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Comprehensive Renter's Insurance for International Students Studying at Doshisha University

When you sign a rental contract to live in a private housing such as an apartment in Japan, you need to have someone residing in Japan act as your “joint guarantor”. Doshisha University has an insurance program in which the university acts as a “joint guarantor” for international students who have difficulty finding a “joint guarantor” by themselves.
For more details of this insurance, including the amounts of insurance premium and guarantee charge and the contents of ordinary accident insurance, please refer to the attached ”Guide to Comprehensive Renter's Insurance for International Students Studying at Doshisha University”.

Students eligible for this insurance

International students currently enrolled at Doshisha University (Note 1) whose status of residence is “College Student” (Note 2).
(Note 1) Including those who are newly admitted to Doshisha University (those who have obtained a Certificate of Admission)
(Note 2) Including those who are applying for an extension of period of stay under the status of residence “College Student” or applying to change the status of residence to “College Student”

How To Apply

To participate in this insurance, you need to:
  1. sign a contract with a real estate agent designated by Doshisha University.
  2. participate in the “fire insurance” designated by Doshisha University (payment of insurance premium).
  3. apply to Doshisha University for joint guarantor (payment of guarantee charge).
Please refer to the following <Application Procedure> for more details. As the procedure may take a few days, you are advised to apply well in advance of your planned move-in date.

Application Procedure

Receive the following documents at the Office of International Students.
  1. Comprehensive Renter’s Insurance for International Students Studying at Doshisha University
  2. Guide to Comprehensive Renter’s Insurance for International Students Studying at Doshisha University
  3. List of Branches of Designated Real Estate Agents
  4. Form ① Application Form for Comprehensive Renter’s Insurance for International Students Studying at Doshisha University (Fire Insurance)
  5. Form ② Application Form for Comprehensive Renter’s Insurance for International Students Studying at Doshisha University
  6. Form ③ Pledge upon Participating in Comprehensive Renter’s Insurance for International Students Studying at Doshisha University 
  7. Others: "How to use the automated certification issuing machine", and "Change of Address Notice of International Students", etc.

Have a preliminary agreement to rent a property (accommodation) with a real estate agent(designated by Doshisha University)that is covered by this insurance program.
<Real Estate Agents Designated by Doshisha University>
◎This insurance applies only to apartments managed and introduced by the following real estate agents designated by Doshisha University.

Doshisha University Co-op / National Student Information Center (nasic) /
Van Net System Co., Ltd. / JSB network Co., Ltd. (Unilife) / Flat Agency /
Kyoto Life Co. / Kyoritsu Maintenance (Gakusei Kaikan)

Please check the 【List of Branches of Designated Real Estate Agents】for location and other details of each agent.

Receive two copies of【Rental Contract Form issued by real estate agent (customized for Doshisha University)】.


Bring your 【student ID card or Certificate of Admission】,【Residence Card(Alien Registration Card) or passport】and 【Rental Contract (two copies)】to the Office of International Students on Imadegawa Campus.


Fill in the following forms.
【Form ① Application Form for Comprehensive Renter’s Insurance for International Students Studying at Doshisha University (Fire Insurance)】
【Form ② Application Form for Comprehensive Renter’s Insurance for International Students Studying at Doshisha University】
【Form ③ Pledge upon Participating in Comprehensive Renter’s Insurance for International Students Studying at Doshisha University】

Receive an explanation about this Comprehensive Renter's Insurance at the Office of International Students.


Go to Doshisha Enterprise Inc. and follow the procedure to participate in the fire insurance.  
Pay the prescribed premium by cash and receive 【a receipt of the fire insurance (pasted on the backside of the Form②)】, 【Booklet for notes】and 【a copy of the appication of the fire insurance】.


Insert the prescribed guarantee charge to the machine (issuing variety of Certificate) on campus.
After you insert, you will receive a document 【Certificate of Payment for Guarantee charge for “Guarantor Compensation”】.


Submit the following documents to the Office of International Students on Imadegawa Campus.
  1. 【Form ② (with the receipt of the fire insurance pasted on the back)】
  2. 【Form ③】
  3. 【Rental Contract (two copies)】
  4. 【Certificate of Payment for Guarantee charge of “Guarantor Compensation”】

Receive 【Rental Contract (two copies)】 with the official seal of Doshisha University at the Office of International Students.


Bring 【Rental Contract (two copies)】 to the real estate agent.
Complete signing of the rental contract.


After signing the contract, submit a photocopy of Rental Contract (Lessee’s copy) to the Office of International Students.

※If you changed your address, please submit a notification "Change of Address Notice of International Students" to the Office of International Students (or to the Center for Japanese Language and Culture).

Office of International Students,
International Center
TEL:075-251-3257 (Imadegawa Campus)
TEL:0774-65-7453 (Kyotonabe Campus)