Sophia University offers a January Session for UI current students or graduates of a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate degree program who are interested in a short-term study at Sophia.
Program participants are able to gain first-hand experience on many aspects of not only Japan, but also East Asian culture and society – witnessing the myriad of ways in which the cultures of the world are reflected in the maze-like urban landscape of Tokyo.
January 10th-30th, 2023
*The program will be cancelled when we have fewer than 30 participants.
*If the number of applicants exceeds the capacity, we will conduct an additional selection screening among the applications. In order to maintain diversity of participants, number of participants from one university may be limited. Please understand there is a possibility that one cannot participate even when meeting the criteria.
An applicant must:
- Be a current student or graduate of a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate degree program outside of Japan. A high school student is not eligible for this program.
- Submit ALL required documents to apply for the session by the designated application deadline.
Late applications will not be accepted.
- An OFFICIAL Academic Transcript and a Grading Scale from the applicant’s home institution
The minimum academic requirement is GPA 2.8 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.
*If the official transcript is not written in English,please attach an English translation to the original transcript.
*In case the official transcript is sent directly to our office from the applicant’s home university, it must arrive to the office before the application deadline.
Center for Global Education and Discovery
Sophia Short-term Programs
7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554 JAPAN
- Passport Copy
- Color Headshot (taken within the last 3 months)
- English Proficiency Test Score
The minimum required scores are as follows:
TOEFL/iBT: 79, TOEFL/PBT: 550, IELTS: 6.0
Following applicants are exempt from the English Proficiency Test Score requirement:
・An applicant whose native language is English.
・An applicant currently attending educational institution whose main language of instruction is English.
*Instead of English Proficiency Test Score, please submit a screenshot or official documentation showing English is the primary language of instruction at home institution.
Participants are to choose one of the following options – a minimum of 1 course and a maximum of 3 courses:
- 1 Course: JPY 122.000*
- 2 Courses: JPY 190.000*
- 3 Courses: JPY 258.000*
*Note: Tuition fee-only. Other costs such as textbook fees are not included.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAM, HOW TO APPLY, SYLLABUS, ACTIVITIES, VISA, AND HOUSING, VISIT https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/short-term/january/index.html