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Residences for International Students & Researchers

Student dormitories

These student dormitories aim to accommodate international students studying at Osaka University and contribute to the promotion of international friendship exchanges.

For information on these dormitories and application qualification, refer to pages linked in the table below.

Dormitory Name

Intended for

Size (㎡)

Number of rooms

Monthly rate (yen)

*2

Address

Distance from station

Availability (as of 2021/3/18)

Toneyama Student Dormitory

*1

Men only

 

10

 

142

(60 for international students)

 

 

 

5,900

 

 

1-11 Machikaneyama-cho, Toynaka

 

 

10-minute walk from Ishibashi handai-mae Station (Hankyu Line)

 

 

Available

Seimei Student Dormitory

*1

Men only

 

13

 

152 rooms

(76 for international students)

 

5,900

 

3-24-1 Miyayama-cho, Toyonaka

 

15-minute walk from Shibahara-handai-mae Station (Osaka Monorail)

 

Available

Suita International Student Dormitory

Men only

 

10

 

76

 

12,000

 

2-9 Satsukigaoka-Kita, Suita

 

15-minute walk from Minamisenri Station (Hankyu Line)

or

Take Hankyu Bus from Minamisenri Station (Hankyu Line) and get off at the Satakedai 6-chome bust stop

 

 

Available

Tsukumodai International Student Dormitory

Co-ed

10

119

 

13,000

 

3-10-D81 Tsukumodai, Suita

 

12-minute walk from Yamada Station (Hankyu Line)

 

Limited numbers

 

C Wing, International House, Toyonaka (Single)

Overview

 

Co-ed

 

14

 

70

 

16,000

 

 

 

1-18 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka

 

 

 

20-minute walk from Ishibashi-handai-mae Station (Hankyu Line)

 

Not available

 

C Wing, International House, Toyonaka (Couple)

Overview

 

34

 

13

16,000

 

Limited numbers

C Wing, International House, Toyonaka (Family)

Overview

 

56

 

17

18,000

 

 Limited numbers

 

 

Global Village Tsukumodai (5-person unit)*1

Co-ed

 

9

 

35

(Mixed dormitory)

40,500

 

 

14-1-1 Tsukumodai, Suita

 

 

3-minute walk from Yamada Station (Hankyu Line/Osaka Monorail)

-

 

Global Village Tsukumodai (7-person unit)*1

 

49

(Mixed dormitory)

39,000

-

 

Global Village Tsukumodai (9-person unit)*1

 

216

(Mixed dormitory)

 

37,400

-

 

 

Global Village Tsukumodai (Single)*1

Co-ed

 

25

 

96

(Mixed dormitory)

56,000

-

*1 These international dormitories are mixed ones for both Japanese and international students.

*2 The rent listed is subject to change.

Applications

Toneyama Student Dormitory

Seimei Student Dormitory

Suita International Student Dormitory

Tsukumodai International Student Dormitory

C Wing, International House

Please send the information in this form to the following email address:

gakuryo@ml.office.osaka-u.ac.jp

(For C Wing, International House, send your information to International House, Toyonaka at: kokuryutoyonaka@ml.office.osaka-u.ac.jp)

*The application period is from the 1st to the 14th of the month that falls 3 months before the month you wish to enter your dormitory.

*You cannot move in or out on Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays.

*You can stay in a dormitory for up to a year. This period cannot be extended.

Global Village Tsukumodai

Please check the following webpage for Global Village: https://globalvillage.icho.osaka-u.ac.jp/

Regarding outage of the Residence Reservation System (RRS)

The RRS has been experiencing issues since December 1, 2020, and is currently unavailable.

For information regarding room availability, applications, and inquiries, please contact the email address listed above, namely the addresses written in bold.

Contact

For information regarding dormitories (room availability check, applications, and inquiries):

Dormitory Section, Housing Division

Tel: 06-6879-4968

Email: gakuryo@ml.office.osaka-u.ac.jp

*Hours: Monday~Friday 9:00~17:00 (Excluding holidays and New Year's holidays (December 29~January 3)

 

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.

Individuals who wish to reside in the International House should click here to make a reservation via the RRS (Residence Reservation System).

Regarding outage of the Residence Reservation System (RRS)

The RRS has been experiencing issues since December 1, 2020, and is currently unavailable. We are currently investigating these issues and information regarding resumption of service will be posted to the Osaka University official homepage when available. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and we humbly ask for your patience and understanding. Reservations and other emergencies should be directed to the email address listed below. Thank you for your cooperation.

