Kansai Gaidai University is located midway between Osaka, Japan’s second largest commercial center and Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. This places Kansai Gaidai University as a bridge between the new Japan and the old Japan, making it a place where commerce and culture meet. The university was founded in 1945 and enrolls approximately 13,000 students. Kansai Gaidai University has the largest international program in Japan, with more than 250 university exchange partners worldwide. Most content courses are taught in English.
The Asian Studies Program at Kansai Gaidai University stands out because it is committed to educating students about all of the dimensions of Japanese life: language, cultural values, business structures and practices, political institutions, arts, literature, and historical landmarks in the evolution of international relations. A 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.
|Education Abroad Advisor||Alyse Collins|
|Get Started||Attend an Ed Abroad 101 Session|
|Program Provider||PSU Exchange with Kansai Gaidai University|
|Program Dates||Current Program Calendar|
|Areas of Study||
|Credits||Fall: Students enroll in 21 - 26 quarter credits
Winter/Spring: Students enroll in 24 - 26 quarter credits
Academic Year: Students enroll in 42 - 52 quarter credits
|Capstone Option||Reporting Live available Fall and Spring terms|
|Language of Instruction||English, Japanese|
|Host Country Language||Japanese|
|Housing||Residence Hall, Homestay|
|Class Standing Eligibility||
|Language Requirements||No previous language study required|
|Preferred Requirements||Students with 1 year of full-time coursework at PSU|
|Course Offerings||List of Available Courses|
|Program Brochure||2018-2019 Program Brochure|
|PSU Fees||Program Fee: PSU Tuition + Fees|
Additional Costs to prepare for:
Additional scholarships are available.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Academic Year||2018-2019||03/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Fall||2018||03/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Winter-Spring||2019||10/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.