Institution name
Kansai Gaidai University

Hirakata City, Osaka, Japan

Semester dates
Semester 1 (Spring term): January - June
Semester 2 (Fall Semester): August - December

Academic calendar

Discipline area

Asian Studies Program

  • Arts
  • Business
  • History
  • Literature
  • Japanese language
  • Japanese studies
  • Political Science

Important notes to consider
Kansai Gaidai University is a competitive destination with limited places. As such, please put careful consideration into choosing your second and third preference as back-up options.

Students applying to Kansai Gaidai need to meet the following requirements:

  • Completed at least 1 year of study at Swinburne (in their current degree) at the time of application;
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA

Please note that all students must register for mandatory Japanese language courses (three 90-minute periods each week).

Courses available for exchange students
Classes are taught in English, except for Japanese language courses.

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Credit equivalence
50 CP = 17 credits
37.5 CP = 14 credits
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Residence halls and home-stay accommodation options are offered. Visit the accommodation page for more information.

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Check out the Kansai Gaidai University website for more information.