School of Fisheries Sciences

The mission of  the School of Fisheries Sciences is to comprehensively research the sustainable reproduction and efficient use of marine and aquatic resources, which are the shared property of humanity, and to delve into the basic and advanced aspects of preserving the marine ecosystem to ensure the sustainable use of marine resources. We aim to help students develop a creative and positive frame of mind to study issues related to the global environment, natural resources and food, all of which affect the international community, local communities, and business communities. To achieve this objective, we offer curricula in which students can acquire professional knowledge, broad perspectives, and high ethical standards.

Check points

  • Have you taken the EJU?
  • The Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) is used to evaluate the Japanese language proficiency and the basic academic abilities of international students wishing to study at the undergraduate level at universities or other such higher educational institutions in Japan. See Admission requirements for scores.  For detailed information, please visit the JASSO website here.
  • Have you obtained 12 years or more of education?
  • Do you have advanced Japanese?
    You need a very good command of the Japanese language, equivalent to level N1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test to enter as an undergraduate student. (knowledge of around 2000 Kanji, + a 10,000 word vocabulary)

1. Read and understand the online application procedures issued by Hokkaido University and submit your application via the web page here.

Paper-based application forms are no longer available.

2.  Entry Assessment takes place in February and there are two stages involved.

1st Stage : Application document screening

2nd Stage : Interview / Short Essay. At this stage, your English Proficiency is also assessed     and a TOEFL certificate must be submitted.

3. Wait for your results!

4. Results announced in early March. Get ready to begin your Hokudai Experience!

*TOEFL PBT,TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge, IELTS, and other examinations deemed equivalent may also be accepted

School of Fisheries Sciences
(4 year degree)
EJU ‘Japanese as a Foreign Language’ 270 or higher (including writing aptitude). Total of ‘Science’ + ‘Mathematics’ 265 or higher.

Application Document Screening, Report, Interview, Submission of TOEFL*

* TOEFL PBT, TOEFL, TOEIC, CAMBRIDGE, IELTS and others examinations deemed equivalent may also be accepted.

Fees Undergraduate Students
Tuition fee
¥535,800 / $5,880 (per year)
Entrance fee ¥282,000 / $3,100
Examination fee ¥17,000 / $187
  1. At Hokkaido University, tuition is paid in two installments : May and November.
  2. Should tuition fees be revised during a student’s period of enrollment, the new amount will become effective from that point on.
  3. Students who fail to pay tuition fees for two terms will not be allowed to continue.
  4. Students enrolled in regular (degree-seeking) undergraduate and graduate courses who experience financial difficulty while maintaining excellent academic records may apply to receive a 100%, 50% or 25% tuition fee reduction.
  5.  Tuition Fees must be paid in yen
Marine Biology Marine Biology Stream
Applied Marine Science Applied Marine Science Stream
Aquaculture Life Science Aquaculture Life Science Stream
Marine Bioresources Chemistry Marine Bioresources Chemistry Stream

Enter University as an undergraduate student?

For more information, please use the e-apply website.

Updated on   August 08, 2016