Sophia University

Admissions Short-term Programs

Short-term Programs

Sophia University offers the January Session and two Summer Sessions for those who are interested in studying at Sophia for a short term. At Sophia University’s campus in the heart of Tokyo, the program participants directly experience many aspects of not only Japan but also East Asian culture and society and witness the myriad of ways in which the cultures of the world are reflected in the maze-like urban landscape of Tokyo.

The Summer Session saw over 11,000 students from around the globe attending the program over the years, and many have gone on to pursue exciting careers related to Japan. The Summer Session offer a rare opportunity for Japanese students and international students from abroad to gather, study, discuss, and reflect on Japan’s role as a member of East Asia in the world.
Whereas the January Session, which started in 2013, is obtaining more attention and the number of participants is rising so we are planning to increase the number of courses.


Summer Session in East Asian Studies

This session was offered entirely online in 2021. The format of course offering in 2022 hasn't been decided yet and will be updated by the end of this year.

Summer Session in East Asian Studies

Summer Session in Japanese Language

This session was cancelled in 2021. The information for 2022 will be updated by the end of this year.


January Session in Japanese Studies

The January session in 2022 will be offered online.


Transcript Requests

Summer Session and January Session transcripts can be ordered by submitting the Transcript Request From. All transcripts cost 500 yen per copy and shipping fee. Official academic transcripts can be issued in hard copy only.