Kansai Gaidai is a private, nonprofit institution composed of Kansai Gaidai University, (four-year program), Kansai Gaidai College (two-year program), the Graduate School, and the Asian Studies Program.


All the academic programs of Kansai Gaidai University are fully accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education and Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, which is the sole accrediting agency in Japan.


Located in Hirakata City, Osaka, Kansai Gaidai is accessible, within a one-hour train ride, to Kyoto and Nara, the ancient capitals, and Osaka, the second largest business hub in Japan. Kansai Gaidai has two campuses in Hirakata: the Nakamiya Campus and the Gotenyama Campus Global Town.

Faculty and Staff:

There are 560 faculty members (full-time and part-time) are teaching at Kansai Gaidai, while 181 administrative staff members support students and promote the University.

Academic Programs:

  • Kansai Gaidai University (Enrollment 11,000)
    Four-year undergraduate programs, offering B.A. degrees in International Professional Development, Education, English, Spanish and Global Communication and Language.
  • Kansai Gaidai College (Enrollment: 1,900)
    Two-year undergraduate programs, offering Associate of Arts degrees in English and International Communication.
  • The Graduate School (Enrollment 50)
    Master's and Doctoral degrees in English and Language and Cultural Studies.
  • The Asian Studies Program (Annual Enrollment 750)
    One-year or one-semester program to accommodate international students wishing to pursue Japanese language and Japanese/Asian studies.

International Aspects:

Currently affiliated with 393 institutions in 55 countries/regions, Kansai Gaidai offers great many university sponsored study abroad programs through which over 1,900 Japanese students are sent abroad each year.