Program Information

Sophia January Session 2023 will be held online

Program Dates

Tuesday, January 10-Monday, January 30, 2023


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 Course JPY 122,000*
2 Courses JPY190,000*
3 Courses JPY 258,000*

Note: Tuition fee-only. Other costs such as textbook fees are not included.


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

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

*Designated deadline for the payment is one week 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.

No Refund Policy

No refund will be made once the payment has been completed.

This includes cases such as the following:
-If you cancel a course after the payment is complete, refund of the fee difference will not be made.
-If you cancel the program participation, no refund will be made.

Student Resources


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

Support for Special Needs

Support for Students with Special Needs
In addition to the link above, please contact the short-term program coordinators in advance.

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