Entrance Examinations and Scholarships

Entrance Examination Orientations

We will hold entrance examination orientations for the 2020 Doctoral/Master’s Program in International Public Policy according to the following schedule. If you are interested in applying for the Program, or if you have any questions about the curriculum or life as a graduate student, we encourage you to participate.

Orientation 1

May 23, 2019 (Thursday), from 11:30 to 12:15,
University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba Campus, Building 3K, Meeting Room 3K318

Orientation 2

August 9, 2019 (Friday), from 15:00 to 16:30,
University of Tsukuba, Tokyo Campus, Bunkyo School Building, Lecture Hall 121


Admission Quotas and Entrance Examination Periods

The admission quotas and entrance examination periods for International Public Policy are different for the Master’s and Doctoral programs.

2020 Entrance Examinations

July, Master’s Program (recommendation-based admission)

  • Publication of application guidelines: now available
  • Application period: May 31, 2019 (Friday), noon JST – June 7, 2019 (Friday), 3:00 p.m. JST
  • Examination date: July 5, 2019 (Friday)
  • Announcement of results: July 16, 2019 (Tuesday)

October, Master’s Program (general admission)

  • Publication of application guidelines: now available
  • Application period: September 2, 2019 (Monday), noon JST – September 20, 2019 (Friday), 3 p.m. JST
  • Examination date: October 23, 2019 (Wednesday)
  • Announcement of results: November 7, 2019 (Tuesday)

February, Master’s program (general admission)

  • An entrance examination for the Master’s degree program may be held in January. An announcement will be made here and elsewhere when it is determined that the examination will be held.

February, Doctoral program (general admission)

  • TBA

Master’s Program

  • Admission quota: 15 students (recommendation-based admission: 5, general admission: 10)
  • Entrance examination period: recommendation-based admission (July), general admission (October), general admission (February, TBD)

Doctoral Program

  • Admission quota: 10 students
  • Entrance examination period: general admission (February)

For more information and details on the application requirements and procedures, please visit our website at

Past Entrance Examination Results

International Public Policy Program entrance examination results for the past five years are available at the following URL (Japanese only):

Application Requirements

Application guidelines are now available online in English and Japanese.


Information regarding applying for various scholarships, etc. is provided at the following URL:

Publication of Past Entrance Examination Questions

In the International Public Policy Program, past master’s/doctoral entrance examination questions are available via three methods: viewing, copying, and mail (past two years only). We can also send a copy (PDF) as an email attachment. For more details, please contact the Office of the International Public Policy Program.

Office of the International Public Policy Program,
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba,
1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8571 Japan
Tel: 029-853-6795
Fax: 029-853-7440

If you wish to view the questions in the Office of the International Public Policy Program, please visit Room 320 in Building 3K between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday (except public holidays).

For specific details of the overall publication status, please check the following URL: