Education (International Exchange Students to Kansai University)

Life in Japan

Dormitories and Housing

Students are required to secure their own housing. There are numerous real estate agents located in the immediate vicinity of the university. Students are also encouraged to make use of the university student association, which also provides information on the university’s dormitories.

The university’s dormitories, which are run by organizations connected with the university, are introduced below.

1 Kansai University Minami-Senri International Plaza International Students Dormitory

The university has a dormitory located in Minami-Senri International Plaza, a five-minute walk from the Minami-Senri Station on the Hankyu line, and a fifteen-minute bicycle ride from the Senriyama Campus. The dormitories are primarily oriented towards international students attending Kansai University’s special “ Bekka ” course. However, international students enrolled as degree-seeking students in Kansai University departments and graduate schools may also live in the dormitory.

2 Kansai University International Dormitory

This dormitory is located approximately a ten-minute walk from the Minami-Senri Station on the Hankyu line. This dormitory is primarily for international exchange students from affiliated universities. However, international students enrolled as degree-seeking students in Kansai University departments and graduate schools may also live in the dormitory. Japanese students are also allowed to live in this dormitory.

3 Kansai University International Student Exchange Building “Shurei-ryo”, Tsukigaoka Dormitory

There are two dormitories available for International students. The Shurei-ryo is for male students, and the Tsukigaoka Dormitory is for females. Students share rooms as the underlying principle of these dormitories is to promote exchange between Japanese and international students.

Applications for the dormitories are accepted once a year, in spring, with the student life section. For those interested, please visit to fill out the application forms. All information regarding the university dormitories can be found at the student life division.

4 Osaka Prefecture Sakai International Hall (Orion International House)

The Osaka Foundation of International Exchange manages the Sakai International Hall (Orion International House) (226 2-chome, Uenoshiba-cho, Sakai City). Any openings in this dormitory will be announced on the Information System.

Students interested in submitting applications for this dormitory must follow the procedure outlined below.

【Qualifications】

The student must be attending Kansai University, have not been awarded a scholarship, and who are struggling to find a place to live. International researchers are also welcome to apply.

【Application Forms】

  1. Application for dormitory entrance (photograph required)
  2. Medical certificate (This must be from a medical institution or from the university’s medical center.

* The university’s medical center conducts medical examinations every spring.

【Application Submission】

Applications should be submitted at the designated Information System window.

If there are no openings, applicants will be registered on the Osaka Foundation of International Exchange waiting list (valid for three months).

【Permitted Period of Stay】

The permitted period of stay is up to two years.

5 Company Dorms

The Corporate Friendship Network for Foreign Students offers private enterprise company employee dormitories to overseas’ students. The purpose behind this is to provide financial support and a secure place to live for foreign students. Another purpose is to foster exchange between the company employees and the overseas’ students at the daily level and thus improve mutual understanding.

As the private business dormitories do not announce openings on a regular basis, any openings will be announced through the university’s Information System. To live in the private enterprise dormitories requires strict adherence to dormitory policies and only students capable of following their policies are encouraged to apply.

6 Study Dormitories

One of the Kyoritsu International Foundation support activities is to subsidize a dormitory for international students. Any vacancies will be announced through the university’s Information System.

7 El Serena Kobai-cho

This lodging house is specifically for international students, and is owned by the Osaka International House Foundation but managed by the Osaka International Exchange Center. Openings, the number of openings, and application criteria will be announced on the Information System.