Admission

Entrance Examinations

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

【Updated on May 20th】
Important information for the applicants who take admission test which will be held in August 2020 for April 2021 enrollment and for October 2020 enrollment:

In consideration of the fact that the English external examination has been discontinued due to the spread of the COVID-19 infection, we decided as a special measure for this time that it is not necessary to submit the score sheet of the English external examination.

  • Booklet of Application Guideline with application forms are now available.

【Updated on June 8th】
You can take a booklet of Application Guideline with application forms from a desk located in front of the office of the Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering which is on the 1st floor of the school of Engineering building.
Those who wish to receive it by mail, please see “Request for Application Guidelines and Forms” part , which is in the bottom of this page.

【Updated on June 10th】
For those who are live abroad now and can not obtain a booklet of application guideline with application forms, we have a online application website.
For details, please contact the administration office of the Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering via e-mail.

 

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 2021 and October 2020 enrollment
Preliminary Review of
Application Period
Application Period Examination Date Application
Guidelines
Master’s Degree
Program
(Master’s Course)
  May. 29, 2020
~Jun. 4, 2020
 June. 23, 2020
~June. 30, 2020
  Aug. 20, 2020
~Aug. 21, 2020
MC
Ph. D Program
(Doctoral Course)
  May. 29, 2020
~Jun. 4, 2020
June. 23, 2020
~June. 30, 2020
  Aug. 20, 2020
~Aug. 21, 2020
Ph.D

 

※Application Guidelines for April 2020 (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)
  Dec. 9, 2019
~Dec. 12, 2019
  Jan. 14, 2020
~Jan. 20, 2020
  Feb. 28, 2020
MC
Ph. D Program
(Doctoral Course)
  Dec. 9, 2019
~Dec. 12, 2019
 Jan. 14, 2020
~Jan. 20, 2020
  Feb. 28, 2020
Ph.D
Preliminary Review of
Application Period
Application Period Examination Date
International Student
Admission (Residents in
Foreign Countries)
  Oct. 25, 2019
~Oct. 31, 2019
 Nov. 11, 2019
~Nov. 15, 2019
  Dce. 13, 2019

 

Contacts:
Administration Office (CSE Office),
Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering,
Hokkaido University

Kita 13, Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-8628
Tel: +81-11-706-7246
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.

Educational Goals

By providing a systematic education that integrates research findings in 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.

Admission Policy

The Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering accepts talented applicants who want to learn about the specialized fields of science and engineering and earn their master’s or doctoral degrees in the field of integrated chemistry as well as applicants who want to earn their doctoral degrees while continuing their employment. The graduate school also actively accepts international students. Admission periods are in April and October.The master’s course entrance examination consists of written and oral exams in specialized subjects. The examination is administered to measure the applicant’s level of knowledge in basic and specialized subjects in his/her field of specialization, but considerations are made to ensure that a wide variety of applicants is accepted.The doctoral course entrance examination consists of an oral assessment to evaluate the applicant’s specialized knowledge and research skills.Also, in order to demonstrate the required knowledge and skills of English language, applicants are required to provide the score report of English proficiency exam.
In both the master’s and doctoral courses, applicants with particularly remarkable academic transcripts or especially impressive research and development experience at their companies or institutions may be exempt from taking the written exam.Number of Applicants and Successful CandidatesFor Master’s Degree Program (Master’s Course)>

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
 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
 October 2016   August 2016  5  4
 April 2016   August 2015  158  143
  March 2016  19  18
 October 2015   August 2015  2  2
 April 2015   August 2014  169  151
  March 2015  9  7
 October 2014   August 2014  2  2
 April 2014   August 2013  156  146
  March 2014  12  9

*Including International Student Admission

  • For Ph. D Program (Doctoral Course)
 Enrollment  Entrance Examination Dates  Number of Applicants  Number of Success Candidates
 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
 October 2016   August 2016  13  13
 April 2016   August 2015  32  31
  March 2016  10  10
 October 2015   August 2015  12  12
 April 2015   August 2014  19  17
  March 2015  15  15
 October 2014   August 2014  12  12
 April 2014   August 2013  28  27
  March 2014  12  12

*Including Working Adult Admission and International Student Admission

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