Dormitory for International students

In order to provide a safe and comfortable learning environment, Soka University operates International Student Dormitory, and Domestic and International Student Dormitory for international students. Priority is given to students who are enrolled in the Preparatory Language Program, Undergraduate Non-degree Program, and exchange students who are unable to lease apartments due to their visa status. Administrators and student staff members (including Japanese students) are stationed at the dormitories to provide assistance to and for the security of resident international students.
Soka University’s objective is not only to provide for the optimal learning environment, we hope that students from around the world will prove to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build lifelong friendships and interact with people from diverse cultures on a daily basis.

Information regarding the terms and conditions of residence for each of the dormitories is sent directly to exchange and international students accepted into Soka University following their entrance examination results.

Hoyu Dormitory

Capacity: 64 residents (Two occupants per room)

Hoyu Dormitory

A facility for male students, Hoyu Dormitory consists of four four-block buildings in which one in four blocks of every building is allocated for international students (for a total of four blocks). This structure was designed to maximize the opportunities for students from abroad not only to meet and become friends with other international students, but also with fellow Japanese students.

Residents of the men’s dormitory are encouraged to participate in Sun-Sun Sports Festival held in May each year.

  • Room facilities: Closet, desk, chair, bed, and air conditioner
  • Shared facilities: Lounge, kitchen, Japanese-style room, shower, bath, multipurpose room, and washing machines (100 yen per wash), drying machines (100 per dry)

Yuko Dormitory

Capacity: 90 residents (Two occupants per room)

Yuko Dormitory

Yuko Dormitory is a Domestic and International Student Dormitory for male students. All the male international students in the Faculty of International Liberal Arts will reside in Yuko dormitory. While 90% of the students are international students in the international students block in Hoyu Dormitory, 70% of the students in Yuko dormitory are Japanese, and international students and Japanese students share the same room. Exchange students and students in the Preparatory Japanese Language Program and the Non-degree program can also apply to this dormitory.

  • Room facilities: closet, bed, desk, chair, air conditioner
  • Shared facilities: lounge, kitchen, Japanese-style rooms, shower, bath, multipurpose room, washing machines (100 yen per wash), drying machines (100 yen per dry)

Cosmos Dormitory

Capacity: 80 residents (Single occupant per room)

Cosmos Dormitory

A facility for female international students, the Cosmos Dormitory also serves as the site for a special festival at which students from countries around the world come together and participate in various social events to promote friendship and cross-cultural understanding.

  • Room facilities: Closet, desk, chair, bed, and air conditioner
  • Shared facilities: Lounge, kitchen, Japanese style room, shower, bath, multipurpose room, and washing machines (100 yen per wash), drying machines (100 yen per dry)

Sunflower Hall

Capacity: 40 residents (Single occupant per room)

Sunflower Hall

A facility for female international students, the Sunflower Hall holds a “Happy Meeting” every month, a friendly gathering in which residents cook and share ethnic dishes as a way to promote friendship and cross-cultural understanding.

  • Room facilities: Closet, desk, chair, bed, and air conditioner
  • Shared facilities: Lounge, kitchen, Japanese style room, shower, bath, multipurpose room, and washing machines (100 yen per wash), drying machines (100 per dry)

Soshun Dormitory

Capacity: 90 residents (two occupants per room)

Soshun Dormitory

Soshun dormitory is a Domestic and International Student Dormitory for female students. All the female international students in the Faculty of International Liberal Arts will reside in Soshun dormitory. Students in the Preparatory Japanese Language Program and the Non-degree program can also apply to this dormitory

While more than 90% of the students are international students in Cosmos and Sunflower Hall, more than 70% of the students in Soshun dormitory are Japanese, and international students and Japanese students share the same room.

  • Room facilities: closet, desk, chair, bed, air conditioner
  • Shared facilities: lounge, kitchen, Japanese-style room, bath, multi-purpose room, washing machines (100 yen per wash), drying machines (100 yen per wash)