Sophia January Session 2024 will be held in person.

Program Dates

Wednesday, January 10 – Wednesday, January 31, 2024


Number of Overall Participants

80-100 participants*

*The program will be cancelled when we have fewer than 30 participants.

*If the number of applicants exceeds the capacity, we will conduct an additional selection screening among the applications. In order to maintain diversity of participants, number of participants from one university may be limited. Please understand there is a possibility that one cannot participate even when meeting the criteria.

Eligible Applicant

A current student or graduate of a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate degree program outside of Japan – including but not limited to Sophia partner institutions.

Detailed requirement can be referred on How to Apply

Program Fee and Payment

1 CourseJPY 122,000*
2 CoursesJPY190,000*
3 CoursesJPY 258,000*

*The program fees include tuition and domestic insurance and do not include accommodation, textbooks, activities and meals.


The payment instruction will be announced in the acceptance notice*.

Accepted payment methods:
-credit card (VISA/Mastercard)

*Designated deadline for the payment is 4 business days from the day acceptance notice is sent.
*Only upon completion of the payment, an applicant can secure a spot to participate in the program. Payment must be completed by the designated deadline, or the application itself will be cancelled.
*Applicant will be placed into each course on a first-come-first-served basis of the payment completion.

*For participants who need a visa, it is strongly recommended to make the payment as soon as you receive the acceptance notice in order to proceed with the visa application without delay.

Cancellation Policy

Before the program starts:

The registration fee and the handling charge (20,000 yen) will be deducted, and the rest tuition will be reimbursed to you.

After programs starts:
No refund will be made from the first day of the program starts.

Student Resources


There is no scholarship available to short-term program participants.

Support for Special Needs

Please contact us in advance and let us know what kind of support you need before you apply for the program.

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