B, R and Master’s students applying for general selection

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, e3 General selection Internal applicants*

*Currently Enrolled in School of Engineering, Faculty or Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University as Bachelor’s course Student, Research Student, or Master’s Course Student

  • Admission decision through the e3 General Selection is based on the results of the on-campus entrance examination. For the possibility to be admitted by the results of documents screening and on-line interview please refer to admission to e3 via special selection.
  • Not all divisions recruit students via the general selection, please check the guidelines for more details.
  • Cooperative Program for Resources Engineering is a joint program of Kyushu and Hokkaido Universities established in 2017, the first of its kind in the resources engineering area among universities in Japan. Please check program's web page for more details.

In order to apply for e3 program please first carefully check the application guidelines, prepare and submit the necessary documents on-line during the Document Check period. If you can't submit the documents via the on-line system please e-mail the documents directly to e3 office. After the Document Check (confirming the eligibility and availability of supervisor at the program) you shall submit the originals or attested copies of your documents and pay the examination fee. Please refer to the list of required documents below for more details.

Entrance Examination Schedule and guideline

Enrollment Period Document Check Examination Fee Payment Submission of Hard Copy Application On campus Entrance Examination Announcement Result Guidelines
April, 2020 Dec 9 - 13 Dec 24 - Jan 14 Jan 7 - 14 Feb 12- 13 Mar 5 PDF

Application documents

Documents marked *are required only when it is applicable, and non-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
Please use e3-designated proposal format.
PDF Word
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.

Academic Transcripts

-Master applicants who are currently enrolled in the Bachelor program are required to submit a Bachelor course transcript.
-Doctoral applicants who are currently enrolled in a Master course are only required to submit a Master’s course transcript.
-Transcripts are not required from the applicants who are currently enrolled as Research Students.


Confirmation letter from your potential supervisor at Hokkaido University

Please fill out necessary information and obtain a signature from your potential supervisor.

Documents to Prove English Proficiency
Documents are not required from those who are expected to complete a Master’ degree under the e3 program.

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
IELTS (Academic) IELTS (General Training)

Notes on Submission:


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.

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


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