International Students are required to pay student fees related to the entrance examination, entrance into the university, and tuition.
|Entrance Examination Fee||Entrance Fee||Tuition Fee|
|When to pay||At the time of application||Post-offer||May or November|
Exemption of Entrance and Tuition Fees
If you are a self-supported student, are unable to pay your tuition fees, and have excellent grades, there is a system that can exempt all, half, or a quarter of your tuition fees. Please send your inquiries to the Academic Affairs section of your faculty/graduate school. Research students and auditors are not eligible to apply.
How to Pay Your Tuition Fees
- How to Pay Your Tuition Fees
There are two ways to pay your tuition at Hokkaido University.
A. Automatic withdrawal from your designated bank account by direct debit (fees will be paid by the University)
Note: 1) Prior online enrollment is required. See section “2. Direct Debit Payment of Your Tuition Fees“. If you do not enroll or online enrollment is not possible, you must pay your tuition fees using a bank transfer form as described in section B.
2) Internal students who have been paying their tuition fees by direct debit (moving from their undergraduate program to graduate program or from their master’s program to doctoral program in the University) must re-enroll in direct debit because of the change in their student ID numbers.
3) Please check the website below for the list of accepted financial institutions.
B. Payment by bank transfer form (fees are paid by the student)
Note: Payment must be made at a teller window of a financial institution with a bank transfer form sent to the address of the student or a guarantor (e.g., a parent of the student) by the University.
・Your tuition fees are due as follows.
A. Direct Debit
Ｂ. Bank Transfer Form
First-Semester Tuition Fees
・In mid-May, the University sends out a notice
・Automatically withdrawn on May 27 (or the next business day if it falls on a bank holiday)
・In mid-May, the University sends out a bank transfer form
・Payment due date: May 31
Second-Semester Tuition Fees
・In mid-November, the University sends out a notice
・Automatically withdrawn on November 27 (or the next business day if it falls on a bank holiday)
・In mid-November, the University sends out a bank transfer form
・Payment due date: November 30
Note: 1) The notice of direct debit or a bank transfer form will be sent to the address on the Contact Information Sheet submitted at the time of enrollment at the University.
2) When you apply for a tuition fee waiver, the timing of notification and delivery of the bank transfer form, and the payment due date will vary.
- Direct Debit Payment of Your Tuition Fees
・The payment is automatically withdrawn from the account you have registered in advance.
・Follow the instructions on the website (enrollment website) below.
・The following information will be used to verify your identity. Please have the information ready before you start the enrollment process.
・You may register an account in the student’s name or the name of the payer (e.g., a parent of the student).
・During the procedure, you will be directed to the website of your financial institution, and the information listed below may be required for identification purposes. This information will only be used by the financial institution and will not be obtained by the University. The procedure must be completed by the tuition payer. Please note that there is no English version of the financial institution’s website.
PIN for the cash card, DOB of the account holder, Phone number registered on the account, Account balance on the passbook, etc.
(Information required may vary by the financial institution.)
・Other than new enrollment, you may also change your registered account. If you wish to change your registered account, please follow the link below to complete the enrollment process again and register a new account (the previous information will be overwritten).
・To change the registered account, complete the procedure by the end of the month prior to the month in which the date of the debit is made (registrations (enrollments) are closed from late April to May and from late October to November).
・The payment is automatically withdrawn on May 27 for the first semester tuition fees, August 27 (tentative) for those who applied for a first-semester tuition fee waiver, November 27 for the second-semester tuition fees, and January 27 for those who applied for a second-semester tuition fee waiver (or the next business day if it falls on a bank holiday).
・Deposit the amount equal to the tuition fees to the registered account by the day before the date of the debit.
・The payment will be recorded as 「DFホツカイドウダイ」on your passbook.
・In case of insufficient funds, a bank transfer form will be sent around mid-month of the following month.
・Internal students who have been paying their tuition fees by direct debit (moving from their undergraduate program to graduate program or from their master’s program to doctoral program in the University) must re-enroll in direct debit because of the change in their student ID numbers.
・If your financial institution is not on the list of accepted financial institutions, you will not be able to enroll in direct debit. You may either enroll with a bank account of an accepted financial institution or pay with a bank transfer form.