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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Housing Options: Residence Hall
Program Type: Study Abroad Program: Exchange
Program Description:
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Kansai Gaidai University 

Hirakata, Japan

Collaborating with over 383 foreign universities in 54 countries and regions, Kansai Gaidai provides its students with many diversified educational programs to create the necessary foundation to pursue intellectual curiosity, self-awareness, and concern for others. It is through actual experience that people become fully aware of cultural differences and acquire a deeper understanding about them. Discover how Kansai Gaidai University can help you prepare to meet the challenges of the 21st century and how you, in turn, can share in the Kansai Gaidai international community and contribute to building bridges to a better future for us all.

Kansai Gaidai's two campuses (Nakamiya and Gakkentoshi) are located in Hirakata city (pop.: 405,000) near Osaka city, the second largest business metropolis next to Tokyo. Hirakata is also close to Kyoto and Nara, both of which are synonymous with "Japan's rich tradition." This Geographic advantage provides students with easy access to the centers of Osaka and Kyoto in little over half an hour by train.

Contact Information
You can find a link to their international webpage here
Please contact Mr. Junzo Yoshikawa,, for more information

Must be a Junior (thrid year standing)
Students must meet the all minimum admissions requirements for the university: language proficiency, GPA, etc.


Fee Table Per Semester
*Fees are subject to change
ETSU Costs
Housing and Meals Other Costs
Pay the Following:
  • ETSU tuition and fees: ~$4,750
    • Link to cost is located here
    • Click "Undergraduate"
    • The exchange agreement requires you to pay 15 credit hours (though you are only required to 12 or more credit hours)
  • ETSU Housing and Meals, plus $200: ~$4,000
  • ​Note: costs are equivalent to Lucille Clement Housing and the Silver Dining Plan. The $200 is to cover costs when the cafeteria is closed.
  • If the institution abroad does not have a meal plan, they will provide a monthly stipend to cover meals. 
  • ETSU Admin Fee: $100
  • Bucs Abroad Application Fee: $32
  • CISI Health Insurance Fee: $60 (For programs over 14 days long) *May 2020 price; Subject to change
  • Kansai Gaidai offers its international students two types of housing arrangements: homestay or residence hall.
  • To look at the housing look here
  • Students on the full-exchange status, will receive a meal allowance
  • More information located here
Definite Costs:
  • Airfare
  • In-country transportation (e.g. train, taxi)
Potential Costs (Vary by Country):
  • Student Visa Fees 
  • If applicable: travel costs, for countries that require students to obtain a student visa at a consulate (usually in DC or Atlanta)
Miscellaneous Costs:
  • Bed sheets
  • Towels
  • Cookware
  • Souvenirs
  • Other
 Costs to Deduct from the Price
*Deductions are unique to the individual. Please consult Amy Collins at for more information.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Private Scholarships
Pell Grant (if eligible)

Roan Scholars Scholarship (if eligible)

Tennessee Lottery Scholarship (if eligible)

Other Financial Aid & Scholarships: $0 - Full Ride
  • Most financial aid & scholarships can be applied during a semester abroad. Please consult the ETSU International Financial Aid Advisor, Amy Collins (, for more information
ETSU International Education Scholarship: $0 - ~$4,000
  • Please note: students are not guaranteed a scholarship and must follow all instructions in order to be eligible.
Private Scholarships

If Applicable: Institution-specific Scholarships
  • Link to their International page can be found here
How to Pay:
  • Tuition & Fees:
    • Applied automatically when enrolling in the course "EXCH 3583"
  • Room & Board:
    • ​Paid to the institution abroad.  Please contact the institution for payment questions

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 01/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2021 08/15/2021 ** 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.