The Hokkaido University Short-Term Exchange Program (HUSTEP) 2017 – 2018

Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNUHCM) would like to announce

The  Short-Term Exchange Program (HUSTEP) 2017 – 2018

from Hokkaido University with details as followed:

1. Genreal information:

– HUSTEP is a ‘junior year abroad’ type program designed to provide undergraduate

students from affiliated universities with the opportunity to study in Japan at Hokkaido

University. Participants in this program take a wide variety of classes offered in

English in the fields of Culture and Society, Environment, Science and Technology.

Students also have the chance to study the Japanese language. In addition, some

participants can pursue independent study research under the guidance of a faculty

member. There will also be an opportunity to take part in numerous traditional and

contemporary Japanese cultural activities. Students admitted to the program are

eligible to apply for a scholarship.

2. Course duration: late 9/2017 – mid 8/2018 (11 months) or late 9/2017 – mid

2/2018 (5 months).

3. Accomodation: Hokkaido University dormitory

4. Credit:

The program is a credited program.

Students will receive their academic transcripts at the end of the program

5. Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for HUSTEP, students must:

– Be enrolled in full-time undergraduate degree programs at overseas universities that

have concluded a student exchange agreement with Hokkaido University.

– Be enrolled and pay tuition fees at their home universities as full-time students

during the entire period of study in Japan.

– Have completed at least two years of undergraduate study at their own university

prior to arrival in Japan.

– Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or


– Be proficient in English. Non-native English speakers must have a score of at least

TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.5.

– Be able to arrive by late September or first week of April.

6. Required documents: 02 hard copies

– Application Form (download at:

students/exchange-student- admissions/exchange-programs- in-english- hustep/,

password: hustep2017).

– Recommendation Letter

– Certificate of Health

– Certificate of Enrollment

– Transcript of academic record


– Three photos (30×40 cm, color and clear)

– Copy of passport

* Note: To assist international exchange students, the Japan Student Services

Organization (JASSO) offers the following scholarship to a limited number of

students. The Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-Term Study

in Japan) includes a monthly stipend as follows:

¥80,000 (approximately U.S. $ 700) per month for five or eleven months.

For enquiries, please contacte Ms. Thanh Thao via email or phone: (+84 8) 37 242 160 (ext: 1452).

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