Study at Kansai University
For international students wishing to study at Kansai University
The Division of International Affairs handles a variety of scholarships for degree-seeking international students attending Kansai University with their private funds. The university regularly recommends students who fulfill the requirements for different scholarships, from among students who have registered to apply for scholarships. Details on registering for a scholarship will be provided at orientation after admission.
The Division of International Affairs provides a variety of Japanese Language Support Programs to ensure that international students will be able to enjoy a fulfilling student life. Please make use of the provided programs to enhance your studies of the Japanese language.
|Academic Literacy Development Seminar||Provides practical training to acquire academic literacy in the Japanese language required to write a graduation thesis at the university or to write a report at a graduate-school level.||Advanced||Seminar
(90 min. per week x 10 weeks)
|3rd & 4th year undergraduate students, graduates students, foreign research students||15 students|
|Conversational Japanese Brush-up Seminar||Provides practical training in Japanese conversational skills that are needed in daily life to adapt to the Japanese society.||Intermediate
（30 min. per week x 10 weeks）
|Degree-seeking foreign students, incoming foreign exchange students (N3 level or above)||15 students|
|Japanese Language Academic Writing Lecture, Online Video||Uses videos to inform students about sentence expressions, methods for searching and writing reference materials, thesis structure, etc.||Advanced||Online video
（May to Mar. of following year）
|Degree-seeking foreign students, foreign research students||None|
|Japanese Language Tutor/Tutee System||Tutor (Japanese student) gives advice and support to the tutee (foreign student) with their studies (mainly Japanese) and daily life.||Beginner
（May to Jul.）
（Oct. to Jan. of following year）
|Degree-seeking foreign students, foreign research students, incoming foreign exchange students||None|
|Individual Consultations on Japanese Writing||Gives advice on Japanese language, such as sentence expressions and structures, using thesis, reports and other writings brought in by the foreign student.||Advanced||Individual consultation
（2 days a week, 2 hours each）
|Degree-seeking foreign students, foreign research students||4 students per day|
Notes: Programs and its content may change.
Details on each program, and its application methods, will be notified through the Information System when they are finalized.
Kansai University has 4 dormitories (Student House Shureiryo, Dormitory Tsukigaoka, Minami-Senri International Plaza International Students Dormitory, and Kansai University International Dormitory) operated by the university, and an international students dormitory called Dormy Ryokuchi Koen3 operated by Kyoritsu Maintenance Co., Ltd. through a business alliance with Kansai University and Kandai Pensee Co., Ltd..
Through cross-cultural communication at a dormitory, both local students and international students can foster global mindset. In addition, Resident Assistants who support dormitory residents’ daily lives also live in a dormitory.
Dormitory rooms, shared facilities, provision of meals, management forms, dormitory fees etc. depend on each dormitory. All 5 dormitories have their own characteristics so that students can select a dormitory based on their ideal life styles.
(Student House Shurei-ryo・Dormitory Tsukigaoka・Minami-Senri International Plaza International Students Dormitory・Kansai University International Dormitory)
This is a male-only dormitory located next to the Senriyama Campus. International exchange students from partner institutions, private expense international students and many Kansai University students are living in the dormitory. Resident assistants will support their daily life.
This is a female-only dormitory located 15 minutes away by foot from Senriyama Campus. International exchange students from partner institutions, private expense international students and many Kansai University students are living in the dormitory. Resident assistants will support their daily life.
This is a dormitory for international students, and located in the Minami-Senri International Plaza. It is a five-minute walk from the Minami-Senri Station on the Senri Line of Hankyu Railway, and a fifteen-minute bicycle ride from the Senriyama Campus. The dormitory is primarily oriented towards international students attending Kansai University’s Bekka course, but it also accepts degree-seeking students in Kansai University undergraduate and graduate schools. There are resident assistant residing to support the residents' daily life.
This dormitory is located ten-minute walk from the Minami-Senri Station on the Senri Line of the Hankyu Railway and twenty-minute by bicycle from the Senriyama Campus. It is primarily for international exchange students from partner institutions, but also accepts degree-seeking students in Kansai University undergraduate and graduate schools.There are resident assistant residing to support the residents' daily life.
Dormy Ryokuchi Koen3 is the affiliated international students dormitory which was opened in April 2018 after renovation. The atmosphere of the dormitory is very relaxed and it only takes 5 minutes to Kansai University Senriyama Campus by bike. Also, there are convenience stores and super markets near the dormitory so that life at the dormitory can be convenient. The dormitory is composed of 2 buildings (Building A and Building B). There are 3 types of dormitory rooms available so that residents can select a room based on their lifestyles.
Co-signer and Comprehensive Coverage System for Foreign Student Housing
Kansai University works in partnership with the Kansai University Cooperative Society ("Kandai Co-op" hereafter) to assist foreign students (limited to students recognized as an incoming foreign student) who have difficulty finding a co-signer for housing by having the Kandai Co-op sign the housing lease in place of the student. There is also a system that has the Kandai Co-op be the cosigner, under the prerequisite that the foreign student become a member of the Comprehensive Coverage System for Foreign Student Housing. Kandai Co-op will also be responsible for paying the premium (4,000 yen per year) for the Comprehensive Coverage System for Foreign Student Housing.Kansai University Cooperative Society: Office for Providing Assistance in Living Alone
The Certificate of Eligibility (COE) is a document that is required to apply for a visa to study in Japan.
After the COE is acquired, prospective students should go to the embassy or consulate in their country (Japanese Embassy, Japanese Consulate, etc.) to apply for and be granted a visa. A student visa status will be given at the time of entry to Japan.
For students who wish to enter Kansai University and who require a COE, the Kansai University will take action in place of the student to submit the COE application to the Immigration Bureau (proxy application).
Details on proxy application will be provided at the time of completing admission procedures.
The "International Students Guide" will be distributed to international students at the time of admission, in order to have international students enjoy a fulfilling study abroad at our university. This guide provides a summary of information that we would like for students to be aware of in studying with us as an international student.International Students Guide 2017 (PDF)