FAQ

Applications

I am undergraduate student. Can I take courses for graduate students?

No, you can’t. Each course has a designated level. Before you start your application, please check in the table below which level’s courses you can take:

Undergraduate
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Master’s students Ph.D. students
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Ph.D. level check mark


 

I don’t belong to the academic institution after I graduated from the university. Can I apply for the program?

Yes, we will accept high school graduates/ university graduates [i.e., Non-students] for the program from 2020.

How long does it take to receive screening results once an application has been submitted?

We will inform applicants of screening results within one and a half months after the application deadline. Check your incoming e-mail settings to ensure that you will receive e-mail from no-reply@oia.hokudai.ac.jp.

How will you inform me of screening results?

By e-mail. Check your incoming e-mail settings to ensure that you will receive e-mail from no-reply@oia.hokudai.ac.jp.

I received a notification of acceptance. What is the admission process?

Please refer to the Application Guidelines for Current Students / Application Guidelines for Non-Students webpages and follow the admission process described in the e-mail notifying you of your acceptance.

I am not a native English speaker. Do I have to submit English proficiency test scores to participate in the program?

Yes. Since courses are taught in English, you must have the English proficiency necessary to understand and participate in the course(s) you wish to take. Normally this would be demonstrated by submitting the official English proficiency test score. Exceptionally, applicants are permitted to submit the documented certificate if the relevant scores are unavailable. This certificate should be written and signed by their academic supervisors/school officials/senior staff members at their home institutions. A sample certificate form is available on the Application Guidelines for Current Students / Application Guidelines for Non-Students webpages.

Can I change my courses after submitting application?

No. As a general rule, we do not accept requests for course changes. Please consider your course selections carefully before submitting your application.
Before submitting your application for admission, please check class hours on the Courses webpage to avoid overlapping of classes.
If you want to cancel the courses after submitting application due to unavoidable circumstances, please let the Hokkaido Summer Institute Managing Section know your cancellation.

Is it possible to change my personal information and other data after submitting the application documents?

No changes to personal or other information in application documents may be made once submitted. Accordingly, care should be taken to ensure that such information is correct before submission. If your contact information changes after submitting application, please inform the Hokkaido Summer Institute Managing Section using the Inquiry Form.

When is the application deadline?

We set different application deadlines for each application, Please refer the Application Guidelines for Current Students / Application Guidelines for Non-Students webpages.

What should I do if I will graduate from the university before the HSI program starts?

Applicants who apply in the current student category should be registered as degree-program students at universities at the time of application and during the HSI program period. Those who will graduate from their home institution before the HSI program starts are required to submit a certificate of acceptance from the home institution at the time of enrollment in HSI. If they are not able to submit it, they should apply in the non-student category instead.