The International Agricultural Sciences is a multidisciplinary doctoral program focusing on agricultural topics deal with appropriate technology and sciences for sustainable development, biosphere resource science and technology, life science and bioengineering, and bioindustrial sciences.

The aim of the international agricultural research is to develop linkage programs with international organizations and partner universities contributing agricultural developments. This program will be organized with the international research institutes collaborating with the University of Tsukuba. The contemporary agricultural and environmental issues throughout the world will be given priority for conducting research in this doctoral program.

Admissions Policy

1. Qualifications

The University of Tsukuba seeks students who are interested in the topics of food, life science, environment and bio-resource and aim to solve current problems with specialty and a wide knowledge. Applicants are requested to demonstrate academic interests in the various issues involving the life phenomena of humans and other living things and the global environment. Special focus on the sustainable use of agro-biological resources and possess the applicable skills to analyze events from a variety of perspectives are sought for this program.

2. Policy of Selecting Students

The University will make a comprehensive evaluation of applicants based on whether each applicant has ability of research in the advance field of agricultural sciences and the proficiency in English. Additionally, academic ability to acquire advanced knowledge and understandings of contemporary problems existing in the world will be evaluated based on the submitted documents, research presentation, and individual interview.

3. Curriculum

This doctoral program is research oriented and curriculum is designed based on laboratory work and field study tours for practical exposure of the students. In the three years of program, students are required to register for Dissertation I, II and III, which are compulsory subjects. Additionally, credits with the recommendation of the advisory committee and specialized subjects selected from any of concerned divisions might be needed. Referred articles in the reputed journals and a doctoral thesis as a partial fulfillment of doctoral degree are required for graduation.

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.

2024 Entry 
 December, 2023Announce Guide for 2024 Applications
January 5, 2024 to January 25, 2024Application Period

January 5, 2024 to January 11, 2024

January 12, 2024 to January 25, 2024

Documents Submission by Email (PDF)

Original Documents Submission (Post & In-person)

February 13, 2024 to February 27, 2024Individual Interviews (Teleconference & In-person)
March 22, 2024Announcement of Decision
Late June, 2024 to the end of August 2024Enrollment Period (A separate notification will be sent)
October 1, 2024Enrollment Date
End of September, 2024Entrance Ceremony (A separate notification will be sent)