Sophia University

Admissions How to Apply

How to Apply

Sophia Summer Session 2022 will be held online.


Please click the link below to complete your online application once the application period starts:

Online Application Website

The portal above will be closed outside of the online application period listed below.

Application Schedule


Deadline <Japan Standard Time>

Deadline for Additional Application


Registration / 

Online Application Period

OPEN: 9:00 a.m. March 23, 2022

CLOSE: 5:00 p.m. April 13, 2022


CLOSE: 5:00 P.M April 29,2022

All required documents must be submitted during the application period. Late submission will not be accepted.

Screening Result

May 11, 2022

May 20, 2022


Program Fee Payment

1 week from the screening result notification.

No later than: May 20, 2022


No later than: May 27, 2022

Applicant will be placed into each course on a first-come-first-served basis of the payment completion.

Course Selection

As soon as your payment is confirmed.

No later than: May 31, 2022

As soon as your payment is confirmed
No later than: May 31, 2022

Make sure to check the syllabus before you select courses. If not already, syllabus will be updated on the website once confirmed.

Welcome Packet Notice

Mid-June, 2022

Mid-June, 2022


Class Start Date

July 5, 2022

July 5, 2022


Class End Date

July 22, 2022

July 22, 2022



Sent to applicant by the end of August

Sent to applicant by the end of August


Eligibility and Requirements

Eligible Applicant

An applicant must:

  • Be a current student or graduate of a Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate degree program outside of Japan. A high school student is not eligible for this program.
  • Have completed at least a semester at the home university by the time of application. This applies only to an applicant who is currently a student.
  • Submit ALL required documents to apply for the session by the designated 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, or equivalent.

    *If the official transcript is not written in English, please attach an English translation to the original transcript.
    *The submitted transcript must include a record of at least one semester with grades.
    *In case the official transcript is sent directly to our office from the applicant's home university, it must arrive to the office before 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

    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 screened by Sophia Short-term program committee based on the submitted documents.

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