International Exchange Hall

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The International Exchange Hall is primarily a housing facility for foreign students here on exchange agreements made with overseas universities, but students of this university too can reside here together with them.
By residing in the International Exchange Hall, you can live together with foreign students who have come by exchange agreements made with schools in Europe, America, and Asia, as well as get natural exposure to other cultures. Here, you can cultivate your global perspective.
In cultivating sharpened global perspectives, we hope to be the first step in the journey of those aiming to go abroad to study.

Characteristics of the International Exchange Hall

A Share House Divided into Units

20160201-194245-8705.pngThis is a share house with units containing 4 bedrooms and 1 shared space. Each residence floor is made up of 4 units, together housing 16 people, with a shared shower room, laundry room, and restroom.
The 2nd to 4th floors are residential floors, and can house a total of 48 people.
The 1st floor has a large multi-purpose hall and a hearth space, and can host events not only for its residents, but for large numbers of people.
It is designed to create interaction between residents during their day-to-day activities such as meals and laundry, and by living here, you are sure to develop your global perspective.

Various Event Plans

2015 Mt. Fuji Tour

Every year, we plan various events and participation in local events.
By participating together in these with people who come from different cultures with different values, not only do foreign students learn about Japan, but even Japanese students are able to make new discoveries about the culture and nature of their homeland. Rather than just mere “lessons,” each of these events ties into a final “learned experience.”

Multi-purpose Hall and Hearth Space

20160218-174051-7651.pngThe building’s 1st floor is primarily a place for interaction, and has a multi-purpose hall and hearth space.
Newly made friends raised in other cultures can sit around the hearth drinking warm drinks, and talk with one another at the hearth space.
The multi-purpose hall is an expansive 85 m2 , has an attached kitchen, and a wooden deck facing neighboring Kakusui Park.
This place serves as a place to mix and interact with the local people of the area, have welcome and farewell parties among residents, and a number of other events.

Residence Floors (2nd Floor–4th Floor)

20160223-185720-1486.pngThe 2nd floor is for male residents, and the 3rd and 4th floors are for female residents.
The housing of a total of 16 people per floor is possible with four 4-person units, and shared shower rooms, laundry rooms, and restrooms. The shared use of these facilities is designed to allow you to see fellow residents outside of your bedroom and unit. By doing things like sharing the shower room and laundry room, as well as borrowing and lending detergent amongst each other, you will be able to create a number of everyday and customary, yet lasting memories.

Peace of Mind with Security & Disaster Prevention Systems


An auto-locking system using cardkeys is equipped throughout the building, making those without permission to enter the residency area unable to, and security cameras are also installed.

Also, a management staff member is permanently stationed on the 1st floor, and not only ensures the safety of the residents, but can also lend support regarding residency.

Disaster Prevention Systems

As countermeasures to fires and earthquakes, cooking devices using induction heating, which remove the use of fire, and escape ladders are equipped throughout the building.

In order to also improve residents’ disaster awareness, evacuation drills and fire extinguishing drills are held.

Alcohol & Smoking

To avoid problems that arise from alcohol consumption and smoking, both are prohibited throughout the building.

Facility, Boarding Fee, and Building Rules

Main Facilities

Main Facilities
Bedrooms 7.036~8.021㎡
Bed, study desk, chair, air conditioner, storage space, etc.
Shared space
(4 people per unit) 
Refrigerator, microwave oven, TV, sink, induction heating stove top, etc.
Common area
(16 people maximum per floor)
Shower room, restroom, laundry room, etc.

Boarding Fees, Etc.

(For students enrolled at this university. A different fee structure is used for foreign students.)

