Hokkaido University

Hokkaido University

Number of students
Faculty: 11,460 Graduate School: 6,580
*Number of students( an approximate notation)

Hokkaido University grew out of Sapporo Agricultural School, which was founded in 1876 as the first higher educational institution for agricultural studies in Japan. At the time of its establishment, Dr. William S. Clark, who was the President of the Massachusetts Agricultural College in the United States, was invited to be the Vice President. Dr. Clark’s farewell words to his students, “Boys, be ambitious, “have become a national motto in Japan. The frontier spirit represented in the farewell words has been embraced as one of the founding principles of Hokkaido University. Since its inception Hokkaido University has continued to provide rich education, enabling students to develop advanced skills and knowledge, in many different fields. When the School of Medicine was established in 1919, the former Agricultural College became the Faculty of Agriculture. Thereafter, the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science were founded, followed by the establishment of the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Law and Literature in 1947. As the university developed into a large-scale university, the present name of Hokkaido University was used for the first time. In 1949, Hokkaido University was inaugurated as a national university of Japan with 7 faculties and 1 department of general education. In addition, the first Graduate Schools were established in 1953. When Hokkaido University opened as the Sapporo Agricultural School in 1876, there were only 24 students and 6 staff members including 3 teachers from overseas. Over the years, it has developed into one of the most distinguished universities in Japan consisting of 12 faculties, 21 graduate schools and 24 research institutes and centers. Currently, Hokkaido University has about 3,945 teachers and staff, 11,311 undergraduate students, 6,445 graduate students and 217 research students including 2,223 international students from 103 countries and regions. Along with the University strategic plan, we have developed significant 192 Agreements, including various exchange programs with 196 higher education institutions across 50 countries and regions.

【Undergraduate】School of Law/ School of Fisheries Sciences/School of Science/ School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy/School of Agriculture/ School of Education/School of Engineering/ School of Economics and Business/School of Medicine/School of Dental Medicine/School of Veterinary Medicine/School of Humanities and Human Sciences

【Graduate Schools】Law/ Fisheries Sciences/ Environmental Science/ Science/ Agriculture/ Life Science/ Education/ International Media, Communication and Tourism Studies/Health Sciences/ Engineering/ Chemical Sciences and Engineering/ Economics and Business/ Medicine/ Dental Medicine/Veterinary Medicine/ Biomedical Science and Engineering/ Infectious Diseases/ Global Food Resources/ Information Science and Technology/ Humanities and Human Sciences/Public Policy

City Information

City Overview Sapporo City is a town developed on the fan-shaped area created by the Toyohira River, and in the west and south, there are lush mountainous areas adjacent to the city, creating a beautiful view of the city of Sapporo.
Despite being a metropolis with more than 1.9 million people, it is a political, economic, and cultural center of Hokkaido that is blessed with abundant nature, and “harmony between cities and nature” is a characteristic of Sapporo. Another reason for its popularity is the rich natural environment, the abundance of fresh seafood, abundant fruits, sweets and other food ingredients, and the abundance of seasonal changes.
In a day, about 90,000 passengers use JR Sapporo Station the largest base station of JR Hokkaido. The station directly connected to the JR tower and department stores, the underground shopping area is also substantial, forming a huge shopping area for fashion, gourmet food, culture, and entertainment. Recommended foods are Genghis Khan, Sushi, Sapporo ramen, Soup curry, Soft ice cream, and Grilled corns at Odori Park and etc.
Shopping plastic bag costs 3-5 yen at supermarkets, it’s better to bring your own shopping bag to save resources. Let’s follow the rules of the area to separate trash.

*Drinking water: tap water is safe. All toilets are free Voltage:100V、Plug (insert) A type

*Health care

Climate Midsummer temperature:26°C~30°C Midwinter temperature:-8~-12°C Comfortable in summer, low humidity, cold in winter, and a lot of snowfall about 6 meters. Basically it changes from -12 °C to 26 °C throughout the year, but it rarely goes below -18 °C or above 30 °C.
Population About 1,960,000(FY2020)
Currency Exchange Info 日本円≒0.70ロシアルーブル(2020/5月現在)Japanese Yen ≒ 0.74 Russian Ruble (as of Oct 2020) Money can be exchanged at banks in the city (weekdays 9:00-15:00), post offices (weekdays 9:00-16:00), Travelex (4 stores in New Chitose Airport), and Sapporo city (2 stores).https://www.travelex.co.jp/stores/sapporo-money-transfer-plaza/6065

■ Currency Exchange Travelex Sapporo Money Transfer Plaza
Address: Asty 45 1F Kita4, Nishi5-1 ,Chuo-ku, Sapporo

Business hours:10:00-19:00

Cultural facility
Photo by ” Sapporo Concert Hall”

Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara

Postal adress: 1-15 Nakajimakoen, Chuo-ku, Sapporo

Business hours
10:00~17:30 Close: Dec 29-Jan 4 (The 1st & 3rd Monday)


Consulate Consulate-General of Russia in Sapporo
Minami 14-jo Nishi 12-chome, 2-5, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0914
Reception time:14:00-16:00
Local Info Safety Info https://www.anzen.mofa.go.jp/