Akita University has the following dormitories. In all cases, dormitory students conduct independent lives. Please contact the Student Support Center if you are interested in living in a dormitory.
|Dormitory name||Eligibility||Capacity||Monthly boarding fee *||Structure||Address|
|Nishiyachi Dormitory||All male students (including international students)||130||¥20,000||6 floor reinforced concrete building||5-1 Tegataazanishiyachi, Akita City|
|Tegata Dormitory||All female students (excluding international students)||40||¥5,300||3 floor reinforced concrete building||5-50 Tegatatanaka, Akita City|
|Hondo Dormitory||31||¥6,900||6 floor reinforced concrete building||100-3 Yanagidaazanukazuka, Akita City|
* In addition to the monthly boarding fee, students are responsible for paying all utility bills, internet connection charges, the NHK license fee and other such services.
The monthly boarding fees for Tegata Dormitory and Hondo Dormitory were revised on August 1, 2013.
The following provides an overview of each dormitory.
|Nishiyachi Dormitory (Male)||All rooms are single occupancy, and come furnished with a desk, chair, bed, closet, toilet, bathroom, kitchenette (IH), refrigerator, and air conditioner. In addition, there are shared laundry rooms on every even-numbered floor. The dormitory is a 15 minute walk from Tegata Campus, and a 10 minute bicycle ride from Hondo campus.|
|Tegata Dormitory (Female)||All rooms are single occupancy, and come furnished with a desk, chair, book rack, bed, locker, electric heater, and air conditioner. In addition, there are shared kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms on every floor. The dormitory is a 5 minute walk from Tegata Campus, and a 10 minute bus ride from Hondo campus.|
|Hondo Dormitory (Female)||All rooms are single occupancy, and come furnished with a desk, chair, bed, closet and chest, along with a kitchen, stove, refrigerator, gas stove and air conditioner. In addition, there are shared common rooms, bathrooms and laundry rooms. The dormitory is a 10 minute bus ride from Tegata Campus, and a 3 minute walk from Hondo campus.|
This insurance is a compensation scheme which provides cover for students in the event that they suffer a physical injury due to a disaster or accident occurring during the course of educational and research activities and while commuting to the university. Akita University strongly recommends that all students sign up for this insurance.
In the event that students suffer a sudden or unexpected physical injury due to a disaster or accident from an external source occurring during the course of this university’s educational and research activities conducted both within and outside Japan and while commuting to the university, with ‘educational and research activities’ and ‘while commuting to the university’ taken to mean the following.
During the course of activities under university’s regular curriculum or university events
In addition to the above a., when within the university’s facilities
PWhile outside the university’s facilities and engaged in extracurricular activities for which notification has been made to the university
While travelling to and from the student’s residence to the university’s facilities and while moving between university facilities
Intentional acts or gross negligence, acts involving fighting, criminal acts, suicidal acts, illness, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, war, riots, injuries resulting from radiation/radioactive substances (except in cases where the insured person sustains injuries while conducting research or experiments using equipment which generates radiation or radioactive substances), uninsured driving, drink driving, during the course of dangerous sports being played during extracurricular activities outside of facilities etc.
The duration of insurance is set in accordance with the student’s term of study. The insurance premium includes coverage for injuries sustained when commuting to the university.
In addition, insurance policies for students from the Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine also contain coverage for the prevention of infection through contact.
|Duration||Applied classification of insurance premium|
|Faculty of International Resource Sciences||Faculty of Education and Human Studies||Faculty of Medicine||Faculty of Engineering Science||Graduate school|
|School of Medicine||School of Health Sciences||Graduate School of Education||Graduate School of Medicine||Graduate School of Engineering Science|
* The duration of this insurance is until March 31 of the prescribed year of graduation. It is not possible to extend the duration of insurance policies in the event that students undertake a study abroad program or take a leave of absence from the university. In such cases, students need to take out a new policy.
