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Entrance Examination for International Students(admission in April in 2021)





Features of the Program

Thank you for your interest in Entrance Examination for International Students. Below, you will find helpful information that you need to apply for our doctoral program.
Hokkaido University will provide a scholarship which is necessary for your graduation for top performing applicants in the Entrance Examination.





 Guideline and instructions    PDF
  Checklist   Excel   PDF
  Form A : Application form   Word   PDF
  Form B : Curriculum vitae   Word   PDF
  Form C : Documents for the applicant qualification screening   Word   PDF
  Form D : Research plan   Word   PDF
  Form E : Career plan after graduation from the Graduate School   Word   PDF
  Form F : Evaluation report from the expected supervisor   Word   PDF
  Form G : Report on scientific and academic activities   Word   PDF
  Two letters of recommendation to the President of Hokkaido University        
  Form H : Short essay of approximately 1,200 words   Word   PDF
  Form I : English proficiency   Word   PDF
  Form J : Medical certificate   Word   PDF




In principle, all applicants of all examination categories are required to submit a score from an external English tests, together with the other application forms for Entrance Examination. A minimum TOEFL iBT score of 55 or an equivalent score from other English tests (within 2 years before the date of the Entrance Examination) is required for application. All potential applicants for Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine are advised to plan obtaining a score of external English tests well in advance.


Please refer to the Guideline and instructions for further details.


※Submission of the score of External English Proficiency Test in Graduate School Entrance Selection




Application Period
The deadline period is from June 1, 2020 to September 25, 2020.


Examination Fee Payment
October 14, 2020 - October 16, 2020


First Screening <Document Screening>
October 17, 2020 - October 31, 2020


Announcement of the result of First Screening
<document screening>
November 5, 2020


Second Screening <Oral Examination (Interview)>
November 16, 2020 - November 20, 2020


The result of the Second Screening and confirmation of scholarship
December 8, 2020 - December 9, 2020


Announcement of Final Result
January 27, 2021


Time of Enrollment
April 1, 2021




Please refer to the last pages of pdf file, Guideline and instructions, above.





Please refer to the Guideline and instruction for further details.