University of Tsukuba
National

University of Tsukuba

筑波大学 

Graduate School of Science and Technology

Overview

Departments and Divisions
Academic Program
Typical Length of Program
Degrees
Master’s Programs in Pure and Applied Sciences
First Stage of Doctoral Program (Master's degree-awarding)
2
Masters
(Science/Engineering)
Master’s Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
First Stage of Doctoral Program (Master's degree-awarding)
2
Masters
(Science in Policy and Planning Sciences/Engineering in Service Science/Engineering/Bioinformatics)
Master’s Programs in Life and Earth Sciences
First Stage of Doctoral Program (Master's degree-awarding)
2
Masters
(Science/Agricultural Science/Environmental Sciences/Science in Mountain Studies)
Joint Master’s Degree Program in Sustainability and Environmental Sciences
First Stage of Doctoral Program (Master's degree-awarding)
2
Masters
(Sustainability and Environmental Sciences)
Doctoral Programs in Pure and Applied Sciences
Second Stage of Doctoral Program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
3
Doctoral
(Science/Engineering)
Doctoral Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
Second Stage of Doctoral Program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
3
Doctoral
(Policy and Planning Science/Engineering/Bioinformatics)
Doctoral Programs in Life and Earth Sciences
Second Stage of Doctoral Program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
3
Doctoral
(Science/Agricultural Science/Life and Agricultural Sciences/Biotechnology/Environmental Studies)
Doctoral Program in Empowerment Informatics
Consistent five-year Program
5
Masters
Doctoral
(Human Informatics)
Academic Calendar

First Stage of Doctoral Program (Master's degree-awarding)

Academic Calendar: semester
Entry Timing: Apr. Oct.
Term Commencement: Apr. / Oct.

Second Stage of Doctoral Program (Doctoral degree-awarding)

Academic Calendar: semester
Entry Timing: Apr. Oct.
Term Commencement: Apr. / Oct.

Consistent five-year Program

Academic Calendar: semester
Entry Timing: Apr.
Term Commencement: Apr. / Oct.
List of Courses and Schedule
Syllabus
Link
List of Courses and Schedule
Link
Degree Programs Offered in English
First Stage of Doctoral Program (Master's degree-awarding)
Available
Link
http://www.global.tsukuba.ac.jp/masters/programs

First Stage of Doctoral Program (Master's degree-awarding)
Available
Link
https://tlsi.tsukuba.ac.jp/program_e.html

First Stage of Doctoral Program (Master's degree-awarding)
Available
Link


Second Stage of Doctoral Program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
Available
Link
https://tlsi.tsukuba.ac.jp/program_e.html

Second Stage of Doctoral Program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
Available
Link


Curriculum Policy of Institution
Contact Info (for International Students)
システム情報エリア支援室 大学院教務 Master's/Doctoral Program in Life Science Innovation
029-853-3998(Master's/Doctoral Program in Life Science Innovation)
sysinfo.kyomu@sie.tsukuba.ac.jp(システム情報エリア支援室 大学院教務) life-innov@un.tsukuba.ac.jp(Master's/Doctoral Program in Life Science Innovation)
Degree Awarding Policy

Program Profile

Official Website
Brochures and App Form
Application Form
Link
School Features
Criteria for Awarding Degrees
Supplementary Japanese Language Class

Curriculum Policy of Institution
Japanese Language Course at an Affiliated School (Separate Admission Process for the University)

Study Abroad Programs (Incl. in and outbound) / Length of Program
Double/Dual/Joint Degree Programs
Students may Apply
MEXT Research Students Scholarship
Prospective Students may Apply
Types of Professional Qualifications
  • Teacher's License

Students

As of May 1, 2021

total
2,758
Students

Students

Number of International Graduated Students Local Students
318 2,440

Number of International Students by Nationality

First Stage of Doctoral Program (Master's degree-awarding)

Number of Spring Admissions
1103
Number of Spring International Admissions
213
Number of Non-degree Seeking Students
124
Number of Graduating Students in 2021 (International Students)
0 ()
Completion Rate in 2021
Completion Rate of Doctoral Programs for International Students in 2021

Second Stage of Doctoral Program (Doctoral degree-awarding)

Number of Spring Admissions
267
Number of Spring International Admissions
92
Number of Non-degree Seeking Students
7
Number of Graduating Students in 2021 (International Students)
48 ()
Completion Rate in 2021
Completion Rate of Doctoral Programs for International Students in 2021

Consistent five-year Program (a two-year first stage/master's degree-awarding)

Number of Spring Admissions
8
Number of Spring International Admissions
1
Number of Non-degree Seeking Students
0
Number of Graduating Students in 2021 (International Students)
0 ()
Completion Rate in 2021
Completion Rate of Doctoral Programs for International Students in 2021

Consistent five-year Program (a three-year second stage/doctoral degree-awarding)

Number of Spring Admissions
0
Number of Spring International Admissions
0
Number of Non-degree Seeking Students
0
Number of Graduating Students in 2021 (International Students)
0 ()
Completion Rate in 2021
Completion Rate of Doctoral Programs for International Students in 2021

