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Hokkaido University

Graduate School of Economics and Business

Doctoral Program

Successful students who completed a master’s program can progress to the Doctoral Program. As an independent researcher, the student in this program can conduct independent studies. The Doctoral Program is designed to develop personnel with advanced skills who can carry out research education at universities.

Because the student’s goal is to write the Ph.D thesis, the course work like the one for master students is not required. Instead, students can receive in-depth research guidance through seminars and workshops.

Degree Information
Degree Doctoral
Type of Degree Ph. D. (Economics / Business)
Subject - Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major Modern Economics and Business Administration
Duration 3 years
Entry Date October 1, 2021 / April 1, 2022
Location Kita9 Nishi7, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0809, Japan
Area Hokkaido & Tohoku Region (Sapporo, Sendai, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started August, 1955
No. of Students 33
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members
Tuition Fees 817,800 yen:
Tuition: 535,800 yen per year
Entrance fee: 282,000 yen (upon enrollment)
Additional Information
Admission Information
Admission Capacity 8
Application Type Open to everyone
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Examination Type & Date Please refer to the following URL,
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process Yes. Applicants should appear for the oral examination.
However, there is a possibility that it will change due to the spread of Coronavirus.
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Admission Fee Examination fee: 30,500 yen (including handing charge)

As of June 9, 2021


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