Helping International Students Find English-Taught Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs at Japanese Universities

Sophia University

Type of Institution Established No. of Students
Private 1913 13,630

Sophia University offers international students a wide-range of study options, including programs taught in English as well as Japanese. Every year we welcome more than 1000 international students who come to our university to pursue degree and short-term programs.

The university is located in the heart of Tokyo, in an area that is at the center of the Japanese political, business and cultural districts. The Imperial Palace, the Parliament, the State Guest House, the National Diet Library, and the offices of many multinational enterprises are all within easy walking distance of the university.

Many classes use the city of Tokyo as an extended classroom: students visit museums, companies, and factories and incorporate fieldwork in and around the city as part of course work.
At Sophia you can learn about Japan and Asia, master Japanese, English and many other languages, and complete graduate and undergraduate degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and science and technology that meet the highest international standards.

Historical background
Small class size
Location 7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan
Religion Catholic Jesuit
No. of Undergraduate Students 12,155
No. of Graduate Students 1,475
No. of Full-Time Faculty Members 554
No. of International Students 1,858
Breakdown of International Student Numbers by Country See the link below:
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements 94
Individual University Scholarships 1) Sophia University Tuition Support Scholarship
2) Sophia University Benefactors' Scholarships
3) Other Scholarships
International Student Dormitories 1) Sophia Soshigaya International House
2) Sophia Kasai International House Women's Dormitory
3) Sophia Edagawa Men's Dormitory
4) Higashi Nakano Women's Dormitory
Japanese Language Education Services Non-degree program at the Center for Language Education and Research (CLER)

Summer Session in Japanese Language
Consultation Room Counseling Center
International Student Associations Sophia University Chinese Students Association
Sophia University Korean Students Association
Sophia University Taiwanese Students Association
and others.
Career Support Yes
Contact Addressee: Admissions Office
Phone: +81-3-3238-4018
Fax: +81-3-3238-3262

As of July 12, 2023


University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.