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Hokkaido University

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Established in 1918, the Hokkaido University (Hokkaido Daigaku) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Sapporo (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Hokkaido. This institution also has a branch campus in Hakodate and Hokkaido. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, Hokkaido University (Hokudai) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Japanese higher education institution. Hokkaido University (Hokudai) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 105-year-old Japanese higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The acceptance rate range is 0-9% making this Japanese higher education organization an extremely 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, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Hokkaido University's Control Typepublic


Hokkaido University's Entity Typenon-profit


Hokkaido University' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Hokkaido University's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateextremely selective

University Identity

Name (Non Latin) 北海道大学
Name (English) Hokkaido Daigaku
Acronym Hokudai
Founded 1918 Origins date back to 1876
Motto Boys, Be Ambitious
Colours Green
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University Location

Address 5 Nishi, Kita 8, Kita-ku
060-0808 Hokkaido
Hokkaido University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Hokkaido University Phone Number +81 (11) 716 2111
Hokkaido University Fax Number +81 (11) 706 2095
Other locations Hakodate and Hokkaido

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Hokkaido University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Hokkaido University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Hokkaido University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Hokkaido University.

Hokkaido University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Hokkaido University's admission information.

Hokkaido University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Hokkaido University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Hokkaido University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Hokkaido University's acceptance rate range is 0-9% making this institution an extremely selective higher education institution.

Hokkaido University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Hokkaido University has more than 2000 international students.

Hokkaido University's Admission Office Admission Office

Nishi 5 Kita 8, Kita-ku
Sapporo 060-0808
(11) 706 2182

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Hokkaido University.

Hokkaido University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Hokkaido University has an enrollment range of 15,000-19,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Hokkaido University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 2,000-2,499 academic employees (Faculty).

Hokkaido University's Control Type Control Type

Hokkaido University is a public higher education institution.

Hokkaido University's Entity Type Entity Type

Hokkaido University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Hokkaido University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Hokkaido University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Hokkaido University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Hokkaido University's main facilities:

Hokkaido University's Library University Library

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Hokkaido University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Hokkaido University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Hokkaido University's main services:

Hokkaido University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Hokkaido University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Hokkaido University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Hokkaido University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Hokkaido University's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Hokkaido University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Hokkaido University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Hokkaido University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Hokkaido University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

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

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Hokkaido University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

Hokkaido University's Facebook page Hokkaido University's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Hokkaido University's X (formerly Twitter) page Hokkaido University's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Hokkaido University's YouTube channel Hokkaido University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Hokkaido University's Instagram page Hokkaido University's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Hokkaido University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

The Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization develops, implements and supports open education.
Hokkaido University is a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization and publishes open courseware such as free video lectures and course materials.


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