Graduate School of Global Food Resources Hokkaido University

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Application Guidelines

Important Notice

  1. The enrollment period is only in April every year.
  2. Applicants are required to make contact with a preferred academic advisor before submitting application materials. Contact information of each professor is listed on the “Staff” page.
  3. 【for General Admissions applicants】 Update on June 9th, 2020
    1. Applicants are required to take English proficiency (TOEIC, TOEFL, etc.) test in advance.
      But only this time, “TOEIC® Listening & Reading IP test (online)” will be conducted as an English test by Graduate School of Global Food Resources for those who cannot submit a copy of the official score certificate of TOEIC Listening & Reading Test or TOEFL-iBT.
    2. Please make sure to request the application guidelines (booklet) when applying.
      The application guidelines (booklet) will be available from mid-June.
      *To prevent an infection of COVID-19, there is a possibility that the examination will be carried out with different contents from Application Guidelines, or the examination will be postponed or canceled.

2021 Enrollment

The Master’s Course

Selection Release
date
Preliminary Review Application Period Examination Period Application Guidelines
(PDF)
Application Form
(PDF)
General Admissions
(first-term)
mid-Jun. 6/23-29
            *1
7/13-17 8/24-25 MC Reason for Applying
For International Students mid-Jul. 9/11-17 10/7-13 10/16-11/13 MC Personal History
Application for Admission
Statement of Applicant’s Reason for Applying
Certificate of English Proficiency
General Admissions
(second-term) *2
mid-Nov.
(tentative)
11/20-26
               *1
12/14-18 2/3    

※Note

  1. Applicants who have graduated from university (including prospects) are not required to apply for a preliminary examination. For details, please check on the application guidelines.
  2. Second term exam may not be conducted.

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The Doctoral Course

Selection Release date Preliminary Review Application Period Examination Period Application Guidelines
(PDF)
Application Form
(PDF)
General Admissions
(first-term)
mid-Jun. 6/23-29
           *1
7/13-17 8/24 DC Reason for Applying
For International Students Residing Abroad
          *2
mid-Jul. 9/11-17 10/7-13 10/16-11/13 DC Personal History
Application for Admission
Statement of Applicant’s Reason for Applying
Certificate of English Proficiency
General Admissions
(second-term)
           *3
mid-Nov.
(tentative)
11/20-26
           *1
12/14-18 2/3    

*Note

  1. Applicants who have been awarded a master’s degree from university (including prospects) are not required to apply for a preliminary examination. For details, please check on the application guidelines.
  2. This selection is for individuals whose residents are not in Japan, and whose circumstances make it difficult to come to Japan to take the entrance examination.
  3. Second term exam may not be conducted.

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Requesting the Application Guideline

The application guidelines of general category are available at the address below.
If you request the guidelines by mail, send an envelope with “Request for the application guidelines for the (Master / Doctoral) Course of the Graduate School of Global Food Resources” written in red ink on the envelope to the address below. The envelope should contain a self-addressed stamped envelope (24 cm × 33.2 cm; be sure to write your zip code, address and name, and use stamps to the value of 210 yen for standard mail or 500 yen if you would like express mail).

【Address】
Student Affairs Section, Administrative Office of Agriculture and Global Food Resources, Hokkaido University
Kita 9, Nishi 9, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-8589, Japan

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