Doctoral Programs (Human Sciences) | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences

Doctoral Programs (Human Sciences)

Education
  • October Selection Process (General Selection Process/ Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)
  • January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process/ Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)
  • Psychology
    • January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process)
    Disability Sciences
    • January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process)

    The following are combined application guidelines for all the programs above.

    [Important] Special Measures for Graduate School Entrance Examinations
    Due to the Impact of the COVID-19 Infection, etc.

    The University of Tsukuba Graduate School Entrance Examination for the academic year 2023 is announced as “Entrance Examination on the University Campus” in principle. Some programs may shift to online entrance examinations. In addition, we plan to set up supplementary examinations (online, etc.) for applicants who are unable to come to the University due to the effects of the COVID-19 infection, etc.

    ※Conditions for coming to the examination center and the setting of supplementary examinations will be announced on this website approximately one month prior to the examination date, based on the status of the spread of the COVID-19 infection, etc. Please be sure to check the announcement column on the Application Guidelines website.

    ※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 and other requirements for taking the online entrance examination

    The following preparations and arrangements are required on the examinations are to be held online.

    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 expect to earn a master’s degree
    • Individuals who have earned or expect to earn a specialized degree
    • Individuals who have earned or expect to earn a master’s degree in a foreign country
    • 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 a junior college or a high school as latest academic background
    • Individuals who have graduated from a vocational school or a similar school as latest academic background
    • Individuals who have graduated 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

    Individuals who are expected to undergo the Eligibility Screening should contact Academic Service Office for the Test System Area in advance. E-mail us to obtain necessary documents and submit these documents for the assessment. These documents need to be received by airmail no later than the deadlines mentioned below. If you are deemed eligible for admission, you will be given a passcode required for the “Educational Background” page of the Web Entry system.
    (* Individuals who have previously applied for the Eligibility Screening and been deemed eligible should also apply for the screening again.)

      【Due Dates】

    • October Selection Process: August 31, 2022
    • January to February Selection Process: November 25, 2022

    To access a prescribed form of a written statement by the applicant, click here.〉
    General application documents

     
    Applicants Who Need Assistance

    If you need assistance due to disability, contact us by the following dates:

      【Due Dates】

    • October Selection Process: August 31, 2022
    • January to February Selection Process: November 25, 2022
    Web Entry

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

      【Application Period】

    • October Selection Process: September 2, 2022 (from noon JST) – September 16, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)
    • January to February Selection Process: December 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – December 16, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)
    Sign Up

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

    Activation

    When you sign up, an activation URL will be sent to your registered e-mail address. Click the URL to activate your account.

    Login

    For the first time after you activate your account, you will be automatically logged in. Just click the “Login” button to begin. Thereafter, when you visit our Login page, you will need to enter your e-mail address and password to begin.

    My Page

    On “My Page,” you need to click the “Application Form” button for the appropriate program.
    On this page, you can edit your login information or reset your password.

    Application Form

    There are four sections in the Application Form:

    1. Applicant’s Information / Program of Your Choice
    2. Supervisor of Your Choice
    3. Eligibility
    4. Educational Background

    Fields with * in each section are required items. Please input all data. (For blank fields and inadequate entries, an error message will be displayed and and you are not going to be able to proceed to the next section.) Each section will be saved when you click the “Proceed” button on each confirmation page. After saving, you can continue from where you left off when you login again. Use one-byte alphabets and numbers to input all the information.

    For the “1. Applicant’s Information / Program of Your Choice”, upload an image in JPEG format of your ID photo.
    For the “Educational Background”, those who graduated in a foreign university should upload an image in JPEG format of your degree certificate out of certificates to be submitted. (Due to a difference with the Japanese education system, eligibility for admission will be checked in advance.
    For information needed for application and details about documents including certificates, refer here.

    Payment

    You must pay the examination fee before submitting your application. The university accepts:
    Provided however, that the examination fee is not necessary for those who are currently Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship students or who completed a master’s program of our university in March 2023 and continue to take our Doctoral Program. (The examination payment screen will not be displayed.)

