University House and International House (for Researchers)

※ International Students may submit their applications to the Student Life Support Division through their respective host department/faculty.

※ Please be advised that UH Katahira and International House are dormitories for those who have a(n) official affiliation/status of acceptance at Tohoku Univeristy. Those who do not have a status of acceptance at the university (business travelers) are not eligible to move in. Also, those who are elligible to reside in TU Staff Housing (excluding international researchers) are NOT elligible to apply for University House and International House. Please proceed to apply for Staff Housing through your host department.

The Process Leading Up to Tenancy

  1. Vacancy check & reservation (from 6 months prior to move-in date):
    To reserve a room, click the “Reservation” button on this page. Our center will screen the details of the reservation to confirm applicant’s eligibility. If the applicant is eligible for the room reserved and a room is available at the time of reservation, a reservation will be placed. However, if no room is available at the time of reservation, the applicant can choose to place the reservation on the waiting list.
  2. Move-in Application (up to 3 weeks prior to move-in date):
    Submit the move-in application by clicking on the link provided in the “Acceptance of Reservation” notification. The move-in application will be reviewed, and a move-in approval will be issued and sent to the applicant if the move-in application is approved. **Please be sure to notify us immediately if there are changes to the move-in date after the move-in approval was issued. Please note that we may not be able to accommodate any changes if notifications are made less than 5 days before the original move-in date.
  3. Submission of Pledge (up to a day before move-in date):
    A Pledge will be sent together with the move-in approval. Complete the electronical signature of the pledge before the move-in date.
  4. Move-in Procedure (on move-in day):
    Get the room key at the management office and complete the move-in procedure within the designated time frame. Please be sure to notify us if move-in procedure cannot be completed within the designated time frame.

University House Katahira (for international researchers)


Address : 1-14-15 Ichibancho, Aoba-ku, 980-0811 Sendai

Period of Occupancy

From 1 month to 2 years

Eligibility

※Those who are eligible to move into TU Staff Housing are not eligible to apply for this housing.

(A-Type Single Room (Unit-type Room with shared kitchen, shower and toilet))

Foreign researchers who meet the either of the criteria below are eligible to apply for this room type:

  1. Foreign researchers as stipulated under the Work Rules for Fixed-Term Employees (2009, Regulation No. 26) Article 6, Paragraph 2.
  2. Non-tenured associate employees, hourly employees, or short-term employees.
  3. Visiting researchers accepted in accordance with Tohoku University’s Regulations on Visiting Scholar Administration.
  4. Joint researchers from private sector stipulated under the Regulations on Joint Research Administration at National University Corporation Tohoku University, or those employed as researchers etc. by the JSPS.
  5. Those who are accepted at Tohoku University to engage in a joint-research or educational activities with a faculty member of Tohoku University (excluding temporary visitors of Tohoku University).
  6. Other foreign researchers deemed eligible by the Administrator.

(Other Room Types)

Foreign researchers who meet the either of the criteria below are eligible to apply for this room type:

  1. Foreign researchers as stipulated under the Work Rules for Fixed-Term Employees (2009, Regulation No. 26) Article 6, Paragraph 2.
  2. Non-tenured associate employees, hourly employees, or short-term employees.
  3. Visiting researchers accepted in accordance with the provision of Article 4 (1) of the Regulations on Visiting Scholar Administration at Tohoku University (1970 Regulation No. 1).
  4. Other foreign researchers deemed eligible by the Administrator.

Room Pictures and Layout

To view the room layouts and pictures for University House Katahira, please click on the link below:

Vacancy Check and Reservation

Reservations are accepted from 6 months prior to the planned move-in date.
After we have confirmed applicant’s eligibility, if there is a room available, an “Acceptance of Reservation” notification will be sent to the applicant together with a link to submit move-in application. Applicants are required to submit the move-in application at least 3 weeks prior to move-in date.

Reservations can be made by international researchers themselves or by their receiving parties, such as secretaries or staff members from their host department. If the reservations are made by the researchers themselves, we may verify the details with the PIC from their respective host departments. Please also note that move-in reservation is only confirmed after a move-in application is approved and “Move-in Approval” is issued.

Current Vacancy Status (Updated 12 Jul 2024)

Room Type JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN
Type A Single Room (Unit Type)Male
room
×

Female room
Male
room
×

Female room
Male
room
×

Female room
Male
room
×

Female room
Male
room


Female room
Male
room


Female room
Male
room


Female room
Single Room ×*×*×*×* ×*
Couple Room× × ×
Family Room××× × × ×

〇:Vacancy available △:Few vacancy remaining ×:No vacancy available  ×*:Refer Note ※3 below

※1 Please note that even if the vacancy status is “〇: Vacancy available”, existing reservations before or after your desired move-in date may affect availability, and you may not be able to move in on your desired date.

