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Private Dormitories and Residences

  • Updated on March 1, 2016

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The dormitories and residences managed by private organizations for international students. Selection is conducted by screening of application documents and by interview. Due to the popularity of these residences, not all applicants can be accepted.

Hyogo International Students House (Chuo-ku, Kobe)

Eligibility

International students enrolled in universities, junior colleges and special training colleges in Hyogo Prefecture.
*Residential period is less than the shortest term of study (until the end of the semester).

Number of rooms

38 for married couple
159 for single

Rent

[for married couple] ¥35,000 (+admission fee:¥70,000)
[for single] ¥35,000 (+admission fee: ¥35,000)

Application period

As needed

Application Method

Apply through the respective faculties.

Kobe International Student Center Housing (Nishi-ku, Kobe)


Eligibility

International undergraduate, graduate or research students enrolled in universities in Kobe City. Residents are encouraged to take an active part in international exchange activities.

Number of rooms

77 for single

Rent

[for married couple]
Self-supporting: ¥39,000
Government supported: ¥45,000
(+maintenance fee: ¥25,000)

[for single]
Self-supporting: ¥24,000
Government-supported: ¥30,000
(+maintenance fee: ¥20,000)

Application period

Please refer to

Application Method

Apply through the respective faculties.

Kinoshita Kinen Jigyo Kobe Students’ Dormitory (Chuo-ku, Kobe)*2

Eligibility

International full-time undergraduate and graduate students except for the freshmen soon after arrival

Number of rooms

80 for single male
64 for single female

Rent

Gratis

Application period

around Nov.

Application Method

Apply through the respective faculties.

Kinoshita Kinen Jigyo Ashiya Female Residence (Hirata-cho, Ashiya)*2

Eligibility

International full-time undergraduate and graduate students except for the freshmen soon after arrival

Number of rooms

8 for single female only

Rent

Gratis

Application period

around Nov.

Application Method

Apply through the respective faculties.

Kinoshita Kinen Jigyo Ashiya-Hama Male Residence (Hirata-cho, Ashiya)*2

Eligibility

International full-time undergraduate and graduate students except for the freshmen soon after arrival

Number of rooms

12 for single male only

Rent

Gratis

Application period

around Nov.

Application Method

Apply through the respective faculties.

Kinoshita Kinen Jigyo Koshien Female Residence (Koshien, Nishinomiya)*2

Eligibility

International full-time undergraduate and graduate students except for the freshmen soon after arrival

Number of rooms

18 for single female only

Rent

Gratis

Application period

around Nov.

Application Method

Apply through the respective faculties.

Kinoshita Kinen Jigyo Kobe Scholarship Dormitory (Kano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe)*2

Eligibility

International full-time undergraduate and graduate students except for the freshmen soon after arrival (*Exclude MEXT and Foreign Government Scholarship Students)

Number of rooms

20 for single male only / 2 for each country

Rent

¥23,000 (Admission fee: ¥50,000)
Utility fees are own expense

Application period

As needed basis

Application Method

Apply at International Student Exchange Division

Wakaba Jutaku (Wakaba-cho, Ashiya)*1

Eligibility

For family, married couple or single (Sharing a room is not allowed.)
Residential period: more than 2 years (the room must be vacated when graduating)

Number of rooms

3LDK

Rent

Deposit: ¥125,600 (amount of 2 months of regular rent.)
¥53,740/month (incl. maintenance fee) + utility charges

Application period

As needed basis

Application Method

Apply at International Student Exchange Division

Gakushu Shorei Ryo

Eligibility

International undergraduate and graduate students (incl. exchange students) enrolled in Kobe University.
Please see the details here.

Number of rooms

For single

Rent

¥48,000 (over 91 days)
*incl. 2 meals/day and furnished

Application period

As needed basis

Application Method

Apply at International Student Exchange Division
Application Form: ≤ 90days, ≥ 91days

*1: A student mustjoin Comprehensive Renters' Insurance for Foreign Students in Japan.
*2: A student musthave a guarantor.