    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, you will receive the Examination Fee Statement with an 11-digit or a 13-digit code. After the payment, enter the code and payment date into the boxes on the Web Entry system and click the “Submit” button to proceed.
    For details, refer here.

    Submission

    After the payment is confirmed, 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 make edits. Be 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 download the PDF documents. You can download them from the Web Entry system only while the system is open.

      【Application Period】

    • October Selection Process: September 2, 2022 (from noon JST) – September 16, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)
    • January to February Selection Process: December 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – December 16, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)

    Web Entry

    Submission of Documents

    Original copies of the documents listed in 3. Web Entry and Documents to be Submitted need to be received by airmail no later than the deadlines mentioned below.
    Your application will not be reviewed unless all required documents are received by airmail no later than the deadlines mentioned below.

      【Due Dates】

    • October Selection Process: September 16, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)
    • January to February Selection Process: December 16, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)

    For details, refer here.

    Information and Instructions for Examinees

    We will post the “Information and Instructions for Examinees” on our website. Check the documents before the examination.

      【Estimated Release Dates】

    • October Selection Process: September 26, 2022
    • January to February Selection Process: January 10, 2023
    Examination Dates
      【October Selection Process】

    • Doctoral Program in Education: October 14, 2022
      【January to February Selection Process】

    • Doctoral Program in Education: January 31, 2023
    • Doctoral Program in Psychology: January 30 and 31, 2023
    • Doctoral Program in Disability Sciences: January 27, 2023

    Please note that examination dates vary depending on the doctoral program.
    For previous examinations, click here.〉

    Announcement of Admission Results
    • October Selection Process: November 1, 2022
    • January to February Selection Process: February 15, 2023

    The examinee number of those who passed the examination will be announced at the application website of our university(https://entry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/)and those who passed the examination will be sent a notification of passing the examination through registered mail on the same day.

    Documents for Enrollment

    An enrollment packet (which contain documents to be submitted before entrance) will be sent to successful applicants.
    As soon as the shipping date is determined, it will be announced on the application website (https://eng.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/).

    Procedure for Enrollment
    • Documents must be submitted by the beginning of March 2023.
    Entrance
    • April 1, 2023

1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577 Japan

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1. Number of Students to be Admitted and 2. Eligibility for Admission | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

1. Number of Students to be Admitted

October Selection Process

Course Doctoral Program Number of Students to be Admitted Remarks
Doctoral Program Education 16 students The number includes 4 students who apply for the Special Selection Process for Working Individuals.
  • Students enroll in April.

January to February Selection Process

Course Doctoral Program Number of Students to be Admitted Remarks
Doctoral Programs Education 4 students The number includes 2 students who apply for the Special Selection Process for Working Individuals.
Psychology 6 students The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System.
Disability Sciences 10 students
  • Students enroll in April.
  • Psychology Degree Program (doctoral program) is planning to recruit students by cooperative graduate school system with National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, in addition to National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, from this entrance examination.
  • For more information on the Cooperative Graduate School System, click here.
  • Students applying to the Doctoral Program in Disability Science should look at the URL below.
    https://www2.human.tsukuba.ac.jp/ids/disability-dp/en/for-applicants

2. Eligibility for Admission

Applicants will be deemed eligible if they meet one of the following requirements:

  • Individuals who have a master’s degree or who will have one by March 2023
  • Individuals who have a specialized degree or who will have one by March 2023
  • Individuals who have earned a degree from a university outside Japan equivalent to a master’s degree or a specialized degree as of March 2023
  • Individuals designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • Individuals who has been judged to have academic ability equivalent or superior to individuals with a master’s degree or specialized degree by means of the eligibility screening conducted in a graduate school of our university and who has attained 24 years of age or who shall be 24 years of age until March 2023
  • Others
  • (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an e-mail.)

1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577 Japan

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3. Web Entry and Documents to be Submitted | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

3. Web Entry and Documents to be Submitted

With our Web Entry system, you can submit the application online. Read this section carefully before applying online.

Information You Need for Web Entry

Information Required for Remarks
1. Applicant’s Information / Program of Your Choice All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry system.
You are requested to upload a photograph for your Reference Card in JPEG format. The photograph must be taken within the last three months and must not include hats or other head adornments.
2. Supervisor of Your Choice All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry system.
3. Eligibility All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry system.
4. Educational Background All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry system.
Research Activities All applicants who have research history
Employment Records All applicants who have employment history
Examination Fees All applicants
(*Excluding Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship students, etc.)
Follow the instructions given on the last page of the Web Entry system and pay your fees.
The following payment methods are available.
Credit Card (for all applicants):
Pay your fees online. After the payment, enter the receipt number into the box on the Web Entry system.
Convenience Store (for domestic applicants only):
Pay your fees at a convenience store in Japan. After the payment, enter the name of the convenience store, the date of payment, and the number given by the store into the box on the Web Entry system.

Documents Needed for Application

(The original documents must be submitted by registered mail. These documents need to be received no later than the deadlines.)

Documents Who must submit Instructions
1. (Expected) Graduation Certificate* All applicants Submit a graduation certificate (or an attested document certifying that you will graduate) issued by a university or another educational institution that meets the application requirements for the Doctoral Programs of this Graduate School.
2. Degree Certificate* Those who graduated from a graduate school outside Japan If you graduated from a graduate school outside Japan, submit a graduation certificate for your master’s degree. All documents must be in English or in Japanese.
※Due to a difference with the Japanese education system, for those who graduated university overseas, eligibility for admission will be checked so upload an image in JPEG format of the certificate to be submitted on the Web system in advance.
3. Academic Transcript* All applicants Submit an academic transcript (the official transcript of your programs history) issued by a university or another educational institution that meets the application requirements for the Doctoral Programs of this Graduate School. If any credits were transferred from another school, submit an academic transcript from that school. (All documents must be in English or in Japanese.)
4. Thesis Education/ Psychology/ Disability Sciences
(Three copies of any one of the theses in ① to ④ should be submitted.)
Any one of the following ① to ④ should be submitted as follows by the deadline to submit the application for admission.
Attach the “Address Sheet for Thesis Submission” to the envelope (your envelope). The “Thesis” with the “Thesis Title Sheet” should be included in this envelope and submitted to the following address. It should be sent by “registered mail” at the post office. (It should not be enclosed in the envelope for the submission of the application.)

【Place of submission】Office concerned in the Contact field in “8. Previous Examinations

① Master’s Thesis (copy possible) If it is impossible to submit the thesis above with your application, a thesis equivalent to that (a thesis with the predictions about the conclusion to the findings by submission).
② Those who completed a course in or before the last academic year may replace with a new thesis (copy possible; for the Doctoral Program in Disability Sciences, a recently published peer-reviewed paper).
③ For those who were not assigned a master’s thesis, a thesis equivalent to that (for the Doctoral Program in Disability Sciences, a recently published peer-reviewed paper)
④ For those designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (eligibility (8)) who are applicants, the graduation thesis (copy possible) (For those who were not assigned a graduation thesis, a thesis equivalent to that)

※If examinees of the Doctoral Program in Disability Science submit their thesis in a language other than Japanese or English, also submit three copies of the complete translation of their thesis in Japanese or English.

※Examinees of the Doctoral Program in Psychology submitting their thesis should establish contact with the Academic Service Office for the Human Sciences Area in “11. Contact Us” before application.