※2 Due to the current limited room availability, reservations for a ‘Single Room’ that exceed a duration of 1 month may be placed on a waiting list.

※3 While rooms for International Researchers are currently fully reserved, there are vacancies in the rooms for International Students. Please note that the layout of the international students’ rooms differ from those intended for researchers. If you wish to reserve the room for international students, please consult us for availability.

* Notice of Power and Water Stoppage at UH Katahira

Refer to the official notice for more details.

Please be advised that there will be temporary power and water stoppages at UH Katahira. Due to the renovation of the electrical facilities, the power and water stoppage will be carried out in 2 sessions as follows:

1st Session
power stoppage:
Jun 8 (Sat.) 7:30 ~ Jun 9 (Sun.) 18:00
water stoppage:
Jun 8 (Sat.) 7:30 ~ Jun 9 (Sun.) 19:00

2nd Session
power stoppage

Sep 20 (Fri.) 20:00 ~ Sep 23 (Mon.) 18:00
water stoppage
Sep 20 (Fri.) 20:00 ~ Sep23 (Mon.) 19:00

Rent

Room Typea. Room Size
b. No. of room
a. Rent(monthly)
b. Maintenance fee(monthly)
Deposit※
Unit Type Rooma)12 m²
b) 48 rooms(male/female)
a) 25,000
b) 1,000
30,000
Single Rooma) 28m²
b) 21 rooms
a) 27,000
b) 1,000
30,000
Couple Rooma) 44m²
b) 9 rooms
a) 36,000
b) 1,000
30,000
Family Rooma) 56m²
b) 3 rooms
a) 46,000
b) 1,000
30,000
(Currency:yen)
  • Please note that the cost of electricity, water, and gas is not included in the rent and will be billed separately.
  • If your occupancy period is less than three months, please be advised that a cleaning fee will be charged instead of a security deposit.

Room Facilities/Amenities

Unit-type Room Amenities
Air-conditioning, bed, study desk and chair, table lamp, wardrobe, curtain.

※A “unit-type room” refers to eight individual rooms within a shared unit, which includes a communal kitchen, toilet, and shower room. Additionally, there is a coin-operated laundry on the premises that is available for use.

Single Room Amenities
Modular bathroom (shower, bathtub, toilet, and wash basin), air conditioning, kitchen (with IH cooking hob), refrigerator, rice cooker, microwave, LCD TV, bed, study table and chair, table lamp, dining set, wardrobe, washer and dryer, iron and ironing table, vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, shoes cupboard, landline phone, curtain, etc.

Family Room Amenities
Modular bathroom (shower, bathtub, toilet and wash basin), air conditioning, kitchen (with IH cooking hob), refrigerator, rice cooker, microwave, LCD TV, bed, study table and chair, table lamp, dining set, wardrobe, washer and dryer, iron and ironing table, vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, shoes cupboard, landline phone, curtain, etc.

Notes

  • Please be aware that in addition to the rent, tenants are responsible for covering other expenses such as utility bills, bedding rental fees, and move-out cleaning fees.
  • Please note that UH Katahira is a fully non-smoking facility, and smoking is strictly prohibited in all areas, including individual rooms and common spaces.
  • All rooms in UH Katahira feature an auto-lock door that can be accessed using an IC card.
  • Please note that kitchen utensils and tableware are not provided as part of the amenities in the room.
  • Please be advised that there is no designated parking space for cars or large two-wheeled vehicles. Only bicycle parking is provided for occupants of UH.
  • Please note that it takes several days or the internet connection to be activated and made available for use after application.

International House Sanjo 1 (For International Researchers)

Address : 19-1 Sanjomachi, Aoba-ku, 981-0935 Sendai

Period of Occupancy

From 14 days to 12 months

Eligibility

※Those who are eligible to move into TU Staff Housing are not eligible to apply for this housing.

Foreign researchers who meet the either of the criteria below are eligible to apply:

  1. Foreign researchers as stipulated under the Work Rules for Fixed-Term Employees (2009, Regulation No. 26) Article 6, Paragraph 2.
  2. Non-tenured associate employees, hourly employees, or short-term employees.
  3. Visiting researchers accepted in accordance with Tohoku University’s Regulations on Visiting Scholar Administration.
  4. Joint researchers from private sector stipulated under the Regulations on Joint Research Administration at National University Corporation Tohoku University, or those employed as researchers etc. by the JSPS.
  5. Those who are accepted at Tohoku University to engage in a joint-research or educational activities with a faculty member of Tohoku University (excluding temporary visitors of Tohoku University).
  6. Those who are accepted National University Corporation in Japan to engage in a joint-research or educational activities with a faculty member of the University.
  7. Other foreign researchers deemed eligible by the Administrator.

