ESOP Responses to COVID-19 (Frequent Updates)

ESOP Responses to COVID-19 (Frequent Updates)

  • 26th April 2021 Updated
  • ■ Course Format of the Spring 2021 semester
  • Since it is unlikely that you will enter Japan during the Spring 2021 semester, the Spring 2021 semester will be conducted Online or On-Demand.
  1. Students can take the ESOP (Exchange Students from Overseas Program) and JLP (Japanese Language Program) classes of the Spring 2021 semester from their home countries online. Other classes will be conducted both online and face-to-face (hybrid flexible course format), but students who are unable to come to Japan can take all of classes via Online or On-Demand, if students get permission from the professor.
  2. In case students take online courses from their home countries, please be careful about the time difference.
  3. The syllabus of 21/22 AY will be released on March 24th. Hosei WEB syllabus-home (click here)


  • ■ Policy of Entering Japan (Spring 2021) 
  • Tokyo has announced a third state of emergency as Covid-19 cases rise.
    The third state of emergency runs from April 25 to May 11.
  • The Government of Japan immigration restrictions will keep continuing.
    Therefore, we have to decide our policies for the spring semester as follows.
    We are very sorry but have to announce we cannot accept ESOP students staying abroad to come to Japan during the spring 2021 semester.
    Students will have to take the courses online continually from overseas the whole of the spring 2021 semester.


  • ■ 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)