Sophia- Bringing the World Together
Sophia University, located in central Tokyo, was founded by the Jesuits in 1913 and has been a pioneer in international education in Japan, attracting students from all over the world. In 1949 Sophia established the first English-taught program in Japan, which continues to lead the Japanese academic world in offering international programs. At the undergraduate level, the Faculty of Liberal Arts, SPSF (Journalism, Education, Sociology, Economics, Global Studies), and the Faculty of Science and Technology offer courses entirely in English, where students are encouraged to gain a broad base of knowledge in many fields, as well as advanced knowledge in their major.
7-1, Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554
Tel：+81-3-3238-3167（+81-3-3238-4018 for English）
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Application Requirements / Open Campus Information for International Students
|Courses in English||Available|
|Faculties that can be completed with English-only lectures||Available|
|Courses that can be completed with English-only lectures||Available|
|Scholarships for Non-Japanese Students||Available|
|Entrance Exams for International Students||Available, but except for English-taught programs*|
(Japanese skills needed)
|Entrance Exams for Returnees||Available, but except for English-taught programs*|
(Japanese skills needed)
|Entrance Exams that are available overseas||All English-taught programs*
(Liberal Arts, SPSF, Science and Technology)
English speaking staff are available in every section of academic affairs, student campus life, study abroad, career support, and counseling always welcome students from overseas at Sophia. We also hold a student organization and career pograms specifically focused on assisting international students to enhance their campus life.
Faculty of Liberal Arts / Freshman
Ms. Shion Conaway
Entered by Regular Admissions (document screening)
I am half Japanese, but I never got to fully experience Japan because I lived in the United States my whole life. I wanted to learn more about Japanese culture and improve my Japanese language skills. At Sophia University, The Faculty of Liberal Arts provides a culturally diverse learning environment. My fellow peers are from around the world so I get to learn about new cultures and experiences other than my own. The university has a strong international program, allowing students to study abroad in a plethora of countries. During my third year, I am planning on pursuing my studies in Australia. I am excited to continue my studies at Sophia University while exploring Tokyo.
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