Graduate School of Engineering

The mission of the Graduate School of Engineering  is to transfer our legacy of academic accomplishments to students to help them acquire and refine basic and advanced professional disciplines in engineering. We also aim to help students acquire the wide-ranging knowledge, sound judgment, and practical skills necessary to deal with globalization as well as the advancement of science and technology.

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 Engineering


Semester Commencement
April √ October √ April √ October √

Applied Physics Quantum Matter Physics, Complex Material Physics, Optical Science and Technology, Solid State Physics and Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Ecological Materials, Materials Design, Energy Materials, Energy Conversion Materials, Ironmaking and Steelmaking, Frontier Energy Engineering
Mechanical and Space Engineering
Space Systems Engineering, Materials and Fluid Mechanics, Space Exploration Engineering
Human Mechanical Systems and Design
Biomechanics and Robotics, Micromechanical Systems, Biomedical Simulation
Energy and Environmental Systems
Nuclear and Environmental Systems, Applied Energy System
Quantum Science and Engineering
Applied Quantum Beam Engineering, Plasma Science and Engineering, Nanomaterials Science, Materials Structure Science, Fusion Science
Field Engineering for the Environment
Hydraulic and Aquatic Environment Engineering, Geotechnical and Material Engineering for Disaster Prevention
Engineering and Policy for Sustainable
Engineering for Sustainable Infrastructure System, Policy for Engineering and Environment
Architectural and Structural Design
Structural and Urban Safety Design, Human Settlement Design
Human Enviromental Systems
Planning and Performances for Built Environment, Building Engineering and Planning
Environmental Engineering
Water Metabolic System, Environmental Management Systems
Sustainable Resources Engineering
Resources Engineering, Geoenvironmental Engineering

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

Updated on   April 06, 2017