【ESOP】[Temporary Website] ESOP Application (2021-2022 Academic Year)
October 20, 2020 Updated
The system malfunction on our website (http://www.global.hosei.ac.jp/en/programs/exchange/application/) has been fixed on October 20, 2020. Now you can confirm the AY 2021 Application information from this temporary website or our original website above. Please noted that this temporary website will be closed by late November.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Application (2021-2022 Academic Year)
* ESOP is a Non-Degree-Seeking program.
a) Exchange Students [交換留学生]
Students nominated by universities with which Hosei University has a mutual exchange agreement.
b) Visiting International students (Fee paying) [私費留学生]
Students at universities with which Hosei University has an association agreement.
How to Apply
STEP 1. Prepare the application documents according to this CHECKLIST.pdf before STEP 2.
STEP 2. Fill out ESOP Application Form 1 and 2 attaching the required documents by the deadline.
– COMPLETION –
The application documents should be submitted to Hosei University, in time to arrive by November 30, 2020 for the spring semester or February 28, 2021 for the fall semester.
Apr., 2021 – Aug., 2021
|November 16, 2020||November 30, 2020||February 2021|
Sep., 2021 – Mar., 2022
|February 15, 2021||February 28, 2021||May 2021|
* Visiting International students (Fee paying) will be notified individually of the result.
ESOP Application Form 1 and 2
[IMPORTANT] Please confirm the notices of the application documents carefully on CHECKLIST.pdf
■Necessary Application Documents
1) Certificate of Health (Hosei Original Form) [NEW] Certificate of Health Form
2) Study Plan (Hosei Original Form) STUDY PLAN.pdf STUDY PLAN.xlsx
3) An Identity Photograph Requirements
4) Official Bank Statement
5) Official transcripts from your home university
6) A Scanned Copy of a Valid Passport (photo page)
・ Only for non-native English speaker
English Language Proficiency Test score
・ Only for Visiting International students (Fee paying)
2 Recommendation Letters
・ Only for graduate students who want to take the graduate class
(Except Graduate School of Engineering students)
Japanese Language Proficiency Test Score
Others – Student visa
For non-Japanese nationals to stay in Japan, it is necessary to comply with procedures which govern their eligibility to do so, in relation to the nature of their activity in Japan and the length of their stay. Students of non-Japanese nationality wishing to study at a Japanese university must qualify as “college students” in compliance with the “Law concerning immigration control and recognition of refugee status.” Persons who so qualify may not take up employment while in Japan unless that falls within the terms of the specific activity for which they are permitted to stay in Japan. The local office of the Ministry of Justice is responsible for determining such matters.The Hosei University Global Education Center will make the necessary applications on students’ behalf.
Others – After you received “Certificate of Eligibility” from HOSEI
We will send “Certificate of Eligibility” after Japanese Immigration approved your application.Students must apply for a student visa to enter Japan after they receive “Certificate of Eligibility” from Hosei. The nearest convenient Japanese Embassy or Consulate should be consulted regarding necessary procedures. Generally speaking, the following documents are required:
・ Visa application form: available from the Embassy or Consulate
・ Passport: preferably valid until the end of the proposed stay in Japan
・ Certificate of Eligibility: Hosei University will apply for a Certificate of Eligibility on each student’s
behalf, and will send it when it is obtained; this will take about one month.
Note that requirements may vary according to the country concerned and students should contact the appropriate Japanese Embassy or Consulate for detailed information.
Mailing Address: Exchange Students from Overseas Program,
International Office, Global Education Center, Hosei University
2-17-1 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8160 JAPAN