Sophia University

Admissions Who can Apply

Eligibility for SPSF

SPSF accepts new students in September for first-year entry only.

First-year Students

All applicants must submit the scores of either SAT or ACT unless they have (or are expected to obtain) IB Diploma (see When and How to Apply for the details of required subjects). There is no required minimum score or GPA to apply.

Applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria may apply for entrance to SPSF.

(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 of education at foreign schools in Japan recognized by MEXT
(4) Those who hold, or are expected to hold, International Baccalaureate Diploma or GCE A-levels 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