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    Qualification for Application

    The general qualifications required for admission into the graduate programs of our university are as follows. For applicants falling under the conditions marked with *, there will be an examination in order to verify the qualification prior to the general submission of applications. In the case of applications that fall under conditions marked with ○ , such an examination may be required.

    For further information concerning the details of the admission examination, please contact the Department of Educational Promotion, Division of Educational Promotion (for night courses, please contact the Academic Service Office for Business Sciences).

    Please note that in case of admission through recommendation, special selection of working students, night courses, or professional degree courses, there may be qualification restrictions or specific requirements. Therefore, please be sure to carefully check the recruitment information.

    Master's Programs, Five-Year Doctoral Programs, Professional Degree Programs

    • (1) Persons who have graduated from university or are scheduled to graduate by the end of the academic year in course, according to Article 83 of the School Education Law.
    • (2) Persons who have been granted a bachelor's degree or are scheduled to obtain it by the end of the academic year in course, according to Article 104, Paragraph 4 of the School Education Law.
    • (3) Persons who have completed or are scheduled to complete by the end of the academic year in course a 16-year program of school education in a country other than Japan.
    • (4) Persons who, while residing in Japan, completed or are scheduled to complete by the end of the academic year in course a 16-year program of school education abroad, through correspondence courses.
    • (5) Persons who have graduated from a foreign country's university located in Japan (after a 16-year education period at the time of graduation) which is recognized by the Japanese Minister of Education as a foreign country's educational facility.
    • (6) Persons who have been granted a degree corresponding to a bachelor’s degree and persons who are expected to be granted a degree corresponding to a bachelor’s degree in the relevant year by completing a program where the course term is 3 years or more (including completing relevant programs by taking class subjects which are conducted by relevant overseas schools through correspondence courses in Japan and completing programs by an education facility positioned under the relevant overseas school education system and which are set forth in the preceding item) in overseas universities or other overseas schools (in regard to the general situation of education and research activities, etc., limited to those designated separately by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as those assessed by persons authorized by relevant overseas governments or institutions concerned or anything equivalent thereto)
    • (7) Persons who graduated from designated specialized fields of vocational schools after the date decided by the Minister of Education (schools which require 4 or more years of study for completion, and which simultaneously fulfill the other conditions established by the Minister of Education), according to the Enforcement Regulation of the School Education Law, Article 155, Paragraph 1, Item 5.
    • (8) Persons recognized by the Japanese Minister of Education as having an ability equivalent or superior to a university graduate in what concerns the admission to a graduate program, according to the Enforcement Regulation of the School Education Law, Article 155, Paragraph 1, Item 6 (Ministry of Education's Ordinance No. 11 of 1947).
    • *(9) Persons who have been recognized by the graduate school of the University of Tsukuba in their individual qualification screening process as having an ability equivalent or superior to a university graduate and who are 22 years old or will be 22 years old by the end of the academic year in course.
    • *(10) Persons who have been enrolled in a Japanese university for more than 3 years (at the end of the academic year in course) and who have been recognized by the graduate school of the University of Tsukuba as having an outstanding academic record.
    • *(11) Persons who (at the end of the academic year in course) have completed a 15-year program of school education in a country other than Japan, who have completed a 15-year program of school education in Japan through a distance education program offered by a university in a country other than Japan, or who have completed a 15-year program of school education at a foreign country's educational facility in Japan (that requires a 15-year education period for graduation, and that is recognized by the Japanese Minister of Education as a foreign country's educational facility). Applicants should also be recognized by the graduate schools of the University of Tsukuba as having an outstanding academic record.
    • *(12) Persons who have entered a graduate program and who are recognized by the graduate schools of the University of Tsukuba as having an appropriate academic ability in order to follow the graduate courses, as stipulated by Article 155, Paragraph 1, Item 7 of the Enforcement Regulation of the School Education Law.

