To those who have been accepted to study at Hitotsubashi University and wish to enter Japan (Updated on 2 March, 2022)

From 30 November last year, entry to Japan by foreign nationals, including international students, was suspended as a measure against the Omicron variant of COVID-19. However, from 1 March, new entries to Japan by foreigners have been permitted, under the supervision of universities or others. We consider this new policy to be the first step towards the realization of our goal of welcoming all the international students who have been waiting so long to come to Hitotsubashi University.


Under this new policy, in order for international students to be issued with visas, a Certificate for Completion of Registration to the ERFS System is needed in addition to a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). We at Hitotsubashi University will complete the application procedures for issue of this Certificate for Completion of Registration to the ERFS System, so please wait for us to contact you (by email).


Even under the new policy, there is a limit on the number of entrants to the country per day, so it is likely to take a while before all international students are able to enter Japan. Here at Hitotsubashi University, we will make every effort to ensure that those of you who have waited almost two years to enter the country, and every international student who wishes to come to our university, can enter Japan as soon as possible.

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