Ph.D. On Campus

English Engineering Education (e3)

Hokkaido University

36 months
230 EUR/module
230 EUR/module
Tuition fee
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What is the best way to make our engineering education accessible to all? The answer is to introduce a program with English, a widely used language, as a medium of instruction. That was the concept behind the founding of the English Engineering Education (e3) program of the Hokkaido University in 2000.


About the program

Since then the English Engineering Education (e3) program of the Hokkaido University 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.

Courses at our School of Engineering are given in Japanese and in English.

Programme Structure

  • 250 courses offered in English in 13 Divisions, in the fields of Mechanical engineering, Materials science, Applied physics, Civil, Environmental and Resource Engineering, Architecture and Design.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


10 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

To qualify for the degree of doctor, you must have satisfactorily earned a minimum of 10 credits from the coursework and passed the dissertation defence.

  • 2 credits come from Advanced Study (research guidance in your division)
  • A minimum of 8 credits shall be earned from the coursework. If you got M.Eng. from HU, these courses must be from Divisions other than the one you graduated from.
  • Fulfil the requirements on the number of published papers set up by each division. Please check the student manual of your year of enrolment.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    230 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 230 EUR per module during 36 months.
  • National

    230 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 230 EUR per module during 36 months.
  • Application fee: 9,800 yen
  • Tuition: 29,700 yen / month
  • Entrance fee: 84,600 yen (upon enrollment)

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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