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HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY MJSP online application for the second call is now accepting!

Hokkaido University's bilingual bachelor's degree program, the Modern Japanese Studies Program (MJSP) is now accepting applications
for the Intensive Japanese course starting from October 2017, and the regular Bachelor's Degree course starting from April 2018.

■The online application period is from January 30th to February 27th, 2017 (until 5:00p.m., Japan time)
※The required application materials must be sent by post after applying online.
These materials must arrive by 5:00 p.m.(Japan time) on March 13th, 2017.

Please visit the MJSP website for more details. (https://www.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/mjsp/)
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at MJSP Office!
We look forward to your application!

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A New Bachelor's Degree Program at Hokkaido University

The Modern Japanese Studies Program (MJSP) is a brand new four-year Bachelor’s Degree program, which is preceded by a six-month Intensive Japanese Course (IJC) for those without sufficient Japanese to enter the Bachelor’s Degree program directly. MJSP gives a comprehensive education in the language and society of Japan.

Program Characteristics

1) Intensive study of the Japanese language – you should be completely fluent on graduation;
2) The study of Japan in four main academic disciplines – history, cultural studies, sociology and political economy;
3) Co-learning with Japanese students – you will take many classes with your Japanese peers; and
4) A curriculum that allows you to discover your Japan from the unique and multicultural vantage point of Japan’s northernmost island.

A Wide Choice of Subjects

There are two modules to choose from: History/Culture and Society/Political Economy. One becomes your major and the other your minor. In the first two to three years, these subjects are taught in English by an international team of educators with world-class research profiles. Once you have sufficient Japanese, you may take courses in Japanese in the faculties of Law, Letters, Education and Economics, too.

MJSP class in session

MJSP class in session

Central Avenue in autumn

Central Avenue in autumn

The Engineering Faculty. The banner congratulates Professor Akira Suzuki on his Nobel Prize.

The Engineering Faculty. The banner congratulates Professor Akira Suzuki on his Nobel Prize.

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