Why Sophia University?

Sophia University, a private university located in Yotsuya, Tokyo, is one of Japan’s most prestigious universities.

At present, Sophia University offers scholarship support for students with a strong academic background and with financial hardship. 

Scholarship Opportunities at Sophia University

Below is a list of scholarships available as students apply to Sophia University, and therefore before they are officially enrolled :

  1. Sophia University New Students Scholarship : This scholarship is available for both undergraduate and graduate students, and aims to support students with financial difficulties. The scholarship amount varies from one-third to the entire tuition fee.
  2. Sophia University Benefactors’ Scholarship (Adachi) : This scholarship is available to international students, and covers the full tuition as well as the education enhancement fee.

Below is a list of scholarships for which students can apply to directly through the Center of Student Affairs :

  1. Yoshifumi Mori Motherless and Fatherless Family Support : Students raised within orphanages can apply for this scholarship of JPY300,000.
  2. Asuka Matsumoto, Department of German Studies : Students with financial difficulties who study abroad in Germany can apply for this scholarship of up to JPY 175,000.
  3. Department of Education : Students from the Department of Education with a good academic background can apply for a scholarship of JPY 130,000.
  4. Hisako Takeshima British Studies : 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students and graduate students majoring in British studies can apply for this scholarship of up to JPY 1,000,000.
  5. Frank & Jane Scolinos : Students who have been affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and other great natural disasters can apply for this scholarship of JPY 457,000.
  6. Teilhard de Chardin : Graduate students who submit essays related to the ideals of Teilhard de Chardin can apply for this scholarship between JPY 50,000 and JPY 300,000.
  7. Yushin : Students from the Department of Psychology who are not from the Kanto area and  experience financial difficulties can apply for this scholarship of JPY 227,000.
  8. Student Dormitory : Students with a good academic and extracurricular activity background can apply for this scholarship of JPY 166,000.
  9. Volvo Global Challenge Scholarship : Students who are interested in joining global organizations after university can apply for this scholarship of up to JPY 1,000,000.

Below is a list of scholarships for which students can apply to directly through the Center of Student Affairs :

  1. Harbin University Award : Undergraduate and graduate students from the Department of Russian Studies can apply for this scholarship of JPY 142,000.
  2. Oizumi : Undergraduate students from the Faculties of Literature and Human Sciences with a great academic background can apply for this scholarship of JPY 181,000.
  3. Kumagai : Graduate students from the School of Technology can apply for this scholarship between JPY 100,000 and JPY 200,000.
  4. Centennial Sophia/Seibo Nursing : Students from the department of Nursing with a strong academic background can apply for this scholarship of JPY 250,000.
  5. Sophia University Aiwakai Palliative Care Nursing : Nursing students majoring in cancer or palliative care nursing can apply for this scholarship of JPY 323,000 per year, for two years.
  6. Lemos : Undergraduate students from the faculty of Liberal Arts can apply for this scholarship of JPY 228,000.
  7. Department of English Studies Sentetsu : Undergraduate students with a strong alameda c background can apply for this scholarship of JPY 138,000.

For any question related to scholarship opportunities at Sophia University, the Center for Student Affairs group can be contacted either via telephone (0081 (0) 332 38 3523), or via email : student@cl.sophia.ac.jp.