All exchange students have to join Japanese National Health Insurance after you arrive in Japan. The insurance fee differs according to resident area. With the Japanese National Health Insurance, students only have to pay 30% of the medical costs when they go to see doctors.
At the same time, we strongly recommend exchange students to make arrangements for study abroad insurance or travel insurance in their home countries that covers emergencies other than medical costs overseas throughout their exchange period.


Sophia requires all exchange students to take out “Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research”, which covers physical injuries due to sudden, accidental and external causes which the insured (student) suffers while taking part in educational and research activities at the university (i.e. during regular classes or school events, during extracurricular activities reported to the university and while the insured is within the school facilities for reasons other than the above.Diseases are not covered by this insurance), and during commuting to School. The fee is 800 yen and the term of insurance is 1 year.


Sophia Wellness Center is located at the Yotsuya Campus and provides consultation service mainly on Internal Medicine and Mental Health. Information on English-speaking doctors is also available.
The Counseling Center located on the Campus also provides assistance in dealing with concerns such as students life, relationships, mental and emotional health, etc. both in English and Japanese.

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