Semester Exchange - Hokkaido University - New Colombo Plan

Semester Exchange - Hokkaido University - New Colombo Plan

Hokkaido University is an international university with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research, attracting outstanding staff and students from Japan and around the globe. It is a member of the National Seven Universities, which were established as the best national higher education or research institute.

Since first admitting students in 1876, Hokkaido University has grown rapidly. Today Hokkaido University enrols approximately 18,000 students, including many international students from more than 85 countries. Hokkaido University’s main campus is located in downtown Sapporo, within walking distance of almost everything the beautiful city has to offer. With an additional campus in the coastal city of Hakodate, Hokkaido University has become the frontier of real innovation in northern Japan.

Country: Japan
Program Dates: Fall semester: October - March, Spring Semester: April - August
Area of study: Engineering and IT
Type of program: New Colombo Plan Semester Scholarship
Length of Program: 5 months
Language of Instruction: English
Accommodation: Please refer to the accommodation website

Course Details:
The New Colombo Plan (NCP) Program for Osaka University is for three years. The Hokkaido University Short-Term Exchange Program (HUSTEP) is a ‘junior year abroad’ program designed to provide undergraduate students from affiliated universities with the opportunity to study in Japan at Hokkaido University.  Macquarie University students could select units from the following schools: School of Engineering, School of Information Science and Technology and School of Chemical Engineering.
More information in this website.

Academic Advice: All students looking to apply for a program should seek Academic Advice with the relevant Department or Faculty.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must:

1. Have Australian Citizenship
2. Be from exchange partner universities
3. Be enrolled and pay tuition fees at their home universities during study in Japan
4. Have completed at least two years of undergraduate study prior to arrival in Japan
5. Have GPA of 3.0 (B) or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
6. Have proficient in English. Non-native English speakers must have a score of at least TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS
7. Be able to arrive in Sapporo by late September or first week of April

How to apply

Applicants must complete an online Expression of Interest form EOI online

You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Cost and Funding Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.

Program Costs:  You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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Study a New Colombo Plan Semester Scholarship program in Hokkaido University for 5 months, Hokkaido University is located in Japan

Area of study
Engineering and IT

Has a GPA requirement

Macquarie, Undergraduate, Hokkaido University, New Colombo Plan Semester Scholarship, Japan, Engineering, IT, Exchange


Up to AU$6,000

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