Study at Kansai University
For international students wishing to study at Kansai University
The Division of International Affairs handles scholarships for privately-funded international students.
For scholarship systems that can be applied to Japanese students, please check the information from Scholarship & Financial Aid Division.
＜Type of Scholarship＞
１ Internal scholarships：Scholarships offered by Kansai University
２ External scholarships (university recommendations）：scholarships granted by organizations external to Kansai University, requires university recommendations
３ External scholarships（open recruitment）：scholarships granted by organizations external to Kansai University, students apply directly to the scholarship fundation
※Points to note
There are following 2 types of scholarships for privately-funded international students. Each scholarship is granted for a year, and is required to obtain the resident status of "Student".
For students who are in the Doctral Program, the scholarship is granted to all students during the time of standard term of study.
Granted amount and criteria for selection depend on faculty and graduate school.
This scholarship is for students who will enroll in Kansai University.
We will select granted students based on their entrance examinations and notify them before entering the university.
This scholarship is for 2nd year students or above. We recruit students every year. Granted students are decided based on students' academic performance after enrolling in the university.
Privately-funded international students who have the resident status of "Student" who are enrolled in regular course.
Among students who applied to Division of International Affairs, we determine candidates' recommendation ranking based on their academic performance, and recommend the top candidates who meet the recommendation criteria for each scholarship. Depending on a scholarship, the grade, nationality and other conditions may be included in the recommendation criteria; we do not necessarily recommend students with high academic performance. In addition, for some scholarships, we may carry out internal interviews towards recommendation candidates.
For scholarships that are notified to the Division of International Affairs, we will announce the details of the application method through our internal system. Also, it is possible that you collect scholarship information and apply by yourself.
Please report to the Division of International Affairs in case you applied individually.
※Below is the scholarship list which we have recommended／openly recruited. The subjects for recommendation and granted amount may be subject to change depending on a year.
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 Shurei-ryo, Dormitory Tsukigaoka, Minami-Senri International Plaza International Students Dormitory, and Kansai University International Dormitory) operated by the university, and an international students dormitory called KU I-House (Former name: 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 and etc. depend on each dormitory. All 5 dormitories have their own characteristics so that students can select one that fits their ideal life styles.
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.
KU I-House (Former name: 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 students’ life there can be convenient. It 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 2019 (PDF)