Accommodation for International Students

Saitama University has the “International House,” a residential facility for international students. However, the International House does not presently have sufficient capacity for all the international students, so approximately two-thirds of such students have to find accommodation themselves.

 

Live in the International House

Applications to staying in the International House are accepted in July (moving in October) and January (moving in April). For those wishing to move in International House, please forward application to the Office of Faculty which you belong. Since the number of rooms is limited, you may not be able to move in, even though you submit the application. Allowed residence period is maximum one year.

The International House provides 152 rooms for international students and 20 rooms for researchers.

Type of Rooms

1st Building

2nd Building

3rd Building

Single

22

34

42

Couple

16

18

21

Family

8

4

7

Total

46

56

70

Facilities in Individual Room

A room is furnished with a desk, chair, bookshelf, bed, closet, telephone, refrigerator, cupboard, dining table, dining chair, gas water heater, cooking stove, sink, suspension cupboard, air conditioner, shoe cabinet, curtain, etc.

Common Facilities

1st Building

2nd Building

3rd Building

The House Office

Counselling Room

Meeting Lounges

Meeting Room

Japanese-style Room

Laundries

Lobby

Conference Room

 

Meeting Lounges

Storage

 

Laundries

Meeting Lounges

 

 

Laundries

 

Entrance

Entrance

1st Building

1st Building

Lounge

Lounge

 

Single Room Floor Plan

Single Room Floor Plan

Single Room

Single Room

 

Room Rent


2016.4.1 Update

 

Rent

Admini-
stration
Expenses

Guarantee
deposit

Room
cleaning
cost
(Tax
included)
(1 year)

1st.Bldg

2nd.Bldg

3rd.Bldg

Single

Monthly

5,900円

5,900円

5,900円

1,500円

60,000円

(@12,000×5)

25,000
~30,000円

Couple

11,900円

11,900円

9,500円

2,400円

70,000円

(@14,000×5)

35,000
~40,000円

Family

14,200円

14,200円

14,200円

5,100円

80,000円

(@16,000×5)

45,000
~50,000円

      • You will be charged for utilities such as electricity, gas and water according to each meter.
      • You will be charged for a rental telephone for outside call from your room.
      • A set of rental bedclothes (a pillow, a pillowcase, a mattress pad, two bed sheets, a blanket and a futon) charge is 3,600 yen per month (tax included).
      • There is no car park in the International House. If you have a car, you must find a parking lot outside of the university.
      • When leave a room, the above-mentioned Room cleaning cost is claimed.

 

Application procedure

      • Application details will be announced when we start accepting applications.

 

Live in a private apartment

In many cases in Japan, a “Joint Guarantor” is required when you enter into a lease agreement for an apartment, and so forth. The “Joint Guarantor” is a person who will be responsible jointly with the lessee (an international student, in this case) for debts to the lessor. In Japan, people generally ask for a family member to become a joint guarantor. International students who have difficulty finding a joint guarantor by themselves can apply to Saitama University to be a joint guarantor. Saitama University can be your joint guarantor only during the period in which you are validly registered with the school. Please note that a joint guarantee will be canceled when you lose your school registration due to graduation, or withdrawal and/or expulsion. 

 

Application conditions

      1. Enrollment at the Saitama University as a degree seeking student.
      2. Have the resident status of “Student”, and be eligible to enroll in “Comprehensive Renters’ Insurance for Foreign Students Studying in Japan” (4,000 yen for one year and 8,000 yen for two years)
      3. There is no unpaid balance for tuition.
      4. Those who can comply with that is described in a written pledge.
      5. A property is owned by a landlord or management company which can accept an Apartment Tenancy Guarantee, instead of a clause regarding a joint guarantor in the agreement.
      6. A contracted property is located within a roughly 2-km radius of Saitama University.
      7. If a roommate is a foreigner, he or she must have the resident status of “Student”, and has enrolled in Comprehensive Renters’ Insurance for Foreign Students Studying in Japan.

Application procedure

    1. Inform a real estate agent that you would like to use the university’s institutional guarantee as a joint guarantor to execute an apartment lease agreement.
    2. Bring the agreement, student identification card, and resident card to the Office of International Affairs, and fill out the application form for Institutional Guarantee. Then, have an interview with a student counselor (counseling time 12:00-16:00 p.m.).
    3. Pay the insurance fee at a Lawson convenience store after the interview.
    4. Bring the receipt to the Office of International Affairs.
    5. Receive the Apartment Tenancy Guarantee and the agreement at the Office of International Affairs two to three days later, and take them to the real estate agent.