Soka University Philippines Office
Soka University was selected for the Top Global University Project initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2014. As one of its initiatives, the Soka University Overseas Office in the Philippines (University of the East - Soka University International Program Office) was established at the University of the East Caloocan campus on August 14, 2018. The office provides information and advice to students in the Philippines who are considering studying in Japan, while also assisting Soka University students studying in the Philippines. The office also works on various activities such as strengthening cooperation with partnering universities.
2021/03/16【March 28th, 2021】Online Explanatory Session for Soka University Undergraduate English Medium Program Admissions for International Students
2018/08/29Opening of the Soka University Office in the Philippines: Strengthening the Relationships with Partnering Universities
2017/03/15University signs academic exchange agreement with Philippines’ University of the East
- About SOKA University
【SOKA University Introduction movie】 A Global Hub for Humanistic Education 2020
- Undergraduate Faculties/Graduate Schools
English Medium Programs
- Global Education
Challenges and Outlook for a Top Global University
Read about Soka University's initiatives, its achievements, and the future outlook and also interviews with the Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and an international student studying at the University.
Becoming a Global Hub Fostering Creative Global Citizens to Lead a Diverse Society
Global Leaders Driving the Next Generation (International student interview)
- International Exchanges
Academic ExchangesSoka University concluded an exchange agreement between the University of the Philippines, Philippines in 1988 and has been developing friendship with 8 universities eversince to develop and promote friendly exchanges in the Philippines. The University has concluded academic exchange agreements with 223 universities in 61 countries and regions (as of January 2020), and in addition to the student exchange study abroad programs, it has been accelerating its student and faculty exchanges as well as research exchanges through programs such as the double degree programs and short-term exchange programs. Approximately 900 Japanese students experience studying abroad each year and approximately 800 international students study at the University.
Exchange Partners in the Philippines*: Universities with student exchange programs
- February 2018: The 1st Ikeda Symposium "Harnessing the Values of Peace for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth"
- February 2019: The 2nd Ikeda Symposium "Mainstreaming Youth Participation in Peace, Human Rights and Environmental Protection"
International Exchange Partners
Philippines OfficeUniversity of the East - Soka University International Program Office
Location: Room 212, 2nd floor, UE-Tan Yan Kee Academic Building University of the East,
Caloocan campus 105 Samson Road, Caloocan City
SOKA University CampusSoka University is located in Hachioji, a suburb of Tokyo and major university community, and founded on the principles of humanistic education. Standing among the verdant forests of the Tama foothills, the spacious, 810,000-square meter campus represents an ideal environment for scholarship and for the fostering of genuinely capable, contributive individuals.
For Undergraduate ProgramsUnder construction
For Preparatory Japanese Language Program (Bekka)/Non-degree ProgramUnder construction
For Philippines Office
Q. What are the opening hours for the Philippines Office？A. Normally, the Soka University Philippines Office is open from Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm for pick-up of brochures or submission of application forms. Face to face consultation is every Thursday. Other days can be arranged upon prior appointment.
*The office will be closed for an indefinite period of time due to the expansion of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Please contact us via mail to arrange consultation online.
Q. In which languages do the office operate in?A. Filipino and English.
Q. I want to consult about studying at Soka University. Who and how should I contact?A. Please contact the Philippines Office via email.
Q. Do you provide any support in obtaining visa etc.?A. If you are accepted to a program, a Certificate of Eligibility will be sent to you from the Soka University International Affairs Office. Please apply for your visa at the Japanese embassy in your country. You will need to apply on your own but we can give advices as support.
Due to COVID-19, there may be some changes in the application processes, so please make sure to check the website of the Japanese embassy of your country and/or contact the Soka University International Affairs Office.
Q. I want to learn more about Soka University. Do you have events such as explanatory meetings or open-house? Also, I have plans to visit Japan and want to visit Soka University. Are campus tours available?A. There are plans of having an entrance exam orientations in various universities in the Philippines.
Official announcements will be posted on the Philippines Office NEWS and/or the Soka University website.
Campus tours are currently not available due to COVID-19.
You can take a virtual tour of the campus from this link.
Q. What is the university's primary contact in Japan?