International Agricultural Sciences

The International Agricultural Sciences is a multidisciplinary masters leading doctoral 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 research leadership of agricultural sciecnes to introduce innovative utilization of agricultural bioresources towards global sustainability in climate change. The degree will be awarded as “Master of Science in Agriculture” upon completion of required course works, research accomplishments and successful submission of thesis to the Masters Program in Agro-Bioresources Science and Technology, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba. This is to inform that “Professional Training Program in International Agricultural Science” has been restructured to “International Agricultural Sciences” under the Masters Program in Agro-Bioresources Science and Technology from April 2019. 

The University of Tsukuba seeks students who are interested in the topics of agriculture and food, life and environmental sciences for agrobiological resource utilization to face the challenges of food security and global climate change. Furthermore, motivation of applicant is required to solve current problems in these fields, with highly specialized knowledge as well as broad-based perspectives. This program emphasizes the sustainable use of agro-biological resources, and aims to develop individuals who are able to apply analytical skills, perform cutting edge research and lead to innovation.

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 comprehensively evaluate all applicants based on their submitted documents and on individual interviews inperson or via teleconference to ascertain whether they have the necessary academic ability (GPA), research capability and proficiency in English to acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of problems in the fields of agriculture and food, life and environment and biological resource utilization currently present in the world. 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)