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Hokkaido University

country rank 11
world rank 322

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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 99 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. Hokudai also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

University Name





1918 Origins date back to 1876


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University Location


Nishi 5 Kita 8, Kita-ku
Sapporo (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
060-0808 Hokkaido Japan


+81 (11) 716 2111


+81 (11) 706 2095

Other locations

Hakodate, Hokkaido

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Degree Levels & Study Areas


Pre-Bachelor degrees
PreBachelor degrees

Bachelor degrees
Bachelor degrees

Master degrees
Master degrees

Doctoral degree
Doctoral degree
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Important: please contact or visit the official website of Hokkaido University for detailed information on areas of study and degree levels currently offered; the above uniRank Degree Levels and Areas of Study Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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Yearly Tuition Range

Local students 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro) 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro)
International students 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro) 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro)

Important: the above average yearly tuition ranges do not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate Hokkaido University's office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your specific situation and study interest; the above uniRank Yearly Tuition Range Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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University Admissions

Gender Admission

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)

International Students

International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection

Admission Selection 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

Important: admission policy and acceptance rate may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate Hokkaido University's Admission Office for detailed information on a specific admission selection policy and acceptance rate; the above University admission information is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment

Total Student Enrolment 15,000-19,999

Academic Staff

Total Faculty and Academic Staff 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


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Facilities and Services


University Library Yes Go to 北海道大学's Library


University Housing and Accommodation Yes

Sport Facilities

University Sport Facilities Yes

Financial Aids

University Financial Aids Yes

Study Abroad

Study Abroad and Exchange Programs Yes

Distance Learning

Not reported

Important: please contact or visit the official website of Hokkaido University for detailed information on facilities and services provided, including the type of scholarships and other financial aids offered to local or international students; the information above is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Accreditation Seal 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)

Important: this section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially recognize, accredit and/or license the Hokkaido University as a whole (institutional accreditation or recognition) or some of its specific courses/programs (programmatic accreditation). Memberships and affiliations to organizations which do not imply any formal, extensive and/or legal process of accreditation or recognition are included in the specific Affiliations and Memberships section below. Please report errors and inaccuracies taking into consideration the above criteria.

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

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Academic Structure

University Academic Divisions

Hokkaido University

Graduate School of Letters Faculty of Letters Graduate School of Education Faculty of Education School of Education Graduate School of Law School of Law Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration School of Economics and Business Administration Graduate School of Medicine School of Medicine Departments of Health Science Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate School of Health Sciences School of Dental Medicine Graduate School of Engineering Faculty of Engineering Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine School of Veterinary Medicine Graduate School of International Media, Communication and Tourism Studies Research Faculty of Media and Communication Graduate School of Information Science and Technology Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences Faculty of Fisheries Sciences School of Fisheries Sciences Graduate School of Environmental Science Faculty of Environmental Earth Science Graduate School of Science Faculty of Science School of Science Graduate School of Agriculture Research Faculty of Agriculture Faculty of Agriculture Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy Graduate School of Life Science Faculty of Advanced Life Science Graduate School of Public Policy Faculty of Public Policy Institute of Low Temperature Science Research Institute for Electronic Science Institute for Genetic Medicine Catalysis Research Center Slavic Research Center Information Initiative Center Central Institute of Radioisotope Science Equipment Management Center International Student Center Center for Research and Development in Higher Education The Hokkaido University Museum Research Center for Integrated Quantum Electronics Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere Center for Advanced Research of Energy Conversion Materials Meme Media Laboratory Research and Education Center for Brain Science Research Center for Zoonosis Control Admission Center Center for Advanced Tourism Studies Health Care Center Environmental Preservation Center Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies Center for Experimental Research in Social Sciences Center for Language Learning Research Institute for Information Law and Policy Research Center for Environmental Nano and Bio Engineering Center for Sustainability Science Research Center for Integrative Mathematics Center of Education and Research for Topological Science and Technology Creative Research Institution Sousei

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