Kindai University

Kindai University

City: Osaka
Country: Japan
Length of study (1 or 2 semesters): 1 semester (UOW Spring only) or 2 semesters
Language of instruction: Classes taught in English and Japanese

About: Kindai University (renamed on April 1, 2016) was founded in 1949 with the merger of Osaka Technical College (an old-system technical college started in 1925) and Osaka Science and Engineering University (established in 1943). Kindai University is now one of western Japan’s largest universities. Currently, the university comprises 14 faculties with 48 departments, 11 graduate schools, a graduate law school, 17 research facilities, two junior colleges, 18 associated primary and secondary schools, and three teaching hospitals. The university aims to continue expanding its educational programs and facilities to meet the needs of today’s rapidly changing society.

Useful info:


  • Accommodation: There is no dormitory for international students at KU. However, the University will arrange an adequate apartment within walking distance, reachable by 5-10 minutes’ walk for all incoming exchange students.


  • Humanities, Sociology, Science, Engineering and Intensive Japanese Program
  • Course Catalogue

Subject restrictions: Medicine, Pharmacy

Special conditions: For the regular academic courses taught in Japanese, students should have N2 on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test or the equivalent. Incoming exchange students whose Japanese proficiency is not enough for undergraduate programs can take Intensive Japanese program and courses offered in English.