Campus Life and Support
Residence Halls / Apartment Information
The University of Tsukuba student residence halls were established to offer its students excellent study environment along with the opportunity to experience autonomous civic life. A total of 60 residences with 3,430 private rooms, 153 double rooms, and 251 family rooms are located in Ichinoya, Hirasuna, Oikoshi, and Kasuga Campus. Every room is furnished with a bed, a table, a washbasin, a dormitory telephone etc. One can afford to stay in the dormitory if things of personal use are arranged. Furthermore, every building has a laundry room, a communal kitchen and shower room, etc. Also each campus (excluding Kasuga campus) has a community center that has the Administrative Office (In Kasuga Area, it is established in the 1F, 1 Building), a beauty and hair salon, and an electric goods store. In addition, Hirasuna Community Center has cafeterias and bath house, and Ichinoya Community Center has convenience stores. The university makes sure the rooms are available to undergraduate freshmen on a priority basis. When the number of new applicants exceeds the available number of rooms, students coming to Tsukuba from different district/state are given priority over those local students who can possibly commuting to the university from nearby areas. The residents have to pay a monthly rent of 8,000 yen (6,700yen for non-renovated apartment rooms) besides common utility fee of 6,830 yen per month and electric charges (depending on individual usage).
There are plenty of apartments and condominiums around the university. Also numerous varieties are available, hence apartment can be selected depending on the budget. Apartments can be found by getting information from your seniors or acquaintances or real-estate agents. Information is also available at the department of academic affairs, Division of Student Welfare. Rates averages between 35,000 to 50,000 yen for a six-mat room with a kitchen, a bath and a toilet.