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Library and Information Studies

University of Tsukuba

24 months
4103 EUR/year
4103 EUR/year
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The Library and Information Studies, University of Tsukuba program, undertakes various types of research in the fields of library and information science and information-media studies, with a focus on the whole soft infrastructure for circulating knowledge and information, which is the indispensable base for human intellectual and creative activities.

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In today's society, the information network plays a vital role in the circulation and use of knowledge and information, to which traditional paper books, materials, and academic literature have made significant contributions. The importance and the emphasis of information in multi-media forms is increasing. 


While the information network has become a place similar to a huge library, from which we can obtain knowledge and information, we must also develop other new library functions to allow us to find precisely information we require from a large pool of unprocessed data in the information network.  The Library and Information Studies program is offered at The University of Tsukuba.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The program conducts a wide range of interdisciplinary research on information and media as the fundamental technologies for all academic fields. 
  • These researches include such features as an approach dealing with the contents of information and an approach from the users' viewpoints,  place strong emphasis on kansei (feelings).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The master’s program carries out examination in July.
  • The master's program accepts students from diverse academic fields, regardless of their college of origin or undergraduate specialty, and the doctoral program accepts students from diverse academic fields, regardless of their major in the master's program. 
  • The graduate school recruits students with a strong desire to study and perform research, regardless of their field, personal history, age, or nationality.

Tuition Fee

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    4103 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4103 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4103 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4103 EUR per year during 24 months.

Annual: ¥535,800 

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.


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