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Course #2401 "Essential grammar for meaningful communication in Japanese" <Basic>
Course #2402  "Establish confidence in Speaking Japanese ! "<Pre-Intermediate>
Course #2403  "Modern Japan in Modern Japanese" <Intermediate>
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Graduate Program in Global Studies

Global Studies, Japanese Studies, International Business and Development Studies

Thank you for your interest in Graduate Program in Global Studies!
This program has three courses as listed below.

Master's Programs
Global Studies, International Business and Development Studies, Japanese Studies

Doctoral Programs
Global Studies, Japanese Studies

Non-Degree Programs
Global Studies, International Business and Development Studies, Japanese Studies

--Entry Semester: Spring (April) and Autumn (September)

--Method of Admissions: Document screening, Interview (for Ph.D. applicants only*)
*Applicants for the Ph.D. whose documents are positively evaluated will be interviewed at Sophia during a specified period (applicants from abroad are interviewed by telephone). No interview for M.A. applicants.
Note: Prospective students are encouraged to contact faculty members, especially in regard to the doctoral degree.


Download " Application Procedure for Spring & Autumn Semester 2018 "

Spring 2018 entry (April)

Application period(on-line) September 1 ~ September 22, 2017, 23:59 (JST)
Materials Receipt Deadline September 29, 2017
Notice of Results November 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m.(JST)
Matriculation Fee Deadline November 30, 2017

Autumn 2018 entry (September)

Application period(on-line) April 9 ~ April 30, 2018, 23:59 (JST)
Materials Receipt Deadline May 7, 2018
Notice of Results June 19, 2018, 10:00 a.m.(JST)
Matriculation Fee Deadline July 6, 2018

▼Application Forms

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Recommendation Letter Form ( PDF ) ( WORD )

Certificate of Health (for Non-Degree applicants)

Graduate Program in Global Studies Official Website

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