Laptop rental for current Sophia students

Application deadline – 11:59pm Thursday, May 7, 2020(JST)

In additon to offering portable Wifi hotspot rental services as announced on April 22, the university will provide laptop rental services for students who are challenged with difficulties in preparing the required environment for Online Classes (PCs, tablet devices such iPads, etc.) by mid-Maydue to their financial circumstances, etc. However, please understand that the market is currently low on supply and the number of devices available are limited and that we may not be able to accommodate all requests.

We will limit rentals to students who are in urgent need of the service. Please refrain from applying if you already have the required environment but wish to apply just in case, already have plans to purchase a device but would prefer to rent one, or would like use a newer model than the one in your possession. Given these difficult times, we ask students to act in accordance to the educational spirit of “Men and Women for Others, with Others” so that the necessary devices can be delivered to those who need it.

In order to respond to the current emergency circumstances, we will offer a “three-month rental” plan. As it is not certain that how the situation will develop beyond the three-month period, while it is possible to join online classes with a smartphone, we strongly encourage you to take this opportunity to obtain your own PC so that you will be able to prepare reports.

Please Apply from “Application for laptop rental” under [Questionnaires] on Loyola
  • Application procedures: Please access “Application for laptop rental” under [Questionnaires] on Loyola
  • Deadline: 11:59pm, Thursday, May 7, 2020(JST)
  • Rental period: three months from mid-May
  • Fees: Rental fees will be free of charge / However, students will be asked to pay the shipping costs (3000-4000 yen) for delivery and return
  • *Students eligible to rent devices will individually receive notice in early May.
    (In case the number of applications exceeds the number of devices available, all applicants will be notified of the results of the screening.)
Contact and Consultation

If you require consultation, please contact the following email address. Please note that this contact is exclusively for the above mentioned rental services.

Please indicate your name, student ID, faculty/department (or graduate school/course) when you send your email. Consultations are limited to email because we are operating with minimal number of staff given the declaration of a state of emergency. Please allow a few days for us to respond.

Consultations should be made with: Sophia University laptop consultant
(with the cooperation of Sophia Campus Support)

wifi_rental-co[at] *change [at]→@

Sophia University

For Others, With Others