Facilities Management, Housing Division, Osaka University

housing-kanri@office.osaka-u.ac.jp

Reservations and inquiries should be directed to the Facilities Management of the Housing Division by email. Please note that we will not be able to accept reservations or answer inquiries from Monday, December 28 through Sunday, January 3, 2021.

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
Directions: 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. Walk 10 minutes to the north.
Hours of Operation

Monday~Friday

8:45~16:00

For international RESEARCHERS (total: 64 units)

Apartments & rent
A Wing (total: 22 units)
Type Floor Space (m2) # of units Rent 
(per month)
Rent (per day)
Two-Bedroom
A
56.00 4 99,000 yen
3,300 yen
One-Bedroom
A
37.10 4 67,000 yen
2,300 yen
Studio A 18.55 14 37,000 yen 1,300 yen
B Wing (total: 42 units)
Type Floor Space (m2) # of units Rent 
(per month) (from April 2019)
Rent (per day)
Two-Bedroom
B
49.35 8 91,000 yen 3,100 yen
One-Bedroom
B
49.35 8 87,000 yen 2,900 yen
Studio B 32.90 26 59,000 yen 2,000 yen

*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.

*Common service and bedding expenses are included in the rent prices. However, if you wish to receive additional bedding, it will come at an additional charge.

*Fees cannot be refunded once they have been paid.


Other expenses

Cleaning charges (move-in only), electricity, gas, etc.

Please refer to the "Outline" at this link for detailed information.

Furnishings and equipment Air conditioner, hot water heater, kitchen, refrigerator, microwave oven, bath, toilet, bed(s), furniture, washing machine (Two-Bedroom only), WiFi connectivity possible, CATV port
Length of residence No more than 1 year and no less than 1 month.
Application period
Application should be made between 14 days ~ 180 days prior to the beginning of your expected period of residence.
Cancellation Fees Details on the cancellation policy can be found here.

 

For international STUDENTS
Apartments and rent
C Wing (total: 100 units)
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


*Those who enter or leave during the course of the month must pay rent for the whole month.

*Fees cannot be refunded once they have been paid.

Other expenses Cleaning charges (move-in only), common service expenses, utility charges, bedding (upon request), etc. 
Please refer to the "Outline" at this link for detailed information.
Furnishings and equipment Air conditioner, hot water heater, kitchen, refrigerator, washing machine, bath, toilet, beds (w/ mattress, w/o bedding), furniture,  WiFi connectivity possible, TV port.
Length of residence No more than 12 months and no less than 1 month.
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.
Cancellation Fees Details on the cancellation policy can be found here.


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 to provide accommodation for international researchers and Japanese researchers from outside of the university engaged in short-term research at Osaka University.

Individuals who wish to reside in the Osaka University International House, Suita should click here to make a reservation via the RRS (Residence Reservation System).

 

International House

Regarding outage of the Residence Reservation System (RRS)

The RRS has been experiencing issues since December 1, 2020, and is currently unavailable. We are currently investigating these issues and information regarding resumption of service will be posted to the Osaka University official homepage when available. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and we humbly ask for you patience and understanding. Reservations and other emergencies should be directed to the email address listed below. Thank you for your cooperation.

Facilities Management, Housing Division, Osaka University

housing-kanri@office.osaka-u.ac.jp

Reservations and inquiries should be directed to the Facilities Management of the Housing Division by email. Please note that we will not be able to accept reservations or answer inquiries from Monday, December 28 through Sunday, January 3, 2021.

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.
Hours 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 5,500 yen
One-Bedroom 36.6 4 4,500 yen
Studio 13.5 8 3,500 yen
Total 13
Duration of Stay No more than 60 nights.
Application Application should be made between 3 days and 6 months prior to the scheduled day of entrance.
Room Furnishings TV, Air conditioner, kitchen, refrigerator, bath, toilet, bed, furniture.
Other Facilities Lounge: sofa and table
Laundry Room: dual washer and dryer
Cancellation Fees Details on the cancellation policy can be found here.

*Fees cannot be refunded once they have been paid.



University dormitories information for International Students and Researchers

University Dormitory Section, Housing Division
Email:
(Dormitories) gakuryo@ml.office.osaka-u.ac.jp
(International House Suita) kokuryusuita@ml.office.osaka-u.ac.jp
(International House Toyonaka) kokuryutoyonaka@ml.office.osaka-u.ac.jp

For other general housing information for International Students and Researchers
Support Office for International Students and Scholars
Email: supportinfo@ml.office.osaka-u.ac.jp

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