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Hokkaido University

Address: 5 Chome Kita 8 Jonishi, Kita Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0808, Japan

Description Hokkaido University

  • Founded: 1876
  • Location: Sapporo, Japan
  • Number of students: about 16,000
  • Rating in the country: 7
  • Language of instruction: Japanese, English.

The University of Hoaccaido is state-owned and is considered one of the leading universities in the country (among the top 10).

The teaching staff of the university includes about 2,600 highly qualified teachers.

The university is distinguished by the quality of teaching educational programs:

  1. Natural Sciences
  2. Humanities and Arts
  3. Engineering and Technology
  4. Medicine
  5. Social sciencies
  6. Chemistry
  7. Business and management.

The university regularly participates in international exchange programs and provides students with the opportunity to receive a scholarship.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Hokkaido University

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  • Age: 17+
  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 4 years.

Due to the high level of study at the university, undergraduate graduates from the University of Hokkaido are sufficiently qualified and valuable for employers around the world.


  • Age: 20+
  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

Graduates of master's programs are competitive and quickly find work after graduation.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students are given the opportunity to live in one of the 8 hostels of the university, located in the immediate vicinity of the buildings where classes are held. The rooms are divided into several types: private room in shared apartments, separate apartments for couples and families. At the disposal of residents are all the necessary amenities and kitchens (in the apartment). The cost depends on the hostel chosen and the type of room.

Students can cook their own meals at home or eat in cafes and restaurants nearby. There are shops at the university where students can buy snacks and drinks.

Equipment Hokkaido University

Hokkaido University has its own library, sports halls, halls for conferences and other events. Between classes, students can take a walk in the park next to the university building.

There are several research laboratories and research centers on the territory. All students have access to a WiFi network.

All classrooms at the disposal of teachers and students are equipped with modern technology and everything necessary for the learning process.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at the university is divided into 2 semesters.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Requirements for applicants are quite strict, several people claim one place. To enter the university, you must provide a certificate of secondary education (bachelor's degree) or a diploma of higher education (master's degree), as well as pass entrance exams and provide a certificate confirming knowledge of Japanese and / or English.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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