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How does the entrance examination take place?
A comprehensive decision is made based on the information on submitted documents and oral examinations. For applicants residing outside Japan, an oral examination will be conducted online.
For information on entrance examinations, please check here.
Is it possible to enroll in BPGI in April?
BPGI is an October enrollment program and is not available for April enrollment at this time.
I am currently enrolled in another university, can I transfer to BPGI?
Transfer students are not accepted in BPGI for now.
Some of the credits which you earned in the previous university would be approved as credits of our university, however, you will have to take our program’s required courses from the 1st year.
Are there any scholarships?
The University of Tsukuba offers various financial support programs, such as scholarships and tuition waivers, to support students with financial difficulties. For details, please refer to the Student Support page.
What career options are there after graduation?
There are a variety of options available, including international organizations, global companies, trading businesses, or continuing to graduate school.
What is student life like at the University of Tsukuba?
Is it possible to live in Tsukuba using only English, even though my Japanese language skills are not sufficient?
As of May 2022, the University of Tsukuba has accepted more than 2,200 international students. Some students live only in English.
In addition, the Center for Education of Global Communication (CEGLOC) offers Japanese language courses, which students are able to take.
*International students are basically required to select “Japanese” as a foreign language course.
BPGI is an English-taught program, but is it possible to take courses that are only offered in Japanese?
Students may take additional courses offered in Japanese if they meet the minimum graduation requirements set by BPGI.
Active and self-motivated learning is recommended to broaden the students’ view. Please note, however, that some courses may not be available to students with affiliations other than a particular academic department.
Which professor can I request as my advisor for my graduation research?
Students can choose any of the BPGI professors as well as professors from other departments.