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Incoming Exchange Students from the Affiliated Universities of the Graduate School of Letters / Faculty of Letters, Hokkaido University

Graduate School of Letters / Faculty of Letters, Hokkaido University accept exchange students from the affiliated universities which have signed an exchange agreement at the interdepartmental level for one semester or one academic year.

 

The list of the affiliated universities of the Graduate School of Letters / Faculty of Letters

The students from the affiliated universities below can apply to the Graduate School of Letters / Faculty of Letters, Hokkaido University as exchange students.

  • National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, College of Humanities and Applied Sciences
  • National University of Kaohsiung, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Nanjing University of Science and Technology, School of Foreign Studies
  • The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Arts
  • The University of Arizona, College of Humanities
  • University of Sussex
  • University of London, the School of Oriental and African Studies
  • The University of Manchester, the Faculty of Humanities
  • The University of Zagreb, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Universität Duisburg-Essen
  • The University of Padova, Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology
  • Universite Paris Diderot-Paris 7 

 

The programs for exchange students from the affiliated universities of the Graduate School of Letters / Faculty of Letters

HUSTEP (Hokkaido University Short-Term Exchange Program)

For information on HUSTEP, please visit this website.

 

Special Audit Students

The Graduate School of Letters / Faculty of Letters, Hokkaido University accept Special Audit Students (Tokubetu-choukou gakusei) for one semester or one academic year. The students can attend regular classes and receive credits after passing examinations. Instruction is in principle in Japanese, so a high level of language proficiency is required. Students must submit application documents to Hokkaido University through the home institution’s office.

◆Term

Semester 1:April 1 to September 30

Semester 2:October 1 to March 31

 

【The list of the affiliated universities of the Graduate School of Letters / Faculty of Letters】

The students from the affiliated universities below can apply to the Graduate School of Letters / Faculty of Letters, Hokkaido University.

  • National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, College of Humanities and Applied Sciences
  • National University of Kaohsiung, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Nanjing University of Science and Technology, School of Foreign Studies
  • The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Arts
  • The University of Arizona, College of Humanities
  • University of Sussex
  • University of London, the School of Oriental and African Studies
  • The University of Manchester, the Faculty of Humanities
  • The University of Zagreb, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Universität Duisburg-Essen
  • The University of Padova, Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology
  • Universite Paris Diderot-Paris 7 

 

【Application Process】

Please obtain application documents through the home institution’s office.

 

◆Application documents for the Graduate School of Letters / Faculty of Letters, Hokkaido University

Students must submit application documents to the Graduate School of Letters / Faculty of Letters, Hokkaido University through the home institution’s office. Please ask the home institution’s office about the deadline.

※Application is limited to the affiliated universities of the Graduate School of Letters / Faculty of Letters, Hokkaido University.

※For an application to the affiliated universities at the university level, please send the application documents to the staff of your home university. The application will then be sent to the Office of International Affairs, Hokkaido University.

 

◆Application deadlines of the Graduate School of Letters / Faculty of Letters, Hokkaido University

Semester 1:middle of November

Semester 2:middle of May

※Please note that the deadline for submitting application documents to the home university is different from the deadline for Hokkaido University.

 

Announcement of acceptance

Offer letters will be sent to your home university in January for enrollment in April or in July for enrollment in October (dates are tentative).

 

Language and credit requirements

As a rule, all classes in the Graduate School of Letters / Faculty of Letters are conducted in Japanese, so a high level of language proficiency is required. Students are required to register for seven or more classes (more than ten hours) per week. (Please see “Related Websites” for class syllabi.)

 

【Others】

 Concerning Japanese language classes

Students may also register for classes in the Japanese course conducted at the Hokkaido University International Student Center. However, please note that credit will not be given for these Japanese language course classes.

 

◆Housing

Students may apply for International Student University Housing.

