Housing and Living Costs
There are many apartments and privately owned dormitories located near and around Keio University SFC. Although there is currently no on-campus housing available for students, the Student Life Section can assist students with finding a place to live while they study at SFC.
As a rough standard, the average monthly rent for a studio apartment in the Shonandai area (location of the closest train station to SFC), as of February 2013, ranges from ￥40,000 to ￥80,000, excluding utilities. These units are self-catering and usually include all en-suite facilities like a shower, restroom and kitchen. Please note that apartments in Japan often charge additional move-in fees – such as a deposit, agent fee, key money and fire insurance – which can accumulate to several months of rent.
Privately owned dormitories located near SFC charge an estimated ￥80,000 to ￥160,000 per month, depending on the type of room (single, double, etc.), and inclusion of catering, utilities and en-suite facilities. Keio University offers more economical dormitories in Tokyo and Yokohama, but they are less conveniently located. Dormitories do not charge additional move-in fees.
Other living costs (such as food, course materials, public transportation, leisure and clothing) will vary according to individual circumstances, but generally students should budget for about ￥900,000 per year (Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). Student Guide to Japan [2012-2013]).
For more information on housing, please visit the following websites.
International Center website: http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/life/housing/ryu_boshu.html
Keio Student (Juku-sei) website: http://www.gakuji.keio.ac.jp/en/sfc/sl/housing.html
Detailed information about studying in Japan, including cost of living, can be found on JASSO’s website: http://www.jasso.go.jp/study_j/sgtj_e.html.
Please refer to the Cafeterias and Co-op Stores page for basic costs of meals available at eating facilities on SFC’s campus.
*The aforementioned properties and real estate agents have no connection whatsoever with Keio University. Moreover, the properties introduced are not officially recommended properties of Keio University.
For more information about housing and living costs, please contact the Student Life Section at Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus.
Address: 5322 Endo, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa 252-0882 Japan