How to Apply
Sophia January Session 2024 will be held in person.
Please click the link below to complete your online application once the application period starts:
The portal above is closed outside of the online application period listed below.
Deadline <Japan Standard Time>
|Deadline for additional application||Notes|
Online Application Period
|OPEN: 9:00 a.m. September 25, 2023
CLOSE: 5:00 p.m. October 16, 2023
|CLOSE: October 31(Tue.) 17:00, 2023||All required documents must be submitted during the application period. Late submission will not be accepted.|
|Screening Result||November 13, 2023||November 20(Mon.), 2023|
|Program Fee Payment||4 business days from your screening result notification.
Final deadline: November 17, 2023
|4 business days from your screening result notification.
Final deadline: November 24, 2023
|Course Selection||As soon as your payment is confirmed.
No later than: November 24, 2023
|Make sure to check the syllabus before you select courses. If not already, syllabus will be updated on the website once confirmed.|
|Welcome Packet Notice||Early December, 2023|
||January 10, 2024||Attendance is mandatory.|
|Class Start Date||January 11, 2024|
|Class End Date||January 31, 2024|
|Transcript||Sent to applicant by the end of February|
Eligibility and Requirements
An applicant must:
- Be a current student or graduate of a Bachelor’s, 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.
Late applications will not be accepted.
- 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.
*In case the official transcript is sent directly to our office from the applicant’s home university, it must arrive to the office before the application deadline.
Center for Global Education and Discovery
Sophia Short-term Programs
7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554 JAPAN
- Passport Copy
- Color Headshot (taken within the last 3 months)
- English Proficiency Test Score
Acceptable certificates and the minimum required scores:
TOEFL iBT: 79, TOEFL PBT: 550, IELTS: 6.0
Following applicants are exempt from the English Proficiency Test Score requirement:
・An applicant whose native language is English.
・An applicant currently attending educational institution whose main language of instruction is English.
*In this case, please submit an official documentation or a screenshot of the university’s website showing English is the primary language of instruction at home institution instead of English Proficiency Test Score.
Applications will be screened by Sophia Short-term program committee based on the submitted documents.
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