Osaka University

Bachelor's programmes

About

History

 Osaka University was founded in 1931 as the sixth imperial university of Japan through strong demand from the business and government sectors of Osaka, as well as the people of Osaka City and Prefecture. The roots of Osaka University can be found in Kaitokudo and Tekijuku of the Edo period.

Education

The academic culture and spirit of these two places of scholarship are inherited even today, and the spirit of innovation and a restless spirit of challenge serve as the cornerstone for our endeavors in education and research. And after a huge undertaking merging Osaka University with Osaka University of Foreign Studies in 2007, the university has shown that it will continue to develop as one of Japan’s leading comprehensive research universities.

Research

Osaka University will further promote the globalization of research, the development of young researchers and increase diversity, a source of development of scholarship, by employing more female faculty and international faculty members.

Furthermore, under the leadership of the president, the university will create a research environment where researchers from all over the world will gather and further improve the university's excellence in research.

Career

At these Student Centers, graduate and undergraduate students of Osaka University can be provided with services such as: applications and procedures for financial aid, applications and procedures for exemption from enrollment and tuition fees, procedures for extracurricular activities, and information about employment. The centers also provide consultations on campus life

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2023
68 7
2022
75 -3
2021
72
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2022
151
2021
151
2020
151
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2023
251 50
2022
301 50
2021
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2023
-
2022
-
2021
252
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Regardless of which school or graduate school a student belongs to, he/she can receive assistance at any of the Student Centers--Toyonaka, Suita, or Minoh.

Please feel free to visit any of the centers at your convenience and request assistance on a variety of matters.

Information about procedures, including deadlines, is posted on bulletin boards at each faculty/graduate school and Student Center as well as on the KOAN bulletin board. Students should make a habit of regularly viewing such bulletin boards and be sure to file any necessary documents during the designated periods.

  • Suita Student Center
  • Toyonaka Student Center
  • Toyonaka Student Center
  • Minoh Student Center

Housing services

Student life can often be simplified by living in a dormitory. Osaka University has five dormitories: Toneyama, Seimei, Niina, Koyo, and Momiji. All rooms are Western-style and, in order to provide students with some privacy, single rooms. Rooms are furnished with a bookcase (only in Toneyama, Seimei, and Niina), a bed, a locker or closet. 

Joint-use facilities include bathrooms, rest rooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens. Boarding students have a cleaning rota for these facilities. There are no restaurants in dormitories, but residents can cook in public kitchens. Internet access is available throughout the dormitories. The internet service fee is charged. 

Accreditation

Osaka University is officially accredited by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan.

Student Reviews

Highly recommended if you want to experience Japanese culture while pursuing you research/studies!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

This university provided enough support for students in terms of learning experience and general welfare such as finance and mental health. There are a lot of management issues if you are trying to enter the country, but once you enter and start your research, you will enjoy it!

A Little Story About ISP in Osaka Univeristy
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am very impressed to follow this program even though it is online and the time is quite short. The professor explained well and we were allowed to ask questions. The opening ceremony was also interesting because so far I have never seen Osaka University firsthand. I aspire to study masters there.

I want to challenge myself to extend my knowledge and go all in by studying aboard. I want to experience the different cultures as once.
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

It just started but because of the pandemic nothing much is happening.

Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan

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