24 months
3730 EUR/year
3730 EUR/year
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Health education enhanced by taking the broad view: Postgraduate study in Public Health at the University of Tsukuba is enriched by a diverse range of expertise in healthcare. 


About the programme

The University of Tsukuba’s prestigious and wide-ranging School of Medical Sciences boasts more than 80 faculty members covering a diverse range of specialties; from Wagatsuma’s own work on children’s health to areas such as the aging of the global population, health equity, child welfare and the effects of climate change on health.

The English-language Master of Public Health Program is one of several specialty options available to students at the University of Tsukuba enrolled in the Medical Sciences master’s programs. Each year, the English-language program, which began in 2009, takes in about 15 overseas students, with the costs of their degree paid for by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Students can choose one of two options within the course, based on their academic background, professional experience and future plans. The standard approach takes two years, with the second year devoted mainly to a research project and thesis on an aspect of public health. 

This is recommended for those thinking of pursuing a PhD in their research project area and is the path chosen by Vincent, whose thesis is on the awareness among Haitian mothers of hypertension during pregnancy.

There is also an accelerated option, which can be completed in one year. Instead of a research thesis, students pursue a special cross-disciplinary written and oral project called the Advanced Exercise on Public Health, which allows students to synthesize theoretical and practical coursework.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Issues and Global society: Infection, Health & Medical Issue
  • Biostatistics
  • Biostatistics in Practice
  • Dissertation in Public Health Sciences
  • Seminar : Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The general qualifications required for admission into the graduate programs of our university are as follows. For applicants falling under the conditions marked with *, there will be an examination in order to verify the qualification prior to the general submission of applications. In the case of applications that fall under conditions marked with ? , such an examination may be required.
  • For further information concerning the details of the admission examination, please contact the Department of Educational Promotion, Division of Educational Promotion (for night courses, please contact the Academic Service Office for Business Sciences).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3730 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3730 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3730 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3730 EUR per year during 24 months.

¥535,800 / year

Living costs for Tsukuba

111200 - 165260 JPY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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