Supporting a comfortable and fulfilling student life.
Iwate University has four dormitories: three for male and one for female. The Takamatsu area (Hokuo Dormitory and Kobai Dormitory) was fully renovated in 2003, and the Ueda area (Jikei Dormitory and Doho Dormitory) was fully renovated in 2010. All of the dormitories are mixed-living with international students to promote international exchange. Here, international sense will be cultivated.
|Name||For Male||For Male|
|Jikei Dormitory||Doho Dormitory|
|Capacity||91 (including 1 student with disabilities)||131 (including 1 student with disabilities)|
|Address||3-18-15 Ueda, Morioka (on campus)|
|Dormitory type||Double occupancy, self-catered||Single rooms, self-catered|
|Occupation period||Course term||2 years|
|Room facilities||Bed, desk, mini kitchen, toilet, fridge, hanging cupboard, FF heater, internet|
|Shared facilities||Bath room, shower room, laundry room, saloon, lounge|
|Name||For Male||For Female|
|Hokuo Dormitory||Kobai Dormitory|
|Capacity||89 (including 1 student with disabilities)||154 (including 1 student with disabilities)|
|Address||4-17-18 Takamatsu, Morioka(about 2km from university)|
|Dormitory type||Single rooms, self-catered|
|Occupation period||2 years|
|Room facilities||Bed, desk, mini kitchen, toilet, fridge, hanging cupboard, vanity, locker, FF heater, internet|
|Shared facilities||Bath room, shower room, laundry room, saloon, meeting room|
Rate: 14,000 yen/month (excludes light & heat expenses and common service expenses (500 yen/month for Jikei, 1,000 yen/month for Doho, Hokuo, and Kobai)) *Besides the monthly fees, dorm association operation expense may be applied.
Apartments & Boardinghouses
The costs for apartments, boardinghouses, inns, in Morioka will vary depending on the region or years after construction, but a rough standard is provided below. (light & heat expenses are NOT included)
|Boardinghouses||From 50,000 yen and over||Includes two meals/day (not on weekends and holidays), shared bath and toilet|
|Inns||From 60,000 yen and over||Includes two meals/day (not on weekends and holidays), private bath and toilet|
|Apartments||From 50,000 yen and over||Newly constructed, includes heating and air conditioning, private bath and toilet|
|From 45,000 yen||Includes heating and air conditioning, private bath and toilet|
|From 43,000 yen||Hot water system, private bath and toilet|
|From 40,000 yen||Boiler for kitchen, private bath and toilet|
|From 35,000 yen||Private bath and toilet|
Roughly 70% of Iwate University students live in apartments and inns (apartments that include meals). A survey revealed that monthly living expenses for these students is about 100,000 yen. The expenses are just over 80,000 yen for students in dormitories, and under 50,000 yen for students living at home.
University cooperative support system
●University Cooperative-managed apartments
Instead of a landlord, the staff of the cooperative come every week to clean the common areas, such as the halls and stairs. There are well secured “safety-mark buildings” and “zero-system buildings” which have no move-in expenses nor move-out expenses.
●Meal cards support the students who are anxious about cooking by themselves
A meal card is a prepaid cafeteria card that can be used throughout the year. You can use many times in a day until the daily budget. Your usage history will be sent to your family every month so they can see your dietary habits while you’re away.
Iwate University’s programs
Candidates recommended by the university are examined by the Japan Student Services Organization. This scholarships is mainly for Japanese students.
|Type 1 Monthly Loan Amounts
[with no interest]
|45,000 or 30,000 yen [students living at home]|
|51,000 or 30,000 yen [students living away from home]|
|Type 2 Monthly Loan Amounts
|30,000 – 120,000 yen [students living away from home]|
There is a consultation room where students are free to talk about anything related to student life, and a student consultation room with specialized counselors.
●Entrance fee (282,000 yen) & tuition fee (267,900 yen/term) exemption program
There is a program for exempting students from these fees through a screening, if the student applies and meets the requirements defined by the university. The full amount, one half, or one quarter of tuition fees will be exempted for both the first and second terms.