UArctic (the University of the Arctic), a network of educational and research institutions of which Hokkaido University is a member, is calling for students to enroll in the “Circumpolar Studies Online Course” starting from June to July 2023.


The Circumpolar Studies Online Course is an undergraduate online course on the Arctic offered by UArctic member universities through an online education system. There is no cost. The course is taught in English.


Summer Semester
  • CS 100: Introduction to the Circumpolar World
  • Period: June 19 – July 28, 2023
  • Target: All students (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Course fee: Free
  • Language: English (ability to understand lectures and discussion)

For details of the course offerings and application information, please refer to the application guideline (pdf).

For more information, please click here. * Go to UArctic’s website.


How to apply

Send the following documents to the International Relations Division (e-mail: by 17:00, June 2, 2023.

  1. Online Course Registration Form (Word)
    Complete the form in English.
    Send a PDF file of the form with your signature in the “STUDENT SIGNATURE (Required)” field and the date in the “Date” field.
  2. Proof of English proficiency (TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, etc.), for the applicants whose first language is not English.
  3. When submitting the above documents, please include your name (in Kanji characters, if applicable), affiliation, grade, and student number in the body of the email.