Accepting Ukrainian Students at Kansai University

1.Acceptance requirements

  1. Those who are able to prove that they are enrolled in a university/graduate school in Ukraine.
  2. Those who are able to receive recommendations by Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine or their home university/graduate school, etc.
  3. Those who do not have a Japanese nationality, and have a status of residence in Japan.
  4. Those who have Japanese or English language proficiency specified by Kansai University.
    *Students are required to have a language proficiency equal to Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N2 or higher for the Japanese proficiency, and/or CEFR B1 or higher for English proficiency.
  5. Those who have difficulty in continuing their studies due to the invasion of Ukraine.
  6. Those who have difficulty in studying higher education at their own expense in Japan due to financial difficulties, etc.
  7. Those who have a strong will to concentrate on their studies based on educational philosophy of Kansai University.

2. Support detail

  1. Exemption from tuition fee and other miscellaneous fees.
  2. School subsidy for Ukrainian students: 80,000yen per month
  3. Support for housing expense: up to 50,000yen per month
    *However, this does not apply if the accommodation is provided free of charge.
  4. Partial support for traveling expense including domestic travel: up to 300,000yen
  5. Support for various procedures related to obtaining status of residence and access to administrative services.
  6. Other supports such as Japanese language support programs, psychological counseling, employment support, etc.
  7. *Regarding the “Support detail”, if students receive support from other associations, we will determine the content of it to consider scope of the “Support detail” every semester.

3.Characteristics of the curriculum

Ukrainian students accepted as special auditing students at Kansai University (hereinafter referred to as Ukrainian students) follow the “KUGF (Kansai University Global Frontier) Curriculum”. Students whose Japanese language proficiency is sufficiently high can also take undergraduate courses offered by each faculty.

KUGF curriculum

The purposes of the KUGF curriculum are to improve language proficiency and communication skills, develop a high level of cross-cultural understanding, and foster global leadership skills. The curriculum can be categorized into 2 courses.
Please refer to “KUGF Course Guide“ for contents of the courses and language requirements.

Global Frontier and Skill Up for Studying Abroad *taught in English.

Global Frontier courses consist of 8 Modules. The purpose of Skill Up for Studying Abroad courses is to acquire English language skills.

Japanese as a Second Language *taught in Japanese.

These courses are to support international students with Japanese language studies. We provide various levels of classes, from basic to advanced. You will be taking an appropriate level of Japanese classes after a language placement test. We offer not only Japanese language courses but also courses that provide basic knowledge on Japan, introduce cultures of Japanese companies, business Japanese and courses that place you in a real company or an organization.

Undergraduate courses (courses offered by each faculty)

Ukrainian students whose Japanese language ability is sufficiently high as proven on the Japanese language placement tests taken after their arrival in Japan can enroll in classes provided by each faculty.
Students can learn a wide variety of subjects from general cultural subjects to specialist ones through these courses, held in the 13 faculties of Kansai University. These are studied in Japanese and students can expect an improvement in their level of Japanese proficiency as well as learning at a higher level of specialty.
The following is used as a guideline for the level of Japanese proficiency required to enroll in undergraduate courses.

Test Name Reference Score
JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) N2 or higher
J.TEST (Test of Practical Japanese) Level C or higher

4.Study support

Japanese language support program*

Kansai University also provides support for Ukrainian students to study Japanese outside of their classes. Students are encouraged to use this support program effectively to improve their Japanese proficiency.

* The programs and contents implemented are subject to change.

Japanese language tutor/tutee system

Tutors (Japanese students) advise and support international students regarding studies (mainly Japanese language) and daily life.

Conversational Japanese brush-up seminars

Practical training that helps Ukrainian students learn Japanese conversational skills that are necessary in daily life in order to adapt well to Japanese society.

Academic advisors

A member of the teaching staff of the Division of International Affairs is assigned to each individual Ukrainian student as an academic advisor to provide guidance in formalities such as course registration after the student arrives in Japan. We offer Office Hours to respond to consultations regarding study and life.

Acceptance at Kansai University Graduate School

If students wish to study at Kansai University Graduate School during their program, they will be assigned a supervisor to provide support for research activities.
Students who wish to undertake research at the graduate school must search for a supervisor suitable for their research theme using “the KANSAI UNIVERSITY System for Academic Information“ and submit a research plan (in either Japanese or English) at the time of application.

*Please understand in advance that we may not be able to offer you graduate courses depending on your research theme, so please contact us if you wish to apply at the graduate level.

*Graduate courses will not be opened if there are no regular students to take a course of a relevant graduate school.

*Regarding acceptance at the graduate level, acceptance may be refused at the discretion of the supervisors due to inconsistency in research content. In that case, please note that students will be accepted at the undergraduate level.

5.Grading

The results for each subject studied are graded as shown below.

Points Graduate Level Undergraduate Level
100~90 A S
89~80 A
79~70 B B
69~60 C C
~59 F F

* If a course includes examinations to assess results and the examination was not taken, then 'I' (not taken) is displayed.

* The CERTIFICATE OF ACADEMIC RECORD (in English) will be issued as follows
 Fall Semester - planned to send at the end of March
 Spring Semester - planned to send at the end of September

6.Credit-based system

Kansai University evaluates grades for the courses taken and issue a CERTIFICATE OF ACADEMIC RECORD. Based on the certificate, credits will be accredited in accordance with the student’s home university’s standard. Please make sure to check with the responsible person at your home university concerning credit transfers beforehand.

We define 1 credit as equivalent to 45 hours of workload complying with the requirements of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s provision.

7.Academic year

Fall semester (September to March)
September 21 Start of fall semester
September 21 Start of fall semester classes
December 26 to
January 6
Vacation
January 21 End of fall semester classes
January 23 to 30 Fall semester examinations
March 31 End of fall semester
Spring semester (April to September)
April 1 Start of spring semester
April 5 Start of spring semester classes
July 23 End of spring semester classes
July 24 to 31 Spring semester examinations
September 20 End of spring semester

* Academic year may change a bit depending on a year