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    Sophia University, is considered one of the top private research universities in Japan. According to the Times Higher Education, Sophia has the 17th place in its 2019 Japanese University Rankings. Sophia has international students from 77 countries. It also has forged agreements with 298 overseas universities in 59 countries. It also possesses student exchange programs with several other top universities throughout the world, including Georgetown University, Yale University, The University of Georgia, Sogang University, Hong Kong University, and the University of Cologne. Before 1957, the university only admitted male students to degree programs, but the numbers of male and female students are now more or less equal. Sophia’s alumni are referred to as "Sophians"; they include the 79th Prime Minister of Japan, Morihiro Hosokawa, several politicians represented in the National Diet of Japan, and professors at various institutions.

    Accommodations near Sophia University
    The city offers well-furnished student accommodation Tokyo, built for student living specifically catering to their needs, enabling them to enjoy onsite amenities like common room, fully-equipped shared kitchen, wardrobe, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi access, TV room, games room, swimming pool, courtyard, and security features like card based entry and CCTV surveillance. The student accommodation has a strategic location very close to university campuses and other places of interest and tourist spots to explore in the city. 

    The Types of Student Accommodations 
    There are one to two bedroom shared living spaces with individual beds available for each resident. Other areas like kitchen, lounge, and washrooms are usually shared by the occupants. To ensure that the students don’t worry about mundane chores like dishwashing, laundry, and cooking, some accommodations facilitate a dishwasher, card-operated laundry machines, and breakfast or lunch facilities. Students can enjoy their stay and watch their favourite movies and shows on the TV for a much needed break from studies. 

    When to Look for Accommodations near University?
    After securing enrollments, students can begin their search and check out University Living, a global student housing marketplace for properties that ensure better living and more comfort. Students can look for affordable homes that meet the highest of standards and are student specific that cater to student needs at large. 

    Where are the Accommodations Located?
    Minamimotomachi Shinjuku-ku area has lots of purpose-built student accommodations located with rental prices which are easily manageable to the pocket. The area is well-connected to the city via public transport, with several bus stops in the vicinity.. This will help you cut down on both money and time when traveling around the city. Students can also board trains from nearby Shinanomachi station which makes it furthermore easy to explore the rest of the country during their higher studies in Tokyo. 

    How Close are the Accommodations to the University?
    The student accommodations in Tokyo near Sophia University have bike accessibility and the nearest bus stop is just a 8-minutes’ walk away and the Shinanomachi station is just 7-minutes’ walk away from the residence. Most of the economical living spaces and PBSAs are located within close proximity to make daily commute hassle-free, time saving, and economical.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the different types of accommodation?
    University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.

    What are the different types of rooms?
    The major room types are:

    Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces.

    Ensuite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared.

    Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.

    How do I know my accommodation is safe?
    All properties listed by University Living are personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each accommodation has foolproof safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.

    Does my accommodation offer meals?
    Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!

    Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
    Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.

    Is there Wi-Fi?
    Yes, all our accommodation have strong internet connectivity.

    Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
    Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.

    What items should I bring while moving in?
    Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!

    What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
    We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.

    Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
    Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception to report any issues.

    Do I have to vacate my room during holidays?
    Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period!