Sapporo ("important river flowing through a plain") in Ainu language is the capital of Hokkaido and Japan's fifth largest city. Sapporo is also one of the nation's youngest major cities. In 1857, the city's population stood at just seven people. Sapporo became world famous in 1972 when the Olympic Winter Games were held there. Today, the city is well known for its ramen, beer, and the annual snow festival held in February.
Hokkaido University is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious universities in Japan. Boasting the largest number of faculties of Japan’s national universities, we cover almost all areas of the humanities and social and natural sciences and are leader in research activities in Japan and the world. Our alumni include a Nobel laureate, business leaders, research pioneers, artists and writers.
The Hokkaido University Short-Term Exchange Program (HUSTEP) is a ‘junior year abroad’ type program designed to provide undergraduate students from affiliated universities with the opportunity to study in Japan at Hokkaido University. Participants in this program take a wide variety of classes offered in English in HUSTEP’s two core divisions: Culture and Society and Science, Technology, and Environment. Students also have the chance to study the Japanese language. In addition, some participants can pursue independent research under the guidance of a faculty member. There will also be opportunities to take part in numerous traditional and contemporary Japanese cultural activities. Finally, students admitted to the program are eligible to apply for a scholarship.
HUSTEP provides a safe and caring environment in which to carry out your academic studies and broaden your horizons. Participating in HUSTEP will help prepare you for the future and will provide you with knowledge and experiences that will last a lifetime. In addition, it is a wonderful opportunity to meet and make friends with many Japanese people and international students from all around the world who come to study at Hokkaido University. We would like to invite motivated university students from ALL disciplines to participate in HUSTEP.
|Education Abroad Advisor||Make an appointment with Alyse Collins at any time!|
|Get Started||Attend or watch an Ed Abroad 101 Session|
|Program Provider||PSU Exchange with Hokkaido University|
|Program Dates||Current Program Calendar|
|Areas of Study||Browse course offerings here
|Credits||Fall/Winter: Students enroll in 24 quarter credits
Spring: Students enroll on 24 quarter credits
Academic Year: Students enroll in 45 - 48 quarter credits
|Language of Instruction||Japanese/English|
|Host Country Language||Japanese|
|Housing||Residence Hall, Homestay|
|Class Standing Eligibility||
|Minimum GPA Requirements||3.00
Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
|Language Requirement||No previous language study required|
|Preferred Requirements||Students with 1 year of full-time coursework at PSU|
|PSU Fees||Click here to view PSU Fees
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account.
|Program Brochure||HUSTEP Program Information|