Osaka University and Minoh Campus

In April 2021, the Maple Program will move to a new location!

The Center for Japanese Language and Culture Osaka University (CJLC) will move to a new campus in April 2021.

Therefore, the 2020-2021 Maple Program classes will be held at the current campus in Minoh from the start in October 2020 until March 2021, and students will live at the dormitory on the grounds of this campus during this time, but from April 2021 onwards, classes will be held at the new campus (Semba Higashi, Minoh city) and students will live in the new dormitory adjacent to this campus.
No changes will be made to the Maple Program completion conditions, the curriculum or the courses, etc.
Students participating in the 2020-2021 Maple Program will move to the new campus and the new dormitory during their stay.

Architectural rendering of the new campus. The building on the left is the new dormitory.

The new campus
will be closer to central Osaka.

The new campus will be located ten minutes by bus from Senri-chuo station, where you can take the Kita-Osaka Kyuko railway and the Osaka Monorail. The Kita-Osaka Kyuko railway extends into the Osaka Metro Midosuji line, so students will be able to reach Umeda and Namba, the central areas of Osaka, much faster than before. It will be much easier to reach the JR and shinkansen station Shin-Osaka, Kansai Airport, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and other places.

We will ask you to move into
the new dormitory
at the time of relocation.

Classes start in October 2020 and until March 2021 students will study at and live on the current campus in Minoh. In April 2021, the program will relocate to the new campus. There will be a dormitory adjacent to the campus, and 2020-2021 Maple Program students will need to move into this new dormitory. Students are asked to devote one day of their spring holidays (scheduled around the end of March 2021) to moving their luggage to the new dormitory at the new campus.

At the new campus, the monthly dormitory fees will be different.

The monthly dormitory fees at the current campus in Minoh amount to around 30,000 yen (an air conditioner, a chair, and a single bed are provided, and lighting and heating expenses, and internet access (Wi-Fi) are included). This is the monthly fee up until March 2021. From April 2021 onwards, the monthly dormitory fees of the new dormitory adjacent to the new campus will be around 60,000 yen (An air conditioner, a desk, a chair, a single bed, curtains, an induction cooker, and a bedding set are provided. This is an estimated fee that includes internet access, lighting and heating expenses).