Housing

(Last up date in November, 2018)

Nagoya University provides newly arrived international students accommodation at its dormitories. The period of stay of residence varies according to programs in which they are enrolled. After the designated residence period, students are required to move out of the dormitory and into their own accommodation. The following is information on accommodation for international students.
Nagoya University Dormitories (furnished rooms)
There are five Nagoya University dormitories available to international students: Foreign Students House (Ryugakusei Kaikan), International Residence Higashiyama, International Ohmeikan, International Residence Yamate and International Residence Myoken (as of 2018).

Application period is January for residence starting in April and July for residence starting in October. Please look for appropriate postings within the university. Please contact the office of each school about application procedure, and be mindful of application deadlines.

Some NU students live in some dormiries as Resident Assistant (RA). If you are interested in becoming a RA, please see International Dormitories Resident Asistant Handbook (PDF:1.4MB).
Housings provided by public organizations or private company etc.
(1) International Student Center (ISC)
The International Student Center provides accommodation, training courses, consultation services and information for international students studying at universities in Aichi Prefecture.
Address : 2-2-29 Koei, Minato-ku, Nagoya 455-0015
Tel : 052-654-3511
E-mail : isc@nic-nagoya.or.jp
URL : http://www.nic-nagoya.or.jp/en/e/isc/

Application should be done through Nagoya University in January for residence starting in April and July for residence starting in October. Please look for appropriate postings within the university.
(2) Public housing
I. Municipal Housing
  • Application procedure:
    General Applications: Lots are drawn four times a year (May, August, November and February). Application forms for lots will be distributed during the application periods at ward offices and Sumai no Madoguchi, the Service Corner in Sakae. Fill in the form and send it by postal mail.
    There are other municipal housing options which you can apply for if you meet the requirements (type of household, income, etc.). Further information is available from the Nagoya-shi Jutaku Kyokyu Kosha (Nagoya City Housing Supply Corp.) website.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants should be Nagoya city residents.
    • Applicants are required to live with family members (spouse/children). A single person cannot apply.
    • International student applicants do not need a guarantor, but a contact person for emergencies is necessary.
  • Facilities: The apartment's bathroom is not installed with a bathtub and water heater. Their installation costs need to be paid by resident.
  • Deposit: Applicants must pay a deposit to the value of three months' rent.
  • Rent: 10,000-30,000 yen per month, depending on the location and floor space
  <Contact>
Nagoya-shi Jutaku Kyokyu Kousha (Nagoya City Housing Supply Corporation)
Address: 3F, City Family Joshin, 1-6 Joshin 1-chome, Nishi-ku, Nagoya
Tel: 052-523-3875
Open: 8:45--17:15(--19:00 on Thursdays)
Closed: Weekends, national holiays and New Year holidays (Dec.29--Jan.3)
URL:http://www.jkk-nagoya.or.jp/ (Japanese)

Sumai no Madoguchi, Service Corner in Sakae
Address: 5-12 Sakae 3-chome, Naka-ku, Nagoya (at Sake underground shopping mall)
Tel: 052-264-4682
Open: 10:00--19:00
Closed: Thursdays, second and fourth Wednesdays, and New Year holiday (Dec.29--Jan.3)
II. Prefectural Housing
  • Application procedure: Lots are drawn three times a year (May, September, and January). Application forms for lots will be distributed during the application periods at ward offices and Sumai no Madoguchi, the Service Corner in Sakae. Fill in the form and send it by postal mail.
    Students can apply to join the waiting list anytime.
    There are other prefectural housing options which you can apply for if you meet the requirements (type of household, income, etc.). Further information is available from the Aichi-ken Jutaku Kyokyu Kousha website.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants are required to live with family members (spouse/children). A single person cannot apply.
    • Applicants are required to name a guarantor with a fixed income and a contact person in case of emergency.
  • Older apartment's bathroom will have no bathtub or water heater.
  • Deposit: Applicants must pay a deposit to the value of three months' rent.
  <Contact>
Nagoya Administrative Office of Aichi-ken Jutaku Kyokyu Kousha
Address: 19-30, 3-chome, Marunouchi, Naka-ku, Nagoya
Tel: 052-973-1791
Open: 8:45--17:30 (Closed on Sundays, national holidays and New Year holidays)
URL: http://www.aichi-kousha.or.jp/ (Japanese)

