School of Integrative and Global Majors (SIGMA)

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

6. Selection Process

Examination schedule and the subjects

Refer to the schedule below:

Please keep checking our website for the latest news such as schedule changes due to COVID-19.

August Selection Process (General Selection Process)

(Tsukuba) Japan
Date August 24, 2022 (Wednesday) August 25, 2022 (Thursday)
Subject Oral Examination 1
(100 points)
Oral Examination 2
(200 points)
Extra day
Time 9:00 – 17:00
Content Oral Examination of knowledge in the field in biomedical sciences / physical sciences/engineering/informatics Individual Interview
Presentation on research proposal (it must be an interdisciplinary research integrating Biomedical Sciences and Physical Sciences/Engineering/Informatics) and career plans after enrollment followed by interview about the presentation conducted either in English or Japanese.
Bring your own computer for the presentation. Projector will be available for use. See (Note).
Language English (Japanese acceptable only in Q&A) English or Japanese

August Selection Process (Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)

(Tsukuba) Japan
Date August 24, 2022 (Wednesday) August 25, 2022 (Thursday)
Subject Oral Examination 2
(200 points)
Extra day
Time 9:00 – 17:00
Content Individual Interview
Presentation on research proposal (it must be an interdisciplinary research integrating Biomedical Sciences and Physical Sciences/Engineering/Informatics) and career plans after enrollment followed by interview about the presentation conducted either in English or Japanese.
Bring your own computer for the presentation. Projector will be available for use. See (Note)
Language English or Japanese

*The applicants are required to pay for their own transportation and accommodation fees.
*Please keep checking our website for the latest news such as schedule changes due to COVID-19.

(Note) Make sure to have your presentation data ready in your computer and print them out in A4 paper in case of any troubles. The input/output of the projector is VGA/HDMI only so bring the proper adapter if needed.

January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process)

(Tsukuba) Japan
Date January 24, 2023 (Tuesday) January 25, 2023 (Wednesday)
Subject Oral Examination 1
(100 points)
Oral Examination 2
(200 points)
Extra day
Time 9:00 – 17:00
Content Oral Examination of knowledge in the field in biomedical sciences / physical sciences/engineering/informatics Individual Interview
Presentation on research proposal (it must be an interdisciplinary research integrating Biomedical Sciences and Physical Sciences/Engineering/Informatics) and career plans after enrollment followed by interview about the presentation conducted either in English or Japanese.
Bring your own computer for the presentation. Projector will be available for use. See (Note)
Language English (Japanese acceptable only in Q&A) English or Japanese

January (Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)

(Tsukuba) Japan
Date January 24, 2023 (Tuesday) January 25, 2023 (Wednesday)
Subject Oral Examination 2
(200 points)
Extra day
Time 9:00 – 17:00
Content Individual Interview
Presentation on research proposal (it must be an interdisciplinary research integrating Biomedical Sciences and Physical Sciences/Engineering/Informatics) and career plans after enrollment followed by interview about the presentation conducted either in English or Japanese.
Bring your own computer for the presentation. Projector will be available for use. See (Note)
Language English or Japanese

*The applicants are required to pay for their own transportation and accommodation fees.
*Please keep checking our website for the latest news such as schedule changes due to COVID-19.

(Note) Make sure to have your presentation data ready in your computer and print them out in A4 paper in case of any troubles. The input/output of the projector is VGA/HDMI only so bring the proper adapter if needed.