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Accommodations / Campus Facilities

Accommodations

Notice regarding the Tokyo 2020 Olympics:
In 2021, the Summer Olympics will run from 23 July to 8 August and the Paralympics will run from 24 August to 5 September in Tokyo. As part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Olympic events will be held in Sapporo from 21 to 28 July, and 5 to 8 August. It is going to have a major effect on travel and accommodation services throughout Japan during the period. Please make sure to arrange your accommodation and flights as early as possible.

1. Dormitories

Applicants from overseas seeking accommodation for a week or more can apply for a place at a Hokkaido University (HU) student dormitory during the Early Application in February. The maximum stay is from two days before to two days after the relevant program (e.g., for a course running from July 10 to 16, the maximum period is from July 8 (move-in) to 18 (move-out)). Please note that you cannot stay the night of move-out date at HU accommodation. Applicants may not be accepted when the rooms are full. Please also note that there are only a few rooms available in October since HU accepts many international students at the beginning of the semester.

Dormitory accommodation is not available in the following cases;
1) for stays of less than a week
2) to applicants from within Japan
3) to applicants applied during the 2nd and 3rd application periods
Those in these categories will need to find alternative accommodation on their own.

The dormitories listed below are available. Applicants may not choose a specific dormitory.

Hokkaido University International House Fushimi (male and female)
Hokkaido University International House Kita 8 East (male only)
Hokkaido University International House Kita 23 (female only)
Hokkaido University International House Kita 8 (male and female)

Applicants may need to find alternative accommodation once the limited capacity of these dormitories is reached. Applicants in the Early Application period requesting dormitory accommodation in February will be informed of the maximum period of stay and asked to indicate their desired accommodation dates in early April. Then they will be informed of the status of their requests in late April. Dormitory accommodation is not currently available to applicants wishing to stay for less than a week. The requested period of stay cannot be changed or canceled in principle.

In addition to rent and utility fees, charges for room cleaning and bedding also apply. As some dormitories are located around an hour from the campus via local transportation, self-arranged accommodation may be cheaper and more convenient for short-term stays. Please be sure to check the location of each dormitory and the accommodation fees below.

Dormitory Information
https://www.global.hokudai.ac.jp/university-life/housing/student-dormitories/

2. Other accommodation

As Sapporo is a major tourist destination, early booking of accommodation is advised. Applicants who make their own arrangement of accommodation will be asked to provide information on their place of stay for reference in the event of an emergency.

See FAQ>Accommodation for further details.

Campus Facilities

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

Students can access the Internet with their own laptop/tablet computers or other devices via wireless access points on campus. The ID and password necessary for access will be provided on My Page before arrival on campus. For the locations of access points, check the Sapporo Campus Map. Click on “HU WiFi Spots” from the menu on the right side to show access points.

Health Care Center

Health Care Center

Hokkaido University’s Health Care Center provides medical checkups, health consultation and primary care for non-life threatening conditions to students and staff. If you have any concerns about your health, feel free to contact the Health Care Center. For more information, please click on the URL below.
Health Care Center (HU Website)

Libraries

Libraries

Hokkaido University has two major libraries where books, journals, newspapers and other publications are available for open viewing. PCs, copiers, study spaces and other resources are also available at these libraries. Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) students may enter the libraries with the Library cards they receive upon arrival at HU, but certain procedures must be followed to borrow library materials.
HU also has departmental libraries. For more information, please see the Hokkaido University Library website.
Hokkaido University Library

Hokkaido University Co-op

Hokkaido University Co-op

Hokkaido University has several Co-op stores on campus, where food, daily necessities, books and other products are available. These stores accept cash or credit card payments. For the locations of Co-op stores, check the Sapporo Campus Map. Click on “Shops” from the menu on the right side to show the stores.
Welcome to Hokkaido University CO-OP

Seicomart

Seicomart

Hokkaido University has a convenience store chain Seicomart on campus, where food, daily necessities, books and other products are available on the first floor and seating area are available on the second floor. This store opens 24 hours and accept cash or credit card payments.

Restaurants and Cafeterias

Restaurants and Cafeterias

Hokkaido University has several restaurants and cafeterias on campus, where students can enjoy Japanese and other cuisines at affordable prices. They accept only cash payment. The Chuo Shokudo cafeteria on the second floor offers halal menu options from 11:00 to 14:00 (subject to change).
For the opening hours and locations of restaurants and cafeterias, check the Sapporo Campus Map. Click on “Dining” from the menu on the right side to show their locations.

ATMs

ATMs

Hokkaido University has ATMs (Japan Post Bank and Seven Bank) on campus. For the types of cards that can be used at these ATMs, please check the website of the bank concerned. Please note that only cash withdrawal service in Japanese yen is available, and that handling fees apply. Regarding the handling fees, please contact credit card issuer.

Opening hours:
Seven Bank’s ATMs: weekdays: 9:00 – 19:00; Saturdays: 10:00 – 15:00
Japan Post Bank’s ATMs: weekdays: 9:00 – 19:00


Sports Facilities

Sports Facilities

Hokkaido University has several sports facilities, including a gymnasium and a sports training center. These facilities are available to Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) students.
For more information, please click on the URL below.
Sport and Recreation (HU Website)