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English Engineering Education (e3), Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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What is the best way to share advanced knowledge in engineering that Japan has with other countries when most of its publications are in Japanese? What is the best way to introduce diversity to the university so that Japanese students can experience differences in cultures, languages and learning environment? What is the best way to make our engineering education accessible to all? 

The answer is to introduce the English Engineering Education (e3) program at Hokkaido University. 

Since then e3 has been bringing in English speaking students with diverse educational and cultural backgrounds from around the world, a sharp departure from the past when international student population consisted largely of Japanese speaking students from East Asia.


  • Applied Physics
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical and Space Engineering
  • Human Mechanical Systems and Design
  • Energy and Environmental Systems
  • Quantum Science and Engineering
  • Field Engineering for Environment
  • Engineering and Policy for Sustainable Environment
  • Architectural and Structural Design
  • Human Environmental Systems
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Sustainable Resources Engineering
  • Cooperative Program for Resources Engineering

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ocean Wave Mechanics
  • Sediment Transport
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • Environmental Concrete Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Hold a four-year Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree 
  • Have above average grades — 80% 
  • Have demonstrated your research potential through publications 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4432 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2216 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    4432 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2216 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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267,900 yen per semester

Living costs for Sapporo-shi

  • 111200 - 165260 JPY/month
    Living Costs

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