Graduate School of Dental Medicine

Based on the belief that proper oral care is essential for people to maintain good health, the mission of the Graduate School of Dental Medicine  is to assist undergraduates and graduates in acquiring professional knowledge and technical skills in dentistry and dental care to help students become dentists and dental educators and scholars with professional ethics, well-rounded characters, and inquisitive minds.

In order to gain entry into the Doctoral Program, applicants must:
  • Hold a Masters degree or equivalent and have completed at least 18 years of education.


Find a Supervisor

Graduate and research students conduct research under the guidance of a supervisor. To enter Hokkaido University as a research or graduate student, you need to find a faculty member who is willing to give you instruction on your research. Find a prospective supervisor from our website:

Apply to the Graduate School

Check how to apply on the website of the graduate school you wish to enter.
Applicants must pay the examination fee at the time of application.

Take the entrance examination

Screening procedures for research students are conducted on the basis of documentation submitted whilst screening procedures for graduate level students differ between each school. Please check the website of the school you wish to enter. In the event that you are required to come to Japan for the entrance examination, you will need to obtain a temporary stay visa at your local Japanese Embassy.

Commence enrolment procedures

After passing the screening process, you will be required to submit necessary documentation, pay the entrance fee, and complete other necessary procedures to become enrolled. Once you are issued with a Letter of Acceptance from Hokkaido University, you can apply for a student visa at your local Japanese Embassy.

Tuition Fee ¥535,800 / $5,880 (per year)
Entrance Fee ¥282,000 / $3,100
Examination Fee ¥30,000 / $330

Graduate School of Dental Medicine MASTER DOCTORAL
Semester Commencement April x October x April √ October x

Oral Medical Science
Oral Functional Science, Oral Health Science, Oral Pathobiological Science, Stomatognathics, Geriatric Oral Science

For more information, visit the Graduate School of Dental Medicine homepage.

Updated on   May 19, 2017