Designated housings (Dormitory) Information

Designated housings for Hosei University ESOP students

There are no on-campus housings. However, Hosei University offers the following designated housings for exchange students. (As of June 2018)
Hosei University assign the dormitory to ESOP students. ESOP students cannot choose the dormitory.

<For male students>
1) Dormy Minamikasai
  *45 minutes away from Ichigaya campus
2) Dormy Higashi Koganei 2
   *55 minutes away from Ichigaya campus

<For female students>
1) Dormy Nakakasai
   *45 minutes away from Ichigaya campus
2) Dormy Hirai 2
   *35 minutes away from Ichigaya campus
3) Dormy Koganei Net
  *55 minutes away from Ichigaya campus
4) Dormy Barakinakayama
   *55 minutes away from Ichigaya campus

*For each dormitory’s information, please click each dorm’s name.*

   Location:   Edogawa-ku, Tokyo (Dormy Minamikasai, Nakakasai, Hirai)
        Koganei-city, Tokyo (Dormy Higashi Koganei 2, Koganei Net)
        Chiba-city, Chiba (Dormy Barakinakayama)
 Room type: Single room
 Meal:      Two meals a day during weekdays
   Curfew:      0:00 AM ~ 6:30 AM ※except Koganei Net and Barakinakayama
   *Please note that you CANNOT enter the dorm after 0:00 AM. 
   Rent: Exchange Student – 239,400 yen / 6 months   478,800 yen / year
            Privately-Financed Student – 389,400 yen / 6 months   778,800 yen / year
            (Hosei University subsidizes 25,000yen/month for Exchange students)

Useful Information

Costs to stay in central Tokyo

The availability of accommodations in Japan can sometimes pose problems. The Ichigaya campus of Hosei is in central Tokyo; rents in the vicinity range from 70,000yen to 100,000yen per month. Rents for accommodations rather more distant from central Tokyo are in the region of 50,000yen to 60,000yen per month.

In Japan it is also necessary when signing a lease to pay additional (non-refundable) fees so that the initial payment is likely to amount to two to five times the monthly rent. Because of these problems, Hosei University helps to make available accommodations at comparatively low cost. Please indicate in the appropriate space of the application form if such assistance is desired.

About our designated housings

An extract from the terms of the arrangement under which such accommodation is provided is as follows: Because Hosei University does not have enough residential accommodations of its own to offer, students requiring assistance will be helped by an external private organization which offers accommodation at low cost.


*Subsidies are available for the university designated accommodations; however, should students decide on other accommodation, s/he is responsible for all related expenses.
*Should students decide to move out of university designated accommodations, s/he is required to notify the university at least 2 weeks beforehand, as to intent.

Costs to live in our designated housings

The monthly rent (which includes “administration fees”) amounts to 64,900yen. For Exchange Students, Hosei University subsidizes (25,000yen) the monthly rent. Administration fees refer to the use of shared facilities (bath, shower-room, toilet, etc.), general administrative and other miscellaneous costs.


*Charges for electricity and water are covered by Hosei University. However, should monthly fees become excessively high due to misuse, such as excessive usage of air conditioner etc., s/he will be held responsible for the surcharge(s).
*Costs may vary according to the yearly revised contract between Hosei University and the external private organization.

In addition to the amount mentioned above, you will be assessed for the following:


A Bedding rental (e.g. 17,820yen for 6 months; 25,000yen for 12 months for Applicants only)
B Utilities, telephone and internet fees (where applicable)
Note: *Costs may vary according to the accommodation.


Depending on the accommodation, breakfast and evening meals are provided. (Except on Sundays and national holidays)

※※The above information is correct as of June 2018 but may be subject to change.※※