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Hokkaido University

Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

Master's Program (October Admission)

Students in our master's program can choose to specialize in information science in one of five major courses of study in the 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. In this program, we aim to educate innovation leaders who will: acquire advanced knowledge in basic and specialized fields of information science that cover the various areas studied in the above courses; create new knowledge in the field of information science; and become significant players in international research by achieving excellence in practical applications of technology and the conduct of research and development.

Degree Information
Degree Master's
Type of Degree Master's degree in information science
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 2 years
Entry Date October 1, 2021
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 400
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 confer a master's degree in information science on those candidates who have a wide basic knowledge of information science, have developed advanced expertise in each course, have acquired practical skills based on this specialist knowledge, and have the ability as leaders to bring about technological innovation. In addition, these candidates should have a broad vision and proactive approach to succeed internationally, and they should have a high sense of ethics as engineers in the information sciences.
Admission Information
Admission Capacity 179
Application Type Open to non-Japanese students only
Eligibility Students who have completed, or will complete by June, 2021, a course of 16 years of formal education or its equivalent in a foreign country.

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Application Period Entrance in October

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

Examination Type & Date Entrance in October
August 19, 2021 and August 20, 2021
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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