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Suita International Student Dormitory -- Osaka University

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Osaka University's Suita International Student Dormitory aims at accommodating international students studying at Osaka University and contributing to the promotion of international friendship exchanges. The Dormitory is open for privately-funded single male international students newly entering Osaka University. Please fill in the application via the RRS (Residence Reservation System) here.

Name Osaka University, Suita International Student Dormitory
Location 2-9 Satsukigaoka-Kita, Suita, Osaka 565-0834 
Tel: +81-6-6877-7789 
Walk about 15 minutes from Minami-Senri Station on the Senri Line, Hankyu Railway. Or take the Hankyu bus bound for JR Kishibe at Minami-Senri Station, and get off at Satakedai 6-chome. The dormitory is a three-minute walk to the east.
Number of Rooms Single Rooms (for male students): 76 rooms (20 rooms on 1st floor, 28 on 2nd floor and 28 on 3rd floor) 
(Each room is 12 m )
Rent Fee
12,000 yen per month (from April, 2017)
The full rate is charged for any month in which a student resides for one day or more.
Utility charges (electricity, gas and water) 
and common facilities fee
10,900 yen per month
The full rate is charged for any month in which a student resides for one day or more.
Duration of Stay One year or less. (Renewal is not possible.)
Furnishings (private room) Bed (w/ mattress and bedding), chest, desk and chair, bookshelf, refrigerator, desk lamp, air conditioner, unit-type shower room
Facilities (common area) Lavatories, multipurpose rooms, reading room, refreshment room, laundry room, bicycle parking area.

Niina International Dormitory -- Osaka University

Osaka University's Niina International Dormitory is a dormitory available to single female students who are registered as regular graduate students. Information on the application for the Dormitory is available at the office of each faculty.

Name Osaka University, Niina International Dormitory
Location 7-1-18 Niina, Minoh, Osaka 562-0005 
Nearest train station: Sakurai Station on the Minoh Line, Hankyu Railway. The dormitory is a twenty-minute walk to the north. (about 1.2km) It is about 30 minutes to the Osaka University Toyonaka Campus by bicycle. 
About 90 minutes to the Osaka University Suita Campus by train or bus.
Number of Rooms Single Rooms (for female students): 12 rooms (6 rooms on 1st floor and 6 rooms on 2nd floor) 
Each room is 19.80 m .
Rent Fee
17,000 yen per month (from April, 2017)
The full rate is charged for any month in which a student resides for one day or more. Utility charges (electricity, gas and water) and a common facilities fee are not included in the rent and must be paid separately.
Duration of Period Specified period within the standard term of a master's course or doctor's course. (Normally no extension permitted.)
Furnishings (private room) Desk and chair, shelf, bed (w/ mattress, w/o bedding), chest, desk lamp, lighting fixture, refrigerator, air conditioner, curtain, shoe box, phone line, sink, cooking table, electric water heater, cooking stove, microwave, laundry machine (w/ dryer), wash stand, lavatory, unit-type bathroom

Osaka University International House, Toyonaka

Osaka University International House, Toyonaka was established to provide accommodation for international researchers and international students engaged in research and education at Osaka University. Furthermore, the goal of the establishment of Osaka University International House was to promote international exchange. The Main Buildings (A and B Wings) were opened in January 1979, and the Annex (C Wing) was opened in June 1995.

People desiring to reside in the International House, please click here to make a reservation via the RRS (Residence Reservation System).

Osaka University International House organizes exchange meetings to promote international exchange between residents of the House and members of the local community, such as support groups and volunteers. Furthermore, local volunteer groups organize events for residents of Osaka University International House: Welcome Party for new residents, Summer Dance Festival, kimono-party, Christmas Party, and Hinamatsuri Festival. In addition, cultural activities like Ikebana [flower arrangement] classes, tea ceremony classes and Japanese language classes (beginner, intermediate, advanced) are organized.

Name Osaka University International House, Toyonaka
Address 1-18 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 
Tel: +81-6-6850-5010
Osaka University International House is located on the Toyonaka Campus of Osaka University. The House can be reached by the following forms of public transportation. 
Take the Hankyu Takarazuka Line and get off at Ishibashi Station. Walk 20 minutes uphill to the east. Or, take the Subway (Midosuji Line) bound for Senri-Chuo. From Senri-Chuo Station, change to the Osaka Monorail bound for Osaka Airport, and get off at Shibahara Station. Osaka University International House is about 10 minutes to the North on foot.
Hours of Operation

Monday~Friday

8:45~16:00

For international RESEARCHERS

Apartments & rent
A Wing
Type Floor Space (m2) # of units Rent 
(per month)
Rent (per day)
Two-Bedroom
A

