a. Kobe University Residential Facilities

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* Maximum period of residency: one year for single room, three years for married couple/family room.

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(1) Kobe University International Residence

The Kobe University International Residence, located on Port Island, was built in March 1981 as a residence hall for international students and researchers. In March 1986, a new annex was built. In March 2014, both buildings were totally renovated. The five-story reinforced concrete facility has 109 single rooms, 8 married couple rooms, and 4 family rooms. All rooms have unit bath, toilet, minikitchen and air-conditioner.

Monthly Rent  Single room: ¥18,000(D type), ¥21,000(E type)  Married Couple's room: ¥45,000(B type)  Family room: ¥49,000(A type)
Other Charges  Electricities, water and utilities (actual costs each), Cleaning fee to ready the room for the next occupant. (once only) [Cleaning fee: ¥11,000(D type), ¥12,000(E type), ¥20,000(B type), ¥27,000(A type)]

Common
facilities 

Common room, laundry, library, Japanese-style (tatami) room, meeting room
Individual facilities

Desk, chair, bed, wardrobe, shoe box, desk lamp, IH-hob, mini-refrigerator *Vary according to room type.

Floor Plan
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For Singles (Type D) 13.00m2
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For Singles (Type E) 16.64m2
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For Couples (Type B) 40.56m2
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For Families (Type A) 51.63m2
Commute  40-50 min. by Port-liner and Hankyu train
Address 2-4-2 Mitnatojima Nakamachi, Chuo-Ku, Kobe, 650-0046 [MAP]
Transportation Fee To Rokkodai Campus, ¥12,000~/month
Application Apply at the Academic/Student Affairs Section of the respective faculties in July and January

(2) Kobe University Sumiyoshi International Student House

The Kobe University Sumiyoshi International Student House was built in March 1997 to provide a good environment for study and to promote international exchange. The five-story reinforced concrete facility is a residence where Japanese and international students live and study together. There are 41 single rooms (30 rooms for male, 11 rooms for female) in the residence available for international students only.

Monthly Rent  Rent: ¥4,700 / Common-area charge: ¥3,300
Other Charges Water charge: Added to common-area charge by every 2 months. Electricity: Individually contract with Kansai Electric Power Co.,Inc. Resident counsil membership fee.
Common facilities Meeting room, kitchen, laundry room (washing machine and dryer), bathroom, shower room *No dining room
Individual facilities Desk, chair, bed, wardrobe, air-conditioner, shoe boxes, toilet, plug socket for internet connection, minikitchen
Floor Plan

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For Singles 12m2

Commute 40-50 min. either on foot or by bus and train
Address 7-3-1 Sumiyoshi-Yamate, Higashinada-ku, Kobe 658-0063 [MAP]
Transportation Fee To Rokkodai Campus, ¥7,000/month
Application Apply at the Academic/Student Affairs Section of the respective faculties in July and January

(3) Kobe University Sumiyoshi Residence (men's dormitory)

The Kobe University Sumiyoshi Residence was built in October 1960 to provide a study-friendly environment for students. The renovation of all the rooms was completed in March 2014. The four-story reinforced concrete facility is a residence where Japanese and international students live and study together. There are 5 single rooms in the residence available for male international students only. All rooms have unit bath, toilet, minikitchen and air-conditioner.

Monthly Rent  ¥18,000 / Common-area charge: ¥2,600 
Other Charges Water charge: Added to common-area charge by every 2 months. Electricity: Individually contract with Kansai Electric Power Co.,Inc. Resident council membership fee.
Common facilities  Study room, library, meeting room, laundry, training gym *No dining room
Individual facilities Desk, chair, bed, wardrobe, shoe boxes, plug socket for internet connection
Floor Plan

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For Singles 12m2

Commute 40-50 min. either on foot or by bus and train
Address 7-3-1 Sumiyoshi-Yamate, Higashinada-ku, Kobe 658-0063 [MAP]
Transportation Fee To Rokkodai Campus, ¥7,000/month
Application  Apply at the Academic/Student Affairs Section of the respective faculties in July and January

