Sophia University

Campus Life Sophia Soshigaya International House

Learning through community life in a multicultural environment

Sophia University began operating Sophia Soshigaya International House in April 2012 as a dormitory consisting of residential areas (separate men’s areas and women’s areas) and the co-ed shared area. Residents have opportunities to meet people of different cultures and language backgrounds in the House. In order to facilitate the personal growth of the international and Japanese students living together, SSIH has established a unique community system called “Living Group” since 2014. SSIH also has maintained the links with the local community to develop international understanding and cultural interaction.

Feature & Concept

The House operates under its educational principles, which are expressed in the "Mission" and "Vision of the House" as follows. The members of the House are required to actively participate in maintaining its order, in the House events and in its exchange activities, as well as complying with regulations and rules of the House.


"Men and Women for Others, with Others"
Sophia Soshigaya International House is a home that aims to bring up persons of global competency, guided by Sophia University's vision: “Character Building through Christian Humanism” and “Sophia - Bringing the World Together”


Students who live in this House may:
・Help each other, as a family with unity and responsibility
・Live together understanding and accepting all differences
・Become leading agents of creating the culture, atmosphere and order of the House

Living Group

We have organized the Living Group system to practice the above mentioned vision of the Soshigaya International House and which is exactly what Sophia University expects in this House. 20 Living Groups have been established, consisting of around 15 members with different nationality and language as a premise that all residents should participate in it. There is one Living Group Leader (LGL) in each group. LGLs represent the residents and work with Center for Student Affairs as partner to build better dormitory. In collaboration with the Center for Student Affairs, LGL should facilitate activities of Living Group to practice the vision and mission of the dormitory as well as carrying out of various activities.

Regulation and living guide

The below contents are about the rule and regulation as well as living guide of the House.

Sophia Soshigaya International House Guideline(161.43 KB)

Please check the contents carefully before apply.

Sophia Soshigaya International House Living Guide(405.19 KB)

Please check the contents carefully before apply.

Facilities & Room Layout

The maximum period of occupancy is 2 years. On condition that the Director determines that such action is appropriate, the length of agreement may be extended.
Internet is provided in single, couple and family room. Rent fee includes Internet fee.

Residential wings A -D (single rooms): five stories/320 rooms…15. 08㎡
Residential wing E (family rooms): two or three stories/seven rooms…56.50㎡ (2LDK)
Residential wing G (couple rooms): three stories /four rooms…40. 58㎡ (1LDK)

Couple and Family rooms are available only for married international students. Please take a look at Pamphlet for Couple and Family rooms (208.71 KB)for more information and contact us to confirm the availability.

Manager stays inside the dorm. No meal service provided.


House fee
  Single Couple Family  
Monthly rent  45000 yen  62000 yen  72000yen  Per month
 Deposit  42000 yen  60000 yen  72000 yen  Once when you move in (normally refunded at your leave)
 Entrance fee  42000 yen 60000 yen  72000 yen  Once when you move in (Non-refundable)


Location: 4-24-1 Kamisoshigaya, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 157-0065
Maximum Capacity: 320 single rooms, 7 couple rooms, 4 family rooms
Structure: RC 5 storey
Completion: 1993 (Reformed in 2012)
Transportation: One hour to Yotsuya Campus; twenty minutes' walk from Seijogakuen-mae Station on the Odakyu line or from Sengawa Station on the Keio line.
Facilities: lounge, auditorium, conference rooms, study room,library, multipurpose room, tatami room; music room; room for prayer, cafeteria (with beverage vending machines), big kitchen (next to cafeteria); tennis court, gymnasium, training room; kitchens, laundry rooms (with coin-operated washers and dryers), shower rooms.

Application Information

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Dorm visit for applicants is reservation-only.
Please contact the local office to reserve a time slot.
Soshigaya International House Office: 03-5384-1201