Fees and Payments

Tuition & 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.

Tuition & Other Fees Payment

Applicants granted permission for admission will be notified of the payment method and deadline by email. Tuition fees 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 who pass the preliminary screening are required to pay the application fee (9,800 JPY) during the Application [Payment] Period. Applicants granted permission for admission are required to pay the entrance fee (28,200 JPY) prior to their enrollment.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee is 14,800 JPY per credit. This means the tuition fee for a two-credit course would be 29,600 JPY. Tuition 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 tuition fees at HU. They must inform the relevant office at their home institution about their application before submitting application. Check the list of HU’s partner universities below.
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. 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 syllabuses of the courses 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 Early Application)

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

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

Cancellation Policy

Please note that if successful applicants cancel their enrollment in the program, application, entrance and tuition fees and dormitory fees that have already been paid will not be refunded under any circumstances, except in the event the program is cancelled for any reason by HU, or applicants cannot come to Japan due to the impact of COVID-19 and do not take the course online.