Master’s Program (Medical and Health Sciences/ Nursing Science) | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences

Master’s Program (Medical and Health Sciences/ Nursing Science)

Nursing Science
  • August Selection Process (General Selection Process/ Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)
[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 or will have at least three years of working experience (in aggregate) in fields related to health, medical care and welfare by the time of entrance.
 
No eligibility screening is required for the following individuals:
  • Individuals who have graduated or expect to graduate from a four-year university in Japan
    (Only those who have graduated can apply for the Special Selection Process for Working Individuals Examination)
  • Individuals who have earned or expect to earn a bachelor’s degree
    (Only those who have earned the degree can apply for the Special Selection Process for Working Individuals Examination)
  • Individuals who have a Type I or Advanced certificate issued under the Teachers License Act (22 years of age or older)
  • Others
 
Eligibility screening is required for the following individuals:
  • Individuals who have graduated from a junior college or an upper secondary 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 university of a foreign country that requires less than 16 years of a school curriculum
  • Others
 
 
 
Assessment of Eligibility for Application

Individuals who are expected to undergo the Eligibility Screening should contact Academic Service Office for the Medical Sciences Area in advance.

Email us to obtain necessary documents and send them back by postal mail for the assessment by the deadline stated below. If you are deemed eligible for admission, you will be given a passcode required for the Web Entry system.

    【Due Date】

  • August Selection Process: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

 
Applicants Who Need Assistance

If you need assistance due to disability, submit a designated application form, a doctor’s certificate, and a copy of their disability certificate to the Division of Admission, Department of Educational Promotion by the following dates:

    【Due Date】

  • August Selection Process: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

For the examples of assistance, visit here

Web Entry

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

    【Application Period】

  • August Selection Process: Friday, July 1, 2022 (from 12 p.m. JST) – Thursday, July 21, 2022 (to 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

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.

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.

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 your 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 and Print PDF

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

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 registered mail no later than the deadline mentioned below.

Your application will not be reviewed unless all required documents are received.

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 Date】

  • August Selection Process: Friday, August 5, 2022

Examination Dates

Announcement of Admission Results
  • August Selection Process: Friday, September 16, 2022

A list of successful applicants’ examinee’s number will be posted at the website below:
https://entry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/
A letter of acceptance will be sent to successful applicants by registered mail.

Documents for Enrollment

Documents for enrollment will be sent out from the admission office.

Procedure for Enrollment
  • April entry: In the beginning of March 2023
Entrance
  • April entry: 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 Application | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

1. Number of Students to be Admitted

[August Selection Process]

Program Number of Students to be Admitted Remarks
Nursing Science 15 The number includes a few foreign exchange students, and who are admitted through the Special Selection Process for Working Individuals.
  • Time of entrance is April.

2. Eligibility for Application

Those who wish to apply for the “Special Selection Process for Working Individuals” must or will have at least three years of working experience (in aggregate) in fields related to health, medical care and welfare by the time of entrance.

  • Individuals who have graduated or who will graduate from a Japanese four-year university by March 2023
  • Individuals who have earned or will earn a bachelor’s degree in Japan by March 2023
  • Individuals who have completed or expect to complete a 16-year school education curriculum in a foreign country by March 2023
  • Individuals who have been designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • Individuals who have been recognized by the University of Tsukuba Graduate School through the eligibility screening to have academic ability equivalent or superior to a university graduate and will be 22 years of age or older by March 2023
  • Others

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. And submit the required documents by postal mail.

Information You Need for Web Entry

Information Required for Remarks
1. Program of Your Choice / Applicant’s Information 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. Professors 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.
Essay Applicants for General Selection Process Enter an essay on how you will use and expand your knowledge and experience in the Master’s Program in Nursing Science.
(400 words in English)
(You may use the prescribed form downloadable from the Web Entry system only if it is essential for you to use mathematical formulae, Greek letters, special symbols, or diagrams which cannot be entered into the system. Fill it out and submit it together with the other required documents by mail. The format of the form must not be changed. Any texts may not be written outside the box.)
Research Plan Applicants for Special Selection Process for Working Individuals Enter your reason for this application and research plan after enrollment.
(400 words in English)
(You may use the prescribed form downloadable from the Web Entry system only if it is essential for you to use mathematical formulae, Greek letters, special symbols, or diagrams which cannot be entered into the system. Fill it out and submit it together with the other required documents by mail. The format of the form must not be changed. Any texts may not be written outside the box.)
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
(*Refer to “4.Examination Fee.”)
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 copies need to be submitted to us by postal mail.)

