Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

The mission of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology is to contribute to the evolution of a highly sophisticated information society, which leads to the emergence of a knowledge-based society. We support graduate students study a legacy of theories in information science and technology and pursue new theories to become IT engineers with a broad range of knowledge and international perspective. We also aim to nurture IT researchers capable of using their creativity to conduct research and development projects on their own.

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 Information Science and Technology.


Semester Commencement April √ October* √ April √ October √
*Allowed, but only under special circumstances

Computer Science and Information Technology
Synergetic Information Engineering, Knowledge Software Science, Mathematical Science, Large-scale Information Systems
Electronics for Informatics
Integrated Systems Engineering, Advanced Electronics, Quantum Electronics and Informatics
Bioengineering and Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics, Bioengineering, Advanced Biofunctional Engineering, Advanced Medical Engineering
Media and Network Technologies
Information Media Science and Technology, Information Communication Systems, Ubiquitous Network, Media Network Sociology
Systems Science and Informatics
System Creation, System Synthesis, Informatics for System Evolution, Informatics for Remote Sensing, Informatics for Digital Human

For more information, visit the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology homepage.

Updated on   April 06, 2017