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How to Apply

In 2020 & 2021, Summer Session in Japanese Language has been cancelled.

For your reference, this page shows the information of the course in 2020 for student recruitment before the course cancellation.

Complete the online application.

Admission Schedule

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




Registration /

Online Application Period

OPEN: February. 12 (Wed.) 09:00, 2020

CLOSE: March. 23 (Mon.) 17:00, 2020

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

Acceptance Notification

April 6 (Mon.), 2020


Payment of Program Fee

1 week from the screening result notification.

(The Latest) April. 13 (Mon.), 2020

The sooner you pay the program fee, the sooner you can select courses

Submission of necessary Visa information

As soon as your payment is confirmed.

(The Latest) April. 24 (Fri.), 2020

*Eligible applicants only

Course Selection

As soon as your payment is confirmed.

(The Latest) April. 30 (Thu.), 2020


Submission of Language Buddy application form

As soon as your payment is confirmed.

(The Latest) April. 30 (Thu.), 2020

*Japanese Language Courses <Japanese Intensive> only

Cancellation with Full Refund

May. 13 (Wed.), 2020


Welcome Packet Download Notification

Mid- May, 2020


Session Start Date

June. 14 (Sun.), 2020


Receiving Transcripts

By the end of August


> Admission Schedule for East Asian Studies Course

Requirements and Qualifications

An applicant 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 considered.

Required documents;

  1. An OFFICIAL Academic Transcript and a 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, 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. J-CAT (a Japanese Language Competency Test) Score Report
    See Placement test page for details.
  4. Color Headshot (taken within the last 3 months)
Selection Process

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

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