Welcome to Hokkaido
To all students
Hokkaido has abundant nature, including oceans, mountains and lakes, all over. The four distinct seasons of Hokkaido allow you to enjoy seasonal scenery and activities. You will never be bored if you use spare time from your studies to go hiking or camping in summer and skiing in winter.
Hokkaido is very rich in local food ingredients, and there are many hot springs with a wide variety of qualities in each area, all highly popular among tourists. The number of foreign tourists to Hokkaido has also increased by approximately 1.6 million over the past five years, reaching 3.12 million in 2018.
Currently, there are 13 national, prefectural and other public universities and colleges as well as 42 private universities, including 15 junior colleges, in Hokkaido, and approximately 80,000 students (data from the School Basic Survey conducted by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in December 2020), involving approximately 4,075 international students (data from the Annual Survey of International Students in Japan conducted by the Japan Student Services Organization in May 2021), are enrolled there. Mixing with such like-minded people will help make your experience in Hokkaido more interesting. If you're thinking about studying abroad, why not come to a university in Hokkaido? We all look forward to seeing you here.