24 months
3766 USD/year
3766 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Researchers at Hokkaido University have applied their wide selection of expertise to exploring the Universe over its breathtaking scale through this Cosmosciences program.


Cosmosciences's interests run from elementary particles and atomic nuclei through to celestial objects such as the Earth and planets and the formation of the Universe itself. In addition, we are committed to sharing these research activities through educational efforts, with undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of backgrounds taking part in research projects under faculty tutorage.


Hokkaido University's department, established in 2006, consists of four laboratories belonging to the Department of Physics, one laboratory belonging to the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, two laboratories belonging to the Institute of Low Temperature Science (ILTS), and one laboratory belonging to the Information Initiative Center (IIC). 

In addition, we are also joined by researchers in the Nuclear Reaction Data Centre, and Spacecraft Observation group. We strive to ensure our students go on to use their detailed knowledge and problem-solving expertise to contribute both to the international scientific community, and positively to society as a whole.

Programme Structure

Areas of study include:

  • Observational Astronomy
  • Particle Theory
  • Theoretical Nuclear Physics
  • Theoretical Astrophysics
  • Planetary and Space
  • Astrophysical Chemistry

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.

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • 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

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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