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LIS English Program (for doctoral degree)

Doctoral Program in Informatics (the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences)

The University of Tsukuba will implement organizational restructuring of graduate schools and programs from April 2020.This is the first reform in Japan that has shifted all graduate schools to a degree program system, where we structured degree programs across traditional organizational boundaries.We will develop highly diverse human resource who can respond to the complex needs of the rapidly changing modern society.Professors who were previously in charge of only one major can now collaborate on other programs, and students can study their fields from a wider perspective.

Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies is going to be integrated into the new Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, and offer Master's Program in Informatics.This program aims at providing a comprehensive education at graduate level via a multi-disciplinary approach that encompasses fundamental and applied courses in Informatics and Library and Information Science (LIS).

 The entrance examination in February 2020 will be conducted by the new Doctoral Program in Informatics in three types:

 ・General Admission 〔Interview and English proficiency tests (TOEIC, TOEFL or IELTS)〕
・Special Selection of Working Individuals〔Interview〕
・Special Selection of Global Individuals in English〔Interview* and English proficiency tests (TOEIC, TOEFL or IELTS)〕**

 * Applicants of Special Selection of Global Individuals in English who live outside of Japan can take interview in their own locations by video conference system (Zoom or Skype).
**Applicants of Special Selection of Global Individuals in English who meet the requirements can take exemption from English proficiency tests. Please watch the Application Guidelines for the detail.

 Application Guidelines of General Admission and Special Selection of Working Individuals will be released here.
                

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy in Informatics

Faculty List

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Tuition Fees

 The enrollment fee is 282,000 JPY (first year only).

 The tuition fee is 535,800 JPY/Year.

Scholarship/Loans

For information on scholarship, loans, part-time work, example budget, please see International Student Center Website at:

http://www.global.tsukuba.ac.jp/isc

How to apply

*English Program

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.

  Guidelines[PDF

  Application Forms[PDF] [WORD]

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*Chinese Government Graduate Student Overseas Study Program

Application Forms and Guidelines  (for 2020)  

This is the special entrance examination of the doctoral program with the scholarship of the Chinese government. There are no requirements on the Japanese-language proficiency.

  Guidelines[PDF

  Application Forms[PDF]  [Excel]

   
  

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Note: 

・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)

Scholarship/Loans

For information on scholarship, loans, part-time work, example budget, please see International Student Center Website at:

http://www.global.tsukuba.ac.jp/isc

Contact

For any enquiry for the program, please contact us:

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