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To Foreign Students Considering Studying in Sophia University. JAPAN STUDY SUPPORT is a website jointly operated by The Asian Students Cultural Association and Benesse Corporation. It provides information about studying in Japan.
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上智大学 | Sophia University

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  • Admission
Postal code 102-8554
Address 7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Department to contact Admission Center
Phone 03-3238-3167
Fax 03-3238-3262
Notable aspects of the school There are undergraduate courses and departments where you can earn a degree through classes taught entirely in English.
International Students Examination There is special selection.
Admission capacity a few (for the 2024 school year)
Applicants 33 (for the 2023 school year)
Successful candidates 5 (for the 2023 school year)
Number of international students 35 (for the 2023 school year)
Number of privately financed international students 35 (for the 2023 school year)
Application fee 30,000 yen (for the 2023 school year)
Admission fee 200,000 yen (for the 2023 school year)
Application to delay payment or receive a refund Available.
Remarks Japanese-taught Degree Programs and English-taught Degree Program (the department of Journalism only) differ in terms of admissions statistics such as admission capacity, examination methods, the number of applicants, and so on.

Please be sure to refer to the university's website.

Japanese-taught Degree Programs

English-taught Degree Program

Fees differ to courses taught in Japanese or English. Please refer to the university's website for details.
Department(s) Philosophy, History, Japanese Literature, English Literature, German Literature, French Literature, Journalism
Distribution of application forms End of May
Availability of previous exams Please inquire.
Entry (Spring) April, 2023 entry
Application category Entrance Examination for Foreigners
Starting date for application submission July 26, 2023
Deadline of application August 8, 2023
Date of examination September 23, 2023 , September 30, 2023
Notification of examination result September 28, 2023 , October 12, 2023
Deadline of enrollment procedures October 26, 2023
Admission procedures - Application from outside Japan Available.
Admission procedures - Visiting Japan for entrance exam Necessary.
Sections of exam prepared by the college or university Application screening process, Interview, Departmental examinations (different for each department)
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Designated subjects Japanese as a Foreign Language, Japan and the World, Mathematics 1 or Mathematics 2
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Language in the exam Japanese language
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Referred exam Exams from June, 2022 onwards
English examination Differ to each department. Refer to the university's website.
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Not necessary.
Remarks The end of the application period is the closing date for web applications.
There are a one-step method and a two-step method, that depends on the department.
In the two-step method, only applicants who pass the first exam will take the second exam.

Be sure to check the website for details, including the English language examinations that must be taken before application.

Last update: Jul. 13, 2023

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