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University of Tsukuba, University of Tsukuba

Address: 1 Chome-1 ー 1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577, Japan

Description University of Tsukuba, University of Tsukuba

  • Established: 1973
  • Location: Tsukuba, Japan
  • Students age: 18+
  • Number of students: 17,000 people
  • Language of instruction: Japanese, English
  • Type of study: state university.

The University of Tsukuba, with a history of over 140 years, is one of the oldest and most respected universities in Japan. Ranked in Japan's top 10, world top 250, it strives to produce students who are well placed to succeed in a challenging and competitive world. Located in the city of Tsukuba, less than an hour by train from central Tokyo, the university offers a pleasant, relaxed campus atmosphere with all the amenities of the capital within reach.

The university conducts international bachelor's programs with teaching in English in the field of life and environmental sciences (specialties: biology, agrobiology, geoscience), international social sciences, interdisciplinary engineering, global problems and medicine. A wide range of graduate and doctoral programs are available in English. Courses for international students are taught and administered in English, and teachers provide comprehensive student support, Japanese language teaching. The university charges internationally competitive tuition fees and offers scholarships.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Tsukuba, University of Tsukuba

Program name


  • Humanities and culture
  • Social and International Studies
  • Education
  • Study of the living environment
  • Scientific and engineering group
  • Computer science
  • Medicine
  • Physical Culture
  • Art.

Master's degree

  • Graduate School of Education
  • Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Graduate School of Business Sciences
  • Graduate School of Mathematical Materials Science
  • Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
  • Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Graduate School of Comprehensive Humanities
  • Graduate School of Library Information Media
  • Institute for Global Education.

Accommodation, housing and food

  • Student residences offer students an excellent learning environment and the opportunity to learn to live independently. A total of 68 residences with approximately 4,000 rooms are located in Ichinoya, Hirasuna, Oikoshi and Kasuga.
  • Residences are standard single rooms. There is a laundry room, a shared kitchen, a shower room, a community center with administrative offices, a beauty salon, a hairdresser, and an electrical store. In the Global Village, each block has a kitchen and shower room, its own laundry, a public space Daiwa Lease Community Station.
  • The university is prioritizing room availability for freshmen.

Events University of Tsukuba, University of Tsukuba

  • A welcome festival is held every year on the day of the introductory ceremony to provide a warm welcome for new students. The festival is run mainly by three student organizations related to extracurricular activities called Sankei. It is a place of friendship between new and current students through extracurricular activities. This is a unique event for the University of Tsukuba, where extracurricular activities are active.
  • There are cultural, sports and creative circles.
  • A school festival (Ganho Festival) is held every November - students and university teachers plan and participate in the event. This is an opportunity to present the results of regular research and extra-curricular activities, a place for students to communicate, and get to know the community with the University of Tsukuba.
  • Sports Day is held twice in Spring (May) and Fall (November) to promote sports activities on campus, providing students with sports opportunities.


  • The University of Tsukuba has about 3,000 foreign students, which is 13% of the total number of students, and the university plans to increase the number of foreign students to 5,000. The University of Tsukuba sees the Top Global University project as an opportunity to transform itself from an institution that is already open to the whole world into a cross-border university.
  • The broad program of advanced undergraduate and graduate courses taught entirely in English that the University of Tsukuba has already developed and continues to develop is a testament to the institution's global ambition.
  • The university is conducting important activities to strengthen ties with a number of other universities around the world: University of California Irvine in the United States, University of Bordeaux in France and National Taiwan University.
  • The Campus-in-Campus initiative and other programs mean that the University of Tsukuba is now accepting applications from over 30 different countries for its English language programs.

Equipment University of Tsukuba, University of Tsukuba

The University of Tsukuba campus is located between Gakuen Higashi-Odori and Gakuen Nishi-Odori, divided into 5 districts from north to south.

Walking and bike paths run through 5 districts from north to south, reaching the center of the school campus located south of the university. Students living in hostels in the north, south and in the Kasuga area ride a bike or on foot, take a local bus.

Campus facilities are open for public visits, cultural, social, sports events.

Each hostel has cafeterias, cafes, bookstores and essential goods, electronics stores, hairdressers. Social security programs are managed by a specialized Association that brings together students and teachers, works in collaboration with private companies.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The entry fee is $ 2695.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Applicants must submit the results of the Japanese University of Japan (EJU) International Student Admission Exams (EJU) administered by JASSO when applying for the International Student Entrance Exam at the University of Tsukuba.

TOEFL results are a selection criterion for admission to the University of Tsukuba. Students must provide a copy of the certificate. Students wishing to enroll in a Biological, Agrobiological Science course can submit their TOEIC scores.

Applicants are selected based on a written or practical exam (for health school, physical education course, art school), EJU scores and submitted documents.

Scholarships University of Tsukuba, University of Tsukuba

The university offers students a scholarship from the Japanese government (Monbukagakusho).

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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