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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange - True Exchange Housing Type: Homestay
Program Description:
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Kansai Gaidai is located outside Osaka, Japan.  The campus hosts approximately 13,000 students, of which 700 are international students.  The school offers homestays for its international students. Students may take a variety of courses offered in English ranging from art to business and a variety of general education courses. A minimum of 12 credits is required.  All courses are three credit offerings.  A Japanese language class is required of all international students.  Internships are available in June and July for spring semester students only.  
Kansai Gaidai is an exchange partner, which means students pay Winona State University tuition and the host university’s room and board. Acceptance under the exchange may depend on the balance of incoming and outgoing students.

Kansai Gaidai is located one hour 20 minutes outside Osaka, Japan.


  • GPA of 3.0 
  • See other eligibility requirements HERE.

Fall semester:  September to December
Spring semester:  January to May
Summer:  - TBD

Click HERE for course offerings. 
Click HERE for course lists by semester. 
Click HERE for syllabi
Click HERE for details on the internship program

Keep in mind, courses for the semester you are abroad may not be available until closer to departure time.  Refer to current or previous semesters for courses that are typically offered.   

Housing is approximately $3000 per semester for a homestay, which includes 2 meals per day during the week and 3 meals per day on the weekend. Dormitory housing is available for $2000 per semester plus meals. Click HERE for more information on housing options including the new residence Global Commons.  

Sample cost estimate:
  Kansai Gaidai 21-22.xlsx

Admission Procedures - VERY IMPORTANT information. Read the entire page. 
Visa Information and Immigration Procedures - HERE

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2023-2024 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.