About the University
University was established in October 1973, due to the relocation of its antecedent, the Tokyo University of Education, to the Tsukuba area. As the new concept comprehensive university in Japan to be established under a country-wide university reform plan, the University has featured "Openness" with "New Systems for Education and Research" under a "New University Administration." The university reform plays a major role in our continuing effort for improvement. We are striving to create a unique, active, and internationally competitive university with superlative education and research facilities.
Applications Call for University Recommendation Scholarships for Privately Financed International Students
The University calls for application for privately financed international students who wish to receive scholarships through university recommendation (ex. Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship (domestic recruitment), Tsukuba Scholarship, Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship, and other private scholarships).
The University collectively calls for applicants for next year’s scholarships once a year in July. Applications for scholarships through university recommendation are accepted only this time. Therefore, students wishing to receive a scholarship through university recommendation are strongly encouraged to apply.
The University of Tsukuba offers master's degree programs, doctoral degree programs, and professional degree programs. The master's degree programs aim at producing professionals with academic and technical expertise and at offering re-education opportunities for the general public. The doctoral degree programs aim at producing researchers and highly specialized research professionals in various specialized fields, and at providing education based on a wide range of specialized knowledge. The professional degree programs emphasize practical training and education and aim at producing human resources with highly specialized professional abilities. The doctoral programs are divided into the following two structures: depending on the Graduate School, some graduate programs are 5 years continuous programs (note: 4 years in case of medical sciences programs), some other programs are divided into initial 2 years doctoral programs (Master's Program) and continuing 3 years doctoral programs (Doctoral Program).
Furthermore, the University of Tsukuba offers continuing education opportunities at the graduate level for the general public through daytime and evening courses, concentrated courses, and a system that allows them to take courses over an extended period of time.
In order to enhance collaboration with research institutes both within and around Tsukuba Science City, the university has also developed a Cooperative Graduate School system, which further contributes to the diversification of education.
To apply, the application form can be downloaded from the Website.
Eligibility։ Among international students holding a status of residence of “Student”, undergraduate, graduate, and research students are eligible to apply ( excluding those who take a leave of absence from the university during the application period).
For more information click "Further official information" below.