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                                                                              Updated on October 4, 2019

Mejirodai International Village
   
(Opened September 2019)


 

Mejirodai International Village is accommodation for Japanese students, International students and foreign researchers engaged in education or research at UTokyo. The communal life with diverse people is sure to cultivate your communication skills and widen your international horizons.

Why choose Mejirodai International Village?

【2019/7/7 UPDATED】Mejirodai International Village-Photographs of rooms and other areas

Eligibility for application 

Japanese students, international students and international researchers enrolled at UTokyo.

Permitted Period of Stay

From 6 months up till the end of your term of enrollment at UTokyo.
*Residential period less than 6 months could be negotiable.

Location

3-28-6 Mejirodai, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
The University of Tokyo, Mejirodai International Village
【Map (Mejirodai International Village)】
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Rooms

  1. Shared Type: 704 private rooms
  2. Independent type: 152 private rooms
  3. Wheelchair-accessible room: 1 room

Fees

Please refer to the table of fees.

First payment per room type
                          
                                            

 How to Apply

OSTA Login Password 

   OSTA Login Password is required to make an application through OSTA.
If you do not know the password, please contact:

  • Person in charge of support section for International students and researchers at your faculty, graduate school, research institute or research center
     OR
  • Housing Office (housing-office.adm@gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp)

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Important Notes when using OSTA 

Schedule from application to notification of result

・Monthly deadline for application・・・the 25th day of each month (JST24:00)

・Notification of the selection result・・・the 15th day of the following month

・The earliest possible starting date of stay・・from the first day of the 2nd month
                                                                    from the time of application


Eligibility for application

Prospective International students to be sent by overseas partner universities based on their International Academic Exchange Agreements with UTokyo.

Japanese students, International students and International researchers who are either enrolled or are already fixed to be enrolled at UTokyo.
International students who are to be enrolled at UTokyo from April,2020 are also eligible to apply.



Vacancies (as of 2019/9/18)
<Shared Type Rooms>
 Room type A/B: approximately 470 rooms
 Room type C/D/R/S: approximately 60 rooms

 <Independent Type Rooms>
 Room Type E: 1 room
 Room Type T: 0 room
 Room Type F: 1 room

If you need to be considered in terms of physical disabilities
If you have any special room requirements due to physical disabilities, please contact the Housing Office as soon as possible. 

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FAQs

1.Preliminary inspection
Q: Are we able to actually go see the rooms and facilities at Mejirodai as a preliminary inspection?

A: We will inform you of our schedule for preliminary inspection at Mejirodai, when it becomes possible after the opening date on our website.

2. Application
Q:Can I apply for an accommodation at Mejirodai International Village even after the second and third round application period?

A:Yes, you can.  You can always apply for an accommodation at "Merjirodai International Village" (hereinafter called "Mejirodai Village") if there are vacancies at the time.  Please visit the Housing Office HP for the latest information on vacancies at Mejirodai Village which will uploaded from time to time.

Q:Am I eligible to apply for an accommodation at Mejirodai Village regardless of my past period of stay at the other UTokyo Lodges?
A:Yes, you are eligible to apply for an accommodation at Mejirodai Village regardless of your past period of stay at the other UTokyo Lodges. Those who have concluded their maximum period of stay at the other UTokyo Lodges are always welcome to apply to move into Mejirodai Village.

Q:Are newly-arrived international students given priority at the time of selection just like the other UTokyo Lodges?
A: Basically, there is no selection process as for Mejirodai Village. 
If the number of applications is to exceed the number of vacancies at the time of
application, the successful applicants will be selected by lot.

Q:MEXT Scholarship Students are given priority as for the application for Komaba and Kashiwa Lodges. Are they able to select to apply for a room at Mejirodai Village, as well?
A: Yes, MEXT Scholarship Students are eligible to apply for an accommodation at Mejirodai  Village. Though they are not given any kind of priority at the time of application, there is a high possibility for them to secure a room at Mejirodai Village depending on the type of room they select. 

Q:Can a Japanese researcher who arrive in Japan to engage in research and / or education activities at UTokyo while they belong to an overseas university or research institute apply for an accommodation at Mejirodai Village as a “foreign researcher”?
A: Yes, Japanese researchers who arrive in Japan to engage in research and / or education activities at UTokyo while they belong to an overseas university or research institute can also apply for an accommodation at Mejirodai Village as “foreign researchers”, just like  the other UTokyo Lodges.

3. Facilities
Q:Are there any family rooms available at Mejirodai Village?
A: No, there are only single rooms and couple rooms available at Mejirodai Village.  You are able to accompany one child under 6 years old if you are to apply for a couple room at Mejirodai Village, just like the other UTokyo Lodges.

Q:Are there any guest rooms available at Mejirodai Village for the stay for my family members or relatives at the time of their visit to Japan?
A: No, there are no such guest rooms provided at Mejirodai Village. It is forbidden to let other people stay overnight at Mejirodai Village.

4. Operational Rules
Q: How do I pay the monthly accommodation fee for my room at Mejirodai Village? (Updated on July 10, 2019)

A: As for the Mejirodai International Village, the monthly accommodation fees, etc. are to be prepaid by the specified due date on a monthly basis. You will receive your bill and the details of payment from Mejirodai Village's management contractor at the time you receive your "Notification of Admission" to Mejirodai Village. Please note  that you will be asked to make the payment of your first bill after you have moved into Mejirodai.

Q:Will the accommodation fees at Mejirodai  Village be prorated?
A: No, the monthly accommodation fees will not be prorated. All fees at Mejirodai Village will be billed on a monthly basis which are to be calculated from the very start of the month no matter of your actual move-in date.
Therefore, although you move into Mejirodai on September 15, you will be charged of the monthly fees calculated from Septmber 1.   

Q:What happens when I am to take a leave of absence from the university?
A: Basically, you will be asked to move out from Mejirodai Village at the time you take a leave from the university.

Q:What happens if I am to go study abroad during my stay at Mejirodai Village?
A: If you are to go study abroad for a long time, you may be asked to move out from Mejirodai Village. Please consult the Housing Office in advance for such cases, since matters will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Q:What happens if I am to repeat another year at university?
A: You may be asked to move out from Mejirodai Village depending on the reason you  are to repeat your year at the university. Please consult the Housing Office in advance for such cases, since matters will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Q:Are there any considerations to LGBTs at Mejirodai Village?
A: Basically, we will make considerations after being consulted by the applicant. 
      In general, applicants will be advised to apply for Independent Type Rooms
      in such cases.

Q:Can I make use of public expenses for my payment of the accommodation fees for my room at Mejirodai Village?
A: Yes, it is possible to make use of public expenses for your payment of the
      accommodation fees for your room at Mejirodai Village.

Q:Will I not lose my right for accommodation at Mejirodai Village though I might leave for a while to go back to my home country?
A: Basically, if you are to pay the designated amount of fees to cover up the period of your absence from Mejirodai Village, you will not be asked to move out from your room.

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