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University Guarantor System

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Almost all apartment leases in Japan require a guarantor (rentai hoshonin), a person who co-signs the lease to share liability (jointly and severally) with the tenant for any debts to the lessor. Generally, Japanese students ask a family member (parent, sibling, etc.) to serve in this role, but since international students often do not have someone who they can ask to be a guarantor, the University of Tokyo may act as your guarantor if you meet certain eligibility requirements. The application process is outlined below.

  • Applicants need to visit the International Students and Researchers Support Group (ISRSG) office three or four times on average.
  • Applications take around one to two weeks to process.
  • Apply at least two weeks before your planned move-in date.

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