Program

Admission Guidelines for Graduate Admission 2019

Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba and
Graduate School of Physical Education, National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya

Research FieldsApplication FormEntry Example

Joint Master’s Program in International Development and Peace through Sport

3. Application Documents

While preparing your application documents, refer to the remarks column below and to the “Sample Entry Form.”
Submit the original copy of the documents unless otherwise specified.

[Joint Master’s Program designated forms]
Documents Required for Remarks
1 Application Form All applicants Fill out the required items.
2 Curriculum Vitae All applicants
(Except foreign applicants)
Fill out the required items.
3 Curriculum Vitae for Foreign Applicants All foreign applicants Fill out the required items.
4 Employment Record All applicants who have employment history Fill out the required items.
5 Admission Ticket for Examination / Photo Card All applicants Fill out the required items, attach identical photographs of the applicant taken within the last three months (4 x 3cm headshot, with no hats), and cut out along the lines.
Cards that do not meet the requirements above will not be accepted. Photographs may be in color or in black and white.
6 Desktop Admission Ticket All applicants Fill out the required items and cut out along the lines.
7 Research Plan All applicants Fill out the required items in English.
Write the background, purpose, method, and expected result of study within 600 words.
8 TOEIC Official Score Certificate, TOEFL Examinee’s Score Record or IELTS (Academic Module) Official Test Report Form All applicants Applicants must submit original of the one of the official documents from 1-3 below to University of Tsukuba or National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya by registered mail or courier service.
Certificates 1-3 must be taken in or after August 2016, and we do not accept any scores taken in or before July 2016.
1. TOEIC Official Score Certificate (with a photo)
2. TOEFL Examinee’s Score Record (with a photo)
3. IELTS (Academic Module) Official Test Report Form
Documents below are not acceptable
・Uncertified photocopy of the certificate
・TOEIC Institutional Program (IP) Score Report
・TOEFL Institutional Test Score Record
・Official Score Certificate of TOEIC SW Test or TOEIC Bridge Test
Note1: Please do not send official scores directly from ETS (English Testing Service), IELTS testing center or any other English center.
Note2: Any questions arising out of or in connection with the TOEIC Official Score Certificate, TOEFL Examinee’s Score Record, or IELTS Official Test Report Form will be referred to the issuing organizations.

9 Certificate of Research Activities Foreign applicants who meet the criteria specified in the remarks Foreign applicants who have completed a university education in a country which has a less than 16 years of school education curriculum up to the level of university graduation, and have or will have conducted research for a sufficient period of time (generally one year or more) as a research student or researcher at a university, inter-university research institute, or other similar research institutes inside or outside Japan, and also will be 22 years of age or older must submit this certificate authorized by the director of their institute.
Foreign students who have enrolled in University of Tsukuba as research students may submit a Certificate of Enrollment (scholarship application form) designated by the university as a substitute for this certificate. The certificate can be issued by certificate issuing machines at University of Tsukuba. Foreign students who have enrolled in National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya Graduate School as research students may submit a Certificate of Enrollment for Research Students designated by the institute as a substitute for this certificate. The certificate can be issued upon request at the Educational Assistance Section, Educational Affairs Office of National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya.
10 Address Sheet #1 All applicants Fill out the required items.
This address sheet will be used to send out acceptance letters and other documents to the successful applicants.
11 List of Application Documents All applicants Fill out the required items.
12 Address Sheet #2 All applicants Fill out the required items in this address sheet and attach it to a K2 size envelope. Put documents in the envelope and submit it by registered express mail or by hand.
[Certificates and other documents to be prepared by applicants]
Documents Required for Remarks
1 (Expected) Graduation Certificate (See Note) All applicants Submit a certificate of (expected) graduation issued by a university (generally the undergraduate school from which applicants have earned a bachelor’s degree) which meets the application requirements for the Joint Master’s Program in International Development and Peace through Sport.
Note: Applicants who have a master’s or doctoral degree must submit a graduation certificate issued by a university from which they earned a bachelor’s degree.
2 Degree Certificate (See Note) 1. Applicants who graduated from a foreign university
2. Applicants who obtain a qualification for application from the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation
  1. Applicants who have graduated from a foreign university must submit a document (degree certificate) to certify that they have a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
    Note: Even if you have a master’s or doctoral degree, you must submit a degree certificate issued by the university from which you earned your bachelor’s degree.
  2. Applicants who obtain a qualification for application from the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation must submit a certificate of the degree awarded (a certificate of acceptance of application for the degree), an academic transcript, and other certificates related to earning the degree.
3 Academic Transcript (See Note) All applicants
  1. Submit an academic transcript issued by a university (generally the undergraduate school from which you have earned your bachelor’s degree) which meets the application requirements for the Joint Master’s Program in International Development and Peace through Sport.
    Note: Even if you have a master’s or doctoral degree, you must submit an academic transcript issued by the university from which you earned your bachelor’s degree.
    Applicants who have credits transferred from another school must submit an academic transcript issued by that school as well.
  2. Applicants who have completed or expect to complete a graduate school must submit an academic transcript issued by the graduate school as well.
4 Letter of Approval for Taking the Entrance Examination
(Format of your choice)
Applicants who meet the criteria specified in the remarks
  1. Applicants who currently attend a university or graduate school (except those who will graduate or complete in March 2019) must submit a letter of approval for taking the entrance examination issued by the head of their university (or department.) (Format of your choice, A4 size)
  2. Applicants who currently work for a government agency, school, or company (except part-time workers) must submit a letter of approval for taking the entrance examination issued by their supervisor or a declaration written by the applicants themselves. (Format of your choice, A4 size) [Applicants who plan to leave their company to enroll in the graduate school may instead submit a document written by the applicants themselves (affixed with their seals). In this case, the applicants must submit a certificate of resignation at the time of the enrollment procedure.]
5 Certificate of Government-Sponsored Foreign Student
(Format of your choice)
Foreign applicants who meet the criteria specified in the remarks Government-sponsored foreign students enrolled in another university must submit a certificate of government-sponsored foreign student issued by the university.
6 Reply Envelope
(with a 362 yen postage stamp attached)
All applicants Prepare an N3 size envelope with the applicant’s zip code, address, and name written and a 362 yen postage stamp attached. [This will be used to send your admission ticket for examination.]
Note
If your current name differs from that on any of your certificates due to marriage or other reasons, enclose an extract of your family register (a copy is acceptable.)

* Results from the entrance examination, as well as personal information obtained by the University of Tsukuba from the application documents, will be used not only for affairs concerning admission and screening, but also research and study aimed at improvement of the admission procedure and the university education. We will carefully take care of the data not to be disclosed as a specific person. Also, we will use the data to screen students for scholarships from the Japan Student Services Organization, which are offered to individuals who have completed the enrollment procedures.

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