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.)
- 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
Partner university's areas of study
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
Who can go?
- Exchange students can take coursework in many areas of study
- 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
Course equivalency formula
- 2 HU credits = 1.5 UBC credits
Passing grade60 and over
- AA = 100-90
- A = 89-80
- B = 79-70
- C = 69-60
- F = 59-0
Credit transfer process
* 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
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.
- 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.
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.
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.