Kansai University Japanese Language and Culture Program Preparatory Course (Bekka)

  • Osaka
  • Private institution
  • Address
  • 1-2-20 Satake-dai, Suita-shi, Osaka, 565-0855
  • Contact
  • International Plaza Group
  • TEL: +81-(0)6-6831-9180
  • FAX: +81-(0)6-6831-9194
  • E-mail: ku-jpn@ml.kandai.jp
  • Opening
  • 2012
  • Total number of students
  • 100 (April + September Admission, 100 from overseas) for 2016 Admission
  • Fee
  • Admission fee: ¥80,000 for 2017
  • Tuition fee: ¥670,000 for 2017

Facilities and support programs for international students

  • Kansai University International Exchange Fund Scholarship
  • This scholarship grants 180,000 yen per student per semester for a total of 10 students (5 students each semester).
  • Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students
  • This scholarship is offered by JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization). Recipients will be granted 48,000 yen per month for up to one year.
  • Financial Aid
  • Financial aid that constitutes a 50% reduction in the admission fee for Kansai University is available for Bekka students who intend to proceed to Kansai University.
  • Special Admissions available for students who are recommended by Bekka
  • Many graduate and undergraduate programs offer entrance examinations for candidates recommended by Bekka.
  • Dormitory
  • Kansai University has an on-campus dormitory with the latest facilities for all Bekka students. In this dormitory, resident assistants who are students at Kansai University live in the dormitory to support the daily life of Bekka students.
  • Kansai University Community
  • Each student will be issued with a student ID to use facilities of Kansai University, such as the library, IT Center, and gym. Also, students can audit or register some classes in Kansai University's regular program and join university club activities with prior application screening.

In April 2012, Kansai University opened a new campus for a special international program

Kansai University in Osaka started Japanese Language and Culture Program Preparatory Course (Bekka) for international students in April 2012.

The start of the new course coincided with the inauguration of the university's new campus, the Minami-Senri International Plaza, a 15-minute bike ride from its main campus in Senriyama, Osaka. The Plaza is set amid greenery and a tranquil environment yet is just 30 minutes away by train from downtown Osaka. Minami-Senri International Plaza has the latest educational facilities as well as a dormitory with 165 rooms for international students.

The course at Kansai University, which most students will complete in a year, has classes on subjects such as Japanese language, Japanese studies and Japanese culture. The course is targeting students who have basic Japanese skills corresponding to the level N4 or higher of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test and wish to enter a Japanese university.

Besides Japanese language skills, students will also develop their ability to use information and communications technology (ICT). Thus, the course prepares students fully for academic activities in colleges or graduate schools.

6 Great Course Features

  • Students will improve their ability to develop Japanese language proficiency and critical thinking skills needed for studying at undergraduate and graduate programs.
    • A variety of classes to develop basic academic abilities and thinking skills
    • Wide range of classes to meet each student's academic needs
  • Student will develop the ability to process information needed for studies at universities.
    • Extensive learning opportunities with ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and e-learning in and out of the classrooms
    • Nurturing computer and information literacy (information gathering and analysis)
    • Pre-sessional courses utilizing e-portfolio
  • Student will be assisted to continue their studies at Kansai University after the Bekka
    • Special admissions by many graduate and undergraduate programs for candidates recommended by Bekka
    • Auditing or registering regular classes in both undergraduate and graduate programs
    • 50% reduction in the admission fee when proceeding to Kansai University
  • Students will become a part of the Kansai University community.
    • Student ID issued to each Bekka student
    • The University library, IT Center and gym available for all Bekka students
    • Opportunities to join university club activities with prior application screening
  • Students will enjoy living with other students from diverse backgrounds at the Minami-Senri International Plaza Dormitory.
    • On-campus dormitory with the latest facilities
    • Dormitory room available for every Bekka student
    • Kansai University students as resident assistants living together to support the Bekka Students
  • Students will develop intercultural flexibility through cultural exchange with other Kansai University students and people from the local community.
    • Conversation Partner Program in and out of classroom
    • Various inter-cultural activities organized by resident assistants and people from the local community
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A Message from the Director of International Education

Eiichi Yamamoto
Director of International Education

Eiichi Yamamoto, Director of International Education

Kansai University (KU) is a comprehensive private university with an illustrious 130-year history. With the long-established history and tradition in education, Kansai University Japanese Language and Culture Program Preparatory Course (Bekka) is unique to KU. The course utilizes the most pedagogically reliable ICT (Information and Communication Technology) to promote proficiency not only in Japanese as a second language, but also in academic skills, media literacy and other areas that are essential in higher education. Students in this course are treated as students of the university, and have full use of KU facilities on the main campus such as the main library and computer labs. Bekka students are also able to audit or register some regular classes and participate in university club activities.

The course is housed in a specially built center called the Kansai University Minami-Senri International Plaza. The Plaza boasts state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for the Bekka and houses a 165-room dormitory. At the Plaza, Bekka students live and study with international students and KU students who are resident assistants and also have opportunities to interact with local Minami-Senri citizens. The Plaza's features and location were designed to encourage multicultural exchange where all people can learn together.

During the last four years since its establishment, our students proceeded to the next stage of education at Kansai University and other universities. Furthermore, many of undergraduate programs and graduate schools are offering entrance examinations for candidates recommended by Bekka, giving the students more chances to advance their academic career paths.

We invite you to study at the Plaza, learn the Japanese language and culture, and gain the experience needed to continue at colleges and universities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Bekka will help nurture your capacity as a global citizen.

The course instructors, staff and I very much look forward to welcoming you to our campus and new facility.

Admission Data

Successful Applicants
September 2014 Admission
April 2015 Admission
September 2015 Admission
April 2016 Admission

Examination Results from Academic Year 2015
(The number of students who passed the entrance examinations)

Kansai University (18), Aichi University (2), Otemon Gakuin University (1),
Osaka University of Economics and Law (1), Osaka Sangyo University (2),
Kanagawa University (1), Kanazawa University (1), Kwansei Gakuin University (5),
Kitami Institute of Technology (1), Kyoto Sangyo University (2), Kinki University (8),
Kochi University (1), Kobe Gakuin University (1), Kobe Tokiwa University (1),
Chuo University (1), Tokai University (1), Tokyo Keizai university (1),
Doshisha University (1), Nagasaki University (1), Nihon University (1),
Hanazono University (2), Hosei University (2), St. Andrew's University (2)
Wakayama University (1 research student)
Graduate Programs
Kansai University (15), Kyoto University (1), Kyoto Seika University (1),
Toyo University (1), Ritsumeikan University (2)
Graduate Programs
Kansai University (3 research student), Kumamoto University (1 research student),
Tokyo Metropolitan University (1 research student),
Nagoya University (1 research student)

Departments and Faculties

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