Research and Collaboration

Accommodation

  • Updated on March 16, 2016

PRINT

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 Research Fellows.

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

  • Cleaning charge to ready the unit for the next occupant (once only)
 Unit Type  B  F
 Charge  ¥27,500  ¥20,400  ¥14,200  ¥15,300

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

 ・Common service fee

  • 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   ¥13,300  ¥11,900  ¥7,800  ¥7,800

 ・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 included), wardrobe, desk and chair, desk lamp, mini-refrigerator, IH-hob (one zone), microwave, en-suite bathroom (shower, bath, sink, toilet), shoe box, internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Couple units are equipped with:
    air conditioner, double bed and mattress (bedding 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, internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Family units are equipped with:
    air conditioner, one double bed, one single bed and mattresses (bedding 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, internet (Wi-Fi)

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 International Exchange Division by the host professor or staff of the host department's general affairs section. 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 Research Fellows.

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

    Cleaning charge to ready the unit for the next occupant (once only)

Unit Type  Family Couple Single
Charge ¥44,000 ¥38,500 ¥33,000

・Utilities

    electricity, gas and water (actual costs for each)

・Internet Fee

    ¥517per month

Individual Equipment

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

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

  • 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, IH-hob, en-suite bathroom (shower, bath, sink, toilet), shoe box, curtains, cupboard, dining table and chairs, washer and dryer, internet (Wi-Fi)

Unit Layouts

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

Address

1-4-50 Motoyamaminami-machi, 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 International Exchange Division by the host professor or the host department's general affairs section. Direct application by the individual is not permitted.

Rent Subsidy Program

Kobe University has a rent subsidy system for eligible international researchers who agree to live in one of the public-run apartment designated by the University in the event there is no room available in either the International  Residence or International House. Under this system, the University will pay a certain amount (with a maximum limit of 40,000 yen) of the monthly rent. Residents themselves must pay utilities and other fees.

Rental housing supported by the Rent Subsidy Program: