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About Sophia University

Sophia University — private university. It is located in Tokyo, Japan. Sophia University is an active member of International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU).

The institution is among the top-900 in the world, according to QS International University Ranking. Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE), places the university in 1501 position in the world.

Sophia University does research in different fields of study and offers bachelor, master and doctorate programs.

Location
Tokyo, Japan
Establishment year
1913
Students
13,757
International students
1,245
Female students
59%
Acceptance rate
10%

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SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Arts & Humanities401-450
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Sophia University tuition fees

At Sophia University, the academic calendar is divided into two semesters. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees at Sophia University are equal for locals and foreigners, and start from 6,870 USD per year. Thanks to scholarships, students have the opportunity to fully or partially cover the cost of education. For up-to-date information on scholarships and the cost of education for each program, check the official website of the educational institution.

When choosing an educational institution, it is necessary to take into account additional costs: accommodation, transportation, educational materials, meals and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Scholarships
Yes
Master
6,870USD/year

Study programs at Sophia University

Medicine
Department of Nursing
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Medicine
Scholarships
Yes
Engineering & Technology
Department of Information and Communication Sciences
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Scholarships
Yes
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Department of Materials and Life Sciences
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Scholarships
Yes
Department of Materials and Life Sciences Bachelor's Program in Green Science (Courses are taught in English)
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Scholarships
Yes
Arts & Humanities
Department of English Studies
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
Department of German Literature
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
Department of German Studies
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
Department of Hispanic Studies
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
Department of Luso-Brazilian Studies
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
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Humanities
Department of History
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences Bachelor's Program in Green Engineering (Courses are taught in English)
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Scholarships
Yes
Economics & Business Management
Department of Economics (taught in Japanese)
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Scholarships
Yes
Department of Management (taught in Japanese)
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Scholarships
Yes
Journalism & Media
Department Of Journalism (Sophia Program for Sustainable Futures – SPSF, taught in English)
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Journalism & Media
Scholarships
Yes
Social Sciences & Management
Department Of Global Studies (Sophia Program for Sustainable Futures – SPSF, taught in English)
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Scholarships
Yes
Department of International Legal Studies
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Scholarships
Yes
Department of Psychology
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Scholarships
Yes
Department of Social Services
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Scholarships
Yes
Department of Sociology (taught in Japanese)
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Scholarships
Yes
Education & Training
Department Of Education (Sophia Program for Sustainable Futures – SPSF, taught in English)
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Education & Training
Scholarships
Yes
Department of Education (taught in Japanese)
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Education & Training
Scholarships
Yes
Other
Department Of Economics (Sophia Program for Sustainable Futures – SPSF, taught in English)
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Scholarships
Yes
Department Of Management (Sophia Program for Sustainable Futures – SPSF, taught in English)
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Scholarships
Yes
Department Of Sociology (Sophia Program for Sustainable Futures – SPSF, taught in English)
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Scholarships
Yes
Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Scholarships
Yes
Department of English Literature
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Scholarships
Yes
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Other programs
Physical Sciences
Green Science and Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
Linguistics (TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Education & Training
Humanities
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 79
Engineering & Technology
Graduate Program, MS, Science and Technology_Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, MS, Science and Technology_Mechanical Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Scholarships
Yes
Green Science and Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Computer Science & IT
Graduate Program, MS, Science and Technology_Information Science (Courses are taught in English)
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Scholarships
Yes
Medicine
Graduate Program, MS, Science and Technology_Biological Science
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Medicine
Scholarships
Yes
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Graduate Program, MS, Science and Technology_Chemistry
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, MS, Science and Technology_Mathematics
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Scholarships
Yes
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Graduate Program, MA, Global Environmental Studies (Courses are taught in English)
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Scholarships
Yes
Green Science and Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Journalism & Media
Graduate Program, MA, Journalism
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Journalism & Media
Scholarships
Yes
Arts & Humanities
Graduate Program, MA, German Literature
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, MA, Japanese Literature
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, MA, Philosophy
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
Economics & Business Management
Graduate Program, MA, Economics
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, MA, Management
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Scholarships
Yes
Social Sciences & Management
Graduate Program, MA, Cultural Interaction
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, MA, Law
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, MA, Social Services
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, MA, Sociology
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Scholarships
Yes
Humanities
Graduate Program, MA, Area Studies
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, MA, Global Studies (Courses are taught in English)
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, MA, History
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, MA, Linguistics (TESOL program )
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
Linguistics (TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Education & Training
Humanities
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 79
Education & Training
Education
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Education & Training
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 85
Graduate Program, MA, Education
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Education & Training
Scholarships
Yes
Linguistics (TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Education & Training
Humanities
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 79
Other
Graduate Program, MA, Death and Life Studies
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, MA, English and American Literature
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, MA, French Literature
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, MA, International Cooperation Studies
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, MA, International Relations
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Scholarships
Yes
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Other programs
Engineering & Technology
Graduate Program, PhD, Science and Technology_Mechanical Engineering
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Scholarships
Yes
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Graduate Program, PhD, Science and Technology_Chemistry
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Scholarships
Yes
Computer Science & IT
Graduate Program, PhD, Science and Technology_Information Science (Courses are taught in English)
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Scholarships
Yes
Medicine
Graduate Program, PhD, Science and Technology_Biological Science
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Medicine
Scholarships
Yes
Social Sciences & Management
Graduate Program, PhD Law
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, PhD Psychology
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, PhD Social Services
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, PhD Sociology
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, PhD, Global Studies (Courses are taught in English)
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Scholarships
Yes
Show all
Economics & Business Management
Graduate Program, PhD Economics
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Scholarships
Yes
Arts & Humanities
Graduate Program, PhD Death and Life Studies
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, PhD English and American Literature
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, PhD French Literature
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, PhD German Literature
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, PhD Japanese Literature
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
Show all
Humanities
Graduate Program, PhD Area Studies
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, PhD History
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, PhD Linguistics
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Humanities
Scholarships
Yes
Other
Graduate Program, PhD Cultural Interaction
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, PhD Education
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, PhD International Relations
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, PhD Journalism
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Scholarships
Yes
Graduate Program, PhD Management
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Scholarships
Yes
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Bachelor degree at Sophia University

Admission to the bachelor's programs is based on the results of entrance examinations.

Master's degree at Sophia University

To confirm your level of English, you must pass IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 79. IELTS — 6 or higher.

IELTS
6
TOEFL iBT
79

Sophia University campus

Sophia University has an urban campus, which provides students with many options for study and recreation. The abundance of museums, theaters and cinemas creates opportunities for the cultural development of young people. In the city, there are also large companies that offer internships. The educational institution has its own library. Here, students do their homework or just have a good time reading an interesting book. Sophia University accepts students for international exchange programs. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in intercultural communication for both international and local students.

Campus Type
Urban
Library
Yes
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What to do after graduation

Japan allows university graduates to stay in the country for one more year. Graduates can spend this time looking for a job in order to change their visa to a work one. Graduates of Sophia University are in demand in the labor market, as the reputation of the educational institution among employers is quite high according to the results of the QS world ranking. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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