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Special Grant Program for International Students / Research Assistant Program of Graduate School of Environmental Science


This program will select students, who can likely contribute internationally in their research field, from those students applying to doctoral courses of Graduate School of Environmental Science (GSES).
It is very meaningful to participate in research as a Research Assistant (RA) for the development of your research ability. Each Research Assistant must serve to achieve the objective of a research subject directed by a faculty member of the GSES. 


Maximum 3 years since the first year although the achievement of the objective must be evaluated each year by the committee of the faculty.

Qualifications of application (Eligibility):

Students (mainly from developing countries) who are going to seek admission to the doctor courses of GSES.

Payment Exemption / RA Allowance:

  • Payment Exemption: Total amount of school fees are entirely covered by Hokkaido University (i.e., entrance exam fee of JPY 30,000, admission fee of JPY 282,000, and annual tuition fee of JPY 535,800 for each of three years).
  • RA Allowance (depending on the actual working time): Total: 3 million yen (1 million yen for each of three years)

Travel expenses of entrance exam should be paid by applicant.

Application Period

Application for the program

Applicants are required to submit the documents listed below. The documents should not be written in a language other than English.

  • Curriculum vitae with the applicant’s photograph
  • Academic transcript
  • Graduation certificate
  • List of publications and presentations in scientific meetings
  • Research proposal
  • Direction and comments of potential supervisor and at least one co-supervisor, including proofs of communication between you and the potential supervisors
  • Master’s thesis or other documents in proof of your research ability

List of possible research subjects

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