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.

2021 Entry  
Middle of December, 2020 Announce Guide for 2021 applications
January 4, 2021 to January 29, 2021 Application Period

January 4, 2021 to January 17, 2021

Documents Submission by Email (PDF)

January 18, 2021 to January 29, 2021

Original Documents Submission (Post & In-person)

February 15, 2021 to February 26, 2021 Individual Interviews (Teleconference & In-person)
March 26, 2021 Announcement of Decision
End of June, 2021 to the End of August, 2021 Enrollment Period (A separate notification will be sent) 
October 1, 2021 Enrollment Date
End of September, 2021 Entrance Ceremony (A separate notification will be sent)