows working professionals to take classes at Tokyo Campus not only during the day but also in the evening while continuing to work. If you wish to apply, please indicate so in the Web Entry System at the time of application.
    See the following web page for details.
    https://www.sie.tsukuba.ac.jp/eng/visitor/student/r2e-day-and-evening

    Early Completion Program (For applicants for the Special Selection Process for Working Individuals only)

    If you wish to apply, please indicate so in the Web Entry System at the time of application, and follow the designated procedures after you have been accepted.
    See the following web page for details.
    https://www.sie.tsukuba.ac.jp/eng/souki

    System for Extending the Period of Registration

    The system for extending the period of registration allows students to extend the period of registration (enrollment in the university) within the limits of the maximum period of registration (i.e. 5 years). Only those who find it difficult to complete the program within the standard period of study (i.e. 3 years) due to reasons such as having an occupation, needing to take care of child(-ren) or other family member(s), or having a disability are eligible to apply for this system. If you wish to apply, please indicate so in the Web Entry System at the time of application, and follow the designated procedures after you have been accepted.
    See the following web page for details.
    https://www.sie.tsukuba.ac.jp/eng/visitor/student/longterm

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

    See the following web page for details.
    https://www.sie.tsukuba.ac.jp/eng/visitor/student/article14

    Financial Support for Doctoral Students

    See the following web page for details.
    https://www.sie.tsukuba.ac.jp/eng/visitor/exam/financial-support/