学習奨励寮

Kyoritsu International Foundation (KIF) offers dormitories to international students at reasonable prices in order to encourage them to study hard and enjoy their stay in Japan without spending too much on accommodation. Around 950 rooms are offered to international students in major cities throughout Japan, such as Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto and Fukuoka.

This is also available for students who are studying short-term courses in Japan (1-3 months).

As our person-in-charge is working hard to come up with a page for the short-term application, kindly contact us for more information!

KYORITSU

5 STARS ★★★★★

SAFE

All dormitories are managed and looked after by a husband & wife team who are also residing in the dormitory.

MEALS PROVIDED

Balanced & homemade breakfast and dinner provided.

Furniture & Internet

Rooms are furnished and has access to the internet.

Cultural Exchange

Get to know new people, hang out with local Japanese and other international students.

Reasonable Fees

Worried of your cost of living in Japan? Worry no more with our very reasonable pricing for international students!

LIFE IN JAPAN

ACCOMMODATION IN MAIN CITIES USUALLY TAKES UP MORE THAN 50% OF THE COST OF LIVING.

The common monthly rental in Tokyo would start from JPY55,000 (room sharing & not inclusive of utility fees etc).

Through the Gakushu-Shorei Dormitory Program offered by Kyoritsu International Foundation, it’ll cost you JPY58,400 (RM2,300*) monthly for a single room with electricity bill included in Tokyo.

Do allow us to remind you that 2 meals** are provided daily as well!

* Exchange rate at JPY100 = RM3.90
** Meals are not provided on Sundays & public holidays

Important Notice: There will be adjustments to the dormitory rental fee & electricity bill starting 1 October 2019 due to the increase of the consumption tax from 8% to 10%.

AVAILABLE AREAS

Application Flow

APPLICATION

  1. Decide on your top 3 choices.
  2. Download & fill-in the form.
  3. Submit your form soonest possible.

CONFIRMATION

  1. You will be informed of the dormitory assigned to you roughly 1.5 months before the start of your semester.
  2. You will be asked if you’d like to proceed before the invoice is issued to you.
  3. Should you choose not to proceed, your application will be removed from the system. 

PAYMENT

  1. Once the invoice is issued, you are required to make payment through International Bank Telegraphic Transfer before the given due date.
  2. Send us a soft copy of the transfer receipt as proof of payment (so that we can liaise with the foundation on your behalf).

ARRIVAL

  1. Upon arriving Japan, check-into your dormitory during the allowed period (instructions will given later).
  2. You will be given an official contract that is required for registering at the city/area council (市役所/区役所).

IMPORTANT

WITHDRAWING YOUR APPLICATION AFTER CONFIRMATION IS IRRESPONSIBLE.

Unless there is a genuine and acceptable reason for the act, you will be black-listed and future applications by you will not be entertained.

APPLY HERE!

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Are these dormitories offered by the school?

No, they are dormitories offered by Kyoritsu International Foundation for both local (Japanese) and international students.

I am not going to Japan as a student, can I apply?

No. This is only applicable for students.

Your contract will be terminated upon the expiry of your student visa, when you start working, graduated university and no longer studying, or in extreme cases like when you are expelled from school.

Is there a page I can refer to?

Yes, kindly visit https://www.kif-org.com/dormitory/english.html for more information.

I'm confused... Why is the fee shown in the dormitory's hyperlink more expensive?

Those are the monthly fees under regular contracts.

The special fee that were mentioned are only for international students applying through the Gakushu-Shorei Dormitory Program (学習奨励寮).

So I just need to pay JPY58,400 a month for everything, right?

JPY58,400 is the monthly rental fee with the electricity bill included for those opting to stay in Tokyo under the long-term contract.

Please take note that the first payment would  start from JPY129,400 as the following has to be included:

    •  Entrance Fee
    •  Room Cleaning Charges
    •  Building Maintenance Fee (per 12 months)
    •  1 Month Rental Paid in Advance
    • 1 Month Electricity Fee Paid in Advance

Important Notice: There will be adjustments to the dormitory rental fee & electricity bill starting 1 October 2019 due to the increase of the consumption tax from 8% to 10%.

There are other dormitories by KIF around the school I'm applying for, but it is not listed in the page you shared. Can I apply for those dormitories instead?

Sadly, the ones that you could apply under this program are only those listed on the page we shared.

Will I get the dormitory I chose for sure?

No.

Applications are processed through first-come-first-served basis and based on the availability in that dormitory when your application is processed.

Those who would like to apply through us would be asked to provide 3 dormitories instead of 1.

However, due to its popularity, we can not guarantee that you will be assigned the dormitories of your choice.

So what happens when I do not get the dormitory(ies) of my choice?

Usually, you will be given another choice, unless there is zero-availability left in that area/prefecture.

Even when you are given the dormitory of your choice, you are still required to confirm if you would like to proceed with the application before the invoice is issued to you.

Should you fail to do so within the required period, you will be removed from the system.

I wasn't assigned any of the dormitories I applied for. Can I request to change to another dormitory?

No, and it is not advisable.

As mentioned, this program is very popular and the number of rooms available are limited.

The foundation is constantly trying their best to accommodate to the applicant’s requests, but understandably it is not possible to satisfy everyone especially during peak seasons like Mar/April and September/October. 

If you are not able to accept the dormitory assigned to you, we would seek for your cooperation to withdraw your application and apply for other dormitories instead.

Hey, aren't you MY AGENT? Why aren't you fighting a place for me?

Firstly, we are the agent appointed by the foundation to assist and support you so that everything could proceed smoothly with little obstacles.

Also, we did mention that we could not guarantee that you will be assigned the dormitories chosen.

If you are not able to comply the rules set by the foundation, we would seek for your cooperation to refrain from applying and using this service.

APPLY HERE!