5. Research Plan Education The research plan (in Japanese, within 2000 characters, or in English, within 900 words up to two A4 sized sheets in portrait orientation and written horizontally, and one-side printing) should be submitted describing the following items in relation to your previous works (master’s thesis, etc.). 1) Research theme, area of study of your choice, and academic advisor of your choice, 2) purpose of research, 3) research content, 4) research methods and planning (for 3 years), 5) rationale of the study based on the literature reviews, and 6) references. Furthermore, the references are not counted within the 2,000 characters in Japanese or 900 words in English, however, it shall be adduced in the text.
Psychology For the content and plan to research after admission, the research plan should state your name, research subject, academic advisor of your choice. A4 sized paper in portrait orientation and written horizontally, one-side printing, within 2,000 characters up to 2 pages) Can be in English (Up to two A4 sized papers). Exclude charts and cited literature in the number of characters.
Furthermore, attach a separate sheet (one A4 paper) with a list of accomplishments and affiliated academic societies in addition to the research plan
Disability Sciences For the content and plan to research after admission, the research plan should state your name, research subject, academic advisor of your choice (any format, A4 sized paper in portrait orientation and written horizontally, and one-side printing). Within 2,000 characters up to 2 pages
6. Summary of Thesis If applicable If submitting a thesis written in a language other than Japanese or English, submit the abstract in Japanese (4,000 characters) or English (1,500 words) enclosed in the envelope for thesis, etc.
7. Copy of “Application Completed” Page of Examination Fee Payment by Credit Card Applicants who made a credit card payment
(*Refer to “4.Examination Fee.”)
After the payment, print out the “Application Completed” page, and submit it to us by airmail.
8. Receipt Portion (Certificate of Payment) of Examination Fee Statement Applicants who made a convenience store payment
(*Refer to “4.Examination Fee.”)
After the payment, detach the Receipt Portion (Certificate of Payment) from the Examination Fee Statement given at the convenience store and submit it to us by airmail.
The Receipt Portion needs to be attached to the form that can be created online and printed out after you complete the Web Entry procedure.
9. Letter of approval for entrance examination If applicable
  1. Individuals who currently attend a university or graduate school (except those who are expected to graduate by March 2023) need to submit a letter of approval allowing them to take the entrance examination, issued by the head of their university or graduate school (or the head of their department). Any format is acceptable.
  2. Individuals who currently work for a government agency, school, or company (except for part-time workers) need to submit a letter of approval allowing them to take the entrance examination, issued by their superior. Any format is acceptable.〔Individuals who are planning to resign and enter the university may replace the letter of approval for entrance examination with a letter clearly stating to that effect, provided however, that in this case, a “letter of resignation” at admission procedures should be submitted.〕
10. Certificate of Government-Sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship) Foreign Student If applicable The certificate must be submitted by airmail.
If you are enrolled in another university at the time of application, submit the certificate of the government-sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship) foreign student issued by the university.

*In case your current name is different from that on the documents you submit (e.g., because of marriage), submit with the proof (e.g., copy of your marriage license).

PDF to Be Created After Completing Web Entry

Documents Created for Remarks
Reference Card All applicants The Web Entry system instructs you to supply a photograph for your Reference Card in JPEG format. The photograph must be taken within the last three months and must not include hats or other head adornments.
Print out the Reference Card with your photograph and bring a copy of the card to the venue with you on the examination day.
Address Sheet All applicants Attach the address sheet to your envelope when you submit the required documents to us by airmail.

    【Due dates】

  • October Selection Process: September 2, 2022 – September 16, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: December 1, 2022 – December 16, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)
Address Sheet for Thesis Submission If applicable Fill in the required items on this sheet and attach it to an envelope for submitting your thesis or paper.
Thesis Title Sheet If applicable Fill in the required items on this sheet and attach it to the front page of each thesis or paper to be submitted. (This sheet may be photocopied.)
Form for Submission of the Certificate of Payment of Application Fee Applicants who made a convenience store payment Attach the Receipt Portion (Certificate of Payment) of the Examination Fee Statement to the form and submit it to us by airmail.

Results from the entrance examination, as well as personal information obtained by the University of Tsukuba from the application documents, will be used not only for affairs concerning admission and screening, but also research and study aimed at improvement of the admission procedure and the university education. We will carefully take care of the data not to be disclosed as a specific person.


4. Examination Fees | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

4. Examination Fees

30,000 Japanese Yen (nonrefundable)

* The examination fees are exempted for those who are the Government-Sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho scholarship) foreign students and who continue to Doctoral Program after completing our Master’s Program in March 2023.

Payments are made from prescribed banking establishments, etc

* University of Tsukuba have the special measures of examination fee exemption for the victims of disasters in Japan. For more details, please confirm this website.
This applies only to the victims of disasters in Japan.