Boarding fee, etc. (monthly) Initial move-in fees
Boarding fee: 35,000 yen
Common area service fee: 10,000 yen
(Financial aid: 15,000 yen*1)
 Cleaning fee: 9,000 yen
(Security deposit: 30,000 yen*2)
Comprehensive move-in fee: 84,000 yen
(Financial aid: 15,000 yen*1)
*1 A financial aid of 15,000 yen is paid by this university every month.
*2 The security deposit, with the necessary costs to restore the living space to its original condition deducted, is paid back when moving out.
* Please leave room in your planning as other various costs may arise.
Resident Assistants (RAs)
Boarding fee, etc. (monthly) Initial move-in fees
Boarding fee: 10,000 yen
Common area service fee: 10,000 yen
 Cleaning fee: 9,000 yen
(Security deposit: 30,000 yen*1)
Comprehensive move-in fee: 59,000 yen
*1 The security deposit, with the necessary costs to restore the living space to its original condition deducted, is paid back when moving out.
* Please leave room in your planning as other various costs may arise.

International Exchange Hall Rules (from Building Rules)

Residents of the building recognize in accordance with the “Tsuru University International Exchange Hall Building Rules” that the building is a communal living space, and obey the following rules while acting in a responsible manner.

Area Sharing

The building’s 1st floor is regarded as a common area, the 2nd floor an area for male residents, and the 3rd and 4th floors areas for female residents.

  1. Residents are not enter areas where opposite sex reside under any circumstances. Meeting with residents of the opposite sex is restricted to the common area on the 1st floor.
  2. Entrance to areas other than the residential space, such as the Electric Room, Machine Room, Pump Room, and rooftop is prohibited.
  3. The rules above do not apply in times of emergencies or disaster, or if deemed acceptable by the hall director.

No Disruptive Behavior

Residents must refrain from the following behavior which causes disturbance to the hall director, other residents, and neighbors.

  1. The manufacturing or possession of items (firearms, swords, etc.) in violation with the Act for Controlling the Possession of Firearms or Swords and Other Such Weapons,  Narcotics and Psychotropics Control Act , and any other laws or regulations, or explosive or flammable hazardous materials
  2. The use or possession of liquids or other substances that may cause corrosion or damage to the building, its facilities or furnishings (including water pipes, etc.).
  3. The use of TVs or audio equipment, or musical instruments at a noise level that is disruptive to others.
  4. The joining of organized crime groups and entrance into the building by their members; recruiting of other residents by political and religious activity groups or the holding of things like gatherings/events tied to the activity of those groups; pyramid schemes, multi-level marketing, or other such sales activities; or any other acts that cause disturbance.
  5. The use of kerosene heaters, portable gas stoves, or any other devices using flames inside the building.
  6. The possession of pets such as dogs, cats, other small animals, fish, etc.
  7. The leaving or installation of things, or mounting of signs at stairs, hallways, or other shared spaces. The putting up of posters, etc. anywhere other than the allowed places.
  8. The distribution of fliers, pamphlets, or any other printed materials.
  9. Alcohol consumption or smoking in the building or within the premises.
  10. Noisy behavior like using loud voices in the building.
  11. Violent behavior and gambling.
  12. Alterations to the building, its facilities, or within living spaces.
  13. Behavior determined by the hall director to be disruptive to other residents and neighbors.


Allow plenty of privacy to your roommates.

Management Duties

Residents are obligated to obey the management points below.

  1. Together with making an effort to keep things organized, residents are to clean their own living spaces and maintain its cleanliness.
  2. Residents are to participate in the cleaning planned by the building, and perform their duties when it is their turn.
  3. Residents are to follow the guidelines set by the hall director when disposing of daily trash, sort the trash according to its type, and place it in the designated area on the trash collection day.
  4. Residents bear expenses for trash, like electrical products, that requires a fee for its disposal.
  5. Residents are to clean and straighten up shared spaces such as the kitchen or laundry room after use, so that the next person can comfortably use it.
  6. Residents are to bring personal belongings to their room, and not leave them in the hallway, laundry room, or hall with the elevator. Personal belongings left in shared spaces are subject to being moved or disposed of at the hall director’s discretion.
  7. Residents are to make an effort to keep things organized in the common kitchen in regard to their own tableware, etc. If left unattended, those items are subject to being moved or disposed of at the hall director’s discretion.
  8. Residents are to use furniture, electrical products, and other such things located in living spaces and shared spaces respectfully, and must inform the hall director immediately if any damage to them occurs. If damage is considered to have been done deliberately, repairs are paid for by the person responsible.
  9. Power sources in shared spaces are to be used only with electrical appliances necessary for daily life, such as electric kettles and rice cookers.
  10. Residents are to make an effort to keep things clean and organized in the shared space on the 1st floor.

