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Study Abroad destinations

Sophia University

Tokyo, Japan

What you can study

CourseWhen you can study
Japanese, TESOL and Linguistics BA 3rd year, full year
Japanese, Intercultural Communication and Linguistics BA 3rd year, full year

Academic information

Choosing your modules

You will need to gain the following credits from your modules: 

  • 12 to 16 Japanese credits per semester
  • 24 to 32 Japanese credits per year.

You can view the course information on the Sophia University website. 

Academic calendar

The academic calendar is split into 2 semesters: 

  • Semester 1: Mid September to the end of January (approximate dates)
  • Semester 2: Early April to the end of August (approximate dates) 

Visit the Sophia University website for a full list of academic dates.  


Accommodation abroad

Sophia University has several housing types for exchange students, ranging from 290,000 Japanese YEN to 5035,000 Japanese YEN per semester. 

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

Costs and visas

Insurance and additional costs

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. 


Please make sure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than 6 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.

If you do have any visa related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly.

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