Sophia University

Campus Life Certificates and Transcripts

Certificates and Transcripts

There are 4 ways to apply for the certificates.

  • By certificate issuance machine (for current students only)
  • Visit at center for academic affairs
  • By postal mail (domestic or international)
  • By proxy
Issuing by certificate issuance machine (for current students only)
  • It is placed at the 4th floor of building No.2, Yotsuya campus.
  • Use your student ID card and password.
Visiting the center for academic affairs and apply for certificates
  • The center for academic affairs is at the 1st floor of building No.2, Yotsuya campus.
  • Please show the ID like passport, drivers licence, residence card when you apply for certificates.
Application by mail
  • Please send "Aplication Form" and "Fee including postage" to the center for academic affairs.

  • 1. Application Form (please download the "Application form"(69.97 KB)or free format application that indicates:  
    ・Your name (at Sophia University)
    ・Telephone number and e-mail address
    ・Date of birth
    ・Student ID number (if applicable)
    ・Year and month of graduation / withdrawal
    ・Faculty and department / Graduate school and Program, you belonged to.
    ・Specify certificates/transcripts , Number of copies, language(Japanese / English)
    ・Whether the certificates should be sent in a sealed and signed envelope
    ・Address to be sent

  • 2. Certificates fees and postage
    <Application by domestic mail >
    Please purchase a “Yubin Teigaku Kogawase” (郵便定額小為替) for the Total Amount at a post office and enclose it with the Application Form.

    <Application from outside Japan>
    Please purchase an “International Postal Money Order”(国際郵便為替) at a post office, or let your bank issue a personal check in U.S dollars, for the Total Amount and enclose it with the Application Form. The "International Postal Money Order" or the personal check should be made payable to "Sophia University".
    ※“International Postal Money Order”(国際郵便為替) is unavailable in Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, France ,U.K. and some countries.
    ※U.S dollar ($) to Japanese Yen (¥) Exchange Rate : US $1 = ¥100

  • Note
    ※Requests by phone or e-mail are NOT accepted.
  • Mailing Address
    Certificates / Transcripts, Center for Academic Affairs,
    Sophia University
    7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 102-8554
    Tel: +81-3-3238-3519
Application by proxy (代理人)
  • The proxy can take procedures of visiting the center for academic affairs with the Letter of proxy (委任状).
    Please download the "Letter of Proxy"(47.04 KB)or use free format that indicates:
    ・Your name, date of birth, address, phone number, email address
    ・Reasons for delegation
    ・Proxy's name, date of birth, address, phone number

    Please fill out the required information yourself and give it to the proxy.
Certificate issuance fee and postage
Target Certificates Fees
Graduates and student who leaves school before graduation Certificate of graduation/degree certificate (卒業/修了証明書) ¥300
Transcript (成績証明書) ¥300
Certificate of Enrollment (在籍証明書) *
It can be issued to former non-degree students, non-matriculated students, auditors, research students, and those who entered Sophia university but withdrew before graduation.
¥300
Current students Certificate of Enrollment (在学証明書) ¥200
Transcript(成績証明書) ¥200
Certificate of Expected Graduation(卒業見込証明書) ¥200

<<Attention>>
Fees for graduates and current students are different.
Please check the fees and prepare appropriate amount.

Postage
Postage in Japan
1 ~ 3 copies ¥100

Express mail:

Add EXTRA ¥300

4 ~ 7 copies ¥200
8 ~ 20 copies ¥300
21~  copies ¥400
Postage for Airmail USA
Europe
Oceania
Africa
South America
Asia
1 copy ¥200 ¥200 ¥100
2 ~ 3 copies ¥200 ¥300 ¥200
4 ~ 7 copies ¥400 ¥500 ¥400
8 ~ 20 copies ¥700 ¥900 ¥500
21~  copies ¥1,100 ¥1,500 ¥800
Postage for EMS *EMS: Express Mail Service
Asia Oceania
North/Central America
Europe South America
Africa
¥1,400 ¥2,000 ¥2,200 ¥2,400
Office hours and issuance schedule in Normal Period
  • Office hours from April 1,2019 to August 3, 2019/ from September 21,2019 to January 29, 2020
    10:00-11:30/12:30-15:30
    *Office is closed on Saturday, Sunday, National holidays and School holidays
  • Office hours from August 4, 2019 to September 20, 2019/ from January 30,2020 to March 31, 2020
    12:30-15:30
    *Office is closed on Saturday, Sunday, National holidays and School holidays
  • Certificate issuance machine works from 9:00 to 17:00.
    *It is out of service on Saturday, Sunday, National holidays and School holidays
  • Application received on Monday or Tuesday, the certificate will be issued on Friday
  • Application received on Wednesday or Thursday, the certificate will be issued on next Monday
  • Application received on Friday, the certificate will be issued on next Wednesday

School holidays information

Office is closed during these school holidays. Certificate issuance machines are out of service, too.

  • Summer recess ・・・Middle August
  • Anniversary of the University’s founding・・・November 1
  • Sophia festival・・・Early November
  • St. Xavier's Day・・・December 3
  • Winter recess・・・From late December to early January
  • Entrance Examinations・・・Early February
Office hours and issuance schedule during entrance examinations.
 Day of request  Way of request  Certificate issuance machine
 (only for current students)
 February 4 (Mon), 2019  By mail only. (Office closed)  16:00~17:00
 February 5 (Tue), 2019  By mail only. (Office closed)  Out of service
 February 6 (Wed), 2019  By mail only. (Office closed)  16:30~17:00
 February 7 (Thu), 2019 By mail only. (Office closed)  16:00~17:00
 February 8 (Fri), 2019 By mail only. (Office closed)  Out of service

*Please note office is closed from 4 to 8 February. We accept requests by mail only during this term.
*Please note office hours in February and March is different from that in January.


* For Short term program like summer Session Certificate, please visit the Summer Session Office web site.

●Contact Address
Certificates / Transcripts, Academic Records Section
Center for Academic Affairs, Sophia University
7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 102-8554
Tel: +81-3-3238-3519