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Sophia University - Exchange

 

City: Tokyo   Country: Japan

Sophia University Website

Overview

What Sophia has to offer:

  • One of the leading Japanese universities; known to be a pioneer in international education
  • Student to teacher ratios are less than 20:1
  • Has a wide variety of academic disciplines; with 27 departments in 8 faculties
  • Has over 300 student groups
  • Aims to be a campus without harassment; it prohibits any act of harassment and ensures that education, research, studies, student life and work are conducted in a fair and safe environment
  • Located in Tokyo - the Imperial Palace, the Parliament, the State Guest House, and the National Diet Library as well as an array of offices of multinational enterprises are all within easy walking distance of the university
  • George Takei, the actor best known for his role as Mr. Sulu in the TV series, Star Trek, is an alumnus of Sophia!
  • Yuichi Kurimoto Award for Japan Business Students: Bachelor of Commerce students may be eligible for a fully funded experience. Award value will be dependent on the length of the program and program costs.


When Can I Go?

Terms Offered: Fall, Winter, Full Year

Term Dates:

Semester 1: April – August

Semester 2: September – February


Eligibility Requirements

Open to: All Faculties

Level: Undergraduate, Graduate

Students require a minimum GPA of 3.0 (cumulative) to be eligible for this exchange.

See Eligibility


Course Information

Language of Instruction: English, Japanese

Field of Study: All

FLA (Faculty of Liberal Arts) core courses (Basic Skills, Academic English Skills, English Composition, Public Speaking, Thinking Process), FST laboratory classes, GPGS compulsory courses, Language courses (except Japanese) and Studies in Christian Humanism courses are NOT open to exchange students. All courses in Sophia's FLA and their Green Science and Green Engineering programs in the Faculty of Science and Technology are offered in English.

Sophia University Course Information

Sophia University Credit Information

Housing

Sophia University Accommodation


What Students Say

Student Feedback Report 1 (PDF)

Student Feedback Report 2 (PDF)


Program Contact

University of Alberta International, Education Abroad


Credit Transfer History

  • Sophia University
    Course at Host Institution Faculty UAlberta Subject Area UAlberta Course Equivalency Credit Hours Notes
    Introduction to Art History/Visual Culture 2 Arts Art History 2XX 3  
    Advanced Japanese I Arts Japanese 4XX 6  
    Intro to performing arts Arts Drama 1XX 3 NTD DRAMA 102/103
    Topics in Japanese art history Arts Art History 3XX 3  
    Culture and Identity Arts Anthropology 101 3  
    SOZ 430 Japanese Popular Culture Arts East Asian Studies 4XX 3  
    Intensive Japanese 3 Arts Japanese 401+402 6  
    Survey of Japanese literature 1 Arts Japanese 3XX 3 NTD JAPAN 321
    Topics in performing arts Arts Drama 2XX 3  
    Japanese 4 Arts Japanese 402 3  
    Modern Japanese fiction 2 Arts Japanese 3XX 3 NTD JAPAN 322
    Survey of Japanese literature 2 Arts Japanese 3XX 3
     IBZ 446 Japanese Business and Management Business  SMO  3XX