Application Dates and Procedure
|Starting Semester||Application Period|
|Spring Semester (starting April)||October 1 - November 10|
|Autumn Semester (starting September)||March 1 - April 10|
Early submission is encouraged for higher priority in housing placement.
*Please double-check if ALL necessary documents are completed and information are accurate before sending them out to us.
Application documents will be checked on a first-come first-served basis. If we find any questions or problems, we will contact the coordinators or students accordingly.
Original application materials should be sent to Sophia University by trackable delivery service within the application period. Please be advised that late submission of application will cause delay in screening procedure and the receiving of acceptance notice.
Acceptance notice will be sent out to students and their home institution by email once they are accepted. Students from the same university might not receive acceptance results at the same time as Sophia proceed applications to Faculty screening only after the student's documents are confirmed to be completed.
Acceptance package including official Acceptance Letter and Certificate of Eligibility (for non-Japanese citizens) will be sent out by Express Mail only to student's home institutions. Housing Notice with payment instructions(only for those who arranged housing through Sophia) will be sent to students directly through e-mail. Other important pre-arrival informations will be available through online application website.
Exchange students must be selected by their home institutions and recommended to Sophia. Before applying, please contact the responsible person in charge in the international office at your home institution. Sophia University will not accept direct applications from students without nomination from our partner institutions.
For those who would like to apply to Sophia as a degree / non-degree student (fee-paying), please refer to the Admission's webpage.