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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.
Sophia is located in central Tokyo, near Japan's political, financial, business, and cultural centers.

Global Studies

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Sophia University Graduate Program in Global Studies (M.A., Ph.D.): Autumn 2016 Web application is now open!

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Postal code 102-8554
Address 7-1, Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Department to contact Admissions Office of Graduate Schools, Admission Center
Phone 03-3238-3517
Fax 03-3238-3262
Type of research department There are graduate courses and programs where you can earn a degree through classes taught entirely in English.
Program Master's program
Major International Relations, Area Studies, Global Studies
International students examination offered No special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Availability of previous examination papers Available to photocopy
Available by mail
Please make an inquiry for details.
Qualification to apply Completion of undergraduate degree or equivalent
Applicants who have completed 16 years and above of school education in their home countries or expect to complete it by the designated date.
Applicants who are 22 years old or older and are recognized to have abilities equivalent to graduates by special admission qualification screening.
Please make an inquiry for details.
Number of international students in 2015 83
Number of privately financed students 70
Number of exchange international students 21
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 200,000 yen
Tuition per year 480,000 yen
Other expenses 261,400 yen
Total expenses (First year) 941,400 yen
Remarks Please make an inquiry beforehand, because 'Other Expenses' differs by major.
Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
For details of Application, please refer to the website below.
Programs in International Relations, Area Studies:
http://www.sophia.ac.jp/jpn/admissions/in_ad/ad_gaiyo/innyushi
Programs in Global Studies:
http://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/graduate_p/english_g2/english_g_gs
Entry April, 2017
Application category Global Studies (Admission at Spring)
Deadline for prior qualification screening August 22, 2016
Starting date for application submission September 1, 2016
Deadline of application September 22, 2016
Notification of examination result November 9, 2016
Examination/screening methods Documents screening
Entry September, 2017
Application category Global Studies (Admission at Autumn)
Deadline for prior qualification screening March 28, 2017
Starting date for application submission April 1, 2017
Deadline of application April 21, 2017
Notification of examination result June 9, 2017
Examination/screening methods Documents screening
Entry April, 2017
Application category Area Studies, International Relations (Entrance Examination in September)
Deadline for prior qualification screening June 28, 2016
Starting date for application submission June 24, 2016
Deadline of application July 25, 2016
Date of examination September 14, 2016
Notification of examination result September 29, 2016
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Language of examination, Major subjects, Interview, Oral examination, Subjects differ by major. Please make an inquiry.
Entry April, 2017
Application category Area Studies, International Relations (Entrance Examination in February)
Deadline for prior qualification screening December 6, 2016
Starting date for application submission December 2, 2016
Deadline of application January 5, 2017
Date of examination February 16, 2017
Notification of examination result February 23, 2017
Remarks The examination schedule varies by majors.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Language of examination, Major subjects, Interview, Oral examination, Subjects differ by major. Please make an inquiry.
Program Doctoral program
Major International Relations, Area Studies, Global Studies
International students examination offered No special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Availability of previous examination papers Available to photocopy
Available by mail
Please make an inquiry for details.
Qualification to apply Completion of Masters degree or equivalent.
Recognized as having completed the equivalent of a masters degree by a special admission qualification screening and be at least 24 years old.
Please make an inquiry for details.
Notes Others(Applicants must make a contact with the chief of major through the office of major before the period of application. PhD in Global Studies is English-based.)
Number of international students in 2016 12
Number of privately financed students 8
Number of exchange international students 0
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 200,000 yen
Tuition per year 451,000 yen
Other expenses 172,100 yen
Total expenses (First year) 823,100 yen
Remarks Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
For details of Application, please refer to the website below.
International Relations,Area Studies
http://www.sophia.ac.jp/jpn/admissions/in_ad/ad_gaiyo/innyushi
Global Studies
http://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/graduate_p/english_g2/english_g_gs
Entry April, 2017
Application category Global Studies (Admission at Spring)
Deadline for prior qualification screening August 22, 2016
Starting date for application submission September 1, 2016
Deadline of application September 22, 2016
Date of examination October 26, 2016
Notification of examination result November 9, 2016
Remarks Please make an inquiry for details of the examination schedule.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview
Entry September, 2017
Application category Global Studies (Admission at Autumn)
Deadline for prior qualification screening March 21, 2017
Starting date for application submission April 1, 2017
Deadline of application April 21, 2017
Date of examination May 31, 2017
Notification of examination result June 9, 2017
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview
Entry April, 2017
Application category Entrance Examination at February (International Relations, Area Studies)
Deadline for prior qualification screening December 6, 2016
Starting date for application submission December 2, 2016
Deadline of application January 5, 2017
Date of examination February 16, 2017 - February 17, 2017
Notification of examination result February 23, 2016
Remarks The examination schedule varies by majors.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Language of examination, Major subjects, Interview, Oral examination, Subjects differ by major. Please make an inquiry.

Last update: Jul. 04, 2016

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