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Transforming information into inspiration through the wisdom of science

The Course of Computer Science and Information Technology focuses on research and education of next-generation IT including AI that can demonstrate intelligent behavior, software supporting knowledge retrieval and creation, and new models and theories established through the mathematical analysis of real-world data.
The Course of Electronics for Informatics focuses on education and research in innovative hardware and supporting software and information processing technologies, including the development of new electronic and optical devices using nanotechnologies and quantum phenomena, next-generation information processing systems and architecture using AI, and their integrated systems.
The Course of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics focuses on research and education aimed at developing science and technology in relation to life, mankind, and healthcare making use of computer technology, nanotechnology, and other advanced technologies. It seeks to open the way for bioengineering and bioinformatics as new fields of study.
The Course of Media and Network Technologies focuses on research and education in innovative audio/video media processing using AI, big data analysis, and other advanced technologies and in high-speed, large-capacity next-generation communication systems as an essential information infrastructure.
The Course of Systems Science and Informatics focuses on research and education in creating, deploying, and integrating social infrastructure systems based on system methodologies using design, modeling, planning, simulation, control, and sensing methodologies.

Guidelines for Class Deliveries and Research Activities during the State of Emergency (BCP Level 3)

Applications for Matriculation Fee Exemption for October 2021 Entrance

When you apply for Matriculation Fee Exemption, please download application guidelines and application documents on the following site.
https://www.hokudai.ac.jp/gakusei/2021/08/post-672.html

To Applicants for Entrance Fee Exemption for April 2021

When you would like to apply for Tuition Fees Exemption for Second Semester 2021, please check the following site and submit the required documents according to the guideline.
https://www.hokudai.ac.jp/gakusei/2021/08/post-673.html

Since 2021 it has been IMPOSSIBLE to apply simultaneously for exemption from both first and second semester tuition fees. When you would like to apply for tuition fee exemption for 2nd semester, you need to apply at this time.

To Applicants for Entrance Fee Exemption for April 2021

Application results have been just announced. Your result will be sent by postal mail. Please be sure to check your mailbox. In case you do not receive the result by August 5, please contact Student Affairs Section, Faculty of Information Science and Technology.

Application for Emergency Matriculation/Tuition Fee Deferment of the first semester 2021

Students, who cannot pay the matriculation/tuition fee of the first semester due to COVID-19, can apply for the Emergency Matriculation /Tuition Fee Deferment.

When you would like to apply for this, please check the following site
https://www.hokudai.ac.jp/gakusei/2021/08/post-668.html

To Applicants for Tuition Fee Exemption for 1st Semester 2021

Application results have been just announced. Your result will be sent by postal mail. Please be sure to check your mailbox. When you did not receive the result by July 26th, please ask Student Affairs Section, Faculty of Information Science and Technology.

COVID-19 Vaccinations at Hokkaido University (in-house vaccinations)

The University's vaccination program (in-house vaccinations) has started.

Please check the following site:
https://www.hokudai.ac.jp/vaccine/

Use of Lounges and Study Room (BCP Level 2)

https://www.ist.hokudai.ac.jp/eng/information/files/notice_IST_20210629.pdf

Guidelines for class deliveries and research activities during the first semester of 2021

Application for Additional Emergency Tuition fees exemption for the first semester 2021 (For May)

Students who satisfy one of the eligibility conditions for application may be granted full exemption of payment of tuition fees for the first semester 2021.

Please download documents on the following site:
https://www.hokudai.ac.jp/gakusei/2021/06/post-661.html

Please note that applicants should read the Notes for International Students carefully.

Guidelines for Class Deliveries and Research Activities during the State of Emergency

https://www.ist.hokudai.ac.jp/eng/information/files/notice_IST_20210517.pdf

Guidelines for class deliveries and research activities during the first semester of 2021

https://www.ist.hokudai.ac.jp/eng/information/files/Guidlines_Classes_ResearchActivities_IST_20210511.pdf

Application for Emergency Tuition fees exemption for the first semester 2021 (For May)

Students who satisfy one of the eligibility conditions for application may be granted full exemption of payment of tuition fees for the first semester 2021.

Please download documents on the following site:https://www.hokudai.ac.jp/gakusei/2021/05/post-658.html

Please note that applicants should read the Notes for International Students carefully.

【Additional announcement】Announcement of rent-free Wi-Fi router in year 2021

Applications for Tuition Fees Exemption for First Semester 2021

Applications for tuition fees for First semester 2021 has started. If you would like to apply for this, please check the following site and submit the required documents according to the guideline.

https://www.hokudai.ac.jp/gakusei/2021/02/post-646.html

Application for Entrance Fee Exemption

Applications for exemption Entrance Fee Exemption has announced. If you would like to apply for this, please check the following site and submit the required documents according to the guideline.

https://www.hokudai.ac.jp/gakusei/2021/02/post-645.html

※The online announcement about entrance/tuition fees exemption is only for this time. Please be sure to check the bulletin board from next time.

Hokkaido University Application for Emergency Tuition fees exemption for the Second semester 2020 (February)

Students who satisfy one of the eligibility conditions for application below may be granted full exemption of payment of tuition fees for the second semester 2020.

Applicants should read the notes carefully and be sure to submit the correct documents.

Please check the following site
https://www.hokudai.ac.jp/gakusei/2021/01/post-643.html

To Applicants for Tuition/Entrance Fee Exemption for 2nd Semester 2020

Application results have been just announced. Your result will be sent by postal mail. Please be sure to check your mailbox after January 13th.

Application for Emergency Tuition Deferment for the Second Semester 2020

Students who satisfy following conditions can apply for the Emergency Tuition Deferment for the second semester 2020.

