Graduate School of Education

The mission of the Graduate School of Education is to develop researchers who pursue practical research to establish new education philosophies and systems and resolve wide ranging educational issues; to develop education professionals with highly specialized academic and practical knowledge and skills; and to develop educators with well-rounded characters who can adopt innovative theories to effectively address issues concerning education.

In order to gain entry into a Master’s or Doctoral program applicants must:
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and have completed at least 16 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 Education

Semester Commencement
April √ October x April √ October x

Education Pedagogical Foundations of Education, Life-long Education, Educational Social Sciences, Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Health Education, Physical Education, Multicultural Education

For more information, visit the Graduate School of Education homepage.

Updated on   May 15, 2017