Documents Required for Remarks
(Expected) Graduation Certificate (See note) All applicants Submit a certificate of (expected) graduation issued by a university (generally the undergraduate school from which applicants have earned a bachelor’s degree) which meets the application requirements for the University of Tsukuba Graduate School.
Note) Applicants who have a master’s or doctoral degree must submit a graduation certificate issued by a university from which they earned a bachelor’s degree.
Degree Certificate (See note)
  1. Applicants who graduated from a foreign university
  2. Applicants who obtain a qualification for application from the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation
  1. Applicants who graduated from a foreign university must submit a document (degree certificate) to certify that they have a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
    Note) Applicants who have a master’s or doctoral degree must submit a degree certificate issued by a university from which they earned a bachelor’s degree.
  2. Applicants who obtain a qualification for application from the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation must submit a certificate of the degree awarded (a certificate of acceptance of application for the degree), an academic transcript, and other certificates related to earning the degree.
Academic Transcript (See note) All applicants
  1. Submit an academic transcript issued by a university (generally the undergraduate school from which applicants have earned a bachelor’s degree) which meets the application requirements for the University of Tsukuba Graduate School.
    Note) Applicants who have a master’s or doctoral degree must submit an academic transcript issued by the university from which they earned a bachelor’s degree.
    Applicants who have credits transferred from another school must submit an academic transcript issued by that school as well.
  2. Applicants who have completed or expect to complete a graduate school must submit an academic transcript issued by the graduate school as well.
1. Essay
Applicants for General Selection Process

2. Research Plan
Applicants for Special Selection Process for Working Individuals

Only applicants whose “Essay” or “Research Plan” needs mathematical formulae, Greek letters, or special symbols which cannot be entered in the Web Entry system If applicable, check the box in the Web Entry system to download the form from the last page. Fill it out and submit it to us by mail.

(Note)
The format of the form may not be changed. Any texts may not be written outside the box.

Letter of Approval for Taking the Entrance Examination
(Free Format)
Applicants who meet the criteria specified in the Remarks
  1. Applicants who currently attend a university or graduate school (except those who will graduate or complete in March 2023) must submit a letter of approval for taking the entrance examination issued by the head of their university (or department). (Free Format, A4 size)
  2. Applicants who currently work for a government agency, school, or company (except part-time workers) must submit a letter of approval for taking the entrance examination issued by their supervisor or an application written by applicants themselves. (Free Format, A4 size) [Applicants who plan to leave the company to enroll in the graduate school may submit a written document (affixed with their seal) as a substitute for this letter of approval. In this case, the applicants must submit a certificate of resignation at the time of the enrollment procedure.]
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 mail.
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.
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 mail.
Certificate of Government-Sponsored Foreign Student
(Free Format)
Foreign applicants who meet the criteria specified in the Remarks Government-sponsored foreign students enrolled in another university must submit a certificate of government-sponsored foreign student issued by the university.

(Note) If your current name differs from that on any of your certificates due to marriage or other reasons, enclose an extract of your family register (a copy is acceptable).

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 postal mail.

    【Submission Periods】
  • August Selection Process: July 1 – 21, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)
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 postal mail.
List of Documents to be submitted All applicants Fill in the required items and submit it to us by mail.

* 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. Also, we will use the data to screen students for scholarships from the Japan Student Services Organization, which are offered to individuals who have completed the enrollment procedures.


4. Examination Fee | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

4. Examination Fee

30,000 Japanese Yen (except for government-sponsored foreign students)

Payment must be made through designated financial institutions.

Payment Period

  • August Selection Process: Payment must be made during the period between Friday, July 1 – Thursday, July 21, 2022.

Procedure

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.
The applicant need to cover administration fee by oneself.

Convenience Store Payment (for domestic applicants only): Payments can be made at LAWSON, 7-Eleven, FamilyMart, 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 only on stores in Japan).

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: 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 generate 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.
The applicant need to cover administration fee by oneself.


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】

    • August Selection Process: Friday, July 1, 2022 (from 12 p.m. JST) – Thursday, July 21, 2022 (by 3 p.m. JST)
  2. Some of the documents have to be submitted by mail, 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 or the documents are not completed, you will not be able to take the exam.

      【Due dates】

    • August Selection Process: Thursday, July 21, 2022 (by 3p.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.

(Note) Should you have any question about the curriculum or the research field, contact the department that runs your desired program. (See 8. Past Examination Questions)


6. Selection Process | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

6. Selection Process

Selection Process

Applicants are selected through a comprehensive assessment of their submitted documents and results of the examination.

Examination Schedule and Subjects

Refer to the schedule below.

The current schedule is based on the assumption that the entrance examination will be conducted at “Tsukuba Campus”, but depending on the situation in accordance with the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, the schedule of entrance examination might be modified as conducting the entrance examination online etc.

