Hustep – Hokkaido university shorterm exchange program

I. 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.

II. Types of Scholarships:

1. Hokkaido University Short-Term Exchange Program (HUSTEP):

a) 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.

b) Application: 1 original application and 1 copy.

*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.

c) Number of scholarship: 1-2 slots

d) Application package: 1 original, 1 copy

c) Duration: 4/2017 – 8/2017.

d) Accommodation: Appointed by Hokkaido University

f) Deadlines:

Submit complete application to ISSC (room A2.604) before 10/10/2016.

2) (Undergraduate) Special Audit Student (SAS):

a) Eligibility:

  • Must have outstanding academic results at the major offered at Hokkaido University.
  • Must currently hold a N2 Japanese level or higher.
  • Must currently be a student during the exchange period.

b) Application Process:

  • Candidates applying for SAS must inform their names, desired major, courses at Hokkaido University to Ms. Thanh Thảo, Department of Public Relations, VNU via before 17/10/2016 (for Spring semester)
  • Application form will be provided for the desired applicants

c) Duration: 1 semester – 1 year

  • Spring semester: 01/04/2017 – 30/09/2017
  • One year: 01/04/2017 – 31/3/2018

d) Scholarship: Not applicable

e) Accommodation: appointed by University of Hokkaido

f) Deadlines:

  • Spring Semester Candidates submit application back to ISSC (Room A2. 604) before 21/10/2016.

For more information please visit: Or contact Ms. Thanh Thảo via mail or 37 242 160 (ext: 1452).