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 投稿日時: 2021-10-25 11:31:27 (186 ヒット)

EPEES: English Program of Environmental Earth Science for a Sustainable Society (Graduate School of Environmental Science)

EPEES application for the enrollment in April 2022 is currently being invited.

Admission Requirements for the EPEES 

Master’s Course applicants must:
• have finished (or be expected to finish) 16 years of education by the month before the enrollment period;
• hold a Bachelor’s degree in any field.
Doctoral Course applicants must:
• have finished (or be expected to finish) 18 years of education by the month before the enrollment period;
• hold a Master’s degree in any field.

Regular Admission

Regular entrance examination application documents should be submitted to the Academic Affairs Office by a designated deadline of each entrance examination. See the Graduate School of Environmental Science (GSES) website for details of the regular entrance examination:

Pre-arrival Admission

Several applicants may qualify for pre-arrival admission, which enables them to take entrance examinations in their own countries by using the equipment like the Zoom, Skype or Polycom meeting system if it is settled in their universities. If it is difficult to take the interview by using the equipment, there are some cases we cannot accept their applications. To apply for pre-arrival admission, submit the documents listed below for screening by November 12, 2021 by email. If interested, contact the Academic Affairs Office of GSES before proceeding for further information.
1. Admission Application form with ID photo (The designated form must be used, and will be provided upon request. The photo should be taken on August 12, 2021 or later, 4 x 3 cm, upper body, facing forward with no headwear).
2. Curriculum Vitae (The designated form must be used, and will be provided upon request)
3. Graduation Certificate (or Certificate of Expected Graduation)
4. Academic Transcript
5. Copy of passport “face page”
6. For the Master’s Course, a 1,000-word essay on the reasons for the application and your research plan within the program
7. For the Doctoral Course, a 1,500-word essay on the reasons for the application and your research plan within the program
8. Applicants should submit a copy of TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS score sheet. The validity of the score sheet is within 2 years preceding the date of entrance examination. 
9. Applicants from EEA member countries should submit a Consent to Transfer and Process Personal Data.

Announcement of Pre-arrival Examination Candidates

Applicants selected as candidates for pre-arrival examination based on document screening will be notified by the beginning of January 2022 and should send all additional forms for the entrance examination. These forms must be submitted with the examination fee (JPY 30,000) by January 21, 2022 after receiving the notification.
* See the GSES website for details of the regular entrance examination.

Entrance Examination and Interviews in Candidates’ Own Countries

Entrance examinations and pre-arrival examination interviews may be held in candidates’ own countries by using the equipment like the Zoom, Skype or Polycom meeting system on a day designated individually. Information on exact dates, times and locations will be provided after screening. Interviewees will be asked about their Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis and future plans for study on the Master’s or Doctoral courses, respectively.

Enrollment without Pre-arrival Examination

Applicants not qualifying for pre-arrival examination can take the regular entrance examination. Applications must be submitted by a designated deadline of each entrance examination.

Announcement of Successful Candidates

The final successful candidates will be announced on a designated day of notification of the result each entrance examination.

 投稿日時: 2021-10-25 11:30:39 (1614 ヒット)

English Program of Environmental Earth Science for a Sustainable Society (EPEES)

Globalization has caused various environmental issues around the world that often transcend borders. In order to solve these problems, to conserve the earth’s precious environment for future generations and to build up a sustainable society, this program is intended to foster the development of professionals and researchers who can contribute to the protection of global and local environments based on extensive knowledge, global perspectives and the ability to act practically using their expertise. Graduates are expected to understand different cultures, customs and values, and to be able to cope with environmental problems in collaboration with researchers and experts from various countries. The program involves practical education in English through classes, work and seminars with the aim of seeking ways to maintain and enhance the sustainability of the earth’s system. Students adopt a main theme for their Master’s or Doctoral thesis under a supervisor, and simultaneously study a sub-research topic from a different field within a study group. This approach fosters the ability to judge international environmental problems appropriately on the basis of interdisciplinary focus.

What is EPEES?
EPEES is a Graduate School of Environmental Science (GSES) English program with Master’s and Doctoral courses.
●The program is intended to foster the development of professionals and researchers who can contribute to solve international environmental problems with extensive knowledge and global perspectives.
●The program is conducted entirely in English.
●The program is run by the Division of Environmental Science Development in
conjunction with three other GSES divisions.
Pre-arrival Admission may be offered on the program.

Special Research for Theses
Students perform two or three years of special research under a supervisor on a main topic chosen from the fields of study listed below:
Fields of Study
Human and Ecological Systems, Environmental Adaptation Science, Practical Science for the Environment, Global Environmental Management (Division of Environmental Science Development)
Biogeochemistry, Atmosphere-Ocean and Climate Dynamics, Cryosphere Science (Division of Earth System Science)
Biodiversity Science, Ecological Genetics, Molecular Biology, Plant Ecology, Animal Ecology, Marine Biogeochemistry and Biology, Aquatic Biology, Forest Field Science, Agro-Ecosystem Science (Division of Biosphere Science)
Biomaterials Chemistry, Environmental Nano-Materials, Molecular Photonics and
Electronics Science, Environmental Catalytic Chemistry (Division of Environmental Materials Science)

Completion Requirements



JICA Development Studies Program

Voice of EPEES alumni

Prof. Dr. Tatsufumi Okino (program supervisor)
E-mail: okino @

Academic Affairs Office, Graduate School of Environmental Science (GSES)
Hokkaido University
Kita 10, Nishi 5, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 0600810, JAPAN
E-mail: kyomu @
Phone: +81 11 706 2205

 投稿日時: 2021-06-16 17:47:28 (385 ヒット)

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
Please visit GSES website for the latest information

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
Please visit GSES website for the latest information

 投稿日時: 2021-06-16 17:34:05 (286 ヒット)

Voice of EPEES Alumni


Environmental Science Alumni Liaison

 投稿日時: 2021-06-16 17:30:18 (315 ヒット)

JICA Development Studies Program

Program Outline
Japan had suffered from severe environmental problems such as pollutions during high economic growth period. Currently we reached highest environmental standard in the world. We aim to foster leaders in the field of environmental science and administration by providing education on history of environmental field in Japan, environmental law, restoration techniques, process of environmental administration, and current method of environmental management.

Outline of Subjects

Fundamental Course in Environmental Science
 The objectives of this course are, to learn several basic and introductory issues in the environmental science and to understand the current environmental problems such as ecosystem and land use.

Introduction to Global Environmental Management
 In this lecture class, international issues of various environmental problems including Japanese experiences are taken up and discussed them with students from various countries. The problems are shared with each other and the measurements to protect the environments are discussed.

Advanced Course in Environmental Pollution Comparison
 The main participants of this course should be international students who are responsible for protecting environments for the next generations of industrially developing countries. In this lecture, students will understand the geology, geography and natural environment of their own countries and learn from both success and failure experiences in Japan and other countries.

Introduction to Renewable Energy
 Installation of renewable energy may contribute to reduce CO2 emission and creating jobs locally while the unregulated installation may damage ecosystem, and water and food resources. Therefore, the installation needs to be verified from various viewpoints after assessing sufficiently the energy potentials and impacts to the environment. Referring to the precedents and development experiences inside or outside of Japan, this lecture will help understand comprehensively current situations and issues of renewable energy by recognizing characteristics of each energy source.

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