Off-Campus Housing

There are a number of apartments and condominiums near the campus. The monthly rent varies depending on the location and the age of the buildings and if the room is furnished. The average monthly rent for a six-mat room with kitchen, bath, and toilet would be between 30,000 yen and 50,000 yen.

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".
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” (Japanese Only) system.
For further details, contact the Office of the University of Tsukuba Support Association for International Students at the Division of Student Exchange.
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.

Important Notice

The Tsukuba Futureship Association for International Student Support will stop accepting applications for the Apartment Lease Guaranty Program on February 28, 2019

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