• 25th August 2022 Updated

Application (23/24 Academic Year)

ESOP is a Non-Degree-Seeking program.


Application Requirements

  • a) Exchange Students [交換留学生]
  • Students nominated by universities with which Hosei has a mutual exchange agreement.
  • List of Partner University
  • 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. Nominated by partner university by the nomination deadline. (Exchange Students)
  •       Visiting International students (Fee paying) start from STEP 2.
  • STEP 2. Prepare the application documents according to the Application Checklist before STEP 3. 
  • STEP 3. Fill out and attach the application documents to Application Form online by the application
  •               deadline.

Handling of Personal Information at Hosei University


Application Period

  • Spring 2023 semester: From Apr. 2023 To Aug. 2023
    – Nomination & Application Starting Date: 25 Aug. 2022
    – Nomination Deadline: 1 Nov. 2022 (For partner universities’ outbound coordinators)
    – Application Deadline: 15 Nov. 2022 (For applicant)
    – Notification of Result: Feb. 2023

    Fall 2023 semester: From Sep. 2023 To Mar. 2024
    – Nomination & Application Starting Date:18 Jan. 2023
    – Nomination Deadline:17 Mar. 2023 (For partner universities’ outbound coordinators)
    – Application Deadline: 31 Mar. 2023 (For applicant)
    – Notification of Result: May 2023

  • ※The result will be announced to the applicant directly by email.

Application Form

Application Documents

  • All application documents may be submitted to the Immigration Services Agency of Japan. 
  • Please confirm and check off the documents listed in the Application Checklist.pdf before preparing.
  • ■Application Documents (For all applicant)
  •  1)  Certificate of Health (Hosei Original Form)                          Certificate of Health.pdf
     2)  Study Plan (Hosei Original Form)             Study Plan (Hosei Original Form).pdf
     3)  Identification Photograph                            Acceptable Photo Examples
     4)  Official Bank Statement(s) in English
     5)  Official transcripts in English from your home university
     6)  A Scanned Copy of a Valid Passport (photo page)
  • ■Additional Documents (only if applicable)
  •  1) Only for Scholarship recipient :
       [Document] Relevant documents to prove you have been granted the scholarship
  •  2) Only for Visiting International students (Fee paying) :
       [Email]Confirmation email from your home university (Please see the ‘Application check list’)
  •  3) Only for Non-native English speaker :
       [Document] English Language Proficiency Test score
  •   or [Document] English Proficiency Proof (Hosei Original Form
  •  4) Only for Applicants who wants to take the classes which are conducted in Japanese
  •       *Graduate School of Engineering student is not required to submit the Japanese Language
  •         Proficiency Test Score.
  •    [Document] Japanese Language Proficiency Test Score (N2 or N1)


How to apply for a 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.

▶How to apply for a Student Visa? (flowchart)

▶What is CoE(Certificate of Eligibility)? (SAMPLE)

Generally speaking, the following documents are required:

  •  ・ CoE(Certificate of Eligibility): Sent by postal mail from Hosei
  •  ・ Letter of Acceptance: Sent by email from Hosei
  •  ・ Visa application form:  Available from the Embassy or Consulate
  •  ・ Passport:  Preferably valid until the end of the proposed stay in Japan
             ※If you have multiple nationalities including Japanese citizenship, please submit your Japanese passport.
  • Note that requirements may vary according to the country concerned and students should contact the appropriate Japanese Embassy or Consulate for detailed information.


Contact 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