Sophia University

Admissions Who can Apply

Eligibility for Bachelor's program in Liberal Arts

The Faculty of Liberal Arts accepts applications from freshmen and junior-level transfer students.

Freshmen
  1. Those who have completed, or are expected to complete, 12 years or more of formal education in Japanese schools accredited by MEXT
  2. Those who have completed, or are expected to complete, 12 years or more of formal education in foreign countries
  3. Those who have completed, or are expected to complete, 12 years or education at foreign schools in Japan recognized by MEXT.
  4. Those who hold, or are expected to hold, International Baccalaureate Diploma before entering Sophia University
  5. Those who have been recognized individually by Sophia University as having qualifications equivalent to (1), (2), (3) or (4) and will reach the age of 18 at the time of entrance to Sophia University
  6. Applicants from other foreign schools in Japan should inquire at the Admissions Office before the application period

All applicants must submit the scores of either SAT or ACT unless they have (or are expected to obtain) IB Diploma or have been pursuing a career for at least two years. There is no required minimum score or GPA to apply.

Transfer Students (Juniors)

Applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria may apply for entrance to the Faculty of Liberal Arts as a transfer student. Those who do not meet either of the following qualifications should apply as a freshman.

  1. Those who have completed, or are expected to complete, two full academic years at a bachelor's degree-conferring institution as degree seeking students
  2. Those who have completed, or are expected to complete an associate degree in Arts / Science.