OIT’s policy for Student Mobility Program Spring 2022
OIT’s policy for Student Mobility Program Spring 2022

Although there is still uncertainty about the status of the COVID-19 infection around the world, vaccinations are progressing, and some countries and regions are easing restrictions and quarantine measures on entry and departure. Given the situation, our policy of Student Mobility Program Spring 2022 will be following.
Please be aware that depending on the status of the COVID-19 at the time of your travel plans, you may be asked to postpone or cancel your trip, or the quarantine period upon entry may be prolonged, in accordance with the policy of the Japanese government.

1. Research/Internship (February 2022 -) (for more than 3 months)
- Subject: Student Exchange Program (for Partner Universities and UMAP)
- Application Deadline: November 15, 2021

2. Coursework (Spring Semester 2022) (April-August)
- Subject: Student Exchange Program (for Partner Universities and UMAP)
- Application Deadline: November 15, 2021

◇ OIT's Basic Policy of Student Mobility Program
OIT’s Basic policy of Student Mobility Program has not changed as follows. However, we are preparing to accept students from countries with an infectious disease risk level of 2 or higher as defined in Overseas Travel Safety Information by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA), provided that the following cautions are observed.

The following three conditions must be met by three months before your expected date of arrival in Japan. If the situation will not get better enough by that moment, the program will be canceled.

a. International travel restrictions (all the following three) are being lifted.
- Your country allows the outbound travel to Japan and your visa can be obtained.
- Japan's borders reopen to the nationals of your country
- Japan lift quarantines for the nationals of your country.

b. Your country's safety level of the MOFA's "Overseas Travel Safety Information*" is at level 1 or below (in total 4 levels, fewer level is safer).
*https://www.anzen.mofa.go.jp/masters/explanation.html

c. The classes, practical training, laboratory work, seminars, etc. are conducted face-to-face on campus at OIT.

[Cautions]
- Please make sure you fully understand the entry restrictions and quarantine measures implemented by the Japanese government before applying.
- As a general rule, you will be responsible for paying for your own accommodation at a quarantine station when you enter Japan and for accommodation during the quarantine period (at least 14 days) after you are released. The university will arrange for safe and inexpensive hotel accommodations.
- If you have to wait until after April to attend school due to delays in the issuance of visas, postponement or cancel of travel, waiting in quarantine after entering the country, or closure of the university campuses due to infectious diseases, we have courses that can be taken online.
- After enrollment, please follow the instructions of the person in charge in accordance with the safety management policy of the Japanese government and the university regarding infectious disease control. Depending on the situation, entry to the campus may be suspended.

Measures by the Government of Japan
Japan is closing its borders until further notice to all new foreign arrivals except foreign residents of Japan or under special circumstances. The overview of these measures can be found on the following websites.

Corona virus (COVID-19) travel restrictions by Japan National Tourism Organization
https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus/

Travel Alerts and Disaster Updates by japan-guide.com
https://www.japan-guide.com/news/alerts.html

Contact
If you have any further questions, please contact the OIT International Center (OIT.Kokusai@josho.ac.jp).

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
OIT International Center