Housing at SJSU

Campus Housing Options for Exchange Students


Housing costs in the Bay Area and San José are some of the most expensive in the nation.  The local market is also very competitive.  While you are not required to live on-campus while on exchange at SJSU, we strongly advise that you do. 


There are two on-campus housing options at SJSU; Campus Village and the SJSU International House.  Exchange students may not apply to live at Campus Village until after they have been formally accepted and issued a SJSU Student Identification Number, but students may apply to live at the International House before they are formally accepted into the exchange program. 


University Housing Services

We strive to provide supportive and affordable residential learning communities that promote academic success and individual development. Our living-learning communities help ease the transition to life at SJSU, serve as an extension of the classroom, and increase awareness of community responsibility. Located on the main San José State University campus, the residence halls are just minutes from classes, the library, recreation and dining facilities, and downtown.

Students who live on campus have the opportunity to get involved in social gatherings, cultural events, intramural sports, community service, and a wide range of other campus activities. You also have access to the Resident Activity Center (RAC) located in Campus Village Building B, which offers a gaming area with foosball, ping pong, and pool. The RAC also has four meeting rooms with a flat-screen television and DVD player so you can watch the latest movies with your friends and classmates.

University Housing Application Deadline

All students beginning studies in Fall 2019 who wish to live on campus must submit the following before May 1, 2019

1. A completed online Housing application

2. A $50 non-refundable application fee

3. License materials

4. A $600 initial payment

Fall 2019 applicants who submit license materials, the non-refundable $50 application fee, and a $600 payment by Wednesday, May 1, 2019 will be processed for roommate matching and the ability to establish an Installment Payment Plan with five installments (the number of payments decreases if submitted after May 1, 2019). We encourage you to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of being placed in university housing. 

See the Housing website for details: www.housing.sjsu.edu

SJSU International House

The SJSU International House is a residence for 70 U.S. and international students attending San José State University. Located near campus, I-House is a large comfortable home offering a good study environment and a friendly, welcoming community.

Residents range in age from 17 to 35, study in a wide variety of majors, come from nearly 25 countries including the U.S., and enroll in graduate, undergraduate and English Language programs. Roommates are matched according to compatible interests and personal habits.

Residents enjoy on-site assigned parking, newly renovated bathrooms and kitchen, a state of the art computer room, an attractive Dining room, Living room, patio, three televisions, and sports and games equipment.

Residents regularly support each other with academic tutoring. Our Student Council offers residents opportunities to take leadership and plan trips, cultural events, and participate in intramural sports.

International House Applications

There is no fee to apply. Submit your completed application at www.sjsu.edu/ihouse. Please note that essays are used to select residents and match roommates.

SJSU International House

360 South 11th Street

San José, CA 95112-2217




Housing Option Description Rent amounts are approximate and subject to change - Based on double occupancy; 10 month contract; furnished Meal Plan Utilities Included in rent More Information
Campus Village Apartments (CVA or CVB) High rise: three, four, or five bedroom apartments $9,822.00 Optional; Additional Cost Internet, Basic Utilities & Cable TV University Housing Services 408-795-5600 http://housing.sjsu.eduuhs-frontdesk@sjsu.edu
Campus Village Suites (CVC) High rise: four bedroom, two bath suite $15,252.00 Mandatory: 5-day included in rent; 7-day meal plan available Internet, Basic Utilities & Cable TV University Housing Services 408-795-5600 http://housing.sjsu.eduuhs-frontdesk@sjsu.edu
International House (I-House) Fully furnished residence next to campus: 70 U.S. and international students $14,654.00 Mandatory: 7-day included in rent Internet, Basic Utilities & Cable TV SJSU International House 408-924-6570 www.sjsu.edu/ihouseihouse@sjsu.edu

View floor plans of residential halls at http://www.housing.sjsu.edu/housingoptions/