Sophia University - Exchange

City: Tokyo Country: Japan

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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:

Fall term equivalent: September - February

Winter term equivalent: April - August

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


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Funding Opportunities 

Students receive on average between $1,400-$2,000 in funding.

Over 80% of students who apply get funding.

Education Abroad Awards