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As Osaka Gakuin University does not have any dormitory facilities available for international exchange students, they are required to choose among the following options:

1)
OGU student Apartment
2)
Homestay
3)
Finding own accommodation (Contracting an apartment or guesthouse)
OGU Student Apartments
OGU Student Apartments

Searching for an apartment in Japan can be very difficult for international students due to the Japanese system requiring reikin (gift money for the landlord) shikikin (deposit) and hoshonin (A Japanese Guarantor), and minimum 1 year contract. For that reason Osaka Gakuin University has arranged a selection of apartments that do not require any deposit, gift money or guarantor, and that allow our students to stay even for less than 1 year. Students who wish to take advantage of this accommodation option must choose “OGU student apartment” in their housing application form. These apartments are contracted to Osaka Gakuin University and students cannot move out during the contact period. Also, they need to pay full amount for the last month no matter on what day they move out in the month. The OGU student apartments will vary depending on their location, and have the following facilities:

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Monthly rent: ¥42,000 or ¥45,000 (Electricity, gas not included)
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Meals not included
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No curfew
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A kitchen, mini-bathroom, bed, microwave, fridge, desk and chair.
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Plates, pots, kitchen utensils and curtains are not included
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Students are required to purchase a futon set (about ¥7,000~¥8,000) upon contracting the apartment.
Homestay
Homestay

Osaka Gakuin University offers the opportunity to live with a Japanese host family in a long-term home stay living arrangement. This is considered to be one of the most valuable opportunities while studying at OGU. The long-term home stay experience offers the unique opportunity for international students to gain invaluable experience and insight while observing, living, and understanding Japanese daily life and customs.

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Monthly fee: ¥55,000
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Private room- includes a desk or table to study at and a bed or futon.
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Two meals per day
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Shared bath/toilet
Finding Own Accommodation (Contracting an apartment or guesthouse)

Students who do not wish to stay in an OGU student apartment or homestay are required to find their own accommodation. NOTE: Osaka Gakuin University cannot act as a guarantor for individual housing contracts.

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