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.
► 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.
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.
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.
April 2019 Admission
October 2019 Admission
December 2019 Admission
Download the University of Tsukuba Application Guide for International Non-Degree Research Student for AY 2019 Admission and check the details about the application. It is impossible to login to the Web entry site after the application period. We strongly recommend you to download the submitted application documents before the application period ends.
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.
University prescribed form required at application
Documents required for COE application
Note: Check the "Application period, etc." for the announcement timing of selection result.
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