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Admissions How to Apply

How to Apply

In 2021, Summer Session in East Asian Studies will be held ONLINE due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Complete the online application.

Admission Schedule

*All deadlines are in Japan Standard Time (JST).



Deadline for additional application


Registration /

Online Application Period

OPEN: March 1 (Mon.) 09:00, 2021

CLOSE: April 9 (Fri.) 12:00, 2021 Extended!

CLOSE: May 7(Fri.) 12:00, 2021

All the required documents should be submitted during the application period.

Screening Result

April 16 (Fri.), 2021

May 14(Fri.), 2021


Payment of Program Fee

1 week from the screening result notification.

(The Latest) April 23 (Fri.), 2021

May 19(Wed.), 2021

The sooner you pay the program fee, the sooner you can choose courses.

Course Selection

As soon as your payment is confirmed.

(The Latest) April 30 (Fri.), 2021

May 21(Fri.), 2021

Please be sure to check the syllabus before you choose courses. The syllabus may be updated.

Welcome Packet Download Notification

End of May, 2021

End of May, 2021


Class Start Date

June 14 (Mon.), 2021

June 14 (Mon.), 2021


Receiving Transcripts

By the end of August

By the end of August


Requirements and Qualifications

Applicants must;

  • Be a current student or graduate of a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate degree program outside of Japan
  • Submit the required documents to apply for the program

*All documentation must be submitted by the application deadline.
Late applications will not be accepted.

Required documents;

  1. An OFFICIAL Academic Transcript and Grading Scale from the applicant’s home institution

    The minimum GPA requirement is 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.

    *The following applicants are not eligible.
    ・ A high school student
    ・ An applicant who is not able to submit an official university transcript.

    *If the official original transcript is not written in English, please submit an official transcript written in the language of origin and an official English translation of the original transcript.

    *In case your official transcript must be sent to us directly from your home university, it must be received by the application deadline.


    Postal Mail:
    Center for Global Education and Discovery
    Sophia Short-term Programs
    7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554 JAPAN
  2. Passport Copy
  3. Color Headshot (taken within the last 3 months)
  4. English Proficiency Test Score

    The minimum required scores are as follows:
    TOEFL/PBT: 550, TOEFL/iBT: 79, IELTS: 6.0

    The following applicants are exempt from the English proficiency test score requirement:
    ・An applicant whose native language is English.
    ・An applicant currently attending educational institution whose main language of instruction is English.

    *Instead of English Proficiency Test Score, please submit a screenshot or official documentation showing English is the primary language of instruction at home institution.
Selection Process 

Applications will be evaluated by Sophia Short-term program committee based on the submitted documents.

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