Sophia University

Admissions Green Science and Engineering

Green Science and Engineering ( M.S. , Ph.D. )

The following information was made as of October 27.
Subsequent to the above date, unavoidable circumstances due to COVID-19 may result in changes in the University's policies and guidelines. Please note that in cases where any changes are made, the latest information are to be updated on this website as well as the booklet of the "Application Procedure."
The updated information will also be notified to registered applicants via email once the application period opens.

Application Materials Accepted via Email Electronically for 2021 entry (updated on October 27, 2020)

Considering the issues in post-mailing physical materials due to COVID-19, the Admissions Office of Sophia University ask all applicants for English-taught graduate programs to submit application materials electronically via email (modified for Autumn entry since the previous version). For details, make sure to read carefully the booklet of Application Procedure for 2021 entry (updated on October 27).(378.19 KB)

For those who have already arranged some of the physical materials to be shipped to Sophia, that would also be accepted.

Scores of TOEFL ITP for China are Accepted for English-taught Graduate Programs for Spring 2021 entry (updated on August 25, 2020)

For spring 2021 entry, due to the cancellations of TOEFL iBT in China, scores of TOEFL ITP for China will also be accepted in lieu of TOEFL iBT or IELTS official scores. Students must send the set of scores (Reading, Listening, Writing) and the video of the interview so they reach to Sophia University by the materials receipt deadline. Make sure to choose the right scores as they can send the scores to one university only once.

Instruction for Online Application: Choose "PBT" for the "TOEFL TYPE."

Established in 2013

The Green Science and Engineering Division is a new division, which started in the year 2013. It occupies a special position among the nine divisions. First of all, the whole educational program, including the lectures and thesis research guidance, is available in English. Also, there is an emphasis on environment and sustainability related studies, important for the future of mankind. To foster cross-disciplinary education, faculty members drawn from all other eight divisions will be involved in the teaching. At the same time, the student is expected to associate with a faculty member of one of the other eight regular divisions and join his/her research group to pursue advanced education for thesis research. The thesis research advisor can be chosen from among all faculty members of the graduate program in science and technology.

Entry Semester:
Spring (April)* and Autumn (September)
*Spring entry is only for Ph.D.

Method of Admissions:
Document screening, Interview

Contact Potential Supervisors (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Prospective students (both M.S. and Ph.D.) must contact a potential dissertation supervisor before submitting their application. Information about the disciplinary specialties and research interests of faculty members is available on the "List of Thesis Advisors for 2021 Entry"(167.63 KB) 
Faculty members' contact information can be found here.

Download a program brochure(691.14 KB)

Application Procedure

Application Procedure: 2021 entry (as of October 27)(378.19 KB)

All applicants must read through the Application Procedure booklet.

For applicants for Autumn 2020: Application Procedure: 2020 entry(173.04 KB)

Application Schedule

Autumn 2020 entry (September)

Application period(on-line) March 18 - April 8, 2020, 23:59 (JST)
Materials Receipt Deadline April 15, 2020
Notice of Results June 10, 2020, 10:00 a.m.(JST)
Matriculation Fee Deadline July 6, 2020

Spring 2021 entry (April) for Ph.D. only

Application period(on-line) August 26, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - September 16, 2020, 11:59 p.m. (JST)
Materials Receipt Deadline September 23, 2020
Notice of Results November 17, 2020, 10:00 a.m.(JST)
Matriculation Fee Deadline December 14, 2020

Autumn 2021 entry (September)

Application period(on-line) March 17, 2021, 10:00 a.m. - April 7, 2021, 11:59 p.m. (JST)
Materials Receipt Deadline April 14, 2021
Notice of Results June 8, 2021, 10:00 a.m. (JST)
Matriculation Fee Deadline July 5, 2021
Application Forms

Statement of Purpose Form WORD(15.50 KB)

Application Materials Checklist (updated on August 12)(83.08 KB)

Recommendation Letter Form PDF (46.31 KB) /WORD (31.00 KB)

Start online application.

Fees and Aids

-Details of Tuitions and Fees
-Details of Scholarships

MEXT Scholarship for Degree Students

If you are interested in MEXT scholarships, click here.


Download figures for past acceptance information from here(11.46 KB)

Request for Withdrawal

The refund policy will be notified in the booklet of entrance prcodure sent out to admitted students.

If you decide to withdraw, please use the form provided below.
Form of Request for Refund(PDF)(42.55 KB)
Form of Request for Refund(Word)(19.87 KB)