Room Pictures and Layout

To view the room layouts and pictures for International House Sanjo1, please click on the link below:

Vacancy Check and Reservation

After we have confirmed applicant’s eligibility, if there is a room available, an “Acceptance of Reservation” notification will be sent to the applicant together with a link to submit move-in application. Applicants are required to submit the move-in application at least 3 weeks prior to move-in date.

Reservations can be made by international researchers themselves or by their receiving parties, such as secretaries or staff members from their host department. If the reservations are made by the researchers themselves, we may verify the details with the PIC from their respective host departments. Please also note that move-in reservation is only confirmed after a move-in application is approved and “Move-in Approval” is issued.

Current Vacancy Status (Updated 12 Jul 2024)

Room Type JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN
Couple Room ×* ×* × ×
Family Room × × ×××××

〇 :Vacancy available △:Few vacancy remaining ×:No vacancy available  ×*:Refer Note ※3 below

Note:

※1 The single rooms in the International House are primarily reserved for international students. However, foreign researchers may be accommodated if there are vacancies. Please consult with us for availability.

※2 Please note that even if the vacancy status is “〇: Vacancy available”, existing reservations before or after your desired move-in date may affect availability, and you may not be able to move in on your desired date.

※3 While International Researcher Couple Room are currently fully reserved, there are vacancies in the International Student Couple Rooms. Please note that the layout of the international students’ couple rooms differs from those intended for researchers, as they are generally smaller and comprise two levels connected by a staircase. Additionally, the bedroom is furnished with one double bed instead of two twin beds. If you wish to reserve an international student couple room, please consult us for availability.

Rent

Room Typea. Room Size
b. No. of Room
a. Rent (monthly)
b. Maintenance fee (monthly)
Deposit※
Couple Room a) 48-49m²
b) 14 rooms
a) 21,000
b) 1,000
30,000
Family Room a) 60m²
b) 8 rooms
a) 25,000
b) 1,000
30,000
(currency : yen)
  • Please note that the cost of electricity, water, and gas is not included in the rent and will be billed separately.
  • If your occupancy period is less than three months, please be advised that a cleaning fee will be charged instead of a security deposit.
  • Please note that the single rooms at the International House Sanjo 1 are primarily intended for international students, but in cases where vacanices are available, permission may be granted for foreign researchers to use them. Please consult with us if you wish to reserve the single room.
  • Kindly be advised that the rooms at IH Sanjo 1 are older and may exhibit signs of wear and tear.

Reservations can be made by international researchers themselves or by their receiving parties, such as secretaries or staff members from their host department. If the reservations are made by the researchers themselves, we may verify the details with the PIC from their respective host departments. Please also note that move-in reservation is only confirmed after a move-in application is approved and “Move-in Approval” is issued.

Room Amenities

Couple Room, Family Room Amenities

Kitchen (gas stove, refrigerator, water heater), cupboard, dining table, wardrobe, bookshelf, study table, chair, bed frame (no bedding), gas heater, air conditioner, vacuum cleaner, washing machine.

Note

  • Please be aware that in addition to the rent, tenants are responsible for covering other expenses such as utility bills, bedding rental fees, and move-out cleaning fees.
  • Please note that IH Sanjo 1 is a fully non-smoking facility, and smoking is prohibited in all areas.
  • Please note that kitchen utensils and tableware are not provided as part of the amenities in the room.
  • Carpark is available and can be rented at 2,800 yen per month. Please apply if you would like to use it.
  • Please note that it takes several days for the internet connection to be activated and made available for use after application.

Access

University House

  • Subway train : 10 minutes on foot from Aobadori Ichibancho station (Subway Tozai-line)
  • Bus Stop : 4 minutes on foot from Tohoku-dai Seimon-mae bus stop (Yagiyama Doubutsu Koen-line)

International House

  • International House Sanjo 2 :
    • 5 minutes on foot from Kitayama 3-chome Bus Stop (bus no. 890/899 or 990/999)
    • 8 minutes on foot from Kitayama train station (JR Senseki-line)
  • International House Sanjo 1 :
    • 3 minutes on foot from Tohoku Fukushi Dai-mae Bus Stop (bus no. 890/899 or 990/999)

Please refer to Acces Page for access for more details to University House and International House

For any inquiries related to moving in

Call:022-217-6021
Email: supportoffice-r@grp.tohoku.ac.jp

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