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【Important Notice(MUST-READ)】Submission of English score sheet for the entrance examination of the Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (recruitment of students enrolled in October 2024 or April 2025)

(Updated 2024/02/19)

For those who wish to apply for the entrance examinations to be held in the 2024 academic year (for October 2024 or April 2025 enrollment), you are required to submit your English score sheet during the designated period described in the application guideline. The details are as follows.

Either of the English-language proficiency examination score sheets listed in (a) or (b) below, from examinations taken in or after April 2022.
(a) TOEFL test official score sheet
Submit the Test Taker Score Report sent to the examinee by the U.S. Educational Testing Service (ETS). A printout of test results posted online shall be considered invalid.
(b) TOEIC L&R test score sheet
Submit the Official Score Certificate. A printout of test results posted online shall be considered invalid. It takes about one month to receive scores after taking the examination, so be sure to take the examination early enough to get your scores in time. Those taking the TOEIC L&R test after April 2023 are also allowed to submit a printed copy of the Digital Official Score Certificate.

Please note that scores from examinations such as the TOEFL -ITP test score sheet, TOEIC IP test and TOEIC Bridge test shall be considered invalid. If you have any questions, please contact the administration office of the Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering.

Applicants who have completed a degree in which English was the medium of instruction may be exempt from providing their TOEIC or TOEFL score sheet by submitting an official document from their degree granting university confirming this (i.e., medium of instruction certificate). For more information, please contact the administration office of the Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering.

Applicants are required to take either TOEFL iBT or TOEIC L&R in advance.
[Important Notice] Academic Year 2024 oral examination for master’s and doctoral programs of the Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering

For those who are outside of Japan, the oral examination will be conducted remotely using web-conferencing tools. For those who are in Japan, it will be conducted on a face-to-face basis on campus. More details will be provided when an examination admission card is emailed or mailed to each applicant.

Category

  • Master’s Degree Program (Master’s Course)
    *General Admission
    *International Student Admission
  • Ph. D Program (Doctoral Course)
    *General Admission
    *Working Adult Admission
    *International Student Admission

Application Guideline for CSE
(Master’s Degree Program/ Ph. D Program)

Application Guidelines for April 2025 enrollment and October 2024

Application Guidelines for April 2025 and October 2024 enrollment (1st Round Recruitment)

The application guidebook (booklet) with application forms and other prescribed forms will not be distributed. Application is completed by (1) registering the necessary information online, (2) paying the examination fee, and (3) sending the prescribed documents by mail during the application period.

HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering Online Application https://e-apply.jp/e/hokudai-cse/

  Preliminary
Review
of Application
Period
Application
Period
Examination
Date
Application
Guidelines
Master’s Degree Program
(Master’s Course)
May. 24, 2024
~May. 30, 2024
June. 18, 2024
~June. 25, 2024
Aug.  7, 2024
~Aug. 8, 2024
MC
Ph. D Program
(Doctoral Course)
May. 24, 2024
~May. 30, 2024
June. 18, 2024
~June. 25, 2024
Aug.  7, 2024
~Aug. 8, 2024
Ph.D

 

Contacts

Administration Office (CSE Office),
Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering,
Hokkaido University
Kita 13, Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-8628
Tel: +81-11-706-7247
Fax: +81-11-706-7298
E-mail: c-sougou@cse.hokudai.ac.jp

Overview of the Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering and the Division of Chemical Sciences and Engineering

Hokkaido University reorganized the Department of Chemistry in its Graduate School of Science along with three chemistry-related divisions in its Graduate School of Engineering (the divisions of Chemical Process Engineering, Biotechnology and Macromolecular Chemistry, and Materials Chemistry) to form the Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering and the Division of Chemical Sciences and Engineering in April 2010 (admission quotas in master’s course: 129; admission quotas in doctoral course: 38).
In the Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, chemistry and biochemistry professors of science and engineering who are affiliated with the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering, Research Institute for Electronic Science, Institute for Genetic Medicine, and the Institute for Catalysis work closely together on research and education activities. Researchers affiliated with the National Institute for Materials Science, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and RIKEN participate as instructors in related fields. These diversely experienced instructors offer not only specialized lectures in the Molecular Chemistry and Engineering Course, Materials Chemistry and Engineering Course, and Biological Chemistry and Engineering Course established within the Division of Chemical Sciences and Engineering but also a rich diversity of classes, including lectures in English, such as those on basic specialized subjects of graduate school education in science and engineering fields. As a result, they are able to provide instruction and research guidance so that students will be able to view the field of chemistry from both the perspectives of science and engineering and contribute to society in related fields.

