JCU Global Experience Exchange Destinations Hokkaido University of Education

Hokkaido University of Education

Area of Study Arts and Humanities, Education, Languages
Course Language(s) Japanese
Average Credit Load 15 credits
Semester dates September - February
March - June

About the University

The Hokkaido University of Education International Exchange Agreement commenced in 1988. Developing together with the friendship courses of each of the five regional campuses (Sapporo, Asahikawa, Kushiro, Hakodate, and Iwamizawa), it currently oversees research and student exchange between 35 universities in 15 regions. Since its establishment in 1949 over 60 years ago, the university has been a hub for promoting academic and cultural creativity.


Hokkaido, Japan

Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, is known for its volcanoes, natural hot springs (onsen) and ski areas. Rugged Daisetsuzan National Park is home to steaming, volcanic Mount Asahi. Shikotsu-Tōya National Park contains caldera lakes, geothermal springs and a Mount Fuji look-alike, Mount Yōtei. Popular ski resorts include Rusutsu, Furano and Niseko.

Exchange information

Courses available

For more information on courses available, visit the HUE website.


The University will assist exchange student in arranging accommodation after offer accepted.

Cost of living

Living expenses vary depending on personal needs. However, an estimated cost of living per month for a student at Hokkaido University of Education including accommodation, utilities, food, transport, academic expenses could be YEN 96,000-126,000.

See current exchange rates.

Visa requirements

Once you have received the Certificate of Eligibility you can submit the visa application to the Japanese consulate in Cairns. It takes around 4 working days to issue the visa. Once your visa has been issued, you have to enter Japan within three months, so make sure you don’t apply to early.

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