Course in Cryosphere Science
[Notice!!] The announcement about the "Fall Special Entrance Examination" planned to be held on 18th November 2020 will open now (30-Sep, 2020). Please access from below.

   Students of Course in Cryosphere Science (CCS)  are studying the basic and specialized knowledge about science in cryosphere. The study fields are snow-covered area in Hokkaido, Arctic, Greenland, Antarctic, alpine glaciers and so on. 

Information from CCS

  • Upload of Examination method and additional documents to be submitted.
    Examination method and additional documents to be submitted for fall entrance examination/Entrance Examination for October Admission have been uploaded.

    Posted Jun 29, 2020, 1:14 AM by Sumito Matoba
  • Information of Entrance Examination
    At Entrance Examination for October 2020 Admission and Fall Entrance Examination for April 2021 Entrance planned to be held on August 24 th and 25 th 2020, we will conduct “Submitted Document Examinations” and “Online Oral Examinations” instead of “Written  Tests”and “ Oral Examinations”to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
      Further details of required documents for applications in accordance with this selection method change will be up on our website by the end of this month (June).
    Posted Jun 10, 2020, 10:46 PM by Sumito Matoba
  • Information Session :To be held ONLINE (27 May)
    Information Session :To be held ONLINE 
    Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University will cancel the Information Session scheduled on May 26 th (Tue)in Sapporo and June 13 th (Sat)in Hakodate.
    Instead, we will offer ONLINE Information Session from May 26 th (Tue) to May 29 th (Fri). The Session will be offered by each of 4 divisions day to day during those 4 days.

    Session schedule and Contact Information is following.
    Regarding how to attend the session, please contact each division through email.
    Online Session Schedule and Contact Information
    May 26 th (Tue)   Division of Environmental Science Development  Contact: esd-jimu[at]
    May 27 th (Wed)  Division of Earth System Science   Contact:ess_contact[at]
    May 28 th (Thu)   Division of Biosphere Science   Contact: bio-senko[at]
    May 29 th (Fri)     Division of Environmental Materials Science   Contact: sfmc_office[at]
    ※Please replace [at] to @ when emailing us.
    Posted May 19, 2020, 5:12 PM by Sumito Matoba
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE of Change of Course Enrollment Confirmation Period
    IMPORTANT NOTICE of Change of Course Enrollment Confirmation Period

    In response to the governmental declaration of A State of Emergency about COVID-19 to all regions of Japan, the Graduate School of Environmental Science decided to cancel all classes from April 17 (Fri) to May 6 (Wed). Accordingly we are going to change of Course Enrollment Confirmation Period again as following.

    【Course Enrollment Confirmation Period】
     April 27th (Mon) ~ May 14th (Thu)

     Course Registration Period is as scheduled (no change).
     April 13th (Mon)  ~ April 22nd (Wed)
    Posted Apr 19, 2020, 11:18 PM by Sumito Matoba
  • All classes from April 17 to May 6 were canceled.
    On the night of April 16, the Government of Japan declared A State of Emergency about COVID-19 to all regions of Japan.

    In response to the governmental declaration, the Graduate School of Environmental Science decided to cancel all classes from April 17 (Fri) to May 6 (Wed).
    Even after May 7, classes may continue to be canceled depending on the situation, thus please check Hokkaido University website and email-notifications constantly. We will endeavor to secure the safety and educational opportunities for all students during this unprecedented crisis, and we ask for your kind understanding and cooperation.
    Dean, Prof. Masahi Ohara

    <Additional info from faculty office>

    Dear all student,
    It's informed that all CLASSES CANCELLED  during today,April 17th to May 6th.

    Please not to forget to registrate Course Subject with ELMS portal until April 22, Wednesday 5:00 pm.
    For more details, please find attached files.

    Thank you.
    Posted Apr 16, 2020, 7:33 PM by Sumito Matoba
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