Hokkai-Gakuen University

country rank  298
world rank  5675

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University Overview

Founded in 1952, Hokkai-Gakuen University is a non-profit private 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): Chuo-ku, Sapporo. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, Hokkai-Gakuen University (Gakuen) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Hokkai-Gakuen University (Gakuen) 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 67 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Japanese higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name 北海学園大学
Acronym Gakuen
Founded 1952 Origins date back to 1885
Motto The Pioneering Spirit
Colours Bluish purple

University Location

Address 4-1-40 Asahi-machi, Toyohira-ku
Sapporo (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
062-8605 Hokkaido
T +81 (11) 841 1161
F +81 (11) 824 3141
Other locations Chuo-ku, Sapporo

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 4-1-40 Asahi-machi, Toyohira-ku
Sapporo 062-8605
+81 (11) 841 1161

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Hokkai-Gakuen University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Japan Institution for Higher Education Evaluation (JIHEE)
  • Japan Law Foundation

Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Association of Universities (IAU)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019