    Payment period:

  • October Selection Process: September 2, 2022 – September 16, 2022
  • January to February Selection Process: December 1, 2022 – December 16, 2022

Credit Card Payment (for all applicants):

Visa, MasterCard, JCB, and American Express are accepted.
You can make a payment by using your credit card at the last stage of the Web Entry system or at this website.

After the payment, you will be provided with a receipt number; enter the number into the box on the Web Entry system.
Print out the application completed page after the payment and submit it together with other required documents to us by mail.

For details, see the payment instructions.
Administration fees need to be covered by the applicant.

Convenience Store Payment (for domestic applicants only):

Payments can be made at LAWSON, 7-Eleven, FamilyMart, Circle K Sunkus, or MINISTOP.
To pay your fee at a convenience store, follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry system or at this website (available in Japanese only).

After the payment, enter the name of the convenience store that you used, the date of payment, and the number given by the store into the box on the Web Entry system.

  1. 7-Eleven: 13 digits
  2. LAWSON, FamilyMart, MINISTOP, Circle K Sunkus: 11 digits

Detach the Receipt Portion (Certificate of Payment) from the Examination Fee Statement given to you at the convenience store and affix it to the “Form for Submission of the Certificate of Payment of Application Fee”. You can create the form in PDF format and print it out from the Web Entry system. Submit it together with other required documents to us by mail.
For details, see the payment instructions.
Administration fees need to be covered by the applicant.


5. Application Procedure | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

5. Application Procedure

  1. Visit the Web Entry System to apply. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make edits. Be sure to double-check before proceeding.
      【Application Period】

    • October Selection Process: September 2, 2022 (from noon JST) – September 16, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)
    • January to February Selection Process: December 1, 2022 (from noon JST) – December 16, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)
  2. The documents have to be submitted by mail (not in person), and these must be received by the deadline. When you submit your application online, the system will ask you to create an Address Sheet in PDF format. Print out the sheet and submit it along with the other required documents to us.
    If your documents are not received by the due date, you will not be able to take the exam.

      【Due dates】

    • October Selection Process: September 16, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)
    • January to February Selection Process: December 16, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)
  3. After you complete the application procedure on the Web Entry System, you are not allowed to change the program of your choice.
  4. Unless requested, all documents submitted will not be returned to you.
    Examination fees which have been paid are non-refundable.
  5. Should you have any question about the curriculum or the research field, contact the department that runs your desired program.


6. Screening Criteria | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

6. Screening Criteria

We will determine the students to be admitted by evaluating the submitted documents and their academic skills as a whole.

Examination Schedule and the Subjects

Refer to the schedule below:

Education (General Selection Process and Special Selection Process for Working Individuals) Doctoral

October Selection Process / January to February Selection Process
October Selection Process Friday, October 14
January to February Selection Process Tuesday, January 31
Subject Oral Examination (100 points)
Program Time 10:00-17:00
Education

Individual Interview

An oral assessment about specialized issues on education, the thesis submitted with your application (master’s thesis, etc.), and research plan will be held.
(Refer to Note 4.)

  1. For the application, you should establish preliminary contact with a faculty member in the area of study of your choice.
  2. The Doctoral Program in Education consists of the following areas of study. 
    Philosophy of Education, History of Japanese Education, Lifelong Learning and Adult Education, Sociology of Education, Educational System and Organization, Educational Policy and Planning, Comparative and International Education, School Management, Higher Education Study, Teaching Method, Moral Education, Career Education, Social Studies Education, Education in School Subjects, Mathematics Education, Science Education
  3. The point allocation is on a 200-point scale with the entry of the submitted “thesis (master’s thesis, etc.) which is 100 points.
  4. The research plan (in Japanese, within 2000 characters, or in English, within 900 words up to two A4 sized sheets in portrait orientation and written horizontally, and one-side printing) should be submitted describing the following items in relation to your previous works(master’s thesis, etc.). 1) Research theme, area of study of your choice, and academic advisor of your choice, 2) purpose of research, 3) research content, 4) research methods and planning (for 3 years), 5) rationale of the study based on the literature reviews, and 6) references. Furthermore, the references are not counted within the 2,000 characters in Japanese or 900 words in English, however, it shall be adduced in the text.
  5. For details on this doctoral program, refer to the website at http://www.human.tsukuba.ac.jp/dpeduc/human_e/

Psychology Doctoral

January to February Selection Process
January to February Selection Process Monday, January 30 Tuesday, January 31
Subject English (200 points) Oral Examination (200 points)
Program Time 10:00-12:00 10:00-17:00
Psychology

English

(Check the reading comprehension and expressiveness in English. Dictionaries cannot be used.)

