Sophia Summer Session 2023 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.

Application Schedule

Deadline <Japan Standard Time> Notes
Registration /
Online Application Period
OPEN: 9:00 a.m. February 6, 2023
CLOSE: 5:00 p.m. March 13, 2023
All required documents must be submitted during the application period. Late submission will not be accepted.
Screening Result By April 3, 2023 The result will be announced on a first-come-first-served basis.
Program Fee Payment 7 business days from your screening result notification.
Final Deadline: April 12, 2023
Applicant will be placed into each course on a first-come-first-served basis of the payment completion.
Course Selection As soon as your payment is confirmed.
No later than: May 31, 2023
Make sure to check the syllabus before you select courses. If not already, syllabus will be uploaded on the website once confirmed.
Application for Language Buddy Program Submit the application form to apply.
No later than: May 31, 2023
Language Buddy Program is available for applicants enrolled in the Summer Program in Japanese Language only.
Welcome Packet Notice Mid-June, 2023
Session Start Date June 30, 2023 Orientation: June 30
Classes start from July 3.
Session End Date July 21, 2023
Transcript Sent to applicant by the end of August

Eligibility and Requirements

Eligible Applicant

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.
  • Have completed at least a semester at the home university by the time of application. This applies only to an applicant who is currently a student.
  • Submit ALL required documents to apply for the session by the designated application deadline.
    Late applications will not be accepted.
Required documents
  1. An OFFICIAL Academic Transcript and a Grading Scale from the applicant’s home institution

    The minimum GPA requirement is 2.8 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.

    -If the official original transcript is not written in English, submit an official transcript written in the language of origin and an official English translation of the original transcript.

    -In case your official transcript must be sent to us directly from your home university, it must be received by the application deadline.


    Postal Address:
    Center for Global Education and Discovery
    Sophia Short-term Programs
    7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554 JAPAN
  2. Passport Copy
  3. TTBJ (Tsukuba Test – Battery of Japanese) Score Report
    See Placement test page for details.
  4. Color Headshot (taken within the last 3 months)

Selection Process

Applications will be evaluated by Sophia short-term program committee based on the submitted documents.

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