Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies


Examination Information

English Program 
(Enrollment in Oct. 2019)

Application period is
from Nov. 21 to Dec.12.

・Master’s Program 
・Doctoral Program


Master’s Program
General Admission/
Career-up Program

Doctoral Program
General Admission/
Special Selection of Working Individuals
(Enrollment in Apr. 2019)

*Plese be sure the deadline of Application is earlier than usual year.

Application Guidelines are now available.

Application period is from Dec. 3 to Dec. 26.
Entry from here.

Information and Regulations for the Oral Examinationwill be released at 10:00 a.m., Jan. 16, 2019.

Event Information


LIS English Program

LIS English program is designed for international students who pursue a career of information professionals in global context. Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies at the University of Tsukuba is the first and only institution in Japan that offers a full-time, two years master’s degree as an English Master's program and three years doctoral degree as English doctoral program in Library and Information Science.

Research Unit and Group

Research Units
Research Groups

Latest News

Job Opportunities (Professor or Associate Professor)
We invite applications for the position of Professor or Associate Professor who engaged in research and education on information law focused on personal information protection law.
Deadline: 5PM (JST) on December 20th, 2018 (more information) (application forms)

The interim presentation of LIS English Program for Master's degree will be held on Wednesday, December 5. (more information

Job Opportunities (Associate Professor)
We invite applications for a position of Associate Professor in informatics.
Deadline: 9AM (JST) on November 26th, 2018 (more information) (application forms)

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Awards, Grants, and Media coverage


Prof. Chieko Mizoue talked on Education in Japanese-Canadian Internment Camp during World War II in NHK World. The movie (12 min) is available here until February 19. 


Ph.D student Tomoko Tanabe (Supervisor: Prof. Chieko Mizoue) was awarded the Best Presentation Award at the 65th Annual Conference of Japan Society of Library and Information Science. [link]


Ph.D student Chiranthi Wijesundara (Supervisor: Prof. Shigeo Sugimoto) was awarded the Best Student Paper Award at ICADL 2017: The 19th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries. [link]


Ph.D student Yuhiro Mizunuma (Supervisor: Associate Prof. Keita Tsuji) was awarded the Best Paper Award at A-LIEP 2017: The 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice. [link]


Master student Satoshi Fukuyama (Supervisor: Assistant Prof. Kei Wakabayashi) was awarded the Rakuten Inc. Award at WebDB Forum 2017. [link]


Assistant Prof. Atsushi Matsumura's research on reading picture books appeared in Mainichi Shinbun Column (September 6).


Assistant Prof. Makoto Fujisawa's paper in Journal of Information Processing was selected as Specially Selected Paper. [link]


Master student Marika Kawamoto (Supervisor: Associate Prof. Keita Tsuji) was awarded the Best Paper Award at ICLS 2017: 19th International Conference on Library Science. [link]


Master student Naoto Takeda (Supervisor: Associate Prof. Yohei Seki) received ACM SIGIR Student Travel Grant at ACM SIGIR 2017.


Master student Nahomi Nutazawa (Supervisor: Associate Prof. Masao Takaku) was awarded the Student Research Award at the 25th Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Information and Knowledge. [link]

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