Housing Options

We have four dormitories for international students (International Houses).

International House in Kitajima Town

Outlook of the International House Entrance Open Space on the 1F

Basic Information of the International House

Address 9-1 Hacchouno Higashi, Aza Takabou, Kitajima-cho, Itano-gun, Tokushima-ken 771-0206
Number of Rooms Single Room Couple Room Family Room
32 Rooms (For 32 People) 15 Rooms (For 30 People) 3 Rooms (For 12 People)

Room Charge

Status of
Residents
Monthly/Daily
Charge
Single Couple Family Notes
Room Charge Students Monthly 5,900 yen 9,500 yen 14,200 yen
Researchers Monthly 6,600 yen 15,000 yen 25,100 yen

*1000 yen for the common shower use is added to the monthly room rent.

* Electricity, water and gas are charged apart from the room charge.
* Electricity, water and gas are charged every month on each resident according to the amount of their use.

Application
Application Information
Forms for new application and extention are available here.

—– Single Room (32 Rooms) ———————————————————————————-

      

—- Couple Room (15 Rooms) ———————————————————————————-

     

—– Family Room (3 Rooms) ———————————————————————————

      

International House in Nichia Hall on Shinkura Campus

Nichia Hall Outlook Walkway in the Dorm Single Room

Basic Information

Address International House in Nichia Hall, 2-24 Shinkura-cho, Tokushima-shi, Tokushima-ken 770-8501
Number of Rooms 30 Single Rooms

Monthly Room Charge

 Monthly Room Charge Student/Researcher 11,000 yen

* No pro-rate charge is applied.
* Electricity, water and gas are charged apart from the room charge.
* Electricity, water and gas are charged every month on each resident according to the amount of their use.

Application
Application Information
Forms for new application and extention are available here.

—- Single Room (30 Rooms) ——————————————————————————–

  

Kuramoto Dormitory (Kuramoto-Shukusha) on Kuramoto campus

Kuramoto Dormitory Outlook Single Room

* The above images are for illustrative purposes only.

Basic Information

Address Kuramoto-Shukusha, 2-50-1 Kuramoto-cho, Tokushima-shi, Tokushima-ken 770-8503
Number of Rooms Single Room Shared Room with Other Student
21 Rooms(for 21 People) 1Room (for 2 People)

Monthly Room Charge

Monthly Room Charge Student/Researcher 28,000 yen / per person

*No pro-rate charge is applied.
*Electricity and water are charged apart from the room charge.
*Electricity and water are charged every month on each resident according to the amount of their use.

Application

Application Information
Forms for new application and extension are available here.

–Single Room (21 Rooms)—————————

Shared Room with Other Student (1 Room)—————————

■Two Private Rooms

■Shared Facilities

Yuho Female Dormitory

Outlook, Rooms and Facilities

Basic Information

Address 2-19-5 Naka Jousanjima, Tokushima-shi 770-0813
Number of Rooms 34 Single Rooms (Only for Female students)

* Up to two female undergraduate international students with sufficient Japanese proficiency can stay in this dorm.

Monthly Room Charge

 Monthly Room Charge Student 5,900 yen

* Electricity, water and gas are charged apart from the room charge.
* Electricity, water and gas are charged every month on each resident according to the amount of their use.

Application
Forms for new application and extension are available here.

How to Rent an Apartment

 Finding an Apartment in Tokushima

 Renting an Apartment

1. Security Deposit and Key Money
Average monthly rent for a single room in Tokushima City is about 25,000 yen to 60,000 yen, but since renters need to pay following charges apart from the monthly rent for the first month, students are advised to prepare a fund equal to 6-7 times of your monthly rent:

2. About Gurrantor for Housing
In Japan, renters need to find a gurrantor before they rent an apartment. Please consult your advisor about this first.


 About TU Guarantor System for International Students


Tokushima University (TU) started a guarantor system for international students that TU (Director of International Center) acts as a guarantor when you rent an apartment. In order to use this system, an internatinal student has to be registered at TU and make a contract on the “Renters’ Insurance for foreign students living in Japan.”

For details, please see the guidance booklet.

About Housing Insurance
When you rent an apartment, please be sure to enroll in the Comprehensive Renters’Insurance for Foreign Students Studying in Japan.

For details, please see the guidance booklet.


 Other Important Issues

 Requesting New Electricity, Gas and Water Services

After you completed housing contract, you need to apply for electricity, gas and water services.In case you feel it difficult to apply for those services by yourself, you may ask your landlord or real estate agency for help.

Electricity
To start receiving electricity, contact the electric company and switch the circuit breaker on your switchboard to 入 (on).

For details, please contact the service provider: Shikoku Electrical Company

Gas
There are two different types of gas service: City Gas and propane gas. First check which type is used in your residence, and be sure to use compatible appliances. (It could cause a very serious accident if you use an appliance, such as a cooking stove, which is not compatible with your gas supply.)

City Gas: Contact Shikoku Gas
Someone from the gas company will come to your home and connect your gas system.

Propane gas: Contact your nearest propane gas supplier
You should find the name of the propane gas supplier on a tag or sticker attached to the
gas cylinder.

Water
Contact your local Water Board for connection or cancellation of your water supply. Your water meter will be read every month or every two months. You can pay your water bill at any nearby financial institution.
Contact the Water Board in your city, town, or village.

 Telephone

Installing a Telephone in your Apartment
Please contact nearest NTT office and directly apply for the installment.

Required Documents:
・ Valid Passport or Alien Registration Card
・ Contract Form
・ Contract Fees

To Buy a Mobile Phone
You can buy a mobile phone if your visa is valid for at least another 120 days.
Since many service providers sell various different types of contracts and services, you should better ask your Japanese friends for help when you buy a mobile phone.Required Documents:
・ Residence Card showing at least 120 days remaining
・ Personal seal for application form
・ Bank book
・ The personal seal used on your bank book

 Internet

Please ask your landlord about the available internet service.