Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University

Information for Applicants (Doctoral)

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Admission to the Doctoral Program

Number of students to be admitted

Medicine: 90 (including working students)

Qualifications for applicants

Graduates from universities of medicine or dentistry, or from a 6-year schools of veterinary medicine or of pharmacy, or students who have completed a Master's Program are eligible.
For details, please refer to the application guidelines.

Application Period

[August Examination, 2023] Monday, 10 July 2023 to Thursday, 13 July 2023
[January Examination, 2024] Friday, 17 November 2023 to Wednesday, 22 November 2023

Office hours:

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (JST)

* If you send the application by post, you must use registered express mail. Application documents must reach our faculty within the application period. Please refer to the application guidelines for the graduate school.

Overview of admissions

Overview of admissions

Examination schedule

[August Examination, 2023] Wednesday, 16 August 2023
[January Examination, 2024] Tuesday, 16 January 2024
※Even though announced this way, there is a possibility that the graduate school must subsequently revise the examination procedure or postpone/cancel the examination(s) as a measure against COVID-19.

Application procedure

Please refer to the application guidelines.


Examination fee*

30,000 yen

Admission fee*

282,000 yen


535,800 yen (per year)

Note: Admission and tuition fees may be changed at any time.

* Those who are expected to complete the Hokkaido University Master's Program and intend to take examinations for the Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, or government-financed international students (persons receiving MEXT Scholarship grants) are exempted from this fee but must include a statement to this effect when submitting the application.

Long-Term Study Program for the Doctoral Program

Long-Term Study Program (longer than four years) is offered for those who wish to study and acquire a degree through a long-term enrollment due to time limitations. Applicants are individually screened for eligibility. Details


Information on this page is based on official application guidelines but shall not be regarded as official. The Graduate School of Medicine is not responsible for the content of this page, so please request the official application guidelines from the Student Affairs Office of the Graduate School of Medicine so as to confirm the content.