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◇2017 Autumn Course Details ◇
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>
Course #2404  "Beginners’ Japanese:Learn to communicate in 8 weeks" <Beginners>
Course #2405  "Japanese for Faculty and Staff" <Pre-Intermediate>
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For Prospective Students

It is necessary that accepted applicants complete the payment of the fees due prior to university entrance and submit the necessary forms to the Sophia Admissions Office by the deadline. Students will be informed of the exact amount of the fees in their letter of acceptance. For your reference, payment information with the figures of the academic year 2017 is as follows.

Fees due prior to University entrance 2017

Education Enhancement Fee 105,000 yen (per semester)
Total 105,000 yen

a. The tuition fee is revised annually based on the rate of inflation.
b. The fees due prior to university entrance are not refundable. However, if you notify Sophia University of your intention not to attend by the appointed deadline, these fees, with the exception of the registration fee and the handling charge (20,000 yen), may be refunded. For details, please refer to the “Entrance Procedures” leaflet.

Tuition Fee

Tuition Fee for the academic year 2017 is 33,600yen per credit (see the above Note a.). The tuition fee varies according to the number of credits for which a student registers. After course registration, a bill is sent to each student (in May for the Spring semester and in October for the Autumn semester). For the second semester, Education Enhancement Fee will be included in the tuition bill.

Approximate Rate of Tuition & Fees - second semester

Taking 16 credits                                 

Tuition Fee
Education Enhancement Fee
537,600 yen (assuming 16 credits)
105,000 yen
Total estimate for the second semester 642,600 yen

Taking JLIP (8 credits per semester)

Tuition Fee
Education Enhancement Fee
268,800 yen (assuming 8 credits)
105,000 yen
Total 373,800yen

Status of Residence for International Students

Students coming from abroad to study at Sophia University must have a college student status of residence or other appropriate status of residence such as diplomatic, official, or dependent. A temporary visitor status is not acceptable. To qualify for a college student status of residence, a student is required to register for at least 10 hours of classes per week. Additional information concerning college student status of residence will be sent to each student after acceptance.

Admitted students will need to apply for student visa with Certificate of Eligibility that Sophia University help you to obtain.


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