• Soka University Thai Office

Soka University Thai 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 Thailand (Thammasat University-Soka University Liaison Office) was established at the Thammasat University on June 28, 2016. 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.

About SOKA University
Undergraduate Faculties/Graduate Schools

Undergraduate Faculties

Graduate Schools

English Medium Programs

Global Education
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 Exchanges

Soka University concluded an exchange agreement between Chulalongkorn University, Thailand in 1975 and has been developing friendship with 4 universities eversince to develop and promote friendly exchanges in Thailand. The University has concluded academic exchange agreements with 246 universities in 66 countries and regions (as of June 2023), 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 he 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 Thailand

*: Universities with student exchange programs 


  • August 17, 2017:
    The 1st Thammasat University - Soka University Joint Seminar (at Thammasat University)
           Theme: “Philosophies of peace and coexistence”
  • June 28, 2018:
    The 2nd Thammasat University – Soka University Joint Seminar (at Soka University)
           Theme: “Pedagogy for Student-Centered Teaching and Transforming Knowledge into Wisdom Toward Peace”
  • August 22, 2019:
    The 3rd Thammasat University – Soka University Joint Seminar (at Thammasat University)
          Theme: “Roles of Global Citizen Education for Sustainable Development and Peace Promotion”
  • September 29, 2020:
    The 4th Thammasat University – Soka University Joint Seminar (Online)
           Theme: “SDGs and Education”
  • February 14, 2022:
    The 5th Thammasat University – Soka University Joint Seminar (Online)
          Theme: “The Role of Liberal Arts Education During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic”

International Exchange Partners


Thai Office

Thammasat University-Soka University Liaison Office 

Location: Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University, 2 Prachan Road, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Phone: +66-(0)98-552-5925 *May not be able to answer during office closure.

Email: SOKA_Thai_office-gr★soka-u.jp   *Please change "★" to "@" 

SOKA University Campus

Soka 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 Programs

For FAQs regarding undergraduate programs, please see here.

For Graduate Programs

For FAQs regarding graduate programs (for Economics, Letters and International Peace Studies), please see here.

For inquiries regarding the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, please contact the Graduate School office through the inquiries form.

For Preparatory Japanese Language Program (Bekka)/Non-degree Program

For details, please see this website.

For Thai Office

Q. What are the opening hours for the Thai Office?
A. The opening hours depend on the day, so please contact us in advance before visiting.

*The office will be closed for an indefinite period of time due to the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
  Please contact us via email or phone to arrange consultation online or on phone.
Q. In which languages do the office operate in?
A. Thai, Japanese, and English.
Q. I want to consult about studying at Soka University. Who and how should I contact?
A. Please contact the Soka University Thai Office via email or phone.
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. We hold entrance examination information meetings every year in Thailand.
      *Due to COVID-19, we may be holding the meetings online.

    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?
A. Please see the contact list for various inquiries.