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Faculty of Economics and Business, Hokkaido University

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
Name of Exam Type of Exam / Subjects Application Guide Application Period
General Exam

(Doctoral Course and Specialized Course)

  • Exams in academic subjects
  • Interviews
  • Certification on foreign language ability
1st Term Special Exam
(2020 academic year)
7 / MAY / 2019 – 10 / MAY / 2019
1st Term General Exam
(2020 academic year)
Online Application
1 / JUL / 2019 – 5 / JUL / 2019
Application through postal mail
Application must be reached to office by 9 / JUL / 2019
2nd Term Special Exam
(2020 academic year)
28 / OCT / 2019 – 31 / OCT / 2019
2nd Term General Exam
(2020 academic year)
Online Application
2 / DEC / 2019 – 6 / DEC / 2019)
Application through postal mail
Application must be reached to office by 10 / DEC / 2019
Special Entrance Exam for International Students

(Doctoral Course and Specialized Course)

  • Exams in academic subjects
  • Interviews
  • Certification on foreign language ability
2020 academic year Online Application
2 / DEC / 2019 – 6 / DEC / 2019)
Application through postal mail
Application must be reached to office by 10 / DEC / 2019
Doctoral Program
Name of Exam Type of Exam / Subjects Application Guide Application Period
General Exam
  • Exams in foreign language (English)
  • Interviews
Special Exam
(2020 academic year)
Online Application
2 / DEC / 2019 – 6 / DEC / 2019
Application through postal mail
Application must be reached to office by 10 / DEC / 2019
General Exam
(2020 academic year)
Special Exam
(2019 academic year)
(beginning in October 2019)
Application through postal mail
Application must be reached to office by 7 – 10 / MAY / 2019
General Exam
(2019 academic year)
(beginning in October 2019)

Special Entrance Exam for Advanced Professionals
  • 1st step: Applicant Screening
  • 2nd step: Interviews
(2020 academic year) Application must be reached to office within
15 / APR /2019 – 18 / APR / 2019;
1 / JUL /2019 – 5 / JUL / 2019;
15 / OCT /2019 – 17 / OCT / 2019;
2 / DEC /2019 – 6 / DEC / 2019;

Professional Degree Program

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.