Institute for Catalysis, Hokkaido University 2016 Research Students −Application Guidelines−

Providing that there are no obstacles barring admission, applicants that have passed the Institute for Cataiysis Faculty 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 2016
  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)
Application materials
December 7 (Mon.) to December 11 (Fri.), 2015
June 1 (Wed.) to June 8 (Wed.), 2016
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June 6 (Mon.) to June 10 (Fri.), 2016
Foreign applicants
(residing in Japan)
Application materials
February 1 (Mon.) to February 5 (Fri.), 2016
August 10 (Wed.) to August 17 (Wed.), 2016
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August 15 (Mon.) to August 19 (Fri.), 2016

*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. Application Procedures

<Application process is as follows.>

  1. The approval from the supervisor.
  2. After applicants received the approval from the advisor, the address of web site and ID will be given.
  3. Application on Web site(pay the exam fee)
  4. Send the application documents to the Northern Campus Area Joint
     Administration (see below).
Application Forms Remarks
1) Research student (and continuing student)  application and Curriculum vitae. (Form 1)WORD Complete the online form, print out the admission application and resume generated by the site on an A4orLetter-sized sheet of paper, and submit it.  Notes: 1. Affix your photo to the application.
       (1 photographs: 4cm by 3cm)
2) 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.
3) Screening fee acceptance certificate (Form) PDF See 5. Expenditures below
4) 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.
5) Approval form for entrance (or continuing admission )  as a research student. (Form 2) WORD (Print out the letter of approval generated
downloaded by the online application site on an
A4-sized sheet of paper, have it filled out, and submit it.
Applicants currently employed at a company, etc.
must get the approval of their immediate director.

Note: Application procedures are not considered complete until all documents have been received by Institute for Catalysis. Please be aware that registering to apply online does not constitute the completion of the application process.

5. Expenditures

Payment Remarks
Screening fee
(for application)
\9,800 The examination fee should be paid in accordance with the instructions provided on the payment screen shown after your online application has been submitted. Payment methods are shown below.
 I. Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, JCB, American Express, etc.)
 II. Pay-easy (bank ATM, Japan Post bank ATM, and
  online banking), convenience store, Japan Net
  Bank, or e-Bank payment (Be sure to note the
  various codes issued after you select your
  payment method and take them with you when
  making your payment.)
   Note: Those who cannot pay by credit card and
      who live overseas at the time of
      application should ask a person living in
      Japan to pay on their behalf using method I or II.
 III. ChinaPay
  On the online payment screen of any bank, enter such payment information as your bank
   account number, expiration date, and password to make your payment.
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. Privacy policy

 Names, gender, birth dates, addresses, and other personal information provided to Hokkaido University on admission applications or other documents submitted during application procedures will be used solely for enrollee selection (application processing and the screening process), the announcement of exam results, enrollment procedures (notification of necessary expenses at the time of enrollment, mailing of documents, and communication after enrollment), and student registration. All personal information shall be appropriately managed and will not be used for anything other than its intended purpose.

8. 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


9. Please note:

  1.  In case of withdrawal midway in the research period, please apply to the Director of the Institute for Catalysis 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