24 months
3766 USD/year
3766 USD/year
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In the Department of Condensed Matter Physics from Hokkaido University, the staff members conduct cutting-edge research on the physical properties of materials and provide quality physics education.


Part of  the Condensed Matter Physics from Hokkaido University department belongs to the cooperative graduate school with “National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)” and “RIKEN”, which are the leading research institutions in Japan. 


The laboratories in the field of “advanced functional materials and physics” and those in the field of “material science” are operated by researchers from NIMS and RIKEN, respectively. These laboratories accept doctoral students from our department. The students can study physics and take part in research projects within the excellent environment at NIMS and RIKEN. 

Our department is further participating in an interdisciplinary education and research program provided by the “Center of Education & Research for Topological Science & Technology”. 

Programme Structure

Areas of study include:

  • Electronic Properties of Solids
  • JMaterial: Physics of Strongly Correlated Systems
  • Electronic Properties of Low-dimensional Material
  • Condensed Matter Dynamics
  • Statistical Physics
  • Mathematical physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form and Resume
  • Application Form for PreAssessment
  • One photograph (for Resume)
  • Official transcript issued by the last university or similar institution
  • Certificate for Japanese or English proficiency
  • Official certificate of graduation (or expected graduation)
  • Passport copy
  • Documents specified by each department
  • Documents requested by a prospective supervisor

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3766 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3766 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3766 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3766 USD per year during 24 months.
  • ¥535,800/year

Living costs for Sapporo

111200 - 165260 JPY /month
Living costs

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