Overview

Hokkaido University

City: Sapporo and Hakodate
Language of instruction: English, Japanese
  • Established in 1876
  • Current National University Corporation Hokkaido University was established in accordance with the National University Corporation Law in 2004
  • Research-intensive comprehensive university
  • 2 campuses, 12 faculties, 18 graduate schools
  • Includes 650 kilometres squared of six research forests, a hospital, a botanical garden, and a museum
  • Located in the cosmopolitan city of Sapporo, on the beautiful island of Hokkaido

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsCommerce (UBCV)ForestryLand and Food SystemsManagement (UBCO)Science

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Japanese: some English courses
  • Japanese language proficiency required if you are not participating in the Hokkaido University Short-Term Exchange Program (HUSTEP)
  • HUSTEP is available as a single term or full year program
  • This program is intended for students with a low level of Japanese
  • If you are interested in studying in Japanese, please note the that JLCSP program is only available as a full year option
  • You must be proficient in Japanese to participate in the JLCSP program

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

Who can go?

  • Exchange students can take coursework in many areas of study

Term dates

  • One Semester Exchange:
    • Semester 1: Beginning of April to end of August
    • Semester 2: Beginning of October to end of February
  • Full Year Exchange:
    • Semester 1: End of September to mid-February
    • Semester 2: Beginning of April to mid-August
  • Please note that the designation of "first" and "second" semesters for the full-year program are different from the one semester program
Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • 2 HU credits = 1.5 UBC credits

Passing grade

60 and over

Grading scheme

  • AA = 100-90
  • A = 89-80
  • B = 79-70
  • C = 69-60
  • F = 59-0

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate research

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Introduction to Tourism Studies
Partner course code: 027125 1000
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-10
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Contents Tourism and Pop Culture Pilgrimage
Partner course code: 027113 3000
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-23
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Dream and Fantasy in Japanese Literature and Film
Partner course code: 027314 3000
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-23
UBC course: JAPN 3rd
Title: Intermediate Japananese Interaction (Basic Japanese) 3A/B
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2018-08-24
UBC course: JAPN 3rd
Title: Intermediate Japanese Comprehension (Basic Japanese) 2A/B
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2018-08-24
UBC course: JAPN 3rd
Title: Intermediate Japananese Interaction (Basic Japanese) 2A/B
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2018-08-24
UBC course: JAPN 3rd
Title: Intermediate Japanese Expression (Basic Japanese) 2A/B
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2018-08-24
UBC course: JAPN 3rd
Title: Intermediate Japanese Expression (Basic Japanese) 1A/B
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2018-08-24
UBC course: JAPN 3rd
Title: Intermediate Japanese Comprehension (Basic Japanese) 3A/B
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2018-08-24
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: Introduction to Japanese Politics
Partner course code: 027046 2000
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: Foundations of Postwar Politics: Constitution and Constitutionalism
Partner course code: 027044 2000
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
Land and Food Systems
UBC course: FNH 3rd
Title: Milk and Meat Hygiene
Partner course code: 017161
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date:
UBC course: FNH 3rd
Title: Food Biochemistry l
Partner course code: AGR 3300
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2016-07-13
UBC course: FNH 3rd
Title: Applied Microbiology
Partner course code: AGR 3300
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date:
UBC course: FNH 3rd
Title: Agricultural and Food Process Engineering l
Partner course code: 017411
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date:
UBC course: FNH 3rd
Title: Agricultural and Food Process Engineering ll
Partner course code: 017476
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date:
UBC course: FNH 4th
Title: Independent Study ll for Nutritional Sciences
Partner course code: 000000
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date:
UBC course: FNH 4th
Title: Nutritional Biochemistry ll
Partner course code: 017277
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date:
UBC course: FRE 3rd
Title: Farm Business Management
Partner course code: 017549
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date:
UBC course: fnh 3rd
Title: Independent Study l for Nutritional Sciences
Partner course code: 000000
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date:
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC

Scholarships + awards

  • Students with outstanding academics may be nominated for the JASSO scholarship

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus
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