• Junior, Senior
• 3.0 cumulative GPA; 3.0 in Japanese language courses
• Good academic and disciplinary standing
• Language Pre-requisite: 4th Semester Japanese
• UW-Madison degree-seeking students


Arts, business, economics, history, law, sciences, and social science

Classroom Language

English, Japanese


Residence Hall

Program Duration

Academic year: October - July

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Year 2015-16  10/31/2014
Extended Deadline: 11/21/2014

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

Japan, Sapporo
Hokkaido University Exchange

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Experience living and studying in northern Japan! This exchange program enables participants to directly enroll in Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, the capital of the country's northern island of Hokkaido. This program is designed for students from a variety of academic majors who wish to take classes taught in English while studying Japanese language.

Located on the northern island of Hokkaido, Sapporo is the island's capital and Japan's fifth largest city with a population of over 1.8 million. The city is known for its unique history, natural beauty, relaxed character and is considered one of the most desirable places to live in Japan. A cultural center and home to many diverse museums, art galleries, cultural institutions, shopping, entertainment, and parks, Sapporo is well known for its seasonal festivals, including the Sapporo Snow Festival, White Illumination, Summer Festival, and Yosakoi Soran Festival. Sapporo is also an excellent base for exploring the rest of Japan's northernmost island, known for its beautiful national parks, great skiing, and natural hot springs.