KANSAI UNIVERSITY

Exchange Scholars from Overseas

Kansai University has a researcher exchange program with partner universities which have entered into a partnership agreement with Kansai University for exchange scholars programs.
Below is a list of universities that have such an agreement in place and engage in exchange scholars programs (as of April 2016).

  • Northeastern University (China)
  • Fudan University (China)
  • Peking University (China)
  • National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
  • University of Paris III (France)
  • University of Leuven (Belgium)
  • Cairo University (Egypt)

Overview of Acceptance Procedure and Support

Program Name Exchange Scholars from Overseas
Application Period n/a (upon receipt of request from partner universities)
Quota 2 – 6 scholars per month (differs depending on each partnership agreement)
Acceptance Period More than 1 month but no more than 6 months
Support by Kansai University Financial Support
  1. Living expenses
  2. Incidental research costs
  3. Host Institution cost
  4. Commuting expenses
Airfare None (Partner universities are responsible for this cost.)
Travel Insurance Available
Provision of card for entering or leaving rooms Available
Accommodation Kansai University's dormitory for our researchers (within Minami-Senri International Plaza) is available for free.
(In case of no vacancy, arrangements are made for a nearby hotel.)
Visa Application As needed, the Division of International Affairs prepares documents required to be issued by Kansai University and goes through the application procedure for the Certificate of Eligibility for Residence Status, which is issued by the Osaka Regional Immigration Bureau.

Visiting Scholars

Visiting professors and Visiting researchers programs are programs in which overseas researchers with notable educational and research achievements are invited for up to six months to increase the level of academic research and education at Kansai University.
Visiting lecturers and special lecturers are included in this program.
Visiting lecturers are invited to provide lectures for the students and researchers at Kansai University while present in Japan.
Special lecturers are invited based on special needs from the perspective of the overall approach of the university.

Program Name Visiting Scholars
Visiting Researchers Visiting Professors Visiting Lecturers Special Lecturers
Application Period The university accepts planss to invite researchers and professors at the beginning of the academic year in which they are planned to be invited

n/a

(Submission of plans is required at least three months prior to the scheduled date of the lecture.)

n/a
(The President elects the invitation plans six months prior to the scheduled invitation in consultation with the host organization and submits the elected plans to the Board of Directors.)
Quota 720 per month (of total of visiting researchers and visiting professors) 1 per academic year for each subject organization To be determined by the Board of Directors on a case-by-case basis
Acceptance Period More than 1 month but no more than 6 months As a general rule, on the day of the lecture to be held
Duties Visiting researchers need to hold lectures for students and researchers at Kansai University more than once for students and more than once for researchers. Visiting professors need to take charge of lectures at Kansai University. Visiting lecturers need to hold a lecture. Special lecturers need to hold a lecture.
Support by Kansai University Financial Support
  1. Living expenses
  2. Incidental research costs
  3. Host Institution cost
  4. Commuting expenses
  1. Living expenses
  2. Incidental research costs
  3. Host Institution cost
  4. Commuting expenses
  1. Lecture fee
  2. Round-trip travel expenses between accommodation in Japan and Kansai University
To be determined by the Board of Directors on a case-by-case basis
Airfare Round-trip airfare between the nearest airport to the residence and Kansai International Airport (Economy class discount fare) n/a
Travel Insurance Available
Others Allowance for taking charge of lectures
Provision of card for entering or leaving rooms Available Not available
Accommodation Kansai University's dormitory for our researchers (within Minami-Senri International Plaza) will be available for free.
(In case of no vacancy, arrangements are made for a nearby hotel.)
As a general rule, not available
(Depending on the time of the lecture held)
Visa Application As needed, the Division of International Affairs prepares documents required to be issued by Kansai University.
As a general rule, the person in charge of hosting the scholars goes through the application procedure for the Certificate of Eligibility for Residence Status, which is issued by the Osaka Regional Immigration Bureau.

Scholars from Overseas

Faculty members, researchers, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students at an overseas university or an educational or research organization who wish to conduct research at Kansai University may apply for scholars from overseas by submitting an application. Upon acceptance of their application, they are permitted to conduct research here as Scholars from Overseas.

Overview of Acceptance Procedure and Support

Program Name Scholars from Overseas
Submission Period n/a (Application is required at least one month prior to the scheduled invitation.)
Quota n/a
Acceptance Period More than 1 month but no more than one year
May be renewed depending on the circumstances
For postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, the period may be changed to more than 14 days but no more than one month, if approved by the head of the host organization.
Support by Kansai University Provision of card for entering or leaving rooms Available
Accommodation n/a (Kansai University's dormitory for our researchers may be available for a fee only if there is a vacancy.)
Visa Application As needed, the Division of International Affairs prepares documents required to be issued by Kansai University.
The person in charge of hosting the scholars goes through the application procedure for the Certificate of Eligibility for Residence Status, which is issued by Osaka Regional Immigration Bureau.

