Entrance Examination (Entrance year 2023)
Master’s Program / Doctoral Program in Computer Science (previously Department of Computer Science)

Advance Notice: From the graduate school entrance examination for the 2024 academic year (conduct in 2023), the assessment on basic knowledge in the oral examination for regular applicants to the master's course will be changed as follows.
・Select and solve two questions from the five posted problems.
 → Solve all the questions in the posted problems.

This notice are applicable to the graduate school entrance examination for the 2024 academic year (conduct in 2023).
Please be careful that this does not apply to the graduate school entrance examination for the 2023 academic year (conduct in 2022).

The entrance examination for Program in Computer Science is broadly divided into Master's Program and Doctoral Program. The following information is a summary of the entrance examination, but you should also obtain and check the official application form.

Official Document and Application Form

You can access the official document and the application form (after they are available) from the web page in English or Japanese.

For Applicants to Master's Course

Dates

We provide three entrance examinations for applicants to Master's Course. These are July Selection Process based on recommendation, August Selection Process, and January-February Selection Process. We also hold two entrance examinations in August Selection Process and January-February Selection Process for admissions of working students.

[ July ]
Admission
through recommendation
[ August ]
Examination
for regular applicants
&
Special selection
of working students
[ January-February ]
Examination
for regular applicants
&
Special selection
of working students
Application form
distribution
2022.5.2 (Mon.)
(released)
2022.5.2 (Mon.)
(released)
2022.5.2 (Mon.)
(released)
Web Entry 2022.5.27 (Fri.)
12:00 JST
to 2022.6.3 (Fri.)
15:00 JST
2022.7.1 (Fri.)
12:00 JST
to 2022.7.21 (Thu.)
15:00 JST
2022.12.1 (Thu.)
12:00 JST
to 2022.12.16 (Fri.)
15:00 JST
Examination 2022.7.6 (Wed.) 2022.8.24 (Wed.) 2023.1.26 (Thu.)
Announcement
of Admission Results
2022.7.15 (Fri.)
10:00 JST
2022.9.16 (Fri.)
10:00 JST
2023.2.15 (Wed.)
10:00 JST

Additional Information

Oral examination for regular applicants to the master's course

Oral examination consists of two parts, which are general interview (specialization and purpose of enrollment) and assessment on basic knowledge. The following is the explanation about the implementation of the assessment on basic knowledge.
  • Examinees choose two of the five areas. The areas of the assessment and the scope of questions for each area are as follows:
  •   Area
    Analysis Function and its limit, Limit of a sequence, Infinite series, Analysis in one variable, Analysis in several variables (partial derivative, multiple integral).
    Linear Algebra Matrix, Determinant, Vector space, Linear mapping, Kernel and image, Inner product spaces, Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors, Matrix diagonalization.
    Discrete Mathematics Set, Propositional Logic, Function (surjection, injection, image, composite function, etc.), Relation.
    Fundamentals of Programming Control Structure (Conditional Branch, Loop, etc.), Data Type (Character String, Array, etc.), Data Structure (Stack, Queue, List, Tree, etc.), Function, Recursive Call, C language, Python.
    Logic and Circuit Boolean Algebra, Karnaugh Map, Combinatorial Circuit.
  • Assessment on basic knowledge will be administered according to the following procedure:
  •   Time Outline
    1. Language selection   Respond orally in your preferred language (Japanese or English) (*1)
    2. Posting problems 10 min. (*2) Select and solve two questions from the five posted problems (*3)
    3. Answering 1 min. Answer orally the two selected areas and their answers. (*4)
  • (*1) After posting the problems, it is not allowed to change the language.
  • (*2) Time includes time to select two areas.
  • (*3) Examinees may use notepapers and writing instruments for calculating their answers.
  • (*4) Examinees will be required to answer the questions in an oral manner. Notepapers may not be presented as a substitute for oral answers.

Computer Science English (CSE) Program

You can select the special program (CSE program) in which lectures are given only in English. You can access the details from the following webpages.

For Applicants to Doctoral Course

Dates

We provide two entrance examinations for applicants to Doctoral Course. These are August Selection Process and January-February Selection Process. We also perform two entrance examinations in August Selection Process and January-February Selection Process for admissions of working students.

[ August ]
Examination
for regular applicants
&
Special selection
of working students
[ January-February ]
Examination
for regular applicants
&
Special selection
of working students
Application
form distribution
2022.5.2 (Mon.)
(released)
2022.5.2 (Mon.)
(released)
Web Entry 2022.7.1 (Fri.)
12:00 JST
to 2022.7.21 (Thu.)
15:00 JST
2022.12.1 (Thu.)
12:00 JST
to 2022.12.16 (Fri.)
15:00 JST
Examination 2022.8.25 (Thu.) 2023.1.27 (Fri.)
Announcement
of Admission Results
2022.9.16 (Fri.)
10:00 JST
2023.2.15 (Wed.)
10:00 JST

Additional information

In the oral exam of Doctoral Course, in addition to making questions on applicant's major research subjects, motivation and preference, and so on, we ask each applicant to make a 10 minutes presentation on his/her past research and future research plan. It is recommended to use PowerPoint and so on for presentation.

Fast Track Doctoral Program

Based on our experience in working student education, we have started a new fast track program "Fast track doctoral program for working students", invoking the existing regulations for "fast track schemes".

Entrance examination for overseas residents for doctoral program

We conduct the entrance examination for overseas residents. You can find the official document form bottom of the web page in the "For Overseas Residents: Doctoral Program"

Reference

Contacts

  • About the Entrance Examination: exam (at) cs.tsukuba.ac.jp
  • About the Degree Programs : inquiry (at) cs.tsukuba.ac.jp

Updated on May 2, 2022.