TUFS International Residences
- International Residence Hall No.1 and No.2 (in Japanese)
- International Residence Hall No.3 (in Japanese)
Most exchange students reside in one of two TUFS International Residences on the TUFS campus. Built in 2004 and 2006, both Residences are well-equipped. The dormitories include single rooms as well as several couple and family rooms. Each room comes furnished with a single bed, desk with drawers, chair, bookshelves, shelves for food, hanging clothes, and storing shoes, a small kitchen area with stove, refrigerator, and sink, telephone and internet (ethernet) connection, waste basket, several lighting fixtures and a desk lamp, an air filter, and an air conditioner/heater. Family rooms come with several other pieces of furniture.
In addition, all rooms have a balcony area which can be used for hanging clothes, accessible via a sliding door for which we provide curtains. Finally, some rooms are equipped with a private bathroom that includes a shower/bath, sink, and toilet, while residents in other rooms have a private sink and toilet, but must share showers with several neighbors (separate for males and females). Each floor of both dormitories have coin-operated laundry facilities (washers and dryers).
All residents also have a private mail box located in the front of the TUFS International Residences. Other common areas and rooms include a large Shared Kitchen, Television Lounge, Music/Piano Room, Japanese Style Room for cultural activities and events, Study Room equipped with computers and desks, and a recreational area with table tennis and other equipment. There is an office located in the TUFS International Residences for staff, and each floor in each Residence one Japanese Tutor. Tutors are Japanese students at TUFS, usually at the graduate level, who reside in the dormitories to provide assistance to residents, and to deal with any emergencies. One Tutor is on call each day and night.
Fees at the TUFS International Residence are generally very low compared to similar private housing, and depend on the type of room (single, couple, and family). Students also have to pay for utility services such as electricity, water, and gas. Students who maintain a telephone line in their room will also have to pay the requisite costs, but most international students opt for a mobile phone. The university does not currently offer any sort of meal plan. However, the on-campus cafeterias offer good meals at low cost, and students can prepare meals by themselves using the kitchen facilities in their rooms or the larger shared kitchen in each Residence.
Student life at TUFS centers around the new university campus that was built in year 2000. Located in a fast developing but quiet western suburb of Tokyo with access to several train and bus lines, the campus is surrounded by a wealth of greenery and nature including several large and beautiful parks, river areas, and many sports fields. Basic shopping such as convenience stores, small supermarkets, and several restaurants are within walking distance. The campus is also close to Ajinomoto Stadium where many sporting events and concerts take place, the campuses of International Christian University and Hitotsubashi University, the Jindaiji Temple and Botanical Garden area, as well as popular shopping and recreation centers like Kichijoji and Chofu. Shinjuku (the busiest station in Tokyo) is also only about 30 minutes away by train.
On-campus facilities include the Administration offices, Health Care Center, Library, Research and Lecture building, the Japanese Language Center for International Students (JLC), Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), University Hall with two cafeterias offering good-quality low-cost meals and a student store, a five story Gymnasium with Music Rooms and rooms for extracurricular club activities and offices, sports fields, tennis courts, and the TUFS International Residences. A Main Auditorium and several new buildings are also planned for the future.
FAQ for accommodation
- What kind of building is the TUFS International Residences?
A Please check the below URL. You can check the brochures.
○Building No.1 and 2
- May I smoke in dormitory rooms?
No. Please smoke only in smoking areas.
- Do you provide homestay services?
No. We do not offer any homestay services.
- Are students guaranteed a room in the on-campus dormitory? What are the application procedures?
We try to offer all Exchange Students a room in one of our on-campus TUFS International Residences. However, in the rare case when there are no open rooms to accommodate a student, we will arrange a room in another international students’ dormitory in the Tokyo area.
You will receive the dorm application as you proceed with your application for exchange program.
- When can I start living in the on-campus dormitory?
You can come to the dormitory two days before Orientation for international students. If you come to Japan earlier than this, you need to find an accommodation by yourself.
- Can I live with my friend or partner?
No. If you would like to live with your friend or partner, please look for the accommodation by yourself. However, you may be able to live in the dormitory with your family (wife/husband, children) if there is an available room for married couples or for families
- How is the monthly fee for a room in the dormitory paid?
Rent is automatically debited from residents’ bank accounts each month. We are not able to proceed the procedure for rent withdrawal unless you bring your bank card to the office of the Student Exchange Division. If we cannot withdraw the rent from your bank account, we require you to pay the unpaid rent later on in one payment. Students also have to pay for utilities such as electricity, water and so on. Details are as follows.
Building No.1 and No.2
The boarding fee and miscellaneous expenses will be paid automatically from your bank account on 5th of every month.
(If 5th is Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, the payment day is a next weekday.)
You will need to register your bank account for the automatic deduction at the TUFS Student Exchange Division counter as soon as both bank book and cash card are delivered to you.
As the bank account registration will not be completed by the scheduled withdrawal day the bill will be added to the next payment,
Also, if there is not enough money in your account, the bill will be added to the next payment.
The boarding fee and miscellaneous expenses will be paid automatically from your bank account on 27th of every month.
(If 27th is Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, the payment day is a next weekday.)
You will need to register your bank account for the automatic deduction at the manager office in Building 3 as soon as both bank book and cash card are delivered to you.
Please pay the fees for first few months in cash at a convenience store or bank, since your bank account is not prepared for those payments. The bills will be delivered into your mail box.
Also, you must pay individual electricity and water charges every month.
- Can I choose which dormitory to live in?
No. We will assign you a room. Therefore, please make sure to prepare sufficient money for rent (Maximum 46,000 JPY / month)
- What kind of furnishings are in the dormitory room?
Each room comes furnished with a single bed, desk with drawers, chair, bookshelves, shelves for food, hanging clothes, and storing shoes, a small kitchen area with stove, refrigerator, and sink, telephone and internet (ethernet) connection, waste basket, several lighting fixtures and a desk lamp, an air filter, and an air conditioner/heater. Family rooms come with several other pieces of furniture.
Please refer to following URL for detail:
More furniture is provided in for married and family rooms.
- Is there an active internet connection in each room?
Yes, each room has an active internet connection for free. You must supply your own computer and ethernet cable to use the connection.
Please note that there is no WIFI connection in each room. If needed, you need to prepare it by yourself.
- Is there a telephone in each room?
There is a telephone jack in each room, but no active connection. Most students opt to purchase a mobile phone and contract rather than activate the in-room telephone connection.
- Can my friends or family visit my room?
No. you can only invite visitors to the common area in your dormitory.
- Is there a cafeteria or food store in the dorm?
No, you need to eat either outside at the on-campus cafeterias or off-campus restaurants, or cook for yourself. Dormitory rooms have private refrigerators and kitchens, and there is a large shared kitchen on the first floor of the dormitory as well.
- Do rooms come with private toilets and baths?
Each room comes equipped with a private toilet, but only one of the dormitories has private, unit baths. Our second dormitory building has shared shower rooms on each floor (separate for males and females).
- Is there a curfew for residents of TUFS International Residences?
There is no curfew for when students can leave or return to the dormitories. However, all residents are asked to not make excessive amounts of noise, especially between 9PM to 7AM, so as to not disturb other residents.
- What should I do when I want to leave International Residence?
Please submit below “NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL” to the Student Exchange Division by one month before the date of leaving.
If you want to know more details, please also check “PREPARING TO MOVE OUT”
○ NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL
○ PREPARING TO MOVE OUT
3-11-1, Asahi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-8534, Japan