International Student Support (Non-Degree seeking student)

SWU offers accommodation and student life / language support for non-degree seeking international students.

Accommodation (Non-Degree seeking student)

SWU offers 4 types of accommodation choices for international students.
Exchange students are asked to submit a request after application to the program, and the students will be assigned an accommodation by CIE according to preference and selection.
(Preference may not be met due to limited number of rooms available)
*Off-campus accommodation choice is subject to change

  SWU International House SWU Gakusei-Kaikan First House Mizonokuchi Green Share Miyazakidai
Access 3 min walk from Main Gate 3 min walk from West Gate 30 min commute:
15 min walk from Mizonokuchi Station and 12minutes walk from Takatsu station
30 min commute:
6 min walk from Miyazakidai Station
Type Single apartment style room 2-3 bedroom apartment style, shared with 1 or 2 other students. Share House:
Single room with shared facilities
*These facilities are co-ed. There will be male residents. First House Mizonokuchi has the women-only floor.
Room Facility Bed, desk & chair, A/C, Wi-fi, Closet, Unit Bathroom & Shower, Kitchen, Fridge, Microwave oven, Vacuum cleaner, Laundry Bed, desk & chair, A/C, Closet, Wi-fi

Shared facilities: Bathroom, Shower-room (with bathtub), Kitchen, Fridge, Microwave oven, Vacuum cleaner, Laundry

Bed, desk & chair, A/C, Wi-fi, Closet, Fridge

Shared facilities: Bathroom(separate by gender), Shower-room (separate by gender), Washstand, Kitchen, Living & Dining, Microwave oven, Vacuum cleaner, Coin Laundry, Delivery Locker

Monthly Rent


60,000 JPY/person
* No daily or weekly rate available even for a partial month stay.
*Students must move out before :
Fall semester finish = March 10th
Spring semester finish = Sep. 10th
50,000 JPY/person
+Approx. 8,000JPY train expense per month*Rent is prorated by the number of days for September and for the month of departure.
Features Oldest dormitory, 4-story walk-up building, No RA, Curfew at midnight (0 am), No visitors in the building Possibility of having an SWU student roommate, EV, curfew at 11 pm 2 stops from Sangen-jyaya on express train Newly opened in April 2022. Fitness room on the premise.

*Rents are monthly and may be subject to change.

For further details and photo of the accommodation about Gakusei-Kaikan, please refer to the information below:
SWU Gakusei-Kaikan Guide

You will have to either rent, buy or bring your own bedding set.
Rental bedding details and prices can be found here.
Purchase bedding details and prices can be found here.*
*You do not have to purchase from this link and can buy anythung you like.

Student Life and Language Support (Non-Degree seeking student)

SWU have implemented a warm and structured support system to meet the needs and circumstances of international students.

1. Host Sisters
Each international student studying at SWU for more than a semester is assigned a “Host Sister”. A Host Sister is a student volunteer that helps international students settle in and start their school life. A Host Sister will accompany you and assist with documentation at the ward office, help you open a bank account, and guide you through the campus.
For students who wish, we match them with a “Host Family”.
2. Host Families
For students who wish, we match them with a “Host Family”. A Host Family will welcome each student to their house occasionally, and provide students the chance to experience the typical lifestyle of a modern Japanese family. Students will enjoy going out with their Host Family on weekends and spending quality time together.
3. Language Exchange and Conversation Partners
For students who wish to improve their Japanese, SWU offers a one-on-one language exchange and/or conversation partner depending on the students’ needs. Japanese students who volunteered to be language exchange and/or conversation partners will help students with typical Japanese phrases useful in everyday life.
Seasonal Events

The Center for International Exchange (CIE) offers variety of activities and events for students to experience Japanese culture and customs. Events are offered in both Fall and Spring semesters.

List of events •subject to change
・ International Students’ Welcome Party
・ Kamakura Day trip
・ Overnight trip
・ Hanami(Cherry Blossom viewing)
・ Momijigari(Autumn Leaves viewing)
・ Field Athletics
・ Oshogatsu(New Year’s Celebration)
・ Visits to student club activities (eg Yukata, tea ceremony, Koto)

Life in Japan

For further information regarding travel to Japan, please check the website page below and check the attachment: “Mandatory Student Info”.
Procedure for Admission to SWU and Travel to Japan(in Japanese)

For most up to date information regarding student visa, please also check the website of the Immigration Bureau
Immigration Bureau

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