• Junior, Senior
• 3.0 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Arts, business, humanities, and social sciences

Classroom Language

English, Japanese


You are responsible for arranging your own housing

Program Duration

Academic year: Mid-September - Late-July
Fall semester: Mid-September - Early February*
Spring semester: Early April - Late-July

*Fall semester duration is possible but students will not return in time for the UW-Madison spring semester.

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2014-15  9/12/2014
Year 2015-16  12/5/2014
Spring 2015-16  9/11/2015
Year 2016-17  10/30/2015
Fall 2016-17  TBA

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

Japan, Tokyo
Sophia University

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Study in Tokyo at Sophia University (Jōchi Daigaku), one of Japan's leading universities. Designed for students in the humanities, social sciences, business, and language studies, this program is ideal for students interested in taking courses in English while studying Japanese language. Students who are not placed into an exchange program may be nominated for the direct enroll program at Sophia University, but must be nominated by the Japanese Language department to apply.

With a population of about 14 million, rising to nearly 20 million during workdays, Tokyo is the quintessential metropolis. The city boasts an outstanding art and cultural scene, including libraries, museums, art galleries, historical archives and urban landmarks, as well as movies, theater, and drama from all over the world. The city is also a center of government and business, with the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Keidanren and the Japanese Diet making Tokyo their home. Tokyo's location provides ready access to nearby Mt. Fuji, the historic shrines and temples of Nikko and Kamakura, and the hot springs of Hakone, as well as international destinations in Southeast Asia, Korea, and China.