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Dormitory for international students

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:

  • Room fee including electricity, gas and water fee :¥90,000/twin bed room/semester
    • Kitchen, bathroom and shower facilities are shared.
    • Internet access is available. Each room and communal areas are equipped with wireless internet capabilities.
    • No security deposit, key money or guarantor is required.
  • Resident Advisor (RA)
    There are Japanese students living in the dormitories. They are called "Resident Advisor (RA)", and they support international students in many ways.
    If you need any assistance in the dorm, you can ask RA for help.

Photos of L-kan (the female dorm on Shonan campus)

Photos of Kokusai-kaikan (the male dorm on Shonan campus)

Residence for Undergraduate・Graduate 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.

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