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Living Information

1. Accommodations

Akita University has two off-campus dormitories for international students and researchers: Akita University International Student House and Akita University International House.

There’s also Nishiyachi Dormitory* which is both for Japanese and International students. *For male students only.

Due to capacity restrictions, not all applicants can be placed in university residence halls.

Akita University International Student House

Location:
4 Takada, AzaHiroomote, Akita City 010-8042 (15 minutes on foot from campus)
10-36 Senshu Yadome-machi, Akita City 010-0877(Annex)

秋田大学留学生会館 Akita University International Student House

  Facilities & Fixtures Rent (/month)
Single Rooms
(27 rooms)
private bath/ shower /toilet, kitchen, bed, desk & chair, closet, bookcase, china cabinet, desk lamp, refrigerator, gas-heating, security alarm, fireextinguisher, curtains, and internet connection, A/C
5,900 yen
Couples’ Rooms
(3 rooms)
the amenities listed above, plus: clothes washer and dryer,chest of drawers, table
9,500 yen

Common Space: lounge, tatami room, laundry room
*Electricity and water bills are not included in monthly rent.

Akita University International House

Location: 5-50 Tanaka, Tegata, Akita City 010-0862
(5 minutes on foot from campus)

秋田大学国際交流会館 Akita University International House

  Facilities & Fixtures Rent (/month)
Single Rooms
Building A
(10 Rooms)
private bath/ shower /toilet, kitchen, bed, desk & chair, electric water boiler, bookcase, microwave oven, ceilinglight, desk lamp, refrigerator, chest of drawer, curtains, internet connection, A/C, gas heating*
*Building A only
5,900 yen
Single Rooms
Building B
(18 Rooms)
Same as Building A, plus: closet, washing machine 15,000 yen

There are also five “Researcher’s rooms”.
Common Space: Multipurpose Hall, Meeting Room, Laundry Room
*Electricity and water bills are not included in monthly rent.

Nishiyachi Dormitory

Please refer to this link

Private Apartments

Information on renting private apartments may be obtained from the Akita University co-op as well as from private estate agents. The averagerent for a single room with a private kitchen, toilet, and bathis around 30,000 yen per month.

2.Housing Support

In Japan, you may be requested to have a guarantor when you rent an apartment. Self-funded students can request that Akita University acts as the guarantor by buying “Comprehensive Renter’s Insurance for Foreign Students Studying in Japan.” The University will cover 2,500 yen of the total insurance premium of 4,000 yen per year.

3.Life Expenses

Here are some examples of students’ monthly living expenses:

International House A / B

Boarding fee 5,900~15,000yen Books, School Supplies, etc. 7,000yen
Food cost 30,000yen Leisure 5,000yen
Utility costs 5,000yen Miscellaneous 5,000yen
Transportation cost 0yen Total
57,900円~67,000yen

Private Apartments

Boarding fee 30,000yen Books, School Supplies, etc. 7,000yen
Food cost 30,000yen Leisure 5,000yen
Utility costs 8,000yen Miscellaneous 5,000yen
Transportation cost 0yen Total
85,000yen