Academic Transcripts / Credit Transfer / Credits / Grading System

Academic Transcripts

Academic transcripts will be issued in October regardless of the course period because evaluation targets and grading methods differ by course. Participants who need their academic transcripts earlier than this period for a specific reason, such as the need to submit them to their home institutions, should request the Hokkaido Summer Institute Managing Section using the Inquiry Form.

Credit Transfer

Students wishing to have the credits they earn during the Hokkaido Summer Institute program recognized by their home institutions are strongly recommended to obtain approval from the relevant supervisor and the academic affairs office at their home institution before applying for admission to the program. They must also check the procedures and documents necessary for credit transfer before application.


One credit or two credits will be awarded upon completion of each course. One credit awarded by a university in Japan is equivalent to 45 hours of student workload, which includes 15-30 hours of lectures and seminars, or 30-45 hours of laboratory work and practical training.

Grading System

Hokkaido University applies the following criteria of grade point system.

● Graduate Students

Grade Quality of Achievement Points
AA Excellent 100-90
A Very Good 89-80
B Good 79-70
C Satisfactory 69-60
Failure/ No credit 59-

● Undergraduate Students

Grade Quality of Achievement Points
 A+ Excellent 100-95
A 94-90
 A Very Good 89-85
 B+ 84-80
B Good 79-75
 B 74-70
 C+ Satisfactory 69-65
C 64-60
Failure/ No credit 59-