Course Guide


Target students
Graduate students at five Russian Far East partner universities
Language
As a general rule, the medium of instruction is English, but Japanese may be used in some courses.
Five Russian Far East partner universities
  • North-Eastern Federal University (Yakutsk)
  • Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok)
  • Irkutsk State University (Irkutsk)
  • Pacific National University (Khabarovsk)
  • Sakhalin State University (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk)
Student support
Travel expenses, accommodation, and a scholarship will be provided.

Systematic curriculum of the RJE3 Program

The RJE3 Program consists of two levels of courses: the Basic subject completion certificate course offering basic subjects and the RJE3 Program joint completion certificate course offering specialized subjects for students who have completed the basic subjects. (Click for more information.)

 

Basic subject completion certificate course

Target students
Graduate students aspiring to start studies on the Far East and the Arctic Circle

 

Course content

Students who have successfully completed the basic subjects will be awarded a basic subject completion certificate. They may advance to the RJE3 Program joint completion certificate course to study at Hokkaido University and earn credits.

 

Basic Subjects

【Lecture】
  • Introduction to Far East and Arctic Studies: Russia-Japan Joint Education Program: Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development(Course in HSI)
【Field Work】
  • International Field School in Rebun Island: Russia-Japan Joint Education Program: Environment, Culture and People
  • Seminar of RJE3: Field training of environmental science in the Arctic
  • Seminar of RJE3: Conservation Ecology Fieldwork for Humanities
  • Seminar of RJE3: Workshop on Development technologies in cold district
Period
Approximately two weeks from late July to August – about one week each for lecture and field work.
Content
Basic subjects consist of lecture and field work. Students will attend the lecture (Introduction to Far East and Arctic Studies: Russia-Japan Joint Education Program: Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development(Course in HSI)
) and one of the four field work courses above.
Lecture details
All Japanese and Russian students enrolled in the RJE3 Program will gather at Hokkaido University to take multidisciplinary lectures provided jointly by Japanese and Russian faculty members. Teams of Japanese and Russian students will make presentations on, and discuss, important issues facing the Far East and the Arctic Circle. An excursion is also scheduled.
Field Work details
Students will choose one of the four themed field work courses above.
Language
English
Application period
from mid-December to late January

Registration: Click here.

 

RJE3 Program joint completion certificate course

Target students
Students who have completed basic subjects and aspire to pursue studies on the Far East and the Arctic Circle

This course is for students who have completed basic subjects and therefore acquired basic knowledge and skills in multidisciplinary fields regarding Russia, particularly the Far East and the Arctic Circle. It is designed to help these students acquire expertise they cannot obtain in their own countries through a six-month study period at Hokkaido University. Students will choose their field of specialization from among (1) environmental assessment, (2) cultural diversity, (3) soil and productivity, (4) regional resource development, and (5) disaster prevention management.

 

Course content

The RJE3 Program joint completion certificate course consists of specialized subjects offered at graduate schools of Hokkaido University. Students who have earned credits from Hokkaido University and have satisfied certain standards will be awarded completion certificates based on joint evaluation by Japanese and Russian faculty members. The term of study at Hokkaido University is six months.

 

Specialized Subjects

Courses
Specialized subjects offered at Hokkaido University
Period
From September to February the next year
Content
Students will aim to acquire at least four credits by taking specialized subjects offered at Hokkaido University that are related to their research themes.
Language
English and elementary level Japanese
*Some courses require intermediate level Japanese proficiency.
Application period
from mid-December to late January

Registration: Click here.

 

Eligibility requirements

(1) A student enrolled at one of the RJE3 Program partner universities during the period from application to completion of the course

(2) A student who is interested in issues covered by the RJE3 Program (i.e., environmental assessment, cultural diversity, soil and productivity, regional resource development, and disaster prevention management) and is willing to help resolve these issues, or a student who is engaged in studies related to these issues and is interested in field work

(3) A student who has outstanding academic records with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.00 out of 3.00 from the academic year prior to selection (For more information on GPA, click here.)
(4) A student with a good command of English, which corresponds to:

1)  a TOEIC score of at least 740, 2) TOEFL (ITP/iBT/CBT) scores of at least 550/80/213, or 3) an IELTS score of at least 5.5

 

Course Schedule

 

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