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Japan: Hokkaido University

Hokkaido University is situated in the city of Sapporo, on the north island of Hokkaido. The university has around 18,000 students, of which 1,800 are international, studying at one of the two campuses.

University in brief

Language of instruction: Japanese, English.
Academic calendar: September - February, April - August
Credit system: 14 credits (seven courses with 2 credits each) equivalent to 30 hp.
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Note: National Health Insurance (JNHI) appr. 2000-4000 YEN/month is compulsory to buy at registration. Acceptance from a reciving professor has to be submitted with the application to the university. Different programmes offered, asking for proficiency in Japanese in some cases. Hokkaido University Fact Sheet 2022-2023.pdf (pdf 710 kB)

Exchange opportunities

Number of spots: three autumn and three spring semester spots.
Grade requirements: No. TOEFL result is required if choosing HUSTEP.

Programme specific information

If your programme or your school is not listed below, contact the international coordinator at your school.