If the admission information has been modified, it will be published promptly in this website, so please check the latest information.

Nursing Science (General Selection Process/ Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)

August Selection Process
August Tuesday, August 30 Wednesday, August 31
Subject Written 1 (100 points) Written 2 (100 points) Oral Examination (100 points)
Program Time 10:00 – 11:00 12:00 – 13:00 10:00 – 17:00
Nursing Science
(General Selection Process)
English
Specialized subject

Basic subject related to nursing

Individual Interview

Examination on special subjects and the reason for application, etc.

Nursing Science
(Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)
Essay and English

  1. Contact the faculty member of your desired research area in advance of the application.
  2. If you have any questions regarding online examination or wish to have an internet connectivity test in advance, please contact the administration office for the program (Refer to 8. Past Examination Questions).


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 the “Information and Instructions for Examinees” in “10. Instructions for Taking the Examination” for details.]

Announcement of Acceptance

  • August Selection Process: Friday, September 16, 2022, 10:00am – Thursday, September 22, 2022, 10:00am

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

  1. 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/). Refer to the guidelines to take necessary procedures.

    Applicants with a job (except part-time workers) must submit a document (either an order to attend a training course, a certification of leave of absence, or an approval for enrollment) issued by their supervisors as well, to prove that the applicants are allowed to enroll in the program.

  2. Fees required upon enrollment
    1. 1.Admission fee
      282,000 Japanese Yen (non-refundable)
    2. 2.Tuition fees
      The first semester (April – September): 267,900 Japanese Yen
      The second semester (October – March): 267,900 Japanese Yen
      (Annual Total: 535,800 Japanese Yen)

    (Note)
    1. Fees are subject to change upon and after enrollment.
    2. Government-sponsored foreign students are exempt from the admission fee.

  3. Foreign national applicants must acquire a status of residence for enrollment in a graduate school, in accordance with the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (Cabinet Order No. 319 of 1951), prior to enrollment procedures.
    Applicants who wish to enroll in the University of Tsukuba as a foreign student must acquire the status of residence of “College Student.”


8. Past Examination Questions | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

8. Past Examination Questions

Program Browsing Photocopy Postal Delivery Contact Direct Phone Number
Master’s Program in
Nursing Science
Available
Available
Not available
Nursing Science Office
(9:15~16:00)
+81 29.853.3403


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

9. Applicants Who Need Assistance

Applicants who need assistance due to disability must submit a designated application form, a doctor’s certificate, and a copy of their disability certificate to the Division of Admission, Department of Educational Promotion (1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki) by the following dates:

【Due Dates】
  • August Selection Process: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Examples of Assistance:
  • Extended exam time, separate testing room, preferred seating location, etc.
  • Braille and other accessible formats
  • Use of a computer for writing, vision aid, hearing aid, and other aids
  • Sign language interpreter and other assistants

To request these accommodations, applicants must submit documents to prove the necessity.

10. Instructions for Taking the Examination

Read through and follow the instructions in the “Information and Instructions for Examinees” to take the examination.
Information and Instructions for Examinees” will be posted on our website.

    【Estimated Release Dates】

  • August Selection Process: Friday, August 5, 2022

11. Contact Us

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

Academic Service Office for the Medical Sciences Area, University of Tsukuba
1-1-1 Tennoudai, Tsukuba-city, Ibaraki-ken, 305-8575 Japan
Phone: +81 29.853.3013/5668
E-mail: medgra-nyushi#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
(Remove “#” from the above e-mail address before sending mail.)
Hours of Operation: 9:00 am – 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm – 5:00 pm on Monday through Friday
[except national holidays]

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

[Outline of the Register Extending System]

The Register Extending System aims to expand learning opportunities for working students. When a student has reported his/her plans to complete the program over a certain period of time (3 or 4 years) exceeding the original duration of study (2 years), the University conducts the individual’s screening after which approval may be given.

[Eligible Applicants]

Students who cannot earn the required number of credits to complete the program within the original duration of study (2 years), due to circumstances such as work, and wishes to intentionally complete the program over a certain period of time, which exceeds the original duration of study.

* This also includes students who need to take care of family, such as children or elderly relatives.

[Payment of Tuition]

Annual tuition fee for the student using the Register Extending System is calculated by multiplying the amount of annual tuition fee by the number of years of the original duration of study and then dividing the result by the number of years the student use the Register Extending System.

[Application Period]

To enroll in the system from the first year of study: Consult the Chair of your program as well as your supervisor for approval of the application. Submit the required documents to the Provost of Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences within the time period for enrollment procedure.
To enroll in the system from the second year of study: Follow the procedure above by the end of January during the first year of study.

[Application Documents]

Application documents are enclosed with the enrollment documents.