Admission Policy (Master's Program)

Ideal Applicant Profiles:

  • Human resources who have a deep interest in the use of information and are strived to work on the interdisciplinary approaches to formulation and resolution of problems
  • Human resources who have basic knowledge of informatics or related fields and who have communication skills, presentation skills, and language skills

Selection Policy:

The foreign language examination result and oral examination result are scored, and their outcomes will comprehensively be considered for admission decisions.

Selection Methods:

The master’s program selects students through the recommendation entrance exam and general entrance exam.

In the recommendation entrance exam, an oral examination will be conducted for prospective bachelor candidates who have been recommended by the head.
In the general entrance exam, a foreign language examination and oral examination are conducted. In the general entrance examination, a special selection is offered for students who prefer to take courses in English, and another special selection which exempts a foreign language examination is offered for adults who have working experience.For foreign residents, oral examination can be conducted using video conferencing tools.

Screening Criteria

Special Selection of Recommended Applicants

July

For details, please refer to the application guideline of Master’s Program in Informatics.

Subject

Oral Examination
(300 points)

Time

9:00-17:00

Informatics

It takes 20 minutes per person. You will be expected to give a presentation about your research, and the reasons for applying for the program, based on the research plan which you have submitted (within 5 minutes). After the presentation, you will be questioned about the contents of the presentation. You will be tested your basic academic skills for the related fields.

(Note)

  1. The time and place of the oral examinations are open to public with Information and Regulations for the Oral Examination at: https://informatics.tsukuba.ac.jp/?lang=en. 
  2. The oral examination is in Japanese.

August (General Admission)

August

For details, please refer to the application guideline of Master’s Program in Informatics.

Subject

Foreign Language
(100 points)

Oral Examination
(300 points)

Time

9:00-17:00

Informatics

English

Evaluate the score of Official Score Certificate/Report of TOEIC, Test Taker (Examinee) Score Record of TOEFL, or Test Report Form of IELTS (Academic Module)*

It takes 30 minutes per person. You will be expected to give a presentation about your research, and the reasons for applying for the program, based on the research plan which you have submitted (the presentation within 7 minutes). After the presentation, you will be questioned about the contents of the presentation. You will be tested your basic academic skills for the related fields.
– The selection is not determined by the research subject itself on the application form.
– A research subject will be formally determined after enrollment with your academic advisor’s consultation.

(Note)

1. Reference scores for the English examination are shown below. A score equal to or over the reference score is calculated to be 100 points and a lower score is proportionately calculated. Each scores in the brackets is the lowest score to apply.

TOEIC

TOEFL (ITP)

TOEFL (iBT)

IELTS

830 (350)

585 (418)

94 (36)

6.5 (3.5)

  1. The time and place of the oral examinations are open to public with Information and Regulations for the Oral Examination at: https://informatics.tsukuba.ac.jp/?lang=en.
  2. The oral examination is in Japanese.

August (Special Selection of Working Individuals)

August

For details, please refer to the application guideline of Master’s Program in Informatics.

Subject

Oral Examination
(300 points)

Time

9:00-17:00

Informatics

It takes 30 minutes per person. You will be expected to give a presentation about your research, and the reasons for applying for the program, based on the research plan which you have submitted (the presentation within 7 minutes). After the presentation, you will be questioned about the contents of the presentation. You will be tested your basic academic skills for the related fields.
– The selection is not determined by the research subject itself on the application form.
– A research subject will be formally determined after enrollment with your academic advisor’s consultation.

(Note)

  1. The time and place of the oral examinations are open to public with Information and Regulations for the Oral Examination at: https://informatics.tsukuba.ac.jp/?lang=en
  2. The oral examination is in Japanese.

February (General Admission)

February

For details, please refer to the application guideline of Master’s Program in Informatics.

