Special Audit Student (For Graduate Students)

The following information is for applicants of Hokkaido University who wish to enter as Special Audit Students at the Graduate Level – 2021-2022. For those who wish to take courses in English, please see “Degree programs in English,” “Hokkaido Summer Institute,” and “Exchange Programs in English.”

Special Audit Student (Graduate) -SAS-
Program Details Half year or full year programs in which students are assigned to a particular graduate school and take classes related to their specialized area together with full-time students.
Application Form Issued on nomination basis
Nomination Deadline [Fall Semester 2021] March 23, 2021
[Spring Semester 2022] October 12, 2021

China Scholarship Council (CSC) – Chinese Universities only

CSC applicants must be nominated earlier than the nomination deadlines above. If you have CSC applicants, please contact us immediately.

Application Deadline

[Fall Semester 2021] April 23, 2021

[Spring Semester 2022] November 12, 2021

Results Notification

[Fall Semester 2021] Around July 2021

[Spring Semester 2022] Late January 2022

Course Duration

(half year or full year)

[Fall Semester 2021] October 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022

[Spring Semester 2022] April 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022
Number of Students

Decided on a yearly basis.

There will be a screening at each graduate school. Not all applicants will be accepted.


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) *depending on a graduate school.

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.

* The nomination sheet will be provided on request basis.

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 graduate schools.

Credits Credits and grades are issued for each semester. (Excl. Japanese language classes)
Scholarships N/A
Accommodation  University dormitory / Room assignment is decided by Hokkaido University.

Updated on   December 16, 2020