Voices of International Students



Doctoral Program in Engineering Sciences, Degree Programs in Pure and Applied Sciences, Graduate School of Science and Technology

From Indonesia

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

When I arrived for the first time in Tsukuba City, I was very surprised by the beauty of this city. The slogan of Tsukuba as the City of Science and Nature convinced me that Tsukuba City, especially the University of Tsukuba, is the right university for me to study and develop my knowledge. There are many museums and beautiful parks that I can visit with my family, and Mount Tsukuba is one of my favorite places to enjoy the beauty of this city. As an international university, I made many friends with Japanese and other international students, allowing me to learn a lot about the cultures of many countries. Apart from that, I also enjoy the academic culture here, where I discuss many things related to my research field with my professor and lab friends. It provided a significant experience for me.

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

As an international student, one of my primary tasks is to complete my studies well. Therefore, here, I have to learn a lot about how to do good research using the proper methods. However, the academic environment and research field are slightly different from my previous study in the master's program. I didn't find any significant obstacles. I have adapted well, thanks to the support and assistance of Professor Yohei Yamamoto and my friends here. Apart from that, I learned a lot about many things related to my studies. I also learned a lot about Japanese culture, especially discipline and hard work. I need to support my future career. Finally, building a network of international connections and collaboration in the research between Japan and Indonesia, especially between the University of Tsukuba and universities in Indonesia, is my hope for the future after completing my education.

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