1.Students who did NOT apply for the Tuition Fee Exemption for 2nd Semester 2020.
2.Students who cannot pay the tuition fee for 2nd semester in November due to COVID-19.
When you would like to apply for this, please check the following site:https://www.hokudai.ac.jp/gakusei/2020/11/post-632.html

Application for Emergency Tuition Fees Exemption for the Second Semester 2020

Students who satisfy one of the eligibility conditions for application below may be granted full exemption of payment of tuition fees for the second semester 2020. Applicants should read the notes carefully and be sure to submit the correct documents.

Please check the following site:https://www.hokudai.ac.jp/gakusei/2020/10/post-631.html

Applications for Tuition Fees Exemption for Second Semester 2020

Applications for exemption from payment of tuition fees for Second semester 2020 has started. If you would like to apply for this, please check the following site and submit the required documents according to the guideline.

https://www.hokudai.ac.jp/gakusei/2020/08/post-622.html

※The online announcement about tuition fees exemption is only for this time. Please be sure to check the bulletin board from next time.

To Applicants for Tuition/Entrance Fee Exemption for 1st Semester 2020

Application results have been just announced. Your result will be sent by postal mail. Please be sure to check your mailbox.

warningNew Alert Level 1 Restrictions and Requirements Under Hokkaido University Business Continuity Plan During Coronavirus Outbreak (BCP)

warningA Special Cash Payments of 100,000yen Is Going to Be Made Once per Person.

A Special Cash Payments of 100,000yen Is Going to Be Made Once per Person. Click here.

warningClass delivery during Summer term at Grad School of IST

warningHokkaido University Application for Emergency Tuition fees exemption for the first semester 2020 | June 19, 2020

Students who satisfy one of the eligibility conditions for application below may be granted full exemption of payment of tuition fees for the first semester 2020.

Applicants should read the notes carefully and be sure to submit the correct documents.

Please check the following site and be sure to read ③申請のしおり(英語版)④申請書等一式, and ⑤申請書等記載見本一式:

https://www.hokudai.ac.jp/gakusei/2020/06/post-609.html

warningCourse delivery methods in the first semester (from April 14th (Tue) to August 7th (Fri)) | June 9th, 2020

warning[Important] Payment of Tuition Fee by Installment for the First Semester 2020 Is Available / Updated on May 1

Hokkaido University will receive applications of "Payment of tuition fee by installment for the first semester 2020" if the income of the payer(mainly student's parents) has dropped since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and cannot pay the tuition fee by the due date.

1.Who can apply?
-Degree seeking students (undergraduate students/graduate students/international students)

-Who cannot pay their tuition fee for the first semester 2020 by Friday, July 31th

-Who is not an applicant for the tuition fee exemption and/or a grace of the tuition fee for the first semester 2020

-Who is not registered to the "Extending the period of Registration System (Long term study)"

2.How to pay the tuition fee?
-Pay twice (July and August, 2020)

-Pay 133,950 JPY/time (total 267,900 JPY)

3.How to apply?
-Please consult with your payer of the tuition

-Send the items on 4. by E-mail to Student Affairs Section, Faculty of Information Science and Technology (e-mail: kyomu-stu[a]ist.hokudai.ac.jp).

4.What you have to write in your message?
-Student ID

-Student Name

-The reason why you wish to apply for the "Payment of tuition fee by installment" in details (about 100 words)

5.Application period
Monday, June 1st through 17:00, Monday, June 8th

warningBusiness Continuity Plan (BCP) during Coronavirus Outbreak | Lifted to Level 3 on April 20

warningCourse delivery methods in the spring term (from April 14th (Tue) to June 12th (Fri)) | April 15, 2020

[Important] Course delivery methods in the spring term (from April 14th (Tue) to June 12th (Fri)) | April 15, 2020

warningCourse delivery methods in the spring term (from April 14th (Tue) to June 12th (Fri)) | April 13, 2020

[Important] Course delivery methods in the spring term (from April 14th (Tue) to June 12th (Fri)) | April 13, 2020

warning[Important] Guidelines for Study and Research Activities at the Grad School of IST / Updated on April 15th

The Japanese government has declared a state of emergency for 7 prefectures due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which is effective through May 6th. Meanwhile, Hokkaido has also set a period of concentrated countermeasures against COVID-19 until May 6th. In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please follow the guidelines for study and research activities at the graduate school of Information Science and Technology (IST) listed below.

warningBandana Face Covering(no sew method)

warning[Important Notice] [1st semester of 2020] Changes of Class Schedule

In light of the situation where the infection of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been spreading in Japan, we have decided to change the start date of classes for the Spring Semester from April 3 (Fri) to April 14 (Tue) in order to ensure student health and safety and prevent the spread of infection. From April 14 (Tue) to May 8 (Fri) June 12(Fri), classes will be provided online, and in-person classes will start on May 11(Mon) June 15(Mon).

Rescheduled course registration period is from April 13 (Mon) to April 27 (Mon).

The student ID cards and the student handbooks for new students will be given by each course.

  • ELMS account and password for new students will be sent by post after April 8. If you do not receive the ELMS account and password, please contact to:
  • Graduate School / Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University
  • TEL: 011-706-6946
  • (+81-11-706-6946 from overseas)
  • mailto: kyomu-t[a]ist.hokudai.ac.jp

Based on the situation of the infection of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), there is a possibility that classes are rescheduled again. Please frequently see this WEB page.

If you have symptoms such as cough, fever, etc. even after classes start, please refrain from coming to the university and go to the nearest medical institution immediately.

Please also see the COVID-19 Health Alerts and Advisories provided on the homepage of Hokkaido University.

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