- Updated on January 16, 2024
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 April, 2024
(Application deadline: February 1)
Single Rooms：International Residence, Kokui-Ryo, Sumiyoshi International House, Sumiyoshi-Ryo, Jyoshi-Ryo (only for Females), Hakuo-Ryo (only for males)
Couple Rooms：International Residence, International House (Fukae)
Family Rooms：International Residence, International House (Fukae)
International Residence: March 29, 30, 31
Kokui-Ryo, Sumiyoshi International House, Sumiyoshi-Ryo, Jyoshi-Ryo: March 28, 29
Hakuo-Ryo, International House (Fukae): March 29
*Please submit the application to Academic/Student Affairs Section of
your Faculty/Graduate School.
Affiliated International Domitories
Application should be submitted directly to the managing company by yourself.
・KU ROKKO HOUSE－ first-come-first-served basis
【How to apply①】Click "Apply" at the upper right corner of the website.
【How to apply②】Contact the number listed at the bottom of the website.
→Calling from outside Japan：+81-(0)6～
＜Contact＞Please contact the managing company directory using the form below.
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.
Information about renting private housing
Please contact the offices in charge of the public housing in Kobe City or Hyogo Prefecture
directly to inquire about the availability of accommodation, or with any other inquiries.
- Kobe Municipal Housing（Kobe Residential Management Authority)(Japanese only)
- Hyogo Prefecture Housing(Hyogo Prefectural Housing Supply Corporation)(Japanese only)
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 a guarantor us required for a lease contract, students must use a private guarantor company (as 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 this document: Rental Guarantor System at Kobe University
When moving out
The steps to take when moving out.