University of Tsukuba 筑波大学

  • Ibaraki, Japan 茨城県

Tsukuba University has many undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. programs taught in English, and a particular level of Japanese ability is not required for admission; so it may be a great fit for you if you are interested in studying Japanese but are not proficient yet. (If you can prove your level of Japanese proficiency, you can also take courses taught in Japanese). Ibaraki Prefecture, where Tsukuba University is located, is an area where students can truly experience Japanese rural life; and also be just 1 hour by train from central Tokyo if they feel like spending a day in a metropolitan environment. The city of Tsukuba is known for its focus on science and technology (especially the fields of robotics and nanotech). Over 200 private research organizations and about 60 public research organizations are located in Tsukuba city. Also, Tsukuba University also has excellent athletic departments, which have produced over 60 Olympic athletes since 1973!


試験手数料 Examination Fee: ¥17,000

入学金 Matriculation Fee: ¥282,000

学費 Tuition: ¥535,800 per year

Arts & Design

  • History and Philosophy of Art
  • Fine Art
  • Communication Art and Design
  • Design

Health and Physical Education

  • Health and Physical Education

Human Science

  • Arts in Education
  • Arts in Psychology
  • Arts in Disability Sciences (English courses are available)
  • Arts in Special Education
  • Science in Social Work

Humanities and Culture

  • Arts in Humanities
  • Arts in Comparative Culture
  • Arts in Japanese Language and Culture


  • Information Science
  • Information Engineering
  • Science in Media Arts, Science, and Technology
  • Arts in Library and Information Science

Life and Environmental Science 

  • Agricultural Science
  • Bio-resource Science / Agricultural Science (English courses are available)
  • Science in Biology (English courses are available)
  • Science in Geoscience (English courses are available)

Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • International Medical Science
  • Medical Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Doctor of Medicine

Science and Engineering

  • Engineering Sciences
  • Engineering Systems
  • Policy and Planning Sciences
  • Science in Chemistry
  • Science in Mathematics
  • Science in Physics

Social and International Studies

  • Arts in Economics
  • Arts in International Development
  • Arts in International Relations
  • Arts in International Social Sciences
  • Arts in Political Science
  • Arts in Sociology
  • Law


  1. EJU Result
    1. Japanese as a foreign language.
    2. Science
    3. Japan and the World
    4. Mathematics
  2. TOEFL Result
  3. Entrance Examination
    1. Written examination or practical examination 
    2. Foreign language
    3. Mathematics
    4. Interview

Living Cost

In addition to matriculation fee and tuition fee, average living expenses including accommodation, foods, entertainment, phone bill, and study materials are approximately ¥87,000 per month.

International students are allowed to work up to 28 hours per week only. According to the recent survey, the minimum wage is ¥796 per hour in Ibaraki prefecture. 


Tsukuba Campus, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8577, Japan

Tokyo Campus, 3-29-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, 112-0012 Tokyo



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