Getting Started in Japan – Spring 2024

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: March 7, 2024)


First Payment of Dormitory Fees

The first payment for the dormitory will be for April and May, plus the deposit. It depends on the dormitories, but you will be asked to pay approximately 70,000 to 100,000 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.


After successfully completing the procedures at the Ward Office, please come to pick up your Welcome Package, which includes the student ID, the original residence permit, etc. Please come during one of the sessions below:


Date: March 27, 28, and 29. Time: 4:00 - 4:30 PM

Date: April 1  Time: 11:00-12:00 AM ←NEW!

Meeting Place: Meeting Room on the 4th floor of Building A01 on Kawauchi Campus (map)


In case you cannot make it to any of the sessions above, please visit the 6-C Counter of the Student Exchange Division anytime during office hours, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. The office is located on the second floor of building A01 on Kawauchi Campus (map). 


Instructions for JYPE, DEEP, and COLABS Students


Instructions for IPLA Students

Please arrange a schedule with your tutor and ask them to help you with the payment. You can meet up with your tutor at the Kawauchi Post Office. To avoid mistakes in the amount of your insurance payment, you are not allowed to pay by yourself without assistance from the university. You must make your payment with your tutor. 






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