Student Life

International House at Kochi University of Technology (KUT) was established in October 2013 as multi-cultural on-campus accommodation for KUT students. International students can enjoy this living-learning environment to develop a better understanding of Japanese culture through daily life with Japanese students. More than simply accommodation, International House offers unique experiences for students, faculty, staff and local community members to explore other cultures and develop mutual respect and friendship with individuals of different backgrounds.

Facility outline

84 single rooms. Male and female areas are separated. Two room types are available.
  • A-type (with kitchen) : 31 rooms (18 square meters)
  • B-type (without kitchen) : 52 rooms (13 square meters)
  • Handicapped room (with kitchen): 1 room


  A-type B-type
Room fee 30,000 yen/month 27,500 yen/month
Common service fee *1 30,000 yen/year 30,000 yen/year
Entrance fee (for cleaning & repair) *2 30,000 yen 30,000 yen
*1 Common service fee for students staying less than 1 year: 2,500 yen/month
*2 One-time fee upon entrance into a new room
  Entrance fee for students staying less than 6 months: 15,000 yen
Note: Electricity fee is not included. Water fee is included.


Typical monthly living expenses (B-type)

  • Located on campus.
  • Internet access is free.
  • Entirely electrified.
  • KUT rental bicycles are available free of charge.
  • Bedding is replaced twice a month free of charge.
  • Prohibit smoking throughout the building.

Floor MAP

  • 1F
  • 2F
  • 3F/4F

Resnanti Utami Handayani

Resnanti Utami Handayani (from Indonesia)

I feel comfortable living in this room with kitchen. For today’s lunch, I made stir-fried veggies in Indonesian style with the spices I brought from my country. I enjoy chatting with other residents during my free time, and I also enjoy the special experiences often provided in the Communication Hall. The International House is a good place to deepen understanding of different cultures.

Room fee : 30,000 yen/month

Junthorn Udorn

Junthorn Udorn (from Thailand)

I use my laptop both in my room and in our lab to push forward my research. I also work hard to master Japanese. To remember Japanese words and to keep Thai proverbs in my mind, I usually utilize my refrigerator. I write those words on slips and put them on the fridge. Cooking and eating is a fun time for me because I can communicate with other residents in the common kitchen and the lounge. We enjoy dinner together several times a week.

Room fee : 27,500 yen/month

Youjo Chin (from Japan)

Youjo Chin (from Japan)

The life in the International House makes me feel like I’m abroad and it continues to inspire me. International residents often tell me the differences between Japan and their countries and ask me about Japanese culture. Through such a daily life, I sometimes find out that what I used to think of as a common sense is not common at all in international society.

Communication hall

Communication hall

Communication hall

The communication hall is an open space for the residents, KUT students, faculty, staff and local community members to mingle. A wide variety of formal or informal meetings are held here, such as welcome/farewell parties for international students, seasonal events and national festivals of different countries.

Entrance hallEntrance hall

Tea-ceremony houseTea-ceremony house

Building manager’s officeBuilding manager’s office


Vending machineVending machine

Center courtCenter court

Common lounge

Common lounge

There are lounges equipped with large TVs and tables on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors. The residents can enjoy dinner together or spend free time watching TV and chatting.

Common kitchen

Common kitchen

All residents of B-type rooms share two kitchen spaces on the 3rd and 4th floors.

Laundry room

Laundry room

Located in each segregated area and on every floor (the 1st floor laundry room is for both sexes). Each laundry room has 3 washing machines and 3 dryers. Free of charge.



Entrance to the building, elevators and gender-segregated areas are secured electronically. The residents gain access with their student ID cards.

Front doorFront door

Unit bath and ToiletUnit bath and Toilet

Information for prospective residents

  • The application form is available here.
  • Move-in time is from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, weekdays.
International House at Kochi University of Technology
185-1 Miyanokuchi, Tosayamada, Kami City, Kochi 782-0003, Japan

General Information
International Relations Center (IRC), Kochi University of Technology
Tosayamada, Kami City, Kochi 782-8502, Japan
Tel: +81-887-53-1130 E-mail: