Starting from the academic year 2024, the program for Nitobe College will undergo changes.
Further details will be provided through the website etc. in due course.
Here, the overview of the new program and admission requirements are described.
Please also take a look at the Nitobe College booklet for 2024 enrollees.
1. Discontinuation of the Foundation Program
・The Foundation Program will be discontinued in AY2024, leaving only the Honors Program.
2.Opening of Pre-program Courses
(1) What are Pre-program Courses?
・From AY2024, the core courses offered in the Foundation Program, “Foundation I (Basics of Team-Based Learning)” and “Foundation II (Practice of Team-Based Learning),” will be replaced by the Inter-Graduate School Classes “Global Practical Course I (Basics of Team-Based Learning)” and “Global Practical Course II (Practice of Team-Based Learning)” (these are referred to as ”Pre-program Courses”), which are held for all master’s students and the students in professional degree programs at Hokkaido University.
・Taking the two Pre-program Courses and acquiring their credits do not mean enrollment and completion at Nitobe College, respectively.
・Acquiring credits for the Pre-program Courses is one of the requirements for enrollment to the Nitobe College Honors Program (there are exemption conditions; for details, see the requirements for enrollment in “3. Nitobe College Honors Program: Graduate Curriculum from 2024 onwards” below).
(2) Course registration of the Pre-program Courses
・The course periods and number of credits are as follows.
Global Practical Course I (Basics of Team-Based Learning); spring/fall terms*, 2 credits
Global Practical Course II (Practice of Team-Based Learning); summer/winter terms*, 2 credits
*The same classes are offered in the 1st semester (spring/summer term) and the 2nd semester (fall/winter term).
・For those who wish to take Global Practical Course I, guidance will be held. After that, the selection of the students allowed to take the course will be carried out.
・To take Global Practical Course II, acquiring the credit of Global Practical Course I is required.
・Details will be announced on the Nitobe College website, etc.
3.Nitobe College Honors Program: Graduate Curriculum from 2024 onwards
The subjects offered until AY2023 will be held with the following course names in the Nitobe College Honors Program: Graduate Curriculum from AY2024.
Global Advanced Course I (Practice of Problem Solving); spring/fall terms*1, 2 credits
Global Advanced Course II (Foundations and Practice of Problem Finding); summer/winter terms*1, 2 credits
Nitobe College Special Seminar*2; 1 or 2 credits
*1 Their courses are offered as Inter-Graduate School Classes.
*2 Inter-graduate classes and activities designated by Nitobe College will be certified as a Nitobe College Special Seminar. The credits for the Nitobe College Special Seminar can be included in those required for completion at Nitobe College.
These course subjects can be taken only by the students enrolled in the Nitobe College Honors Program.
・Time of enrollment
Twice a year in spring and fall
・Requirements for enrollment
(1) 4 credits for 2 Pre-program Courses, Global Practical Course I and II, must be acquired.
(2) English scores must reach a certain standard (ISP master’s degree students or students whose national language is English are exempt).
(3) The evaluation of the report submitted at the time of application must meet the standards.
(4) After the results are announced, a confirmation of enrollment must be submitted.
If the following a or b applies, (1) and (2) will be exempted.
a. Completed the Nitobe College Honors Program: Undergraduate Curriculum or the Nitobe College Honors Program (Undergraduate Education Course) and awarded the designation of Summa cum Laude, Magna cum Laude, or Cum Laude.
b. Completed the Foundation program (Graduate Education Course) before 2023.
*The requirements for enrollment to the Nitobe College Honors Program are summarized below, depending on each student’s situation.
Details such as the start date of the application will be announced on the website, etc.
・Completion of the Honors Program
At least 4 credits, including 2 credits for Global Advanced Course I, are required.
The program can be completed in as little as half a year.
As in the past, the following will be available as a support system for students in the Honors Program: Graduate Curriculum from 2024 onwards.