Subject

Foreign Language
(100 points)

Oral Examination
(300 points)

Time

9:00-17:00

Informatics

English

Evaluate the score of Official Score Certificate/Report of TOEIC, Test Taker (Examinee) Score Record of TOEFL, or Test Report Form of IELTS (Academic Module)*

It takes 30 minutes per person. You will be expected to give a presentation about your research, and the reasons for applying for the program, based on the research plan which you have submitted (the presentation within 7 minutes). After the presentation, you will be questioned about the contents of the presentation. You will be tested your basic academic skills for the related fields.
– The selection is not determined by the research subject itself on the application form.
– A research subject will be formally determined after enrollment with your academic advisor’s consultation.

(Note)

  1. Reference scores for the English examination are shown below. A score equal to or over the reference score is calculated to be 100 points and a lower score is proportionately calculated. Each scores in the brackets is the lowest score to apply.

TOEIC

TOEFL (ITP)

TOEFL (iBT)

IELTS

830 (350)

585 (418)

94 (36)

6.5 (3.5)

  1. The time and place of the oral examinations are open to public with Information and Regulations for the Oral Examination at: https://informatics.tsukuba.ac.jp/?lang=en.
  2. The oral examination is in Japanese.

February (Special Selection of Working Individuals)

February

For details, please refer to the application guideline of Master’s Program in Informatics.

Subject

Oral Examination
(300 points)

Time

9:00-17:00

Informatics

It takes 30 minutes per person. You will be expected to give a presentation about your research, and the reasons for applying for the program, based on the research plan which you have submitted (the presentation within 7 minutes). For the remaining time, you will be questioned about the contents of the presentation and your basic academic skills for the related fields.
– The selection is not determined by the research subject itself on the application form.
– A research subject after enrollment will be formally determined with your academic advisor’s consultation.

(Note)

  1. The time and place of the oral examinations are open to public with Information and Regulations for the Oral Examination at: https://informatics.tsukuba.ac.jp/?lang=en.
  2. The oral examination is in Japanese.

Special Selection of Global Individuals in English

February

For details, please refer to the application guideline of Master’s Program in Informatics.

Subject

Foreign Language
(100 points)

Oral Examination
(300 points)

Time

9:00-17:00

Informatics

English

Evaluate the score of Official Score Certificate/Report of TOEIC, Test Taker (Examinee) Score Record of TOEFL, or Test Report Form of IELTS (Academic Module)*

It takes 30 minutes per person. You will be expected to give a presentation about your research, and the reasons for applying for the program, based on the research plan which you have submitted (the presentation within 7 minutes). For the remaining time, you will be questioned about the contents of the presentation and your basic academic skills for the related fields.
– The selection is not determined by the research subject itself on the application form.
– A research subject after enrollment will be formally determined with your academic advisor’s consultation.

(Note)

  1. Reference scores for the English examination are shown below. A score equal to or over the reference score is calculated to be 100 points, and a lower score is proportionately reduced. Each scores in the brackets is the lowest score to apply.

TOEIC

TOEFL (ITP)

TOEFL (iBT)

IELTS

830 (350)

585 (418)

94 (36)

6.5 (3.5)

  1. Applicants other than those listed below who got 100 points in foreign language subject must submit the score of English proficiency tests (TOEIC, TOEFL or IELTS) that is no more than 2 years old, to serve as evidence of their English proficiency.
    • Those whose nationalities connected to countries where English is the SOLE language of instruction (Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada except Québec, England, Ghana, Ireland, India, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United States, and Wales).
    • Those who have received degrees from the universities accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are currently enrolled at a university in the United States, you must submit an official transcript or proof of your degree status from that institution – in order to qualify for a TOEIC, TOEFL or IELTS waiver. If the official transcript or proof cannot be provided, the English proficiency test score is required.
    • Those who have received or will receive a degree from an accredited university where English is the SOLE language of instruction. If you are a degree program candidate in a university, where English is the SOLE language of instruction, you must submit submitted document from that university that English is the SOLE language of instruction along with your anticipated date of graduation. If the degree or official verification cannot be provided, the English proficiency test score is required.
  2. The time and place of the oral examinations are open to public with Information and Regulations for the Oral Examination at: https://informatics.tsukuba.ac.jp/?lang=en.
  3. The oral examination is in English.
  4. If you want to take Interview using online video conference tool, please contact us after completing the application.