· Number of overseas students in Hokkaido
· Exchange Efforts and Affiliates


♦ Planning studies in Japan

"Scholarship for International Students in Japan 2019-2020"

♦ Support by Hokkaido International Exchange and Cooperation Center

Applicants must be graduate school students.
Please contact the section in charge of scholarships at each university for further information.
Website currently under construction

♦ Support by City of Kitami

Applicants could be vocational school, junior college, university and graduate school students (incl. research scholars) (Japanese) (English)

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U.S. Consulate General Sapporo
Consulate-General of the Republic of Korea in Sapporo
Consulate-General of the Russian Federation in Sapporo
Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Sapporo
Canadian Government Trade Office, Sapporo

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♦ Student dormitories that accept overseas students

Sapporo International Student Center (English and Japanese)

♦ Comprehensive Renters Insurance

For those wishing to enter private-sector lodging, the Comprehensive Renters Insurance system enables overseas students to search for accommodation with the need for a guarantor.

Comprehensive Renters Insurance (Japan Educational Exchanges and Services) (English, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese)

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Everyday information and advice

Welcome to Hokkaido (Hokkaido government)
This is a multilingual version of the Hokkaido website. Here one can obtain various kinds of information, including that on matters concerning daily life, disaster prevention, tourism and business. (English, Chinese, Korean and Russian)
Hokkaido Ryugakusei Net (operated by Hokkaido China Work)
This website is intended to build a network of overseas students living in Hokkaido, former exchange students who have returned to their home countries and companies doing business in Hokkaido, with the aim of cultivating relationships between people and promoting further economic and international exchanges. Information on matters concerning daily life, jobs, etc., can be found here. (Japanese)
Multilingual information for daily life (Council of Local Authorities for International Relations)
Gathering information concerning living in Japan (English, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese)
"Living in Sapporo" Handbook (City of Sapporo)
Features useful information on life in Sapporo for non-Japanese residents. (English, Chinese, Korean and Russian)
Hokkaido International Foundation
An international exchange organization based in Hakodate, providing advice for foreigners and international exchange events for overseas students. (Japanese and English)

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Japanese language schools

Under construction

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Career options after graduating university

♦ Employment Support Program for Foreign Students
(organized by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) (Japanese, English, Chinese and Russian)

♦ Asian Bridge Program
(operated by the Sapporo Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

Support for overseas students wishing to work for Japanese companies, by means of recruitment support, business English training and internships with enterprises through academia-industry cooperation. (Japanese)

(participating universities)
Hokkaido University, Hokkaido University of Education, Otaru University of Commerce, Muroran Institute of Technology, Kitami Institute of Technology, Sapporo University, Seisa Dohto University, Hokkai-Gakuen University, Hokkaido Information University, Hokkaido Bunkyo University, Tomakomai Komazawa University

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