Applicants are required to have strong interests in a variety of issues occurring in tropical Asian regions, also to have basic capacity of natural / social sciences and comprehensive perspective, additionally to have high motivation of solving global issues by environmental sciences approach to lead to sustainable society. Applicants are examined by two screenings, the first one is by each university independently and the second one is by both universities jointly, leading to final decision of candidates.


  •  JMSES Brochure is Here (PDF/13.9MB).


 Before applying, please contact the faculty member of your desired research area in advance of the application. 



Joint Master's Degree Program in Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (JMSES) Office 

TEL:+81 29-853-7488

 Open: Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 17:00 (Lunch Time: 12:15 - 13:15)

General Admissions in February 2019 for enrollment in April 2019

 Maximum Number  a few students (who choose the faculty members of University of Tsukuba as supervisor)
 Notices Before Applying

 The minimum score of 61 for TOEFL iBT, 500 for TOEFL PBT, 695 for TOEIC, or 5.0 for IELTS is required to meet the eligibility for application, as this program conducts every lecture and research guidance in English.

 Admission Guidelines  Check Application Guideline and List of Faculty before you apply.
 Key Dates

 Application Period: Monday, December 3, 2018

                                to 5PM Wednesday, December 26, 2018

 Oral Examination: Thursday, January 31, 2019

 Results Announcement: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 

 Application Forms

 Download the forms below. All documents must be typed/written in English and printed on singe-sided A4 paper. 

 0. Envelope Cover (only pdf) (pdf)

 1. Application Form (MSword) (PDF)

 2. Curriculum Vitae (MSword) (pdf)

 3.Employment Record (MSword) (pdf)

   (only for the applicants who have work history)

 4. Research plan (MSword) (pdf)

 5. Reference Card/Photo Card (MSword) (PDF)

 6. Name Address Sheet (MSword) (PDF)

 7. Application Checklist (MSword) (PDF)


       Those who wish to choose the faculty members of Malaysia-Japan International Institure of Technology (MJIIT) as their supervisor shall apply separately for each university. 









Congratulation Ms. Hasleeda!

We are pleased to inform that JMSES's first student, Ms. Hasleeda Kamarudin, has been awarded Outstanding Presentation Award of Japan Section of the Regional Science Association International (JSRSAI). 

Her research is focused on water sustainability in Malaysia related to SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). She presented at JSRSAI meeting in Hokkaido, Japan in last October. Congratulation!


The title of presentation: 

Integrated Water Resources Management Implementation for Langat and Sagami River Basins: A Comparison


Comments from Ms. Hasleeda: 

By participating in JSRSAI, you will not only present your research but also be able to attend other presentations. From that, you will learn from others and improve your own skills and knowledge about your field. It is also a great platform for you to engage with others, ask questions and see them after the panel to build networking.


Joint Seminar in Malaysia 2018

*Application period is closed for this year. Thank you.

Our joint course by University of Tsukuba and MJIIT is held at Kuala Lumpur campus at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia every February. This February, we are recruiting undergraduate and graduate level students who will participate in our Joint Seminar at MJIIT-UTM in KL, Malaysia. Up to JPY 100,000 will be covered by program for your airfare and accomodation in Malaysia.


We are recruiting...

  • Undergraduate students who are interested in applying for our JMSES program
  • Graduate students who are able to discuss about tropical environmental studies and issues to be soled in tropical Asia


Date: 19 to 25 February, 2019  (including flight)
Application forms can be donloaded from here.

PDFengWORDeng  *11/30 updated

Deadline: 5PM Friday 14th December


Office of JMSES at 103 Laboratory for Environmental Disaster Prevention Research



For other undergraduate students, you are able to apply for "International Study Group Project with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 2018" which is recruited by Global Commons. Please go to Global Commons Website and apply for it.


2 Open Lecture by Professor Dato' Seri Zaini Ujang

Professor Dato' Seri Zaini UJANG

Former Secretary General KeTTHA (Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water), Malaysia / Visiting Professor University of Tsukuba

Professor Zaini was succesively held the position of vice-president of IWA (International Water Association), who is a specialist of water engineering and environmental policy making. We welcome students who are interested in global environment and water issue. 


 (Undergraduate level)

Date&Time:Thursday, November 8, 2018 16:45~18:00


(Graduate & public level)

Date&Time:Monday, November 12, 2018 17:00~18:30


Venue: 203 Laboratory for Environmental Disaster Prevention Research, University of Tsukuba


These lectures are free and open to the public. All lectures will be given in English.



Open Seminar 2018

This is an announcement of our open seminar.

  • JMSES research seminar 2018
  • September 21, 2018  14:00~17:00
  • at 203 Environmental Disaster Prevension Research Building, University of Tsukuba


Invited Speakers 

  • Dr. Shaza Eva Mohamad

”Potential sustainable biotechnology application of microalgae and  Recent Research In Environmental and Green Technology Department, MJIIT”

  • Dr. Roshafima Binti Rasit Ali

”Antimicrobial Bioplastics for Food Packaging and Recent Research Development in MJIIT”

  • Dr. Koji Iwamoto

”Algal biomass research in Malaysia: utilization of local resources for sustainable development”



All lectures are given in English. Free Admission.

Guest Speakers from MJIIT will give a lecture about their research in Malaysia.

TGSW 2018 Session 3-4: Beyond Borders for SDGs Implementation

This is an announcement of our open seminar at TGSW 2018.

Session 3-4: Beyond Borders for SDGs Implementation

  • September 22, 2018  14:00-17:00
  • at Conference Room 202A, Tsukuba International Cngress Center


《Time line》

14:00-14:05  Opening Remarks
-Professor Maki TSUJIMURA (University of Tsukuba)

14:05-14:45  Special Keynote
"Climate Action for Integrated Water Resource Management: from Sabo Structures to Water Conservation"

-Professor Dato' Seri Zaini UJANG (Former Secretary General KeTTHA, Visiting Professor University of Tsukuba)

"Effect of Mecoprop (RS)-MCPP on the Biological Treatment of Synthetic Wastewater in and Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor"

-Associate Professor Muhamad Ali Bin MUHAMMAD YUZIR (Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology/Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)

15:05-15:35  Poster Presentation & Coffee Break
"Aerobic Granulation for Industrial Wastewater"

-Associate Professor Norhayati Binti ABDULLAH (Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology/Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)

"Anaerobic Digestion for Efficient Biogas Production from Organic Waste by Integration with Thermal Gasification"

-Associate Professor Gang LUO (Fudan University)

"Exploring the Dissemination Mechanisms of Environmental Innovations across Developing Nations: the Role of Innovative Performance and Absorptive Capacity"

-Associate Professor Helmut YABAR (University of Tsukuba)

16:40-16:55  General Discussion
16:55-17:00 Closing Remarks
-Dr. Shaza Eva Binti MOHAMAD  (Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology/Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)




Please make a registration at TGSW2018 official website below.      《Admission Free》

Joint Seminar 2018

University of Tsukuba and MJIIT held a Joint Seminar from Feburary 26 to 27 at KL campus, MJIIT.

JMSES's first student gave a presentation to share and improve her Master's research. Both UT and MJIIT faculties and students actively participated in the discussion.

This year we recruited 12 students from UT to participate the Joint Seminar. In the seminar, they had group-working with MJIIT students to develop skills of scientific communication. They also visited campus of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, KL city and local monitoring sites.  

Reports from participants are here.


Why UT and MJIIT? -Advantage-




Case of Course Process