Facilities Available at TIU

In order to encourage and uphold an optimal education fitting of the 21st century, TIU provides its students with state-of-the-art technology and learning facilities for their scholastic journey to success.

Smoke-free Campus

While smoking has always been discouraged by faculty and staff, in order to promote health and safety of its students, smoking has been officially prohibited in TIU's campuses and dormitories.

Read the official statement for more details (PDF).

English Plaza

Designed as a multipurpose English learning center, the English Plaza provides a casual atmosphere for students to pursue assistance with writing and language studies. Appointments with academic advisers are booked all electronically via your computer or smart phone.

The Plaza also fills the role of an international exchange hub, hosting seasonal events and activities year-round. This bountiful resource is jointly home to the Global Teaching Institute, and run completely by TIU student interns. Whether you are looking to buckle down on your research paper, hang out with friends and play games, or seek casual advice from an English teacher, the English Plaza is an awesome place for you call home.

Japanese Plaza

As one of the newer additions to TIU, the Japanese Plaza has a relaxed environment that is perfect for international students to meet Japanese classmates and teachers for a chance to actually utilize the skills they have learned in the classroom. The Japanese Plaza is also home to numerous cultural events, from Tanabata to shodou. There are always Japanese teachers and interns on-site to help international students tackle a challenging new grammar concept or practice their language skills informally. Read more about the Japanese learning support at TIU by clicking here.

Other Facilities

The classrooms at TIU are all stocked up with state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the smooth acquisition of the challenging concepts and new ideas that come up in classes. Professors can utilize microphones, big-screen TVs, or projectors and pull-down projection screens in every classroom on campus. In addition, loan-out MacBook Pro computers are available on a day-to-day basis at the English Plaza, and the entire campus is decked out with free WiFi.

In addition to outstanding classroom equipment, TIU also has a spacious computer lab complete with scanners and printers, copy machines, two different cafeterias with affordable and tasty options, convenience stores on each of its campuses, as well as visiting catering trucks to add even more culture and variety to the lunch menu. All official school documents can be gathered through the machines outside of the International Exchange Office for an easy and smooth experience throughout your studies at TIU.


In order to foster a safe and comfortable learning environment, TIU operates on-campus dormitories for students coming to Japan for the first time. Dormitory managers and Residential Assistants are available on-site to lend a hand to international students during the assimilation to their new life in Japan.

TIU International House

TIU offers accommodations for international students around the globe moving to Japan for their first year. A room will also be assigned to international students currently residing in Japan, and Japanese students residing abroad pending vacancy.

TIU Dormitories
Facility Overview TIU's Dormitories (International Houses) are located on and very near Campus 2.
* Campus 2 is about a 15-minute walk from Campus 1.
* All E-Track classes are held on Campus 1.
Dormitories International House R1 (Singles) International Houses R2-R5 (Shared)
Room Types Studio
Single room furnished with:
- 1 bed
- 1 desk
- 1 chair
- 1 air conditioner
- 1 refrigerator
- 1 microwave
- 1 kitchenette burner
- 1 closet
- 1 bathroom
Double room furnished with:
- 2 beds
- 2 desks (lockable drawers)
- 2 chairs
- 1 air conditioner
- 1 refrigerator
- 1 microwave
- 1 kitchenette
- 1 closet
- *1 bathroom
(sink, bath, and shower) (sink, bath, and shower)
*R2, R3, and R4 only. Bathrooms are communal for R5 residents.
Room Size 17.55 meters sq. R2 (Male): 16.09 meters sq.
R3 (Female): 26.52 meters sq.
R4 (Female): 22 meters sq.
R5 (Female): 19 meters sq.
Move-in Fee 30,000 yen
*Security and cleaning fees are included.
25,000 yen
*Security and cleaning fees are included.
Monthly Rent 39,000 yen / month
*Meal plans are not offered.
*Liability insurance ~2,000 yen / year
34,000 yen / month
*Meal plans are not offered.
*Liability insurance ~2,000 yen / year
Utilities Not Included Included
Internet WiFi / LAN included
*Student must provide LAN cable
WiFi included
Number of Rooms R1 (Co-ed): 75 rooms
*The dorm is separated in a male-only side and a female-only side
R2 (Male): 30 rooms
R3 (Female): 7 rooms
R4 (Female): 6 rooms
R5 (Female): 22 rooms
Other facilities ・Washing machines and driers are provided in all dormitories free of charge
・Each dormitory has a small common area for residents

* Note: TIU is also offering further dormitory living options on a needs-basis in the neighboring vicinity. The cost of rent will resemble the figures indicated on the table above. Further details will be provided at a later date.

Private Accommodations

TIU has an on-campus agency to help students find an apartment near campus. Monthly rent of single-room apartments in the vicinity of TIU is roughly 30,000 - 50,000 yen.

* Since the paper-work for renting a house or apartment may be a difficult and slow process (up to two weeks minimum), TIU strongly recommends for students who are living outside of Japan prior to enrollment to live in the campus dormitories to ease the transition into your new life in Japan.

General Information for Apartments in Japan

A one-time payment to the owner of an apartment or a house is generally customary in Japanese culture. This "gift of appreciation" to property owners is called "key money", and it is non-refundable. In addition to key money, new residents are generally required to pay a security deposit that usually amounts to one month's rent - though this fee will be reimbursed upon move-out. Cleaning and repair fees for the rented facilities will generally be taken out of the security deposit.

While most apartments are not furnished, some real estate agencies do have furnished options available at a higher monthly price. Unfurnished apartments may have an air conditioner pre-installed, but more often than not, other furniture and appliances for daily life like beds, couches, refrigerators, microwaves, and the like must be purchased by tenants on their own.