University Residence "Somei House"

The Somei House, established in 2011, has served for the purpose of supporting students from all over Japan and the world by helping them raise their social awareness and cooperativeness through communal living, and raising their motivation to study so that they can go through their student life in a smoother manner.

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Address 90 Kami-iawase, Tsuruga, Ikki-machi, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima, 965-0006
*ZIP code is different from that of the Unviersity  Campus map
Building Reinforced concrete 4 Floors
Photovoltaic Systems built on the roof of the building supplies part of electricity used in the residence.
Capacity 80 students (Male 70, Female 10) ※Not included SRA (Somei House resident assistant)
Eligible students to apply Grade 1 students of undergraduate course
International students except receiving scholarship by government
*If number of applications exceed the capacity, the university select students among them.
Lengh of living Maximum 1 year
Entrance in April April 1 - March 15
Entrance in October October 1 - September 15
Room <Single Room>
Size : 10㎡
Equipped furniture : air conditioner, desk, chair, wardrobe, internet connection
*Rooms for disabled person are available
<Twin Room>
Size : 10㎡ or 12
Equipped furniture : air conditioner, desk, chair, wardrobe, internet connection
Equipment in Communal Spaces Shower(no bath tub), toilets, wash basins,kitchen, refrigerator, TV, microwave oven、rice cooker, vacuum cleaner, wash/dry machine
Fees Boarding fee / month 17,000 JPY (single room), 8,500 JPY (twin room)
Common used fee / month 2,000 JPY
Deposit 30,000 JPY
*Fee for internet connection is included in boarding fee.
*Electricity and water fee will be charged per comsumption.
*Deposit will be back upon move-out after deducting room&curtain cleaning and other unpaid fee. If unpaid fee exceeds the deposit, the exceeding amount will be charged to the student.
Meals Self catered(=no meals included) *residents can cook in the kitchen or use university cafeteria.
SRA Somei House resident assistant(SRA) lives in every unit. SRA supports other residents of their campus life and organise events of the residence.
Note Somei House is managed by the Univesity of Aizu and no professors/staff of the university resides in.

Apartments, Boarding Houses

Information on apartments and boarding houses is available from the Student Affairs Division. (The Student Affairs Division does not mediate for these accommodations so please contact the relevant estate agent directly.) An "Accommodation Guide for Apartments, Boarding Houses and Room Rentals" is enclosed with the enrollment documents posted to successful candidates of the entrance examination. Estate agents also gather on campus during enrollment procedures for successful candidates of the first period entrance examination held in March to introduce available accommodation. Standard rents are as follows:

Types of housingRental fee (per month)Main equipments
Apartment ¥30,000 - ¥50,000(*1) With kitchen, bath and toilet

※ The following matters are worthy of special attention.

  • Costs incurred when renewing or terminating a contract mid-term
  • A guarantor is needed to finalize a rental contract(*2)
  • To keep your contract and receipt for your deposit and key money safely
  • Payment of utility bills such as electricity, gas and water
  • Handling of rent and board during long periods of absence
  • Distance from the University and means of transportation
    (Please remember to consider transportation to and from the University during periods of snowfall.Commuting by car is permitted.)

(*1)...Besides rental fee, it is general to pay a rental deposit, key money and real estate agent's fee in case you finalize a rental contract in Japan. Details are noted as below.

(*2)...In order to obtain a guarantor easily, Japan Educational Exchanges and Services(JEES) offers a insurance policy

Payment method
Types of feeAmount requiredDescription
Deposit 1 or 2 months' rent Deposit to cover unpaid rent and facility repairs.The owner may apply this deposit to repairs of the premises and furnishings when the tenant moves out. The remaining balance is refundable to the tenant.
Key Money 1 or 2 months' rent A temporary payment made to the owner when you rent a room. Not always charged. Please note that it is not refundable.
Real estate agent's fee 1 month's rent Intermediary fee paid to the real estate agent.

Comprehensive Renter's Insurance for Foreign Students Studying in Japan.

This makes it easier for an individual to stand guarantee for international students by alleviating a kind of burdens both mental and financial on the person as their guarantor. And foreign students don't have to enroll in fire insurance. For more details, please contact the Student Affairs Division in the University. We will pass the information paper of this insurance system.

University of Aizu International Student HouseⅠ&Ⅱ

Student Life Support(SLS) manages and operates two dormitories, "The University of Aizu International Student HouseⅠ&Ⅱ", for the convenience of International students.

Capacity Student House Ⅰ...6 persons
Student House Ⅱ...5 persons
Room rental fee (monthly) (4.5/6-mat Japanese/western room) ¥8,000-¥12,000
Service fee (monthly) *excl. electricity First term(April to September) ¥5,000
Second term(October to March) ¥3,000
Deposit(for room cleaning) ¥10,000 (refunded when moving out)
Car park (monthly) ¥3,000

Responsibility for the wording of this article lies with Student Affairs Division

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