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SOPHIA in the World

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.

Liberal Arts

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Sophia University Faculty of Liberal Arts: 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 Admission Center
Phone 03-3238-4018
Fax 03-3238-3262
Notable aspects of the school You can earn a degree through classes taught entirely in English.
International Students Examination Same examination and evaluation standards as for Japanese.
Admission capacity 186 (for the 2017 school year)
Applicants 763 (for the 2016 school year)
Successful candidates 315 (for the 2016 school year)
Number of international students 84 (for the 2016 school year)
Number of privately financed international students 84 (for the 2016 school year)
Application fee 35,000 yen (for the 2016 school year)
Admission fee 270,000 yen (for the 2016 school year)
Tuition per year 948,600 yen (for the 2016 school year)
Other expenses 287,450 yen (for the 2016 school year)
Remarks Tuition above is approximate amount because it is on the system of metered rate.
Tuition Fee: 30,300 yen for 1 unit.
Expenses include enrollment fee, education enhancement costs, and others.
Department(s) Liberal Arts
Distribution of application forms Anytime
Availability of previous exams No previous exams available.
Entry (Spring) April, 2017 entry
Application category Entrance Examination for Faculty of Liberal Arts (Spring 1) Freshman Only
Starting date for application submission September 1, 2016
Deadline of application September 22, 2016
Notification of examination result November 4, 2016
Deadline of enrollment procedures November 25, 2016
Admission procedures - Application from outside Japan Available.
Admission procedures - Visiting Japan for entrance exam Not necessary.
Sections of exam prepared by the college or university Application screening process
English examination Using TOEFL or others
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Not necessary.
Remarks Required documents
1. Application Form and an essay in English (approximately 500 words) about the reason for the application (designated forms)
2. Official Transcripts (Certificates of results and the graduation)
3. One of SAT, ACT, or IB Diploma (predicted)
4. Score of TOEFL or IELTS (exempted for some cases)
5. 2 letters of recommendation (designated forms)
Entry (Spring) April, 2017 entry
Application category Entrance Examination for Faculty of Liberal Arts (Spring 2)
Starting date for application submission November 21, 2016
Deadline of application December 12, 2016
Notification of examination result February 1, 2017
Deadline of enrollment procedures February 20, 2017
Admission procedures - Application from outside Japan Available.
Admission procedures - Visiting Japan for entrance exam Not necessary.
Sections of exam prepared by the college or university Application screening process
English examination Using TOEFL or others
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Not necessary.
Remarks Required documents
1. Application Form and an essay in English (approximately 500 words) about the reason for the application (designated forms)
2. Official Transcripts (Certificates of results and the graduation)
3. One of SAT, ACT, or IB Diploma (predicted)
4. Score of TOEFL or IELTS (exempted for some cases)
5. 2 letters of recommendation (designated forms)
Entry (Autumn) September, 2017 entry
Application category Entrance Examination for Faculty of Liberal Arts (Autumn 1) Freshman only
Starting date for application submission November 21, 2016
Deadline of application December 12, 2016
Notification of examination result February 8, 2017
Deadline of enrollment procedures February 27, 2017
Admission procedures - Application from outside Japan Available.
Admission procedures - Visiting Japan for entrance exam Not necessary.
Sections of exam prepared by the college or university Application screening process
English examination Using TOEFL or others
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Not necessary.
Remarks Required documents
1. Application Form and an essay in English (approximately 500 words) about the reason for the application (designated forms)
2. Official Transcripts (Certificates of results and the graduation)
3. One of SAT, ACT, or IB Diploma (predicted)
4. Score of TOEFL or IELTS (exempted for some cases)
5. 2 letters of recommendation (designated forms)
Entry (Autumn) September, 2017 entry
Application category Entrance Examination for Faculty of Liberal Arts (Autumn 2)
Starting date for application submission April 24, 2017
Deadline of application May 15, 2017
Notification of examination result June 27, 2017
Deadline of enrollment procedures July 18, 2017
Admission procedures - Application from outside Japan Available.
Admission procedures - Visiting Japan for entrance exam Not necessary.
Sections of exam prepared by the college or university Application screening process
English examination Using TOEFL or others
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Not necessary.
Remarks 1. Application Form and an essay in English (approximately 500 words) about the reason for the application (designated forms)
2. Official Transcripts (Certificates of results and the graduation)
3. One of SAT, ACT, or IB Diploma (predicted)
4. Score of TOEFL or IELTS (exempted for some cases)
5. 2 letters of recommendation (designated forms)
Department(s) Liberal Arts (Non-Degree)
Distribution of application forms Anytime
Availability of previous exams No previous exams available.
Entry (Spring) April, 2017 entry
Application category Faculty of Liberal Arts (Spring, Non-Degree Program)
Starting date for application submission October 7, 2016
Deadline of application November 7, 2016
Notification of examination result December 8, 2016
Deadline of enrollment procedures January 12, 2017
Admission procedures - Application from outside Japan Available.
Admission procedures - Visiting Japan for entrance exam Not necessary.
Sections of exam prepared by the college or university Application screening process
English examination Using TOEFL or others
Remarks For details, please refer to the following website:
http://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/undergraduate_p/english_ug/p_non_degree
Entry (Autumn) September, 2017 entry
Application category Faculty of Liberal Arts (Autumn, Non-Degree Program)
Starting date for application submission March 17, 2017
Deadline of application April 14, 2017
Notification of examination result May 23, 2017
Deadline of enrollment procedures June 20, 2017
Admission procedures - Application from outside Japan Available.
Admission procedures - Visiting Japan for entrance exam Not necessary.
Sections of exam prepared by the college or university Application screening process
English examination Using TOEFL or others
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Not necessary.
Remarks For details, please refer to the following website:
http://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/undergraduate_p/english_ug/p_non_degree

Last update: Jun. 20, 2016

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