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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.


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Scholarship system

Different types of financial aid are available for students.
For the scholarship accepted at the time of Admission application,
For other financial aid programs (Applications accepted after entrance to the University,

Housing and dormitories for international students

Sophia University is located in the heart of Tokyo, and like most urban universities in Japan, our students commute to campus. While the university has no on-campus housing, it currently directly operates a couple of dormitory for students and has established contract relations with a number of private dormitories in Tokyo.

Part-time job

International students holding "College Student" status of residence may be permitted to engage in jobs up to 28 hours a week. Sophia degree students can access to Part-time work Introduction System operated by the National Student Information Center Ltd.

Student Life

Outside the classroom, Sophia students usually join at least one of the hundreds of extra-curricular organizations on campus. Clubs and circles offer opportunities to join with other students who share a common interest in everything from sports, to music, volunteer activities, cultural performances, current social issues, etc. The Global Network, established by students interested in exchange between international and Japanese students, sponsors lunch-time discussions, home visits and cultural activities. And, of course, Sophia students take advantage of the rich cultural offerings of the city of Tokyo. Most major museums, sports and cultural venues are within easy commuting distance from our campus.

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