Graduate School of Science

Humans have long been fascinated by how nature has evolved, and have always wanted to know how it works. The Graduate School of Science is dedicated to academic pursuit originating from our desire to learn more about nature.

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.

For information on entry requirements into graduate programs, please go to the Graduate School of Science’s website.


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:
If you run into difficulties searching for faculty members, please contact the Office for International Academic Support, Faculty of Science via email at


Apply to the Graduate School


Application guidelines can be found on the Graduate School of Science’s website.


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
Entrance Fee ¥282,000
Examination Fee ¥30,000

Graduate School of Science MASTER DOCTORAL
Semester commencement April √ October √ April √ October √

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

Updated on   October 10, 2019