Guidelines for Application

Foundation Program

AY 2021

1. Eligibility

Students who are enrolled in Hokkaido University’s master’s or professional degree programs.
※Students of Hakodate Campus who wish to enroll in the program shall apply for enrollment in Spring.

2. Enrollment

[Spring Enrollment]  Approximately 60 students
*If the number of applicants exceeds its capacity, students may be accepted in the Fall enrollment.
[Fall Enrollment]  Approximately 60 students

3. Requirements

(1) Statement of Purpose
Describe the reasons for your application for this program in relation to: (1) your intellectual interests; (2) knowledge and skills that you aspire to attain or develop at the program; and (3) your future vision (about 400 words).
Note: Complete and submit the form with a good understanding of the program’s principle and educational goals. 

(2) TOEIC-IP Test
[Spring Enrollment] Saturday, April 17, 2021, 9:30-12:40
[Fall Enrollment] Saturday, October 16, 2021, 9:30-12:40

<Alternative to taking the TOEIC-IP Test>
Exemption may apply if applicants submit one of the following designated score reports fulfilling conditions ① and ②.

1. Score Report designated by the program:TOEIC L&R,TOEIC-IP, TOEFL-iBT,TOEFL-ITP,IELTS

2. Condition:
①Must be taken within the last two years, based on the date of above TOEIC-IP test.
②Must be an electronic copy of TOEIC-IP Score Report or TOEIC L&R Official Score Certificate and equals includes your name and score.(Electronic copy of online display is NOT accepted.)

3. Submission:
①Submit the report as a form attachment.
(Please prepare an electronic file (PDF etc.) of the score report before completing the form in order to submit the report as a form attachment.)
②Those who are unable to attach their score report to the application form must submit the score report in person at the Window No. 6, Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education.

<Applicable Exemption of taking the TOEIC-IP Test>
Exemption may apply if applicants are true for either of the following.
① Official language of their country of nationality is English
② Nitobe College alumni who awarded title of Cum Laude or higher
③ Integrated Science Program (ISP) students in master’s course

4. Application Procedure and Application Period

Complete the Application Form and submit it.
*Access the following URL or scan the QR code.

[Spring Enrollment] Wednesday, March 24, 2021 to Friday, April 9, 2021 (by 5 p.m., JST) (Closed)
URL: https://ws.formzu.net/dist/S22798856/      【QR code】 

[Fall Enrollment] Wednesday, September 15, 2021 to Wednesday, October 6, 2021 (by 5 p.m., JST)
URL: https://ws.formzu.net/dist/S90632809/      【QR code】 

5. Requirements for Enrollment

Students who wish to enroll in the Foundation Program for Graduate Students must fulfill the following requirements.

  1. Pass the enrollment screening after assessment of statement of purpose described in the Application Form.
  2. Take the TOEIC-IP TEST and score 700 (*equivalent to TOEFL-iBT 76, TOEFL-ITP 540, IELTS 5.0) or higher.
  3. Submit the confirmation of enrollment in Nitobe College after announcement of results.

6. Notification of Screening Results

Applicants will be notified of the screening results by e-mail by following the schedule. Admitted students will then be informed of further details about the program.

[Spring Enrollment] Friday, May 6, 2021, after 5 p.m.
[Fall Enrollment] Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at noon

7. Application Schedule

To Do Spring enrollment Fall enrollment
Application period for the program and TOEIC-IP Test March 24 (Wed) to April 9 (Fri) at 5 pm September 15 (Wed) to October 6 (Wed) at 5 pm
Information Session for Prospective Students (1) [In Japanese]
*Face-to-face on Sapporo Campus and online
April 2 (Fri), 5 pm – 6 pm September 27 (Mon), 5 pm – 6 pm
Information Session for Prospective Students (2) [In English]
*Face-to-face on Sapporo Campus and online
April 5 (Mon), 5 pm – 6 pm October 1 (Fri), 5 pm – 6 pm
TOEIC-IP Test April 17 (Sat), 9:30-12:40 October 16 (Sat), 9:30-12:40
Announcement of results May 6 (Thu), after 5 pm October 27 (Wed), noon
Enrollment ceremony, orientation, first class of Foundation I May 15 (Sat) November 6 (Sat)

Honors Program

AY 2021

1.Eligibility

Students who complete the Foundation Program for Graduate Students or expected to complete the program.

2.Enrollment

[Spring Enrollment]  Approximately 30 students
[Fall Enrollment]  Approximately 30 students

3.Requirements for Enrollment

  1. Students who are awarded the Certificate of Completion of Foundation Program or expected to complete the program make an enrollment application for the Honors Program, and are granted permission of enrollment after screening; and
  2. Submission of the confirmation of enrollment in Nitobe College after announcement of results.

4.Application Procedure and Application Period

Complete the Application Form and submit it.
*Access the following URL or scan the QR code.

[Spring Enrollment] Monday, March 15, 2021 to Wednesday, March 24, 2021 (by 5 p.m., JST) (Closed)
URL: https://ws.formzu.net/dist/S16995299/      【QR code】 

[Fall Enrollment] Wednesday, September 15, 2021 to Wednesday, September 24, 2021 (by 5 p.m., JST)
URL: https://ws.formzu.net/dist/S72769301/      【QR code】 

5.Screening Procedure

Successful applicants will be selected based on academic achievement of Foundation I and Foundation II.

6.Notification of Screening Results

Applicants will be notified of the screening results by e-mail by following the schedule. Admitted students will then be informed of further details about the program.

[Spring Enrollment] Wednesday, April 14, 2021, after 5 p.m
[Fall Enrollment] Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at noon

7.Scholarship for Nitobe College Honors Program

If you wish to apply for the scholarship for Nitobe College Honors Program, please refer to the Support System for more details.

8. Application Schedule

To Do Spring enrollment Fall enrollment
Application period for the program March 15 (Mon) to March 24 (Wed), at 5 pm September 15 (Wed) to September 24 (Fri), at 5 pm
Announcement of results April 14 (Wed), After 5 pm October 13 (Wed), noon
First class of Advanced I April 21 (Wed) October 20 (Wed)
Enrollment ceremony May 15 (Sat) November 6 (Sat)

Information Session

Information session for prospective students of the Foundation Program for Graduate Students will be held as follows to provide information including course contents and application procedures.

We look forward to the active participation of those who are interested in admission to the program.

Information Session for Fall Enrollment

Monday, September 27, 2021, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. (in Japanese)
Friday, October 1, 2021, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. (in English)

Venue

Face-to-face

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

*30 students only for each session.
*No appointment is necessary.

Online

Zoom meeting

Link: https://bit.ly/3yA7vBT
Meeting ID: 915 2277 2502
Passcode: 534923

Documents

1. Leaflet
2. Call for Applications Flyer
3. Program Outline
    Program outline presentation by Nitobe College Associate Professor Shimada Kazuhisa 
   Nitobe College Information Session – 2021/10/1 – Introduction to Nitobe College – YouTube
4. Application Procedure
5. Student Handbook
6. FAQ
7. Inter-Graduate School Classes: Number of Credits Required for Completion
8. Application Consultation

Messages from Nitobe College Graduates

Advice from Nitobe College mentor

Note

  • Students who intend to apply MUST attend the information session on either of the above dates.
  • Students who attend the online session, please download the necessary documents in advance. Those who are unable to attend the session due to unavoidable reasons MUST collect handouts at window No.6, Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education after Monday, September 27, or download the documents.
  • The event is subject to be implemented online. Please check the updated information on this website.