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Hokkaido University

Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

Doctoral program

In the Graduate School’s doctoral program in Information Science and Technology, a student will follow a course of advanced study in information science in one of the five divisions of the Graduate School-- Computer Science and Information Technology, Electronics for Informatics, Bioengineering and Bioinformatics, Media and Network Technologies, or Systems Science and Informatics. Our doctoral candidates should achieve global standards of research and development in their field of specialization and pioneer new fields by combining various areas of research. And, within an environment of international collaboration, we aim to develop them as frontier leaders who will globally promote research and development in a society based on advanced knowledge.

Degree Information
Degree Doctoral
Type of Degree Doctorate in information science
Doctorate in engineering
Subject - Complex Systems (Biomedical Engineering, Biomolecular Science, etc.)
- Engineering (Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, etc.)
- Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (Computational Science, Nano/Micro Science, etc.)
Major Information Science and Technology
Duration 3 years
Entry Date October 1, 2021/ April 1, 2022
Location Kita 14, Nishi 9, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0814, Japan
Area Hokkaido & Tohoku Region (Sapporo, Sendai, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started April, 2004
No. of Students 145
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 134
Tuition Fees For personal funds students,
817,800 yen:
Tuition: 535,800 yen per year
Entrance fee: 282,000 yen (upon enrollment)
Additional Information We will grant doctoral degrees to persons who have the abilities as frontier leaders to substantially develop new areas of research, as a result of their basic knowledge in broad areas focused on information science; their attainment of specialist knowledge that meets global standards in each of their courses; and based on these, their ability to discover problems and solve them. In addition, we expect the recipient of a doctoral degree to have the ability to collect, analyze, and communicate information needed to carry out international projects, to demonstrate leadership and management skills, and to have a strong ethical awareness of their role as an educator, researcher, and engineer who provides instruction and guidance to students.
Admission Information
Admission Capacity 43
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility Students who have received, or will receive a Master's degree or its equivalent by June, 2021 / March, 2022 from a university in a foreign country.

Students who have completed a course of 16 years of formal education in a foreign country and will receive a Master's degree by June, 2021 / March, 2022 from a Japanese university.

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Application Period Entrance in October and Entrance in April
Application for Preliminary examination of the applicant's eligibility: from May 6, 2021 to May 12, 2021.
Application acceptance period: from May 28, 2021 to June 3, 2021

Entrance in April (Secondary Offering)
Application for Preliminary examination of the applicant's eligibility: In the beginning of December, 2021
Application acceptance period: In the beginning of January, 2022
Examination Type & Date Entrance in October and Entrance in April
August 19, 2021 and August 20, 2021

Entrance in April (Secondary Offering)
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process Yes
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Admission Fee Application fee: 30,000 yen (only applicants who passed preliminary examination will be asked to pay)

As of June 9, 2021


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