Guidelines for Application (Graduate)

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Honers Program

1. Eligibility

Students enrolled in a master’s or professional degree program:

  1. Students who have earned 4 credits from 2 Inter-Graduate School Classes, “Global Practical Course I” and “Global Practical Course II” (referred to as pre-program courses)
  2. Students who have completed the Nitobe College Honors Program Undergraduate Education Course or Undergraduate Curriculum and have been awarded the title of “Cum Laude” or higher (Students are required to attend the Project Management (PM) seminar.)
  3. Students who have completed the Nitobe College Foundation Program Graduate Education Course before AY2023

2. Enrollment Limit

[Spring]  Approximately 25 students
[Fall]  Approximately 25 students

3. Requirements for Enrollment

  1. 4 credits from 2 Pre-program Courses must be acquired
  2. English proficiency must reach a certain standard
  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

Supplementary notes:

  1. English proficiency : Students must take the TOEIC-IP test designated by Nitobe College. The standard of English communication ability for independent participation in classes held in English is set at a score of 700 on the TOEIC-IP
  2. In the report assignment, the applicant’s statement for purposes, etc., will be subject to review

4. Exemption from earning pre-program course credits

Applicants who meet one of the following criteria will be exempted from earning credits for pre-program courses.

  1. Students who have completed the Honors Program Undergraduate Education Course and have been awarded the title “Cum Laude” or higher
  2. Students who have completed the Foundation Program Graduate Education Course before AY2023

5. Exemption and Alternatives for TOEIC-IP Test

<Exemption from taking the TOEIC-IP test>
Applicants who meet one of the following criteria will be exempted from taking the TOEIC-IP test.

  1. Students whose country of nationality has English as an official language
  2. Students who have completed the Honors Program Undergraduate Education Course and have been awarded the title “Cum Laude” or higher
  3. Integrated Science Program (ISP) Master’s Students
  4. Students who have completed the Foundation Program Graduate Education Course before AY2023

<Alternative to taking the TOEIC-IP Test>

  1. Instead of taking the TOEIC-IP Test, students may submit an official score report (or a photocopy thereof) of TOEFL (iBT and ITP) or TOEIC (e.g., a public TOEIC test) taken no earlier than two years before the date of the TOEIC-IP Test, or a valid IELTS Test Report Form (or a photocopy thereof)
  2. Reference scores: 700 of TOEIC-IP: TOEFL-iBT 76, TOEFL-ITP 540, IELTS 5.0

6. Announcement of Results

Applicants will be notified of the screening results by email. Admitted students will then be informed of further details about the program.

2024 Spring Enrollment

Schedule

Application period for the program : March 15 (Fri) to  21 (Thu) at 5 pm

Announcement of results : April 10 (Wed), noon

The deadline for submitting the confirmation of enrollment (Supervisor’s signature is required) : April 17 (Wed), 5 pm

Enrollment ceremony, orientation, first class : April 20 (Sat)

* After the results are announced, a confirmation of enrollment must be submitted.
*Students must register for courses themselves according to the course registration schedule of their graduate school.

Application form

Complete the application form and submit it. *Access the following URL or scan the QR code.

URL: https://ws.formzu.net/dist/S73110810/ 【QR code】

2024 Fall Enrollment

  • Information Session

Information session for prospective students will be held as follows. We look forward to the active participation of those who are interested in admission to the program.

Date

Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 5 pm – 6 pm (Japanese)
Thursday, April 11, 2024, 5 pm – 6 pm (English)

Venue

Room S5 (1F), Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education, S-Lecture Building, Hokkaido University
(Kita-17, Nishi-8, Kita-ku, Sapporo)

Note

✔ Students who intend to apply MUST attend the information session on either of the above dates. The students who cannot attend the session must inform us in advance via email at NitobeCollegeGraduates@high.hokudai.ac.jp

Schedule

Application period for the program : August 27 (Tue) to  Sep. 3 (Tue) at 5 pm

TOEIC-IP test (Online) : Sep.  6 (Fri) to  9 (Mon)

Announcement of results : Sep. 24 (Tue), noon

The deadline for submitting the confirmation of enrollment (Supervisor’s signature is required) : Sep. 30 (Mon), 5 pm

Enrollment ceremony, orientation, first class : October 5 (Sat)

* After the results are announced, a confirmation of enrollment must be submitted.
*Students must register for courses themselves according to the course registration schedule of their graduate school.

Application form

Complete the application form and submit it. *Access the following URL or scan the QR code.

URL :  https://ws.formzu.net/dist/S58115669/ 【QR code】