[Explanation] Difference between WISH and WID series

[Explanation] Difference between WISH and WID series

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Hello, this is Inoue from Waseda University affiliated international student dormitory WID. 

One of the frequently asked questions this time is "Difference between WISH and WID” will be explained.

Each has different characteristics, so please use it as a reference for your consideration.


table of contents

1. Operator and price
2. Differences between rooms (living rooms)
3. Common area
4. Dormitory Program and RA
5. Distance to campus
6. Presence or absence of meals
7. Dormitory Period and Dormitory Qualifications


XNUMX. Operator and price

WISHis a dormitory directly operated by Waseda University.It also has the advantage of being relatively inexpensive.on the other hand,WidThere are currently 300 buildings, which are operated and managed by Kyoritsu Maintenance Co., Ltd., which is affiliated with Waseda University.Prices vary by property.By the way, Kyoritsu Maintenance operates approximately XNUMX student dormitories and student halls nationwide.Dormy” and business hotels ”Dormy Inn”, etc., and has about 40 years of operational know-how.


XNUMX. Differences between rooms (living rooms)

BothAll rooms are private roomsbut,WISHIn the case of , it is a unit type where XNUMX to XNUMX people share the living room and washroom.Therefore, it is possible to interact with other dormitory students in daily life.

on the other hand,WidIn the case of , you can secure more privacy, so it is also recommended for those who want to concentrate alone.Also,"WID Kodaira""WID Nishitokorozawa""WID Shimoigusa, where the toilet, bath, and kitchen are in the room, such as "WID WasedaIt is also characterized by a wide range of options, such as types that share common facilities on each floor.


XNUMX. Common area

WISHis fully equipped with Wi-Fi on all floors, and has a soundproof music room, a fitness room with training equipment, and a large public bath.There is also an event kitchen on the XNUMXnd floor, and a community kitchen on each floor where residents can cook together.

WidThe standard common areas are the dining room and laundry room.AlsoWID WasedaIn the case of , there are 2 lounges with Wi-Fi on each floor, as well as large public baths with saunas (separate for men and women).

XNUMX. Support for students by students

WISHWidToStudent leaders, RAs (Resident Assistants), are active while living in the dormitory to support the daily lives of dormitory students. RA isWasedaSenior students selected and trained by the university. Live in the dormitory as an RA, give advice on daily life, studies and extracurricular activities in the dormitory, and revitalize the dormitorydormitory eventetc., are planned and operated. >in WISHAn example of an event isClick here for the guidelines. >at WIDAn example of an event isClick here for the guidelines..

XNUMX. Distance to campus

WISHis near Nakano Station, and you can commute to all three campuses within 30 minutes.WidThe location varies depending on the property, but in the case of WID Waseda, it is located within a XNUMX-minute walk from the Waseda campus.


・About 23 minutes one way to Waseda Campus (including train and walking)
・About 21 minutes one way to Toyama Campus (including train and walking)
・About 30 minutes one way to Nishi-Waseda Campus (including train and walking)

●WID (for WID Waseda)

・About 5 minutes on foot from Waseda Campus
About 10 minutes on foot from Toyama Campus
About 20 minutes on foot from Nishi-Waseda Campus (about 8 minutes by bicycle: free bicycle parking available in the dormitory)


XNUMX. Presence or absence of meals

WISHdoes not serve meals.You can cook for yourself in the kitchen on each floor.on the other hand,Widserves breakfast and dinner at all properties.Our in-house registered dietitian prepares daily menus, which are hand-cooked in the kitchens of each WID.In addition, you can prepare your own meals in the kitchen in your room or in the shared kitchen.*In principle, provided from Monday to Saturday.


XNUMX. Dormitory period (dormitory eligibility)

WISHis two years from the date of admission.again,Only undergraduate freshmen can enter the dormitory, and an application must be made after passing the entrance examination before entering the dormitory.Therefore, XNUMXst and XNUMXnd year students are the basics,It is characterized by the fact that it is easy to expand horizontal connections among dormitory students of the same grade.

Widcan be enrolled from admission to graduation, and current students can join the dormitory in the middle.For this reason, we have students from first year to graduate school, and we can expect interaction with a wide range of grades.You can also continue to use it when you return to Japan from studying abroad or when you go on to graduate school.

Both are student dormitories exclusively for Waseda University.WISHAlsoWidis designed to help you lead a fulfilling Waseda University life, so you can choose with confidence.However, there are differences for each, so please consider the image and lifestyle of your student life that you want to spend.

Incidentally,WISHAlsoWidI also hopeorWISHis my first choice,WidI want to keep it down too.For those whoSimultaneous application systemPlease be assured that there is also


Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns, even before you make a decision to enroll.

Waseda University affiliated international student dormitory WID
Kyoritsu Maintenance Co., Ltd. (Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange)
Free call 0120-88-1030 (toll free)
Email wid@dormy.co.jp

(updated 2021/12)

Why choose WID?
Reason for being chosen for the first time

  • POINT.01
    Homemade breakfast & dinner
    & High security
  • POINT.02
    Furnished Private Room
    Furnished Private Room
  • POINT.03
    A community that transcends age, country and department
    community beyond

various support systems
also available

  • No need to come to the store until move-in day
    No need to come to the store until move-in day

    From application to contract, everything can be completed at home.
    All completed at home.

  • Fixed payment is available.
    Fixed payment is available.

    Installment fee is XNUMX yen &Deposit Waiver

  • Support for your application
    Support for your application

    The person in charge of Waseda University will answer your questions.
    I will answer.

  • Relocation Support
    Relocation Support

    Moving to an apartment

Different from general rental properties

The appeal of WID+DORMY

  • Procedures can be completed at home until the move-in date
    Stay at home until move-in day
    can handle
  • Charges start from April of the move-in month
    Charges occur
    From April of move-in month
  • Reliable management and operation
    Peace of mind
    Management and operation
  • Overall satisfaction 98.3%
    Overall satisfaction
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