It will be given based on the research plan and master’s thesis submitted with your application.
The examination will be administered individually.
  1. For the application, you should establish preliminary contact with a faculty member of your choice.
    For more information on the Cooperative Graduate School System, click here.
  2. Attendance will be confirmed at 9:50 on the day of the oral examination so gather at the waiting room for the oral examination at that time. If your attendance is not confirmed, you cannot take the oral examination.
  3. For the oral examination, there is a presentation of previous major research (master’s thesis, etc.) and future research plan (15 minutes). Examinees will make a Power Point presentation. Prepare the file of the Power Point presentation and bring it in a USB flash drive. Furthermore, we will have an operation check after the end of the foreign language examination on the first day. We have a projector and PC available for use. Moreover, if you have backup material for the oral presentation, print 16 copies in A4 sized paper and bring it to the oral presentation site.
  4. An applicant who is currently a working individual should address inquiries to and consult in regard to course registration and research guidance after admission with a faculty member of one’s choice in advance.
  5. For details on this doctoral program, refer to the following website.
    https://www.human.tsukuba.ac.jp/psychology/program-en/

Disability Sciences Doctoral

January to February Selection Process
January to February Selection Process Friday, January 27
Subject Oral Examination (500 points)
Program Time 9:00-17:00
Disability Sciences After a 15-minute oral presentation (refer to notes 1 and 2) on the research plan submitted with your application was given, an oral assessment will be held.
  1. The oral presentation and oral assessment in the oral examination will be held in Japanese.
  2. The oral presentation will be held based on the documents (presentation sheet and handouts) prepared by the examinee. A document camera will be used when presenting so prepare the presentation sheet (A4 sized plain paper in landscape orientation). In addition, 8 copies of the handout (A4 sized paper, any format) that reflect the assertions in the presentation sheet should be prepared and brought to the oral examination location.
  3. The point allocation is on an 800-point scale with the entry of the assessment of the submitted “thesis (master’s thesis, etc.) which is 300 points in the 500 points of the oral examination.
  4. For the application, you should establish preliminary contact and consultation with a faculty member (refer to the list of areas of study ) who you wish to have guidance.
    If making contact, refer to the address of the Doctoral Program in Disability Sciences (dsdc#@#human.tsukuba.ac.jp; delete “#” before the e-mail is sent).
  5. For details on this doctoral program, refer to the following website.
    https://www2.human.tsukuba.ac.jp/ids/disability-dp/en


7. Testing Location, Announcement of Acceptance, and Enrollment Procedure | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

7. Testing Location, Announcement of Acceptance, and Enrollment Procedure

Testing Location

University of Tsukuba (1-1-1 Tennoudai, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken)
Refer to “10. Information and Instructions for Examinees” for details.

Announcement of Acceptance

  • October Selection Process: November 1, 2022 (from 10 a.m. JST) – November 7, 2022 (by 10 a.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: February 15, 2023 (from 10 a.m. JST) – February 21, 2023 (by 10 a.m. JST)

The examinee numbers of the successful applicants will be posted on the website.
An acceptance letter will be sent to successful applicants on the same day by registered mail.

Enrollment Procedure

An enrollment packet (which contain documents to be submitted before entrance) will be sent to successful applicants.
As soon as the shipping date is determined, it will be announced on the application website (https://eng.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/).

Note: The successful applicants need to notify us in advance if they are moving house permanently before the date above or travelling when the documents are expected to be delivered.

