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Graduate School Entrance Examinations

Applicant & Enrollment Figures for Graduate Schools

Screening for admissions to graduate schools

General screening

Each graduate school at OU conducts its own screening for admissions. Please confirm Application Guidelines with application materials. Please direct requests for application materials or questions about research contents to the graduate school of your choice. 

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Graduate Course
Letters

Master's course, Studies on Cultural Dynamics

Master's course, Studies on Cultural Forms, Studies on Cultural Expressions

Doctor's course, Studies on Cultural Forms, Studies on Cultural Expressions

Human Sciences 

Master's course

Doctor's course

Law and Politics

Master's course

Doctor's course

Economics 

Master's course

Doctor's course

Science 

Master's course

Doctor's course

Medicine, Medicine

Master's course

Doctor's course

Health Sciences, Medicine

Master's course

Doctor's course

Dentistry Doctor's course
Pharmaceutical Sciences 

Master's course, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Doctor's course, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Doctor's course, Pharmacy

Engineering 

Master's course

Doctor's course

Engineering Science 

Master's course

Doctor's course

Studies in Language and Culture, Graduate School of Language and Culture 

Master's course

Doctor's course

Studies in Language and Society, Studies in Japanese Language and CultureGraduate School of Language and Culture

Master's course

Doctor's course

International Public Policy

 

Master's course

Doctor's course

Information Science and Technology 

 

 

Master's course

Doctor's course

Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences 5-year doctor's course
Osaka University Law School Law school course
United Graduate School of Child Development Doctor's course

 

Special screening for graduate schools

The schedules for "special screening" vary according to school. For special screening for international students, special screening for working people, screening for those admitted in October, and screening for third year undergraduate students, please contact the school you are interested in directly. 

Special screening for international graduate students

The following graduate schools conduct special screenings for international students as well as, in some cases, accepting international students through the general admission application process.  

Graduate schools conducting special screening for international students

  • Graduate School of Letters -- Master's course, Studies on Cultural Dynamics, Master's course, Studies on Cultural Forms, Studies on Cultural Expressions, Doctor's course, Studies on Cultural Forms, Studies on Cultural Expressions
  • Graduate School of Science -- Master's course
  • Graduate School of Dentistry -- Doctor's course
  • Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences -- Master's course, Pharmaceutical Sciences; Doctor's course, Pharmaceutical Sciences; Doctor's course, Pharmacy
  • Graduate School of Engineering -- Master's course, Doctor's course
  • Graduate School of Engineering Science -- Master's course
  • Graduate School of Information Science and Technology -- Master's course, Doctor's course

Graduate schools screening students -- including international students -- for general admission

  • Graduate School of Law and Politics -- Master's course
  • Division of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine -- Master's course, Doctor's course
  • Studies in Japanese Language and Culture,  Graduate School of Language and Culture -- Master's course
  • Osaka [graduate] School of International Public Policy -- Master's course, Doctor's course
Special screening for working people

The following graduate schools conduct special screenings for working people.

  • Graduate School of Letters -- Master's course, Studies on Cultural Dynamics; Master's course, Studies on Cultural Forms; Studies on Cultural Expressions, Doctor's course; Studies on Cultural Forms, Studies on Cultural Expressions
  • Graduate School of Human Sciences -- Master's course, Doctor's course
  • Graduate School of Law and Politics -- Doctor's course
  • Division of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine -- Master's course, Doctor's course
  • Graduate School of Dentistry -- Doctor's course
  • Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences -- Master's course, Pharmaceutical Sciences; Doctor's course, Pharmaceutical Sciences; Doctor's course, Pharmacy
  • Graduate School of Engineering Science -- Master's course, Doctor's course
  • Graduate School of Information Science and Technology -- Master's course
  • Osaka University Law School -- Law school course
Autumn (October) admission

Prospective students may apply for autumn (October) admission to the following schools:

  • Graduate School of Science -- Master's course, Doctor's course
  • Graduate School of Engineering -- Doctor's course
  • Graduate School of Engineering Science -- Doctor's course
  • Osaka School of International Public Policy -- Doctor's course
  • Graduate School of Information Science and Technology -- Doctor's course
Transfer of third-year graduate students 

Prospective students may apply for autumn admission to:

  • Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences -- Doctor's course (5-year course)
Grade skipping for third-year undergraduate students

Prospective applicants may apply for one of the following screenings for the  schools noted below:

Special screening for third-year undergraduate students

  • Graduate School of Science -- Master's course
  • Graduate School of Engineering -- Master's course
  • Graduate School of Information Science and Technology -- Master's course

General screening including third-year undergraduate students to the following schools

  • Graduate School of Law and Politics -- Master's course
  • Graduate School of Economics -- Master's course
  • Health Science Division, Graduate School of Medicine -- Master's course
  • Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences -- Master's course
  • Graduate School of Engineering Sciences -- Master's course
  • Graduate School of Language and Culture -- Master's course
  • Osaka School of International Public Policy -- Master's course
  • Osaka University Law School -- Law school course
  • Studies in Language and Society, Studies in Japanese Language and Culture, Graduate School of Language and Culture -- Master's course

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