Ph.D. Program in Humanics | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

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 2023 Entry
  • January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process, Special Selection Process for Working Individuals) April 2023 or October 2023 Entry
[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!

 
*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 2023 for those who wish to enroll in April 2023 or by September 2023 for those who wish to enroll in October 2023)
  • 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, 2022
  • January to February Selection Process: November 25, 2022
 
Applicants Who Need Assistance

If you need assistance due to disability, contact us.

    【Due Dates】

  • August Selection Process: June 29, 2022
  • January to February Selection Process: November 25, 2022
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: Friday July 1, 2022 (from 10 a.m. JST) – Thursday July 21, 2022 (by 4 p.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: Thursday December 1, 2022 (from 10 a.m. JST) – Friday December 16, 2022 (by 4 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: Friday July 1, 2022 (from 10 a.m. JST) – Thursday July 21, 2022 (by 4 p.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: Thursday December 1, 2022 (from 10 a.m. JST) – Friday December 16, 2022 (by 4 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 21, 2022, 4p.m. JST
  • January to February Selection Process: December 16, 2022, 4p.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: August 5, 2022
  • January to February Selection Process: January 10, 2023
Examination Dates
  • August Selection Process: August 24, 25 (extra day), 2022
  • January to February Selection Process: January 24, 25 (extra day), 2023

*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 16, 2022
  • January to February Selection Process: February 15, 2023

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

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

The documents should be mailed using a designated envelop (which will be sent to you together with the Enrollment Procedure Guidelines) by early March 2023. The deadline will be shown in Enrollment Procedure Guidelines.

Entrance
  • April Entry: On April 1, 2023
  • October Entry: On October 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 (General Selection Process / Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)

Program Number of Students to be Admitted
Ph.D. Program in Humanics a few (including General Selection Process and Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)
  1. Students are enrolled in April.

January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process / Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)

Program Number of Students to be Admitted
Ph.D. Program in Humanics a few (including General Selection Process and Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)
  1. Students are enrolled in April or October.

2. Eligibility for Application

General Selection Process (For April Entry)

Applicants will be deemed eligible if they meet one of the following requirements:
  • 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 graduated or expected to graduate 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 by March 2023
  • Individuals who have been designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Those who need the Eligibility Screening before applying:
  • Individuals who are deemed to be equivalent to have earned a master’s degree or a specialized degree, besides those who have turned 22 years old and will be 22 years old by March 2023
  • Others
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an e-mail.)

General Selection Process (For October Entry)

Applicants will be deemed eligible if they meet one of the following requirements:
  • Individuals who have graduated or who will graduate from four-year university by September 2023
  • Individuals who have earned or will earn a bachelor’s degree by September 2023
  • Individuals who have graduated or expected to graduate from a university outside of Japan that implements 16 or more years of a school curriculum up to university graduation, and earned a bachelor’s degree by April to September 2023
  • Individuals who have been designated by the Minister of Education, culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Those who need the Eligibility Screening before applying:
  • Individuals who are deemed to be equivalent to have earned a master’s degree or a specialized degree, besides those who have turned 22 years old and will be 22 years old by September 2023
  • Others
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an e-mail.)

Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (For April or October Entry)

Applicants will be deemed eligible if they 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 2023 for those who wish to enroll in April 2023 and by September 2023 for those who wish to enroll in October 2023)

  • Individuals who have graduated from a Japanese four-year university
  • Individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree
  • 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
  • Individuals who have been designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

(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 Supporting Documents to be Submitted | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

3. Web Entry and Supporting Documents to be Submitted

TOEFL iBT test and TOEFL iBT Home Edition for Graduate School Entrance Examination for Academic Year 2023 of University of Tsukuba

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 All applicants Follow the instruction on the Web Entry system.
You are requested to upload the JPEG data of your ID photo for the Reference Card. The ID photo must be taken within three months with no hats or other head adornments.
2. Course Information/ Preferences All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry system.
TOEIC/ TOEFL Score/ IELTS (Academic Module) Score

    【Validity Period of the Test Score】

  • August Selection Process: test taken after August 2020
  • January to February Selection Process: test taken after January 2021
All applicants except for those whose native language is English or those whose language in higher education is English Read the following and check the box on the Web Entry system.
Submit an original copy of TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS or other equivalents test results to us by express mail.

Important Notice: If the applicant does not have any valid TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS scores, While instead, the recommendation letter of the applicant must include an evaluation of the applicant’s English proficiency.

3. Eligibility All applicants Follow the instructions on the Web Entry system.
Research Proposal All applicants 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.
Fields of Interest and Mentors (a main-mentor and a sub-mentor) Please state two fields and two mentors (a main-mentor and a sub-mentor) you are interested in. You should choose a field and a mentor of 1) Biomedical Sciences and 2) Physical Sciences / Engineering / Informatics respectively. You should make preliminary contacts with the mentors and should be approved by them. Research fields available in the program are shown on the Listing of faculty“ Mentors” on the website. A sub-mentor for you will officially been decided after the enrollment.
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 present and history of employment

1.) Documents to be posted directly from your school

(The original copies need to be posted to us by airmail).

