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Research Students

Research Students/International Research Students/Graduate Credited Auditors

Research Students (Kenkyusei) are those who conduct researches on specific research topics, under the guidance of an academic adviser.

International students cannot apply for the research student status, but can apply to become International Research Students (Gaikokujin Kenkyusei).

Graduate Credited Auditors (Kamokutorishusei), who are not admitted to the University of Tsukuba, are permitted to take graduate level courses. The results from examinations taken throughout a semester or final examinations may also be recognized as earned credits.

Application for Research Student (Kenkyusei)

Admission Periods and Application Periods
Admission PeriodsApplication Periods
Spring Semester (April 1) Beginning of March
Fall Semester (October 1) Beginning of August

Faculty List »

Further Information is available here

Application for International Research Students (Gaikokujin Kenkyusei)

Admission Periods and Application Periods
Admission PeriodsApplication Periods
April Beginning of October of the previous year of admission
October Beginning of April
December Beginning of June
Research Student Admissions

Selection is based on the screening of documents, so it is not necessary to come to Japan. In applying, you are required to get the informal consent of a faculty member of our university to be your prospective academic advisor in advance. Before applying, establish sufficient contact with the faculty member of our university about your research plan, Japanese language proficiency, etc. and get the informal consent of your prospective academic advisor. In giving his/her informal consent, the prospective academic advisor will prepare and submit the "Communication Status with Prospective Academic Advisor Form" (Letter of Informal Consent of the Prospective Academic Advisor) describing the communication status with the applicant to the Division of Student Exchange.

Faculty List »

Further Information is available here.

Application for Graduate Credited Auditors (Kamokutorishusei)

Admission Period and Application Period
Admission PeriodApplication Period
Spring Semester (April 1) Beginning of March
Fall Semester (October 1)

Beginning of July

Further Information is available here.

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