Graduate Program in Global Studies

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”.

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


Thank you for your interest in Graduate Program in Global Studies. This program has three majors, as listed below.

■ Global Studies
■ International Business and Development Studies
■ Japanese Studies

  • Master’s Programs
    Global Studies, International Business and Development Studies, Japanese Studies
  • Doctoral Programs
    Global Studies, Japanese Studies
  • Non-Degree Programs
    (Short-term study option)

    Global Studies, International Business and Development Studies, Japanese Studies

Click here for more information about the program.
Download the program brochure(2.24 MB)


Entry Semester:

Spring (April), Autumn (September)

Method of Admissions:

Document screening, Interview (for Ph.D. applicants only*)

*Applicants for the Ph.D. whose documents are positively evaluated will be interviewed at Sophia during a specified period (applicants from abroad are interviewed by Skype). No interview for M.A. applicants.

Note: Prospective students are encouraged to contact faculty members, especially in regard to the doctoral degree. Make sure to read the Application Procedure Guidelines below for details.

Application Procedure

※2022 entry applicants can find the 2022 Application Booklet here.(395.77 KB)

Application Schedule

Spring 2023 entry (April)

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 (49.57 KB) / WORD (17.20 KB)

Certificate of Health (138.30 KB) (for Non-Degree applicants)

Fees and Scholarships

-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).

Figures

Download figures for past acceptance information from here(21.78 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 (WORD)(18.31 KB)
Notification sheet for Remittance (WORD)(21.86 KB)
*Fill out only the one which applies to the kind of remittance you used (Domestic or Overseas)

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