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Accommodations / Campus Facilities

Accommodations / Campus Facilities

Accommodations

As a general rule, students from overseas universities and other educational institutes may stay at Hokkaido University (HU) student dormitories. However, due to the limited availability of rooms, HU will make arrangements for accommodation at hotels near campus once the maximum capacity of these dormitories has been reached.

HU has several dormitories for international students in Sapporo. You will be housed in one of the following dormitories:
・Hokkaido University International House Kita 23 building 1 (Female only)
・Hokkaido University International House Kita 23 building 2 (Female only)
・Hokkaido University International House Kita 8 East (Male only)
・Hokkaido University International House Fushimi (Male and Female)

Rental fees, fixtures and other details differ by dormitory. For more information, click on the URL below and refer to the “Accommodation Fees” below.

https://www.global.hokudai.ac.jp/prospective-students/accommodation/dormitories/

Students may stay in these dormitories from two days before their courses begin to two days after the courses finish. Successful candidates will be informed of the longest period for which they can stay in the dormitories along with their notification of acceptance. They will then be asked to inform their desired period of stay in the dormitories. It is possible to stay at a self-arranged accommodation at first and then apply for a dormitory room or other accommodation after the program starts. (Please note that students staying at accommodations other than HU’s dormitories will be asked to provide information about their accommodations for reference in the event of an emergency.)
Students from universities and other educational institutes in Japan must arrange for their own accommodations.

https://www.global.hokudai.ac.jp/prospective-students/accommodation/dormitories/

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 upon their 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.

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 enrollment certificates 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 website

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.

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

For cash withdrawal off campus, refer to the ATM Map below. http://www.ishikari.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/ss/srk/gaikaryougaemapeigo.pdf
Please note that the map may not be up-to-date.

Sports Facilities

Sports Facilities

Hokkaido University has several sports facilities, including a gymnasium, a swimming pool and a sports training center. These facilities are available to Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) students.
For more information, please click on the URL below.
http://www.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/current-students/sport-and-recreation-2/