The Fukushima University International House, located in Funaba-chō, Fukushima City, is a residence for international students and researchers at Fukushima University. Units are fully furnished, allowing residents to move in immediately, without having to purchase household items.
The International House gives priority to international students coming to Fukushima for the first time, so that they can quickly become accustomed to life in Fukushima. The facility is a five-story, 1,412 m² building with 38 single-person units, as well as an manager's office, a multipurpose hall, a Japanese-style room, laundry room, and a common rooms. The multipurpose hall can be used for international student-related meetings and international exchange activities.
|Room Type||Living Area||Monthly Cost (for international students)|
There are two male dormitories and one female dormitory on the university campus. All rooms are private, and equipped with a heater / air conditioner, bed, steel desk, bookshelf, etc.
|Dormitory Name||Structure||Living Area
|Kisaragi Dormitory||5-story building||9 m²||¥7,800||For male students|
|Nobuo Dormitory||4-story building||9 m²||¥7,800||For male students|
|Aoi Dormitory||4-story building||9 m²||¥7,800||For female students|
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Fukushima University's staff housing, the Noda Residence, has around some units reserved for international students. These are for married couples, families, or two or more persons of the same sex. To live here, you must follow a Japanese living style (being sure not to cause trouble by making loud noise or violating garbage disposal rules).
|Dormitory Name||Structure||No. of Units||Monthly Cost|
|Noda Residence||5-story building||around 5||¥10,000
per unit (plus a monthly
service fee of approx. ¥2,000)
Apartments include a kitchen, bath, and toilet, and cost about 35,000 to 45,000 yen per month. The features of Japanese apartments are listed below.
Apartments are unfurnished, so you must buy furniture and household items yourself.
When renting an apartment, it is common to make a lump-sum payment for "key money" and a security deposit, in addition to the monthly rent. The amount of the lump-sum payment is typically equivalent to one or two months' rent.
If you move out after less than one year, you may have to pay an extra months' rent as a penalty.
Be sure to give one month's advance notice when you plan to move out. (If you fail to do this, you will be charged an additional month's rent.)
In order to rent an apartment, you will need a "guarantor." For international students who do not have a guarantor in Japan (and who reside in Fukushima City), the university will serve as your guarantor on the condition that you enroll in "Comprehensive Insurance for International Student Housing" (see below).
A guarantor is needed in order to rent an apartment. If it is difficult for you to find a guarantor, the university will be your guarantor, on the condition that you reside in Fukushima City and enroll in insurance designated by the university (Comprehensive Insurance for International Student Housing, provided by the Japan International Education Support Association). The cost of this insurance is 4,000 yen for one year and 8,000 yen for two years.
For more information or to apply, please contact the International Center. (Click here for details)