We prepared a back-contact dye-sensitized solar cell and investigated effect of the sputter deposited thin TiO2 film on the backcontact ITO electrode on photovoltaic property. The nanocrystalline TiO2 layer with thickness of about 11 ìm formed on a plain glass substrate in the back-contact structure showed higher optical transmittance than that formed on an ITO-coated glass substrate, which led to an improved photocurrent density by about 6.3%. However, photovoltage was found to decrease from 817 mV to 773 mV. The photovoltage recovered after deposition of a 35 nm-thick thin TiO2 film on the surface of the back-contact ITO electrode. Little difference in time constant for electron transport was found for the back-contact ITO electrodes with and without the sputter deposited thin TiO2 film. Whereas, time constant for charge recombination increased after introduction of the thin TiO2 film, indicating that such a thin TiO2 film protected back electron transfer, associated with the recovery of photovoltage. As the result of the improved photocurrent density without deterioration of photovoltage, the back-contact dye-sensitized solar cell exhibited 13.6% higher efficiency than the ITO-coated glass substrate-based dye-sensitized solar cell.