Shizuoka University offers service and information about the International Residence, Dormitories, Apartments and Comprehensive Renter's Insurance.

1. Shizuoka University International Residence

The International Residence was established to provide housing for overseas students and researchers, as well as to promote international communication. The maximum period of residence is one year. Due to capacity restrictions, not all applicants can be accepted.

(1)Shizuoka International Residence(3-4-6, Oshika, Surugaku, Shizuoka City)

  • Built in March 2016. 5 story building.
    Address 3-4-6 Oshika, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka, 422-8021
    Distance to Shizuoka campus: 10 min. by bicycle, 15 min. by bus
    Furnished apartment. One UNIT is composed of 5 private rooms and shared common area.
  • Monthly expenses
    Room type # of rooms Rent (Int’lStudents) Common service fees
    single 95 20,000 JPY 2,300 JPY
    double some TBA TBA
    family some TBA TBA
    ※Wi-Fi and bedclothes are included in common service fees.
    ※ Utilities fee is charged based on the amount used.
    II. One-time expenses upon resident
    Room type Room cleaning fee
    single 5,000 JPY
    double TBA
    family TBA
  • ○Building equipment:multipurpose room
  • ○UNIT equipment:dining kitchen, air conditioner , washing machine and dryer, shower, washroom, Wi-Fi, storage room, shoe locker
  • ○Private room equipment :single bed, desk, closet, bedclothes ※Bedclothes:Blanket, Pillow, Linens ※Linens are collected once a month for cleaning.

(2)Hamamatsu International Residence Ⅱ (22-1, Shijimizuka 3 chome, Naka-ku Hamamatsu City)

Applicants: International students
Address: 3-22-1 Shijimizuka, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, 432-8018
Building: Built in 2016. Five-story building. Elevator is not equipped.
Distance to Hamamatsu campus: 10 minutes by bicycle, 30 minutes on foot
Furnished apartment. Private room and common area shared with 5 students.

Applications for residence are accepted in July (for October occupancy) and February (for April occupancy).

I. Monthly expenses

Type Rooms Area students researchers
Rent/month Rent/month By the day (stay of less than 29 days) By the day (stay of more than 29 days)
Single 95 15.69m2 20,000yen 20,000yen 710yen 660yen

※ Utilities fee is charged based on the amount used.

II.One-time expenses upon resident

Type Rooms Room cleaning fee
Single 95 5,400

Room equipment  *Bring your own Bed clothes or pay for monthly rental fee : single bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, air conditioner
Unit equipment: kitchen, dining table, chair, refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster, shower room, washing machine, dryer, cleaner, common-space Wi-Fi
Building equipment: meeting room

(3)Hamamatsu International Residence Ⅰ (22-1, Shijimizuka 3 chome, Naka-ku Hamamatsu City) Applications for residence are accepted in July (for October occupancy) and January (for April occupancy)

Type Rooms Area students researchers
Rent/month Rent/month By the day (stay of less than 29 days) By the day (stay of more than 29 days)
Single 35 12.42m2 5,900yen 6,971yen 235yen 232yen
Couple 11 35.40m2 9,500yen 17,314yen 589yen 577yen
Family 6 52.80m2 14,200yen 25,015yen 852yen 833yen


(4)Akebono-Ryo (22-1, Shijimizuka 3 chome, Naka-ku Hamamatsu City) Applications for residence are accepted in July (for October occupancy) and January (for April occupancy)

Type students Rooms Area students
Single Japanese students(F) 46 15.00m2 15,000yen
Overseas students(M) 32 15.00m2
Overseas students(F) 13 15.00m2
Disabled students 1 30.00m2

2. Dormitories

There are two dormitories in Shizuoka, Katayama (4 beds per room) and Yuho (4 beds per room), and one dormitory in Hamamatsu, Akatsuki (two beds per room). Some overseas students may be granted residence depending on availability. However, each room is very small, is for 4 people, and are tatami-floored. Each dormitory also has its own set of rules. International students may encounter difficulties residing in the dorms.

Dormitories Type Address Fee/month(2003)
Katayama male 422-8531
836 Oya, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka City
Yuho male 422-8021
4-8, Oshika 3-chome, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka City
Akatsuki male 432-8018
22-1, Shijimizuka 3-chome, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu City

The dormitory fee excludes a fee of approx. \17,000/ month for board (breakfast and supper), electricity, gas, water and other utilities. If you wish to apply for residence in a dormitory, please contact the Welfare Division on the Shizuoka campus or the Students Section on the Hamamatsu campus.

3. Apartments

The university does not directly assist students in securing apartments. However, for those interested in finding an apartment, please consult the co-op (located at both Shizuoka and Hamamatsu campuses), which will provide such assistance.

  1. Please select an apartment to meet your needs (e.g., room size, rent, maintenance fee, deposit, and distance to school).
  2. Before renting the apartment, the student must confirm and accept the condition of the apartment, the neighborhood where the apartment is located, and the terms and conditions of the rental agreement.
  3. If satisfied with the condition of the apartment, please ensure that you understand and are satisfied with the leasing terms (e.g., rent, return of the security deposit part way through the lease, and various other fees) before signing the lease.
  4. In 1979, several laws were passed to help respond in case of an earthquake disaster in Shizuoka Prefecture. In 1981, architectural rules were changed and buildings that have been built since the changes are considered to be safer than older buildings. Before signing a lease, please ensure that the building is considered safe. In the 1995 Kobe earthquake, many students perished, due to living in old and unsafe buildings.

In the Shizuoka and Hamamatsu area, rent differs depending on how new an apartment facility is, and also whether it is furnished or not. A security deposit is generally equal to 2-3 months rent.

●Apartment Rental Rates (As of April 2011)


Area Kitchen Toilet Bath Rent Common Unliries
7.5-10m2 Shared Shared Shared 10,000-25,000yen 1,000-3,000yen
10-13m2 Private Private Private 30,000-58,000yen 0-4,000yen


Area Kitchen Toilet Bath Rent Common Unliries
7.5-11m2 Shared Shared Shared 15,000-25,000yen 0-5,000yen
10-18m2 Private Private Private 45,000-55,000yen 0-5,000yen

4. Institutional Guarantee for renting apartment & Comprehensive Renter's Insurance for Foreign Students Studying in Japan

In case you have some difficulty in finding a guarantor for renting an apartment, Shizuoka University can provide an institutional guarantee, on condition that you subscribe to the "Comprehensive Renter's Insurance for Foreign Students Studying in Japan" managed by Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES). Before applying for the institutional guarantee, please check with the owner of the apartment and the real estate agent to make sure this guarantee is acceptable. The application form is available at the International Student Section of your Faculty. It is required that you submit this form two weeks prior to the date you begin to occupy the apartment.

* Coverage

  1. The renter (liability caused by accidental fire for the owner)
  2. The individual (liability for damages in daily life)
  3. Household items (liability for damages caused by fire, explosion, storm or flood damage, etc.)
  4. The co-signer

* Annual premium

  1. Option A (1 year) = 4,000 yen
  2. Option B (2 years) = 8,000 yen
    ※If you would like to extend the aforementioned period of indemnity
    after it ends for six months or less, you can extend it for 2,000 yen.