Student Dormitories

All international students are eligible to live in campus dormitories. The Student Dormitories are comprised of 619 rooms. To support students' research work on a 24-hour basis, LAN access is provided from the dormitories, allowing access to university networks, including the university's Digital Library, as well as national and international scientific research institutions.

Selection of Residents

Dormitory resident selection is based primarily on entrance examination results. However, other factors are also taken into consideration, such as the relative commuting distances to school from students' family homes.

2016 enrollees in student dormitories (as of December 2016)

Master's ProgramDoctoral ProgramRemarks
165(71%) 69(100%) Numbers in parentheses indicate dormitory admission rates
(percentage of accepted applications)
SingleMarried coupleFamily
Number of rooms 559 50 10
Floor space 13m2 36.98 - 41.45m2 51.56m2
Facilities Desk, chair, bed, locker, bookshelf, kitchenette, toilet, etc. Desk, chair, shoe cupboard, bookshelf, chest, kitchen, toilet, bathroom, laundry space, etc. Desk, chair, shoe cupboard, bookshelf, chest, kitchen, toilet, bathroom, laundry space, etc.
Shared facilities Bathroom, laundry room, lounge, etc. None None
Monthly rent 5,900 yen 11,900 yen 14,200 yen
Monthly management fee 4,100 yen 600 - 1,100 yen 1,100 yen
Electricity, heat and water Paid by resident Paid by resident Paid by resident
Network The dormitories are connected to the Institute's network for free usage. The student dormitory network, available only within the Institute, is managed and operated by the Student Dormitory Network Committee, a volunteer organization.
Student Dormitories

Parking spaces for dormitory residents

Parking spaces are available for about 75% of the residents at student dormitories. The parking fee is 3,000 - 4,000 yen for six months.

Leased Housing (Urban Renaissance Agency Housing)

NAIST has a contract with the Urban Renaissance Agency to provide public housing for students who wish to reside off-campus or who are ineligible to reside in the student dormitories.

Average rent and fees for a one-to-three room apartment:

Monthly management fee 3,000 yen
Monthly rent 35,000 - 50,000 yen
Guarantee/Security deposit none


A list of real estate agents is available at the Student Affairs Division.
Average rent and fees near NAIST for a one-room apartment(approx 20m2):

Monthly management fee 0 - 5,000 yen
Monthly rent 20,000 - 50,000 yen
Guarantee/Security deposit 50,000 - 250,000 yen