International University (IU) would like to announce The Hokkaido University Short-term exchange program (HUSTEP) in Japan. This is the opportunity for students to learn languages and Japanese cultures for 5-month living at Hokkaido University, Japan.

More information of the program are as followed:

  1. Time of enrollment: From April 2020 to August 2020.


  1. Eligibility:
  • Be enrolled and pay tuition fees at their home university as a full-time student 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.
  • Achieve GPA≥3.0 over the scale 4.0, or equivalent.
  • Be proficient in English. Non-native English speakers must have a score of at least TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.5.


– Applicants are not required to know Japanese to be eligible for application.

– Applicants studying Japanese are recommended to apply for Japanese Language and Cultural Studies (JLCSP) instead of HUSTEP.

  1. Application package: 1 original and 1 photo copy package

(Download application forms at:

   – HUSTEP Application Form 2017-2018 (including Cover page of HUSTEP 2020 Application Form and HUSTEP Application Form 2019-2020)

            – Certificate of enrollment at International University;

            – Recommendation letter

            – Official Transcript of record;

            – Certificate of Health;

            – 03 portrait pictures size 4.5×3.5cm;

            – TOEFL or IELTS Certificate;

            – Copy of passport (not notarized);


Please note:

Applicants of HUSTEP will be sponsored JASSO Scholarship with a grant of 80,000 JPY/month. Applicants need to fill in JASSO Scholarship application form attaching to HUSTEP program application package.

  1. Application Deadline:

Application package should be submitted to The Office of International Student Service Center (Room A2.604) before 27 September 2019.