[Japan] Hokkaido University – Student Exchange Programs 2018 (Spring Semester)


[Scholarship is offered for this program]

HUSTEP 2018 Spring Semester
Regarding the HUSTEP application forms and other required documents,
you can download them from the HUSTEP website:


Pass word is required: hustep2018

The outline of HUSTEP 2017 Spring Semester Course is as follows:
1. Period of Enrollment: April 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018 (5 months)
2. Application Deadline: October 17, 2017
3. Admission notification: December, 2017
4. Program Features:
– Designed for undergraduate students both in Humanities and Science
– Courses in English (Japanese language ability is not required)
– Admission and tuition fee waiver
– Being eligible to apply for the Japan Student Service Organization (JASSO) scholarship if students participate in HUSTEP
5. Important Details:
– Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.
– Non-native English speakers must have a score of at least TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.5.
– Due to the capacity of the program, there is a screening process to select the participants. Not all students who apply will be accepted.
– Only a limited number of students can be nominated for the JASSO scholarship.

JLCSP (Japanese Language and Culture Studies Program)
The outline of JLCSP 2018 Spring Semester is as follows:
1. Period: April 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018 (5 months)
2. Application Deadline: October 17, 2017
3. Admission notification: Mid December 2017
4. The objectives of this program are:
(1) to improve students’ Japanese language proficiency in order to enable them to interact with Japanese speakers and to conduct research in Japanese;
(2) to acquire basic knowledge and methodology for Japanese studies – especially relating to Japanese general and applied linguistics;
(3) to gain a deeper understanding of Japanese language and culture through various courses.
5. Important Details:
– Qualification of applicants
(1) Those who will be 18 years old to 29 years old on April 1, 2018.
(2) Those who major Japanese language and culture in the undergraduate courses of the university-wide agreement partners of Hokkaido University. (department-wide agreement partners not eligible) First-year students are not eligible to apply.
Those who have finished the introductory level and reached the intermediate level of Japanese language study at the time of submission:
those who passed N3 or above level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, or have equal ability with successful applicants of the test.
– How to submit application
Application materials need to be sent to Hokkaido University by email and posting.

JLCSP Application package

Special Audit Student (SAS) / Special Research Student (SRS)
1. Period: (1 semester) April 1, 2018 – September 30, 2018
(1 year) April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019
2. Course Language: (SAS) mostly Japanese / (SRS) Japanese / English                       
3. Nomination Deadline: October 10,2017
4. Application Deadline: November 10,2017                       
5. Notes: This programe requires nomination. Please find attached the application sheet and send us back the completed sheet by the deadline above.
Application form will be provided based on the nomination.



•  Application Package of each program, and:

•  Curriculum Vitae

•  Motivation Letter

•  Certificate of Enrollment from faculty

•  Official academic transcript

•  Letter of Recommendation from academic advisor

•  Colored copy of passport

•  Passport-size photo (4 pieces, 3.5 x 4.5 cm, white background color, taken within the past three months)

•  Letter of Nomination from faculty (*addressed to Head of Office of International Affairs)

•  English language proficiency  (Min. Score of TOEFL – ITP=530, iBT 80 or IELTS 6.0)



1) Submit the aforementioned documents to Office of International Affairs, UGM (Bulaksumur F-13) for internal review.

2) OIA staffs will evaluate your application.

3) Once you are selected as Nominated Student, OIA will send your application to  Hokkaido University as for host university selection.

4) FINAL decision from Hokkaido University.


Please send all documents above in 2 COPIES to Office of International Affairs, UGM (Bulaksumur Block F-13).