Accommodation for Students

Students coming through JESP will have different options in regards to accommodations once in Japan. Depending on availability, a student will be able to decide whether they would like to live in a JESP Dorm, a School Dorm, or a External Housing of their choice (not affiliated with the program).

Living Description

Students staying with JESP accommodation will be sharing a dorm, which can be a entire house or a large apartment depending on location. A unit or a house will have 3-4 bedrooms that will be shared by roommates. There will be common areas such as a kitchen and bathroom and there may often times be a mix of gender, nationality, and religious backgrounds in one dorm.

Students will need to understand that your residence maybe smaller compared to your own home, and some cultural differences such as to sleeping on Japanese flooring with a Japanese futon. It will be a supportive environment, however, in a way that you will be introduced to many different students from various background who will be experiencing same difficulties to adapt with different life style as well as Japanese culture.

Location of Accommodations

Dorms are prepared in areas that will be convenient for students to live, study, and work. We look for houses that will be relatively proximate to schools (around 5 km), so that students can commute to school with reasonable efforts by foot, bus, or train. There should be supermarket, clinics, pharmacy, and other stores in vicinity as well. While we try to prepare adequate dorms for students, different areas will have different pros and cons, and some places can be more or less convenient.

Pricing of Housing

JESP Dormitory:

  • 20,000 JPY/month (Shared Room),
  • 40,000~60,000 JPY/month (Single Room)

Students will pay monthly once living in Japan, and will  pay (1) month of rent before coming to Japan. A 50,000 JPY move-in fee is required prior to arrival. 

School Dormitory:

  • 35,000~50,000 JPY/month (Shared Room, Availability Varies)

Usually schools will typically require 3~6 months of rent to be paid upfront, with a 50~70,000JPY of entry fee, and may request additional fees such as a deposit as well.