Please click the link below to complete your online application once the application period starts:

Online Application Website

*The portal above is closed outside of the online application period listed below.

Application Schedule

Dates <Japan Standard Time>
Registration / Online Application Period OPEN: 9:00 a.m. October 2nd, 2023

CLOSE: 5:00 p.m. November 5th, 2023

Screening Result by November 17th, 2023
Program Fee Payment 5 business days from your screening result notification.
Orientation December 2nd, 2023
*before the first class
Class Start Date December 2nd, 2023
Class End Date February 24th, 2024

Eligibility and Requirements

An applicant must:

  • Be a current student or graduate of Bachelor’s (3rd year or higher), Master’s, or Doctorate degree program outside of Japan. A high school student is not eligible for this program.
  • Submit ALL required documents to apply for the session by the designated application deadline.

Required documents

  1. An OFFICIAL Academic Transcript and a Grading Scale from the applicant’s home institution

    The minimum academic requirement is GPA 2.8 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.
    *If the official transcript is not written in English, please attach an English translation to the original transcript.
    The submitted transcript must include a record of at least one semester with grades.
  2. Passport Copy
  3. Color Headshot (taken within the last 3 months)
  4. English Proficiency Test Score (if available)

Selection Process

Applications will be screened by Sophia Short-term program committee based on the submitted documents.