FEATURED INSTITUTIONS>Sophia University

Total number of students

14,007 (1,760 from overseas) as of 2018

Opening

1913

Pioneering International College Education

Sophia is located in central Tokyo, near Japan's political, financial, business and cultural centers. Founded by the Jesuits in 1913, Sophia University has been a pioneer in international education in Japan, attracting students from all over the world. In 1949 Sophia established the first program in Japan taught entirely in English and it continues to lead the Japanese academic world in offering international programs. At the undergraduate level, all of the classes in the Faculty of Liberal Arts, and the Green Science and the Green Engineering Programs offered in the Faculty of Science and Technology are taught in English. The other faculties teach primarily in Japanese, but there has been a steady increase in classes offered in English. Undergraduate students are encouraged to gain a broad base of knowledge in many fields, as well as advanced knowledge in their major. The curriculum is designed to allow students to take advantage of classes offered by other faculties. At the graduate level, Sophia offers four programs conducted entirely in English. These programs have a exceptionally high percentage of international students, and provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment.

English-based undergraduate programs:

  • Faculty of Liberal Arts - Comparative Culture, International Business and Economics, Social Studies
  • Faculty of Science and Technology - Green Science, Green Engineering

English-based graduate programs:

  • M.A. and Ph.D. in Global Studies
  • M.A. in International Business and Development Studies
  • M.A. and Ph.D. in Japanese Studies
  • M.A. in Linguistics (TESOL)
  • M.S. and Ph.D. in Green Science and Engineering
  • M.A. and Ph.D. in Global Environmental Studies

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Facilities and support programs for international students

Scholarships for International Students

Sophia Soshigaya International House

  • Sophia has a co-ed dormitory as an "International House" for foreign international students and Japanese students. There is a live-in dormitory manager. Meals are not served, but a kitchen is available for shared use.

Sophia University

Address

7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-8554

Contact

Admissions Office

TEL:03-3238-3517

FAX:03-3238-3262

E-mail:admission-g@cl.sophia.ac.jp

Opening

1913

Total number of students

14,007 (1,760 from overseas) as of 2018

Fee

Admission fee: Postgraduate: ¥200,000 for 2019

Tuition fee: Varies by program for 2019

Other: Varies by program for 2019

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