  • The documents should be mailed using a designated envelope (which will be sent to you long with the Enrollment Procedure Guidelines) by early March 2023. The deadline will be mentioned in Enrollment Procedure Guidelines.
  • Estimated Expenses Upon Entrance
    1. (a)Entrance fees are 282,000 Japanese Yen (nonrefundable).
    2. (b)Tuition: The tuition for the first semester of the 2022 academic year (April – September) is 267,900 Japanese Yen. The tuition for the second semester (October – March) is 267,900 Japanese Yen. (Yearly Amount: 535,800 Japanese Yen)
      (Note)

      1. (1)If fees are revised before entrance or while enrolled in this Graduate School, the revised tuition fees will be applied.
      2. (2) The entrance fee is not necessary for those who are the Government-Sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho scholarship) foreign students or who complete our Master’s Program in March 2023 and continue to take our Doctoral Program.
  • All applicants with a full-time job need a document or a letter (e.g., an order for a training course, a letter for a leave of absence, or an approval letter) from the employer to prove that they are available to complete the program.
  • International applicants must acquire a Status of Residence suitable for entrance to a graduate school, in accordance with the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (Cabinet Order No. 319 of 1951), before beginning the enrollment procedures. Those who wish to enter this Graduate School as an international student must acquire Status of Residence as a “Student”.

  • 8. Previous Examinations | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

    8. Previous Examinations

    Program Browsing Photocopy Postal Delivery Contact Direct Phone Number
    Education (Note 1) × × × General Affairs Office for Human Sciences
    Graduate School Academic Affairs Office for Doctoral Programs in Education
    +81 29.8536619
    Psychology (Note 2) General Affairs Office for Human Sciences
    Graduate School Academic Affairs Office for Doctoral Programs in Phycology
    +81 29.8534597
    Disability Sciences (Note 1) General Affairs Office for Human Sciences
    Graduate School Academic Affairs Office for Doctoral Programs in Disability Sciences
    +81 29.8534595
      Notes:

    1. For the oral examination, there are no examination questions to be released.
    2. For English questions, previous questions are not released because of copyright issues.


    9. Applicants Who Need Assistance, 10. Information and Instructions for Examinees and 11. Contact Us | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

    9. Applicants Who Need Assistance

    If you need assistance due to disability, contact the Division of Admission by following dates:

      【Due Dates】

    • October Selection Process: August 31, 2022
    • January to February Selection Process: November 25, 2022

    Click here for sending your request.

    10. Information and Instructions for Examinees

    We will post the “Information and Instructions for Examinees” on our website.

      【Estimated Release Dates】

    • October Selection Process: September 26, 2022
    • January to February Selection Process: January 10, 2023

    11. Contact Us

    If you have any questions about the application guidelines, contact us at:

    Academic Service Office for the Human Sciences Area, University of Tsukuba
    1-1-1 Tennoudai, Tsukuba-city, Ibaraki-ken 305-8577 Japan
    e-mail ningen-dnyushi#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp (Delete “#” before the e-mail is sent.)
    Hours: 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday except national holidays

    12. Security Export Control

    University of Tsukuba has established the University of Tsukuba Rules on Security Export Control in accordance with the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act, and conducts strict examinations for acceptance of international students, etc. International applicants who fall under any of the conditions set out in said regulations may be unable to enter their desired course or program.


    Register Extending System | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

    Register Extending System

    Eligible Applicants

    Working students or those who need to take care of family members, such as children or the elderly.

    Overview

    Register Extending System allows students to complete a master’s or a doctoral program in a period longer than usual.
    Master’s programs: The period can be extended from standard 2 years to 3 or 4 years.
    Doctoral programs: The period can be extended from standard 3 years to 4 or 5 years.

    Application Period

    Consult your academic advisor, etc. for approval of application. Submit required documents to the Executive Dean of the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences.
    Those who wish to start from the second year after entering the school shall perform the same procedure by January of the first year.

    How to apply

    Details of the register extending system will be published in website of the Graduate School of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba (http://www.chs.tsukuba.ac.jp/) at the middle of January 2023. If you are interested in the register extending system, apply until the designated date after confirming the details published in the website.