At this time, the Ministry of Education scholarship will cover your on-campus housing and meal plan fees and reduce your monthly salary 25% (for room only) or 50% (for room and meal plan) if you request it. No other scholarships administrated by the Cultural Division provide direct payment for housing and require you to cover your housing and meal fees with your monthly salaries.

Housing varies widely depending on the university you decide to attend, so you want to spend a good amount of time on your university’s housing website.

Some universities require that their freshman students or students under 21 live on-campus. In these cases, you will have to follow the university rules and live on-campus. The Cultural Division will not intervene in the rules of the university and will not contact the university on your behalf to request an exception.

For more general information about housing at US universities, you can click on the following links: