Sophia University

Campus Life

Campus Calender Campus Calender

Apr
  • Entrance Ceremony
  • Placement Test for New Students
  • Orientation for New and Current students
  • Orientation Camp for New Students
  • Course Registration and Beginning of Spring Semester
Entrance Ceremony
Entrance Ceremony
New life as Sophians cerebrated in a beautiful season of cherry blossoms.
Orientation Camp
Orientation Camp
Each faculty plans orientation camps for faculty members, current students and new students to get to know each other and bring them close together.
Freshman Week
Freshman Week
New students are introduced to registered student organizations
May
  • All Sophians' Festival
Jun
Jul
  • Sophia-Nanzan Sports Festival
  • Final Examination
  • End of Spring Semester
Aug
  • Summer Recess
  • Open Campus, the event for prospective students
Sep
  • Fall Entrance Ceremony and Graduation
“Yukata” Day
“Yukata” Day
Students are encouraged to wear “Yukata”, a Japanese traditional style of summer dress “Yukata” in the university. For international students there are many opportunities to experience Japanese traditions as many events are organized by registered student organizations.
Oct
  • Beginning of Fall Semester
  • Music Festival
Music Festival
Music Festival
Joint concert by various registered student music groups at Sophia University.
Nov
  • Anniversary of Sophia University Founding
  • Memorial Mass for Sophians
  • Sophia Festival
Sophia Festival
Sophia Festival
About 40,000 guests visit each year to enjoy various stage performances and many booths by students
Dec
  • Xavier Festival
  • Christmas Events
  • Winter Recess
Christmas
Christmas
Christmas mass is held while beautiful illumination lights up Yotsuya campus.
Jan
  • Final Examination
  • End of Fall Semester
Feb
  • Spring Recess
  • Entrance Examination
Mar
  • Graduation
Graduation
Graduation
Fairwell and new chapters begin for graduating Sophians.

Housing Information Housing Information

Sophia University has several off-campus dormitories and offers affiliated housing options. For inquiries and application, contact the dormitory/organization directly. Since the Sophia campus is located in the heart of Tokyo, the cost of living near campus is very high. As reasonable housing is located in the suburbs, students should expect a 30-90 min. commuting time to campus. 

Student Support Student Support

Tuitions and Fees Tuitions and Fees

Scholarships Scholarships

A student’s dedication to their studies, their duty at university, comes from their own motivation and a financial base. However, the reality is that various circumstances (the student’s family environment or social environment) can create barriers, making it difficult for some students to continue their studies despite tremendous motivation. We have established our scholarship system to give these students our greatest support. Sophia University offers two main types of scholarships: scholarships for students showing an excellent academic performance and scholarships for students experiencing financial hardship that makes it difficult for them to continue their studies. There are a particularly large number of scholarships in the latter category. This guide provides detailed information on all of Sophia University’s scholarships, so that you can apply for the scholarships that are right for you. If you are unsure of anything or have any questions, feel free to ask somebody at the Financial Support Department of the Center for Student Affairs. We hope that our scholarship system can help more students to continue their studies and to lead a cheerful and fulfilling university life. Kanzawa Nobuyuki, Director of Center for Student Affairs