Sumai no Madoguchi, Service Corner in Sakae
Address: 5-12 Sakae 3-chome, Naka-ku, Nagoya (at Sake underground shopping mall)
Tel: 052-259-2672
Open: 10:00--19:00
Closed: Thursdays, second and fourth Wednesdays, and New Year holiday (Dec.29--Jan.3)
III. 'Special Residence' at a housing of Aichi-ken Jutaku Kyokyu Kousha
Address: Ozone Heizon Jyutaku, 2-11-62 Yamada, Kita-ku, Nagoya (About 15 minutes walk from subway station 'Ozone' or 'Heian-dori')
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants should be Nagoya city residents.
    • Applicants are required to live with family members (spouse/children). A single person cannot apply.
    • At least one of the family members must be able to understand Japanese (daily conversation, reading and writing).
    • Applicants must join the Joint Surety Service for Residential Leases of Nagoya University International Students Support Association.
    • Applicants must join the community association, pay the membership, and are expected to join community activities such as cleaning day.
  • Expenses: The usual monthly rent 56,200 yen will be reduced to 28,100 yen during the 'Special Residence' period.
  • Deposit: 112,400 yen (56,200 yen x 2 months)
  • Number of Apartments: 10 apartments
  • Application: Submit the application form, to the Nagoya Administrative Office of Aichi-ken Jutaku Kyokyu Kousha, along with a letter of recommendation from Nagoya University, which will be issued at Student Support Division one week after your request.
IV. Urban Renaissance Agency (Toshi Saisei Kikou)
  • Single students are also eligible to apply.
  • Applicants are required to prove that their monthly income or stipend is at least 4 times the value of the rent or to pay the one-year rent in advance and so on.
  • Required documents: Resident Record, and certificate of income/scholarship or a bank certification of deposit
  <Contact>
Urban Renaissance Agency Chubu Branch, UR Nagoya Eigyo Center
Address: 1st floor, Nishiki Chu-o bldg. 3-5-27, Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya
Tel: 052-968-3100
Open: 9:30--18:00 (Closed on national holidays and New Year holidays)
URL http://www.ur-net.go.jp/chubu/ (Japanese)

UR Nagoya Eigyo Center Sakae Corner (Sumai no Madoguchi)
Address: 5-12 Sakae 3-chome, Naka-ku, Nagoya (at Sake underground shopping mall)
Tel: 052-264-4711
Open: 10:00--19:00 (Closed on Thursdays, second and fourth Wednesdays, and New Year holidays)
(3) Company/Foundation Dormitories
Some companies or private foundations make their dormitories available to international students. Eligibility and other requirements are as follows.

  • Available only for independently financed degree seeking students.
  • Most of the dormitory is for single students.
  • Japanese language ability and understanding community life, having an interest in cultural exchange etc. are prerequisites.
  • Application period: Mostly in January for moving in April, but the time of entry varies. Information is posted on the bulletin board of each School.
  • Place to Apply: Student Support Division of Nagoya University (2F, School of Engineering, Bldg. 7 (Wing B))
  • The balance of applicants' nationalities will be considered.
  • Applicants must join the International Student Housing General Compensation Plan (Ryugakusei Jutaku Sogo Hosho)
(4) Private Apartments
Private accommodation is usually found through the services of an estate agent. A deposit, key (non-refundable gratuity) money, commission, one month's advance rent, fire/ housing insurance, common service charge etc., must be paid at the outset. Altogether 6 or 7 times the value of one month’ rent will be necessary. In Nagoya, the average rent will range from 35,000 yen to 60,000 yen per month for a single room.
Usually a guarantor is required.
*Joint Surety Service for Residential Leases of the Nagoya University International Student Support Association (New applications are not accepted.)