    Doctoral Programs related to Medicine
    The Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences (main fields of Life System Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences)

    • (1) Persons who have graduated from the university (specifically, in the fields of Medicine, Dentistry or the 6-year course of Veterinary Medicine or Pharmacy), or are scheduled to graduate by the end of the academic year in course.
    • (2) Persons who have completed or are scheduled to complete by the end of the academic year in course an 18-year program of school education in a country other than Japan.
    • (3) Persons who, while residing in Japan, completed or are scheduled to complete by the end of the academic year in course an 18-year program of school education abroad, through correspondence courses.
    • (4) Persons who have graduated from a foreign country's university located in Japan (after an 18-year education period at the time of graduation) which is recognized by the Japanese Minister of Education as a foreign country's educational facility.
    • (5) Persons who have been granted a degree corresponding to a bachelor’s degree and persons who are expected to be granted a degree corresponding to a bachelor’s degree in the relevant year by completing a program where the course term is 5 years or more (including completing relevant programs by taking class subjects which are conducted by relevant overseas schools through correspondence courses in Japan and completing programs by an education facility positioned under the relevant overseas school education system and which are set forth in the preceding item) in overseas universities or other overseas schools (in regard to the general situation of education and research activities, etc., limited to those designated separately by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as those assessed by persons authorized by relevant overseas governments or institutions concerned or anything equivalent thereto)
    • ○(6) Persons recognized by the Japanese Minister of Education as having an ability equivalent or superior to a university graduate in what concerns the admission to a graduate program in the field of medicine, according to the Enforcement Regulation of the School Education Law, Article 155, Paragraph 1, Item 6.
    • *(7) Persons who have been recognized by the graduate school of the University of Tsukuba in their individual qualification screening process as having an ability equivalent or superior to a university graduate and who are 24 years old or will be 24 years old by the end of the academic year in course.
    • *(8) Persons who have been enrolled at a Japanese university (specifically, in the fields of Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine the 6-year course of Pharmacy) for more than 4 years (at the end of the academic year in course) and who have been recognized by the graduate schools of the University of Tsukuba as having an outstanding academic record.
    • *(9) Persons who (at the end of the academic year in course) have completed a 16-year program of school education (in the fields of Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine or Pharmacy) in a country other than Japan, who have completed a 16-year program of school education in Japan through a distance education program offered by a university in a country other than Japan, or who have completed a 16-year program of school education at a foreign country's educational facility in Japan (that requires a 16-year education period for graduation, and that is recognized by the Japanese Minister of Education as a foreign country's educational facility). Applicants should also be recognized by the graduate schools of the University of Tsukuba as having an outstanding academic record.

    Doctoral Programs

    • (1) Persons who have obtained a Master's degree or are scheduled to obtain it by the end of the academic year in course.
    • (2) Persons who have completed a Professional Degree Program and have been granted the special Degree recognized by the Minister of Education (the "Professional Degree"), or who are scheduled to complete the program and obtain the degree by the end of the academic year in course, according to Article 104, Paragraph 1 of the School Education Law.
    • (3) Persons who have been granted a degree corresponding to a Master's Degree or a Professional Degree in a foreign country, or who are scheduled to obtain it by the end of the academic year in course.
    • (4) Persons who, while residing in Japan, have been granted (or are scheduled to obtain by the end of the academic year in course) a degree corresponding to a Master's Degree or a Professional Degree, from a graduate program abroad offering correspondence courses.
    • (5) Persons who have completed the courses of a foreign country's graduate school located in Japan, recognized by the Japanese Minister of Education as a foreign country's educational facility, and who have been granted (or are scheduled to obtain by the end of the academic year in course) a degree corresponding to a Master's Degree or a Professional Degree.
    • (6) Persons who, according to the Ordinance for Enforcement of the School Education Act, Article 156 item 4, have completed the course at the United Nuhons University and have received a degree equivalent to a master's degree or are prospective candidates for receiving the degree in the same year.
    • (7) Persons who have taken the examination and passed through the screening process, according to the Graduate School Standards of Establishment, Article 16 Paragraph 2, at a foreign country's university defined in the Enforcement Regulation of the School Education Law, Article 156 Paragraph 5, and recognized as having an ability equivalent or superior to a Master Degree recipient or are scheduled to obtain a degree.
    • * (8) Persons recognized by the Japanese Minister of Education as having an ability equivalent or superior to a Master's Degree or Professional Degree recipient in what concerns the admission to a graduate program, according to the Enforcement Regulation of the School of the Enforcement Regulation of the School Education Law, Article 156 Paragraph 5.
    • * (9) Persons who have been recognized by the graduate schools of the University of Tsukuba in their individual qualification screening process as having an ability equivalent or superior to a Master's Degree or Professional Degree recipient and who are 24 years old or will be 24 years old by the end of the academic year.

    Note: The above conditions also apply to admission (transfer) into the third year of a doctoral program. For details, please check the respective recruitment and selection information.

    Contact

    305-8577 Graduate Admissions, Division of Educational Promotion, Department of Educational Promotion, University of Tsukuba
    1-1-1 Tennoudai, Tsukuba-city, Ibaraki-ken, Japan
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