Osaka City University and other public organizations have a limited number of residential facilities for international students. Nearly 90% of international students live in private apartments.
Osaka City University International Residence: (former Foreign Student Residence)
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Osaka Foundation of International Exchange
Orion International House
|Address||2-226 Higashiuenoshibacho, Kita-ku, Sakai-shi|
|Number of rooms||Approximately 30 single rooms|
|Eligibility||Single students (who hold a college student visa)|
|Residency period||Maximum 2 years (from beginning of April)|
|Monthly fee||26,000 yen, excluding water, gas and electricity (as of January 2016)|
|Application procedures||Please download the Application Form and Certificate of Health below, fill them in and hand them in at the Global Exchange Office or send them per post (Osaka City University, Global Exchange Office, International student accommodation officer, 3-3-138 Sugimoto Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka-shi, 558-8585).
Application Period: Open (rooms only upon availability)
Orion International House Application Form, (Orion International House Application (example))
Certificate of Health (for more information contact the Global Exchange Office)
We also help international students to rent the following residential facilities:
- International House, Osaka
International Student House, Osaka (El Sereno)
- Ono Scholarship Foundation
Uenoshiba Woman's Dormitory
- Corporate Friendship Network for Foreign students
Program to accept overseas students to company dormitories
- Kyoritsu International Foundation
Students need to obtain a visa before coming to Japan.
The Global Exchange Office can apply to the Japanese Immigration Bureau for a Certificate of Eligibility on behalf of students who are not yet in Japan and who need a ‘College student’ visa. Students that would like the Global Exchange Office to apply for a Certificate of Eligibility on their behalf should contact their Faculty/Graduate School and supply the material listed below.
１． Necessary forms
① Request form for Certificate of Eligibility Application by OCU (fixed format)
② Certificate of Eligibility application form
You need to fill in the following 3 pages: ‘For applicant, part 1’, ‘For applicant, part 2 P (“Student”)’ and ‘For applicant, part 3 P (“Student”)’. Please see this PDF for some explanation on how to fill in the application form.
You can download the official application form via the following page: http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/english/tetuduki/kanri/shyorui/01-format.html
③ 1 photo (4cm×3cm）
Black and white photo or color photo. The photo must have been taken within three months prior to submission and must show the head and shoulders, without hats, caps or head coverings. The photo should be sharp and clear and should have a plain background.
Attach the photo to the Certificate of Eligibility application form (②above) at the indicated space.
④ Copy of passport
Copy of the pages showing name, passport photo, passport number and date of expiration.
⑤ Documents certifying that you can cover all the expenses incurred during your stay in Japan.
(1) If you cover all your expenses yourself:
Documents certifying that you can cover all expenses (certificate of income/withholding tax, savings bank account statement, etc.）
(2) If someone else covers your expenses:
Letter of Explanation of Financial Support, documents certifying that your financial supporter can cover all expenses (certificate of income/withholding tax, savings bank account statement, etc.)
Note: for documents in a language other than Japanese or English, a Japanese or English translation must be attached.
２． Submit documents to: the administrative office of the Faculty/Graduate School that you will enter.
３． Important points:
① Usually it takes at least 1 month to process the application after OCU submits it to the Immigration Bureau. Prepare and hand in all documents well in advance, so you can obtain your visa on time.
② The Certificate of Eligibility is valid for 3 months, so you need to use it to apply for a visa at a Japanese Embassy or Consulate within those 3 months.
③ The Immigration Bureau may ask for additional documents. If the Global Exchange Office contacts you, make sure to supply any necessary documents as soon as possible.
3. Health and medical care
In case of illness or injury students can go to the Health and Medical Services Center at the university (Sugimoto campus).
Annual health checkup
All regular students are required to take an annual checkup in spring (mid April~mid May). With this checkup, we will issue a health certificate which is required when you apply for scholarships and dormitories. International students on an exchange program do not have to take the health checkup, but might be asked to obtain a health certificate from a doctor in their home country to apply for dormitory accommodation before coming to Japan.
4. Tutor system
This system is to help first-year students adjust to Japanese culture, college environment and daily life, as well as to provide language support. Upon request, tutors are assigned to undergraduate or graduate students during their first half year at OCU (where possible the period may be extended).
5. Japanese language course and Japanese situation course (for undergraduate students)
These are regular academic courses for undergraduate students and are awarded with credits.
6. Supplemental Japanese language class (Every Monday)
This is not a regular academic program, therefore students cannot earn credits. Educational materials for learning Japanese are available on loan.
If you have any questions regarding this page please contact the Global Exchange Office.
7. Free Pass for cultural facilities
All degree students with a ‘college student’ residency status will receive a free pass for certain historical spots, art, museums and other cultural facilities in Osaka. The passes are handed out in May by the faculty/graduate school offices.
If you have any questions please contact the Global Exchange Office.
GLOBAL EXCHANGE OFFICE
Contact form Tel: +81-(0)6-6605-3558 Fax: +81-(0)6-6605-3592