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Sophia Soshigaya International House

Sophia Soshigaya International House

In April 2012, Sophia University opens the co-ed dormitory as an “International House” for foreign international students and Japanese students who come from distant homes; Sophia hopes that living in a community with multiple cultures and languages will enhance important aspects of human growth.
There is a live-in dormitory manager. Meals are not served, but a kitchen is available for shared use.

Basic Information

Housing Type Off-campus dormitory run by Sophia University for Sophia students
Address 4-24-1, Kami-soshigaya, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Room size Single, 15.08㎡
Commuting time to Sophia

Total: about 50 minutes

Sophia Soshigaya International House
→20 min. walk to Odakyu Line, Seijo-gakuen-mae Station (buses are also available)

Seijo-gakuen-mae Station
→20 min. Odakyu Line (rapid train) to Shinjuku Station

Shinjuku Station
→5 min. JR Chuo Line (rapid train) to Yotsuya Station

Student Commuter pass - 5,770 JPY / 1 month
- 16,460 JPY / 3 months
- 31,190 JPY / 6 months
Meals No meal service provided
Methods of Payment A remittance should be done in Japanese Yen currency and made from a bank within Japan or by telegraphic transfer (if you are sending fees from overseas) to the designated bank account before the deadline(details will be informed after the selection).
* Handling fees in connection with this remittance will be responsibility of the student.

EXPENSES (Approximate costs before arrival are listed)

〔One semester student〕
Total period of stay at housing 4 months
〔One year student〕
Total period of stay at housing 10 months
You may choose Lump Sum Payment or Separate Payment type.
  4 months   Lump Sum payment Separate Payment
Dorm admission fee (non-refundable) ¥20,000 Dorm admission fee (non-refundable) ¥40,000 ¥40,000
Deposit (refundable) NONE Deposit (refundable) ¥40,000 ¥40,000
Rent (¥40,000 per month) ¥160,000 Rent (¥40,000 per month) ¥400,000
(for 10 months)
(for first 6 months)
Total ¥180,000 Total ¥480,000 ¥320,000

*For one year students who choose the separate payment, invoice for the second semester will be sent in the beginning of December for Spring semester, and beginning of July for Autumn semester respectively.

Other anticipated dormitory fees required after your arrival

Rent for your arrival month (Daily payment) Daily cost will be announced later
Utilities Cost Monthly usage for electricity and water
Internet Need to arrange and pay by yourself
Installation fee: approx.3000 JPY,
Monthly fee: approx. 3000 JPY/month
Bedding Rental (optional) Cost will be announced later


The housing contract will be concluded for the following periods;
For one-year students (period of stay =10 months)
 Spring: from April 1 to January 31 of the following year
 Autumn: from arrival date (mid-September) to July 31 of the following year
For one-semester students (period of stay = 4 months)
 Spring: from April 1 to July 31
 Autumn: from arrival date (mid-September) to January 31 of the following year

Dormitory office opens daytime (8:00 to 20:00 weekdays and 9:00-18:00 weekends and holidays) . It closes several days from late December to January 4. The manager will not be available, but students can stay at the dormitory.


The dormitory consists of variety of common spaces and private rooms.
・ Shared facilities:Cafeteria, Lounge, Gym, Tennis court, Music room, Kitchen, Shower room, Laundry room, Bicycle parking area

・ Private room furnishings:Air-conditioner, Bed, Desk, Chair, Closet, Bookshelf, Lighting, Desk lamp, Curtains, refrigerator, Washroom, Trash can

Please refer to this link for details.

Soshigaya (Room)


Soshigaya (Main Gate)

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