How to Enter

University Application Schedule

University Website
Student Recruitment 1st round 2nd round
Guidelines Release Available Now Available Now
Pre-assessment of Applicants' Qualifications 28 May - 3 June 2021 29 October - 4 November
About the application eligibility, please see the university website.
Application Period 22-29June 2021 18-24January 2022
University Entrance Examination 19-20 August 2021 1 March 2022
Result Announcement 10 September 2021 9 March 2022
University Enrollment October 2021/ April 2022 April 2022
University Website
Student Recruitment 1st round 2nd round (last year)
Guidelines Release June November
Pre-assessment of Applicants' Qualifications 18-22 June 2021 18-20 November2020
About the application eligibility, please see the university website.
Online Application Period (Initernational student admission) 5-9July 2021  
Only applicable for residents outside of Japan. Original certificates such as official transcripts must be submitted to the univeristy right after the period.
Application Period (General admission, for residents in Japan) 13-19July 2021 7-11December
University Entrance Examination 17-18 August 13-14 January 2021
Result Announcement (Initernational student admission) 29 July 2021  
Result Announcement (General admission, for residents in Japan) 31 August 2021 21 January
University Enrollment October 2021 / April 2022 April 2021
University Website
Student Recruitment 1st round 2nd round (last year)
Guidelines Release mid June December
Pre-assessment of Applicants' Qualifications 18-22 June 2021 18-20 November2020
About the application eligibility, please see the university website.
Online Application Period (Initernational student admission) 5-9July 2021  
Only applicable for residents outside of Japan. Original certificates such as official transcripts must be submitted to the univeristy right after the period.
Application Period (General admission, for residents in Japan) 14-20July 2021 7-11December
University Entrance Examination 19-20 August 13-14 January 2021
Result Announcement (Initernational student admission) 30 July 2021  
Result Announcement (General admission, for residents in Japan) 2 September 2021 21 January
University Enrollment October 2021 / April 2022 April 2021

* The table shows the 2021 schedule. Please see the university website for the latest information.

How to Apply

Contact with potential prospective supervising professor

Applicants are to have earned or to be expected to have a master's degree or an equivalent by the date of admission.

See a list of faculty professors to find the matches between their research and your interested research field. Email the professor your CV with a cover letter expressing your interest in the research subject.

Prepare the application documents

Read the application guidelines and the university website carefully to prepare the application documents.

[ Chemistry ] Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering
[ Life Science ] Graduate School of Life Science
[ Physics ] Graduate School of Science

The programs that the students have to enroll in are determined by the research fields of the professors. Please contact the professor prior to the application.

* [ Chemistry ] Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering : all applicants have to take either TOEFL or TOEIC in advance, and submit the official score sheet on the designated period.

University application submission

Follow the university application guidelines and send the application documents to the university. These documents have to be arrived to the university during the application period.

University Entrance Examination

The university entrance exam takes place at Hokkaido University. The admission will be determined based on the interview and the application documents.

Enrollment

Enrollment procedure guidelines will be delivered to the successful applicants after the announcement of the exam result.
Meanshile, registration for National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) needs to be completed before the enrolment.