Other Ways to Study as Exchange Student Based on Inter-University Agreement

-For Students from Universities with Inter-University Agreement-


How to Apply
We send application information to the international office or exchange coordinator of our partner universities twice a year, in late August for Spring semester and mid-December for Fall semester. We will send nomination sheet with the information.
The international office or exchange coordinator send HU nomination list of their nominees. We send back the most updated application packages of the faculty based on the nomination. We do not accept nomination and application from an individual student. Please apply through division in charge in exchange mobility.


1. Exchange as a Special Auditor (Formerly stated as SAS)
If you are an undergraduate student and do not choose to join our exchange programs such as HUSTEP or JLCSP, you can still choose to study as a special auditor(特別聴講学生) at Hokkaido University. Postgraduates who aim to take courses and acquire credits are also applicable to study as a Special Auditor.
You select one School/Graduate School of HU to be enrolled and take courses and earn credits. The field of study must correlate your specialization at home university. To find the most appropriate faculty, please refer to the website of each school/graduate school from the following link.
Undergraduate Schools: https://www.global.hokudai.ac.jp/research-and-education/undergraduate-schools/
Graduate Schools: https://www.global.hokudai.ac.jp/research-and-education/graduate-schools/


Exchange as a Special Auditor 2022-2023 (For Undergraduate and Postgraduate)
Program Details Half year or full year exchange experience in which students are assigned to a particular faculty and take classes related to their specialized area joining full-time students.
Application Form Sent on nomination basis
Nomination Deadline [Fall Semester 2022] March 22, 2022
[Spring Semester 2023] October 11, 2022
China Scholarship Council (CSC) – Chinese University only
CSC applicants must be nominated earlier than the nomination deadline above if they need provisional acceptance earlier than regular application. CSC supported students who will apply as Special Auditors need to be nominated and go through application procedures as exchange student. If a student individually contacts a professor and promised the acceptance, the procedures will be ineffective or incomplete. Please go through proper application procedures through home university exchange office and Student Exchange Division HU.
Application Deadline [Fall Semester 2022] April 22, 2022
[Spring Semester 2023] November 11, 2022
Result Notification [Fall Semester 2022] early July
[Spring Semester 2023] early February
Course Duration

[One Year or Half Year]

Fall (One year): October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
Fall (Half year): October 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023
Spring (One year): April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024
Spring (Half year): April 1, 2023 – September 30, 2023

Number of Students Based on MoU, decided on a yearly basis. There will be a screening at each faculty. Not all applicants will be accepted.

Eligibility

(Undergraduate Level)

Students who meet the following:

1. High academic record at home university in the field of desired faculty
2. Equivalent to JLPT level N2 or higher (preferably native level)
3. Enrollment at home university: Exchange students are required to be
enrolled at their home university as a full-time student during the entire
period of exchange.

Eligibility
(Graduate Level)

Students who meet the following:

1. High academic record at home university in the field of desired faculty
2. Equivalent to JLPT level N2 or higher (preferably native level)
Some graduate school provide courses in English. You are required
certain level of fluency in English if you take English courses.
3. Enrollment at home university: Exchange students are required to be
enrolled at their home university as a full-time student during the entire
period of exchange.

Application Procedure

1. Home university coordinator nominates students by submitting the nomination sheet.
2. Hokkaido University provides the latest application form based on the nomination.
3. Students prepare the application documents.
4. Home university coordinator submits the application documents.
5. Hokkaido University screens the application.
6. Hokkaido University notifies the screening results and gives further instruction.

Required Documents

1. Application form
2. Certificate of Enrollment from Home University
3. Recommendation letter
4. Transcript of academic record
5. Photocopy of Certificate of JLPT
6. Photocopy of passport
7. Three photos (3×4 cm, color and clear)
This is general information, and the required documents may vary
depending on faculties.

Credits

Credits and grades are issued for each semester. (Except for Japanese
Language Courses)

Scholarships

Not Applicable

Accommodation

University dormitory. Room assignment is decided by Hokkaido University.


2. Exchange as a Special Research Student (SRS)
If your main purpose of study abroad is centered to research work rather than taking courses and earn credits, you can apply as a special research student.


Exchange as a Special Research Student -2022 Spring Semester (For Postgraduate)
Program Details Half year or full year exchange in which students are assigned to a particular graduate school and undertake supervision and advise on their research, joining research room or lab same as regular full-time students.
Application Form Sent on nomination basis
Nomination Deadline

[Fall Semester 2022] March 22, 2022
[Spring Semester 2023] October 11, 2022

China Scholarship Council (CSC) *Chinese Universities Only*
CSC applicants must be nominated at least one month before the deadline above if they need provisional acceptance earlier than regular application.
If you have CSC applicants, please contact us earlier.

CSC Joint Doctoral Program Researchers who aim to receive supervision on the research work are accepted as SRS at HU. They need to be nominated and go through application procedures as SRS applicants. If a student individually contacts a professor and promised
the acceptance, the procedures will be ineffective or incomplete. Please go through proper application procedures through home university exchange office and Student Exchange Division HU.

Application Deadline [Fall Semester 2022] April 22, 2022
[Spring Semester 2023] November 11, 2022
Result Notification [Fall Semester 2022] early July
[Spring Semester 2023] early February
Course Duration

[One Year or Half Year]

Fall (One year): October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
Fall (Half year): October 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023
Spring (One year): April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024
Spring (Half year): April 1, 2023 – September 30, 2023

Number of Students Based on MoU, decided on a yearly basis. There will be a screening at each faculty. Not all applicants will be accepted.
Eligibility Students who meet the following:
1. High academic record at home university in the field of desired graduate school
2. English or Japanese fluency to communicate with academic supervisor
Application Procedure 1. (Before applying) Students contact a professor to request academic supervision and receive unofficial agreement.
2. Home university coordinator nominates students by submitting the nomination sheet.
* The nomination sheet will be provided on request basis.
3. Hokkaido University provides the latest application form based on the nomination.
4. Students prepare the application documents.
5. Home university coordinator submits the application documents.
6. Hokkaido University screens the application.
7. Hokkaido University notifies the screening results and gives further instruction.
*Application procedures might differ at some Graduate Schools. Please confirm when you apply.
Required Documents 1. Application form
2. Certificate of Enrollment from Home University
3. Recommendation letter
4. Transcript of academic record
5. Photocopy of Certificate of JLPT
6. Photocopy of passport
7. Three photos (3×4 cm, color and clear)
This is general information, and the required documents may vary depending on faculties.
Scholarships Not Applicable
Accommodation University dormitory. Room assignment is decided by Hokkaido University.


Frequently Asked Questions
→ Please see Q&A before asking questions.


Application Based on Departmental Exchange Agreements (*Please refer to the website of each faculty.)
Undergraduate Schools: https://www.global.hokudai.ac.jp/research-and-education/undergraduate-schools/
Graduate Schools: https://www.global.hokudai.ac.jp/research-and-education/graduate-schools/


Other short-term/long-term programs to study in English
https://www.global.hokudai.ac.jp/about/publications/degree-programs-in-english/
https://hokkaidosummerinstitute.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/


To apply as a regular full-time student
https://www.global.hokudai.ac.jp/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/
https://www.global.hokudai.ac.jp/admissions/graduate-admissions/


Updated on   September 09, 2022

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