The academic origins of Osaka University trace back to Kaitokudo, the Edo-period school for citizens, and Tekijuku, the school of Rangaku* (founded in 1838). It is believed that the spirit of the university's humanities faculties stemmed from Kaitokudo, while that of the science faculties, including medicine, came from Tekijuku.
Osaka University is striving to educate students, researchers engaged in cutting-edge research, and individuals who are socially responsible, and who are remarkably grounded in “Critical Thinking, Imagination, and Transcultural Communicability”. This Osaka University Style is accordingly promoting Osaka University’s goals of becoming the university with visions for citizens, not only for the nation and researchers. Through our educational practices and philosophy, Osaka University’s students and researchers will continue to strive in every field, and to grow globally.
Academic Programs :
Law and Politics
Language and Culture
International Public Policy
Information Science and Technology
Admission information :
Application and Admission Procedures
Those applying for undergraduate/graduate admission who are nationals of countries other than Japan must satisfy the following requirements. In addition to the basic requirements, such applicants must also satisfy the requirements described in the three below.
2. Application and Admission Procedures for Japanese Government Scholarship Students
3. Application and Admission Procedures for Private Students
Tuition and Fees :
To take the entrance examination, register for and take classes at Osaka University, you must pay the required examination fee, matriculation fee and tuition fee, respectively. If you are a Japanese Government Scholarship student or a short-term exchange student accepted under an academic exchange agreement between Osaka University or a school of Osaka University and your home university, you are exempted from these fees.
Fees for respective categories for financial year 2008
Undergraduate Student: 535,800(JPY)/year
Graduate Student: 535,800(JPY)/year
Graduate School of Law: 804,000(JPY)/year
Research Student: 28,900(JPY)/month
Auditor Student/Special Auditor: 14,400(JPY)/credit
Undergraduate Student: 282,000(JPY)
Graduate Student: 282,000(JPY)
Graduate School of Law: 282,000(JPY)
Research Student: 84,600(JPY)
Auditor Student/Special Auditor: 28,200(JPY)