Kyoto University cannot act as joint guarantor for housing lease agreements after February 1, 2017. If it is difficult to find a joint guarantor, please ask a real estate agency if a private guaranty company is available. Comprehensive Renters’ Insurance for Foreign Students Studying in Japan was also abolished at the same time. We strongly recommend that International students should enroll in Kyoto University Co-op’s Fire Mutual Insurance and Personal Liability Insurance for Student (Gakubai) in preparation for the fire/water leakage and the injury to the third party in daily life when they rent the apartment if the real estate agency or house owner accepts.
Inquiry: Kyoto University Co-op in Yoshida, Uji and Katsura campus
ref.:University Co-op’s Student Mutual Benefit
Please note that, in the following cases, you are required to contact us immediately to complete the necessary procedures at the International Service Office.
Insurance fees may be returned in some cases where the policy holder must move out and cancel their (Comprehensive Renters’ Insurance for foreign students studying in Japan) contract. Bring your rental agreement, insurance paper and bank book (Japan Post [Yu-cho] Bank also accepted) to the International Service Office when receiving the refund. The procedure will take approximately 3 months to process.
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