Hokkaido University

country rank  8
world rank  372

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University Overview

Established in 1918, Hokkaido University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Sapporo (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Hokkaido. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Hakodate, Hokkaido. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, Hokkaido University (Hokudai) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Hokkaido University (Hokudai) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 100 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Japanese higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name 北海道大学
Acronym Hokudai
Founded 1918 Origins date back to 1876
Motto Boys, Be Ambitious
Colours Green

University Location

Address Nishi 5 Kita 8, Kita-ku
Sapporo (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
060-0808 Hokkaido
T +81 (11) 716 2111
F +81 (11) 706 2095
Other locations Hakodate, Hokkaido

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
Int'l student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office Nishi 5 Kita 8, Kita-ku
Sapporo 060-0808
+81 (11) 706 2182

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 2,000-2,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Hokkaido University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • Open Education Consortium (OEC)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019