Generating "action from thought," Kansai University's quest is to open up new worlds through education, exchange, and research
Established in 1886, Kansai University's educational philosophy is based on the notion of "practical academia" through a balance of scholastic theory and real-world application.
The university has 13 faculties: Law, Letters, Economics, Commerce, Sociology, Policy Studies, Foreign Language Studies, Health and Well-being, Informatics, Safety Science, Engineering Science, Environmental and Urban Engineering, and Chemistry, Materials and Bioengineering. The university also has graduate schools for the various faculties, in addition to the School of Law, School of Accountancy, and the Graduate School of Professional Clinical Psychology. Three high schools, three junior high schools, an elementary school, and a kindergarten are also affiliated to the university, making it a truly comprehensive educational institution.
Kansai University boasts state-of-the-art educational and research facilities at its original campus in Senriyama, the Takatsuki campus, and the two new urban campuses of Takatsuki Muse and Sakai, which started operating in 2010.
We offer many programs for prospective international students who wish to enter the university as an undergraduate student to pursue a bachelor degree, international exchange students from our many sister schools around the world, and students who wish to study at graduate level.
Kansai University is located in the historical city of Osaka. Many international students currently study at the university, and as their number is increasing by the year, we are nurturing an extensive network of excellence around the world with former students well-versed in Japanese culture and academia.
Kansai University provides counseling and financial assistance, and facilitates student interaction and activities to ensure that our international students lead fulfilling lives during their studies.
In April 2012, Kansai University will open a new campus for a special international program
Kansai University will launch the Japanese Language and Culture Program "Bekka" for international students from April 2012.
The start of the new program will coincide with the inauguration of the university's new campus, the Minami-Senri International Plaza, a 15-minute bike ride from the main campus in Senriyama, Osaka. The plaza is set amid greenery and a tranquil environment, yet is just 30 minutes away by train from downtown Osaka. The Minami-Senri International Plaza will have the latest educational facilities as well as a dormitory with 156 rooms for international students.
The program at Kansai University, which most students will complete in a year, will have courses on subjects such as the Japanese language, Japanese studies and culture. The program targets students who have basic Japanese skills corresponding to the level N4 of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test, and who wish to enter a Japanese university.
Besides Japanese language skills, students will also develop their ability to use information and communications technology (ICT). Thus, the program fully prepares students for academic activities in colleges or graduate schools.
- Students will develop Japanese academic skills to be successful at undergraduate and graduate level study.
- Students will develop abilities to use Japanese language as well as information and communications technology required for studying at undergraduate and graduate schools.
- Students will become members of the Kansai University Community.
- Students can learn from peers through living in the dormitory at Kansai University.
- Students will cultivate intercultural adjustment skills through communicating with people from the local community.