Sophia University

Campus Life

Campus Calendar Campus Calendar

  • 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
  • All Sophians' Festival
  • Sophia-Nanzan Sports Festival
  • Final Examination
  • End of Spring Semester
  • Summer Recess
  • Open Campus, the event for prospective students
  • 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.
  • Beginning of Fall Semester
  • Music Festival
Music Festival
Music Festival
Joint concert by various registered student music groups at Sophia University.
  • 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
  • Xavier Festival
  • Christmas Events
  • Winter Recess
Christmas mass is held while beautiful illumination lights up Yotsuya campus.
  • Final Examination
  • End of Fall Semester
  • Spring Recess
  • Entrance Examination
  • Graduation
Fairwell and new chapters begin for graduating Sophians.

Housing Information Housing Information

Starting a new student life in a different country might be very interesting but sometimes, it also brings difficulty and worries for students and their family members. This page provides information about different types of dormitory where managers and staffs can help students with various matter in daily life. Furthermore, we also have information about real estate companies providing housing related service for university student.  

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. 

Shintaro Fukutake, Director of Center for Student Affairs