2013 Research Students -Application Guidelines-

Providing that there are no obstacles barring admission, applicants that have passed the?Catalysis Research Center Council’s screening shall be admitted as research students to?work on specific topics of research.

1. Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate program.
  2. Applicants are recognized as having equal or greater academic achievements as?persons in category (1) above.

2. Admission Period·Research Period

  1. Admission Periods: April or October 2013
  2. Research Period: 1 year (if there are special circumstances a term less than 1 year is possible)
    *Extension for continuing research can be approved after completing the proper procedure. If the continuing research is under the same research title, tuition is charged but screening and admission fees are not charged.

3. Application Period

Division Period
Foreign applicants
(residing overseas)
<April Admissions> December 17 (Mon.) to December 21 (Fri.), 2012
<October Admissions> June 17 (Mon.) to June 21 (Fri.),?2013
Foreign applicants
(residing in Japan)
<April Admissions> February 4 (Mon.) to?February 8 (Fri.), 2013
<October Admissions> August 19 (Mon.) to August 23 (Fri.), 2013

*If the applicant is unable to apply during the application periods stated above due to special circumstances, please contact the Northern Campus Area Joint?Administration (see below).

*Extension applications are due during the same period as the above application periods.

4. Documents to Submit

Application Forms Remarks
1) Research student (and continuing student) application. (Form P)WORD Only the form provided by the Center will be accepted.
Before submitting your application, please get the approval of your prospective advisor.
2) Curriculum vitae Commercially available forms accepted. Please attach an identification photo.
3) Copy of a diploma(or graduation certificate) from the highest school graduated. Applicants that have not graduated from a university must submit documents detailing their research background.
4) Screening fee acceptance certificate (Form) PDF See 5.?Expenditures?below
5) Foreign Resident Registration Card or copy of passport
* only applicants that are foreign nationals
Applicants residing in Japan must submit a Foreign Resident Registration Card.
Applicants who do not live in Japan must submit a copy of their passport.
6) Approval form for entrance (or continuing admission ) as a research student. (Form 2) WORD Only the form provided by the Center will be accepted.
Applicants currently employed at a company, etc. must get the approval of their immediate director.

5. Expenditures

Payment Remarks
Screening fee
(for application)
\9,800 Use the (bank/postal) transfer form provided and paste the Screening Fee Acceptance Certificate of?Form E?on the Screening Fee Acceptance Certificate Submission Form.
*Please contact the office below to receive the (bank/postal)transfer form.
Admission fee
(for entrance)
\84,600 Successful applicants will be informed separately.
(after entrance)
(annual rate)
Tuition is due twice a year. The first period is due at the end of May, and the second period is due at the end of November.

* Screening, admission and tuition fees are non-refundable under any circumstances.

* Revised fee rates will be charged in the event of a fee rate revision.

6. Admission Results

Candidates accepted for April (or October) admissions will be notified via post. Foreign applicants (residing overseas) will be notified at the beginning of February (October?admissions at the beginning of August), and foreign applicants (residing in Japan) will be notified in the middle of March (September admissions in the middle of September).

7. Please send your applications and inquiries to:

Research Cooperation Section
Northern Campus Area Joint Administration
Hokkaido University?
Kita 21-Nishi 10, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 001-0021 Japan

8. Please note:

  1. In case of withdrawal midway in the research period, please apply to the Director of the Catalysis Research Center one month before the expected withdrawal date. (a Withdrawal Form will be provided)
    Regardless of withdraw during the semester, tuition for that period must be paid in full.
  2. Please contact the office above for questions regarding this application.

Application Guidelines (PDF file) PDF