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.
The admissions procedure is the same as that for Japanese students. Applicants should contact the head of the Admission Committee of the Department of Physics ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
In all cases above, applicants are strongly advised to initiate contact with a host supervisor at the Department of Physics, in order to discuss a research plan and obtain approval for their application.
The International Physics Course (IPC) is taught entirely in English. The course is designed so that students can participate in international collaborations in theoretical or experimental physics. Osaka University is unique in that we have our own large scale experimental facilities including a high-power laser and a high-energy accelerator. Students interested in condensed matter physics and other fields of physics are also encouraged to apply. The quota for IPC students is approximately ten. A number of scholarships are available for exceptional students.
International Physics Course, ILE, Osaka University,
2-6 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
IPC website: http://www.rcnp.osaka-u.ac.jp/~IPC/
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