Application Outline / Important Notice

This section is for all prospective applicants.

Application Outline

Application Categories

Before you start your online application, please check which student category you belong to.

1. Current HU students

If you are currently enrolled in Hokkaido University, please refer to Information for Hokkaido University Students page.

2. Current students

if you are currently enrolled in a university or a graduate school as a degree program student in Japan and abroad, please refer to Application Guidelines for Current Students.

3. Non-students

If you are high school graduates/ university graduates, please refer to Application Guidelines for Non-Students.


HSI 2022 will offer over 270 courses ranging from bachelor to Ph. D level.
You can combine courses according to your major and interests.
*If you cannot come to Japan due to the COVID-19-related travel restrictions, you may be able to take classes online.

The meaning of “course format”

On-Campus  Course
This is a course that is not offered online, and that participants are required to come to Japan and take them face-to-face.
e-HSI (Online) Course
This is a course that is offered only online.
Recurrent Course
This is a course that is mainly intended for adults, but they are also open to students. 


June -October 2022
Many of the courses are 1 week-2 weeks in length.


・Degree-program students at universities [Current students]

・High school graduates/ University graduates [Non-students]


1 credit or 2 credits will be awarded upon completion of each course.


Program fee: 14,800 JPY per credit


・Program fee will be waived for students from HU’s partner institutions under certain conditions.

・Application Fee (9,800 JPY) and Entrance Fee (28,200 JPY) will be charged to Non-Student applicants.

* For more details, please refer to “Fees and Payments” webpage.

Application Period

March 7-16, 2022
*For another application period and more details, please refer to the application guideline.


Important Due to the Covid19, applicants will not be able to apply for the dormitory on HSI2022. Please make your own arrangements for accommodations. (Updated: March 1)
Overseas current student applicants can apply for HU student dormitory during the application period in March.

Handling of Personal Information

1) All personal information collected by Hokkaido University (hereinafter referred to as “the University”) will be completely protected in compliance with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information Held by Independent Administrative Agencies, the EU’s General Data Production Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”), and other related acts and pursuant to the Hokkaido University Personal Information Management Regulations.

2) Names, addresses, and other personal information provided to the University through the application process will be used solely for (a) enrollee selection, (b) the announcement of exam results, (c) admission purposes, (d) surveys and research on enrollee selection methods, and (e) related processes.

3) Personal information obtained through the application process will be used only for those who are admitted for (a) school administration purposes (student registration, etc.), (b) student support services (health management, participation in events, etc.), and (c) tuition and accommodation fees, and other administrative purposes.

4) The University also collects technical visitor information on the website, such as the date and time of access, the domain from which access is made, and the cookies (small information file stored on the hard drive of the computer used to access a website.) This information is not linked to individuals and cannot be used trace the identity of a visitor. The data collected and stored is used for statistical analysis of site usage and enhancement of the website.

5) Some of these processes may be outsourced by the University to a contracted service provider (hereinafter referred to as “the Contractor”). All or some of the personal information provided by applicants may be provided to the Contractor only as needed to perform the tasks for which it has been contracted.

-GDPR Privacy Policy

6) The University processes applicants’ personal data with their consent. (GDPR, Article 6, Paragraph 1 (a)).

7) The consent set forth in 6) may be revoked at any time. However, it will not affect the lawfulness of their personal data that has already been processed with their consent prior to the revoke.

8) Personal data collected will be kept for 10 years counting from the subsequent fiscal year (from April to -March) after the fiscal year their data was collected.

9) Data subjects (individuals whose personal data is collected, held and processed) have the following rights as stated in GDPR, as well as other related laws and regulations:
To access their personal data / To have their inaccurate personal data corrected/ To have their personal data deleted where appropriate/ To restrict the processing of their personal data / To object to the processing of their personal data/ To transfer their personal data to third-party entities.

10) If they are not happy with the way their personal data is handled, or the response they received from the University, they have the right to file a complaint to a supervisory authority defined in GDPR (Article 51, Paragraph 1).

11) The University is governed by the Incorporated Administrative Agency (IAA) Personal Information Protection Act. The European Commission’s adequacy decision is not applicable to the University.