Off-Campus Housing

There are a number of apartments near the campus. It is customary to pay a rental deposit (shikikin) and key money (reikin) totalling 1 to 2 months' rent, when finalizing a contract. Information is available at the Division of Student Welfare (Public Welfare, Student Residence Halls), located on the 3rd floor of Student Plaza.

Average rate: 35,000 to 50,000 yen (a six-mat room with kitchen, bath, toilet)

Guarantor

Normally, you need a guarantor (hoshonin) on a contract to rent a private apartment in Japan.

In order to make it easier for international students to find a guarantor and lessen the burden of psychological and economical responsibility on the guarantor, there is a service called "Comprehensive Renters Insurance for Foreign Students Studying in Japan."

Also, The University of Tsukuba Support Association for International Students holds joint and several liability for international students in order to lighten their burden of securing a joint guarantor for making a lease contract of a private apartment.

Service of Joint and Several Liability for a Lease Contract of a Private Apartment

The University of Tsukuba Support Association for International Students holds joint and several liability for international students in order to lighten their burden of securing a joint guarantor for making a lease contract of a private apartment, by examining the applicants for this service under certain conditions such as joining the “Comprehensive Renters Insurance for Foreign Students Studying in Japan” system.

For further details, contact the Office of the University of Tsukuba Support Association for International Students at the Division of Student Exchange.