Student Support

Student Support System

In the Ph.D. Program in Human Biology, the Student Support Committee plays a central role and conducts various activities to support enrolled students in their studies. For example, it provides support for students' living expenses and tuition fees from the Financial Support Scheme for Special Fellows, as well as financial support for overseas activities and for students' self-initiated activities. The types of support are shown in detail below:

Financial support

  • (Estimated)Stipend in the amount of 70,000 yen per month.
  • Support for Overseas Activities
  • (Estimated)Tuition Fee Exemption: 0 yen per year (for 5 years)

Housing support

  • Priority Allocation of Dormitory Accommodation
    Monthly rent: about 30,000 yen per month (at one's own expense)
  • Secure dormitory accommodation consisting of a private room with its own entrance, kitchen, and bathroom, and furnished with a single bed and a desk.

Financial Support Scheme for Special Fellows

  • For the students who are accepted into the Ph.D. Program in Human Biology, financial support in the form of a stipend will be provided under the Financial Support Scheme for Special Fellows. The objective of the scheme is to support the students of this Ph.D. Program to take the initiative in conducting creative research and lead them to become the global leaders of the future.

AY2022 Special Fellows Name List


  • Support for globalization
    TOEFL Course, International Symposia / Overseas Summer School
  • Risk management support
    Mentor system
  • Mental health-care support
    Initial mentor system, support by Student Support Committee
  • Career support
    Initiation Seminar, Business Leaders Seminar, Internship in Overseas Companies

Student Residence (Oikoshi International Dormitory)

Location:South area of the University (2-1-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba, Ibaraki)

Hall of Residence:Buildings 13 - 27

Size (㎡) Capacity
Single room 10 821
New single room 16 136

Every year, a graduation party for graduates is held and a network of graduates is built by the HBP Alumni Association.

Career path of graduates

The 7th graduation party:September, 2020

The 6th graduation party:11th September, 2019

The 5th graduation party:18th March, 2019

The 4th graduation party:20th September, 2018

The 3rd graduation party:23rd March, 2018

The 2nd graduation party:27th July, 2018

The 1st graduation party:17th March, 2019

The celebration to commemorate Professor Shibuya for winning the Tsukuba prize:January, 2016

A party organized by HBP students:March, 2013

Flower presentation to the former program leader Kyosuke Nagata (currently known as the president of the University of Tsukuba.)