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Waseda International Student House

Concept and Information

Concept

Come live and learn at Waseda University, joining students from all over Japan and around the world as you lay the foundation for your future!

In March 2014, the new student dormitory Waseda International Student House, or “WISH,“ opened within the Waseda University Nakano International Community Plaza, which serves as Waseda’s new base for cultivating global leaders.

Students with diverse perspectives gather at WISH from all corners of Japan and around the world. They are expected to become understanding of others and cultivate their communication ability so that they will be able to play an active role in the global society and nurture a wide range of human relationships while living and learning together in the dormitory. WISH provides “Social Intelligence (SI) Programs” which are designed to hone their skills necessary to become talents capable of meeting social needs. All residents are required to attend these programs.

Not only live-in House Masters but also Resident Assistants, or “RA”s, who are student volunteers (senior students) also residing in the dormitory, provide various residential assistance at WISH, home to about 900 Japanese and international students. They support safe and comfortable dormitory life.

Start your ideal campus life at WISH where you can improve yourself while interacting with residents whose characters and talents vary from yours.

Waseda University has embarked on a mid- to- long term plan: “Waseda Vision 150,” developed to mark the 150th year anniversary of the University’s establishment in 2032. It proposes three concepts: “students of the highest caliber and character to contribute to the world,” “alumni who contribute to the public good as global leaders,” and “research that will ultimately contribute to real world peace and happiness in human society.” To this end, the University positions the new type of international student dormitory, WISH, to be one of the most important pillars upon which to build up the concepts and put them into practice.

Information

Eligibility

Freshmen only (including international students. Applications subject to document-based screening.)

Contract Period

April admissions: 2 years
September admissions: 1.5 years
*No early termination of the period of stay is allowed, with the exception of students leaving to study abroad.
*No extension of the period of stay is allowed.

Number of Capacity etc.

Total: 872 students (of which around 35 are RAs)
Men: 492, Women: 380 (Freshmen and Sophomores)
*All single bedrooms; 4 rooms per unit (some units comprise 2 or 3 rooms)

Costs

Initial Costs Entrance Fee (*1) 60,000 yen (45,000 yen for September Admissions)
Deposit (*2) 60,000 yen
SI Programs Fee 20,000 yen (tax not included)/ year
Bed Mat Cover Fee 2,800 yen (tax not included)
Fire Insurance Fee
(Property Compansation) (*3)
April Admissions: 4,930 yen / year
Sepember Admissions: 3,700 yen/half a year
Monthly Payment Dorm Fee(utility fees included) 53,000 yen.
*The official monthly Dormitory fees are 63,000 yen (utility costs are included in Dormitory fees). However, 10,000 yen shall be provided by Waseda with a grant (donation) for the purpose of improving residents’ awareness of internationalization and reduction of economic burdens of residents, and thus, the actual monthly payment shall be 53,000 yen.
The year following the year in which the Resident begins to reside in the Dormitory Fire Insurance Fee
Social Intelligence (SI) Programs Fee
4,930 yen/year
20,000 yen (not including taxes)/year
Upon evacuating the Dormitory Room Cleaning Charge 17,000 yen (not including taxes)

 

  • *1 The entrance fee covers entrance-related administration costs and is non-refundable.
  • *2 At the end of the period of stay, deposits will be refunded minus deductions for room cleaning and any repair or replacement costs arising due to damage beyond normal wear and tear. Note that the entire deposit will be forfeited, and a penalty additional room cleaning, damage and other applicable costs applied if a resident vacates prior to the end of the contracted period of stay.
  • *3 A personal property insurance premium are tentative and subject to change.
  • If a student cancels their contract after the conclusion of the contract to WISH (After returning entrance documents and making an initial payment), 180,000 yen will be charged as a penalty.
  • Residents are able to use the internet through a wireless LAN connected to the university network although the university network policy applies to it. Therefore, the usable protocols are limited.
    For example, you may not use some applications such as online games. For details, check the Waseda University IT Service Navigation.
    In addition, it may be difficult to connect depending on the place and time.
    Please be aware that lines are provided under a “best effort” type service (Note: this is a service that cannot guarantee communication speeds or service quality) shared within the dormitory. People concerned about communication restrictions and speeds, etc., will need to enter into a contract with a private internet service provider individually. (There are no wired LAN ports in the dormitory so it is necessary to contract for a wireless based service.) Due to device specifications, smartphones and tablets have a weak ability to detect signal compared to computers.
    Therefore, when trying to connect to the wireless internet via a smartphone or tablet, please do so from the unit living room or the shared space whenever possible.
  • Shared kitchen, shower, toilet facilities and laundry are located on each floor.

