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.

2018 Entry  
December 1, 2017 Announce Guide for 2018 applications
January 5, 2018 to January 30, 2018 Application Period

January 5, 2018 to January 16, 2018

Documents Submission by Email (PDF)

January 22, 2018 to January 30, 2018

Original Documents Submission (Post & In-person)

February 19, 2018 to February 23, 2018 Individual Interviews (Teleconference & In-person)
March 26, 2018 Announcement of Decision
End of June, 2018 to the beginning of September, 2018 Enrollment Period (A separate notification will be sent) 
October 1, 2018 Enrollment Date
End of September, 2018 Entrance Ceremony (A separate notification will be sent)