University of Tsukuba: Statistics



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#230 of 14,131 In the World
#27 of 5,830 In Asia
#9 of 719 In Japan
#1 of 4 In Tsukuba
#40 of 1,498 For Robotics
Top50% For 215 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate18%
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 18% 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 106,563 scientific papers published and 1,942,886 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

64,173 / 1,431,410
63,092 / 1,453,837
58,133 / 983,291
55,362 / 970,304
44,020 / 865,989
Quantum and Particle physics
40,621 / 721,391
Environmental Science
39,154 / 657,277
Computer Science
37,466 / 562,210
Organic Chemistry
34,835 / 792,520
33,564 / 956,956
Materials Science
32,620 / 609,243
31,658 / 880,515
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
29,287 / 410,057
21,126 / 348,110
21,117 / 379,150
Optical Engineering
19,169 / 334,822
18,300 / 381,767
Geography and Cartography
16,646 / 237,150
16,379 / 225,308
15,749 / 292,048
14,601 / 180,387
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
14,510 / 155,169
Metallurgical Engineering
13,333 / 300,298
13,196 / 198,822
12,919 / 242,415
12,542 / 201,077
Electrical Engineering
12,374 / 193,939
Nuclear Physics
11,827 / 232,255
10,780 / 198,553
10,588 / 106,869
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
10,258 / 174,915
Condensed Matter Physics
10,231 / 234,223
10,177 / 208,702
9,457 / 201,438
Political Science
9,221 / 91,940
8,995 / 114,871
8,912 / 128,056
8,874 / 187,504
8,781 / 89,891
Anatomy and Physiology
8,587 / 147,659

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1219 8654
1992 1283 10604
1993 1253 9189
1994 1403 10418
1995 1422 11655
1996 1598 12562
1997 1633 13485
1998 1924 15850
1999 1778 18050
2000 2068 20114
2001 2162 22822
2002 2744 26715
2003 2624 29173
2004 2649 31981
2005 2755 37151
2006 2985 41375
2007 3035 45564
2008 2785 49420
2009 2997 54683
2010 3057 59773
2011 3255 66337
2012 3360 71580
2013 3459 77390
2014 3622 80250
2015 3845 83221
2016 3912 87966
2017 4171 91383
2018 4346 100188
2019 4412 110132
2020 4869 130674
2021 4985 146602
2022 4745 152695
2023 4526 151195
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. Kaoru Mitoma

    Kaoru Mitoma
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1997-.. (age 27)
    association football player

    Kaoru Mitoma is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a left winger for Premier League Brighton & Hove Albion and the Japan national team.

  2. Yoichi Ochiai

    Yoichi Ochiai
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1987-.. (age 37)
    university teacherbusinesspersonnew media artist

    Yoichi Ochiai is a Japanese academic and media artist. He has a doctorate from the University of Tokyo. He is also an associate professor at the University of Tsukuba Library, as well as an Information and Media Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Digital Nature Development and Research. Specially-appointed professor at Digital Hollywood University, visiting professor at Osaka University of Arts and Kyoto City University of Arts, Visiting Professor at Kanazawa College of Art.

  3. Kenki Fukuoka

    Kenki Fukuoka
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1992-.. (age 32)
    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.

  4. Masato Yoshii

    Masato Yoshii
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1965-.. (age 59)
    Major League Baseball playersbaseball coachbaseball playerprofessional baseball player

    Masato Yoshii, nicknamed "Oiyan", is a retired Japanese professional baseball player, former pitching coach and current manager for the Chiba Lotte Marines of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He pitched in Major League Baseball from 1998 to 2002.

All 89 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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