University of Tsukuba Admissions

2020 Undergraduate English Programs

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

2020 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.

1. Online Registration and Payment of the Examination Fee for the First Stage Screening
*Online registration (Form 1) starts on Nov. 12, 2019
Nov. 12, 2019 - Dec. 20, 2019
2. Acceptance of Application Documents Must be received by Jan. 7, 2020
3. Notification of Examinee Number Jan. 23, 2020
4. Announcement of Successful Applicants from the First Stage Feb. 12, 2020
5. Payment Period for Examination Fee of Second Stage Feb. 13 to 20, 2020
6. Second Stage Screening (Individual Interviews) Feb. 27 - Mar. 10, 2020
7. Announcement of Final Successful Applicants Mar. 31, 2020
8. Application Procedures Apr.10 to 24, 2020
9. Enrollment Date Sept. 1, 2020
10. Entrance Ceremony and Orientation Late September, 2020

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

2020 Application Guidelines (Transfer Admissions)
1. Online Registration and Payment of the Examination Fee
*Online registration (Form 1) starts on Nov. 12, 2019
Nov. 12, 2019 - Jan. 27, 2020
2. Acceptance of Application Documents Must be received by February 11, 2020
3. Notification of Examinee Number Feb. 14, 2020
4. Individual Interviews Feb. 19 to Mar. 10, 2020
5. Announcement of Succesful Applicants Mar. 31, 2020
6. Admission Procedures Apr. 10 to 24, 2020
7. Enrollment Date September 1, 2020
8. Entrance Ceremony and Orientation Late September, 2020

Bachelor's Program in Global Issues (BPGI)

Applications are now open! Please click here to start applying!

2019 Application Guidelines

Requirements for Application

Applicant Eligibility has been modified in accordance with “Partial Revision of the Notice related to University Entrance Eligibility corresponding to Internationalization of Universities” as of 31 January, 2019. Please click here to see the details.

all times listed are in JST
1. Online Application and Payment of the Examination Fee for the First Stage Screening March 1 (from 12 p.m.) to April 3 (until 5 p.m.), 2019
2. Acceptance of Application Documents Must be received by April 10, 2019
3. Announcement of Successful Applicants from the First Stage Screening April 26, 2019 (from 12 p.m.)
4. Payment of the Examination Fee for the Second Stage Screening April 26 (from 12 p.m.) to May 8 (until 5 p.m.), 2019
5. Pre-operation Check for Web-based Interviews
*Applicants who reside outside of Japan are allowed to sit the exam in their country of residence via Skype or other teleconferencing system. Before taking the web-based interviews, they must do a pre-operation check of their internet connection at a specified time
May 9 or 10, 2019 (To be announced)
6. Second Stage Screening (Individual Interviews) May 16 or 17, 2019 (To be announced)
7. Announcement of Final Successful Applicants June 6, 2019 (from 12 p.m.)
8. Enrollment Procedures June 7, to July 5, 2019
9. Entrance Ceremony and Orientation September 30, 2019
10. Enrollment Date October 1, 2019

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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

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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.