※Due to the condition of facility, the university will not be accepting new applications to Sophia-Arrupe International Residence for the Spring Semester of 2024. For the time being, we are not accepting visitors. We apologize to those who have considered applying to Arrupe International Residence for the Spring 2024. Please also refer to our other information on housing search support.

Q. Is it possible to take a visit to Sophia Dormitories?

A. Yes, it is possible. The local offices accept dorm visits so please make a call or email us for more information.

Contact of dorm offices
Arrupe International Residence:03-3351-1028; E-mail: dorm-arrupe-ofc@sophia.ac.jp
Sophia Edagawa Men’s Dormitory:03-3615-8918; Email: dorm-edagawa-ofc@sophia.ac.jp
Soshigaya International House:03-5384-1201; E-mail: dorm-soshigaya-ofc@sophia.ac.jp

Q. Is there a screening process for application to the dormitory?

A. Applicants are selected based on the information provided in the online application form. 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 the directly managed dormitory, we recommend that applicants also consider designated dormitories, recommended dormitory, or general apartments for students etc.

Q. For spring move-in, there are two application periods. Is it possible that the second one will not be held because the first one receives full amount of residents?

A. Each of the application period has fixed number of acceptances so both will be held as announced. There will be no additional application period after the second one.

Q. Is it possible to apply for more than one dormitory (Arrupe International Residence, Soshigaya International House, Edagawa Men’s Dormitory)? Does applying to more than one dormitory cause disadvantage during the screening process?

A. Applying to more than one dormitory is possible without causing any disadvantage because screening is held separately for each of the dormitory.

Q. Is there a curfew at Sophia dormitories?

A. There is no curfew at any of the Sophia dormitory.

Q. Can I invite my friend to the dormitory?

A. There is space on the first floor in each dormitory where visitors can come in a certain time period. Please check the details of the rules of each dormitory.

Q. Is it possible to smoke inside the dormitory?

A. Smoking is prohibited on the grounds of all Sophia dormitories.

Q. Is there any bicycle parking space inside the dormitory?

A. There is one parking area for each resident. It is not possible to park motorbike. Please note, there is no bicycle parking area in the campus so please do not use bicycle to commute to the university.

Q. Do male and female residents stay separately in the residential area? (Arrupe International Dormitory, Soshigaya International House)

A. Both of the dormitories are for male and female. However, there is separation for male and female in the residential area. No entrance is allowed to the area of the opposite sex.

Q. The application information says that the maximum period of occupancy is 2 years and extension of period of stay is decided after screening by the director of Center for Student Affairs. Does it mean that student can only stay in the dormitory in a maximum of 2 years?

A. Before the end of your contract, we will make confirmation with you if you want to extend the period or not. If you want to, screening will be held and notice of result (accepted or unaccepted) will be made.

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