HUSTEP – Hokkaido University shorterm exchange program

1. Program overview

  • HUSTEP creates opportunities for students to get know more about Japanese language as well as its culture in the span of 1 year (around 11 months) at Hokkaido University, Japan.
  • Participant will be arranged living in a dormitory’s room near the University.
  • Students will attend classes taught in English about Cultural, Social, Environmental, Scientific and Technological matters.

2. Duration

From late September/2017 – to mid 08/2018 (11 months) or from late September 09/2017 to mid 02/2017 (5 months).

3. Accommodation

Appointed by Hokkaido University

4. Eligibility

  • be enrolled and pay tuition fees at their home universities as full-time students during the entire period of study in Japan.
  • have completed at least two years of undergraduate study at their own university prior to arrival in Japan.
  • have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.
  • be proficient in English. Non-native English speakers must have a score of at least TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.5.

5. Application

1 official copy and 1 photocopy copy

  • HUSTEP Application (please download at, password: hustep2017).
  • A confirmation letter from the attending university (with seal).
  • Recommendation Letter.
  • Transcript: 1 in Vietnamese and 1 in English.
  • Certificate of Heath (attached form)
  • 3 ID photo (3×4 cm)
  • TOEFL certificate.
  • A copy of your passport.

*Note: Applying candidates have a chance to acquire a scholarship of 80.000 yen/month from JASSO. To apply for this scholarship, please fill in the attached form.

6. Deadlines

Submit applications to International Student Service Center (ISSC – Room A2. 604) before 16/01/2017.

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