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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Full Year, Split Year Spring, Spring
  • Restrictions: GU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Budget
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Language Prerequisite: No
Language(s): English, Japanese Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Area Studies, Business, Direct Matriculation, Language Program
Non-GU Students May Apply: No Housing Options: Homestay, Local Roommates, Off-Campus, Student Residence
Level of Support: Medium (Moderate onsite support) Application Deadlines: February, September
Fields of Study: Anthropology, Art/Art History, Asian Studies, Business, Economics, Government/Political Science, International Studies, Japanese, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology OGE Advisor: Annette Kuroda Russell
Engagement Opportunities: Student Organizations
Program Description:

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Sophia University

Tokyo, Japan



  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.

About the Program

Sophia University was founded in 1913 as the first Catholic university in Japan. With over 12,000 students, Sophia offers students strong academic courses, as well as an excellent Japanese language program. All undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Liberal Arts are taught in English, as well as many in the Faculty of Science and Technology. Sophia, as a Jesuit institution, has a long and fruitful history of engagement with Georgetown University.


Sophia University is located in the Yotsuya district of Tokyo, Japan’s capital city and the major commercial and administrative center of Japan. With over 13 million residents in a much larger metropolitan area of 38 million, Tokyo is a lively cosmopolitan city blending East and West, the ultramodern with the traditional, and offering the excitement of living in a major international city in Asia.

Academic Calendar

  • Full year: mid-September to late July
  • Spring: mid-September to late July

Fields of Study

Language of instruction is English.

Fields of study include: Anthropology, Art/Art History, Asian Studies, Business, Economics, Government/Political Science, International Studies, Japanese, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology

This list is not exhaustive. Please make an appointment to speak with the OGE Regional Advisor to further discuss available coursework on this program.


You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.

A full courseload for this program is: 16 credits

The minimum passing grade for this program is: C


You are required to live in program housing.

You will live in a dormitory that may require a commute of up to 45 minutes by public transportation.

You will eat meals in campus cafeterias or local eating establishments.

Program Budget

Sophia University Program Budget


We advise students to research and pursue a wide range of funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website.

We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.

With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.

To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website.

Stories Beyond the Hilltop Blog

Learn more about Hoya experiences in Tokyo in Stories Beyond the Hilltop.
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Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/13/2019 09/26/2019 TBA TBA