Semester Study Abroad

Sophia University

Sophia University is a private Jesuit research university in Japan, located near Yotsuaya Station in an area of Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward. It is ranked as one of the top private universities in Japan, with a wide range of English course offerings. It takes its name from Sophia meaning “wisdom”, and has a strong focus on the liberal arts and global engagement. Sophia University also offers students dedicated Japanese language instruction. The campus hosts around 12,000 full-time students.

Number of Spots for Yale-NUS Students in Sem 2: 3

Due to the enthusiastic interest in study abroad and the volume of inquiries that we receive, if you

have any questions, please read the Semester Study Abroad FAQs carefully first and contact us if you need further advice.

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Fields of Study

Yale-NUS students are free to take any Sophia University courses as long they meet the required prerequisites. The most updated course catalog may be found here.

Language of Instruction

Japanese and English

Full Course Load (Required Number of Credits)

16 credits

Students are required to take the full course load at the host institution, which will be equivalent to 20 MCs upon successful completion of credit transfer procedures back at Yale-NUS College.

Academic Calendar

Spring semester: Apr. – Jul.

Fall semester: Sep. – Jan.

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CAP Requirement


If you are interested in studying abroad at this institution and currently have a CAP below 3.5, please contact a member of the CIPE International Programmes team.

Have Questions?
Graham Link
Executive, International Programmes

Contact with questions about study abroad programmes.