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

Doctoral Program in Life Science Innovation

Life Science Innovation
  • August Selection Process (General Selection Process) Entrance: April 2022
  • January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process) Entrance: April 2022 or October 2022
[Important] Information on Change in Method of
Implementing Future Entrance Examinations, Etc.,
in Response to the COVID-19 Infections

We have generally stipulated that the University of Tsukuba Graduate School entrance examinations for the academic year 2022 are to be taken on-campus. However, depending on how the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, there may be changes to the entrance examination schedule or a switch to online examinations, etc.

※Any decisions regarding a switch to online examinations, etc. will be announced on this website around one month prior to the examination date, so please make sure that you check the Information page of the Graduate Admissions site.

※The latest information on the entrance examinations is published on the Information page of the Graduate Admissions site, so it can be checked at any time.

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


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

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.

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 2022 (enrollment in April) or by September 2022 (enrollment in October)
  • Individuals who have earned or are expected to earn a specialized degree by March 2022 (enrollment in April) or by September 2022 (enrollment in October)
  • Individuals who have earned or are expected to earn a master’s degree from a university outside Japan as of March 2022 (enrollment in April) or as of September 2022 (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 as latest academic background
  • Individuals who have graduated from, or are expecting to graduate from, a vocational school or similar school as latest academic background
  • Individuals who have graduated from, or are expecting to graduate from, a four-year university as latest academic background
  • Others(If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an email.)
 
   
Assessment of Eligibility for Application

Email us to obtain the necessary documents by the schedule below. If you are deemed eligible for admission, you will be given a passcode needed on the Web Entry System.

    【Due Dates】

  • August Selection Process: June 29, 2021
  • January to February Selection Process: November 29, 2021
 
Applicants Who Need Considerations

If you need considerations due to disability, contact the Division of Admission, Department of Educational Promotion.

    【Due Dates】

  • August Selection Process: June 29, 2021
  • January to February Selection Process: November 29, 2021
Web Entry

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

    【Application Period】

  • August Selection Process: July 1 (from 10 a.m. JST) – July 16, 2021 (by 5 p.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: December 1 (from 10 a.m. JST) – December 17, 2021 (by 5 p.m. JST)
Sign Up

First, you will need your account to log in. Once you make an account, you may save the data you entered and log back in later to continue.

Activation

When you sign up, the 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 the “Login” button to begin. When you visit our Login page the second time or later, enter your email address and password to log in.

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 the 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 the “Proceed” button on each confirmation page. After saving, you can continue from where you left off when you log in 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, within 1,000 words 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 the 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 please see “4. Examination Fee” in the Application Guidelines)

Submission

You can submit your application by clicking the “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.
You can download them from the Web Entry system only during the application period.

    【Application Period】

  • August Selection Process: July 1, 2021 (from 10 a.m. JST) – July 16, 2021 (by 5 p.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process︓ December 1, 2021 (from 10 a.m. JST) – December 17, 2021 (by 5 p.m. JST)

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.

    【Due Dates】

  • August Selection Process: July 16, 2021
  • January to February Selection Process: December 17, 2021

Click here for details.

Information and Instructions for Examinees

Information and Instructions for Examinees will be sent by email.

Examination Dates
  • August Selection Process: August 17 – 19, 2021
  • January to February Selection Process: January 31 – February 2, 2022
Announcement of Admission Results
  • August Selection Process: September 8, 2021 (from 10 a.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: February 16, 2022 (from 10 a.m. JST)
    The result of the screening will be published on the web site.
    Notification of screening will be sent by e-mail on the same day.
Documents for Enrollment
  • Applicants who will enroll in April 2022:
    Enrollment related documents will be sent out from the admission office on February 16, 2022.
  • Applicants who will enroll in October 2022:
    Enrollment related documents will be sent out from the admission office in the late of June, 2022.
Procedure for Enrollment
  • Applicants who will enroll in April 2022: Submission deadline is March 4, 2022.
  • Applicants who will enroll in October 2022: Submission deadline is the late of August, 2022
Entrance
  • April 1 or October 1, 2022