Application for International Students

International applicants usually spend a research student (Kenkyu-sei) period to prepare for the admission examinations with the assistance of a faculty member relevant to the applicant's academic interest. Alternatively, you can skip that period and directly take the examinations. Please also make sure about the visa regulations at the nearby Japanese Embassy, before coming to Japan. 

General information for prospective international students is available on the web page of the International Student center (here).

Application for Research Student (Kenkyu-sei)

This program is for foreign students who seek to conduct their research under the guidance of academic advisors. Research students cannot earn credits or receive degrees. They need prior approval from the instructor of the courses they wish to attend.
  An applicant is required to obtain consent from a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science, pertinent to his/her academic interest, to serve as an advisor during the research student period. Moreover, the applicant is required to contact the prospective academic advisor (a Professor or an Associate Professor) concerning the study plans and the Japanese language proficiency, then obtain his/her advanced approval before applying for research student status in the university.

The web page of the information about the faculty members and research laboratories is as follows.

Faculties & Research Groups in the Dept. of CS

Submission of the Application Form for Research Student to the International Student Center Notification of Acceptance Month of Entrance
around March around May around October
around June around August around December
around October around December around Next April

Please refer to for detail information

Contact Information

Liaison professor for consultation of studying at Doctoral Program in the Dept. of Computer Science for international students

Department of Computer Science
Graduate School of Systems & Information Engineering,
University of Tsukuba
Tennodai 1-1-1, Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki 305-8573, JAPAN
EMAIL: query-gint [at]

(We will try to reply within one week)


On the above contact, we will respond to general questions about international applicants. However, we cannot respond to the request for "match-making" between you and appropriate professors in your interested research field. Please find and contact with these professors by yourself with the help of information in the above web pages.

Examinations for Admission (as Regular Student)

You may take the entrance examination for a regular student without spending a period of Research Student. Every year, the examinations for Regular Students are held in April only.

For detailed information, please refer to the following web page:

[Admission information page of CS]

See the following web pages for the detail of the entrance examination in Department of Computer Science. These pages include the exact application and examination dates in each year as well as the past exam problems.

[past exam problems page]

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship

  1. If you are planning to apply for the Japanese Government Scholarship, please contact the Japanese Embassy in your country, where the preliminary selection is made.
  2. If you have already passed the preliminary selection at the Japanese embassy in your country and wish to enter our graduate program, please send the following material by FAX or e-mail (PDF file) to the Head of Department of Computer Science:
    1. "Certificate of Preliminary Selection" issued by the Japanese Embassy with its due confirmation seal.
    2. "Research Plan" with the confirmation seal by the Japanese Embassy.
    3. Up to three names for potential academic advisors. You may choose the names of your potential advisors from the following list of our faculty members::
      Faculty List
      List of Research Groups
    4. We will then contact you about the further procedure for admission

Other Contact Information

1. For Application to be a Research Student (Kenkyu-sei)

International Student Center Office, University of Tsukuba
Tennodai 1-1-1, Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki 305-8577 
TEL: +81-29-853-6085 or 6087
FAX: +81-29-853-6204
E-Mail: isc [at]

2. For Examinations for Admission

Division of Graduate Academic Affairs, University of Tsukuba
Tennodai 1-1-1, Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki 305-8577
TEL: +81-29-853-2230 or 2231
FAX: +81-29-853-7379
E-Mail: dai.daigakuinka [at]

3. For the "Application Form for Academic Advisor Assignment",
"Application with Japanese Government Scholarship",
and All Other Information on

Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of SIE
University of Tsukuba
Tennodai 1-1-1, Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki 305-8573, JAPAN
TEL: +81-29-853-5530
FAX: +81-29-853-5206
EMAIL: inquiry [at]