What are the requirements for admission?

FIH residents must be one of these students.

Regular foreign students / Short-term foreign students / Bekka foreign students / Japanese students

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Is there any restaurants/supermarkets around FIH?

Yes, there are some restaurants and supermarkets around FIH so please don’t worry about your daily meal.

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Is there any student organization in FIH?

Yes, the Student Committee of FIH is composed of resident assistants of each floor. They are responsible to organize activities and assist the office with event group, cultural group and publicity group. There are 2~3 resident assistants living in each floor.

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How is the security of FIH?

The office staffs will be stationed during the daytime and the security guides will be stationed during the night to ensure the safety of residents.

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Is the dormitory available for tour?

Yes. You can get a tour anytime by making appointment.

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What amenities are included in the room?

The room is equipped with fridge, microwave oven, electric pot, unit kitchen, bed, interphone, air-conditioner, balcony, storage boxes , and etc…

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What events does FIH have?

We will organize events such as Christmas party, Farewell party, Thanksgiving, languages courses, Mt. Takao Hiking, Hot spring trip and etc…

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What do I do if I am sick?

The office staffs will introduce some clinics to you and she/he will go with you if you couldn’t go by yourself.

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How long does it take from FIH to university?

It takes about 5 minutes walk from FIH to the bus station and it takes about 7 to 8 minutes to university.

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Does FIH have curfew?

There is no curfew. However, we suggest students come back early to prepare for the class.

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Can I spend the night elsewhere?

If you are going to be away from FIH, please fill in the “外泊届け” form (notice of travel/absence from FIH) and put it in the box.

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Can I invite my friends and family members to FIH?

Yes,you can invite your family and friends here. But  they need to fill in the visitors list at the entrance (2nd floor). However, only your parents can be stayed overnight here.  Your  friends must leave here before 10 pm.


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Is it allowed to drink and smoke in FIH?

You are not allowed to drink and smoke. You will be expelled for smoking in FIH.

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Is car/bicycle available to park at FIH?

Students are not allowed to park their cars either at FIH or university. However, bicycle is allowed to park in the bicycle park of FIH.


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Are internet and TV available?

There is a electric socket for internet and TV in your room, please be sure to prepare LAN cables.

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Do I get cleaning service?

The common areas of the dormitory are professionally cleaned each week. Residents are requested to help keep the dormitory clean by maintaining your rooms and the common spaces in an orderly manner. Vacuum machines are provided in each lounge.

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Are laundry facilities available in FIH?

Yes, laundry rooms equipped with washers and dryers are available in 3rd, 4th and 5th floor.


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Does FIH offer meals?

FIH does not offer meals to residents. You can cook in the unit kitchen in your room. The lounges in 3rd, 4th and 5th floor are available for cooking as well.

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How many luggages can be carried into the room?

About 10 medium size of corrugated paper boxes. Please consider the space of your room.


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What should I bring with me to FIH?

(For the students who are live in Japan)

You can  bring along your bedding  and  personal belongings.

(For the students who are live in foreign countries)

Please bring along your personal belongings.  We have already prepared bedding for you.


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When can I move in?

1. Students of Reconnaissance Japan Program (RJ) & Students of Institute for Japanese Language and Culture (Bekka):

The day you enter Japan or the next day.

2. Regular foreign students & Japanese students:

The day designed by FIH.

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How to pay the rent?

You are required to pay the rent before you move in. Installment payments are also available, please contact with the FIH staffs.

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How long is the occupancy period?

The occupancy period can be the whole year. It is not necessary to move out during February, March and August. However, the maximum of living in FIH is 2 years.

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How to apply for FIH?

The form is online. From the International Dorm homepage, follow the dormitory application link and fill out the form.

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What is FIH like?

FIH is a student dormitory completed in September, 2010. The main purpose is to receive foreign students. At J. F. Oberlin University and Affiliated Schools, one of our principal goals is to develop students with international character. Enabling students to study, live and work together with people of different races and points of view helps to build that international character.

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