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Sophia University is a private research university. Sophia provides a supportive environment in which UT students can study at one of Japan's top-ranked private universities. Students enroll in Sophia University courses alongside Japanese and other international students.

Students applying for the AY2019-2020 program are encouraged to apply asap via the MySAO portal in order to have sufficient time to complete the secondary application to Sophia University.


Area(s) of Study

  • Accounting
  • English
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Operations Management
  • Anthropology
  • Finance
  • Japanese
  • Philosophy
  • Art History
  • Government
  • Liberal Arts
  • Radio-Television-Film
  • Asian Studies
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Religious Studies
  • Communication
  • Humanities
  • Management
  • Sociology
  • Communication Studies
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Theatre And Dance
  • Economics

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Academic Information

Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12 UT hours of coursework per semester while at Sophia University. Please check the My Credit Abroad database for courses that have been previously evaluated. If your courses are not listed, please work with your Program Coordinator to get courses pre-approved.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Japanese


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Sophia University can arrange housing for students. Options include dorms or apartment style accommodations. Some options include meals, internet and utilities and costs will range. Students should research all options carefully. Most Sophia housing is NOT near the campus and will require commute of 30-40 minutes by train.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Students pay a $75 non-refundable application fee and regular UT tuition, and are responsible for airfare, passport/visa, housing, food, local transportation, and other costs of living. Students are required to purchase international health insurance. Financial aid and scholarships may be used.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • April 1, 2020 to August 3, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: September 15, 2019
  • Final Deadline: October 11, 2019
- Fall
  • September 21, 2020 to February 1, 2021
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Exchange Partner Information

Next Step

1) Attend an "Explore: Asia" info session. Dates and locations listed on the website. 2) See an academic advisor about needed credit while abroad. 3) Attend a "Ready to Apply: Asia" session. Dates and times given to participants after attending Explore: Asia session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change