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Changes to the Fall Selected Candidate Entrance Examination (Division of Environmental Science Development)

Fall Selected Candidate Entrance Examination will be conducted by the following procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We will conduct “Submitted Document Examination” and “Online Oral Examination”. The documents to be submitted are as described in the application guidebook. To evaluate the English proficiency, applicants must submit a score of TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS*, which must have been taken within two years from the date of this examination. If you have difficulty in obtaining and submitting a valid score, please consider taking the Spring Examination, in which the English proficiency test will be held on the examination day. Other requirements for the document examination and the content of the oral examination are as stated in the application guidebook.

In addition, please submit the slides to be used for the presentation on the day of the oral examination as an email attachment in advance.
 Submission address: Division Office
 File Format: Microsoft PowerPoint or PDF
 File size: 10 MB or less
 Submission deadline: 17:00 JST on Wednesday 11/11/2020 (We will reply to the applicant within 1 to 2 days)

If you have any questions, please contact our division office by email:

* Only for this time, English score by TOEFL-iBT Special Home Edition, TOEFL-ITP, TOEIC SW, and TOEIC IP will be acceptable (TOEIC BRIDGE and TOEIC Speaking will NOT be acceptable).

Please note that the examination method will be changed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For detail, please read here.

Student Application Guidebook

We strongly recommend foreign students to contact a supervisor candidate prior to submitting the application form.

Please also check the guidebook provided at the graduate school's website

Applicants for the Spring Entrance Examination (Master’s and Doctoral Courses) must submit TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS score sheet. For detail, please read the guidebook.

Master's Course
Doctor's Course

References in examination subject for MC

  • Environmental Science (15th Edition or 14th Edition) by G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman
    Publisher: Cengage Learning (2012, 2015)
Mathematics & Physics
  • Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers (D.A. McQuarrie). ISBN-13: 978-1891389290
  • Global Physical Climatology (Dennis L. Hartmann). ISBN-13: 978-0123285317
  • Atmospheric Science, Second Edition: An Introductory Survey (J. M. Wallace and P. V. Hobbs). ISBN-13: 978-0127329512
Ecology & Geography
  • Hills DM, Price MV, Hill RW & Laskowski MJ. 2019. Principles of life (3rd edn). MacMillan International. ISBN-978-1319017712 (Readd Part 7: Ecology (pages 946 -1055).
  • Nagle G & Robbie Woodburn R. 2018. Cambridge International AS/A Level Geography, Revision Guide, 2nd Edition(English Version). Hodder Education, ISBN-13: 978-1510418387 or E-book is also available.
Chemistry & Biology
  • Campbell Essential Biology (7th Edition) Unit 1 CELLS & UNIT 2 GENETICS, Eric J. Simon et al., Pearson, ISBN-10: 0134765036, ISBN-13: 978-0134765037
  • Chemical Principles: The Quest for Insight Seventh Edition, Peter Atkins, Loretta Jones, Leroy Laverman, W. H. Freeman, ISBN-10: 1464183953, ISBN-13: 978-1464183959

Past Entrance Exam. Questions

Graduate School of Environmental Sceince, Hokkaido University