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Admissions for Academic Year 2017

Application Information

Maximum Number of Places Available For entry to the 1st year of the program: 12 students
For entry to the 3rd year of the program: A few or more students

*  This program is a 5-year doctoral program. Applicants who have earned a master’s degree are eligible to apply for admission to the third year of the program (equivalent to a doctoral course).

Key Dates The following examinations have been arranged as outlined below.

General Admissions in February 2017
for domestic & international applicants

Maximum number of places available For entry to the 1st year of the program: A few or more students
For entry to the 3rd year of the program: A few or more students
Key Dates
  • Admission guidelines released in:: … Wednesday, 30 November 2016
  • Applications open … Monday, 5 December 2016
  • Applications close … Tuesday, 10 January 2017
  • Oral examination day … Thursday, 2 February 2017
  • Results released on: … Friday, 17 February 2017
  • The course commences on: … Saturday, 1 April 2017
Application Guidelines The online application guidelines are available here.
Notes For applicants residing outside Japan, the remote examination will in principle take place by connecting the applicant and the examiners in Tsukuba via Skype or Polycom. Details will be arranged once the web entries closed.

Special Admissions in February 2017
for applicants who have been made an offer to enroll in a graduate course at the University of Tsukuba

Maximum number of places available For entry to the 1st year of the program: A few or more students
For entry to the 3rd year of the program: A few or more students
Key Dates
  • Admission guidelines released in: … Wednesday, 30 November 2016
  • Applications open … Tuesday, 24 January 2017
  • Applications close … Wednesday, 25 January 2017
  • Oral examination day … Thursday, 2 February 2017
  • Results released on: … Friday, 17 February 2017
  • The course commences on: … Saturday, 1 April 2017
Admission Guidelines Check the guidelines before you apply.
Application Forms 1. Application Form (Word)
2. Reference Card (Word)
3. Research Plan (Word)
4. Career Plan (Word)
Notes The examination will be conducted at Tsukuba Campus.

General Admissions in October 2016
for domestic & international applicants

Maximum number of places available For entry to the 1st year of the program: 6 students
For entry to the 3rd year of the program: A few or more students
Key Dates
  • Admission guidelines released in: … May 2016
  • Applications open … Tuesday, 20 September 2016
  • Applications close … Monday, 26 September 2016
  • Oral examination period … Monday, 24 October – Sunday, 13 November 2016
  • Results released on: … Monday, 21 November 2016
  • The course commences on: … Saturday, 1 April 2017
Application Guidelines The online application guidelines are available here.
Notes The date and venue will be determined after the application is closed.
Domestic Exam Sites:
 Tsukuba Campus or Tokyo Campus at the University of Tsukuba
Possible Overseas Exam Sites:
 The University's offices (e.g. Shanghai in China) and the EMP’s external faculty members’ institutions (e.g. Austria, France, Netherlands, UK, and USA)

Special Admissions in December 2016
for applicants who have been made an offer to enroll in a graduate course at the University of Tsukuba

Maximum number of places available For entry to the 1st year of the program: 6 students
For entry to the 3rd year of the program: A few or more students
Key Dates
  • Admission guidelines released in: … May 2016
  • Applications open … Monday, 14 November 2016
  • Applications close … Wednesday, 16 November 2016
  • Oral examination day … Monday, 5 December 2016
  • Results released on: … Friday, 16 December 2016
  • The course commences on: … Saturday, 1 April 2017
Admission Guidelines Check the guidelines before you apply.
Application Forms 1. Application Form (Word)
2. Reference Card (Word)
3. Research Plan (Word)
4. Career Plan (Word)
Notes The examination will be conducted at Tsukuba Campus.

Briefing Sessions

Information Session and Private Q and A Session for Prospective Students – Admission to Ph.D. Program in Academic Year 2017 *Application is closed.

Schedule Information Session
Wednesday, 12 Octoober 2016, 15:30-16:30
Private Q and A Session
Wednesday, 12 Octoober 2016, 16:30-18:00
Thursday, 13 Octoober 2016, 15:30-18:00
Venue Empowerment Studio, University of Tsukuba

Information Session for Prospective Students – Admission to Ph.D. Program in Academic Year 2017 (EMP Open Studio 2016) *Application is closed.

Schedule Friday, 6 May 2016, 18:00-19:00
Saturday, 7 May 2016, 11:15-12:00
Venue Empowerment Studio, University of Tsukuba