Summer Session in East Asian Studies

Sophia University Summer School

Program Description

Summer Session in East Asian Studies

Sophia University Summer School

Welcome to Sophia University Summer Session in East Asian Studies and Japanese Language

In 2018, we launched a new summer program: Summer Session in East Asian Studies and Japanese Language and which ended in great success.

This consists of the three-week academic program: Summer Session 1 and Summer Session 2. This Summer Session provides participants the opportunity to take part in East Asian Studies courses and intensive Japanese language courses in both sessions.

Since its foundation in 1961, this program has provided the participants with the opportunity to study about Japan and explore the country's relation to Asia and the rest of the world. The students experience various aspects of Japanese culture and society and witness the myriad ways in which all cultures of the world are reflected.

You will have the opportunity to engage in East Asian studies in an excellent environment as well as meet students from around the world. Join us in Japan and you will develop lasting friendships with fellow students from all over, and explore Japan and your new horizons. We look forward to welcoming you to Sophia University and your summer abroad experience in Tokyo.

Note: Applicants can't apply for both the Japanese Language courses and East Asian Studies courses at the same time.

We recommend they take the Japanese Language course in Session 1 and East Asian Studies course in Session 2 or vice versa.


Dates and Schedule

Course Dates

  • Summer Session 1: Monday, June 10– Friday, June 28, 2019
  • Summer Session 2: Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 26, 2019

Location

The Summer Session will take place at Yotsuya campus.

Address: 7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-8554

Number of students

  • Session 1: 200
  • Session 2: 300

Schedule/Time slot

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Time slot:

  • 1st Period 9:00am-10:40am
  • 2nd Period 10:55am-12:35pm,
  • 3rd Period 1:30pm-3:10pm


Fees and Payment

Program Fees

Include: Tuition and domestic insurance

Do not include: Accommodation, textbooks, activities, and meals

Option Program fee Credit
Two Courses 200,000 Yen 4 credits (Max) for 2 courses
Three Courses 220,000 Yen 6 credits (Max) for 3 courses


Payment

The method of payment will be announced in the acceptance email.

After you received the acceptance message, PAY THE PROGRAM FEE TO SECURE YOUR PLACE. PLACES IN PROGRAMS WILL BE ALLOCATED IN ORDER OF RECEIPT OF THE FEE. The deadline for the payment is one week from the day the acceptance message is sent.

Payment must be made by credit card, PayPal or ChinaPay.

*Note: If you don’t pay the fee by the deadline, you will possibly lose your spot.

Refund Policy

A full refund will be paid if the notice of cancellation is submitted prior to:

  • Summer Session 1: May 10, 2019
  • Summer Session 2: June 8, 2019

Insurance

During the Summer Session, all Summer Session participants are automatically covered by Sophia University-sponsored insurance plan:

  • Session 1 Period: June 10-June 28, 2019
  • Session 2 Period: July 8-July 26, 2019

Coverage and Conditions:Amount Insured(in yen)・Injury Death・Injury Physical Impediment:10,000,000 (yen)

  • Medical service /Rescuer's Expenses (cost of medical evacuation included):10,000,000 (yen)
  • Student liability:100,000,000 (yen)

~ Ancillary Services ~

  • Cashless medical services at a designated hospital.
  • Telephone consultation in foreign languages.

The Insurance premium is included in the program fee. However, the fee won’t be deducted even if you don’t wish to use the Sophia insurance.

Note: Students who come earlier and stay longer than the Session period in Japan may need to purchase additional insurance for the period as you are covered only during Session period.


Scholarship and Exchange Students

Scholarship

Summer Session 1 & Summer Session 2 are applying for the JASSO Scholarship for Short-Term Study in Japan. This scholarship provides a stipend of 80,000 yen.

If the programs are adopted, we will offer a scholarship (JPY 80,000) to a limited number of students.

Details will be updated on the website as soon as the application result is released.

Exchange Student/Tuition Waiver

Short-term international students accepted under inter-university exchange student agreements will not be charged tuition. But this depends on agreements concerning the mutual exchange of students.

Eligibility

You must:

  1. Be currently enrolled at a non-Japanese academic institution with which Sophia University has a student exchange agreement.
  2. Obtain official exchange student status from your study abroad advisor. (only those students who have been recommended by their home universities are eligible.)
  3. Have your study abroad advisor to inform us of your approval as an exchange student by email. The email must be sent to ssprgrm@cl.sophia.ac.jp
  4. Meet the requirements for the Summer Session participant. See requirements page for details.

