Hokkaido University of Education
|Area of Study||Arts and Humanities, Education, Languages|
|Average Credit Load||15 credits|
|Semester dates||September - FebruaryMarch - 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, 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.
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.
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.