This insurance covers legal compensation for damages in the event that students injure another person or damage another person’s property during the course of activities under the university’s regular curriculum, university events and while going to and from these. Only those who have taken out a Personal Accident Insurance for Students pursuing Education and Research policy can join this scheme.
* Other courses are available, including Course B.
* Some things are not subject to compensation. Please see the pamphlet for more details.
|Type||PLS [Course A]|
|Insurance premium||1 year||¥340|
This insurance, which is for those who have taken out a PAS policy, is a system of compensation for injuries or illness incurred in the course of general student life, which are not covered by PAS. This policy provides students with 24 hour coverage for injuries or illness resulting from unforeseen accidents while on campus, while commuting to university, during clinical (on-site) training, teacher training, club and circle activities, travel, and leisure activities. In addition, compensation is also paid out if your actions result in injuries to another person, or if in the course of your daily life you injure someone or damage their property and are responsible for providing compensation. Furthermore, for students from the Faculty of Medicine, it compensates the cost of measures to prevent infection as a result of accidents with needles during medical activities.
For more details on the content of insurance contracts or insurance premiums, please see the pamphlets located in the Student Support Center and at Akita University Cooperative Headquarters.
Since April 2014, Akita University Cooperative Headquarters has been issuing students with Certification of Insurance for PAS, PLS and CLS.
Akita University Cooperative Headquarters
TEL: 018-832-7141 (Weekdays 10:00am – 5:00pm)
If you withdraw from the university after having taken out an insurance policy, you are entitled to a refund for the remaining portion of your insurance policy for that academic year, so please apply at the Student Support Division. Students who take a leave of absence from the university for over a year are also entitled to a refund for this portion, so please apply at the Student Support Division.
Information on part-time jobs/home tutoring is available at Akita University Cooperative Career Station (University Hall 1st floor) and on the 1st floor of Hondo Hall.
Akita University Cooperative Career Station (University Hall 1st floor)
We accept advertisements from employers for jobs on weekdays with working hours between 4:00pm and 8:00pm, when lessons have finished, and on Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays and long vacations without any working hour restrictions.
Includes a diverse range of work performed on an ongoing basis over a fixed period time, such as a store clerk in a convenience store, supermarket or department store, a kitchen assistant or waiter in a restaurant, work related to hotel banquets, cleaning work, work at a gasoline station, assistance in security work, and assistance in home removal work.
Includes a diverse range of work that can be performed within a short space of time, such as assistance in introducing and promoting new products in stores, helping out at stalls at festivals, road traffic volume surveys, public opinion surveys for media organizations, help with bringing in and removing exhibits, reception work at exhibitions, concerts etc., and directing traffic at events and at parking lots.
Includes such roles as teaching, marking tests and giving learning guidance at cram schools etc.
Competition in the struggle to succeed at school remains fierce, despite Japan’s declining birthrate. We get many requests from guardians every year for students from Akita University to serve as home tutors for their children. Students who wish to become home tutors should fill in the home tutor registration slip and submit it to the Cooperative Career Station. If you are hired as a home tutor, please ensure to provide your pupils with sincere guidance and instruction.
Students can also obtain information on other part-time jobs through job magazines, on noticeboards at part-time work centers and through word of mouth from friends. When doing so, please choose work with content that is suitable for students and will not harm your studies. The university does not accept that following kinds of part-time jobs, so please use these as a reference for determining what is suitable for students.
Jobs relating to entertainment, amusement industries and gambling, assistance with election campaigning, live-in jobs/jobs involving night shifts, handing out leaflets and putting up posters on the street, background investigations of third parties (private detective agencies) etc.
Operating dangerous machinery such as heavy machinery etc., work that involves handling dangerous articles, operating automobiles and motorcycles, dangerous work outside or on roads etc.
Mediating for commercial employment agencies, multi-level marketing systems, pyramid schemes, sales paid on a piecework basis etc.
We hope all students will take pride in themselves as Akita University students and think carefully about the kinds of work they accept.