• 7th December 2020 Updated

Application (2021-2022 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 University 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 ESOP Application Form 1 and 2 online
  •               by the application deadline.

Handling of Personal Information at Hosei University


Application Period

The application documents should be submitted to Hosei University by November 30, 2020 (for the spring semester), or February 28, 2021 (for the fall semester)

  • Semester

    Starting Date

    • (Both Nomination and Application)






    of result

    • Spring Semester
    • Apr. 2021~
    • Aug. 2021



    16 Nov.



    30 Nov.


    • Feb. 2021
    • The result will be announced to the applicant directly
    • by email.
    • Fall Semester
    • Sep. 2021~
    • Mar. 2022
    • 7 Jan.
    • 2021
    • 15 Feb. 
    • 2021
    • 28 Feb.
    • 2021
    • May 2021
    • The result will be announced to the applicant directly
    • by email.

ESOP Application Form 1 and 2 (Fall 2021)

Application Documents (Fall 2021)

  • Please confirm and check off the documents listed in the Application Checklist (Fall 2021)
  • ■Application Documents (For all applicant)
  •  1)  Certificate of Health (Hosei Original Form)                          Certificate of Health.pdf
     2)  Study Plan (Hosei Original Form)           STUDY PLAN.pdf  or STUDY PLAN.xlsx
     3)  An Identity Photograph                                 Acceptable Photo Examples
     4)  Official Bank Statement
     5)  Official transcripts from your home university
     6)  A Scanned Copy of a Valid Passport (photo page)
  • ■Additional Documents (only if applicable)
     ・ Only for non-native English speaker
       1) English Language Proficiency Test score or,
  •          2) English Proficiency Proof (Hosei Original Form)
  •              English Proficiency Proof.xlsx  or  English Proficiency Proof.pdf
     ・ Only for Visiting International students (Fee paying)
       Two recommendation letters from two different professors at your home university
  •  ・ Only for graduate students who want to take the graduate class
  •          (except Graduate School of Engineering students)
  •    Japanese Language Proficiency Test Score (N2 or N1)


Others – 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)

Generally speaking, the following documents are required:

  •  ・ Certificate of Eligibility and Letter of Acceptance: Sent by postal mail from Hosei
  •  ・ Visa application form:  Available from the Embassy or Consulate
  •  ・ Passport:  Preferably valid until the end of the proposed stay in Japan
  • 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