Faculty

As of May 1, 2021

List of Academic Staff/Faculty Members (Title, Degree and Achievements)
Total Number of Academic Staff/Faculty Members
708
  • Student : Faculty Ratio (both Full-time)

    2758:708

Number of International Academic Staff/Faculty Members (by Gender)

Professors
Associate Professors
Lecturers
Assistant Professors
Research Associates
Total
%
Male
211
207
33
160
0
611
86
Female
13
19
6
36
0
74
10
International Faculty
5
16
1
28
0
50
7

Post-graduate Pathways

As of May 1, 2021

First Stage of Doctoral Program (Master's degree-awarding)

Number of Graduating Students who Continue Education
0
Number of Graduating Students Employed (Upon Graduation)
0

Second Stage of Doctoral Program (Doctoral degree-awarding)

Number of Graduating Students who Continue Education
0
Number of Graduating Students Employed (Upon Graduation)
48

Consistent five-year Program (a two-year first stage/master's degree-awarding)

Number of Graduating Students who Continue Education
0
Number of Graduating Students Employed (Upon Graduation)
0

Consistent five-year Program (a three-year second stage/doctoral degree-awarding)

Number of Graduating Students who Continue Education
0
Number of Graduating Students Employed (Upon Graduation)
0
Main Pathways for International Students
Number of International Graduating Students Employed in Japan (Upon Graduation)
0
Information on Career Prospects
Internships and Other Opportunities
  • Internships/On-the-job training in Japan (Convert to credit)
  • Internships/training outside Japan (Convert to credit)
Link
Career Support
Voices of International Students
International Alumni Networks

Campus Location

Campus
Tsukuba Campus
305-8577 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577, Ibaraki Google Map
Access Map
Location Type
Suburban
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic grounds and facilities (e.g., gyms)
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Rest areas
  • Computer rooms
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library (e.g., learning commons)
  • Barrier-free universal design
  • Cafeteria/On-campus store
  • Halal food provided in the cafeteria and elsewhere (certified Halal)
  • Free Wi-Fi for students

Entrance Exam for International Students

As at 01st 10 2021

Admission Policy of Institution
Entrance examination provisions for international students
Available
Name of Procedures for International Admissions and Program
Special Selection of International Students
Link
Master's/Doctoral Program in Life Science Innovation
Link
Special Selection for “Chinese Government Graduate Student Overseas Study Program
Link
Special Arrangement for Those Living Overseas
Link
Special Arrangement for Those Living Overseas
Link
Consultation for Prospective Students Overseas
Special Arrangement on Admission for Persons with Disabilities
  • Time for exam extended by 1.5 times or 1.3 times
  • Permission to take exam in Braille; use of question sheets with a font that is 1.4 times larger and paper sheets that are twice as large; use of a magnifying glass; etc.
  • Intention can be expressed using an AAC device or computer
  • Other special measures such as use of walking sticks, hearing aids, wheelchairs, and specially made desks, etc.
Transfer within the Institution
Eligible to Apply
Transfer from Another Institution
Options for Testing / Qualifications
  • Requires English language proficiency (TOEIC)
  • Requires English language proficiency (TOEFL)
  • Requires English language proficiency (IELTS)
Remarks
  • Online application available
  • Examination fees and other charges payable by credit card or online payment system
  • Exam must be taken in Japanese
  • Travel to Japan not required before admission procedure
Application Timing
Jan. / Mar. / May. / Jul. / Aug. / Oct. / Nov. / Dec.

Entrance Exam for All Students

Information on Selection Method (for All Students)

First Stage of Doctoral Program (Master's degree-awarding)

  • General
  • Recommendation (open recruitment, designated schools)
  • Special selection for working adults
  • Entrance examination provisions for international students

Second Stage of Doctoral Program (Doctoral degree-awarding)

  • General
  • Special selection for working adults
  • Entrance examination provisions for international students

Consistent five-year Program

  • General
  • Recommendation (open recruitment, designated schools)

Tuition and Fees

As at 01st 10 2020

First Stage of Doctoral Program (Master's degree-awarding)

Tuition Fees
First Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Second Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Link
Admission Fee
282,000 yen
Other Charges

Second Stage of Doctoral Program (Doctoral degree-awarding)

Tuition Fees
First Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Second Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Third Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Link

Consistent five-year Program

Tuition Fees
First Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Second Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Third Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Fourth Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Fifth Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Link
Estimated Housing and Utilities Cost (Per Month)
44,410 yen
Fees Charged during Student Short-time Leave
no payment

Special Payment Arrangements

As at 01st 10 2020

Late Payment Plan
Available
Installment Payment Plan
Available
Tuition Waivers
Student may Apply for Waiver or Reduction of Tuition
Link

Scholarships/Loans

Grants (All Students may Apply)
Available
Grants (All International Students may Apply)
Available Link
Loans (All Students may Apply)
Available Link
Details