extention courses

The University of Tsukuba offers extension courses in an effort to provide the general public with learning opportunities through the university's research and education resources.


Available courses

Offices for Application/Inquiries

The offices responsible for the extension courses and their details are as follows. The respective offices can be reached through the addresses and telephone numbers provided below.

  • Tsukuba
    Division of Academic Affairs
    Department of Educational Promotion University of Tsukuba
    1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8577 Japan
    TEL: +81.29.853.2216, 2217
    (Remove "#" from the above e-mail address before sending mail.)
  • Tokyo
    Division of Services for Laboratory Schools
    Department of Tokyo Campus Affairs
    University of Tsukuba (Tokyo Campus)
    3-29-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 112-0012 Japan
    TEL: +81.3.3942.6826
    E-mail: fk.gsienka
    (Remove "#" from the above e-mail address before sending mail.)
  • Shimoda
    Shimoda Marine Research Center
    University of Tsukuba
    5-10-1 Shimoda, Shizuoka, 415-0025 Japan
    TEL: +81.558.22.1317
  • Sugadaira
    Sugadaira Montane Research Center University of Tsukuba
    1278-294 Sugadaira-Kogen, Ueda, Nagano, 386-2204 Japan
    TEL: +

Request for Brochure

To request for an extension course brochure, please send a mail to the above office. For courses held in Shimoda and Sugadaira, please send the request to Tsukuba Office.

The brochures will be available from the end of February.

How to apply

When requesting a course brochure, be sure to enclose a self-addressed envelope (A4 size) with a 140 yen stamp affixed on it and mark "Request for 2013 Extension Course Brochure" on the outside of the envelope.


Applications are accepted 2 - 3 months before the course starts. Application deadline of the scheduled extension course will be posted on the website. Click on the course name to download the details and application form of the course.


For certain courses, the participants may be responsible for arranging their own materials, material cost, supplies expense, travel expenses, and accommodation fee in addition to the course fee.

How to apply

1. Applying on the Internet
Please use "Kuas System"
* All the courses listed in "Kuas System" can be applied on the internet.

2. Applying by mail or bringing the application form to the office
You can mail or bring the application form to the office in charge stated left ("Offices for Application/Inquiries").
Be sure to enclose or bring a self-addressed envelope (12x23.5cm) with a 90 yen stamp affixed on it when you apply.

Application forms

  • Educational Courses (except "Ki to Karada")
  • Educational Course ("Ki to Karada")
  • Sport Courses
  • Art Courses
  • In-service training courses for teaching staff and teachers at special-needs schools
  • Open seminars for obtaining teacher's license

    Be sure to use designated forms when you apply as the form varies from course to course.

  • * To apply for general education, sports, and art courses, the following infomration written on the A4-size paper are required to submit.

    • Course name
    • Full name (with hiragana beside each kanji), sex, age, and the date of birth
    • Zip code, address, and telephone number
    • Place of employment and its telephone number, or name of educational institute and grade

    To apply for sports course, following information is required to provide.

    • Whether or not you wish to avail the "Sports Anzen Hoken" as recommended by the university.
    • Those who do not intend to avail the above insurance should specify the name of insurance covering them.
    • Those applying for the golf course (beginners' level), please specify when you started playing golf.
    • Those applying for the golf course (advanced level), please specify the time when you took the intermediate level course.


In case the number of applicants exceeds the scheduled number of applications, successful applicants will be decided either by lot or on a first come first served bases. Results of screening and detailed information will notified to all applicants.

Course fee

Please note that course fee once paid shall not be returned.

Sports safety insurance or accident insurance

Participants who will enroll in courses that include sports lessons, outdoor practice or trial runs are required to take the sports safety insurance or accident insurance.

Certificate of completion

Those with an attendance level of over seventy percent will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Certification of course completion

Those who wish to receive a certification of course credits completed are requested to download the following form, place it in a self-addressed envelope (A4 size) with a 200 yen stamp affixed on it and post it to the following address.

Application Office:
Division of Services for Laboratory Schools
(Education Bureau of the Laboratory Schools)
3-29-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, 112-0012 Tokyo
(Remove "#" from the above e-mail address before sending mail.)

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