University of Tsukuba: Statistics

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#220 of 14,131 In the World
#25 of 5,830 In Asia
#9 of 719 In Japan
#1 of 4 In Tsukuba
#43 of 1,348 For Robotics
Top50% For 212 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate32%
Admissions RequirementsGraduation from high school (or recognized equivalent) and entrance examination
Academic CalendarApril to March (Spring: April - Sep; Fall: Oct-Mar)

We've calculated the 32% acceptance rate for University of Tsukuba based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Tsukuba is a world-class research university with 95,465 scientific papers published and 1,710,282 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Medicine, Quantum and Particle physics, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry.


University of Tsukuba majors

by publication & citation count

56,296 / 1,242,237
55,359 / 1,267,226
50,966 / 833,789
48,440 / 828,797
38,845 / 752,247
Quantum and Particle physics
34,906 / 598,727
Environmental Science
34,014 / 557,539
Computer Science
32,516 / 495,788
Organic Chemistry
29,737 / 655,401
29,412 / 837,366
28,245 / 781,924
Materials Science
28,176 / 508,467
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
25,565 / 358,925
18,577 / 300,068
18,325 / 325,866
Optical Engineering
16,110 / 273,901
16,081 / 327,485
Geography and Cartography
14,537 / 199,534
14,078 / 189,995
13,356 / 235,111
12,782 / 155,662
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
12,670 / 131,395
Metallurgical Engineering
11,337 / 241,924
11,240 / 167,732
11,154 / 206,884
11,108 / 170,883
Nuclear Physics
10,345 / 201,938
Electrical Engineering
10,226 / 146,979
9,396 / 171,796
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
8,978 / 151,541
8,930 / 85,866
8,879 / 183,824
Condensed Matter Physics
8,569 / 185,370
8,206 / 172,085
7,898 / 98,802
7,766 / 113,334
Political Science
7,762 / 70,405
Anatomy and Physiology
7,611 / 131,520
7,410 / 150,222
7,361 / 68,888

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 1061 6454
1991 1080 7584
1992 1139 9066
1993 1145 8088
1994 1268 9147
1995 1298 9918
1996 1472 10859
1997 1528 11881
1998 1835 14327
1999 1713 16324
2000 1974 18289
2001 2051 20686
2002 2200 23293
2003 2295 25916
2004 2393 28929
2005 2437 33630
2006 2645 37804
2007 2725 41417
2008 2568 45763
2009 2733 50272
2010 2865 55159
2011 3024 61767
2012 3135 67395
2013 3286 73241
2014 3407 75157
2015 3717 79669
2016 3606 83109
2017 3958 88597
2018 4003 89468
2019 4182 101587
2020 4529 121083
2021 5140 149206
2022 4308 143930
Academic rankings


Local studetns Registration, 282,000; tuition, 535,800 per annum (JPY)

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Tsukuba.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Gakushi Agriculture, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, Education, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Health Sciences, Information Sciences, International Studies, Japanese, Library Science, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Nursing, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Technology
Shushi Agriculture, Applied Physics, Behavioural Sciences, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Chemistry, Commercial Law, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Earth Sciences, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Energy Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, Information Management, International Studies, Law, Library Science, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medicine, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Physics, Psychology, Public Law, Safety Engineering, Secondary Education, Social Welfare, Sports, Technology
Hakase Agriculture, Anthropology, Applied Physics, Behavioural Sciences, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Earth Sciences, East Asian Studies, Economics, Education, Energy Engineering, Environmental Studies, Graphic Design, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, History, Human Resources, Information Management, Japanese, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medicine, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Safety Engineering, Social Sciences, Social Welfare, Sports, Sports Medicine, Technology

University of Tsukuba alumni

  1. Kenki Fukuoka

    Kenki Fukuoka
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1992-.. (age 31)
    rugby union player

    Kenki Fukuoka is a Japanese rugby union player. He was named in Japan's squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. He was selected for Japan's 2016 Olympic sevens squad and included in the squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, held in Japan for the first time. Fukuoka won the man of the match award in Japan's victory against Scotland in the 2019 World Cup on 13 October 2019; a victory that saw Japan reach the competition's knockout stage for the first time. In 2021, he entered the Medical school of Juntendo University for professional doctor career.

  2. Masashi Nakayama

    Masashi Nakayama
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1967-.. (age 56)
    association football player

    Masashi Nakayama, nicknamed "Gon" during his playing career, is a Japanese professional football manager and former player. He is currently the manager of J3 League club Azul Claro Numazu.

