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Course #2402  "Establish confidence in Speaking Japanese ! "<Pre-Intermediate>
Course #2403  "Modern Japan in Modern Japanese" <Intermediate>
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Application Period
Session 1: Jan.15-March 23
Session 2: Jan.22-April 13

An applicant must:
1. Be enrolled in an college/university outside of Japan
2. Submit the following documentation to apply for the program.

1) An OFFICIAL Academic transcript from the applicant’s home institution.
The minimum GPA requirement is 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

2) Grading Scale

3) 4cm by 3cm Color headshot (taken within the last 3 months)

4) Scanned copy of your current Passport pages showing passport number and face photo

5) English proficiency test score.
We accept only TOEFL and IELTS scores and the minimum required scores of English proficiency test are as follows:
TOEFL/PBT: 550, TOEFL/iBT: 79, IELTS: 6.0

The following applicants are exempt from the English proficiency test score requirement:
Applicants whose native language is English.
・Applicants currently attending educational institutions whose main language of instruction is English.
*In some cases, students may be asked to submit documentation showing English is the primary language of instruction at their home institution.

All documentation must be submitted by the application deadline. Late applications will not be considered.

‘How to apply’ will be available at a later date.

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

Notice of Acceptance
The result of the screening will be sent via email.
Summer Session 1       Summer Session 2
By April 6. (Japan Time)      By April 20.(Japan Time)


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