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

Master’s Program in Life Science Innovation

Life Science Innovation
  • October (General Admission Examination) Entrance: April 2021
  • February (General Admission Examination) Entrance: April 2021 or October 2021
[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.

Application Process Overview Chart

Check your qualifications!

 
(A) No eligibility screening is required for the following individuals:
  • Individuals who have graduated from, or who are expecting to graduate from, a Japanese four-year university by March 2021 (enrollment in April)
  • Individuals who have graduated from a university outside Japan that implements 16 or more years of school curriculum up to university graduation, and earned a bachelor’s degree, or individuals who are expecting to graduate from such a university and earn a bachelor’s degree by March 2021 (enrollment in April)
  • 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 university of a foreign country that implements less than 16-year school curriculum
  • 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】

  • October Examination: August 17, 2020
  • February Examination: November 27, 2020
 
Applicants Who Need Special Considerations
If you need special considerations due to disability, contact the Division of Admission, Department of Educational Promotion.
    【Due Dates】

  • October Examination: August 17, 2020
  • February Examination: November 27, 2020
Web Entry

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

    【Application Period】

  • October Examination: September 1 (from 10 a.m. JST) – September 18, 2020 (by 5 p.m. JST)
  • February Examination: December 1 (from 10 a.m. JST) – December 18, 2020 (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 Master’s 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 Background and Future Career Plan, 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 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】

  • October: September 1, 2020 (from 10 a.m. JST) – September 18, 2020 (by 5 p.m. JST)
  • February︓ December 1, 2020 (from 10 a.m. JST) – December 18, 2020 (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】

  • October Examination: September 18, 2020
  • February Examination: December 18, 2020

Click here for details.

Information and Hints for Examinees

Instruction for the examination will be sent by email.

Examination Dates
  • October Examination: October 13 – 15, 2020
  • February Examination: February 1 – 3, 2020
Announcement of Admission Results
  • October Examination: November 6, 2020 (from 10 p.m. JST)
  • February Examination: February 17, 2021 (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 November 6, 2020.

Documents for Enrollment
  • Applicants who will enroll in April 2021:
    Enrollment related documents will be sent out from the admission office on February 17, 2021.

Procedure for Enrollment
  • Applicants who will enroll in April 2021: Submission deadline is March 5, 2021.

Entrance
  • April 1, 2021