School of Integrative and Global Majors (SIGMA)

Five-year Doctoral Program (Ph.D. Program in Humanics)

Ph.D. Program in Humanics
  • August Selection Process (General Selection Process, Special Selection Process for Working Individuals) April 2022 Entry
  • January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process, Special Selection Process for Working Individuals) April 2022 or October 2022 Entry
[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!

 
*Those who wish to apply for the “Special Selection Process for Working Individuals” must have at least two years of full-time or part-time research experience in biomedical sciences or physical sciences/engineering/informatics by entrance.
 
(General Selection Process)
(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
  • Individuals who have graduated from a university outside Japan that implements 16 or more years of a 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
  • Others
(Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)
No Eligibility Screening is required if Applicants meet one of the following requirements and have or expect to have two years of full-time or part-time research experience in biomedical sciences or physical sciences/engineering/informatics (by March 2022 for those who wish to enroll in April 2022 or by September 2022 for those who wish to enroll in October 2022)
  • Individuals who have graduated from a Japanese four-year university
  • Individuals who have graduated from a university outside Japan that implements 16 or more years of a school curriculum up to university graduation, and earned a bachelor’s degree
  • 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 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 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 Assistance

If you need assistance due to disability, contact us.

    【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: Thursday July 1, 2021 (from 10 a.m. JST) – Friday July 16, 2021 (by 5 p.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: Wednesday December 1, 2021 (from 10 a.m. JST) – Friday December 17, 2021 (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.
On the page, you can edit your login information or reset password.

Application Form

There are four sections in the Application Form:

  1. Applicants’ Information
  2. Field of Interest and Mentors
  3. Eligibility
  4. Educational Background

Each section will be saved when you click on “Proceed to ***” button on each confirmation page. After saving, you can continue from where you left off when you log back in.

On “1. Applicant’s Information,” upload your ID photo in JPEG format.
On “3. Eligibility” write a proposal with about 1,000 English words for interdisciplinary research with another field of study under this Program. Oral Examination 2 will be based on this proposal. Also please state two fields and two mentors you are interested in. You should choose a field and a mentor of 1) Life and Medical Sciences / 2) Science, Engineering and Informatics, respectively. You are required to make preliminary contacts with them. Research fields available in the program are shown on the “Listing of Faculty Mentors” on the program website.
In “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 accepts:

  1. Online credit card payments for both domestic and overseas applicants
  2. Convenience store payments for domestic applicants only

Credit Card Payment: Follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry system and pay your fees by credit card. After the payment, you will be notified of a receipt number. Enter the number into the “Receipt Number” box and click the “Submit” button to proceed.
Convenience Store Payment: Follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry system and pay your fees at a convenience store in Japan. When you apply for “Convenience Store Payment” online, after the payment, enter the code and payment date into the boxes on the Web Entry system and click the “Submit” button to proceed.

*The applicants who have received or will receive MEXT scholarship is exempted from paying the fees.

The applicants who hold MEXT scholarship should contact us before you enter to the web entry system.

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.

After you submit your application, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the registered e-mail address. Be sure to check it.

(*Check and adjust the spam filter settings in your e-mail account beforehand so that you can receive an e-mail from the “entry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp” domain.)

Create PDF

After you submit your application, follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry and be sure to print the PDF documents. You can download them from the Web Entry system only while the system is open.

    【Application Period】

  • August Selection Process: Thursday July 1, 2021 (from 10 a.m. JST) – Friday July 16, 2021 (by 5 p.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: Wednesday December 1, 2021 (from 10 a.m. JST) – Friday 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 University of Tsukuba by registered mail.

    【Due Date】

  • August Selection Process: July 16, 2021, 5p.m. JST
  • January to February Selection Process: December 17, 2021, 5p.m. JST

Click here for details.
※YOUR APPLICATION IS NOT ACCEPTED UNLESS ALL THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS ARE ARRIVED TO THE OFFICE BY THE DEADLINE.

Information and Instructions for Examinees

Information and Instructions for Examinees will be posted on the program website.

    【Release Dates】

  • August Selection Process: July 28, 2021
  • January to February Selection Process: January 11, 2022
Examination Dates
  • August Selection Process: August 23, 24 (extra day), 2021
  • January to February Selection Process: January 26, 27 (extra day), 2022

*Keep checking on our website for the latest news regarding the entrance examination. We will consider how to take place the examination, depending on the situation caused by the spread of COVID-19.

Announcement of Admission Results
  • August Selection Process: September 8, 2021
  • January to February Selection Process: February 16, 2022

The application IDs of successful applicants will be posted on our website.
Acceptance letters will be sent to the successful applicants. The letters will be posted by express mail to the applicants residing overseas or by registered mail to those residing in Japan.

Documents for Enrollment

Enrollment related documents will be sent out from the admission office.

  • April Entry: February 16, 2022
  • October Entry: In the late of June, 2022
Procedure for Enrollment
  • April Entry: March 4, 2022
  • October Entry: In the late of August 2022
Entrance
  • April Entry: On April 1, 2022
  • October Entry: On October 1, 2022