This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: Hokkaido Daigaku.
First degree/qualification: Bachelor's or specialized degree (4-6 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Cumulative grade point average of 3.2/4.0 (A = 4, B = 3, C = 2).
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 4 year bachelor's degree.
Documents required: Official transcript; official certification of degree and date awarded; must have stamp/seal of school and signature of an authorized school official.
Description: Instituted in 1876 as an agricultural college. Became part of Tohoku University but in 1918 became independent. Acquired current name in 1947. One of the larger institutions in Japan. A national school with rigorous admission standards. There are 95 national universities, one in each prefecture. Usual admission requirements are high school graduation (12 years of education), JFSAT (Joint First Stage Achievement Test) and further examination.
|D||0- 59% (Fail)|
Grading is high; few fail (and are not reported). Most schools issue records in English showing A, B, C = minimum pass; a few use D as minimum pass. Grades reported annually in terms of units, credits or hours per week.
Language of instruction: Japanese.
Master's: 2 years.
Doctorate: 3 years.
Last updated: May 09, 2005