Use of Dormitory by non-Japanese Researchers

Summary

The university has set aside one section of the Kansai University Minami-Senri International Plaza dormitory for visiting researchers. The specifics are given below:

Kansai University Minai-Senri International Plaza

This facility is connected with the Kansai University Japanese Language and Culture Program (three-story building for classrooms) and the international student dormitory (eight-story building for dormitory).

Address:
20-go, 2-ban, 1-chome, Satakedai, Suita-shi, Osaka 565-0855, Japan
(Access: about 5-minute walk from Hankyu Senri Line Minami-Senri Station)

Tel: +81-6- 6831-9180

Fax: +81-6- 6831-9194

E-mail: ku-jpn@ml.kandai.jp

Map: Click here.

  • (1) It is a five-minute walk from the Kansai University Senriyama Campus to Hankyu Senri Line Kandaimae Station, and then a two-station three-minute ride to Hankyu Senri Line Minami-Senri Station. It is a five-minute walk from the station to the Kansai University Minami-Senri International Plaza.
  • (2) The 8th floor is reserved for overseas researchers. Floors 2 through 7 are for international exchange students, and the 1st floor contains communal space.
  • (3) A building manager is on–site 24 hours a day.
  • (4) Smoking is forbidden outside of the designated areas in all of the buildings (including rooms and balconies) at the Kansai University Minami-Senri International Plaza.
  • (5) The dormitory is located in a quiet suburban neighborhood.
Convenience
  • (1) In close proximity to Minami-Senri Station are shops with all of the necessary amenities, including a super market, a book store, a post office, a bank, a hospital, restaurants, and more.
  • (2) For trash/garbage disposal, please follow the instructions provided by the Kansai University Minami-Senri International Plaza.
Room Size and Facilities
  • (1) The entrance to the dormitory has an automatic lock system.
  • (2) Two types of flats are available for visiting researchers: a 1LDK (four rooms) and a 2 LDK (five rooms), each of which has a living room, a dining room, a kitchen, a bath, and a toilet. The 1 LDK has one additional Western-style room and the 2 LDK has two additional Western-style rooms.
  • (3) Each flat comes with the following: sofa, television, bed (one for the 1 LDK, and two for the 2 LDK), closets, desk and chair, refrigerator, dining table, chairs, microwave, rice cooker, cooking utensils, air conditioner, washing machine, iron, drier, and vacuum cleaner.
  • (4) All of the rooms are fitted with wireless LAN. (You must provide your own computer.)
  • (5) The dormitory follows Japanese custom and shoes are not to be worn inside the flats.

Documents Required to Be Submitted for Acceptance of Scholars

Overview of Acceptance Procedure and Support

Program Name Form Due Date to Submit Submit to: Remarks
Visiting Scholars from Overseas Invited Researchers and Invited Professors Plans for Invited Professors and Researchers
(Form 1 (PDF version))

(Form 1 (Word version))
By the due date set by the host organization Host Organization's Office The sender is the head of the host organization.
Request for Change in Invitation Plan
(Form 2 (PDF version))
(Form 2 (Word version))
Immediately after notifying the host organization's office and the Division of International Affairs at the time when the change is required Submission of this form is required in case of change in date for more than two weeks. The sender is the head of the host organization.
Plan for Invited Professors and Researchers Stay
(Form 3 (PDF version))
(Form 3 (Word version))
Within 1 week after arrival in Japan The sender is the head of the host organization.
Report on Invited Researchers
(Form 4 (PDF version))
(Form 4 (Word version))
Within 3 months after return to home country The sender is the head of the host organization.
Invited Lecturers Plan for Invited Lecturers
(Form 5 (PDF version))
(Form 5 (Word version)
More than 1 month prior to the date of invitation The sender is the head of the host organization.
Exchange Scholars from Overseas Plan for Accepting Exchange Scholars from Overseas
(Form 7 (PDF version))
(Form 7 (Word version)
Within 1 week after arrival in Japan The sender is the head of the host organization.
Report on Accepting Exchange Scholars from Overseas
(Form 8 (PDF version))
(Form 8 (Word version))
Within 3 months after return to home country
Request for Change in Plan for Accepting Exchange Scholars from Overseas
(Form 6 (PDF version))
(Form 6 (Word version))
Immediately after notifying the host organization's office and the Division of International Affairs at the time when the change is required Submission of this form is required in case of change in date for more than two weeks. The sender is the head of the host organization.
Researchers from Overseas Application Form for Researchers (Free format) More than 1 month prior to the starting date of research Prepare this form in Japanese or English. Direct to the attention of the President.
Reference (PDF version)
Reference (Excel version)
Curriculum Vitae (with photo) (Free format) Prepare this form in Japanese or English.
Reference for faculty members and researchers (PDF version)
Reference for faculty members and researchers (Excel version)
Reference for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students (PDF version)
Reference for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students (Excel version)
Certificate of Enrollment of University or other Organization* *Note: For postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, original copies of the two documents described in the left columns are required to be submitted.
Prepare them in Japanese or English.
A letter of recommendation from the head of the overseas university or other organization at which the researcher is currently based*