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Admissions International Cooperation Studies (M.A.)

International Cooperation Studies (M.A.)

Overview

 In society today, we are constantly required to deal with global issues that cannot be solved without cooperation among different countries, organizations. International cooperation is indispensable in addressing these issues and in promoting sustainable peace and economic, social and educational development. This program seeks to foster leaders who will work in the front lines of international cooperation, at international organizations, in government or in private companies.
 Established in April 2021, the Master's Program in "International Cooperation Studies" focuses in offering to a selected number of students the opportunity of acquiring a Master’s degree in “International Cooperation Studies”. With an enrollment capacity of 10 students per year, the course allows deepened discussion opportunities, where students can develop their argumentation skills and receive thorough guidance.

Contact
Office of Graduate Program In International Cooperation Studies
e-mail: gdicos-co [at] sophia.ac.jp (please change the [at] for an @ mark)

Admissions Information

--Entry Semester: Spring (April)

--Method of Admissions:
<M.A.> Document screening, Essay writing task and Online Interview

--Information Session for Applicants:The 2021 Information Session for Applicants will be held online on June 9th. For more information, please click here

Application Schedule for April 2022 entry

The following information was made available as of June 11,2021.
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 Booklet."
The updated information will also be notified to registered applicants via email once the application period opens.


1. September Examination (M.A. only)

 
Online application period
June 16 - June 30, 2021
Application documents submission deadline
July 1, 2021
Issue of the examinee ticket
September 7, 2021
Essay submission deadline To be informed to the applicants after confirming the application documents.
Online oral examination
September 15, 2021
Notification of results on the website
10:00 a.m.(JST*), September 29, 2021
Matriculation deadline
October 20, 2021

2. February Examination (M.A. only)*only for applicants who hold valid status of residence in Japan

 
Online application period
November 17 - December 1, 2021
Application documents submission deadline
December 2, 2021
Issue of the examinee ticket
February 8, 2022
Essay submission deadline To be informed to the applicants after confirming the application documents.
Online oral examination
February 16, 2022
Notification of results on the website
10:00 a.m.(JST*), February 28, 2022
Matriculation deadline
March 7, 2022
 

Application Booklet & Application Forms

Download " Application Booklet 2022 "(309.31 KB)
 *We have added information about the TOEFL Special Home Edition on June 1st, 2020 (please check p.5).
 *We have added information concerning changes in the method of admissions (please check the new booklet
thoroughly).

Go to On-line Application

Graduate Program in International Cooperation Studies Official Website

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