The Nagoya University International Student Support Association offers a Joint Surety Service for Residential Leases to international students enrolled in Nagoya University on the condition that students join the International Student Housing General Compensation Plan (Ryugakusei Jutaku Sogo Hosho) of JEES (Japan Educational Exchange and Services).
This service is available to those students who had taken the necessary procedure at the Student Exchange Division by the 30th of November, 2017.

Students using this service must update the insurance of JEES at the renewal of the apartment lease contract.

    Procedures for Cancellation of Joint Surety Serrvice for Residential Leases upon Graduation
    • If you cancel your housing contract, you are required to submit a report to the Student Support Division. The report form is available at the Student Support Division.
    • If you continue with the housing contract, you are required to change your guarantor from Nagoya University International Student Support Association to another person. The Joint Surety Service for Residential Leases of the Nagoya University expires when you graduate or leave from Nagoya University.
    • If you proceed onto another program at Nagoya University, you are not required to complete the above procedures.
    • The remainder of the insurance fee may be returned upon completion of procedures of cancellation written above. Please enquire at the Student Support Division.
For details, please contact the Education and International Affairs Department of the Student Exchange Division of Nagoya University.
Location: The 1st floor of Graduate School of International Development
Tel: 052-789-2166 / 5733.
Moving
After moving, you should report the new address to the (new) local ward office within 14 days. (Please refer to Immigration -- Changes of Address (Moving).) Please also make sure that you inform your school.
Other Means of Finding Accommodation
(1) Resources
There are several real estate agents nearby the campus. Housing information is also available at the on-campus stated below;
• Nagoya University Co-op Housing Service Corner (Sumai no Assen Corner)
Nagoya University Co-op (South) introduces partner realtors to students.
<Contact>
Tel: 052-788-7875
Open:11:00--16:00 (except Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)
http://nucoop.jp/support/room/index.html (Japanese)

(2) Orientation for Moving
International Education & Exchange Center provides orientations for moving twice a year (in June and December) and distributes the Guidebook for Finding a Room & Moving for International Students (PDF is available here).
Community Rules
International students are also members of the community and they need to consider others and bear in mind the following:
(1) Refuse Disposal
A sorting system for refuse disposal is carried out in Nagoya city for environmental management. All residents are expected to separate their refuse in accordance with the system and place it in one of three types of plastic bags. Place the bags at the designated place by 8:00 a.m. on the designated day. DO NOT place them there the night before. If you are not sure about the classification system, please ask your neighbours, friends, or the university.
Web site of Nagoya City (Living Guide) :  http://www.city.nagoya.jp/kurashi

(2) Neighbourhood Associations (Chonai-kai)
You will be a member of a Chonai-kai and may be requested to pay a membership fee, which is usually about 300 yen per month. Chonai-kai circulate information about upcoming events on the Kairanban, which you should pass onto the next household after reading. On the community cleaning day, you are kindly requested to help clean your neighbourhood with your community members.

(3) Others
To avoid disturbing your neighbours, be mindful of the noise level in your apartment at all times, especially in the early morning and late at night (after 10:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m.). In Japan, walls that separate houses and units are very thin and not soundproof.
If you are away from your room for an extended period of time, such as a temporary leave from Japan, please notify your landlord. Before you depart, please arrange for someone to pay your rent, water, gas and electricity and any other expenses when they fall due.
When you make a decision to rent an apartment, please inform the landlord at that point about who will be living in the premises.
Getting to know your neighbours is the key to developing mutual understanding in times of trouble and in the event of natural disasters. It is advisable to greet the neighbours when you meet them.
Please take the necessary precautions and safety measures in your apartment to avoid fire hazards and burglary.

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