This dormitory provides international students with a comfortable living environment so they can focus on their studies and have the opportunity to interact with local residents in the community. Through their stay, it is hoped that students come to serve as future bridges of friendship between Osaka and their countries, and that their efforts contribute to the future development of the internalization of the prefecture.

Location Orion International House
2-226 Higashi Uenoshiba-cho, Kita-ku, Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan 591-8035
(approx. 400m northeast from Uenoshiba Station on the JR Hanwa Line)
Tel 072-250-8701
FAX 072-250-8702


Vacant Rooms (as of Dec.3) For Males 0 Rooms For Females 1 Rooms

☆Application Forms
①For students who wish to move in:
 Moving-in Application Form (Form 1)
 Medical Certificate (Form 2)
②For university staff:
 Moving-in Application Form (Form 1)
 Medical Certificate (Form 2)
 Letter of Recommendation (Form 3)
(Form 1) WORD/38KB PDF/124KB
(Form 2) WORD/29KB PDF/70KB
(Form 3) WORD/28KB PDF/100KB

*Forms are only
available in Japanese.



※ Please apply at the International Student Office of your university.



Dormitory Information

  1. Building Site Area 1,984.9m2
  2. Total Building Floor Space 2,866.9m2
  3. Supervisor Facility Dormitory Manager Office
  4. Common facilities Common room, meeting room, study room,
    kitchen (gas stove, water heater, sink, washing machine and dryer) etc.
  5. Living facilities 85 rooms (2nd floor: 30 rooms, 3rd floor: 30 rooms,
    4th floor: 15 rooms, 5th floor: 10 rooms) Each room is 17㎡ and
    equipped with a unit bath (bath tub, shower, toilet, sink), air
    conditioner, desk and chair, bed, refrigerator, etc.
* Each resident must contact the provider directly to connect to the Internet.

Qualifications for Residency/Other Information

To become a resident you must:
  1. Be a foreign student currently enrolled at a graduate school, university, junior college, or technical college (kōtō-semmon-gakkō) as stipulated in Article 1 of the School Education Act, or alternatively a foreign student currently enrolled at a vocational school (senshu-gakkō-semmon-katei) or the Osaka Japanese Language Education Center as stipulated in paragraph 2 of Article 126 of the same Act;
  2. plan to live by yourself;
  3. be doing well academically and have a healthy lifestyle, but have had difficulty in securing housing.
Other information:
  • Preference will be given to those studying in Japan at their own expense.
  • Period of Residence: Up to two years
  • Rent: 26,000 yen/month
  • To Apply: Students must apply through their enrolled university etc. and provide a letter of recommendation from their school.

◆Application Forms
  • Please apply at the International Student Office at your school.
  • If you would like to apply, please submit the following Moving-in Application Form (Form 1) and Medical Certificate (Form 2) to your student office and receive a recommendation from your head of school.
  • Once you have prepared the necessary documents, please have your school submit them together with the letter of recommendation.

①For students who wish to move in:
Moving-in Application Form (Form 1)
Medical Certificate (Form 2)

②For university staff:
Moving-in Application Form (Form 1)
Medical Certificate (Form 2)
Letter of Recommendation (Form 3)

(Form 1) WORD/38KB PDF/124KB
(Form 2) WORD/29KB PDF/70KB
(Form 3) WORD/28KB PDF/100KB

*Forms are only
available in Japanese.

◆Moving-in Period

We are looking for new residents through schools in spring and autumn each year. Please visit our “What’s new” section on our homepage for further details.
We also seek new residents throughout the year when we have free rooms, so please ask your International Student Office.


Events

The following events are held in the dormitory for international students:
・May:Welcome Party
・July: Disaster Prevention Drill for International Students.
・September: Orion International House Student Gathering (Takoyaki Party)
・December: Winter Party




2018 Welcome Party
 

We held our annual welcome party to help foster friendships between Orion residents and members of the local community, with 58 people participating in the event.
Members from Sakai Goryodaiko came and play the Japanese taiko drums with the residents, resulting in a fun atmosphere.



2017 Winter Party
 

Our local exchange event last winter attracted 55 participants. After a greeting from the chairman of Higashi Uenoshiba-cho Residents Association and information about crime prevention from Sakai City Kita Police Station, the dormitory manager and residents performed rakugo, did self-introductions and play bingo games. These activities helped create a relaxed, homelike environment for the party.


Introducing the Orion Tutors for FY 2018

Our tutors plan and run events in the dormitory, and are on hand to assist the dormitory manager and help consult their fellow residents if necessary.



Sakai International Hall (Orion International House) Map

Location Orion International House
2-226 Higashi Uenoshiba-cho,
Kita-ku, Sakai City,
Osaka Prefecture, Japan
591-8035
(approx. 400m northeast from Uenoshiba Station on the JR Hanwa Line)
Tel 072-250-8701
FAX 072-250-8702