Financial aid is available to students who are vigorous in applying for the various scholarships available to international student both residing in Japan and coming from overseas. There are Japanese Government Monbukasho MEXT scholarships available through embassies overseas as well as various scholarships available through Sophia University. We recommend exploring the available scholarships below and if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate School of Global Environment at the following:; Tel: 03-3238-3550; Fax: 03-3238-4439

Full Tuition Scholarship

Those wishing to apply for the scholarship should meet all of the following requirements:
1) Applicants must either be from an Asian country or Brazil 2) Applicants must apply from their country of residence not from Japan. Applicants must pass the entrance examination for our graduate studies of Sophia University before taking up residence in Japan. 3) Our graduate studies must be applicant's first choice.

New Students Scholarship

Scholarships for new students, which cover tuition fees one third, half or full tuition for the student's first semester, are awarded to enrolling master's students and doctoral students on the basis of a screening of documents submitted at the same time as the application for admission. Please note that a scholarship form is attached at the end of the application form.

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for Research Students

Scholarships are available to potential applicants from the Japanese national government for the following: i) application for embassy nominated students and ii) application for university nominated students

Recommendation-Based Scholarships

Scholarships that International Students Can Apply For

Scholarships that Students May Apply For Before Entering Sophia University

Housing Information

To help students defray living costs, Sophia University has reduced cost housing available for international students. Available rooms are limited so may not be available to all students who apply. For more detailed housing information, please to refer to the following link:

For more information about scholarships, student support, housing information, tuition and fees, we recommend that you go to the Student Life section of Sophia University website at the following link: