Short-Term Programs

Housing Application

An Integral Part of the AIU Experience

AIU requires all short-term international students to live in on-campus housing.

Living together with other exchange students from partner institutions in 47 countries and territories, as well as Japanese students, teaches more about intercultural cooperation and understanding than any classroom or textbook possibly could.

Housing Application

Students apply for housing through the Online Application System after acceptance to AIU.

Themed Houses: Students who wish to live in one of the Themed Houses must submit a separate application by email. Information on available Themed Houses and the application process will be sent to all accepted students.

Before submitting the Housing Application online, be sure to review the costs, assignment process, and availability dates below and read through the all of the information on the Housing Information page.

Housing Costs

Komachi Residence Hall Global Village Sakura Village Themed Houses
(University Village)
Rent and Fees
Fall/Spring Semester
per student
90,000 JPY
utilities included
90,000 JPY
plus utilities*1
162,000 JPY
plus utilities*1
85,500 JPY
plus utilities*1
Winter Program
per student
60,000 JPY
utilities included
60,000 JPY
plus utilities*1
108,000 JPY
plus utilities*1
57,000 JPY
plus utilities*1
Bedding & Cleaning Fee*2 20,000 JPY (Fall/Spring); 6,750 JPY (Winter)

*1 Utilities Fees: Residents of Global Village, Sakura Village, and the Themed Houses (University Village) must also pay monthly utility fees. The amount depends on monthly usage. The average cost per room, approx. 15,000 – 30,000 JPY per month, should be divided by two or three students in per unit. Utility fees for Komachi Residence Hall residents are included in the room fee.

*2 Bedding & Cleaning Fee: The cleaning fee covers weekly cleaning of the pillowcase, mattress cover, blanket cover, and comforter cover. Charges will be assessed for any excessive stains or replacement of the bedding set. Payment of bedding and cleaning fee and use of the bedding set is mandatory for residents of all housing types.

Room Assignments

Students may express a room preference on the Housing Application Form. However, final room and roommate assignments will be made solely by AIU. Although AIU will consider student housing preferences and other information carefully, we cannot always meet students' requests. Please understand that AIU cannot respond to requests for specific roommates, nor reply to case-by-case inquiries in advance.

Special Arrangements & Support

Students who need special arrangements or a particular room assignment because of special circumstances (physical or medical condition, etc.) must request that in advance and supply an official document, such as medical doctor's report, to verify their condition.

Room Assignment System for Each Facility

Sakura Village: AIU will contact students who applied for Sakura Village no later than July 1 (fall semester) or February 1 (spring semester) to inform them whether or not they were placed in Sakura Village. Room numbers and roommate information will not be available until after students arrive on campus.

Themed Houses: AIU will announce the results of the Themed House application on the date specified in the Themed House application guidelines. Room numbers and roommate information will not be available until after students arrive on campus.

Global Village & Komachi Residence Hall: Students who apply for Global Village or Komachi Hall, and those who are not able to be placed in Sakura Village or the Themed Houses, will not be able to find out their final facility, room number, or roommate information until after arrival.

Students may apply to change housing between semesters by submitting an application in December (for the spring semester) or July (for the fall semester).

Housing Availability Dates

The period of housing availability for each semester is as below.
*It is not possible to arrive earlier or depart later than the dates below.

Spring Semester 2017 April 2, 2017 - August 7, 2017
Fall Semester 2017 August 24, 2017 - December 24, 2017
Winter Program 2018 December 25, 2017 - March 7, 2018
Spring Semester 2018 April 1, 2018 - August 7, 2018

Students must move out of housing no later than 17:30 on the final day listed in the table above. Students cannot stay in on-campus housing beyond the accommodation period above unless they will continue their studies at AIU in a subsequent semester.

Housing During Long Breaks

On-campus housing is available during the university Summer Break (August 1 - August 31) to students who are enrolled in both Spring and Fall Semesters. Housing is also available during the Winter Break (December 23 - March 31) to students who are enrolled in both Fall and Spring Semesters, regardless of whether or not they enroll in the Winter Program. All students who wish to retain their housing during Winter Break must pay the housing fees in the chart above.

Considerations for Shared Housing

Vaccination

On-campus accommodations share common spaces. As such, the possibility of spreading infectious diseases is high. To prevent the possible risk of infection, we strongly request that students receive the following vaccinations before your arrival at AIU:

  • MMR vaccine (measles-mumps-rubella vaccine)
  • DPT vaccine (diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine)
  • Influenza

For further information, please refer to the Medical Information Form.

Center for International Affairs
Akita International University Yuwa, Akita-City 010-1292 Japan
Tel. +81-(0)18-886-5936, +81-(0)18-886-5937
Fax. +81-(0)18-886-5853
Inbound Students : international@aiu.ac.jp
Outbound Students : studyabroad@aiu.ac.jp
Office Hours (Mon - Fri) 9:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00