Graduate School

Admissions Policy
The following types of entrance exams are available for Master and Doctoral Programs (Graduate School of Modern Economics and Business) and Accounting School.

Graduate School of Modern Economics and Business

Master’s Program

【Attention】Applicants who wish to apply to the August exam of master’s program of Hokkaido University graduate school of Economics and Business (Enrollment for April 2023), need to obtain an advance consent from the prospective supervisor before filing an application.

【Steps to obtain advance consent to official application】

1.Choose your expected supervisor

Please choose your prospective supervisor from “List of faculty members in graduate school of Economics and Business (Prospective list in 2023)”.
For the information of the research fields of each professors, please refer to Faculty information of our graduate school or Researchers List of HU.

2.Apply to the advance consent

To obtain an advance consent, please do not contact to the supervisor directly, but follow the procedures below.The submission after the deadline will not be accepted.

○Period of application for an advance consent:

 May 24th (Tue.) ~ June 13th (Mon.) June 20th (Mon.)[Extended]【strict deadline】

○Where to submit:

Student Affairs Office, Faculty of Economics and Business, Hokkaido Univerisity
ecokyomu5(at)econ.hokudai.ac.jp (※Replace (at) to @.)

 
○Submission materials:

Application sheet Word※essential
②Please paste the scanned data of the certificate of (expected)graduation and transcript in the designated area.
(If you can’t submit these certificates within the period of advance consent application, please mention it on the application sheet)
③If you have any certificates of language (English and/or Japanese) proficiency,please paste the scanned data of the certificate in the designated area.
If you can’t submit these certificates within the period of advance consent application,please mention it on the application sheet)

○How to submit:

After you finish preparing all the necessary contents, please convert them to a PDF file and change the name of the file to your NAME(e.g., HOKUDAI TARO.pdf).
Then send the PDF file to ecokyomu5(at)econ.hokudai.ac.jp by email attachment.
Please set the email title to “Advance consent application for graduate school admission(Your name)”
You are allowed to apply up to twice. When you apply again, please follow the instruction above from the beginning.

【Attension】You can apply only one time, and you can choose only two supervisors to apply.

Please note that once you get the result of the advance consent application, you can’t reapply.

〇About acknowledgement email

The acknowledgement email of receiving “Application sheet” will be sent on Tuesday, June 21st. Until then, we will not send acknowledgment emails individually, so please do not prompt email replies or send multiple emails. Please notify us if you submitted the ” Application sheet” within the application period, but you don’t receive an acknowledgment email on Tuesday, June 21st.

○When to get the result:

The result of the advance consent application will be notified on June 30th(Thu.)

3.Official Application for the entrance exam

Only for those who have obtained the advance consent can proceed to the online application for the entrance exam.

【Attention】Even if you obtained the advance consent, you will not be able to take the entrance exam in case you won’t complete the official application in the application period, or the application documents are incomplete.

General Exam(Doctoral Course and Specialized Course)

Type of Exam / Subjects
  • Interviews
  • Certification on foreign language proficiency
Application Guide Application Period
1st and 2nd Term Special Exam
(2023 academic year)

1st Term  6 / MAY / 2022 – 11 / MAY / 2022

2nd Term  24 / OCT / 2022 – 27 / OCT / 2022

1st Term General Exam
(2023 academic year)[Revised June 2nd]
Online Application
5/ JUL / 2022 – 11 / JUL / 2022
Application through postal mail
Application must be reached to office by 15 / JUL / 2022
2nd Term General Exam
(2022 academic year)
Online Application
29 / NOV / 2021 – 3 / DEC / 2021
Application through postal mail
Application must be reached to office by 7 / DEC / 2021(finished)

Special Entrance Exam for International Students(Doctoral Course and Specialized Course)

Type of Exam / Subjects
  • Interviews
  • Certification on foreign language ability
Application Guide Application Period
2021 academic year Online Application
7 / DEC / 2020 – 11 / DEC / 2020)
Application through postal mail
Application must be reached to office by 15 / DEC / 2020(finished)
2022 academic year Online Application
29 / NOV / 2021 – 3 / DEC / 2021
Application through postal mail
Application must be reached to office by 7 / DEC / 2021(finished)

Doctoral Program

Name of Exam

General Exam

Type of Exam / Subjects
  • Interviews
Application Guide Application Period
Special Exam
(2022 academic year)
29 / NOV / 2021 – 3 / DEC / 2021(finished)
General Exam
(2022 academic year)
Online Application
29 / NOV / 2021 – 3 / DEC / 2021
Application through postal mail
Application must be reached to office by 7 / DEC / 2021(finished)
Special Exam
(2022 academic year)
(beginning in October 2022)
Application through postal mail
Application must be reached to office by 6 – 11 / MAY / 2022(finished)
General Exam
(2022 academic year)
(beginning in October 2022)

Special Entrance Exam for Advanced Professionals

Type of Exam / Subjects
  • 1st step: Applicant Screening
  • 2nd step: Interviews

Special Entrance Exam for Advanced Professionals 2nd step: Interviews

Application Guide Application Period
(2023 academic year) Application must be reached to office within
11 / APR /2022 – 14 / APR / 2022;(finished)
27 / JUN /2022 – 1 / JUL / 2022;
11 / OCT /2022 – 14 / OCT / 2022;
28 / NOV /2022 – 2 / DEC / 2022;
Application for Hokkaido University DX Doctoral Fellowship
This fellowship program is designed to provide PhD students with financial support, research assistance, and career path support to create an environment in which they can focus on their research without worrying about living expenses.
Application Period:1st call for applications in June to July    2nd call for applications in November
*Applicants may apply even before taking the entrance examination for the doctoral program at Hokkaido University Graduate School of Economics and Business.However, even if you are selected for the fellowship program, you must take and pass the entrance examination for the doctoral program at Hokkaido University Graduate School of Economics and Business.
For more information, please refer to here.
For the Fellowship portal site, please refer to here.

Professional Degree Program

See the page “Entrance Exam” at the Accounting School.

Preliminary Review of Application Qualifications

We are open to persons with various background, including those who have not graduated (are not expected to graduate) from 4-year universities. The following persons may be admitted to take entrance exams. We kindly ask those persons to apply for “Preliminary Review for Eligibility for Application (applicant screening and interviews if necessary).”

  • Graduates from 2-year college, colleges of technology (kosen), and other kinds of schools.
  • Those not having bachelor degree, such as graduates from Japanese branches of foreign universities.
  • Those completing (or expected to complete)16 years of education in foreign education systems, including correspondence schools.
  • Those in 3rd grade in universities completing the prescribed amount of credits with excellent grades.
  • Those the Graduate School of Economics and Business admits to have at least the same level of fundamental knowledge as the graduates from universities.