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Rental Guarantor System at Kobe University

  • Updated on March 1, 2016

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If international students cannot find a joint guarantor, Kobe University served as an institutional guarantor. However, the Rental Guarantor System at Kobe University was abolished on December 31, 2018.

Kobe University does not serve as an institutional guarantor for housing lease agreements.If it is necessary to have a guarantor for a lease contract, students are required to use a private guarantor company specified by the real estate agencies, etc.

The existing guarantor contracts under the current Rental Guarantor System at Kobe University will be continued throughout the remaining lease contract period or until graduation, as long as the contract is not changed.

 

To International Students currently using the Rental Guarantor System at Kobe University

  The existing guarantor contracts under the current Rental Guarantor System at Kobe University will be continued throughout the remaining lease contract period or until graduation, as long as the contract is not changed. Please confirm the current lease agreement and its insurance conditions.

  Please contact us immediately to complete the necessary procedures at the International Exchange Division in the following cases.
     ・When moving to a new residence
     ・When renewing current “Comprehensive Renters’ Insurance for Foreign Students Studying
       in Japan” before the expiration date.
     ・When there has been a change in the contract.
         (Ex. the change of housemate)
     ・When renewing or cancelling the lease contract of your residence.
     ・When there is a fire/water leak or other such problem.
     ・When graduating, completing a program or withdrawing from the university.
     ・When taking a leave of absence from the university.

 

     ◆Renewal procedure

       Contact the International Exchange Division and give your name and period of indemnity
       to enroll in (for six months/ one year/ two years) before the expiration date.
       Pay the insurance fee with the bill at the convenience store.
         * Period of indemnity and insurance fee:
             Six months 2,000 yen or One year 4,000 yen or Two years 8,000 yen

       The contract will be discharged when overdue. Each international student should make
       sure to renew his/her contract before the expiration date.
       The contract will also be discharged after the international student’s graduation
       or if he/she leaves without graduating.

       For more information concerning Comprehensive Renters' Insurance for Foreign Students
       Studying in Japan, please visit the website of Japan Educational Exchanges and Services.