** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
ART, ART EDUCATION, ART HISTORY, ASIAN STUDIES, BUSINESS, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, BUSINESS AND MARKETING EDUCATION, BUSINESS ECONOMICS, BUSINESS INFORMATICS, BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, COMMUNICATION STUDIES, FILM STUDIES, GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, JAPANESE, LITERATURE, MODERN LANGUAGES, POLITICAL SCIENCE, RELIGIOUS STUDIES, SOCIOLOGY
About the UniversityKansai Gaidai University is a globally and future-oriented institution and is the top ranked institution in Japan for the number of students studying abroad. Established in 1972, the Asian Studies Program welcomes over 600 competitively selected students annually from about 40 countries and regions. The mission of the program is to provide international students with a means of exploring Japan and Asian studies through classroom instruction and interaction with Japanese people. Japanese language courses range from the introductory through the advanced levels. Previous Japanese language training is not required.
About Osaka Kansai Gaidai's two campuses are located in Hirakata City (population of approx. 400,000) in midwest Japan near Osaka, the second most densely population city in Japan after Tokyo. Osaka is a major center of commerce and pop culture and boasts attractions such as Osaka Castle, with an expansive park that is popular during cherry blossom season, as well as large underground shopping mall near Osaka's north gate.
CoursesA variety of course offerings relevant to Japan and Asia, taught by experienced faculty members, will provide new perspectives for participants and inspire their intellectual and personal growth. One of the special advantages of studying in the program is the fact that all courses, except for Japanese language courses, are conducted in English. For a full listing of course descriptions click here.
Term DatesFall Term: Mid August – Late December
Spring Term: Mid January – Late May
Kansai Gaidai University offers its international students three types of housing arrangements: homestay, dormitory, and off-campus housing. Homestays include breakfast and dinner. For more housing information, click here.