HUSTEP Calendar


Official Period of HUSTEP Enrollment

Half Year October 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019 or April 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018

Full Year October 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019


1. First Semester (October-February)

Date Events
September 19-24 Arrival and Settlement
September 20-25 Arrival Procedure with suporter student
September 26 HUSTEP Orientation
September 27 HUSTEP Courses begin (First Semester)
October 1 Entrance Ceremony
October 2 Orientation for International Students
October 3 Japanese Language Courses begin
October 5  3:00 pm Registration Deadline: Advanced English Language Courses(Lottery result on October 9)
October 15

Registration Deadline:

HUSTEP Course (Fall Semester, Fall Term, Winter Term, Intensive Course)


Japanese Language Courses Registration Form

November 5-7

Cancellation Period:

HUSTEP Courses (Fall Term)

Japanese Language Courses(Fall Quarter: grammar & communication classes in Introductory level)

Nov. 19, 3:00 pm – Nov. 26, 3:00 pm

Online Registration Period:

Japanese Language Courses(Winter Quarter)

November 26 – 28

Cancellation Period:

HUSTEP Courses (Fall Semester including Advanced English Course & Intensive course)

Japanese Language Courses (Introductory Kanji, Intermediate and Advanced level course, Co-learning in Multicultural Classroom)

December 27 – January 4 Winter Vacation
January 8-10

Cancellation Period:

HUSTEP Courses (Winter Term)

Japanese Language Course cancellation deadline(Winter Quarter (Grammar and communication classes in introductory level))

February 4 Last Day of HUSTEP Courses
February 8  Last Day of Japanese Language Courses
Mid-February Cultural Activities

* The schedule above is tentative.

2. Second Semester (April  – August)*Academic Calendar for the second semester is tentative.

Date Events

Online Registration Period:

Japanese Language Courses(Spring Semester & Quarter)

early April HUSTEP Courses begin(Second Semester)
early April Japanese Language Classes begin
Mid -late  April Registration Deadline: HUSTEP Courses
June 1-3(tentative) Hokkaido University Festival
Early-June Online Registration Period: Japanese Language Courses (Summer Quarter)
Mid-August Last Day of HUSTEP Courses
Mid-August Farewell Party for International Students

* The schedule above is tentative.

Date Events
October 8 Health-Sports Day (Taiiku no hi)
November 3 Culture Day (Bunka no hi)
November 23 Labor Thanksgiving Day (Kinrou kansha no hi)
December 23 Emperor’s Birthday (Tenno tanjo-bi)
January 14 Coming-of-age Day (Seijin no hi)
February 11 National Foundation Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi)
March 21 Vernal Equinox Holiday (Shunbun no hi)
April 29 Showa Day (Showa no hi)
May 3 Constitution Memorial Day (Kempo kinen-bi)
May 4 Greenery Day (Midori no hi)
May 5 Children’s Day (Kodomo no hi)
May 6 Substitute Holiday
Early June University Festival
July 15 Sea Day (Umi no hi)
August 11 Mountain Day (Yama no hi)
August 12 Substitute Holiday

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:45 -10:15 Japanese Language
Space Utilization Engineering
Japanese Language Japanese Language Japanese Language Japanese Language
10:30-12:00 Japanese Language Indigenous Rights and Sustainability Structural Dynamics and Environmental Vibrations Chemistry and English for Life Science Japanese Language
13:00-14:30 Japanese Language
Gender and Society
Soviet History
Overview of Energy Engineering Technology
Japanese Language Contemporary Japanese Society A Chemistry and English for Life Science
14:45-16:15  – Language in Society Mechanical Vibration and Control Contemporary Japanese Society B  –
16:30-18:00 Joy of Science Cells and Their Environment: Extracellular Matrix Applied Literature for Sustainable Development 2013
Field Bioscience in the Northern Biosphere
Queer Theory and Visual Culture
Japanese Economy

*On average, students take one morning  and one afternoon Japanese Language class class per day.

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Updated on   October 05, 2018