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Hokkaido Summer Institute 2021 [Hokkaido University, Japan]

Hokkaido Summer Institute 2021 [Hokkaido University, Japan]

Hokkaido Summer Institute 2021 [Hokkaido University, Japan]

We are glad to inform you that Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) 2021 information is now being released on the website. More than 160 world-leading researchers from overseas will provide lectures with the university’s faculty members for five months during the summer for the HSI, which was established in 2016 and more than 900 international students have participated so far.


There will be over 150 courses (around 125 graduate courses and around 25 undergraduate courses) from June 1st to October 31st, 2021. Each course is worth 1 or 2 academic credits. Most of the courses run for one or two weeks. Students can tailor their own summer program by combining courses according to their major and interests.


Tuition fee will be waived for students who enrolled in the program as exchange students from HU’s partner institutions with which HU has concluded a memorandum of understanding on mutual tuition waivers.

All students from the partner institutions can take this tuition waiver and the number of HSI students is not included in the exchange quota.


In response to COVID-19, HU has decided to offer majority of the courses online in HSI 2021. Applicants can apply for the courses without worrying about the spread of COVID-19 infection or traveling to Japan. Most of the courses offered online will also be available face-to-face at HU, which allows participants to come to Japan and take face-to-face classes.

Undergraduate: around 25
Graduate: around 125

Online early application acceptance period*
Open: February 1 (Mon.), 2021, 12:00  Japan Standard Time
Close: February 15 (Mon.), 2021, 15:00 Japan Standard Time
For the 2nd – 3rd application periods, please refer to the website.
*students are required to apply on the HSI website.

*HU will also accept applications from non-students.

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