Applications for the 2016 University of Tsukuba Undergraduate English Programs Are Now Open
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On October 12-13, 2015, tailor-made lectures were conducted by faculty members of the University of Tsukuba Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences to students from Shanghai High School , Shanghai High School East, and East China Normal University.

In collaboration with University of California, Irvine (UCI), the University of Tsukuba is organizing a three-day symposium from December 9 to 11, 2015 at UCI to explore new science partnership opportunities between the two universities.

The application period for admission into the 2016 University of Tsukuba Undergraduate English Programs begins today!

For more information and to submit your application, click here!

Study for a degree in English at Japan's most innovative university

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Students from around the world can choose to study in nine undergraduate schools here at the University of Tsukuba. We have programs in taught entirely in English in three fields: Life & Environmental Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Social & International Studies.

Masters Programs

Masters Programs

A number of Masters degree programs are also offered by the university, providing students the opportunity to gain a higher level degree from one of Japan's premier research universities.

Doctoral Programs

Doctoral Programs & Research

Over three hundred research institutions are located in and around the University of Tsukuba in Ibaraki Prefecture. Students and researchers have the opportunity to work in a truly unique science city that emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation.


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With a history stretching back over 130 years, the University of Tsukuba is one of Japan's oldest and most respected universities. Ranked in Japan's top 10, and in the top 200 globally, we strive to produce graduates who are well placed to succeed in an increasingly complex and competitive world.

Only 45 minutes from Central Tokyo

Located in Tsukuba Science City, just 45 minutes from Central Tokyo, the University offers a pleasant, safe, green environment for students to complete their studies.

International programs in science and social sciences

We offer international undergraduate programs in Life and Environmental Science, majoring in Biology, Agrobiology or Geoscience, International Social Sciences, majoring in Sociology, Economics, Law, Political Science, International Relations or International Development, and Medical Science. A wide range of Masters and PhD degree programs are also available.

Our international degree programs offer September entry allowing easy application and entry for international students, are taught and administered entirely in English, and provide comprehensive student support and Japanese language training. Furthermore, we waive entrance fees and offer the first semester tuition-free for all undergraduate English program students, as well as having a wide range of scholarships available.

You can download our brochures here.

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