Fees and Payments

Program & Other Fees Payment

This section is for non-Hokkaido University applicants in Japan and abroad.
Hokkaido University students are advised to click Information for Hokkaido University students at the top of the website for more information.

Program & Other Fees Payment

Applicants granted permission for admission will be notified of the payment method and deadline by email. Program and other fees are payable by credit card. These fees that have already been paid are non-refundable.

Application and Entrance Fees

No application or entrance fees apply for current student applicants.
Non-student applicants are required to pay the application fee (9,800 JPY) during the Application. Non-student Applicants granted permission for admission are required to pay the entrance fee (28,200 JPY) prior to their enrollment.

Program Fees

The program fee is 14,800 JPY per credit. This means the program fee for a two-credit course would be 29,600 JPY. Program fees are payable by credit card.

For students from Hokkaido University (HU)’ s partner institutions:
1. Those who enroll as exchange students from HU’ s partner institutions with which HU has concluded a memorandum of understanding on mutual tuition waivers are waived the program fees at HU. Although HSI does not require nominations from partner universities, applicants are advised to inform the relevant office at their home institution about their application before submitting application.
2. Those who enroll as exchange students from HU’s partner institutions based on departmental exchange agreements are required to take at least one course organized by the HU department which their institution has concluded the agreement with to be waved the program fees at HU. For example, if the graduate school they belong to has the agreement with Graduate School of Engineering at HU, they are required to take at least one course organized by Graduate School of Engineering.

Partner University List

Additional Fees

Some courses including field training will require additional fees (accommodation fees during the field training, travel expenses, etc.) For details, please check the course page you wish to take. Fees that will be required for courses will be collected in cash (Japanese yen) after participants arrive in Hokkaido, Japan. Accordingly, they should bring the necessary cash amount for fee payment.

Dormitory fees (Only for dormitory applicants in the 1st Application)

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)

Dormitory fees depend on the desired period of stay as per information provided by applicants to the Hokkaido Summer Institute Managing Section. For more information on dormitory fees, see the Daily Life section. Dormitory fees are payable by credit card.

Note for applicants from within Japan and Non-Student applicants

Since applicants from within Japan or Non-Student applicants cannot stay at HU international student dormitories, they must also pay for accommodations arranged for on their own.

Cancellation Policy

Applicants granted permission for admission will be notified of the deadline for program fees payment. Program fees are payable by credit card. Program and other fees that have already been paid are non-refundable. If applicants fail to pay the program fee within the designated period, their permission will be canceled.

For those who have paid the program fee but are unable to attend face-to-face classes due to any of the reasons below associated with the spread of COVID-19, the program fee (including Hokkaido University dormitory fee, if applicable) will be refunded. However, please note that Hokkaido University will not pay fees for the cancellation of air tickets and self-arranged accommodation due to not coming to Japan.

(1) Hokkaido University cancels the face-to-face course, and the applicant does not wish to take the course online.

(2) For reasons beyond the applicant’s control, they are unable to board a plane to travel to Japan or Hokkaido and does not wish to take the course online.

(3) The applicant is found to have contracted COVID-19 during the period from 13 days before the first day of the course they plan to take until the day before, and a medical certificate issued by a public institution is submitted to Hokkaido University within one month from the first day of the course.