Biwako-Kusatsu Campus (BKC)
International Student Dormitory
BKC International House
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In September 2012, Biwako-Kusatsu Campus opened a new dormitory for international students, immediately adjacent to campus. This state of the art facility sits in a quiet neighborhood, so it offers students both a peaceful setting and the convenience of close proximity to all of the university's facilities. The BKC International House aims to help international students transition to living in Japan while providing an environment where students can adjust to the local language and culture as well as interact with fellow scholars from around the world.
・5 minutes from campus on foot, using secure commuter route
・24-hour English-speaking management
・Bilingual Resident Mentors (RMs)
Fee Table (Ritsumeikan Students)
|Room Type||Rent||Bedding Fee||Electricity||Total Monthly Fee|
|Type A||JPY 39,000/month||JPY 2,000/month||As used||JPY 41,000 + electricity|
|Type B||JPY 47,000/month||JPY 2,000/month||As used||JPY 49,000 + electricity|
|JPY 600/night||JPY 500/stay||--||(By length of stay)|
|Internet access and water included!|
|Security Deposit: Equal to 1 month's rent (Type A and Type B rooms, only)|
|All fees in Japanese Yen (JPY) and current as of April 2018|
The dormitory offers 153 single-occupancy rooms for newly-arrived international students at BKC, as well as short-term, multi-occupancy (4 to 8 person) rooms for seminars, and rooms for visiting researchers and professors. Rooms with private showers are available, and there are floors designated for male-only and female-only occupancy, as well as coeducational floors, to make sure that each student is housed in a comfortable environment.
・Bed & Bedding (with cleaning)
・Desk & Chair
・Air Conditioning & Lighting
・Sink & Toilet
・"Type B" rooms include individual showers!
Common Use Facilities
・Kitchen Lounge (with TV & DVD player)
・Laundry Rooms & Dryers
・Multipurpose Hall with Tatami Corner (with TV & DVD player)
・Billiard Table, Table Tennis, Basketball Hoop
Downloads (open in new window)
Dormitory Residents' Guidebook (Revised September 2017)
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