Campus Life

Housing Information

  • Updated on July 1, 2021


Kobe University Residential Facilities

The university dormitories were built for current and new international students (including matriculates) of Kobe University. Recruitment is generally announced in January and July, but only on vacancy basis.

Information for new residents from August, 2021
(Special Applications)

  Application Guidelines 
    ※International Residence Only. If students wish to apply for a university dormitory
       other than the International Residence, please apply through the regular
       application process.

  Application Form

Information for new residents from October, 2021  
(Regular Applications)

  Application Guidelines

  Application Form (For Single Rooms)

  Application Form (For Couple or Family Rooms)    


More information

Private Dormitories and Residences

The dormitories and residences managed by private organizations for current international students of Kobe University. Applications can be submitted through Kobe University.

Private Housing

Information about renting private housing  

Public Housing

Houses owned by Hyogo Prefecture or Kobe City. The number of rooms available for international students is limited. Application should be submitted to Hyogo Prefecture or Kobe City individually.

Rental Guarantor System at Kobe University

In Japan, a guarantor is usually required when renting private housing. 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.

Please refer to here.   Rental Guarantor System at Kobe University

When moving out

The steps to take when moving out.