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 January exam of master’s program of Hokkaido university
graduate school of Economics and Business (Enrollment for April 2021), 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 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 :October 19th(Mon.) to October  28th(Wed.) 【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 certificate 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 certificate 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.
The result of the advance consent application will be notified on November 27th(Fri.)

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.

General Exam

(Doctoral Course and Specialized Course)

Type of Exam / Subjects
  • Interviews
  • Certification on foreign language proficiency
Application Guide Application Period
1st Term Special Exam
(2022 academic year)
6 / MAY / 2021 – 11 / MAY / 2021
1st Term General Exam
(2021 academic year)
Online Application
6/ JUL / 2020 – 10 / JUL / 2020
Application through postal mail
Application must be reached to office by 14 / JUL / 2020(終了)
2nd Term Special Exam
(2021 academic year)
26 / OCT / 2020 – 29 / OCT / 2020(終了)
2nd Term General Exam
(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(終了)
Special Entrance Exam for International Students
(Doctoral Course and Specialized Course)
Type of Exam / Subjects
  • Exams in academic 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(終了)
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(終了)

Doctoral Program

Name of Exam

General Exam
Type of Exam / Subjects
  • Interviews

General Exam and Special Exam
Interviews
*Interviews of “General exam” and “Special exam” will be held online.
[Updated on October 5th]

Application Guide Application Period/th>
Special Exam
(2021 academic year)
Online Application
30 / NOV / 2020 – 4 / DEC / 2020
Application through postal mail
Application must be reached to office by 8 / DEC / 2020(終了)
General Exam
(2021 academic year)
Special Exam
(2021 academic year)
(beginning in October 2021)
Application through postal mail
Application must be reached to office by 6 – 11 / MAY / 2021
General Exam
(2021 academic year)
(beginning in October 2021)
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
(2022 academic year) Application must be reached to office within
12 / APR /2021 – 15 / APR / 2021;
28 / JUN /2021 – 2 / JUL / 2021;
12 / OCT /2021 – 15 / OCT / 2021;
29 / NOV /2021 – 3 / DEC / 2021;

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.