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  • Updated on March 16, 2016

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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. Fourteen single units, two couple units, and one family unit are available for Kobe University Visiting Researchers.

Rent

Unit Type Monthly Rent Daily Rent
Family Unit (A) ¥54,000 ¥1,800
Couple Unit (B) ¥50,000 ¥1,667
Single Unit (C) ¥31,000 ¥1,033
Single Unit (F) ¥33,000 ¥1,100

Other Charges

  • Cleaning charge to ready the unit for the next occupant (once only)
 Unit Type  B  F
 Charge  ¥27,000  ¥20,000  ¥14,000  ¥15,000

Residents are required to make the payment in cash in the first month.

  • Common service fee for electricity, water supplies, cleaning, and repair/maintenance to the common area. Water used in your unit is also included in Common service fee.
Unit Type   A  B
Charge   ¥8,200  ¥8,200  ¥4,200  ¥4,200
Charge per day   ¥273  ¥273  ¥140  ¥140
  • Utilities: electricity (monthly actual cost)

Common Facilities

Lobby, meeting room, study room, Japanese-style tatami room, common rooms, and laundry rooms

Individual Equipment

  • Single units are equipped with:
    air conditioner, single bed and mattress (bedding not included), wardrobe, desk and chair, desk lamp, mini-refrigerator, IH-hob (one zone), microwave, en-suite bathroom (shower, bath, sink, toilet), shoe box
  • Couple units are equipped with:
    air conditioner, double bed and mattress (bedding not included), wardrobe, desk and chair, desk lamp, refrigerator, IH-hob (two zones), microwave, en-suite bathroom (shower, bath, sink, toilet), shoe box, cupboard, dining table and chairs, lounge set, washer and dryer
  • Family units are equipped with:
    air conditioner, one double bed, one single bed and mattresses (bedding not included), wardrobe, desk and chair, desk lamp, refrigerator, IH-hob (two zones), microwave, bathroom (shower/bath), separate toilet/sink, shoe box, cupboard, dining table and chairs, lounge set, washer and dryer

Unit Layouts

  • Single Unit (Type C) 21.16 m²
  • Single Unit (type F) 23.00 m²
  • Couple Unit (Type B) 40.56 m²
  • Family Unit (Type A) 51.63 m²

Address

2-4-2 Minatojima Nakamachi, Chuo-Ku, Kobe, 650-0046 [MAP]
3-minute walk from Kita Futo Station (Port Liner)

Tenancy

From one month to three years

Application

Applications must be submitted to the host department’s general affairs section by the host professor or staff. Direct application by the individual is not permitted.

Kobe University International House

The Kobe University International House is located in Fukae, and was built in 2000 as a residence hall for international students and researchers. It is situated next to Hakuo Dormitory. Two single units, two couple units, and one family unit are available for Kobe University Visiting Researchers.

Rent

Unit Type Monthly Rent Daily Rent
Family Unit ¥28,700 ¥956
Couple Unit ¥23,100 ¥770
Single Unit ¥14,500 ¥483

Other Charges

  • Cleaning charge to ready the unit for the next occupant (once only)
Unit Type  Family Couple Single
Charge ¥43,200 ¥37,800 ¥32,400

Residents are required to make the payment in cash upon check-in.

  • Waste disposal fee: ¥1,200 per month

N.B. Residents are required to pay the waste disposal full fee (monthly fee multiplied by the number of months to stay) in cash upon check-in.

  • Utilities: electricity, gas and water (actual costs for each)

Individual Equipment

  • Single units are equipped with:
    air conditioner, single bed and mattress (bedding not included), closet, desk and chair, refrigerator, electric hob, en-suite bathroom (shower, bath, sink, toilet), shoe box, curtains

  • Couple units are equipped with:
    air conditioner, two single beds and mattresses (bedding not included), closet, refrigerator, electric hob, en-suite bathroom (shower, bath, sink, toilet), shoe box, curtains, cupboard, dining table and chairs, washer and dryer

  • Family units are equipped with:
    air conditioner, two single beds and mattresses (bedding not included), desk and chair, bookshelf, closet, one child bed and mattress (bedding not included), child desk/chair, refrigerator, electric hob, en-suite bathroom (shower, bath, sink, toilet), shoe box, curtains, cupboard, dining table and chairs, washer and dryer

Unit Layouts

  • Single Unit 24.72 m²
  • Couple Unit 39.30 m²
  • Family Unit 50.50 m²

Address

1-4-50 Motoyamaminami-cho, Higashinada-Ku, Kobe, 658-0015 [MAP]
8-minute walk from Fukae Station (Hanshin Electric Railway)

Tenancy

From one month to three years

Application

Applications must be submitted to the host department’s general affairs section by the host professor or staff. Direct application by the individual is not permitted.

Rent Subsidy Program

In the event that there is no residential unit available in either the International Residence or International House, the University has a rent subsidy program for eligible international researchers who agree to live in a university-designated private or public-run apartment. Under this program, the University pays approximately half of the monthly rent - utilities excluded. Researchers are responsible for utility expenses. For subsidy program application details, please contact the host department’s general affairs section via the host professor or staff.

N.B. The Rent Subsidy Program is not applicable if a residential unit is available in either of the two university housing facilities and the researcher chooses to live in non-university housing.

Rental housing supported by the Rent Subsidy Program: