Program participants must take out travel insurance to cover possible accidents, injuries, illnesses or other incidents irrespective of their period of stay. Chulalongkorn University, The University of Hong Kong and Hokkaido University is not responsible for any unforeseen contingencies in which they may be involved. As such, they must follow the necessary procedures prior to departure from their country. Their insurance must cover death and medical care expenses due to sickness as well as accidental injury. Personal liability must also be covered by insurance in the event of an accident that results in injury or property damage for which they will be held legally responsible. 

For Chulalongkorn University:

While at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, students may seek further assistance as shown below.

For The University of Hong Kong:

What is the COVID-19 guidance at HKUSI?

HKU has now resumed normal operations, subject only to Covid regulations mandated by the HKSAR Government (https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html). This means we no longer require a Vaccine Pass for campus access, and we no longer expect close contacts of Covid cases to stay away from work or study.

* Starting from 30 January 2023, the Government will no longer issue isolation orders to infected persons. Students requiring sick leave may apply for leave of absence if necessary.

At the same time, we’ll be requiring everyone to comply with our standard health protocols in all classes, whether lectures, tutorials, labs, studios or anything else – no eating or drinking at all.

For Hokkaido University:

  • Covid-19 Health Alerts and Advisories:

COVID-19 Health Alerts and Advisories | Hokkaido University (hokudai.ac.jp)

As of March 2023, HU places the student who tests positive for COVID-19 on a university-mandated leave of absence. Students will not be disadvantaged in any way when being placed on a university-mandated leave of absence. 

  • Current Japanese border measures as of March 2023*

As of March 2023, the certificate issued in English by a government or public institution showing that a person has received 3 doses of vaccines designated is required to enter Japan. Online pre-registration for Quarantine, Immigration and customs procedures via “Visit Japan Web” is requested upon arrival. For details, please read the following sites: 

Border Measures|Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare|Government of Japan|厚生労働省 (mhlw.go.jp)

*The measures and procedures are subject to change according to the regulations mandated by the Government of Japan. It is reported that measures might be changed sometime this year, thus, we we encourage you to verify the content of above link regularly. 

For Chulalongkorn University:

While at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, students may choose from many providers for medical treatments. Some are listed below.

For The University of Hong Kong:

University Health Services (UHS) on campus provides quality primary health care service. Charges applied per visit. Please bring along Visitor’s Identification Form when visiting UHS for medical appointment.

  • University Health Services, The University of Hong Kong
    Tel (Medical): 2549 4686 
    Address: 2/F Meng Wah Complex, The University of Hong Kong
  • Nearest Hospital – Queen Mary Hospital
    Tel: 2255 3838 
    Address: 102 Pok Fu Lam Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong 
  • Emotional Support 
    The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong (24-hour hotline): 2389 2222 
    Suicide Prevention Hotline Service (24-hour hotline): 2382 0000

For Hokkaido University:

  • Hokkaido Summer Institute Managing Section
    Address: North 15, West 8, Sapporo, Hokkaido
    For the emergency contact to the office, please call 011-706-8146.
    Email: hokkaido_summer@oia.hokudai.ac.jp
    Opening hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm on weekdays
  • International Student Support Desk
    Address: North 15, West 8, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
    A wide range of advice by international students at the university is available.
    Phone: 011-706-8071
    Opening hours: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm on weekdays

This is a certificate program. Grades are not provided. However, we shall provide contact-hours information should students wish to pursue credits granted by their home institutions.

Logistical arrangement between airport and accommodation shall be provided in the acceptance letter.