Sophia University

Admissions Fees & Payment

Fees & Payment

Program Fees
Included : Tuition & Insurance


Program fee


Japanese Language Course only

190,000 Yen

2 credits

Japanese Language Course with

the Japanese Language and Culture course

210,000 Yen

4 credits for Japanese Language Course with the Japanese Language and Culture course

(2 cr. for the Japanese Language course + 2 cr. for the Japanese Language and Culture course)

The handling charge: 500 yen to the credit card company should be paid by an applicant.

During the Summer Session, all Summer Session participants are automatically covered by Sophia university-sponsored insurance plan;
Session 1 Period: June 4-June 29, 2018
Session 2 Period: July 2-July 27, 2018

Coverage and Conditions:Amount Insured(in yen)
・Injury Death・Injury Physical Impediment:10,000,000(yen)
・Medical service /Rescuer's Expenses (cost of medical evacuation included)?:10,000,000(yen)
・Student liability:100,000,000(yen)

~ Ancillary Services ~
Cashless medical services at designated hospital.
Telephone consultation in foreign languages.

The Insurance premium is included in the program fee. However, the fee won’t be deducted even if you don’t wish to use the Sophia insurance.
Note: Students who come earlier and stay longer than the Session period in Japan may need to purchase additional insurance for the period as you are covered only during Session period.

The method of payment will be announced in the acceptance message.
After you received the acceptance message, pay the program fee to secure your place.
Places in programs will be allocated in order of receipt of the fee. The deadline for the payment is one week from the day the acceptance message is sent.
Payment must be made by credit card, PayPal or ChinaPay. The handling charge of 500 yen to the credit card company should be paid by the applicant.
*Note: If you don’t pay the fee by the deadline, you will possibly lose your spot

Refund Policy
A full refund will be paid if the notice of cancellation is submitted prior to:
Summer Session 1: By May 3, 2018.
Summer Session 2: By June 1, 2018

Summer Session 1& Summer Session 2 are applying for the JASSO Scholarship for Short-Term Study in Japan. This scholarship provides a stipend of 80,000 yen.
If the programs are adopted, we will offer a scholarship (JPY 80,000) to a limited number of students.

Unfortunately,the JASSO Scholarship is not available for the Summer Session participants this year.

Tuition Wavier/ Exchange Student
Short-term international students accepted under inter-university exchange student agreements will not be charged tuition. But this depends on agreements concerning the mutual exchange of students. Students who are interested in a tution waiver need to ask their study abroad advisor about their eligibility to be exchange students first and foremost. Confirm your eligibility before applying online.

1)Eligibility to be an exchange student
You must:

1. Be currently enrolled at a non-Japanese academic institution with which Sophia University has a student exchange agreement.

2. Obtain official exchange student status from your study abroad advisor. (only those students who have been recommended by their home universities are eligible.)

3. Have your study abroad advisor to inform us of your approval as an exchange student by email. The email must be sent to 

4.Meet the requirements for the Summer Session participant. See requirements page for details.
*Note : Exchange students’ official transcripts will be sent to their school.

The tuition wavier is not always applicable for your school in the Summer Sessions due to an imbalance in the number of regular exchange students between our institutions.