KANSAI UNIVERSITY

Scholarships

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.

List of Scholarships for Foreign Students (PDF)

Notes:

  • Government-sponsored foreign students, foreign students dispatched by foreign governments, Bekka students and non-degree students are not eligible to apply.
  • For information on Kansai University’s scholarships that include Japanese students, please click here.

Tuition Reduction

Based on the "Kansai University Private Funded Foreign Exchange Students Tuition Reduction Provision," Kansai University provides tuition reduction to degree-seeking foreign students attending the university with their private funds. Application details will be provided at orientation after admission.

Notes:

  • Government-sponsored foreign students, foreign students dispatched by foreign governments, Bekka students and non-degree students are not eligible to apply.

Japanese Language Support Programs

Japanese Language Support Programs

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.

Program Details Level Type Eligibility Maximum
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
to
Advanced
Seminar
(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
to
Advanced
Individual support
(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.

Dormitories and Housing

Kansai University has five student dormitories, of which four are open to foreign students.
However, the number of available dormitory rooms are limited; thus, many foreign students live in rented housing outside of the university.
General real estate agents can assist students in finding housing. Furthermore,the university’s co-op association can help students find housing.

Kansai University Minami-Senri International Plaza International Students Dormitory

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 international students enrolled as degree-seeking students in Kansai University undergraduate and graduate schools. Japanese students can be accepted in this dormitory as resident assistants.

Kansai University International Dormitory

This dormitory is located ten-minute walk from the Minami-Senri Station on the Senri Line of the Hankyu Railway. It is primarily for international exchange students from partner institutions, but also accepts degree-seeking students in Kansai University undergraduate and graduate schools. Japanese students can be accepted in this dormitory as resident assistants.

Kansai University International Student Exchange Building "Shurei-ryo," Tsukigaoka Dormitory

There are two dormitories available for international students within walking distance from the Senriyama Campus: Shurei-ryo is for male students, and the Tsukigaoka Dormitory is for females. As a rule, international students in these dormitories share a room with a Japanese student, for the purpose of promoting active exchange between the Japanese and international students.
For details on applying for this dormitory, please check the Student Lifestyle Support Group’s website.

Student Lifestyle Support Group, Student Dormitories

Company Dormitories

The Corporate Friendship Network for Foreign Students offers rooms in private company employee dormitories to foreign students. The purpose is to provide financial support and a secure place to live for foreign students, and to foster exchange between company employees and foreign students on a daily basis to improve mutual understanding.
Company dormitories do not announce openings on a regular basis. When there is an opening, the information will be announced through the university’s Information System.
Living in company dormitories require strict adherence to dormitory policies; therefore, only students capable of abiding by their policies are encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Dormitories

This is a student dormitory where the Kyoritsu International Foundation recommends students and subsidizes a part of the dorm fees, as part of its student assistance operations. When there is an opening, the information will be announced through the university’s Information System.

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. When there is an opening, eligibility and number of openings will be announced through the university’s Information System.

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

Acquisition of the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) at Time of Admission

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.

Other Support for Daily Living

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)