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Sophia University, Japan


Which programmes can I study at Sophia University?

Japanese & Intercultural Communication BA (Hons) (2nd year of 3 year degree) 
Japanese & TESOL BA (Hons) (2nd year of 3 year degree) 
Japanese, English Language & Linguistics BA (Hons) (3rd year of 4 year degree)
Japanese, Intercultural & Contemporary Communication BA (Hons) (3rd year of 4 year degree)
Japanese, TESOL & Linguistics BA (Hons) (3rd year of 4 year degree)


Academic Information

Number of credits required: 12-16 Japanese credits per semester; 24-32 Japanese credits per year.

Please see the module catalogue for Sophia University.


Academic Calendar

Semester 1 Mid September until End of January (approximate dates)

Semester 2 Early April until End of August (approximate dates)

More detailed term dates


Accommodation abroad

Sophia University has several housing types for exchange studnets, ranging from 290,000 JPY to 5035,000 JPY per semester 

Information on all student accommodation is available on the Sophia University housing website.


Accommodation in York (Semester exchange)

York St John University accommodation is guaranteed for the semester you are not abroad.



Please ensure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than six months after you intend to return. You will be provided with guidance and documentation from the partner university but it will be your responsibility to obtain the correct visa. Neither the Study Abroad team here or at the partner university are qualified to offer consultations or detailed advice regarding visa applications. Immigration laws are complex and subject to frequent changes. So if you do have any visa related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly.



Students are required to enrol in the Japanese National Insurance System which costs approximately ¥2000 a month and the Student Mutual Benefit Insurance which costs approximately ¥12,000 per year (this includes ¥4,000 as Co-op membership fee which will be refunded when you withdraw from Co-op membership  at the end of your stay).  


More Information

Visit the Sophia University website


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