KU / Kansai University
Suita Japan
Program A/B
2021 Spring (2nd Cycle)
GPA 76.7% (Prerequisite)

General Information

Host Institution

Kansai University, one of the leading comprehensive universities in Japan, celebrated its 130th anniversary in 2016. There are 6 campuses and they are all located in Osaka. Osaka is the biggest city in Western Japan and takes only one hour’s train ride to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe where are famous as sightseeing. Kansai University is prestigious private university with 13 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs along with 3 professional graduate schools. There are over 30,000 students enrolled at the university including more than 1,000 international students. Kansai University has graduated 460,000 students and they are participating actively in many fields around the world. 

Mailing Address
3-3-35, Yamate-cho , Suita , Osaka



Study Abroad Year
Spring Semester
Nomination Deadline
2nd cycle: 22/Sep/2020

*Application reception will begin on the 2nd cycle

Contact information


Accept Program A 4students / Semester
Accept Program B

0students / Semester

Local currency exchange rate

1USD ≒

Update date 26/Oct/2020 02:30:48
Outline ID 761

List of study programs that are open for international exchanges

Content ① 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.

1.Global Frontier and Skill Up for Studying Abroad
These courses are taught entirely in English and are open to both Japanese and international students. Global Frontier courses consist of 8 Modules. The purpose of Skill Up for Studying Abroad courses is to acquire English language skills.

2.Japanese as a Second Language
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 done by a Japanese teaching specialist. 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.

② Specialist subjects (courses offered by other faculties)
Exchange 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.
- JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)―N2 or higher
- J.TEST (Test of Practical Japanese)―Level C or higher
- CEFR―B2 or higher
Teaching Language English and Japanese
Exchange Duration
1st Semester
From: 01/Apr/2021 To: 20/Sep/2021
2nd Semester
From: 21/Sep/2021 To: 31/Mar/2022
*Students can choose either 1 semester study or 2 semesters study

Language Proficiency Requirements

Accept Native English
TOEIC: 550 - 665, TOEFL ITP: 485 - 525, TOEFL iBT: 57 - 71 or
Japanese Language Proficiency Test: N1, Japanese Language Proficiency Test: N2(Prerequisite)

We do not accept students with lower score than our language requirements. In addition, students must have either Japanese or English ability. If they do not have Japanese ability, they need to have as much level of English ability shown below. - GTEC 260 ~ - TOEFL ITP 505 ~ - TOEFL iBT 60 ~ - TOEIC 580 ~ - CEFR B1

Academic Field

We do not have GPA requirement if students’ home university can submit a recommendation form.

2.3 / 3 (76.7%)(Prerequisite)
Instruction Facilities and Other Supports ・Campus map: https://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/English/about_ku/map.html
・Airport Pick-up Service (appropriate changes might be made depends on the COVID-19 situation)
・Activities for exchange students and KU students for Japanese culture experiences(appropriate changes might be made depends on the COVID-19 situation).
Scholarship information
Housing Type
  • Dormitory
  • Home stay
  • Off Campus accommodation
  • Others

  • https://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/Kokusai/english/from/exchange.php#dormitory
Housing charge
Local currency
  • JPY
Home stay
Cost of living

Estimated living cost per month excluding Housing Fee

$ 700 - 800 per month
Medical Insurance Required (For student)
Visa Process Kansai University will obtain a COE and send it to students’ home university. As soon as students receive the COE, they have to apply for a visa at the nearest Japanese embassy or consulate.

Please be noted that even if you are accepted in the UMAP during the placement period, there is a possibility that Kansai University may revoke the acceptance permission in case if it is difficult for you to enter Japan by February 12th, 2021 by the influence of the Japanese government's “Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)” and/or measures taken by your country. Also, depending on the unexpected future situation, we may as well revoke the acceptance permission.

Please inform prospective dates of acceptance if the dates would be later than UMAP's Timeline for onlire placement period. It helps students to choose their preferences.

Link to the Course List available for international students / Other related links

Regular Academic Calendar (indicate the period)

First Semester
From:01/Apr/2021To:20/Sep/2021(6 months)
Second Semester
From:21/Sep/2021To:31/Mar/2022(6 months)
Third Semester
Fourth Semester
Website of academic year

Semester Load in Credits/Units

1UCTS = 1Credit/1.5ECTS/3CATS *What's UCTS?


General Timetable and Requirements for Graduation

Total Number of Credits Needed for Graduation
Number of Years Typically Needed to Complete Undergraduate Program

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