(4) International House (Fukae area), for Married Couples and Families Only

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Rent Married Couple room: ¥9,500
Family room: ¥11,900
Other Charges Electricities, water and gas (actual costs each), Garbage disposal fee: ¥1,200/month, Cleaning fee to ready the room for the next occupant. (once only) [Cleaning fee: ¥37,800(Couple room), ¥43,200(Family room)]
Individual facilities (Married couple room) Refrigerator, washing/dryer machine, cupboard, telephone, bed, dinner table/chairs
  (Family room) Refrigerator, washing/dryer machine, cupboard, telephone, bed, dinner table/chairs, bookshelf, desk, chair, child's bed, desk and chair
Floor Plan:
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For Couples 39.3m2
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For Families 50.50m2
Commute To Rokkodai Campus, about 50 min. by train and bus
To Fukae Campus, about 8 min on foot
Address 1-4-50 Motoyama-minami-machi, Higasi-Nada-ku, Kobe 658-0015 [MAP]
Transportation Fee To Fukae Campus (Faculty of Maritime Sciences), 300 meters.
To Rokkodai Campus: ¥15,000/month
Application Apply at the Academic/Student Affairs Section of the respective faculties in July and January

(5) Hakuo Dormitory (Fukae area)

There are 20 single tooms in the residence available for international students only (16 rooms for male, 4 rooms for female). One unit consists of 4 separate rooms.

Monthly Rent  ¥5,900
Other Charges  Water and electricity charge (including rental fee for bedclothes, laundry charge for sheets and cleaning fee): ¥17000/month. Resident council membership fee.
Common facilities

(inside of the unit) Meeting room, kitchen, bathroom, laundry room 

Individual facilities  Desk, bookshelf, chair, bed, bedclothes, wardrobe, air-conditioner, toilet, plug socket for internet connection, cable TV (¥3,980/month)
Floor Plan 

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For Singles 17.5m2

Commute To Rokkodai Campus, about 50 min. by train and busTo Fukae Campus, about 10min. on foot
Address 1-4-50 Motoyama-minami-machi, Higasi-Nada-ku, Kobe 658-0015 [MAP]
Transportation Fee To Fukae Campus (Faculty of Maritime Sciences), 300 meters.To Rokkodai Campus: ¥15,000/month
Application Apply at the Academic/Student Affairs Section of the respective faculties in July and January

(6) Kokui Residence

Kokui Residence was built in 1966 as the Japanese male students' residence. It has been reinforced with earthquake-resistant construction and reopened as the international and Japanese students unisex residence in October 2011. The five-story reinforced concrete facility has 109 rooms for international students. All rooms have unit bath, toilet, minikitchen and air-conditioner.

Monthly Rent  Rent: ¥18,000 / Common-area charge: ¥3,400 
Other Charges Entrance Charge: ¥20,000 (Once only) Water charge: Added to common-area charge by every 2 months. Electlicity: Individually contract with Kansai Electric Power Co.,Inc.
Common facilities  Study room, meeting room, Japanese style room, laundy
Individual facilities  Desk, chair, folding bed, wardrobe, shoe boxes, plug socket for internet connection
Floor Plan: 

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For Singles 12m2

Commute To Rokkodai Campus, 30 min. on foot or 20 min. by bus
Address 3-2-33, Takao-dori, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-0813 [MAP]
Transportation Fee To Rokkodai Campus: ¥8,000/month (Bus)
Application Apply at the Academic/Student Affairs Section of the respective faculties in July and January

Contact information: (about residences for international students)

International Exchange Division, KOBE UNIVERSITY
1-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe 650-8501 Japan
Tel. +81 (78) 803-5264
E-mail: intl-ryulife@office.kobe-u. ac.jp

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