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Sophia University


801st Qs World Ranking

Study in Japan with Sophia University

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Sophia University History

Sophia University was established in the year 1913 and is located in Tokyo, Japan. It was founded by Hermann Hoffmann and initially, it started with departments such as Commerce, Philosophy and German Literature.

Sophia University Programs, Courses, and Schools

The University offers Bachelors, Masters and multiple short programs. The Undergraduate courses are offered across various faculties such as Faculty of Liberal Arts, Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Human Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Foreign Studies and Faculty of Global Studies. A very interesting discipline that the University offers is the Sophia Program for sustainable futures. The Graduate courses that are offered in schools namely Graduate School of Global Studies, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Theology, Graduate School of Humanities, Graduate School of Applied Religious Studies, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Graduate School of Law, Graduate School of Economics and Graduate School of Language and Linguistics.

Sophia University Campuses

Sophia University comprises of 6 campuses. The main campus that boasts of over 25 modern buildings and facilities is located at Yotsuya. The other campuses are Mejiro Seibo Campus, Ichigaya Campus, Shakujii Campus, Hadano Campus, and the Osaka Satellite Campus. The campus comprises a very positive environment and ample facilities that the students spend the majority of their time on campus.

Sophia University USP

The University graduates have impressive employment prospects across the Japanese sectors and companies. According to the Weekly Economist's 2010 rankings, Sophia University is ranked to have the 8th best employment rate. Adding to this, the graduate salary is ranked the 6th best in the country.

Sophia University Notable Alumni

Yoshitaka Asama (Screenwriter and film director), Vernon Grant (first American cartoonist to introduce manga concepts to English-language readers), Koichi Mashimo (anime director, founder of studio Bee Train), Michelle van Eimeren (Miss Universe Australia 1994), George Takei (Japanese-American actor most famous for his role as Star Trek's Mr. Sulu)

Sophia University Application Requirements


Sophia University Cost of studies


Bachelors: JPY 1,105,000

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.


Sophia University Deadlines

Fall- December 11

Spring- September 18

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

Sophia University Rankings


801 -1000
Times Higher Education
GTU Rank


Times Higher Education


301 -350
Times Higher Education
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Japan, 102-8554 Tokyo, Chiyoda,Japan