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  • Non-Degree Research Student (Kenkyusei)


    Non-Degree Research Student Application

    Selection is based on the screening of documents, so it is not necessary to come to Japan. The application is a web application online by the web entry system. In applying, you are required to get the informal consent of a faculty member of our university to be your prospective academic advisor in advance. Before applying, establish sufficient contact with the faculty member of our university about your research plan, Japanese language proficiency, etc. and get the informal consent of your prospective academic advisor. In giving his/her informal consent, the prospective academic advisor will prepare and submit the "Communication Status with Prospective Academic Advisor Form" (Letter of Informal Consent of the Prospective Academic Advisor) describing the communication status with the applicant to the Division of Student Exchange in our university, together with notifying the applicant of the reference number. The number is required to be entered during the web application. Obtaining the reference number requires time so make a point of asking your prospective academic advisor to obtain it with time to spare.

    Notes:

    ► Establish contact with the faculty member directly by e-mail or post using the list of names and research fields of faculty members listed on the Tsukuba Researcher Information Online System (TRIOS) as a reference.

    ► The Division of Student Exchange is not available for referrals of faculty members and inquiries of e-mail addresses, etc.

    ► For the location of each program office, the list of websites and contact information are listed on "Miscellaneous" at the end of the "Enrollment Guidebook for International Students".

    ► As an example of students getting no reply, when the e-mail is sent from a web-based e-mail service in a language other than Japanese such as Korean and Chinese, even if the e-mail text is in Japanese, the prospective academic advisor may receive the e-mail with unreadable characters. We urge that the e-mail is sent by signing up for a web-based e-mail service in Japan if sending an e-mail in Japanese using a web-based e-mail.


    How to Contact a Prospective Academic Advisor

    If establishing contact with a prospective academic advisor, he/she will be surprised by saying "please be my academic advisor" out of nowhere. In addition to self-introduction, basic matters when establishing contact by a letter, etc. with the prospective academic advisor are described below.

    • 1. Academic record (from elementary school to university/graduate school)
    • 2. Employment record
    • 3. Statement of how you heard about the prospective academic advisor
    • 4. Statement of reason why you want the prospective academic advisor
    • 5. Research plan
    • 6. Statement of the presence or absence of desire to go to graduate school (master’s or doctoral program)
    • 7. Method of financial backing during your stay in Japan
    • 8. Copies of diplomas and transcripts
    • 9. Copy of letter of recommendation from your academic advisor in your home university
    • 10. Certificate of ability of Japanese language proficiency (copy of Japanese language proficiency test results or copy of certificate from a Japanese language teacher.
    • In addition to these, in follow-up to questions, etc. in connection with your letter from the prospective academic advisor, it may require multiple exchange of letters. For this reason, you need to establish first contact 2 to 3 months prior to the web application.


    Application Period, etc.

      April 2018 Admission

    • Application Period: October 2, 2017 to October 20, 2017
    • Submission period of the application documents: October 2, 2017 to October 27, 2017
    • Announcement of Selection Results: Beginning of January 2018
    • Admission Timing: April 2018


      October 2018 Admission

    • Application Period: April 2, 2018 to April 20, 2018
    • Submission period of the application documents: April 2, 2018 to April 27, 2018
    • Announcement of Selection Results: Beginning of July 2018
    • Admission Timing: October 2018


      December 2018 Admission

    • Application Period: May 25, 2018 to June 8, 2018
    • Submission period of the application documents: May 25, 2018 to June 15, 2018
    • Announcement of Selection Results: Middle of August 2018
    • Admission Timing: December 2018


    Application Information

    Download the University of Tsukuba Application Guide for International Non-Degree Research Student for AY 2018 Admission and check the details about the application.
    Together with the application form and required documents, the submission of application documents for the "Certificate of Eligibility" (COE) is needed to obtain a Student visa you will be required if you pass. Check the details of the following (required documents in COE application) and proceed with the preparation of documents to be submitted.

    1. Submitted application documents are not returnable.
    2. Incomplete application documents are not accepted. Be sure to use the checklist of documents to be submitted and check for any omissions.


    Application Guide

    • ► University of Tsukuba Application Guide for International Non-Degree Research Students for AY 2018 Admission (PDF)


    University prescribed form required at application

    • ► Letter of Recommendation (PDF / WORD)
    • ► Application Checklist for International Non-Degree Research Students for AY 2018 (PDF)


    Documents required for COE application

    • ► "Certificate of Eligibility" (COE) and "procedures for issuing visas" (Japanese/English) (PDF)
    • ► Checklist at the filing of COE application (PDF)
    • ► Application for certificate of eligibility 1 (PDF / EXCEL)
    • ► Application for certificate of eligibility 2 (PDF / EXCEL)
    • ► Application for certificate of eligibility 3 (PDF / EXCEL)
    • ► Application for certificate of eligibility (Entry example) (PDF)
    • ► Request form for proxy for application for the certificate of eligibility (PDF / WORD)
    • ► Written oath for defraying expenses (PDF /WORD)
    • ► Written oath for defraying expenses (Entry example) (PDF)


    Payment methods of application fee (9,800 yen)



    Web application


    Selection result

    Note: Check the "Application period, etc." for the announcement timing of selection result.


    Contact Information
    Division of Student Exchange (International Student Exchange), Department of Student Affairs, University of Tsukuba
    Email: isc#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
    (Remove "#" from the above e-mail address before sending email.)

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