Apartments for Foreign Students in GTS

It is often extremely difficult for foreign students without Japanese language ability or personal contacts in Japan to find housing in the Tokyo/Yokohama region. Apartment managers usually require a guarantor and applicants who cannot speak Japanese struggle to understand the deposit system. In order to ease concerns over housing, MGU will sponsor a limited number of apartment units for GTS students who have declared foreign citizenship in their applications, and who do not have “residency status” in Japan prior to matriculation.

Overview

Apartment complex description:
Meiji Gakuin International Student House (MISH). Facilities include laundry-room, personal mailbox, bicycle parking spaces, and auto-lock front entrance for safety. The apartment manager and Resident Assistants resides on site.
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Apartment description:
Single-occupancy western-style (studio) units. Floor space is approx. 16m2. Units include bath/WC, mini-kitchen, basic furniture (bed, desk/chair, chest of drawers), and air-conditioning.
Rent (estimated):
¥60,000 per month.
Location:
The apartment building is a five-minute walk to Totsuka Station with access to the JR Yokosuka and Tokaido lines, as well as the Yokohama city subway system. The area has a large mall with convenient shopping plus other shopping streets. The Yokohama campus of Meiji Gakuin University is a ten-minute ride via the Enoden bus (¥220 one-way fare), or twenty-five minute walk. Downtown Yokohama is approx. 10 min by train while the main stations in Tokyo are approx. 40 min. away.