International Students Dormitory “Shuko-kan” 修交館


A multicultural environment where international and Japanese students live together
In March 2017, we opened a new international student dormitory, Shuko-kan, located just a 10-minute walk from campus. The dormitory provides a practical educational environment where international and Japanese students can live together, develop international perspectives through mutual understanding, and learn about different cultures through exposure to diverse values.
The dorm is open to first-year students for a period of one year, with each room occupied by one international student and one Japanese student. Senior students also live in the dormitory as resident assistants (RA) and support students in their daily lives. Programs and events are held in the common area to help students learn more about each other’s cultures. These activities build a sense of community and educate students about diversity on campus.

Objectives of the International Student Dormitory

  1. To help students appreciate diverse values and live in harmony with people of different cultures
  2. To help students establish their own identity by seeing their own cultural background in a new light
  3. To help students learn to communicate their thoughts and opinions and act independently

A Look Inside Shuko-kan

  • All student rooms feature a loft bed, desk, chair, closet space, air conditioning, lighting, and internet access
  • Hallway to student rooms
  • Loft bed
  • Rooms also have key card locks and an intercom system

Shared Facilities

  • Kitchen and Commons
  • Washroom
  • Mailboxes
  • Bathrooms
  • Washing Machines and Dryers
  • Dorm Supervisors’ Office

Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants (RAs) are live-in second- to fourth-year undergraduate students who provide support and assistance  in students dormitory life. 

Overview of International Student Dormitory Shuko-kan


Iwakura Hataedacho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto (10-minute walk from campus)

Number of rooms

35 (each room occupied by one international student and one Japanese student)

Eligible students

First-year undergraduate students (Japanese and international), international students from overseas partner universities

Period of residence

One year

Move-in fee

10,000 yen


20,000 yen/month

Maintenance fees

5,000 yen/month

Fire insurance

Approx. 5,000 yen/year
*For domestic students only (International students will enroll in a separate international student insurance scheme)

*Eligible students will be notified of the application process as required