LIS English Program (for master's degree)
For many years, the Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies at the University of Tsukuba has been as a leading international institution for academic studies, research and scholarship. This 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 in Library and Information Science.
Objectives of Education
The objective of this Master's program is to educate international students in Library and Information Science. This course will provide a comprehensive education based on multidisciplinary fields of study, encompassing the fundamental and applied subjects in Library and Information Science. Students will also develop their research skills in the multidisciplinary fields of managing diverse information resources.
Download the leaflet of the program(for 2017/2018):
List of courses Offered
Download the list of courses (For 2016):
The enrollment fee is 282,000 JPY (first year only).
The tuition fee is 535,800 JPY/Year.
＊The Guidelines for Application (For 2017/2018) will be uploaded in the autumn 2017.
Please read the Guidelines for Application (For 2016/2017) carefully and follow the instruction in the document. University graduates with any major, and of any age, nationality, culture and profession are all welcomed to apply. There are no requirements on the Japanese-language proficiency.
Application Form and Guidelines(For 2016/2017) can be downloaded at:
・2016/11/7 Application Forms and Guidelines (For 2016/2017) are now available.
・For applicants who have graduated and already a Degree Holder - you need to submit the original "Degree Certificate" and the original "Graduation Certificate".
・On the other hand, if the official certificate issued by your university already includes both information from these 2 documents ("Degree Certificate" and "Graduation Certificate"), there is NO need to submit them separately.
・For applicants who are currently enrolled in university, please submit an (Expected) Degree Certificate.
And, if the degree is included in an (Expected) Graduation Certificate, you can submit the (Expected)Graduation Certificate only. Also, please submit the latest academic transcript at this moment. (November 16th, 2016)
For information on scholarship, loans, part-time work, example budget, please see International Student Center Website at:
Register Extending System
Register Extending System allows students to complete a master’s program in a period longer than usual.
The period can be extended from the standard 2 years to 3 or 4 years.
Working students or those who need to take care of family members, such as children or the elderlies.
Note: There is a possibility that you cannot apply for this system depending on your Status of Residence.
Payment of Tuition Fees
The annual tuition fee for those who were approved the extension will be calculated according to following expression:
(A) X (B) / (C)
(A) Annual tuition fee which should be paid in the standard number of years
(B) Number of years equivalent to their program’s standard number of years
(C) Total number of years including the extended years which have been approved
Note:The above mentioned annual fee is applied during the approved period only.
Consult the Chair of your program as well as your supervisor for approval of application.
Submit required documents within the time period for enrollment procedure.
For any enquiry for the program, please contact us: