Semester Study Abroad

Sophia University

Sophia University is a private Jesuit research university in Japan, with its campus located near Yotsuaya stationin an area of Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward. It is ranked as one of the top private universities in Japan. It takes its name from Sophia meaning “wisdom”. It has around 12,000 students.

Number of Spots for Yale-NUS Students per semester: 2 

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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.

Language of Instruction

Japanese and English

Academic Calendar

Spring semester: Apr. – Jul.

Fall semester: Sep. – Jan.

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