Green Science and Engineering (M.S. , Ph.D.)

The following information was made available as of May 2022.
Subsequent to the above date, unavoidable circumstances due to COVID-19 may result in changes in the University’s policies and guidelines. Please note that in cases where any changes are made, the latest information are to be updated on this website as well as the booklet of the “Application Procedure.”
The updated information will also be notified to registered applicants via email once the application period opens.

As a rule, application materials must be submitted via email electronically. Read the “Application Procedure” carefully for details.

Overview of the program

The Green Science and Engineering Division is a new division, which started in the year 2013. It occupies a special position among the nine divisions. First of all, the whole educational program, including the lectures and thesis research guidance, is available in English. Also, there is an emphasis on environment and sustainability related studies, important for the future of mankind. To foster cross-disciplinary education, faculty members drawn from all other eight divisions will be involved in the teaching. At the same time, the student is expected to associate with a faculty member of one of the other eight regular divisions and join his/her research group to pursue advanced education for thesis research. The thesis research advisor can be chosen from among all faculty members of the graduate program in science and technology.

Click here for more information about the program.
Download program brochure(4.38 MB)

Entry Semester:

Spring (April)* and Autumn (September)
*Spring entry is only for Ph.D.

Method of Admissions:

Document screening, Interview

Contact Potential Supervisors (M.S. and Ph.D.)

Prospective students (both M.S. and Ph.D.) must contact a potential dissertation supervisor before submitting their application. Information about the disciplinary specialties and research interests of faculty members is available on the “List of Thesis Advisors for 2023 Entry.” (200.97 KB)

Faculty members’ contact information can be found
here (Sophia’s education and research Information Database).

Application Procedure

※2022 entry applicants can find the 2022 Application Booklet here.(372.74 KB)

Application Schedule

Spring 2023 entry (April) for Ph.D. only

Application period(on-line) August 24, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – September 14, 2022, 11:59 p.m. (JST)
Materials Receipt Deadline September 21, 2022
Notice of Results November 18, 2022, 10:00 a.m.(JST)
Matriculation Fee Deadline December 16, 2022

Autumn 2023 entry (September)

Application period(on-line) March 15, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – April 5, 2023, 11:59 p.m. (JST)
Materials Receipt Deadline April 12, 2023
Notice of Results June 16, 2023, 10:00 a.m. (JST)
Matriculation Fee Deadline July 14, 2023

Application Forms

Recommendation Letter Form PDF (46.31 KB) / WORD (31.00 KB)

Fees, Scholarships and Housing

-Details of Tuitions and Fees (*Go to our Web Piloti website)
-Details of Scholarships (*Go to our Web Piloti website)
-Details of Housing (*Go to our Web Piloti website)

New Scholarship opportunity!
“Sophia University Graduate School Scholarship for Fostering Researchers in Doctoral Program”

Starting April 2022, Sophia University has established a new scholarship program, the “Sophia University Graduate School Scholarship for Fostering Researchers in Doctoral Program”. The scholarship is provided to all regular students who are enrolled in Doctoral Programs of Sophia University Graduate School and satisfy the requirements annually within their required residence term. Students do not need to submit scholarship application at admission. For more information, click here.(*Go to our Web Piloti website)

MEXT Scholarship for Degree Students

If you are interested in MEXT scholarship, click here (*Go to our Web Piloti website).


Download figures for past acceptance information from here(11.64 KB)

Request for Withdrawal

The refund policy will be notified to admitted students via the Entrance Procedures booklet.
Following the instructions in the booklet, fill out both forms below and submit the files to the Admissions Office if you decide to withdraw.
Request for Refund of Matriculation Fee
Notification Sheet for Remittance (Domestic)
Notification Sheet for Remittance (Overseas)
*Fill out only the one which applies to the kind of remittance you used (Domestic or Overseas)

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