We strongly encourage applications from international students to our undergraduate and graduate degree courses. We also offer a number of short-term programs and we have active undergraduate and graduate-level exchange programs with prestigious universities around the world.
Students are accepted based on the recommendation of a Japanese embassy. Selection is based on reviews of application forms and supporting documents, interviews, and written tests conducted at Japanese embassies. Successful applicants receive one year preparatory training in Japan, after which they are enrolled in a university chosen by a selection committee of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT). The recruitment method/period varies from country to country.
Please contact the Japanese embassy and/or Japan Economic & Cultural Office in your country
Write to the National Center for University Entrance Examinations at
2-19-23 Komaba, Meguro, Tokyo 153-8501, Japan, or call +81-3-3465-8600.
Write to the Admissions Division, Osaka University,
1-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan or call +81-6-6879-7097.
Master’s and Ph.D. programs are available for international students in the International Physics Course (IPC) of the Department of Physics. In the IPC classes (mostly for the Master’s program are taught entirely in English. Students can start the program either in April or October.
Applicants are strongly advised to initiate contact with a prospective supervisor at the Department of Physics or collaborating Institutes well before applying, in order to discuss a research plan and obtain approval for their application.
In case the schedule of the IPC entrance procedure does not fit the constraints of the applicant, other (less advantageous) admission procedures are possible. Students interested in alternative procedures should discuss the matter with their prospective supervisor.
This is a program designed to nurture creative competencies in students by offering a wide range of potential research directions and emphasizing hands-on laboratory experience. It is specifically designed for international students seeking a challenging, short-term upgrading of vital research and analytical skills both at the undergraduate (one or two semesters) and graduate level (three months to one year). Applications from both undergraduate and graduate science and engineering majors/minors are welcome.
Life Science & Biotechnology
Systems & Robotics
Computing & Information Science
Other Emerging Fields
Final selection and the laboratory affiliation will be decided by Osaka University.
Write to the Admission Division, Osaka University,
1-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan