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Modern Japanese Studies Program

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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. (
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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Generous Financial Support

Tuition fees at Hokkaido University are ¥535,800 a year (as of May 2016). But Hokkaido University has a scholarship program for students participating in the Modern Japanese Studies Program.
a. We are planning to waive the entire enrollment and tuition fees for the Intensive Japanese Course for October 2017 enrollees.
b. We are planning to waive the entire enrollment and tuition fees 2018 academic year for April 2018 enrollees in the Modern Japanese Studies Program.
c. In the second year and thereafter, all or half of the tuition fees will be waived for selected students based on academic performance. (Waivers will not be available to all students.)

An Attractive, Affordable Place to Live

Students will have priority in university accommodation for their first year in Japan. Rents for the first year will be approximately 25,000 yen to 30,000 yen per month. Sapporo is very reasonably priced compared to Japan’s other major cities and is regularly voted one of the best places to live in Japan.

Wide-ranging Career Opportunities

After graduating from MJSP with fluent Japanese and a broad training in the social sciences, you can pursue postgraduate studies, find employment at a Japanese company, or work as a journalist, translator or interpreter. Our Career Center provides a range of support services to assist you in the process of job hunting in Japan.

Hokkaido University’s campus is an oasis of green in the middle of Sapporo, Japan’s fourth largest city.

One of the student dormitories that will house MJSP students.

Teaching Staff on MJSP: We will provide close educational and personal support.

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