Skip To Top Navigation Skip To Content Skip To Footer

Kansai Gaidai University

University Information


View Larger Map for Kansai Gaidai University

Location: Hirakata City, Osaka
Duration: Sem/Year
Language: English and Japanese
Cost: MSSU tuition (15 hours), room and board

Note: 3.0 GPA required

Contact: Sherman Hou or Chad Stebbins


Kansai Gaidai University offers an Asian Studies Program that features a wide variety of courses taught in English by experienced scholars. The aim of the program is to provide international students with a means of exploring Japan and Asian Studies while they reside in Japan. Previous Japanese language training is not an absolute requirement, but some background in the Japanese language is recommended. Students can enroll in the program for either one semester or one full academic year. The fall semester starts in late August and ends in mid-December; the spring semester starts in late January and ends in late May. Kansai Gaidai is located in the city of Hirakata (population 405,000), midway between Osaka, Japan’s second largest industrial metropolis, and Kyoto and Nara, the ancient capitals of Japan.

For answers to specific questions about the Asian Studies Program at Kansai Gaidai University, please contact Executive Director Mark Tracy at or the long-term study abroad team.

 Kansai Gaidai University

Kansai Gaidai