* No photocopied / scanned documents accepted
* If the recommendation letter is not received by the deadline, we cannot accept the application.

Documents Required for Remarks
Letter of Recommendation (General Selection Process) A recommendation letter (from School) by the department dean or the supervisor, from which the applicant graduated/is expected to graduate, should be directly sent to the admission office.

The recommendation letter must be written on A4/letter-size paper with the department-letter-head printed and with the signature of the recommender. The letter must be sent by the recommender directly to SIGMA office by postal mail.

Important Notice: An applicant who do not have TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS score must include an evaluation of the applicant’s English proficiency.

(Special Selection Process for Working Individuals) A recommendation letter (from Company) should be written by your boss or supervisor.
The letter should include:
1) Period of your research record in your current company
2) Research achievement
3) Evaluation of your research

The recommendation letter must be written on A4/letter-size paper with the department-letter-head printed and with the signature of the recommender. The letter must be sent by the recommender directly to SIGMA office by postal mail.

Important Notice: An applicant who do not have TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS score must include an evaluation of the applicant’s English proficiency.

2.) Documents to be sent from the applicant

(The original copies need to be posted to us by airmail).

* No photocopied / scanned documents accepted
* If the required documents are not received by the deadline, we cannot accept the application.

Documents Required for Remarks
(Expected) Graduation Certificate (See the note) All applicants Submit a (expected) graduation certificate issued by a university (generally the undergraduate school where you received a bachelor’s degree) which meets the application requirements for University of Tsukuba.
(Note)
If you have (or are expected to have) a Master’s or Doctorate degree, you are required to submit a certificate (or proof of future certification) issued by the university where you received your Master’s or Doctorate.
Degree Certificate Those who graduated from a university or other educational institution outside Japan If you graduated from a university or another educational institution outside Japan, submit a degree certificate for your bachelor’s.
The document(s) must;
– be issued by university or the institution.
– include the name of the degree(s) conferred.
(Note)
*If you have a Master’s or Doctorate degree, you are required to submit a certificate issued by the university where you received your Master’s or Doctorate.
*Upload a JPEG file to the Web Entry system and then post original copy(ies) to us by express mail.
Academic Transcript All applicants Submit an academic transcript (the official transcript of programs record) issued by universities or other educational institutions where you have earned/are expected to earn your bachelor’s degree. If any credits were transferred from another school, submit an academic transcript from that school. (All documents must be in English or in Japanese.)
Post an original copy to us by express mail.
(Note)
If you have (or are expected to have) a Master’s or Doctorate degree, you are required to submit an academic transcript issued by the university where you received (or are expected to receive) your Master’s or Doctorate.
Letter of Approval for Taking the Examination
(Format of your choice)
If applicable 1. Individuals who currently attend a university or graduate school (except those who will graduate or complete in March 2023 (April enrollment) or September 2023 (October enrollment)) are required to submit a letter of approval for taking the examination issued by the head of their university (or department). (Format of your choice, A4 size)
2. Individuals who currently work for a government agency, school, or company (except part-time workers) are required to submit
1) a letter of approval for taking the examination issued by their supervisor
   or
2) a declaration written by the applicants themselves. (Format of your choice, A4 size)
Certificate of Government-Sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship) Foreign Student If applicable The certificate must be submitted by airmail or hand.
If you are enrolled in another university at the time of application, submit the certificate of government-sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship) foreign student issued by the university.
TOEIC/ TOEFL Score/ IELTS (Academic Module) Score

    【Validity Period of the Test Score】

  • August Selection Process: test taken after August 2020
  • January to February Selection Process: test taken after January 2021
All applicants except for those whose native language or those who participated in higher education is English The original certificate must be submitted by airmail.
Important Notice: The recommendation letter for an applicant who do not have a certificate of TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS must include an evaluation of the applicant’s English Proficiency.

(Note) Certificate should be issued in English or Japanese.
(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 (photocopy is acceptable) or relevant certificate of individual items in your family register.

PDF to be Created after Completing Web Entry

Documents Created for Remarks
Examination ID Card All applicants Print out the Examination ID Card with your ID photo and bring it to the venue with you on your examination day.
Address Sheet All applicants Attach the sheet to your envelope when you post the required documents to us.
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.

*Applicants are allowed to send out the required documents without Reference Card and Address Sheet to meet the deadline. In that case, the applicants must contact us by email.
*If the required documents are not received by the office before the deadline or they are incomplete, we cannot accept the application.


4. Examination Fee | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

4. Examination Fee

Applicants must pay the examination fee.
30,000 Japanese Yen

* The examination fees are exempted for the Government-Sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho scholarship) international students.* Those applicants are required to contact to the Office of Ph.D. Program in Humanics before applying.

* 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.

Credit Card Payment: Visa, MasterCard, JCB, AMERICAN EXPRESS can be accepted.

