UIEC - Urawa International Education Center

About URAWA

Urawa

UIEC is located at Urawa ward of Saitama city in Saitama prefecture. Saitama city is the most populous city in Saitama Prefecture and city is designated by government ordinance. There are 10 wards in Saitama city, Urawa ward is an administrative district. Therefore the most of the city's administrative organizations like prefectural office, prefectural police station, courthouse, legal affairs bureau, broadcasting station and libraries are located in Urawa ward.

Omiya and Saitama-Shintoshin

Omiya ward is the most famous commercial district in Saitama prefecture, and it takes only 6 minutes from Urawa. Saitama-Shintoshin located between Urawa and Omiya was developed relatively recent. The large shopping mall has been opened

Railway Lines

Easy access to any main stations
See Detailed Railway Lines (JR East)

Accommodations

UIEC Dormitory
We have own dormitory (Dorm Maeji) and we also make a contract for general appartment rooms. Almost room type is 1K (1room and kitchen) or 2DK (2rooms and kitchen). The number of residents at 1K is generally two persons, and 2DK is two or three persons. Basic equipments are also installed except for a bedding set.
There are regulations on staying at UIEC dormitory.
Interwhao manages many share houses in Tokyo area.
One of their share houses is "1st House Minami-Urawa", it takes only 4 minutes on foot from Minami-Urawa station. It's a convenient and settled dwelling environment.

Residents' interviews on this page of the Interwhao website is a good reference.
There are many available rooms in Urawa. Basic facilities are already installed in a room.
UIEC is an alliance member of Leopalace21, so our students can get a discount.

This page on the website of Leopalace21 is very useful for understanding the rent system in Japan.


Apartment for Rent
We can introduce the real estate companies, if students want to stay at general apartment. With regard to a general apartment, deposit, key money, surety company fee, fire insurance fee and estate agency commission are needed. There is no household appliances and furnitures in a room, so a resident needs to prepare basic equipments. Real estate company can offer rental service of basic household appliances.

UIEC Dormitory

Contract
The period of first contract is 6 months. From 2nd contract, contract period is every 6 months. After 2nd contract, contract is automatically renewed.
When a resident leave a room, cancellation notice is needed one month before. In case of contract cancellation in the middle of a contract period, the surplus is non-refundable.
Equipment in Room
Bunk Bed (Single Bed), Refrigerator, Washing Machine, Microwave (depending on a room), Gas Range, Rice Cooker, Lighting, Desk and Chair, Curtain.

Dormitory Expenses
Share Room
JPY50,000
Equipment Fee (just once)
JPY20,000
Deposit (refundable)
JPY10,000
Cleaning Fee (just once)
JPY10,000
Bedding Set
JPY27,000
Monthly Rent
JPY252,000
Total of the first contract (6 month)
Utility fee is not included. Each resident needs to pay actual utility fee every month in cash.
Single Room - Dorm Maeji -
JPY50,000
Equipment Fee (just once)
JPY20,000
Deposit (refundable)
JPY10,000
Cleaning Fee (just once)
JPY10,000
Bedding Set
JPY70,000
Monthly Rent
JPY510,000
Total of the first contract (6 month)
Utility fee is not included, each resident needs to pay actual utility fee every month in cash. Wireless internet usage fee is included.

UIEC has the right to cancel a contract, when a resident violates the dormitory regulations. In this case, all expense is non-refundable.