Housing Information

                                                                                                  Updated on August 1, 2019

Mejirodai International Village
   
(Opening 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

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Eligibility & Permitted Period of Stay

Japanese students, international students and international researchers enrolled at UTokyo

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

Features of accommodation

Please refer to the pamphlet and we expect to update the site regularly.

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                              
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Application Period, How to Apply

First application period: March 15, 2019 - April 15, 2019  Closed
Second application period: June 1, 2019 - June 24, 2019  Closed
Third application period: July 18, 2019 - July 31, 2019     Closed

<Second application period, Third application period> 
   A Login Password is required to make an application through OSTA. If you do not know the    
       password, please contact:

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

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Area Information

Under construction

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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: Sorry to say, but you cannot go see the rooms and facilities at Mejirodai until September 1, 2019  (the opening date of the Mejirodai International Village).
This has been decided so from the aspect of security, since there are still some additional
construction work left to do and still some furniture to carry in at Mejirodai during the month
of August, 2019.  Hence, those who are to move into Mejirodai cannot ask for a preliminary
inspection during the month of August, 2019, as well.
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.  As the total number of rooms offered at Mejirodai Village 
       fairly exceeds those of the other UTokyo Lodges, there is a great chance to secure a
       room at Mejirodai Village.

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.

Q:Is a foreign researcher who is fixed to come to Japan from this October able to
      apply for an accommodation at Mejirodai Village from September?

A: If the researcher’s period of employment (“period of enrollment” in the case of
  International Students) is set from October, the term of stay will only be permitted from
  October, accordingly. One cannot move into Mejirodai Village prior to one’s permitted 
      term of stay.

Q:If I am offered a room at Mejirodai Village at the time of the first round of
      application, am I not eligible to apply for the other Lodges at UTokyo?

A: No, you are not. If you are offered a room at Mejirodai Village at the time of the first
      round of application, you are not eligible to apply for an accommodation at 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: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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