Flexible learning matched to future goals

The most distinctive feature of Sapporo University’s major curriculum is the fusion of nine majors into one academic cluster(School of Society and Collaboration ) .

For students who are interested in a variety of fields and have difficulty in selecting a major (other universities call it a department), the best choice is to enroll in the “School of Society and Collaboration” by using the ” academic cluster admission” system.

Students can take a variety of classes in the nine majors, experience a wide variety of learning, and learn about the world around them. In the second year, students can decide on their major after spending one year thinking about future and interests.

Introduction to the 9 majors.

経済学専攻Major in EconomicsFocused on the connection between the local and international economy, this major focuses on both practical and theoretical economic knowledge including government policy, management, and the environment.
経営学専攻Major in Business AdministrationThis major focuses on expanding knowledge of management, accounting, and information management, and includes in-the-field practical studies that allow students to experience business administration in the real world.
法学専攻Major in LawStudents can choose the course that best suits their future ambitions. Courses: Legal Specialization and Civil Servant, Public Security (Police, Firefighters), and Business Law.

英語専攻Major in EnglishStudents will learn about various English-speaking countries’ cultures and improve the four language skills of speaking, writing, writing, and listening.
ロシア語専攻Major in RussianLearning Russian, students will deepen their understanding of our Russian neighbors. Many professions offer an opportunity to use Russian, including public servants, import/export positions, teachers, interpreters, and translators.
歴史文化専攻Major in History and CultureStudents aiming to become social studies teachers and museum curators learn about archaeology, northern history, and Ainu culture.

日本語・日本文化専攻Major in Japanese Language and CultureStudents aiming to become Japanese teachers (either domestically or abroad) expand their knowledge of the Japanese language and Japanese culture.
スポーツ文化専攻Major in SportsStudents learn about humanity and society through sports culture. Many students are aiming to become P.E. teachers or coaches, and this program includes a dedicated course for training teachers for special education schools.
現代教養専攻Major in Liberal ArtsThrough various hands-on experiences, this major teaches students the true meaning of “The Arts,” improving students drive and readying them for the workforce.

The classes that featured video, music, and a sense of humor really made an impression on me and led me to further expand my horizons. I truly enjoyed the learning experience. My experience and my education at the university have been incredibly helpful with my part-time job doing interpretation using English and Cantonese.

Birthplace:China LI CHUNBING

【About the Major in Japanese Language and Culture】
Please note that this major is not focused on the learning of basic Japanese grammar or conversation. In this major, students learn about Japanese literature and writing styles. As such, a high level of Japanese ability and knowledge is required.

Selecting a major in your second year

Sapporo University has its own system called ” Selecting a major in your second year”, which allows students to focus on their studies during the first year and select their major in the second year.


For more information about ” Selecting a major in your second year”, click here.

<Core Education>About Japanese Language classes.

Most international students studying at Sapporo University are most interested in the core education of Japanese language classes.
All Japanese language classes are elective courses designed for the university’s international students, so students may take them regardless of their major.
The courses available to each student are determined via a placement test.

School Day Aim for the JLPT Level-separated Class contents
Introductory Japanese I / II 4 times / week x 2 8 periods in total N5, N4 level A class designed for Japanese beginners. Teaches written Japanese, grammar, and conversation in an integrated manner.
Intermediate Japanese I / II 2 times / week x 2 4 periods in total N3, N2 , N1 level 4 Teaches Japanese skills essential to university life. Topics include: report writing, presentation practice, research in Japanese.
Career Seminar A / B 1 time / week x 2 2 periods in total N2 Level and above 3 Class contents are determined through discussion with the student. Previous examples include: N1 strategy, business Japanese, and employment test-taking strategy.