Study Abroad at TMU

Housing

■Accommodations

Tokyo Metropolitan University provides student accommodations in order to ensure that students have a positive environment conducive to learning. The university also provides off-campus accommodations for international students. Units of both types of housing are limited, so please keep track of availability and apply for accommodations in a timely fashion.

1.University accommodations

International House

Student Dormitory(Japanese website only)

International Student House

2.Off-campus housing through TMU mediation

Housing facility name Location Eligibility
Inter-University Seminar House House of International Students Shimoyugi 1987-1, Hachioji City, Tokyo Single occupants
Tokyo International Exchange Center Aomi 2-79, Koto Ward, Tokyo Families, single occupants
Tokyo Ota Kinen Kan Kugayama 2-16-4, Suginami Ward, Tokyo Single occupants from Beijing or other Asian cities

[Applications / Inquiries] Administrative Office of the International Center
Applications and recommendation forms for University Seminar House

3.Other housing

(1)Accommodations without the university's mediation

The application periods of these accommodations vary. Information on room availability will be posted on the bulletin board of the International Center. Some international student houses offer rooms to students whenever they become available. Please contact these facilities directly to inquire.

(2)Private apartments

Information on private apartments in the vicinity of TMU is available from the Co-op. Real estate agents, housing information magazines, the Internet and the student cooperative are also helpful for finding a room.

4.Guarantor and Referral Services

When foreigners are looking for an apartment, they have many difficulties due to the language barrier. Also, it is hard to find a reliable guarantor in Japan when they apply for a rental house. To support oversea students and researchers who stay for a certain period of time at TMU, we introduce the following guarantor company.
GTN (Global Trust Networks)
【Japanese Website】http://www.gtn.co.jp/
【English Website】http://www.gtn.co.jp/en/
Service
○ Guarantor Service (Please see the details from the GTN website)
GTN will be a guarantor for oversea students and researchers who are planning to sign an apartment lease contract in Japan. Those who are enrolled in TMU can receive benefit of the special rate of service.
 [Guarantor service fee]
 ・Initial Guarantor Service Fee: special rate of 30% of total monthly rental fee (original rate is 50%) ※minimum 20,000 yen
 ・Annual Guarantor Service Fee: 10,000yen / year (you will be required to pay the annual guarantor fee yearly after 2 years.)
  Leaflet of GTN Guarantor Service (JPN/ENG)
GTN provides the life support service by telephone, such as application for utilities at moving in and separating the garbage. This support is available in English and other languages.
○ Referral Service
GTN supports foreigners so that they can smooth out the process of finding a house or an apartment which suits for their request. (The commission fee might be charged depends on a property)
○ Website providing property information to foreigners
GTN manages the property search website,"Best-Estate.jp"