Application Information for Fall 2023 (Updated on May 15, 2023)

May 15, 2023 Application Information for Fall 2023 Released

Fall 2023 applications for Sophia dormitories (Sophia Soshigaya International House, Sophia-Arrupe International Residence, Sophia Edagawa Men’s Dormitory) will be accepted under the following conditions.

Applicant eligibility

The following current or incoming students at Sophia University are eligible to apply: Degree students (Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students); Non-Degree Students; Foreign Special Research Students; Research Students.

-Applicant should understand that dormitory is a place of community life and live together with consideration and respect for others; comply with the Mission, Vision, various systems, and regulations of each dormitory; Japanese laws, and manners. In addition, applicant will communicate and exchange with other residents while taking action to solve problems that arise in our daily dormitory life.

-Applicant must agree with the condition that residents are not allowed to smoke in Sophia dormitories (No smoking room is provided). Applicant must fully understand that the dormitory is located in a ward where smoking in public spaces is prohibited. Applicant must obey the non-smoking regulations.

-Since the residents’ rooms are not completely soundproofed, there is a certain amount of noise from daily life and activities. In addition, due to the geographical situation in Tokyo, it may be necessary to take measures against humidity in the dormitory. Students should apply to the dormitory with the understanding of this type of living environment.

-The university is taking various measures to prevent and stop the spread COVID-19.
Applicant should follow the instructions of the university when possibility of infection of applicant or people around is confirmed.
(E.g., Applicant follows our instructions regarding room change or staying inside the quarantine place)
Moreover, applicant should follow rules and manners to prevent COVID-19 infection at Sophia dormitories.

Number of accepted students

Each dormitory will accept a small number of Japanese and non-Japanese students.
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.

Application schedule

Application period: From 9 a.m. June 20 (Tue.), 2023 to 9 a.m. June 28 (Thu.), 2023 (JST)
Notice of result: July 14 (Fri.), 2023 ※We recommend all applicants to consider designated dormitories, recommended dormitory, or general apartments for students etc. at the same time, as the notification of results will be closer to the semester starting time.

-Application schedule is in Japan time. No application is accepted after the application period.

-Students who are accepted to Sophia University before the end of dorm application period will be eligible for the screening process. Please be advised that applicants who have not received the results of their entrance examinations by the last day of application, or whose results were “Conditional Acceptance” will not be eligible for the selection process. We recommend those applicants to apply on the next application period for the 2024 Spring semester moving-in, or to consider designated dormitories, recommended dormitory, or general apartments for students etc.

-There will be no disadvantages in screening process regardless of the time of application, student status, year of admission (incoming /current students and so on).

-As a tentative schedule, the successful applicants will be able to move-in into the dormitory during the designated moving-in period from Friday, September 15 to Wednesday, September 20, 2023. The schedule for this designated moving-in period (a finalized one) will be announced at the time of notification of acceptance. Please follow the instructions from the university in case you are required to take quarantine outside the dormitory for a prescribed period as specified by the university when entering Japan from abroad due to an infectious disease outbreak such as COVID-19.

-Please note that there will be no additional application period for the 2023 Fall semester moving-in other than the above schedule.

-The next application will be for the 2024 Spring semester moving-in. As a tentative schedule, the next application information will be posted around December 2023.


Screening will be based on the online application form contents while considering the Ideal image of Sophia dormitory residents. (No interview will be held)
Information regarding the selection process, including the reasons for the acceptance or rejection results of this selection process, will not be disclosed and we will not be able to respond to any related inquiries.
Below is the content of the online application form. Due to the Internet and equipment environment, it is recommended that you prepare your answers in advance before entering the information, as the answer data may be lost during the entry process.

Ideal image of Sophia dormitory residents

-Students who can be engaged in the planning and organizing of events and exchanges among residents in the dormitory.
-Students who have clear ideas for the vitalization of the dormitory, and who can utilize their experience such as in international exchange and community life to help create an active educational dormitory.
-For dormitories with a mission and vision, students who understand the mission and vision, can put them into practice in concrete ways, and can take a leadership role in dormitory operations.

Application form

Please be sure to check the rules, regulations and facilities etc. of each dormitory before applying.

Application form:

※Application can be made via above online form. After your submission, we will send the confirmation that we received your application to your email within 3 working days. If you do not receive our confirmation email, your application may not be completed. Therefore, please fill in the form again or contact us via below email.


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