Master’s students applying for Doctoral program

Important Notice of English Requirement

English requirement of TOEIC L&R Test will be changed from 670 to 730,
starting from October 2020 intake.

April 2020 Enrollment

International students currently enrolled as Master's students in e3/Graduate School of Engineering and applying for admission to the Doctoral program in e3 should submit following documents to e3 office by the deadline.

Entrance Examination Schedule and guideline

Enrollment Period Document Check Submission of Hard/
Examination Fee Payment
First-round Screening Announcement Result Guidelines
April, 2020 Sep 30-Oct 23, 2019 Oct 28-Nov 18, 2019 Nov 25-Dec 16, 2019 Jan 14, 2020 PDF

Application documents

Documents marked *are required only when it is applicable, and un-marked documents are required to submit. Please confirm the conditions for each item.

1 e3 Application form
Please note that original handwriting signature is required on the last page. No electronic signature is allowed.
PDF Word
2 Education history PDF Excel
3 Research proposal
Free format(Please write around 2 to 3 pages)
 
4*

Abstract(s) of Bachelor's/Master's thesis(es)
*Abstract of Bachelor’s thesis is not required if you are currently in e3 Master program.
Any format is acceptable, and it should be one to two pages long.
Please make sure to include the title, the author, the name of the supervisor, the date submitted (or expected to be submitted), and specify the type of work (Bachelor’s thesis, graduation project etc).

If a formal thesis was not a part of your degree program, please prepare a summary of the research project etc. you conducted at your home university.
 
5* Abstract(s) of the publication(s)
If you published papers including conference as a first author, please attach an abstract. Do not attach the full paper. If your paper was published in a language other than English, please prepare an English abstract. Please make sure that the abstract is accompanied with full reference information including: name(s) of the author(s), title, and publication information.
 
6* Academic Transcripts

-Master applicants who are currently enrolled in the Bachelor program at the Faculty of Engineering are required to submit a Bachelor course transcript.
-Doctoral applicants who are currently enrolled in a Master course at the Graduate School of Engineering are only required to submit a Master’s course transcript.

Transcripts are not required from the applicants who are currently enrolled as Research Students in Graduate School of Engineering.
 
7

Recommendation Letter from the current supervisor at Hokkaido University
You may either download the e3 designated letter format or use free format.
Please note that original handwriting signature is required on the last page.

PDF  Word
8 Documents to Prove English Proficiency

Applicants are required to submit one of the original official English test scores above the e3 minimum requirement mentioned below or a proof (Medium of Instruction Certificate) of a full-time degree program in English (original) to be considered for exemption.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements for Admission:
TOEFL iBT Test:79; TOEFL PBT: 550; IELTS: 6.0; TOEIC L&R: 670
Medium of Instruction certificate

Accepted TestsNot Accepted Tests
TOEIC Listening & Reading test TOEIC IP,TOEIC Speaking & Writing Tests, TOEIC Speaking Test, TOEIC Bridge Test
TOEFL iBT, TOEFL PBT TOEFL ITP
IELTS (Academic) IELTS (General Training)

Notes on Submission:

TOEFL iBT
Institutional Score Report must be sent directly to the e3 program office from ETS. You are required to order it by the deadline of document check, using an institution code. Please note that e3 program does not use MyBest score, use Test Date score only.
Institutional code: 8648

IELTS (Academic)
Test Report Form must be sent directly to the e3 program office from IELTS center. You are required to order it by the deadline of document check.

TOEIC Listening & Reading
Please submit original Official Score Certificate in unopened envelop from ETS. You can request the original Official Score Certificate to ETS even in a case that you can get the Official Score Certificate online. Please keep in mind that once the envelop is opened, it is no longer considered as a valid certificate.

Period of Validity of the tests
The test must be taken within the last two years from the deadline for submitting a hard copy of the application documents. Please note that if we do not receive the official English test score by the deadline of document check, your application will not be reviewed.


Medium of Instruction certificate (MI)
Submission of original Medium of Instruction Certificate (MI) issued by university/ program is considered as an alternative certificate of English tests for the following applicants:

-Master applicants who graduated or are expected to graduate from a full-time Bachelor’s degree program for which the medium of instruction is English.

-Doctoral applicants who graduated or are expected to graduate from a full-time Master’s degree program for which the medium of instruction is English. If MI is clearly specified in the transcript or diploma, there is no need to submit MI certificate separately.

Exemptions
Applicants who fulfill one of the following conditions can be exempted from submitting English scores and MI certificate.
-Applicants whose native language is English
-Applicants who graduated or expected to graduate from universities in a country where the first official language is English It is not always exempted even if you fulfill the conditions above, so please inquire your situations. If you have any concerns whether you qualify as a native speaker of English, please directly inquire to the e3 program office well in advance of the deadline.

 
9 Photocopy of your passport
Please provide a photocopy of the page showing your photo, nationality and name
 

Contact

English Engineering Education (e 3 ) Program Office
c/o International Affairs Office (A1-58)
Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Kita 13 Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8628, Japan
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Tel: +81 11 706 8089 Fax: +81 11 706 8094