Osaka Housing and Student Life


The Kansai University International Dormitory is for international students, located 10 minutes from the Minami-Senri station.  Some Japanese students also live in the dormitory to help international students as resident assistants.

All rooms are single occupancy. The dormitory is mixed-gender but males and females live on different floors.

Each room has a refrigerator, desk, chair, desk light, bookshelf, and closet.  Bedding is provided. On each floor there are shared kitchens, shower rooms, washrooms, and toilets. The rooms come equipped with Internet (wired LAN) access and an air conditioner.

There are multipurpose and study rooms available for students to facilitate active interaction. There is no meal plan, so students must prepare their own meals or eat out.

The International Dormitory has a manager on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For more information, please visit Kansai's website, and view the International Dormitory information sheet for additional information, including photos.

Student Life

The main activities of university students should be those of study and research conforming to the programs set up for respective departments.

However, other important activities of students will be those connected with the Student Council and such group activities done by the Athletic Association, including judo and baseball, the Cultural Association, including tea, calligraphy, and orchestra, and the Extracurricular Study Association, including the English Studying Society and the Japanese Literature Study Club.

These activities are encouraged because by taking part in them students will cultivate independent minds, build up their character, and enlarge their knowledge. The office of Dean of Students is established to give students advice and help them with difficulties and problems that arise from their life and activities on and off the campus.

Please visit the Kansai website for more information on International Student Life on campus. 

Events for Foreign Students

Kansai University sponsors the following programs to promote friendly exchange among students, faculty and staff and to help them understand the traditional culture and advanced technology of Japan.


Every year in the fall, foreign students are given the opportunity to taken an overnight trip for a 2-day chance to view at first-hand some aspect of Japanese culture which can be best experienced away from metropolitan Osaka. Such trips are at least pleasant changes from everyday class activities, and at best chance to experience something new and perhaps unexpected within the surprisingly broad range of Japanese culture.

International Lounges

The Center for International Affairs provides an International Lounge for all students, foreign and Japanese. Announcements of events and home-stay programs are posted in the Lounge. Newspapers from abroad are also available in the Lounge.

The International Lounge is a good place for foreign students to meet their fellow-students from within Japan as well as abroad. All students are welcome to use any available computer to access information on universities throughout the world through the Internet. Brochures from sister universities are also available in this room.