Information related to the 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake

University News | September 13, 2018

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Information related to the 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake

(To the students and their families)



Inquiries Regarding Student Safety Information

Since the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake happened on 6 September 2018, Hokkaido University has been seeking to confirm the safety of all students. Students who have not replied to the urgent e-mail from the university to report their safety status, and students who have not received such e-mails are requested to immediately contact their faculties/schools and report their status.

In addition, students or their supporters (the persons responsible for the payment of students’ educational expenses) who have suffered from material damages to their properties due to the Earthquake are also requested to report their circumstances to relevant faculties/schools.


Start of Second Semester

As Hokkaido University facilities have not been found to have suffered damage severe enough to cancel classes, we have decided to start the second semester as scheduled. As for the intensive courses or training programs conducted both on and off-campus during summer, please contact the relevant faculties/schools.


Life at the University

For students who are having difficulty adjusting after the earthquake (not sleeping, no appetite, feelings of fear or anxiety), Hokkaido University provides counseling services.

The following information is for those students who require support due to suffering caused by the earthquake:


Student Counseling


Student Advice and Counseling Center

Language: Japanese and English

Location: Institute for International Collaboration (The name of the building will be changed to the “Student Communication Station” effective 18 September 2018)

Hours: 9:00-17:00 Weekdays

E-mail: counseling[at]oia.hokudai.ac.jp

Phone: 090-5224-0365

https://www.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/cier/?page_id=18


Exemption of tuition fees

For students or their supporters (a person who is responsible for the payment of student’s educational expense) who have suffered damage from the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake, Hokkaido University will exempt the student’s tuition fee based on submission of a Fee Exemption Application. The applicant is required to submit (1) the Affliction Certificate (issued by municipal governments), (2) a document which shows the amount of money needed for restoration, and (3) coverage provided for damage by insurance. The applicant who doesn’t have (2) and/or (3) should submit the Affliction Certificate (1) first.

Currently Hokkaido University receives applications for the exemption of tuition fees for the second semester not only for those affected by the Earthquake, but also for other cases, and the submission deadline is 28 September 2018. Applications are considered on a semester-by-semester basis and in cases where applications have been made for both semesters in 2018, results for the first semester will not necessarily carry over to the second. Students who applied for both semesters already and suffered damage from this Earthquake is advised to apply for exemption again to notify the change of his/her economic status.


Contacts:

Student Support Division, Academic Affairs Department

tel: 011-706-7531

e-mail: syogaku[at]academic.hokudai.ac.jp


Student dormitories (including International House and Foreign Scholars’ Accommodation)

As of 19:30 7 September 2018, all electricity, water, and gas services for the student and researcher dormitories operated by the Student Support Division have been restored.


We have made firsthand observations of all the following facilities and dormitories and have found no evidence of damage. Daily life has returned to normal for the current residents of these facilities.


・Keiteki-ryo (Kita-ku)

・Sosei-ryo (Kita-ku)

・Hokkaido University International House Kita 8 (Kita-ku)

・Hokkaido University International House Kita 23 Building 1 and 2 (Kita-ku)

・Hokkaido University International House Kita 8 East (Higashi-ku)

・Hokkaido University International House Fushimi (Chuo-ku)

・Sapporo International Student Center (Toyohira-ku)

・Hokkaido University Foreign Scholars’ Accommodation (Kita-ku)


Contacts:

Student Support Division, Academic Affairs Department

・For Keiteki-ryo, Sosei-ryo and International House Kita 23 building 2:

 tel: 011-706-7532

 e-mail: kouki[at]jimu.hokudai.ac.jp


・For other dormitories:

 tel: 011-706-8064

 e-mail: skshien[at]oia.hokudai.ac.jp


Contacts for International Students

HUSTEP, JLCSP, the Intensive Japanese Course, the Modern Japanese Studies Program and the Integrated Science Program are going to start as planned.

If you have any inquiries, please contact the following divisions/schools:


HUSTEP(Hokkaido University Short-Term Exchange Program)

    Student Exchange Division, Academic Affairs Department

    tel: +81-(0)11-706-8059

    e-mail: hustep[at]oia.hokudai.ac.jp


 Japanese Language and Culture Studies Program (JLCSP)

    Student Exchange Division, Academic Affairs Department

    tel: +81-(0)11-706-8058

    e-mail: jlcsp[at]oia.hokudai.ac.jp


 Intensive Japanese Course

    Student Exchange Division, Academic Affairs Department

    tel: +81-(0)11-706-8057

    e-mail: rkouryu[at]oia.hokudai.ac.jp


 Modern Japanese Studies Program

    Educational Promotion Division, Academic Affairs Department

    tel: +81-(0)11-706-8048/8049

    e-mail: mjsp[at]oia.hokudai.ac.jp


 Integrated Science Program

    Educational Promotion Division, Academic Affairs Department

    tel: +81-(0)11-706-8048/8049

    e-mail: isp[at]oia.hokudai.ac.jp


 Contacts of faculties/graduate schools

 Faculties:

 https://www.global.hokudai.ac.jp/research-and-education/discover-our-undergraduate-schools/

 Graduate Schools:

 https://www.global.hokudai.ac.jp/research-and-education/graduate-schools/



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