Initial costs (for reference)

Items WISH Lease property
(in case of 60,000 yen /month)
Entrance fee (Key money) 60,000 yen 60,000 yen (*1)
Deposit 60,000 yen 60,000 yen (*1)
Agent fee 0 yen 30,000 yen (*2)
Furniture・Home electronic appliances 37,000 yen (*3) 244,000 yen (*4)
Cooking utensils (*5) 5,000 yen 21,700 yen
Daily necessities (*6) 28,700 yen 28,700 yen
SI Programs Fee 21,600 yen 0 yen
A personal property insurance premium 4,900 yen
(Sepember Admissions:
3,680 yen)
Depending on Lease property
Total amount of the initial costs 217,200 yen
(Sepember Admissions: 200,980 yen)
444,400 yen
(plus a personal property insurance premium)
  • *1 About one to two months of rent. Sample amount is calculated as of one month of rent.
  • *2 About a half to one month of rent. Sample amount is calculated as of half a month of rent.
  • *3 Total amount of purchasing a rice cooker and bedding. (see *4 for the each cost)
  • *4 As of Kyoritsu Maintenance research. Following are reference fees: washing machine 22,000 yen, refrigerator 20,000 yen, microwave 20,000 yen, vacuum cleaner 13,000 yen, lighting 5,000 yen, rice cooker 10,000 yen, bed 30,000 yen, desk 25,000 yen, chair 12,000 yen, dining table 10,000 yen, drawers 10,000 yen, curtain 10,000 yen, bedding 27,000 yen
  • *5 Based on “2011 survey of incoming students hearing from their parents“ by National Federation of University Co-operative Associations.Cooking stove, pans, dishes, utensils and so on.
  • *6 Based on “2011 survey of incoming students hearing from their parents“ by National Federation of University Co-operative Associations. Personal belongings (medicine, cosmetics, etc. are included)
  • * Dorm fee (Lease property: rent) for entrance month (Fee calculated at a daily rate) and a monthly dorm fee (Lease property: rent) will be added other than costs above.

Monthly costs (for reference)

Items WISH Lease property
(in case of 60,000 yen /month)
Dorm fee/Rent 53,000 yen (*1) 60,000 yen
Common Area Charge 0 yen 3,000 yen (*2)
Utility fees (*3) Included in Dorm fee 9,688 yen
Internet fees Included in Dorm fee (*4) 2,625 yen (*5)
Total amount of monthly payment 53,000 yen 75,313 yen
  • *1 [IMPORTANT!] The official monthly Dormitory fees are 63,000 yen (utility costs are included in Dormitory fees). However, 10,000 yen shall be provided by Waseda with a grant (donation) for the purpose of improving residents’ awareness of internationalization and reduction of economic burdens of residents, and thus, the actual monthly payment shall be 53,000 yen.
  • *2 About 3,000 yen in case of general lease property for a single person.
  • *3 Cf. Survey of Household Economy of 2009
  • *4 Internet connection is provided by the University via the wireless LAN which connects to the University network. However, there are restrictions in accordance with the University’s network policy. Please note that it is a best-effort service type and it does not always guarantee a high speed or a high quality service.
  • *5 Internet fee at Waseda University Student Dormitory (Tanashi Student Dormitory)
  • * Life expenses will be added other than costs above.

Meals

No Meals are provided. A shared kitchen is located on each floor.

Major Rules

  • Smoking and alcohol consumption are strictly prohibited.
  • Entering the floors of the opposite sex is prohibited.
  • Residents are not permitted to have visitors, including parents, siblings to stay overnight.
  • Disturbing members of the neighboring community is prohibited
  • No curfew.

Floor Directory

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Address

4-22-3 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-0001

Access

9-minute walk from Nakano Station on JR Chuo Line, Sobu Line, and Tokyo Metro Tozai Line

Building

11-story, reinforced concrete, partly steel frame, partly PRC, mid-story isolation system

Management

Operated by Waseda University

Opening

date March 2014

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