Frequently Asked Questions

Applying for Housing

How do I apply for housing? Tsukumodai and Minohsemba
Please see the application method and schedule page.
Please check back as we will notify you when we start accepting applications and when the schedule is updated.
What sort of costs can I expect at move-in? Tsukumodai and Minohsemba
Upon move-in, we will have you pay a lump sum which will be the cleaning fee when you move out.
Costs that will occur each month are room rent, common charges, equipment rental fees (furniture, etc.), internet fees, . For more information on the amounts, please check each facilitiy's website.
For those who will make use of the parking lot, bicycle parking lot, motorbike parking lot, storage units, furniture, or other optional rentals, those fees will be collected separately each month.


Can you see the specific dimensions of the living room? Minohsemba
Please see the internal dimensions on the room information page for the school dormitory.
Minohsemba Are tours available for prospective residents?
Is possible. Please contact the Property Management Division,Department of Finance,Osaka University.
(Global Village Minoh Semba Manager's Office is open from Monday to Saturday (excluding holidays).)
Will I be able to use the internet? Tsukumodai and Minohsemba
You will have internet access in the common area and in your room.
Please note that the cost of internet access (which is mandatory) will be separate from your rent.
Is there a shared laundry? Minohsemba
There is a 24-hour laundry room (surcharge) on the ground floor with two washing machines. Detergent is not placed, so please prepare your own. Since there is no dryer, laundry will be dried in the dormitory room.
Is there a bathroom in the dormitory? Minohsemba
Each room has a shower, and there is no bath in the dormitory.
There is a super sento (Minoh Yumoto Suishun) within a 5-minute walk.
Can I watch TV in the dormitory? Minohsemba
There is a TV terminal installed in each room, and you can watch it by connecting it.
Residents are required to sign a receiving contract with NHK.
A TV is installed in the exchange lounge on the 1st floor of the dormitory, and you can watch it from 10:00 to 22:00 (free of charge).
Is there a smoking area in the dormitory? Minohsemba
The dormitory and its premises (including the living room) are completely non-smoking, and smoking is not permitted inside the dormitory.

Student Dormitories

What sort of furniture is provided? Tsukumodai and Minohsemba
[Air conditioner, desk, bed, curtain, stove, bedding set (futon, blanket, pillow and sheets, pillow cover)] are provided as essential rental items.
Sheets and pillowcases are changed twice a month.
We also have items available for rent.
Do you offer SOGI support? Tsukumodai and Minohsemba
We intend to offer personalized support on request.
Do you offer a meal plan? Tsukumodai and Minohsemba
We do not offer a meal plan.
After the first round of applications has ended, will there be any additional rounds? Tsukumodai and Minohsemba
In the event that any additional rounds of applications are held, information on the schedule and process will be posted on this website at that time.
Can I apply for a GV spot even if I have already lived at a different OU student dormitory? Tsukumodai and Minohsemba
Those who have already moved out from other dormitories can apply. If you are living in another dormitory, please consult with the Housing Management Section first. In either case, the period of residence in the school dormitory will be counted, and the maximum period for international students will be one year, and the minimum period for Japanese students will be the minimum period of employment.
Are there any women's floors? Minohsemba
There is no girls-only floor. All rooms are single-rooms with locks.
What security measures do you have in place for women students? Minohsemba
Please refer to the above. Also, there is a manager on-site from 8:00-20:00 on Monday-Saturday, and surveillance is carried out using a security camera.
Do I have to go through any additional procedures to get utility (electricity, gas, water) service? Minohsemba
Please make an individual contract for each room.
Electricity and water can be used immediately after the procedure at the time of moving in, but gas needs to be opened by the gas company in the presence of the user.
In addition, if you want to use the gas immediately after moving in, if you apply in advance to the management company of the school dormitory, it is possible for the manager to witness the opening of the gas on your behalf. In that case, you will be charged 1,100 yen (including tax) as an agency fee.
If you would like to request a proxy to open the gas, please send an email with your name, room number, phone number, and a message stating that you would like to request a proxy opening of the gas.
Destination email
Will you take religious or other such considerations into account when assigning rooms or determining how the facilities may be used, etc.? Tsukumodai and Minohsemba
We will consider any feasible requests.
What sort of experience can I expect to gain by interacting with people from around the world in the GV? Minohsemba
The exchange lounges set up in each floor allow residents to interact with each other.
With the GV being a shared environment where I would be living alongside international students, will I need to have proficiency in a foreign language? Tsukumodai and Minohsemba
You do not need to have any foreign language proficiency in order to be considered for a dormitory place. However, having the ability to communicate with international students will benefit the flow of your day-to-day life at the dormitory, and will also make your GV experience more meaningful. More than current language proficiency, what we are looking for most from students interested in living in the GV is a genuine desire to live and interact with international students on an everyday basis.
Can I apply for both Tsukumodai and Minoh? Tsukumodai and Minohsemba
Yes, you can apply for both.
If you receive a large number of applications, how will they be judged? Tsukumodai and Minohsemba
There is a selection process for international students. For students from Japan, in the event that we receive a large number of applications, places will be assigned by random drawing.
Can I stay short-term (for example, for two weeks)? Tsukumodai and Minohsemba
Short-term stays are not permitted.
Can I pay the dormitory fee with a credit card or electronic money? Tsukumodai and Minohsemba
Dormitory fees can be paid by account transfer or convenience store transfer designated by the management company of the school dormitory. Payment by credit card or electronic money is not possible.
Does the dormitory have a curfew? Tsukumodai and Minohsemba
There is no curfew in the dormitory
If I study abroad, do I have to move out of the dormitory? Can I secure a room during my study abroad period by paying the rent? Tsukumodai and Minohsemba
If your study abroad period is longer than half a year, you will be asked to move out. A room cannot be guaranteed.
Can I have my family and friends stay overnight? Tsukumodai and Minohsemba
In principle, the dormitory is off-limits to non-dormitory students, and it is not possible to allow family members or friends to stay overnight. However, family members and friends who come to help with the move can enter by following the prescribed procedures. (Lodging is not possible.)
Can I enter the dormitory while I am on leave? Tsukumodai and Minohsemba
Students who are on leave of absence cannot apply for a new dormitory. If a student currently living in the dormitory takes a leave of absence, regardless of the reason, it is possible to stay in the dormitory for up to 6 months. If you stay longer than 6 months, you will be asked to leave the dormitory.
Also, if your student registration expires due to graduation, withdrawal, or termination of the program, you will lose your dormitory eligibility.
I am a graduate student. Can I enter the dormitory? Tsukumodai and Minohsemba
Only the private room type of Global Village Tsukumodai can accommodate graduate students.
What time can I move into the dormitory? Minohsemba
In principle, move-in hours are from 9:00 to 18:00
Please note that you cannot enter the dormitory on Sundays, national holidays, and year-end and New Year holidays.
What happens if I accidentally deface or damage the fixtures, etc. in the dormitory or room? Tsukumodai and Minohsemba
Regardless of intent or negligence, you will be required to pay compensation. We recommend that you take out renter's liability insurance, etc., just in case.