Housing Support

Sophia University offers its directly managed Sophia dormitories, designated dormitories, and recommended dormitories with fellow students, dorm managers and staffs to support your dormitory life. Sophia Campus Support (SCS) Co.,Ltd. also provides support through its network of real estate companies.

Sophia dormitories

※Due to the condition of facility, the university will not be accepting new applications to Sophia-Arrupe International Residence for the Fall Semester of 2024. For the time being, no visitors to Arrupe will be accepted.  

Soshigaya International House
Arrupe International Residence
Edagawa Men’s Dormitory

Sophia dormitories are student dorms owned and directly operated by the University. There are three of them, “Soshigaya International House,” “Arrupe International Residence,” and “Edagawa Men’s Dormitory,” with solid support for dorm life and activities so that students living away from home for the first time can feel safe and reassured.

General Information for Sophia dormitories

Soshigaya International House Arrupe International Residence Edagawa Men’s Dormitory
Male and Female Male and Female Male
Rooms 320 single rooms 180 rooms 78 rooms
Shared Facilities Kitchen, shower room, laundry room, prayer room, lounge, library, music room, Tatami room, cafeteria, tennis courts, gymnasium, training room, etc. Multi-purpose area, study room, theater room, vending machines, prayer room, sports studio, laundry room, etc. Community room, guest space, etc.
Access 4-24-1 Kami-Soshigaya, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

20 minutes by foot from Seijo Gakuen-Mae Station (Odakyu Line) or from Senkawa Station (Keio Line) (bus also available)

Approx. 50 minutes from the dorm to the University

33-7 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

1 minute by foot from Shinanomachi Station (JR Sobu Line)

Approx. 10 minutes from the dorm to the University

1-4-11 Edagawa, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo

10 minutes by foot to Toyosu Station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line)

Approx. 30 minutes from the dorm to the University

Dorm Life (Videos)

Soshigaya International House Facility Introduction
Arrupe International Residence Facility Introduction

Please refer to Web Piloti for detailed information for enrolled students.

Characteristics of Sophia dormitories

Sophia dormitories function not only as “place to live” but are positioned as “educational dormitories” where residents learn and grow in many ways through daily dormitory life.

Sophia dormitories Events

At Sophia dormitories, there are welcome events, cooking classes, and other events that the residents run. There are also events that are co-hosted with the local, as well as seminars about cultures of Japan and other parts of the world, social issues, SDGs, etc., or career seminars for residents. The various events are tailored to various needs or stages in student lives.

Living Group System

At the Soshigaya International House and Arrupe International Residence, residents form Living Groups as basic life community units that help them grow as humans through living together in a diverse environment. Each group names a Living Group Leader (LGL), who contributes to the fostering of dorm cultures as the representative of the dorm through supporting new residents, hosting seminars and social events and other activities.

Sophia Dormitory Study Tour
Being in an unpredictable era, it is important to acquire good insight and conceptual thinking ability. Also, to be able to cooperate with others while maximally demonstrating own strengths in diverse values and ways of thinking.
The Sophia Dormitory Study Tour is a unique educational program that provides students with opportunities to learn about social issues outside the campus. By interacting with those who directly deal with SDGs or social issues, participants seek solutions to the issues with each other. The program is open to all residents of Sophia dormitories with the aim to help them acquire skills that will be useful in the future.

Please refer to “Web Piloti” for detailed information for enrolled students.

Application to Sophia Dormitories

Sophia dormitories accept residents twice a year, during the Spring and Fall Application. Each dormitory will accept a small number of Japanese and non-Japanese students.

All applications to Sophia dormitories go through a screening process. Please be aware that there is no guarantee that all applicants will be admitted to the dormitories, depending on the capacity of the dormitory, application condition and so on. Even if you apply for Sophia dormitories, we recommend that applicants also consider designated dormitories, recommended dormitory, or general apartments for students etc.

Designated dormitories, recommended dormitory

Designated dormitories, recommended dormitory are those operated and run by student housing management company, etc. There are three designated dorms, “Higashi Nakano Dorm,” “Kasai International House,” and “Student Hall Luxlass,” and one recommended dorm “Lestonnac Izumi Kan.” Each accepts application and provide daily life support for students. The designated dorms only accept residents who are Sophia students, while recommended dorms also accept students from other universities.

General Information for designated dormitories, recommended dormitory

Higashi Nakano Dorm Kasai International House Student Hall Luxlass Lestonnac Izumi Kan
Female only Female only Male and Female Female only
Rooms 80 rooms 38 rooms 76 rooms 27 rooms
Shared Facilities Dining room, laundry room, etc. Dining room, public bath, private showers, laundry room, kitchen, etc. Cafeteria, delivery locker, etc. Cafeteria, lounge, laundry room, etc.
Access 2-6-9 Higashi Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo

6 to 7 minutes by foot from Higashi Nakano Station (JR Sobu Line) or Nakano Sakaue Station (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line)

8-15-14 Naka Kasai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo

9 minutes by foot from Kasai Station (Tokyo Metro Tozai Line)

27-16 Daikyocho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

7 minutes by foot from Shinanomachi Station (JR Sobu Line)

2-41-23 Izumi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo

15 minutes by foot from Honancho Station (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line)

Please refer to Web Piloti for detailed information for enrolled students.

Support for Finding Housing by Sophia Campus Support

Sophia Campus Support (SCS) Co.,Ltd., a company owned by our Sophia School Corporation, supports students with their housing service such as providing information regarding apartments for new students, etc.

If you can speak Japanese, please confirm here for information regarding support on finding accommodation.

If you cannot speak Japanese, please confirm here for information regarding affiliated real estate agencies having services provided in foreign languages.

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