Tokai University's Shonan Campus offers reasonably priced accommodations for international students (Kokusai Kaikan, L-kan (Ryugakusei Kaikan)). International students from schools with Academic Cooperation Agreements with Tokai University and students enrolled in the Japanese Language Course for International Students who have received permission may reside in these dormitories. Further, new students who wish to apply must fill out and submit residency request documents that will be provided.
International Students from Academic Cooperation Agreement institutions and students enrolled in the Japanese Language Course for International Students:
For students who do not attend institutions with Academic Cooperation Agreements with Tokai University or are not enrolled in the Japanese Language Course for International Students typically find off-campus accommodations and sign rental contracts on their own. Tokai University does not offer living accommodations for students looking for permanent residences so please utilize youth hostels, hotels, or weekly mansions.
Tokai University offers information about apartments and boarding houses near campus. You may also consult real estate agencies for further information about apartments and rentals around town. When renting an apartment from these agencies, the equivalent of two or three months of rent for key money and security deposit, as well as a guarantor are necessary. Rents are typically higher the closer the accommodations are to the city.
You will be responsible for setting up your electricity, gas, water and telephone services. These will be collected every month. You may pay these at banks, post offices and convenience stores.