Dormitories for International Students

Okayama University has four dormitories for international students: Kuwanoki Dormitory, Fukui Dormitory, International House, and International Student Shared House. All of these dormitories are conveniently located within walking distance from Tsushima Campus. For more information, please check the following.

Note

Only those who will enter Japan in April or later and plan to move into Kuwanoki Dormitory, Fukui Dormitory, or International House will be allowed to quarantine at the dormitory, subject to strict compliance with the certain conditions. All other students must follow instructions from the International Affairs Department or their faculty office. (Updated March 16, 2022)
Be sure to check the latest information.


Residence Allocation

Among those who come to Japan from overseas to study, rooms in the dormitories for international students will be allocated in order of priority based on the university’s criteria. No application is necessary. It is not possible to make a request for a room in any particular dormitory. You will be informed by email from the International Affairs Department at least one month before the enrollment day whether or not you have been allocated a room in a dormitory. No change of dormitories or rooms will be allowed after you have moved in.

Priority Tenants

No application is required; rooms are reserved in advance for international students who fall under the category of Priority Tenants for April and October enrollment.

Tenants other than Priority Tenants

Please apply to the faculty or graduate school where you plan to enroll. If you are not able to move into a dormitory or university leased apartment, please find a private apartment by yourself.

Priority Order

Priority Tenant 1 MEXT students
2 Government-sponsored undergraduate students (limited to those who have been requested to be accepted through MEXT)
3 Okayama-Hue International Master’s Program students
4 Students accepted under inter-university and inter-departmental exchange agreements
5 Chinese Government Graduate Student Overseas Study Program
students (Non-degree seeking students)
6 Global Discovery Program students who pass the international entrance exam and are admitted to the program
7 Students who pass the International Baccalaureate entrance examination and enter the university
Semi-priority Tenant 8 International students accepted based on the special overseas entrance examination (including those who have completed the O-NECUS program)
9 Chinese Government Graduate Student Overseas Study Program
students (Degree seeking students)
10 JICA students (Degree seeking students)
11 Students who pass the special entrance examination for privately financed international students and come directly from abroad
12 Other students coming directly from overseas (including research students)
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Others (e.g., students who are already in Japan and plan to enroll Okayama University, etc.)


Accompanied by Family Members

All dormitories for international students are for single students. If you bring your family with you, you will not be able to live in Okayama University housing. If you would like to bring your family, you will need to find an apartment for rent by yourself. It is recommended that you come to Japan by yourself first, and then bring your family over when you have established a living foundation.

If you are married but your spouse lives outside of Okayama Prefecture, you can move in, but if your spouse lives in Okayama Prefecture, you cannot. In this case, please notify the International Affairs Department by e-mail as soon as possible. Please note that it is forbidden to have anyone stay overnight in the dormitory. Violators will be evicted.

Period of Stay

April entrants: April 1 to September 15

October entrants: September 24 to March 15 of the following year


Up to 6 months
Except for those who have been in the program for less than one year.
For details, please check your own PERMISSION FOR RESIDENCE after you move in.

Fee

Moving in after September 24: Half of the monthly rent

Moving out in March or September (by the 15th of each month): Half of the monthly rent


You are required to pay the full monthly rent even if you move into/out the dormitory in the middle of the month except for International House and the above cases.

Sending Luggage to the Dormitory

If you wish to send luggage from your home country to the dormitory, please send no more than two packages per person and make sure that they arrive no earlier than three days before your move-in date. Packages cannot be accepted earlier than three days before move-in.
Please make sure to include your name, the address of the dormitory you will be staying in, and your room number.

Bedding-set for Purchase

There is a bed in each room, but no bedding. If you would like to purchase a Bedding-set, please apply below.

The log in ID and password are the same as the “Okayama University Application for Certificate of Eligibility for Status Residence System”.
After you have entered your information into the system, if you wish to cancel your bedding purchase or make a new purchase reservation, please make the necessary changes in the system.

Fee

15,400 yen
Futon mattress / Futon top cover / Blanket / Pillow / Sheets


Bedding-set for Rent

If you would like to rent a Bedding-set, please contact the housing team.

housing●cc.okayama-u.ac.jp   *Please change ● to @.

Fee

Up to 31 days: 3,520 yen, after 31 days: 94 yen/day
Futon mattress / Futon top cover / Blanket / Pillow / Sheets *Different from the photos above

 

Move-in Reception Hours

Kuwanoki Dormitory and International Student Shared House

Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 6 PM

Saturday and Sunday: 11 AM to 4 PM

 

  • If you arrive outside reception hours, please arrange your own accommodation in a hotel and arrive at the dormitory during reception hours on the following day. The room key can only be handed over at the dormitory.
  • Reception for International Student Shared House is at Kuwanoki Dormitory.
  • Reception hours may be extended during the dormitory admission period in April and September.

International House and Fukui Dormitory

Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM

Saturday: 10 AM to 2 PM

Sunday and Holiday: No reception

 

  • If you arrive outside reception hours, please arrange your own accommodation in a hotel and arrive at the dormitory during reception hours on the following day. The room key can only be handed over at the dormitory.
  • Reception for Fukui Dormitory is at International House.
  • Reception hours may be extended during the dormitory admission period in April and September.

Dormitory Orientation

We hold an orientation for new residents to inform them of the rules and expectations for living in the dormitory. All new residents are required to attend this orientation.

Short Term Stay

If you are an international student coming to Japan directly from abroad and you are not able to move into the dormitories for international students or university lease apartments, you can stay at the dormitory for a short period of time, up to one month, while you look for an apartment by yourself. If you are eligible for this, you will be contacted by the International Affairs Department via email.

Fee

Requests for residence in a specific dormitory will not be accepted. Dormitories are assigned. The fee includes utilities.
Kuwanoki Dormitory (single room): 26,000 yen for 1-31 days
International House (shared room): 16,500 yen for 1-14 days / 33,000 yen for 15-31 days