 

Related Websites

 

【Contact Address】

International Affairs Unit, Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University
Kita 10 Nishi 7, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
060-0810, JAPAN
Tel & Fax: +81-11-706-4807
E-mail: ryugaku-sup@let.hokudai.ac.jp

 

Special Research Students (For Graduate Students)

The Graduate School of Letters accepts Special Research Students (Tokubetu-kenkyu gakusei) for one semester or one academic year. The students conduct research under the guidance of a supervisor (Please note that the students cannot receive credits.) Guidance by supervisor is mainly conducted in Japanese, so a high level of language proficiency is required. Applicants need to find a faculty member who is willing to give them appropriate instruction on their research. The Graduate School of Letters requires applicants to obtain informal consent from a faculty member at the time of application.

◆Term

Semester 1:April 1 to September 30

Semester 2:October 1 to March 31

 

【The list of affiliated universities of the Graduate School of Letters / Faculty of Letters】

The students from the affiliated universities below can apply to the Graduate School of Letters / Faculty of Letters, Hokkaido University.

  • National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, College of Humanities and Applied Sciences
  • National University of Kaohsiung, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Nanjing University of Science and Technology, School of Foreign Studies
  • The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Arts
  • The University of Arizona, College of Humanities
  • University of Sussex
  • University of London, the School of Oriental and African Studies
  • The University of Manchester, the Faculty of Humanities
  • The University of Zagreb, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Universität Duisburg-Essen
  • The University of Padova, Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology
  • Universite Paris Diderot-Paris 7 

 

【Obtaining informal consent from a faculty member】

Applicants need to find a faculty member who is willing to give them appropriate instruction on their research. The Graduate School of Letters requires applicants to obtain informal consent from a faculty member at the time of application. To obtain informal consent from a faculty member, please contact the International Affairs Unit (ryugaku-sup@let.hokudai.ac.jp).

As for academic staff, please refer to the website of the Hokkaido University Graduate School of Letters.
English: https://www.let.hokudai.ac.jp/en/research/faculty/

 

【Application Process】

◆Required documents

  1. Completed application form of Special Research Students (Tokubetu-kenkyu-Gakusei) and resume
    (with passport-style photo attached)
    → DOWNLOAD ( PDF / WORD )
    ※Please consult with your prospective supervisor about your research theme. You do not need your prospective supervisor is seal on the paperwork.
  2. Completed Japanese language level form
    (Copy of results for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, if available)
    → DOWNLOAD ( PDF / WORD )
  3. Completed proposed plan of study form (in Japanese)
    → DOWNLOAD ( PDF / WORD )
  4.  One recommendation letter from an academic supervisor (in Japanese or English) on form provided
    → DOWNLOAD ( PDF / WORD )
  5. A certificate of enrollment
    (Original plus Japanese or English translation)
  6. An official transcript of academic record
    (Original plus Japanese or English translation)
  7. Photocopy of your passport
    (Original plus Japanese or English translation)

 

◆Application documents for the Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University

Students must submit application documents to Hokkaido University through the home institution’s office. Please ask the home institution’s office about the deadline.

※Application is limited to the affiliated universities of the Graduate School of Letters / Faculty of Letters, Hokkaido University.

※For an application to the affiliated universities at the university level, please send the application documents to the staff of your home university. The application will then be sent to the Office of International Affairs, Hokkaido University.

 

◆Application deadlines of the Graduate School of Letters / Faculty of Letters, Hokkaido University

Semester 1:middle of November

Semester 2:middle of May

※Please note that the deadline for submitting application documents to the home university is different from the deadline for the Hokkaido University.

 

◆Announcement of acceptance

Offer letters will be sent to your home university in January for enrollment in April or in July for enrollment in October (dates are tentative).

 

【Others】

◆Concerning Japanese language classes

Students may also register for classes in the Japanese course conducted at the Hokkaido University International Student Center. However, please note that credit will not be given for these Japanese language course classes.

 

 ◆Housing

Students may apply for International Student University Housing.

 

Related Websites

 

【Contact Address】

International Affairs Unit, Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University
Kita 10 Nishi 7, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
060-0810, JAPAN
Tel & Fax: +81-11-706-4807
E-mail: ryugaku-sup@let.hokudai.ac.jp

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