Support for Graduate Students

Research Specialist Program

This program aims to support continuation of researches for those completing the Doctoral Course, to train personnel fundamental for scientific technologies and academic activities, and to activate researches in the School of Economics and Business.

Call for Research Specialist in Faculty of Economics and Business in the 2017 academic year Jan. 06, 2017
Application and Research Proposal formats
Research Achievement Report format


Student Exchange Program



Teaching Assistant (TA)

Graduate students can obtain education experiences and rewards as assistants for the lectures in undergraduate and graduate school.

Research Assistant (RA)

Graduate students can receive rewards as assistants for the researches of instructors.


Funds for financial assistance

Scholarship loans

Japan Student Service Organization (JASSO) offers the following types of scholarship loans. Type 1 Scholarship Loan: an interest-free loan of either 50,000 or 80,000 yen monthly for a master course student and either 80,000 or 122,000 yen monthly for a doctoral course student. Type 2 Scholarship Loan: a loan with interest, a student can choose the monthly loan amount from 50,000 to 150,000 yen.

School fee exemption and other scholarships

Full, half and quarter exemptions are available. JASSO also provides Scholarship for Study in Japan (monthly stipend of 48,000 yen as of 2016) and Research Fellowship for Young Scientists for doctoral courses, monthly stipend of 200,000 yen as of 2016.

Promotion of presentation in academic conferences

This program provides fund for expenses for presentation in academic conferences to students in master’s and doctoral courses. The applicants may follow the application format below. In case the total expenses exceed the budget, however, we may close applications.

Announcement on promoting presentation in academic conferences by students in the Graduate School of Economics and Business, Hokkaido University.
Application for Fund for Fostering Presentation in Academic Conferences