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2017年7月5日更新

Housing

Students looking for an apartment are welcome to use the information on apartments near the university, available at the Student and Career Support Office. The Ocha-coop (Ochanomizu University Consumers’ Cooperative Association) also provides services for introducing real estate agents.
Research students who become regular students at Ochanomizu University can apply for a room in residence halls. For details, see the link below.

Prospective Students: Housing expenses

Comprehensive Renters’ Insurance for Foreign Students Studying in Japan

To conclude a lease agreement for a private apartment or other housing in Japan, you need a cosigner. A cosigner assumes responsibility for any debts on behalf of the tenant of the room. This person must have an income sufficient to support an independent household. International students without any relatives or acquaintances who can become a consigner in Japan can subscribe to the “Comprehensive Renters’ Insurance for Foreign Students Studying in Japan” and have the university serve as a guarantor. This insurance scheme also includes coverage for accidents that can occur in daily life.
For details, contact the International Affairs Office.

Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (J)

Student Commuter Pass

Undergraduate and graduate students (regular students) can buy a student commuter pass by showing their student ID card with a commuter certificate (sticker) on the back, distributed by Student and Career Support Office.
Exchange students and Japanese studies students (non-regular students) can apply for a commuter certificate at the International Affairs Office.

* Since January 2012, research students can apply for a commuter certificate with a Commute Declaration of Research Student affixed with their academic advisor’s confirmation seal (limited to certain routes). For details, contact the International Students Section of the International Affairs Office.

Research Student: Commuter Certificate
Exchange Student/Japanese Studies Student: Commuter Certificate (J)

Part-time jobs

International students in Japan with a “Student” visa for the purpose of study or research are, as a rule, not allowed to take part in any part-time job, etc. unrelated to their studies. However, students who have difficulty paying tuition fees and living expenses on an allowance alone can engage in activities outside the scope of their resident status for up to 28 hours a week by applying at the Immigration Bureau and receiving Permission to Engage in Activity Other Than That Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted. During extended holidays, the working hour limit is eight hours a day.
If you wish to take on a part-time job, discuss your plans with and receive permission from your academic advisor, and then apply for permission directly at the Immigration Bureau.

To apply, you will need the following documents.

  1. Application for Permission to Engage in Activity Other Than That Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted Application Form (It can be downloaded from the Ministry of Justice website. Paper copies are also available at the International Affairs Office.)
  2. Passport
  3. Alien Registration Card or Resident Card
  • The Attached Letter and academic advisor’s Written Consent forms previously issued by the university are no longer required (due to revisions in the Immigration Control Act of July 1, 2010).
  • Working as a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Research Assistant (RA) at the university does not require Permission to Engage in Activity Other Than That Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted.
  • The work hour limit for international students, both regular and non-degree students, is now the same at 28 hours a week. Research students, exchange students, and Japanese studies students who are currently permitted to work up to 14 hours a week and who wish to extend this to 28 hours should reapply at the Immigration Bureau.
  • Although the work hour limit during extended holidays is up to eight hours a day, please do not work so hard that it interferes with your studies or health.
  • Students are not allowed to work in adult entertainment or related businesses (e.g., bars, “snack” pubs, nightclubs, pachinko parlors, mahjong halls, and video game arcades).
  • To get settled into life in Japan, it is a good idea to refrain from working part time during the first three months of your arrival.
  • Always discuss your plans with and receive permission to work from your academic advisor.
  • While working part-time, carry a “Resident Card” or a copy of your “Permission to Engage in Activity Other Than That Permitted” under the Status of Residence Previously Granted.

Study in Japan: Finding Part-time Jobs

Lost property

If you lose something on campus, contact the Student and Career Support Office. If you find lost property on campus, likewise bring it to the Student and Career Support Office.
If you lose something or find something off campus, notify the nearest Koban police box.

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