Undergraduate Non-degree Program is designed for students from abroad that wish to take our regular undergraduate courses both within specialized and standardized courses. The program is most appropriate for those international students who are with the following conditions:
An academic year at Soka University consists of two semesters as indicated below, and students start the program in either April or September:
For each semester, course credits will be accredited upon completion of a 15-week coursework and corresponding examinations.
Certificate of Completion will be given if 7 or more courses per week are taken and 10 or more credits are earned.
Transcripts will be issued as follows:
Students will be placed in seven classes according to their placement test results: Basics (ES), Pre-Elementary (E0), Post-Elementary (E1), Pre-Intermediate (E2), Intermediate (E3), Post-intermediate (E4), and Advanced-level (E5).
For students from non-English-speaking countries to take electives taught in English, such as JAS (Japan-Asia Studies) courses, TOEFL iBT score of 71 or higher is required.
Students who have been placed in E4 or E5 level classes are allowed to take approved electives among the undergraduate courses.
* Some courses, such as “Japanese Traditional Culture”, are open to all students irrespective of their language proficiencies.
|Japanese Language Course
|Undergraduate electives (English)
|Undergraduate electives (Japanese)
|Below N5||○（ES）||○||Partially available|
|Below N5||○（E0）||○||Partially available|
|N5 equivalent||○（E1）||○||Partially available|
|N4 equivalent||○（E2）||○||Partially available|
|N3 equivalent||○（E3）||○||Partially available|
○Admissions Policy can be found here
*Students may be enrolled for up to four consecutive semesters.
Please note that the program does not offer an academic degree upon completion.