Students who are interested in a tuition waiver need to ASK THEIR STUDY ABROAD ADVISOR ABOUT THEIR ELIGIBILITY TO BE EXCHANGE STUDENTS FIRST AND FOREMOST before applying online.

*Note: The tuition waiver is not always applicable to your school in the Summer Sessions due to an imbalance in the number of regular exchange students between our institutions.

Exchange students’ official transcripts will be sent to their school.


Course: Session 1 (June 10-June 28, 2019)

The East Asian Studies courses will be offered in both Summer Session 1 and Summer Session 2.

The courses we offer in Session 1 are different from the ones in Session 2.

From 2019, we will launch a new Japanese language course: First steps in Japanese.

This course is for those who have never studied Japanese and focuses mainly on spoken Japanese used in daily life. Taking ‘First steps in Japanese’ will help you communicate with Japanese people smoothly during your stay in Japan.

Credit

2 credits for 1 course:

  • Japanese Art A: Prehistoric to the 12th century (focus on Buddhist art)
  • Japanese Business and Economy
  • History of Modern Japan: From Edo to Tokyo
  • Contemporary East Asian Politics
  • East Asian Cinema
  • Japanese Literature and the City

1 credit for 1 course:

  • First steps in Japanese

Study hours

23 hours, 20min per course: One 100 minute lesson a day×14 days

Participants can obtain the maximum of 6 credits upon successful completion of each course.

Class Size

About 20-30 students. (The number of the class may vary depending on the number of participants. )


Course: Session 2 (July 8-July 26, 2019)

The East Asian Studies courses will be offered in both Summer Session 1 and Summer Session 2.

The courses we offer in Session 1 are different from the ones in Session 2.

From 2019, we will launch a new Japanese language course: First steps in Japanese.

This course is for those who have never studied Japanese and focuses mainly on spoken Japanese used in daily life. Taking ‘First steps in Japanese’ will help you communicate with Japanese people smoothly during your stay in Japan.

Credit

2 credits for 1 course:

  • Japanese Art B: 13th century to mid-19th century (focus on secular painting)
  • Contemporary Chinese Society
  • Japanese Business and Management
  • Survey of Japanese Religions
  • Management in East Asia
  • Nationalism in Postwar East Asian History
  • Japanese Popular Culture
  • Development Issues: Asia and the World
  • Contemporary Japanese Economy
  • Japanese Theater
  • Contemporary Japanese Society

1 credit for 1 course:

  • First steps in Japanese

Class Size

About 20-30 students. (The number of the class may vary depending on the number of participants.)


Application

Requirements

An applicant must:

  • Be an undergraduate student and currently enrolled in a college/university outside of Japan.
  • Submit the following documentation to apply for the program.

1. An OFFICIAL Academic transcript from the applicant’s home institution.

The minimum GPA requirement is 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

*Note: The following applicants are not eligible.

・ High school students

・ Applicants who are not able to submit their official university transcripts.

(High school transcripts are not regarded as application documents.)

*If the official original transcript is not written in English, submit an official transcript written in the language of origin and an official English translation of the original transcript.

2. Grading Scale

3. 4cm by 3cm Color headshot (taken within the last 3 months)

4. English proficiency test score.

We accept only TOEFL and IELTS scores and the minimum required scores of English proficiency test are as follows:

TOEFL/PBT: 550, TOEFL/iBT: 79, IELTS: 6.0

The following applicants are exempt from the English proficiency test score requirement:

  • Applicants whose native language is English.
  • Applicants currently attending educational institutions whose main language of instruction is English.

*In some cases, students may be asked to submit documentation showing English is the primary language of instruction at their home institution.

Deadline

All documentation must be submitted by Sunday, 24 March 2019.

Late applications will not be considered.

Selection Process

Applications will be evaluated by Sophia Short-term program committee based on the submitted documents.

Acceptance Notification

The result of the screening will be sent via email.

Session 1 & Session 2: By April 5

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 10, 2019
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
June 1, 2019
Duration
Duration
3 weeks
Full time
Price
Price
200,000 JPY
for 2 courses. 220,000 JPY for 3 courses.
Information
Deadline
Mar. 24, 2019
Locations
Japan - Chiyoda, Tokyo
Start date : June 1, 2019
Application deadline Mar. 24, 2019
End date July 26, 2019
Dates
June 1, 2019
Japan - Chiyoda, Tokyo
Application deadline Mar. 24, 2019
End date July 26, 2019