Admission Policy

  1. Educational goals
    By providing a systematic education that integrates research findings into the various fields of chemistry, such as molecular chemistry, materials chemistry, and biochemistry, the Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering strives to equip students with both basic and advanced, specialized knowledge in the field of chemistry; to cultivate individuals with broad-based knowledge, a strong sense of discernment, and the ability to use their knowledge in practical applications to meet the needs created by trends toward internationalization, advanced developments in science and technology, and interdisciplinary approaches; and to nurture students who have the depth of knowledge and skills necessary for conducting basic and applied research and who will therefore be well equipped to conduct innovative research going forward.
  2. Ideal student image
    (Master’s Course)
    (1) Knowledge/skills
    Prospective students are expected to have previously acquired advanced expertise in chemistry or related fields and undertaken original research and development.
    (2) Critical-thinking, judgment, and expressive abilities
    To respond to internationalization, the sophistication of science and technology, and interdisciplinization, the Graduate School requires prospective students to possess not only a basic background in related fields but also the motivation to acquire diverse knowledge and develop critical thinking, judgment abilities, and practical abilities.
    (3) Collaboration
    Prospective students are expected to be independent and motivated to learn and work in collaboration with people from various backgrounds.
    (4) Prerequisites
    Before enrolling in the Graduate School, students are expected to have knowledge and abilities at the undergraduate level in chemistry or related fields.(Doctoral course)
    (1) Knowledge/skills
    Prospective students are expected to have previously acquired advanced expertise in chemistry or related fields and undertaken original research and development.
    (2) Critical-thinking, judgment, and expressive abilities
    To respond to internationalization, the sophistication of science and technology, and interdisciplinization, the Graduate School requires prospective students to possess not only a basic background in related fields but also the motivation to acquire diverse knowledge and develop critical thinking, judgment abilities, and practical abilities.
    (3) Collaboration
    Prospective students are expected to be independent and motivated to learn and work in collaboration with people from various backgrounds.
    (4) Prerequisites
    Before enrolling in the Graduate School, students are expected to have acquired knowledge and research abilities at the master’s level in chemistry or related fields.
  3. Basic policy for admission selection
    At the Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, we admit students who desire to specialize in the fields of science and engineering and obtain a master’s or doctoral degree in the field of general chemistry, as well as students who seek a doctoral degree while working. Details such as the evaluation method are specified in the application guidelines. To measure language proficiency, which is indispensable for success on the international stage, we request the submission of scores for an English test that is conducted globally.(1) Master’s program
    ・ General selection
    Besides requiring comprehensive academic abilities related to the basics of chemistry, we conduct written and oral examinations related to specialization; evaluate basic specialized subjects in molecular chemistry, material chemistry, and biochemistry; and evaluate advanced, specialized knowledge in specialized subjects, as well as judgment ability and level of proficiency in the background of related fields, to ascertain practical ability. In addition, through oral examinations, we evaluate candidates’ attitude of independence, willingness to collaborate with diverse people, motivation for the future, and ability to learn and research at the undergraduate level. Selection will be made by comprehensively judging the examination results, including language ability based on the English test score.
    The written test may be exempted for those who have demonstrated excellent academic performance at their previous academic institution or who have outstanding achievements, such as research and development at companies.
    ・ Entrance examination for international students
    Considering the level of education overseas, we evaluate expertise and operational ability in basic or related fields of chemistry through an oral examination. Prospective students are expected to have an attitude of independence, be willing to collaborate with various people, and have motivation for the future. Language ability will also be evaluated based on the score of the English test.

    (2) Doctoral program (general selection / examination for working adults / international student selection/ AGS selection)
    An oral examination is conducted to evaluate expertise and operational ability in chemistry and related fields, as well as basic research abilities for advancing original research in the doctoral program, with the addition of presentation ability. Prospective students are expected to have an attitude of independence, be willing to collaborate with various people, and have motivation for the future. Language ability will also be evaluated based on the score of the English test.

Number of Applicants and Successful Candidates

For Master’s Degree Program (Master’s Course)

Enrollment Entrance Examination Dates Number of Applicants Number of Success Candidates
April 2023 August 2022 154 139
March 2023 24 20
October 2022 August 2022 8 6
April 2022 August 2021 147 132
March 2022 20 17
October 2021 August 2021 3 3
April 2021 August 2020 152 140
March 2021 31 26
October 2020 August 2020 4 3
April 2020 August 2019 142 132
March 2020 30 24
October 2019 August 2019 5 5
April 2019 August 2018 157 146
March 2019 19 17

*Including International Student Admission

For Ph. D Program (Doctoral Course)

Enrollment  Entrance Examination Dates  Number of Applicants  Number of Success Candidates
April 2023 August 2022 18 15
March 2023 18 17
October 2022 August 2022 9 9
April 2022 August 2021 21 20
March 2022 9 9
October 2021 August 2021 14 11
April 2021 August 2020 20 19
March 2021 11 11
October 2020 August 2020 14 12
April 2020 August 2019 28 28
March 2020 26 23
October 2019 August 2019 15 15
April 2019 August 2018 18 17
March 2019 15 13

*Including Working Adult Admission and International Student Admission

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