Graduation requirements

Master's degree

Period of admission: 2 years 30 credits

To qualify for the degree of master, you must satisfactorily earn a minimum of 30 credits from coursework and pass a thesis defense.

  1. A minimum of 16 credits must come from courses offered by your Division/Subject Group.  However, if deemed necessary by your supervisor, 2 credits may come from a new course (introduced after your enrollment) or courses offered by other Divisions or other graduate schools within or outside Hokkaido University including those overseas.
  2. A minimum of 4 credits come from courses offered by another Division/Subject Group.
  3. The remaining 10 credits come from laboratory seminar.
  4. TOEFL 79/TOEIC 730/ IELTS 6 or equivalent

* You also need to fulfill the requirements on the number of presentations/paper published, set up by the division. Please check the graduation requirements.

Doctoral degree (normally 3 years)

Period of admission: 3 years 10 credits

To qualify for the degree of doctor, you must have

  1. Satisfactorily earned a minimum of 10 credits of coursework and passed the dissertation defense.    If you got M.Eng. from HU, these courses must be from Divisions other than the one you graduated from.
  2. Fulfill the requirements on the number of published papers set up by each division. Please check the graduation requirements.
  3. TOEFL 79/TOEIC 730/ IELTS 6 or equivalent
Important note
  • All publications and courses that can be counted toward graduation requirement must be in English.
  • Please check Practices in Divisions* for the procedure accepted in your division.
  • All e3 doctoral students are subject to a progress evaluation by the program committee at the end of the 1st and 2nd year.

* For the most up-to-date information please check with the Academic Affairs Office.