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University Guide

Founding Spirit of Hokusei

Hokusei Gakuen University belongs to the Hokusei Gakuen School System, which was founded on the Protestant faith. The university’s foundation is intellectual integrity; this is an attitude of humbly learning while constantly acknowledging how oneself and one’s country stand in relation to God. “To have knowledge, you must first have reverence for the Lord” (The Bible, Proverbs 1:7).

The university’s activities are based on Christian values, which recognize the dignity of each person and do not consider people as things to be manipulated. The university strives to educate independent people who have informed opinions and a sense of responsibility, and who contribute to society. Possessing broad academic perspectives free from oppression and prejudice, these people will be open-minded, consider all people at home or abroad as their neighbors, and value the natural differences between people. This is the academic freedom for which the university is striving. “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (The Bible, John 8:32).

International exchange and study abroad

As a pioneer in international exchange among private universities in Hokkaido, the University provides a variety of study-abroad programs, as well as many opportunities for students to experience cross-cultural interaction on campus.

Undergraduate schools and departments

The university nurtures students to help them become well-educated individuals possessing the knowledge, wisdom and rich sense of humanity they need to make significant contributions to society.

Graduate School

The university’s comfortable environment and strong support system facilitates advanced professional education and research in various fields.


By providing an educational environment that encourages students to design their future selves while engaging in their studies, Hokusei University produces graduates who are fully capable of contributing to society.