How to apply for the Certificate Programme on Nature Conservation (CPNC)

Students who wish to join the CPNC should be enrolled in the Master’s Courses or Doctoral Courses at World Heritage Studies in the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences or in the Degree Programs in Life and Earth Sciences. CPNC will conduct an independent entrance examination at the beginning of the spring semester. We also take into account exceptions for foreign exchange students who may wish to join from the autumn semester.

<Mainly in Japanese, but in English as requested>

 Nature Conservation Study, Earth’ History and Evolution, Management of
 Protected Areas, Landscape Conservation, Natural Heritage Study,
 Biodiversity Study, Conservation and Restoration of Ecosystems,
 Environmental Law, Environment Assessment, Conservation and
 Environmental Education, Research and Monitoring Technique etc.

<Mainly in English>
 Wildlife Management, Vegetation Science, Access and Benefit Sharing on
 Genetic Biodiversity, International Environmental Conventions, Role of
 International Organizations and NGOs, International Cooperation,
 Conservation and Citizens’ Participation, Conservation and Sustainability etc.

 How to obtain the Certificate on Nature Conservation

University of Tsukuba confers the Certificate on Nature Conservation to those who completed the CPNC in addition to their Master’s or Doctoral Diploma. Students wishing to obtain this certificate needs to acquire 15 credits (10 credits from classes and 5 credits from field-studies and internship), in addition to credits required for their Master’s or Doctoral Courses.

*Those students who enrolled in Master's Programs
Fulfill all the conditions required from the graduate school to acquire Master's degree in addition to acquire 15 credits to complete CPNC Program.
*Those students who enrolled in Doctoral Programs
Acquire 15 credits to complete CPNC Program.
*Those students who enrolled in Five Years Doctoral Program
Acquire Master's degree or pass the interim evaluation of Doctoral Degree in addition to acquire 15 credits to complete CPNC Program.

 Field Studies Terrestrial and marine field studies at associated Research Centers,
 Field studies at Natural Heritage Sites
 Internship Internship at Protected Areas, International Conservation Organizations
 and/or International Cooperation Agencies
 Study abroad at Universities with exchange programmes with the University of Tsukuba

Besides the Certification Programme on Nature Conservation, the University of Tsukuba provides a series of open schools and symposia for citizens who wish to learn about nature conservation.