56.00 4 89,100 yen 2,970 yen
One-Bedroom
A
37.10 4 58,800 yen

 

1,960 yen
Studio A 18.55 14 30,900 yen 1,030 yen
Subtotal
22

B Wing
Type Floor Space (m2) # of units Rent 
(per month)
Rent (per day)
Two-Bedroom
B
49.35 8 81,000 yen 2,700 yen
One-Bedroom
B
49.35 8 78,900 yen 2,630 yen
Studio B 32.90 26 51,000 yen 1,700 yen
Subtotal
42

Total
64

Note: If international researchers enter after the first day of the month, they only have to pay rent from the day of their admission until the end of the month, calculated as a fraction of the number of days remaining in the month over the number of days in the month multiplied by the rent for one month.

Other expenses Cleaning charges, common service expenses, utility charges, etc. 
Please refer to the "Outline" at this link for detailed information.
Furnishings and equipment Air conditioner, hot water heater, kitchen, refrigerator, microwave, bath, toilet, bed(s) (w/ mattress, w/o bedding), furniture, washing machine (Two-Bedroom only), WiFi connectivity possible, CATV port.
Length of residence No more than 1 year and no less than 31 nights.
Application period
Application should be made between 14 days ~ 180 days prior to the beginning of your expected period of residence.

 

For international STUDENTS
Apartments and rent
C Wing
Type Floor Space (m2) # of units Rent (per month) Notes
Family 55.60 13 18,000 yen
Couple 34.00 17 16,000 yen
Single 14.30 70 16,000 yen
Total
100


Note: International students who enter or leave during the course of the month must pay rent for the whole month.
Other expenses Cleaning charges, common service expenses, utility charges, etc. 
Please refer to the "Outline" at this link for detailed information.
Furnishings and equipment Air conditioner, hot water heater, kitchen, refrigerator, bath, toilet, beds (w/ mattress, w/o bedding), furniture, washing machine, WiFi connectivity possible, TV port.
Length of residence No more than 12 months and no less than 31 nights.
Application period
Application should be made between the 1st day of the month three months before your expected residence and 14 days before you wish to begin residency.


Common facilities
Facilities in Wings A & B Wings
Lobby, Multipurpose room, Japanese-Style room, Laundry room and Lounge
C Wing
Lobby and Consultation room
Others Residence 3

Events: 

• May -- Welcome Party 
• July -- "Bon" Festival Dance 
• October -- Costume Party 
• December -- Christmas Party 
• March -- "Hina" [Doll] Festival


Residence 4

Culture Classes: 

• Japanese

• Tea Ceremony

• Flower Arrangement

 

Osaka University International House, Suita

Osaka University International House, Suita was established in May 2002 to provide accommodation for international researchers engaged in short-term research at Osaka University.

People desiring to reside in Osaka University International House, Suita, please click here to make a reservation via the RRS (Residence Reservation System).

International House
Name Osaka University International House, Suita
Address 3-1 Yamadaoka, Suita-shi, Osaka 565-0871 
Tel : +81-6-6879-7142 (Manager)
  1. Take the Hankyu Senri Line and get off at Kita-Senri Station. Walk east for about 20 minutes.
  2. Take the Osaka Monorail and get off at Handai-Byoin-Mae, and walk for about 20 minutes to the University.
  3. Take the subway (Midosuji Line) and get off at Senri-Chuo. Take the Hankyu Bus bound for Handai-Honbu-Mae or Ibaraki Mihogaoka, and get off at Handai-Honbu-Mae. Walk north for about 15 minutes.
  4. Take the Hankyu Line in the direction of Kyoto, and get off at Ibaraki Station. Take the Kintetsu Bus bound for Handai-Honbu-Mae, and get off at Handai-Honbu-Mae. Walk north for about 15 minutes.
  5. Take the JR Tokaido-Line and get off at Ibaraki Station. Take the Kintetsu Bus bound for Handai-Honbu-Mae, and get off at Handai-Honbu-Mae. Walk north for about 15 minutes.
Ours of Operation

Monday ~ Friday

10:00 ~ 16:00

Rent Fee
Room Type Floor Space (m2) # of units Rent 
(per day)
Two-Bedroom 64.0 1 5,000 yen
One-Bedroom 36.6 4 4,000 yen
Studio 13.5 8 3,000 yen
Duration of Stay No more than 30 nights.
Application Application should be made between 5 days and 6 months prior to the scheduled day of entrance.
Room Furnishings Air conditioner, kitchen, refrigerator, bath, toilet, bed (w/ mattress and bedding), furniture.
Other Facilities Lounge: television, video, computer with Internet connection.
Laundry Room: dual washer and dryer.


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