ESOP Responses to COVID-19 (Frequent Updates)

ESOP Responses to COVID-19 (Frequent Updates)

  • 10th August 2021 Updated
  • ■ Course Format of the Spring and Fall 2021 semester
  • The classes for the Fall 2021 semester will be conducted online, physically, or blended (hybrid flexible).  As for the students who can NOT entry Japan, If you request the instructor and get permission from them , you would be able to attend almost all classes online.
    In case students take online courses from their home countries, please be careful about the time difference.
  • The syllabus of 2021 Fall has been opened. Hosei WEB syllabus-home (click here)
  • The syllabus of 2022Spring/Fall will be released in March.
    • ■ Course Format of the Spring 2022 semester
    • As for the class format, our classes for the Spring 2022 semester will be conducted online, physically (face-to-face), or blended (hybrid flexible) at this moment. So, we are considering face-to-face classes as well, but we don’t know yet which class will be held online, physically (face-to-face), or blended.
    We will be able to provide you with the detailed information in March.
  • ■ Policy of Entering Japan (Fall 2021) 
  • We are sorry to say that the Government of Japan immigration restrictions will keep continuing.
    Since the Government of Japan immigration restrictions are still continuing and it is not expected to be lifted for quite a while, the exchange students are unable to arrive in Japan before the beginning of the semester, Fall 2021 semester will be started online.
  • ■ Campus life

Hosei University has implemented the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We ask all ESOP students to review these measures before coming to campus.

  1. Establishing hand sanitizing stations at various locations around campus.
  2. Limiting the number of entry gates and informing entrants about campus restrictions.
  3. Checking entrants’ body temperatures.
  4. Requiring visitors to report their time of entry and exit, as well as the locations visited.
  5. Cleaning and disinfection by using sterilizing chemicals.
  6. Maintaining social distancing by limiting the number of classroom seats.
  7. Installing acrylic boards and transparent vinyl curtains where face-to-face communication is required.
  8. Opening doorways and windows and using ventilation equipment to promote the circulation of fresh air.
  9. Requiring all visitors to wear masks. (students who are not wearing masks may be refused entry)
  10. Contact <> as soon as possible if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.

Please be advised that these regulations may change depending on the situation.
We will update all our partner universities and applicants if any changes occur.


  • ■ More information about COVID-19 in Japan

Please check the website provided by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

・Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Link)
・COVID-19 Multilingual Guide (Link)