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Regarding the Osaka University Explanatory Sessions (aka "Open Campuses") for 2018

The schedule for the 2018 Osaka University Explanatory Sessions (aka "Open Campuses") can be found below.

At this or any other time of year, those who plan to visit Osaka University individually may walk freely around campus. However, we ask that you please do not enter any academic or research facilities except those from which you have obtained permission.

To see business hours of restaurants, click here.

"Open Campuses" schedule for 2018

Date Suita Campus Toyonaka Campus Minoh Campus
Monday, August 6
School of Human Sciences


Tuesday, August 7
Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
School of Law

Wednesday, August 8
Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine  School of Letters

Thursday, August 9
School of Dentistry
School of Economics

School of Engineering School of Science
Friday, August 10
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences School of Engineering Science

Saturday, August 11
School of Foreign Studies

Content of explanatory sessions

Outline of Osaka University and its schools, as well as explanations about entrance examinations, laboratory tours, trial lessons, and consultation sessions with current OU students were implemented. To view content of these explanatory sessions, click here. [updated:June 14, 2018]

To view a video of Open Campus at the Division of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, click here.

How to apply (Applications are required to attend Open Campuses)

More information regarding applications will be posted to this page in mid-June.

Please note:

  1. Because parking on campus is limited, visitors are requested to use public transportation to visit the university. Individuals in need of help in gaining access to the venue are requested to inform the Admission Division in advance (TEL: 06-6879-7098). Access
  2. Any cancellations of Open Campuses due to approaching typhoons, etc. will be announced on the Osaka University official homepage.

Regarding handling of personal information

Any information received will be used to provide information about explanatory sessions, distributing mail magazines, and for the purposes of counting and analysis of applications.

Open seminar for high school students

Time Venue Content
Monday, August 6, 2018
Institute for Protein Research, Suita Campus Osaka University Institute for Protein Research Seminar #11 - "Special Open Seminar for High School Students: Proteins - The Mysterious Yet Familiar Substance That Supports Life"
For details, click here.

More events to tour the university

Icho Festival (beginning of May)

This is a school festival held in the spring to commemorate the founding of Osaka University (Anniversary of foundation: May 1). At the Icho Festival, you can enjoy booths and stage performances planned by OU students, as well as participate in facility tours, exhibits, and lectures hosted by the schools, graduate school, and research institutes at the university.

• Summer Festival (July 7, 2018)

This is a school festival held in the summer on the Minoh Campus. The festival is full of international flavor, featuring all kinds of booths, music and stage performances, and even bon odori, a traditional Japanese dance performed at summer festivals.

• Machikane Festival (November 2 ~ 4, 2018)

This is Osaka University's school festival. In addition to booths and events run by students, you can experience the latest research and hear mock lectures at laboratory introductions in the School of Science and School of Engineering Science. For additional information, visit these schools' websites.

Nakanoshima Festival (early December 2018)

This is a festival held every year on the Suita campus and hosted by the Faculty of Medicine. In addition to booths and stage performances held by the students of the Faculty of Medicine, there are also leading-edge lectures held by faculty members of the Faculty of Medicine.

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