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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:Information session will be held on June 7. For details, please click here.Another information session will be held in November.

Application Schedule for April 2023 Entry

1. September Examination (M.A. only)

 
Online application period
June 15 - June 29, 2022
Application documents submission deadline
June 30, 2022
Examinee ticket download date
September 6, 2022
Essay submission deadline To be informed to the applicants after confirming the application documents.
Online oral examination
September 14, 2022
Notification of results on the website
10:00 a.m.(JST*), September 28, 2022
Matriculation deadline
October 19, 2022

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

 
Online application period
November 16 - November 30, 2022
Application documents submission deadline
December 1, 2022
Examinee ticket download date
February 7, 2023
Essay submission deadline To be informed to the applicants after confirming the application documents.
Online oral examination
February 15, 2023
Notification of results on the website
10:00 a.m.(JST*), February 27, 2023
Matriculation deadline
March 6, 2023
 

The above information was made available as of April 14, 2022.
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.

Application Booklet & Application Forms

Download " Application Booklet 2023 "(319.10 KB)
 *The details of the on-line application website are indicated in the above application booklet.
 

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