Helping International Students Find English-Taught Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs at Japanese Universities

Housing in Japan

Studying abroad is not just about getting accepted to your dream school; it comes along with preparing to live outside your home country for an extended period of time. After another exciting day on campus, you would surely enjoy comfortably snuggling in bed, socializing with friends or silently hitting the books – all in your cozy house. Upon preparing to study abroad, finding a place where you feel comfortable is a vital factor to engage in a fruitful study abroad experience.

While it is important to plan your housing research ahead of time, without prior knowledge about the Japanese real estate conventions, looking for a place where you will be spending a few years could be intimidating. Furthermore, going through housing procedures in a country where housing deals and contracts are dealt differently from your home country could prove rather perplexing.

Despite the fact that Japan may not be the most foreigner friendly country when it comes to looking for accommodation, housing support designated for international students is still far from being sufficient. Having considered this situation, we, UNIV. IN JAPAN, have produced a comprehensive information booklet compiling essential information for international students who are looking for long-term housing.

This information booklet includes the following information:

  • Presentation of Japanese housing options
  • Pros and cons of each housing option
  • Tips to looking for housing in Japan
  • Comparative summary and examples of Japanese houses
  • Apartments: Detailed description of housing procedures
  • Miscellaneous costs after moving in
  • Housing guarantors in Japan
  • Links to real estate/student housing organizations

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