Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering,
Life and Earth Sciences, Comprehensive Human Sciences

Doctoral Program in Life Science Innovation

Life Science Innovation
  • January (General Admission Examination)

Application Process Overview Chart

Check your qualifications!

 
(A) No eligibility screening is required for the following individuals:
  • Individuals who have earned or are expected to earn a master’s degree by March 2020 (enrollment in April) / by September 2020 (enrollment in October)
  • Individuals who have earned or are expected to earn a specialized degree by March 2020 (enrollment in April) / by September 2020 (enrollment in October)
  • Individuals who have earned or are expected to earn a master’s degree from a university outside Japan as of March 2020 (enrollment in April) / by September 2020 (enrollment in October)
  • Others(If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an email.)
 
(B) Eligibility screening is required for the following individuals:
  • Individuals who have graduated from, or are expecting to graduate from, a junior college or upper secondary school
  • Individuals who have graduated from, or are expecting to graduate from, a vocational school or similar school
  • Individuals who have graduated from, or are expecting to graduate from, a four-year university
  • Others(If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an email.)
 
   
Assessment of Eligibility for Application
Email us to obtain necessary documents by November 29, 2019. If you are deemed eligible for admission, you will be given a passcode needed on the Web Entry System.
 
Applicants Who Need Special Considerations
If you need special considerations due to disability, contact us by November 29, 2019.
Web Entry

You can apply to the University of Tsukuba online by our Web Entry system. Read guidelines carefully before applying.

    【Application Period】

  • January: November 18 (from 10 a.m. JST) – December 5, 2019 (by 5 p.m. JST)
Sign Up
First, you will need your own account to login. Once you make an account, you may save the data you entered and log back in later to continue.
Activation
When you sign up, activation email will be sent to your email address registered. Click the activation URL on the email to activate your account.
Login
For the first time after the activation, you’re already logged in. Just click on “Login” button to begin. When you visit our Login page the second time or later, enter your email address and password to login.
My Page
At the “My Page”, you need to click on the “Application Form” button for the Doctoral Program.
On the page, you can edit your login information or reset password.
Application Form

There are four sections in the Application Form.

  1. Applicant’s Information
  2. Course Information/ Preferences
  3. Eligibility
  4. Educational Background

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 login back.

On “1. Applicant’s Information,” upload your ID photo in JPEG format.

On “3. Eligibility,” describe your Study plan, Background and Future Career Plan, and Short Essay within 1,000 words each in English.

On “4. Educational Background,” applicants who have graduated from a university outside Japan are required to upload their degree certificate in JPEG format, which is one of the documents to be submitted. (Since each country has different education systems, we need to confirm their eligibility for application.)

Click here for details on information, certificates and supporting documents required for application.

Payment

You must pay the examination fee before submitting your application. The University can accept:

  1. online credit card payment for both domestic and overseas applicants
  2. convenience store payment for domestic applicants only

*The MEXT scholarship students are exempted from paying the fees.

Click here for details.
(Or For details, please see “4. Examination Fee” in the Admission Examination Guidelines)

Submission
You can submit your application by clicking “Submit to Apply” button. Once you click on the button, the information you have entered will be sent to the University, and you will not be able to go back to edit. Make sure to double-check before proceeding.
Print Generated PDF Documents
After clicking on the “Submit to Apply” button, “Reference Card” and “Address Sheet” will be generated in PDF for printing.

Web Entry

Submission of Certificates and Supporting Documents
Submit originals of all required certificates and supporting documents to the T-LSI Office by postal mail. Your documents need to be received by December 12, 2019.

Click here for details.

Information and Hints for Examinees
An instruction for the examination will be sent by email.
Examination Dates
  • January: January 15 – 17, 2020
Announcement of Admission Results
  • January: February 13, 2020 (from 10 a.m. JST)
  • The result of the screening will be published on the web site.
    A notification of screening will be sent by e-mail on February 13, 2020.

Documents for Enrollment
  • Applicants who will enroll in April 2020:
    Enrollment related documents will be sent out from the admission office in the middle of February.
  • Applicants who will enroll in October 2020:
    Enrollment related documents will be sent out from the admission office in the late of June.
Procedure for Enrollment
  • Applicants who will enroll in April 2020: In the beginning of March 2020
  • Applicants who will enroll in October 2020: In the late of August 2020
Entrance
  • April 1 or October 1, 2020