Undergraduate Degree Programs

The University of Tsukuba offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programs taught in either Japanese or English.  Programs taught in English begin in October and accept many diverse qualifications for admission, allowing a smooth transition between high school and university for students with nontraditional educational backgrounds.  

Our English programs are taught by expert instructors from around the world, and attract a diverse group of students from both Japan and across the planet. Please note that only some programs are offered entirely in English.

Please click on the links below to learn about our courses.

School of Art and DesignBachelor of Art and Design

School of Art and Design of the University of Tsukuba offers an undergraduate program of art and design in four fields and 15 study areas for the enrollment of 100 students, taking advantage of academic environment facing the frontier of science. It aims to educate professionals of artists, designers or researchers with wider knowledge and creativity.

Taught in Japanese

Undergraduate Program

School of Social and International Studies | College of International Studies & College of Social ScienceBachelor of Arts in International Social Sciences

The University of Tsukuba undergraduate degree in International Social Sciences equips students with the skills to understand and interpret a changing world. The program allows students to earn a degree through classes taught in English. It focuses on a comprehensive and multidisciplinary study of international affairs, including the study of languages other than English, and analytical methods drawn from social sciences and related fields. It gives insights into key topics in both Japanese and international social studies using a multidisciplinary approach.

Taught in English

Undergraduate Program

School of Life and Environmental Science | College of Agro-Biological Resource SciencesBachelor of Bioresource Science

Our Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Program in Life and Environmental Sciences has a modular organization, which allows students to study a wide variety of subjects in early years, before specializing in one particular field in later years.

First year offers a broad general education with students taking foundational courses in biology, chemistry, physics and math, along with courses in Japanese, English (for non-native speakers), cultural studies, sports and arts. We strongly encourage students to continue their Japanese language studies throughout their degree.

Taught in English & Japanese

Undergraduate Program

School of Health and Physical EducationBachelor of Health and Physical Education

School of Health and Physical Education seeks to educate students to be professional leaders with basic and comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in health and physical education.

Taught in Japanese

Undergraduate Program

School of Medicine and Medical Sciences | School of Medical SciencesBachelor of International Medical Science

The International Undergraduate–Education Program for Medical Scientists is offered to international students by the University of Tsukuba’s School of Medical Sciences. In this program, transferees enter the university as 3rd-year students and study for 2 years towards a Bachelor’s degree in medical sciences.

Taught in English

Undergraduate Program

School of Life and Environmental Science | College of Biological SciencesBachelor of Science in Biology

The 21st century has been dubbed the "Century of Biology". Technological advances have led to a revolution in our understanding of the relatedness of living organisms, and to the development of new research fields seeking to understand the processes underlying organismal development. Meanwhile, our society faces a broad range of challenges in terms of both food and fuel security. All these research areas, and more, can be studied in our undergraduate degree program in biological sciences.

Taught in English & Japanese

Undergraduate Program

School of Life and Environmental Science | College of GeoscienceBachelor of Science in Geoscience

The College of Geoscience of the University of Tsukuba is top-ranked in Japan and is known for its outstanding research at an international level. Pioneering research of our College includes earthquake physics, weather forecasting, forest hydrology, permafrost creep, GIS (geographical information systems) and many more.

Taught in English & Japanese

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor's Program in Global Issues

At this time of globalization, we have to confront complex issues, achieve harmony between earth environment and human beings and find common grounds to create the future. BPGI trains students in decision making, critical thinking and problem solving to imagine the future and take action with a large variety of people from different backgrounds.

Taught in English

Undergraduate Program

School of Medicine and Medical Sciences | School of MedicineDoctor of Medicine

This is a terminal six year professional degree program for those students who intend to become a medical doctor.

Taught in Japanese

Undergraduate Program