Sophia University

  • Tokyo

Sophia University



Sophia University was founded by the Jesuits in 1913, with the mission to build bridges between Japan and the world. Sophia has been a pioneer of international education in Japan, attracting faculty and students from all over the world and has grown to be one of the foremost of Japan’s private universities. 


Sophia has 9 undergraduate faculties (Theology, Humanities, Human Sciences, Law, Economics, Foreign Studies, Global Studies, Science and Technology, and Liberal Arts) with 29 departments, and 10 graduate schools (Theology, Humanities, Applied Religious Studies, Human Sciences, Law, Economics, Language and Linguistics, Global Studies, Science and Technology, Global Environmental Studies). 

At the undergraduate level, all of the classes in the Faculty of Liberal Arts as well as Green Science Program and Green Engineering Program in the Faculty of Science and Technology are taught in English. At the graduate level, Sophia offers more classes taught in English than other Japanese universities.

The following programs offer entirely English-medium curriculum:

Undergraduate level:

  • Liberal Arts
  • Green Science
  • Green Engineering

Graduate level:

  • Global Studies
  • Global Environmental Studies
  • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Green Science and Engineering

Non-Degree programs:

  • Liberal Arts
  • Center for Language Education and Research (Japanese-Language courses)
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