  3. Naoya Ogawa

    Naoya Ogawa
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1968-.. (age 55)
    professional wrestlermixed martial arts fighterjudoka

    Naoya Ogawa is a Japanese Olympic and world champion judoka, retired professional wrestler, and mixed martial artist. He won a total of seven medals at the All-Japan Judo Championships (second only behind Yasuhiro Yamashita), and set a record of seven medals at the World Judo Championships. Ogawa won the silver medal in the +95 kg judo weight class at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

  4. Sota Hirayama

    Sota Hirayama
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1985-.. (age 38)
    association football player

    Sota Hirayama is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

All 71 notable alumni

University of Tsukuba faculties and divisions

Centre : Agricultural and Forestry Research Agriculture, Forestry
Centre : Alliance for Research on North Africa North African Studies
Centre : Computational Sciences Computer Science
Centre : Foreign Languages Modern Languages
Centre : Gene Research Genetics
Centre : Sport and Physical Education Physical Education, Sports
Centre : Terrestrial Environment Research Environmental Studies
College : Agro-biological Resources Sciences Agrobiology, Applied Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Engineering
College : Biological Sciences Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Ecology, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology
College : Chemistry Biotechnology, Chemistry, Genetics, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry
College : Comparative Culture Cultural Studies, Literature, Regional Studies
College : Education Development Studies, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Research, International and Comparative Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education
College : Engineering Sciences Applied Physics, Electronic Engineering, Materials Engineering
College : Engineering Systems Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
College : Geoscience Geography (Human), Geology, Meteorology, Mineralogy, Paleontology, Water Science
College : Humanities Archaeology, Folklore, History, Linguistics, Philosophy
College : Information Sciences Artificial Intelligence, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Media Studies, Software Engineering
College : International Studies Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Information Sciences, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Political Sciences
College : Japanese Language and Culture Cultural Studies, Japanese
College : Knowledge and Library Sciences Information Technology, Library Science
College : Mathematics Mathematics, Mathematics Education
College : Media Arts, Science and Technology Actuarial Science, Cognitive Sciences, Communication Arts, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Media Studies, Operations Research, Statistics
College : Physics Biology, Biophysics, Earth Sciences, Mechanics, Physical Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, Thermal Physics
College : Policy and Planning Sciences Economics, Management, Regional Planning, Social Studies, Town Planning
College : Psychology Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Psychology, Social Psychology
College : Social Sciences Economics, Law, Political Sciences, Sociology
Graduate School : Business Sciences Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Commercial Law, Law
Graduate School : Business Sciences Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Commercial Law, Law
Graduate School : Humanities and Social Sciences Anthropology, Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, East Asian Studies, Economics, History, International Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Social Sciences
Graduate School : Humanities and Social Sciences Cultural Studies, Economics, International Studies, Law, Modern Languages, Political Sciences
Graduate School : Life and Environmental Sciences Agriculture, Biological and Life Sciences, Environmental Studies
Graduate School : Pure and Applied Sciences Applied Physics, Chemistry, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Physics
Graduate School : Pure and Applied Sciences Applied Physics, Chemistry, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Physics
Institute : Agricultural and Forest Engineering Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Forestry
Institute : Applied Biochemistry Biochemistry
Institute : Art and Design Design, Fine Arts
Institute : Basic Medical Sciences Health Sciences
Institute : Biological Sciences Biological and Life Sciences
Institute : Community Medicine Community Health, Medicine
Institute : Disability Science Rehabilitation and Therapy
Institute : Education Education
Institute : Engineering Mechanics and Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Institute : Health and Sport Sciences Health Sciences, Sports
Institute : Information Sciences and Electronics Information Sciences, Information Technology
Institute : Library and Information Sciences Information Sciences, Library Science
Institute : Nursing Sciences Nursing
Institute : Philosophy Philosophy
School : Arts and Design Art History, Communication Arts, Design, Fine Arts
School : Health and Physical Education Anatomy, Health Education, Physical Education, Physiology, Sports, Sports Management
School : Human Sciences Education, Psychology, Social Sciences
School : Humanities and Culture Arts and Humanities, Cultural Studies
School : Life and Environmental Sciences Biological and Life Sciences, Environmental Studies
School : Medical Sciences Biochemistry, Health Sciences, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology
School : Medicine Biology, Medicine, Social and Preventive Medicine, Sports, Sports Management, Sports Medicine
School : Science and Engineering Engineering, Mathematics, Natural Sciences

General information

Alternative names 筑波大学
Founded 1973
Motto Imagine the future

Location and contacts

Address 1-1-1 Tennodai
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8577
City population 247,000

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