Admission

Entrance Examinations

  • 【Important notice】Regarding the entrance examination for master’s and doctoral courses of the Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering which will be held on August 2021(announced on July 5)
    In view of the spread of the COVID-19 infection, the “oral examination” for the master’s program entrance examination and the “oral examination” for the doctoral program entrance examination will be conducted by online remote interview using the web conferencing system.
    Details for the online remote interview will be sent together with the Examination admission cards to those whose applications have been accepted.
  • [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 April 2022 and October 2021) to be held in the summer of 2021 (Posted on 2021/2/5)
    For those who wish to apply for the entrance examinations to be held in the summer of 2021 (for October 2021 enrollment or April 2022 enrollment) 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 2019.
    (a) TOEFL test official score sheet
    Submit the Examinee 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.

    Please note that scores from examinations such as the TOEFL -ITP test score sheet, TOEFL 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.

    Due to the spread of covid-19, there is a possibility to add changes to the entrance examination. If there is a change, we will provide updates about the entrance examination on this website. So make sure to check our website frequently to obtain the latest information.

  • Applicants are required to take either TOEFL iBT or TOEIC L&R in advance.

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

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

Request for Application Guidelines and Forms

Applicants can receive application guidelines and forms at the office of the graduate school of Chemical Sciences and Engineering.
Those who wish to receive a copy of the application guidelines and forms by mail, send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request. (The envelope should be large enough to fit an A4-sized booklet and be stamped with 250 JPY worth of postage stamps or 540 JPY if you prefer express delivery.) Address the outer envelope to the Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering Administration Office and write “Request for Master’s Degree (Ph.D Program) Application Guidelines” in red on the front. Also, enclose a note indicating the telephone number or e-mail address where you can be reached.

  • Application Guidelines for April 2022 and October 2021 enrollment
Preliminary Review of
Application Period
Application Period Examination Date Application
Guidelines
Master’s Degree
Program
(Master’s Course)
  May. 28, 2021
~Jun. 3, 2021
 June. 22, 2021
~June. 29, 2021
  Aug. 19, 2021
~Aug. 20, 2021
MC
Ph. D Program
(Doctoral Course)
  May. 28, 2021
~Jun. 3, 2021
June. 22, 2021
~June. 29, 2021
  Aug. 19, 2021
~Aug. 20, 2021
Ph.D

 
※Application Guidelines for April 2021 (2nd Round Recruitment)
Application period is over.

Preliminary Review of
Application Period
Application Period Examination Date Application
Guidelines
Master’s Degree
Program
(Master’s Course)(For Residents in Japan and foreign countries)
  Dec. 14, 2020
~Dec. 17, 2020
  Jan. 19, 2021
~Jan. 25, 2021
 Mar. 1, 2021
MC
Ph. D Program
(Doctoral Course)(For Residents in Japan and foreign countries)
  Dec. 14, 2020
~Dec. 17, 2020
 Jan. 19, 2021
~Jan. 25, 2021
 Mar. 1, 2021
Ph.D
Preliminary Review of
Application Period
Application Period Examination Date
International Student
Admission (Residents in
Foreign Countries)
  Oct. 30, 2020
~Nov. 5, 2020
 Nov. 16, 2020
~Nov. 20, 2020
  Dec. 18, 2020

 

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, RIKEN, and the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center 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 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
 October 2018   August 2018  5  4
 April 2018   August 2017  163  143
  March 2018  25  23
 October 2017   August 2017  9  7
 April 2017   August 2016  163  147
  March 2017  12  10

*Including International Student Admission

  • For Ph. D Program (Doctoral Course)
 Enrollment  Entrance Examination Dates  Number of Applicants  Number of Success Candidates
 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
 October 2018   August 2018  15  14
 April 2018   August 2017  17  17
  March 2018  10   8
 October 2017   August 2017  19  19
 April 2017   August 2016  20  19
  March 2017  13  12

*Including Working Adult Admission and International Student Admission

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