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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.


- Spring
  • Program: April 1, 2024 to July 30, 2024
  • Instructional: April 11, 2024 to July 30, 2024
  • Final Deadline: October 9, 2023
- Fall
  • Program: September 19, 2024 to January 31, 2025
  • Instructional: September 19, 2024 to January 30, 2025
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2024

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Barbara Barstow

Additional Resources

Program Website
List of Available Courses
Exchange Partner Information
Events Calendar
Make an Appointment

Next Step

1)View mandatory advising videos Explore: EA 101 and Explore: Asia. Attend a live Q&A if you have questions. 2)View Ready to Apply video. 3)Self-authorize your app via the link below and apply! Videos and Q&A events found here: PC: Barbara Barstow

Program information above is subject to change