Department of Policy and Planning Sciences, Graduate School of University of Tsukuba

Admission as a Research Student (Kenkyusei)

You may start your study as a Research Student, prior to becoming a Regular Student in our graduate school, under the guidance of an officially assigned academic advisor. During the period of Research Student, you may also learn Japanese language and culture, and prepare for the entrance examination to become a Regular Student. Research Students are admitted in April, October and December each year. The maximum length of a period of Research Student is two years. If you pass the entrance examination for Regular Student during the Research Student period, your term as a Research Student is completed at the end of March immediately before the admission in April as a Regular Student. You can apply for Research Student while staying in your home country. The decision of acceptance/rejection as a Research Student is made based only on the application documents.

  1. It is required that an academic advisor be assigned to you before admission as a Research Student. In order to find an appropriate academic advisor, you should send us (about two months before your official application for Research Student) the completed "Application Form for Academic Advisor Assignment" (Japanese PDF, Japanese WORD, English PDF, English WORD) as well as your "Certificate of Graduation" and "Academic Transcript (undergraduate/graduate level)" by e-mail ( Office ) , or by airmail to the postal address:

    International Student Support Committee (Room: 3C312)
    Department of Policy and Planning Sciences
    Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
    University of Tsukuba
    1-1-1 Tennoudai, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-8573, Japan.

  2. We will assign you a potential academic advisor.
  3. The application is a web application online by the web entry system.(see the URL below)
    http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/study-tsukuba/research-students
School Entry Date The Submission Period about1
"Application Form for Academic Advisor Assignment"
The Application Period about3
"Application Form for Research Student"
April 1st Until Mid-August of the Previous Year. Late September ~ Mid October of the Previous Year.
October 1st Until Mid-February Mid-March ~ Early April
December 1st Until Mid-April Late May ~ Mid-June

Contact address

For the admission as Research Student Division of Student Exchange (International Student Exchange), Department of Student Affairs,
University of Tsukuba
1-1-1 Tennoudai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577, Japan
Phone: +81-29-853-6085, 6087

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