You can make a payment by using your credit card at the last stage of the Web Entry system or at the following website:

  • August Selection Process: July 1, 2022 – July 21, 2022
  • January to February Selection Process: December 1, 2022 – December 16, 2022

https://e-shiharai.net/english/ (available in English only)
After the payment, you will be provided with the receipt number so enter the number into the box on the Web Entry system.
Administration fees need to be covered by the applicant.

Convenience Store Payment: Payment can be made at LAWSON, Seven-Eleven, FamilyMart, or MINISTOP.

To pay your fees at a convenience store, follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry system or at the following website:
https://e-shiharai.net/english/
At the time you apply for Convenience Store Payment online, you will be given an 11-digit or a 13-digit application number. The number is required when you make the payment at the convenience store.

After the payment, enter the name of the convenience store where you made the payment, the date of payment, and the application number into the boxes on the Web Entry system.

  1. Seven-Eleven: 13 digits
  2. LAWSON, FamilyMart, MINISTOP: 11 digits

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

Detach the Receipt Portion (Certificate of Payment) from your 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.
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】

    • August Selection Process: July 1, 2022 (from 10 a.m. JST) – July 21, 2022 (by 4 p.m. JST)
    • January to February Selection Process: December 1, 2022 (from 10 a.m. JST) – December 16, 2022 (by 4 p.m. JST)
  2. Some of the documents have to be posted to the Office of Ph.D. Program in Humanics by express mail by the deadline. When you submit your application online, the system will ask you to create the Address Sheet. Print out the sheet created and attach it to the envelope when sending the 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.

    To prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections, documents should be sent by postal mail.
    Please refrain from bringing the documents directly in the office. We appreciate your cooperation.

      【Due dates】

    • August Selection Process: July 21, 2022 (by 4 p.m. JST)
    • January to February Selection Process: December 16, 2022 (by 4 p.m. JST)

    Contact us if you have any questions.

    *Unless requested, all documents submitted will not be returned to you.
    Examination fees which have been paid are non-refundable.

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6. Selection Process | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

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.


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

7. Announcement of Acceptance and Enrollment Procedure

(1) Announcement of Acceptance

  • August Selection Process: September 16, 2022 (10 a.m. JST)
  • January to February Selection Process: February 15, 2023 (10 a.m. JST)

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

(2) Enrollment Procedure

  1. Enrollment Procedure Guidelines (which include documents to be submitted before entrance) will be sent out to successful applicants. As soon as the shipping date is decided, we will inform you on the application guidelines site (https://www.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/). In addition, since it will be delivered by mail, please let us know the changed address if you have moved.

    (Note)
    The successful applicants need to notify us in advance if they are moving permanently before the shipping date or going away when the documents are expected to be delivered.

  2. The deadline of Enrollment Procedure
    Please send by registered mail in the envelope specified by the university by the beginning of March 2022 (Note: Do not bring it, only by mail). Please check the admission procedure guide for the submission deadline. The documents should be mailed using a designated envelope (which will be sent to you together with the Enrollment Procedure guidelines) by early March 2023. The dead line will be shown in Enrollment Procedure Guidelines.
  3. You will be offered the Financial Support from SIGMA, which would assist you to dedicate yourself to your study. To apply for the Financial Support, you need to complete the Research Plan form that will be sent via email by the SIGMA in advance.
    • April Entry: Early March
    • October Entry: Early September

    Necessary Expenses

    1. (1)Admission Fees: 282,000 yen ※In case that the amount of Admission Fees would be revised at the time of your enrollment, the revised amount has to be paid.
    2. (2)Tuition Fees: 535,800 yen

      We provide tuition fee exemption for students. Please see the latest information here.

  4. All applicants with a full-time job (except part-time) need a document or a letter (ex; an order for a training course, a letter of leave of absence or an approval letter) from the employer to prove that you are available to complete the program.
  5. 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 enrollment procedures. Those who wish to enter this program as an international student must acquire Status of Residence as a “Student.”
    The documents to apply a Status of Residence suitable for entrance will be sent later by SIGMA.


8. Student Support System, 9. Past Examination Questions | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

8. Student Support System

Details are shown on the Humanics website.
https://www.phd-humanics.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/support/

9. Past Examination Questions

Past examination questions are not available.


10. Applicants Who Need Considerations, 11. Instructions for Taking the Examination, and 12. Contact Us | University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions 2023

10. Applicants Who Need Considerations

If you need assistance due to disability, contact the Division of Admission (1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken) by following dates:

    【Due Dates】

  • August Selection Process: June 29, 2022
  • January to February Selection Process: November 25, 2022

11. Instructions for the Examination

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

    【Estimated Release Dates】

  • August Selection Process: August 5, 2022
  • January to February Selection Process: January 10, 2023

12. Contact Us

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

Office of Ph.D. Program in Humanics
School of Integrative and Global Majors, University of Tsukuba
1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba-city, Ibaraki 305-8577 Japan
Phone: +81-29-853-7076
E-mail: hx-ad#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
(Remove “#” from the above e-mail address before sending mail.)
Hours: 8:30am to 12:15pm and 1:15pm to5:15pm (Japan time) on Monday through Friday except Sundays, Saturdays and 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.