The University has several types of residential housing for international students: International House, International Student House, student dormitories, and housing arranged by the Japan Student Services Organization, JASSO. Private accommodations such as apartments are also available near campus. Please consult with the International Exchange Center Office for details on housing.
The house is located in the Konodai Campus, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. It takes about 1 hour to Yushima Campus by bus and JR train.
This house is also located in the Konodai Campus, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. There are 50 single rooms only for Japanese and international female students.Please ask at the Student Support Section (called Gakusei-Shienka) for details.
The University has several types of residential housing for international students and the housing is arranged by the Japan Student Services Organization, JASSO.
The Center of JASSO is located in Odaiba, the famous Tokyo Bay area. It takes about 1 hour to Yushima Campus by Yurikamome-line and JR train.
Some private companies offer their dormitories for university's foreign students (either single or family use). Adequate Japanese language proficiency is required to reside in these dormitories. The information on these dormitories is posted at the International Exchange Center.
Please note that Monbukagakusho Scholarship students are not eligible to apply for such housing.
The Urban Renaissance Agency and Tokyo Metropolitan Housing Supply Cooperation have a supply of public accommodations. International students who receive a scholarship or regular income from temporary jobs (monthly income of approximately ¥150,000) can apply. Please make inquires directly.
•The Urban Renaissance Agency:
*Shinjuku Branch [TEL: 3347-4330]
*Ikebukuro Branch [TEL: 3989-8171]
*Shibuya Branch [TEL: 3780-7811]
•Tokyo Metropolitan Housing Supply Cooperation:
Many Japanese and international students live in private apartments. The monthly rent for a room with kitchen, bath and toilet will be approximately ¥70,000 in the middle of Tokyo and usually Japanese apartments are unfurnished. When you try to find an apartment for the first time, you had better be accompanied by either a Japanese student or an international student who has lived in Japan for a long time.
1.Information about Apartment Houses
You can get some information about apartment houses at the following offices:
•International Exchange Center Office or Advice Room
2.How to make a contract
When you find a suitable room, you have to make a provisional agreement with the landlord by paying some money called "Tetsukekin" or an advance. It will form a part of the expenses to be paid when you conclude a formal agreement. Also, you will need to have someone act as a guarantor.
When you make a formal agreement, you are required to pay a deposit (called "Shikikin", an amount equivalent to one or two months rent), key money (called "Reikin", an amount equivalent to one or two months rent), brokerage fee (an amount equivalent to one month rent) and rent for the first month. For some apartment leases, you do not need to pay key money. A deposit is required for repairs to the room, and the balance will be refunded to you. The key money and brokerage fees will normally not be returned.
Finally, when you leave the room to return home or to move to another place, please notify the landlord two months in advance. If you are late in making this notification, you will have to pay the rent for the next month.
3.Comprehensive Renter's Insurance
Please ask at the International Student Section for detailed information about this insurance.
•Help with Housing:
Useful tips on finding housing in Japan (from the University of Tokyo)