Osaka University-wide incoming exchange programs September 2019 intake
Internal Screening Deadline
14 February 2019

Program Duration

Online Application Form
Application Guide for Students

The International Student Affairs Division of Osaka University coordinates four university-wide exchange study programme (iExPO, OUSSEP, FrontierLab and Maple) and applicant must choose one. Please find the details on Table 2, 3, 4 & 5. There is no April intake in Maple programme. Restrictions may apply for students from school-level, discipline-specific partners.

iExPO students will accepted in a school or graduate school of Osaka University to take courses in a specific major or do postgraduate research under the guidance of a faculty member.

FrontierLab is an academic research internship in science and technology and therefore, it is very unique as a long-term exchange study programme. Participants will become a student member of a research group in one of Osaka University's internationally renowned science and technology fields.

This program has been designed for undergraduate students in their 3rd or 4th year from overseas partner universities across the globe. Participants are offered Japanese language classes and lecture courses taught in English called “International Exchange Subjects” or CIEE courses.

In the Maple Program, students are encouraged to compare and contrast Japanese language and culture with those of their home countries. For this program, a Level N4 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test or the same level of Japanese proficiency is required and students who are in the 3rd year or higher in an undergraduate school are accepted.

General Eligibility (Please refer to each program details for each programs’ eligibility)
Active student of UNAIR (Bachelor and Master Student);
Completed minimum 2 (two) semester(s) at UNAIR
Strong academic performance (cGPA > 3.00)
Highly fluent in required language (English: TOEFL iBT 80+ / IELTS 6.0+) (Japanese N1 or N2 for iExPO, FrontierLab, Maple: N4)
Committed towards the program upon nomination

Program Benefits
Transferable credits (please consult with Department and Faculty)
Tuition fee waived
Eligible applicants can apply for JASSO or OU Scholarship (Partial Scholarship)

Required documents
An official academic transcript (in English)
Health certificate (medical check-up) no longer than 2 months prior to the submission date (could be submitted after the internal screening announcement)
English or Japanese proficiency score records (TOEFL IBT/IELTS/JLPT). ELPT and TOEFL Prediction are not accepted.
Scanned passport
Study Plan (400-500 words)

Should you need further information regarding application process, do not hesitate to consult with our staff by email ( Facebook page message, or visit our office by notice (contact 031-5966864 ext.105) Attn. Ms. Nadia on office hours.

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