The University of Tsukuba (Japan) invites applications for its 1+3 Combined MA and PhD in Japanese and Eurasian Studies for October 2016 intake


§ Nationality. Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, or Mongolia.

§ Age. Applicants who have been born on or after April 2, 1981.

§ Educational background. Applicants who have an undergraduate degree and who have completed 16 years of school education.

§ Language Qualifications. Applicants must demonstrate their English language proficiency by submitting scores received on English Language Proficiency Tests (TOEFL IBT 80, TOEFL CBT 230, TOEFL PBT 500, IELTS 6.0). Knowledge of Japanese language is an asset.

§ Program start dates: October 1, 2016

Fully-funded scholarships are available

Language of Instruction: English

Duration of the program: 4 years

First stageof the application process: the submission of the Preliminary Application Form. The application form should be sent

Second stage of the application process: An interview and exam conducted in the applicant’s home country. Applicants will be requested to present supporting documents (only applicable to candidates who pass the first stage of the application process) on the interview day or send them by post to the following address:

SPECA, Program in Japanese and Central Eurasian Studies

Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Tsukuba

Tennodai 1-1-1, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken JAPAN


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