APPLY to GENV

GENV is open to people of diverse academic backgrounds, ages and nationalities. Application is not conditional to residing in Japan at the time of application. GENV welcomes people of all nationalities residing either overseas or in Japan at the time of application.

There is no entrance exam and all potential candidates are considered equally based on document screening. It is therefore critical that all potential candidates provide all the paperwork required for the screening.

Below is more detailed information about application and required paperwork to be submitted. For those who have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the GENV office.

APPLICATION to GENV MA program

  1. ELIGIBILITY
    Applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria may apply for entrance to the program.
    (1) Those who have graduated, or are expected to graduate Japanese universities.
    (2) Those who have completed, or are expected to complete, 16 years or more of formal education in foreign countries.
    (3) Those who have been recognized individually by Sophia University as having qualifications equivalent to (1) or (2) and will reach the age of 22 at the time of entrance to Sophia University.
    (4) Those who have been recognized by Sophia University as having qualifications equivalent to (1), (2), or (3).
    Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent at the time of matriculation. Those holding an undergraduate degree other than a Bachelor's degree should inquire at the Sophia Admissions Office in advance.
  2. APPLICATION FEE
    35,000 yen
    Payment should be made by credit card or through Chinapay or PayPal services, during the last stage of online application during the application period. Payment must be completed by 23:59(JST) of each application deadline. After the deadline, application will not be accepted. The application fee is non-refundable once it is paid.
  3. APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
    For the details of application documents, please refer to the Application Brochure carefully. We encourage all potential applicants to read the information in the brochure carefully. The APPLICATION BROCHURE and RECOMMENDATION FORM can be downloaded from the below URL.

APPLICATION BROCHURE 2017  RECOMMENDATION LETTER FORM

When applying, please take ensure you have the following documents:

  • Application form & Statement of purpose (2 pages) should be filled out through the web application system (https://sophia.applyjapan.com/), printed out after the application fee payment.
  • Official university/college transcript(s)
  • Proof of graduation
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) for non-native speakers of English
  • Letter of recommendation (use forms provided)
  • A copy of a graduation thesis, honors thesis, or a significant term paper
  • Application materials checklist (use the form provided)
  1. TUITION FEES for 2017 ACADEMIC YEAR

Please click here for the current tuition and fees.

APPLICATION BROCHURE 2017  RECOMMENDATION LETTER FORM

APPLICATION to Ph.D program

  1. ELIGIBILITY
    For admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree, applicants must have a bachelor's and master's degree based upon a distinguished record of academic achievement. Prospective candidates must contact potential dissertation supervisors before submitting their application. Information about the disciplinary specialties and research interests of faculty members are available at the Graduate Program in Global Environmental Studies website: http://www.genv.sophia.ac.jp/english/research/index.html
  2. APPLICATION FEE
    35,000 yen
    Payment should be made by credit card or through Chinapay or PayPal services, during the last stage of online application during the application period. Payment must be completed by 23:59(JST) of each application deadline. After the deadline, application will not be accepted. The application fee is non-refundable once it is paid.
  3. APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
    For the details of application documents, please refer to the Application Brochure carefully. We encourage all potential applicants to read the information in the brochure carefully. The APPLICATION BROCHURE and RECOMMENDATION FORM can be downloaded from the below URL.
    APPLICATION BROCHURE 2017  RECOMMENDATION LETTER FORM

    When applying, please take ensure you have the following documents:
  • Application form and Statement of purpose (2 pages) should be filled out through the web application system (https://sophia.applyjapan.com/), printed out after the( application fee payment and submitted with proof of payment.
  • Official university/college transcript(s)
  • Proof of graduation
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) for non-native speakers of English
  • Three letters of recommendation (use forms provided)
  • Copy of a Master's thesis
  • Application materials checklist (use the form provided)
  1. TUITION FEES for 2016 ACADEMIC YEAR

Please click here for the current tuition and fees.

APPLICATION BROCHURE 2017  RECOMMENDATION LETTER FORM

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