Getting Started in Japan – Fall 2023

This page explains instructions for exchange students in JYPE, IPLA, DEEP, and COLABS for the period after their arrival in Japan and the first few weeks on campus.
(Last updated: September 26, 2023)

Pick-up At Sendai Station (Updated)

The University will operate a shuttle bus that runs from the east exit of Sendai Station to the university dormitories. If you wish to ride the bus, please apply according to STEP 5: Applying for Additional Support Services (Optional). Detailed information on where to board the bus will be sent later to those who have applied for support. 


Operating Period: September 21 - September 29, 2023 (excluding Sundays and Saturdays)

Departure times from Sendai Station: 10:00, 12:00, 15:00, 17:00

Route: Sendai Station East Exit - Sanjo Dormitories - Aobayama Dormitory - Sendai Station East Exit


Note: If you are arriving at Sendai Airport and wish to be guided upon your arrival in Sendai, please let us know when you apply for support. In addition, if you are an IPLA student and do not wish to take the bus, your tutor can pick you up at Sendai station, so please ask your tutor for support by contacting him/her via email. Please note that you cannot take the shuttle bus with your tutor so you and your tutor will be taking public transportation to the dorm. 


First Payment of Dormitory Fees

The first payment for the dormitory will be for October and November, plus the deposit. It depends on the dormitories, but you will be asked to pay approximately 70,000 to 90,000 yen in cash via bank transfer at a bank ATM shortly after moving in. Please be prepared for that. Students living in the UH Aobayama can pay by credit card alternatively. If you have any questions about dorm fees, please ask the management office of your dormitory.


This is the end of all the steps of the necessary resident procedures.