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Graduate Program in Global Studies

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

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

Global Studies, International Business and Development Studies, Japanese Studies

  • Doctoral Programs

Global Studies, Japanese Studies

  • Non-Degree Programs
    ( Short-term Study option )

Global Studies, International Business and Development Studies, Japanese Studies

Graduate Program in Global Studies Official Website


Entry Semester:
Spring (April), 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 Skype). No interview for M.A. applicants.

Note: Prospective students are encouraged to contact faculty members, especially in regard to the doctoral degree.

Application Procedure

Download " Application Procedure for Spring & Autumn Semester 2018 (149.34 KB)"

Application Schedule

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

Application Materials Checklist (95.47 KB)

Recommendation Letter Form PDF (47.04 KB) / WORD (31.00 KB)

Certificate of Health (138.30 KB)(for Non-Degree applicants)


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