Professional Training Program in International Agricultural Research

The Professional Training Program in International Agricultural Research is a multidisciplinary masters program focusing on agricultural topics dealing with appropriate technology and sciences for sustainable development, biosphere resource science and technology, life sciences and bioengineering, and bioindustrial sciences. The aim of this program is to develop leadership of agricultural expert capable to introduce innovative utilization of agricultural bioresources towards sustainability

The University of Tsukuba seeks students who are interested to study in the area of agriculture, food processing, agricultural economics, applied biochemistry and aim to develop leading edge technology to solve the current problems of agricultural research throughout the world.

To complete the course, a total of 30 credits from various subjects and a dissertation are required. Supervision for the Master’s thesis is conducted by the members of the program who have experiences and research in relevant areas.

Admission information

The University of Tsukuba will process admission based on each applicant’s GPA, English proficiency, and an interview via teleconference. University of Tsukuba encourages applicants from sister universities which have MOU with Tsukuba.

2017 Entry  
December 1, 2016 Announce Guide for 2017 applications
January 5, 2017 to January 27, 2017 Application Period

January 5, 2017 to January 16, 2017

Documents Submission by Email (PDF)

January 23, 2017 to January 27, 2017

Original Documents Submission (Post & In-person)

February 20, 2017 to February 24, 2017 Individual Interviews (Teleconference & In-person)
March 27, 2017 Announcement of Decision
End of June, 2017 to the beginning of September, 2017 Enrollment Period
October 1, 2017 Enrollment Date
End of September, 2017 Entrance Ceremony (A separate notification will be sent)