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Housing

Housing at Osaka University is arranged for you before you arrive on campus, based on the preferences you provide. You'll stay with local Japanese host in a homestay, international or local students in a dorm, or international students in an apartment.

Apartment

The three-bedroom apartments share a bathroom, living space, and kitchen.

Accommodations

  • Private bedroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Off campus
  • No meal plan

Live with

  • International students

Commute

Commute varies between a 25-minute walk to a 40-minute train ride depending on where your apartment is located.

Dorm

You will have a private living space and access to shared rooms for bathing (showers or bathtubs). Residents are separated by gender. Students can join social activities organized by staff, including holiday parties, tea ceremonies, Ikebana classes, and sports events.

Accommodations

  • Private bedroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • On campus
  • No meal plan

Live with

  • International students
  • Local Japanese students

Commute

Commute varies between a 25-minute walk to a 50-minute train ride depending your dorm and laboratory's locations.

Homestay

A Japanese homestay typically means renting a room in a compact apartment in a tall building. Your homestay hosts will speak little or no English, so this is an excellent opportunity to become fluent in Japanese. Many students form close relationships with their homestay families and return for later visits.

Accommodations

  • Private or shared bedroom
  • Private or shared bathroom
  • Off campus
  • Meal plan (two meals per day)

Live with

  • Local residents

Commute

Commute varies depending on location, but an average commute is 60 minutes by train, bus, or monorail.