Voices of International Students



Master's Program in Biology, Degree Programs in Life and Earth Sciences, Graduate School of Science and Technology

From Taiwan

What do you enjoy about Tsukuba (University of Tsukuba and Tsukuba City)?

Tsukuba City is a beautiful city with broad green spaces and a slow lifestyle. I really enjoyed the atmosphere here. The faculty and administrators of the University did their best to help me in my daily life. Thanks to their kindness, I got used to living and studying in Japan shortly after my arrival. The University provided many English-taught courses, allowing international students like me to enjoy the knowledge and activities during classes. I also attended some courses taught in Japanese. The professors clearly depicted state-of-the-art scientific progress and technologies, and I found one of the meanings of learning Japanese in the classes. There was another phenomenon that I appreciated a lot during my stay in Tsukuba. Japanese drivers’ awareness of pedestrians quite amazed me. Road traffic safety made me feel easy when I was walking and cycling in Tsukuba.

What do you want to accomplish as a student of the University of Tsukuba during your study period?

I am a graduate student participating in a Double Degree Program between the University of Tsukuba (UT) and the National Taiwan University (NTU). My research is a collaboration project to establish a screening platform for neuroscience protein tools. I am the first student applying to the program, and it is the first collaboration between the two colleges. After finishing all the administrative procedures from admission to graduation, I can confirm all the details for future students applying to the same program. I wanted to provide my experiences to both universities and attract more students to bridge the communications and collaborations between UT and NTU. Interactions with the faculty and students here were my most important impetus to studying in Tsukuba. I wanted to get familiar with and make connections with Japanese academia. I also wanted to build connections between Japan and Taiwan laboratories. Japan and Taiwan have their respective talented students and resources. More cooperation and communication can inspire ideas and contributions to the progress of science.

Celebrating the 151st 50th Anniversary of the University of Tsukuba
Celebrating the 151st 50th Anniversary of the University of Tsukuba