All new students receiving visa sponsorship from TUJ are required to stay in housing arranged by the university during their first semester at TUJ. After the first semester, students must vacate TUJ housing (dorm or homestay) and find independent housing such as private apartments, share-houses etc. It might be possible to remain in the dorm after the first semester through a private contract made directly with the dorm facility. TUJ cannot guarantee room availability and does not assist students with the contract process.

If Japanese students and students who do not need visa sponsorship would like to live in TUJ housing, it is suggested to make a private contract directly with the dorm managing company  at

TUJ Housing Application Form

To apply for TUJ housing, you will need to submit a housing application form. Housing selection takes place closer to the start of each semester and the Office of Student Services and Engagement will inform you of your housing assignment. The link for the housing application form will be shared with you after your COE is submitted to Japanese immigration. Please make sure to submit it within two weeks from the receipt of the email with the link.

TUJ Housing Costs

Please see here for dormitory and homestay costs.

TUJ Housing Waiver Petition

In limited circumstances, exceptions may be granted to students who have one or more of the followings: (This petition form is housed in TUJ Housing Application Form.)

  • Live with a family member (immediate or extended family) currently residing in Japan

  • Have lived in Japan for more than 6 months on SOFA status or other type of visa (not tourist) within two years of filing this petition

  • Are married/engaged to be married

  • Are 24 years old or older at the time of filing this petition

  • Can document and substantiate another highly compelling reason to grant this petition