Enter graduate school

Improve the expertise! Enter graduate school

 Ninety percent of the students who have graduated from the faculty go on to graduate school. Many of them go to the Life Science Institute, innovative life science course and master’s program (first stage of the doctor’s program) to enhance their expertise as members of the laboratory that conducts graduate research.





Graduate School of Life Science / Transdisciplinary Life Science Course

<Transdisciplinary Life Science Course is the most advanced life science! >

 As symbolized by the Human Genome Project, today’s life science is becoming an innovative science that handles a vast amount of information and makes full use of science of various fields. In addition, while scientific and technological progress, such as energy production, regenerative medicine, food production, space development and so on, is remarkable, human beings have to overcome new challenges, such as environmental problems and infectious diseases. There are a lot of problems that cannot be solved by only approaching from a particular field in this way.
 In the innovative life science course at the graduate school of life science, education and research that explores “science of co-existence of life and substance”, which is necessary for the next generation, is conducted from different ideas. Human resource development as active leaders in various societies is being promoted.


<Promote graduate school education reform, such as human resource development and international exchange>

■Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) commissioned projects

Special program (IGP-PRLS) that performs the priority placement of national expense overseas students (overseas research students)
(IGP-PRLS)(2007 to 2011 and 2012 to 2016)
Seven overseas students are accepted every year. This contributes to international exchange.

■ Promotion of graduate school education reform

We are adopting the outcomes of the systematic graduate school education reform promotion program (MEXT commissioned projects; 2008 to 2010) in the graduate school curriculum and proceeding with the continuous education reform.

■ Cooperate with the Human Resource Development Division, Hokkaido University

Collaboration of career education
We are participating in the planning and management of the Human Resource Development Division and promoting career education actively.


<To enroll>

 In the master’s program, we assume the admission of students who have completed the basics of a wide range of natural sciences, such as biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and so on, at university. Many students from overseas and other universities are accepted in both master’s and doctor’s programs.

● Master’s (first stage of the doctor’s program) program and doctor’s program

【Application acceptance period】

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 – Monday, July 29, 2013

【Entrance exam date】

Monday, August 26, 2014 – Tuesday, August 27, 2014

Written exemption system is available (refer to the application guidelines for details)

Master’s (first stage of the doctor’s program) program; second entrance exam (plan)

 For the master’s (first stage of the doctor’s program) program, if the first recruitment is not full, a second recruitment will be carried out as follows.

【Application acceptance period】

Monday, September 30, 2013 – Friday, October 4, 2013

【Entrance exam date】 

Monday, October 28, 2013 – Tuesday October 29, 2013

For the latest information about the entrance exam, please refer to the special website for entrance exam information here.