Degree Programs in Medical Sciences, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences

Application Information and Entrance Examination Dates

Annual schedule

The schedule is subject to change.

General Admission and Special Selection of Working Individuals

April 2021 enrollment

Application Guidelines for April 2021 University of Tsukuba Graduate School Enrollment (General admission and special selection of working individuals) are now available.

There is a possibility that there will be changes in the method of the entrance examinations, depending on the situation regarding the spread of the infections of the COVID-19, such as changes to online entrance examinations, etc., after these application guidelines have been published. Also, there is a possibility that entrance examination dates will be added, in connection with the changes in the examination method.
Information environment necessary if there is a change to online entrance examinations is shown at the above URL.

The latest information on the entrance examinations is published on the Information page of the Graduate Admissions site, so it can be checked at any time. In particular, when applying and before taking the examination, be sure to check the latest information in the Information page of the Graduate Admissions site.

Information page of the Graduate Admissions site

Master’s Program in Medical Sciences, Master's Program in Public Health

April 2021 enrollment (October 2020 / February 2021 examination)

Application Period
(Web Entry)
October: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 (from 12 p.m. JST) – Friday, September 18, 2020 (to 3 p.m. JST)
February: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 (from 12 p.m. JST) – Friday, December 18, 2020 (to 3 p.m. JST)
Submission of Documents October: Friday, September 18, 2020 by 3 p.m. JST.
February: Friday, December 18, 2020 by 3 p.m. JST.
Examination Dates October: Friday, October 16, 2020
February: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Announcement of Acceptance October: Friday, November 6, 2020
February: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Doctoral Program in Medical Sciences

April 2021 enrollment (October 2020 / February 2021 examination)

Application Period
(Web Entry)
October: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 (from 12 p.m. JST) – Friday, September 18, 2020 (to 3 p.m. JST)
February: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 (from 12 p.m. JST) – Friday, December 18, 2020 (to 3 p.m. JST)
Submission of Documents October: Friday, September 18, 2020 by 3 p.m. JST.
February: Friday, December 18, 2020 by 3 p.m. JST.
Examination Dates October: Thursday, October 15, 2020
February: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Announcement of Acceptance October: Friday, November 6, 2020
February: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

2021 Public Health Degree Program Application
PhD(Medical Science) & Master of Public Health(MPH): Dual Degree Program

Graduate School,
Degree Program,
Number of students
Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, Master’s Program in Public Health, 2~3 students
Qualifications Currently registered students in Doctoral Program in Medical Science, 1st year students
Application documents Application Form
Methods of application
  • (1) The applicants will submit the application form to the following office, either directly or by post mail (express or registered mail). The application has to be reached by the deadline below.
  • (2) Application period
    From December 1 to December 18, 2020
    Office hours: 9:00~17:00 (Lunch break: 12:15~13:15)
    (No application will be accepted after the deadline)
  • (3) Submitted to
    Academic Office for the Graduate Programs in Medical Area
    1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8575
Admission selection The selection of students will be conducted by reviewing the application, academic grades of the current program and the interview (oral examination).
Interview procedure and schedule
  • (1) Date and Time
    February 3, 2021, 15:00~16:00(tentative※)
    ※Time can be changed.
  • (2) Place
    The applicant will come to University of Tsukuba, Medical Science Building, 4th floor, 4A411 at 14:45.
  • (3) Oral examination
    Individual interview. The applicants will be asked with questions related to medical science, public health and research plan.

※Please bring your student identification card. It will be served as the admission ticket for the examination.

Announcement of examination result Passed applicants will be announced at the university website of https://entry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/ with their application numbers from February 17, 2021 at 10:00 to February 24 at 10:00. We shall also notify the persons who passed the examination via a registered mail.

Doctoral and Master's Programs in Nursing Science

April 2021 enrollment (October 2020 examination)

Application Period
(Web Entry)
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 (from 12 p.m. JST) – Friday, September 18, 2020 (to 3 p.m. JST)
Submission of Documents Friday, September 18, 2020 by 3 p.m. JST.
Entrance Dates
(Doctoral Program)
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Entrance Dates
(Master’s Program)
Thursday and Friday, October 15, 16, 2020
Announcement of Acceptance Friday, November 6, 2020

Special selections of international applicants and Japanese national living abroad

October 2020 enrollment

Master’s Program in Medical Sciences*, Public Health Program and Dual Master’s Degree Program**

Application period early May - May 20, 2020
Entrance examination late May - June 5, 2020
Announcement of application results early July, 2020

*Japanese national living abroad can apply only for the Medical Science Program.
**To apply for the Dual Master’s Program, the applicant must be enrolled in: The University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), University of Science at Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) or National Taiwan University.

Doctoral Program in Medical Sciences (including Dual Doctoral Degree Program*)

Application period early May - May 20, 2020
Entrance examination late May - June 5, 2020
Announcement of application results early July, 2020

*To apply for the Dual Doctoral Program, the applicant must be enrolled in: The University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), University of Science at Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) or National Taiwan University.

April 2021 enrollment

Master’s Program in Medical Sciences*, Public Health Program and Dual Master’s Degree Program**

Application period July 6 - September 17, 2020
Entrance examination late October – October 30, 2020
Announcement of application results mid December, 2020

*Japanese national living abroad can apply only for the Medical Science Program
**To apply for the Dual Master’s Program, the applicant must be enrolled in: The University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), University of Science at Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) or National Taiwan University.

Doctoral Program in Medical Sciences (including Dual Doctoral Degree Program*)

Application period July 6 - September 17, 2020
Entrance examination late October - October 30, 2020
Announcement of application results mid December, 2020

*To apply for the Dual Doctoral Program, the applicant must be enrolled in: The University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), University of Science at Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) or National Taiwan University.

Selection Method for Graduate School Entrance Examination (Graduate Admissions2021) (Outline)