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Graduate School of Env.Science / Faculty of Env.Earth Science
Hokkaido University
N10W5 Sapporo
Hokkaido 060-0810

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Posted 2018-04-25

Schedules for entrance examinations and information sessions of the fiscal year 2018 are available now. Information sessions for prospective students will take place in Sapporo, Tokyo, and Osaka. Please come to the sessions to learn more about our school. Visit the link below for more information.


Posted 2018-04-20

Application forms for this scholarship is only available in Japanese.
For more details, contact to the Academic Affairs Office of GSES.
*This scholorship is only for students who be enrolled in Hokkaido University.


■採用人員 1名

 月額 30,000円を最短修業年限支給


■提出期限  2018年5月8日(火)

■提 出 先  環境科学事務部教務担当


Posted 2018-04-20

Japanese Only


Posted 2018-04-16

Eligibility: Graduate school students who are 33 years old or under as of April 2018 and whose field of study or research is related to food science.
*This scholorship is only for students who be enrolled in Hokkaido University.
*Application forms must be written by Japanese.

Nomination: Up to 2 students from the Graduate School of Environmental Science

Award Amount: \30,000 per month for 1 year.

Deadline for application: Friday, June 8, 2018

As the documents may take time to be issued, please inquire the academic affairs office to apply at the earliest opportunity.


Posted 2018-04-10

1. Outline of the program
This program supported by JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) aims to enhance the circulation of competent human resources between Japan and Asian countries and to promote innovation across Asia.
To this end, the program provides opportunities for study and internship in Japan for competent students who graduated or are expected to graduate from ‘partner schools’ in 12 Asian countries.

2. Partner schools
Please refer to the list of partner schools on JICA’s web page (

3. Number of participants acceptable to our graduate school
This year, we accept 1 participant of this program into our master’s course

4. Research fields for application
All fields of environmental science that four divisions of our graduate school cover

5. Schedule of the program
October of 2018: the program starts. Students are enrolled firstly as research students for 6 months
February of 2019: the entrance examination for master’s course
(IMPORTANT: Those who fail to pass the entrance examination must return to their home countries)
April of 2019: the program for master’s course (for 2 years) starts
February of 2021: the final presentation of master thesis
March of 2021: completion of the master’s course
April of 2021: Internships can be offered for up to 6 months in Japan after the completion if participants desire
JICA provides participants in the program the expenses, including entrance fees, tuition, and allowances for living expenses (fixed amount).
JICA will offers all participants internships during summer vacations and/or other appropriate periods.

Please refer JICA’s website for the details. (

6. Admission Requirements:
Applicants must satisfy the following requirements:
1) Possessing the nationality of one of the following 12 Asian countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
2) Being under 35 years of age (as of September 1st, 2018)
3) Obtaining a bachelor's degree (as of September 1st, 2018)
4) Applicants shall be a graduate from any of the partner schools (as of September 1st, 2018)
5) Having adequate English skills both in written and oral communication to complete the master's course in Japan
6) Applicants are required to have clear understanding of the objectives of the Innovative Asia Initiative and to have a strong will to contribute to the industrial development of their home countries as well as to strengthen the linkage between their countries and Japan
7) Applicants must not be receiving or planning to receive a scholarship offered by other foreign organizations
8) Applicants must be both physically and mentally fit for the program

7. Procedure for application
1) Applicants are required to contact an expected supervisor of our graduate school firstly (refer to our website: and consult the research subject with him/her.
2) To apply to this program, submit the documents listed below THROUGH the expected supervisor by April 20, 2018.
3) Successful candidates who pass the screening of documents will be interviewed via poly-com or skype system by the mid of May.
4) The result of the interview will be announced in the end of May.

(Note) In addition, students from India, Bangladesh and Vietnam are required to submit application to the government THROUGH partner schools. Please refer to the list of contacts on JICA’S web page.
Closing date for students from India, Bangladesh and Vietnam
: April 12(Bangladesh), April 20(India and Vietnam)

8. Documents for application:
1) Application form (attached file (Form-1))
2) Field of Study and Study Program (attached file (Form-2))
3) Academic Transcript (at least recent two years)
4) GPA and/or ABC that indicate the applicant is an excellent student
5) Score of TOEFL or the relevant certification
6) Recommendation letter from an expected supervisor
7) Bona fide diploma of the last graduation
8) Portrait (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm, taken within past six months)
9) Copy of passport

9. Closing date for application:
April 20, 2018 (Japan time)

10. Application document submission
Applicants must submit the required documents to the expected supervisor well in advance of the closing date (see “7. Procedure for application”).

11. Inquiry
Academic Affairs Section, Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University
Kita 10, Nishi 5, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0810, Japan
Phone: +81-11-706-2205


Posted 2018-04-06

Japanese ver. only


Posted 2018-03-15

This scholarship is only available for Japanese students.


Posted 2017-08-30

Homecoming Day 2017 will be held on Friday, September 29th at the Graduate School of Environmental Science. Please check the event schedule below and join us!

◆Friday, September 29th
1) Courses and laboratories panel exhibition
[2:00PM – 5:00PM] GSES Entrance Hall

2) Lectures by OBs & OGs – They talk about their graduate school days, job-hunting episodes, and current job stories.
[3:00PM – 6:00PM] GSES Room D201 (No reservation needed)

3:00PM – 3:30PM Matsuno Environmental Science Award Ceremony
3:30PM – 4:00PM Md. Shariful Islam (Ph.D., 2014, Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Patuakhali Science and Technology University in Bangladesh)
4:00PM – 4:30PM Ryu Saiki (Ph.D., 2016, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute of the University of Tokyo)
4:30PM – 5:00PM Venus Leopardas (Ph.D., 2015, Institute of Fisheries Research and Development, Mindanao State University in Philippines)
5:00PM – 5:30PM Sayaka Fujita (Ph.D., 2016, National Institute of Technology, Tomakomai College)
5:30PM – 6:00PM Yasuhide Yamada (Former Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of Japan)

3) BBQ/Genghis Khan/Jingisukan Party 
[6:30PM – 8:00PM] Experiment Farm Storage House of Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere
Fee: Students \1,000 / Non-students \5,000

Reservations are required for the BBQ/Jingisukan party by September 26th at . If you need to cancel your reservation, please email to, Environmental Science Alumni Association Office.

Hokkaido University’s Homecoming Day is scheduled on Saturday, September 30th. Please visit for more details. (Japanese website only)


Posted 2017-05-25

This missing occurred ONLY in Japanese ver.


Posted 2017-05-16

Guidelines for applicants Master’s and Doctoral Courses have been updated.


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