Research Students

What’s Research Students

Notice; We are not accepting informal consent applications for 2022 academic year. We will open the guidelines for 2022 on October 2021. Applications before October will be invalid. 

School
Subject International Students
Guideline 2021(PDF)
Application Period April Enrollment:
20/11/30~12/4
October Enrollment:
21/6/7~6/11
Informal Consent
Application Period
20/10/19~10/30 21/4/26~5/7
Graduate School
Subject International Students
Guideline 2021(PDF)
Application Period April Enrollment:
20/11/30~12/4
October Enrollment:
21/6/7~6/11
Informal Consent
Application Period
20/10/19~10/30 21/4/26~5/7

Procedure for Application

  1. 1.Choose your expected supervisor

  2. 2.Informal consent application

    To apply for research students, it is necessary to get supervisor’s informal consent in advance.
    To get supervisor’s informal consent, send the following documents by e-mail. Please refrain from contacting
    professors directly.
    Please note that if your application is incomplete, your application documents will not be forward
    to the relevant professors.

    • Informal Consent Application Period:as above
    • E-mail address:
      ecokyomu4(at)econ.hokudai.ac.jp (※replace “(at)” with “@”)
    • Required Documents:
      Application Sheet(Word) ※Required
      Letter of Consent(PDF) ※Only those who apply from EEA member countries
      ⇒For those who apply from EEA member countries, please check,”Personal information instruction manual
      and fill in the Letter of Consent. Please send the letter with your application sheet by email.
    • How to submit the Application Sheet
      1. Please fill in the all contents from “Name” to “Educational and Employment background”.
      2. Please paste the scanned copies of the(expected) graduation certificate and the transcript on the designated spaces.
      3. If you have any certificates to prove your language proficiency(TOEIC, TOEFL, JLPT etc), please paste the scanned
        copy of their certificate on the designated space.
      4. After you finish making all the contents, please convert them to a PDF file and change the name of the file to your
        NAME(ex. HOKUDAI TARO).
      5. Please send the PDF file to ecokyomu4(at)econ.hokudai.ac.jp by email.
        You are allowed to apply for 2 professors at once.
    • Examination :
      We will inform you the result 6 days before the application period starts. Please wait for the result.
  3. 3.Formal Application

    Only those who got the informal consent can proceed to formal application. Please look at the guideline for the detail.

FAQ

Q. What is the difference between graduate research student and undergraduate research student?
A.If you have bachelor degree, you can apply undergraduate research student. If you have master degree, you can apply graduate research student.
Q.Now, I have a work visa. Can I apply to research student?
A.You can apply with any status at least your stay period will not end one month before the enrollment month.
Q. I haven’t received the certificate of the English or Japanese proficiency test, how can I apply?
A.Regarding this informal consent application, you can replace the certificate to web score(ex.the screen capture of the official score on the website), but you need to get the official certificate when you apply formally.