University of Tsukuba Admissions

2019 Undergraduate English Programs

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First Year Students (International Social Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences)

2019 Application Guidelines

Undergraduates programs use a two-stage screening method. The first stage is a paper based screening, where applicants are required to submit their application, academic transcript, academic recommendation letter, personal statement, and financial plan. The second stage is a brief interview via teleconferencing. The interview will comprise a mix of general and subject specific questions.

Online Registration! Click Here to Start!

Please click "Online Registration" to start to applying and please print out the Entry Form (form 1) as well. Before starting your registration, please prepare a photo of yourself to upload for identification. The ID photo must have been taken within the last three months with no hats or other adornments. If you normally wear glasses or plan to wear glasses for the interviews, please wear them for the photo.
After your application is complete, there will be no confirmation e-mail sent, so please only apply once.

1. Online Registration and Payment of the First Stage Screening Examination Fee Nov. 13, 2018 - Dec. 21, 2018
2. Acceptance of Application Documents Must be received by Jan. 8, 2019
3. Notification of Examinee Number Jan. 24, 2019
4. Announcement of Successful Applicants from the First Stage Screening Feb. 13. 2019
5. Payment Period for the Examination Fee for the Second Stage Screening Feb. 14, 2019 to Feb. 21, 2019
6. Second Stage Screening (Individual Interviews) Feb. 26, 2019 to Mar. 8, 2019
7. Announcement of Final Successful Applicants Mar. 29, 2019
8. Admission Procedures April 12, 2019 to April 25, 2019
9. Enrollment Date September 1, 2019
10. Entrance Ceremony and Orientation Late September, 2019

Application Forms

Application Guidelines
Certificate for Payment of the Examination Fee (Form 2)
Reference Letter (Form 3)
School Information Form (Form 4)
Study Plan (Form 5)
Financial Plan (Form 6)
Checklist for Application Documents (Form 7)

Second and Third Year Students (Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical Sciences Transfer Admission)

2019 Application Guidelines (Transfer Admissions)

Online Registration! Click Here to Start!

Please click "Online Registration" to start to applying and please print out the Entry Form (form 1) as well. Before starting your registration, please prepare a photo of yourself to upload for identification. The ID photo must have been taken within the last three months with no hats or other adornments. If you normally wear glasses or plan to wear glasses for the interviews, please wear them for the photo.
After your application is complete, there will be no confirmation e-mail sent, so please only apply once.

1. Online Registration Nov. 13, 2018 - Jan. 28, 2019
2. Acceptance of Application Documents Must be received by February 12, 2019
3. Notification of Examinee Number February 15, 2019
4. Individual Interviews February 18, 2019 to March 8, 2019
5. Announcement of Successful Applicants March 29, 2019
6. Admission Procedures April 12, 2019 to April 25, 2019
7. Enrollment Date September 1, 2019
8. Entrance Ceremony and Orientation Late Septmber, 2019

Application Forms

Application Guidelines (Transfer Admissions)
Certificate for Payment of the Examination Fee (Form 2)
Reference Letter (Form 3)
Study Plan (Form 5)
Financial Plan (Form 6)
Checklist for Application Documents (Form 7)

Bachelor's Program in Global Issues (BPGI)

2018 Application Guidelines

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This program follows a different admissions schedule from the other Undergraduate English Programs. For more information, please click here

Interdisciplinary Engineering Program

Please find more information on the application process on the programs application page or in the 2019 Application Guidelines

Online Registration! Click Here to Start!

Online Application and Payment of the Examination Fee for the First Stage Screening Nov. 13 (12 p.m. JST), to Dec. 21 (5 p.m. JST), 2018
Acceptance of Application Documents Must be received by Jan. 8, 2019
Announcement of Successful Applicants from the First Stage Screening Feb. 13, 2019 (12 p.m. JST)
Payment of the Examination Fee for the Second Stage Screening Feb. 14 (12 p.m. JST) to Feb. 21 (5 p.m. JST), 2019
Pre-operation Check for web-based interviews*
*NOTE: Applicants are allowed to sit for the exam (individual interview) in their country of residence via the Internet (e.g., through Skype). Before taking the web-based Interviews, they must do a pre-operation check of their internet connection at a specified time.
Feb. 26, 2018
Second Stage Screening (Individual Interviews) Feb. 27 or 28, 2019 (To be announced)
Announcement of Final Successful Applicants Mar. 29, 2019 (12 p.m. JST)
Enrollment Procedures April 12, 2019 to April 25, 2019
Enrollment Date September 1, 2019
Entrance Ceremony and Orientation Late September, 2019

Application Forms

IDE Application Guidelines
Reference Letter (Form 1)
School Information (Form 2)

NOTE: Our apologies for an error in School Information (Form 2) for 2019 Interdisciplinary Engineering program. Now the error has been corrected. To secure your application, we will accept it even if you are using the older format that includes “2018 … in Global Issues” in the footer line (2018/12/06)

Graduate Programs

In general, Master and PhD degrees are on the basis of research, and students are accepted to specific laboratory groups.  

The first step is normally to identify and contact a suitable professor.  You can find professors by looking at graduate school websites, or via our Researcher Database.  Graduate programs are managed by each department individually, so you need to contact the program office with questions or problems.  Normally, there is a contact email on the program website.  Please refrain from using the contact form on this website for program inquiries or to try to contact prospective supervisors.

Please note, the advice here is general.  You should carefully check the program website for specific details, and email the relevant program offices if you have any questions.