RAs (Resident Assistants)

As (Resident Assistants) stay in the building in order to offer various support to foreign student residents. Residents must follow instructions given by management staff and RAs.

Bicycle Parking Space, Etc.

Residents can use the bicycle parking space in accordance with the following rules (the parking of cars/motorcycles is not allowed).

  1. The number of bicycles allowed to be parked is 1 per person.
    Be sure to lock your bicycle and be careful of theft.

  2. Should anything like theft or damage occur, the hall director bears no responsibility.

Notification of Absence

When absent from the building for things like staying the night at another location, returning home, or traveling, residents must first notify the hall director through the designated form.

No Unauthorized Entrance and Lodging of Visitors

  1. When hosting a guest in your living space or unit, you must get permission from the hall director, and the guest must fill in the designated areas of the Guest Register. However, members of the opposite sex (even in instances of family) are not allowed into the areas of the 2nd to 4th floors.
  2. When hosting guests, authorization must be granted by the other residents living in the same unit.
  3. Guests staying past 10:00 p.m. is strictly prohibited.
  4. Guests are not allowed under any circumstances to stay overnight.

Lightbulbs, Etc. Within Living Spaces

If any of the building’s equipment or facilities are damaged or defaced, the cost needed to repair them is charged to the responsible party. If cardkeys, etc. are lost, the owner bears the fee to reissue a replacement.

Entrance into Living Spaces

  1. The hall director may enter living spaces when deemed necessary like emergency situations such as fires, earthquakes, and accidents even if the resident is not present.
  2. The hall director may enter living spaces for necessary management purposes like checking fire extinguishing equipment after first notifying the resident.
  3. Based on objective facts, the hall director may enter living spaces while the resident is present, when the resident is suspected of violating rules. However, if the resident is unable to be present, the hall director may enter in their absence.

Theft Prevention

  1. Residents must lock the doors to their own rooms even if they are in other areas within the building.
  2. Residents are not to leave things like large amounts of cash or credit cards in their own room when going out. Should something disappear, the hall director bears no responsibility.

Grounds for Eviction

The hall director may order the eviction of a resident without any notification in situations matching those below. In such case, the resident must leave by the date designated by the hall director.

  1. If the hall director deems it necessary in relation to disobedience of the contract or rules, illegal activity, etc., or actions preventing the duties of the Student Affairs Office.
  2. If the boarding fee, etc. is not paid for more than 3 months.
  3. If the resident is no longer enrolled at Tsuru University due to circumstances such as academic leave of absence or withdrawal.
  4. If the resident’s academic performance leads to such things as repetition of a year. A resident is to promptly submit their transcript if asked to do so by the hall director.
  5. The occurrence of interference with the communal life in this building due to things like damage to mental/physical health, or  situations where this university judges a resident to be disruptive to other residents in ways such as previously mentioned, and sends the resident back to their guardian, but no improvement is foreseeable.
  6. Any other instances where the resident acts in a way not suitable of this university’s students.

Application for Residence

Those who would like to apply for residence from the 2017 academic year, download “International Exchange Hall Residency Acceptance Requirements for the 2017 Academic Year” and “Residency Application,” and after confirming the acceptance requirements, submit the completed residency application form.


Student Affairs, Student Affairs Office, Tsuru University
3-8-1 Tahara, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi-ken 402-8555, Japan
Tel: +81-554-43-4341 (Ext. 219)
E-mail: gakusei(the @ symbol goes here)