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University Visit

Please carefully read the following instructions and fill out/send the “Osaka University Campus Visit Application” to the undergraduate/graduate school or research institute you would like to visit at least two months prior to your visit. We make efforts to accept as many requests as possible; however, please understand that we might not be able to meet your request due to high visitor volume.  

1) From high schools

We arrange university visits for groups of a minimum of 10 high school students and teachers. Please fill out the “Osaka University Campus Visit Application Form” and email it to the undergraduate/graduate school or research institute you would like to visit at least two months prior to your visit (for email addresses, please check the contact information list below). If you don’t find the contact address of the institution(s) you would like to visit, please email the application form to:

kenkyou-r[at]ml.office.osaka-u.ac.jp

2) From universities

There are no set minimum numbers of students/faculty and staff members. However, we prioritize university visits from schools with which we have signed an agreement. Please fill out the “Osaka University Campus Visit Application Form” and email it to the undergraduate/graduate school or research institute you would like to visit at least two months prior to your visit (for email addresses, please check the contact information list below). If you don’t find the contact address of the institution(s) you would like to visit, please email the application form to:

kenkyou-r[at]ml.office.osaka-u.ac.jp

3) From other institutions/organizations

For university visits from elementary/junior high schools, please follow the instructions for high schools above.

Please note that we are unfortunately unable to arrange university visits from for-profit organizations including tour agencies.

Schools and InstitutesOfficeEmail
School/Graduate School of Human Sciences The Office of International Exchange(OIE) oie-core[at]hus.osaka-u.ac.jp
School/Graduate School of Economics International Exchange Office ieo[at]econ.osaka-u.ac.jp

Faculty/Graduate School of Medicine

Osaka University Hospital

Center for International Relations info[at]cir.med.osaka-u.ac.jp

School/Graduate School of Dentistry

Osaka University Dental Hospital

Center for Global Oral Health cgoh-admin[at]dent.osaka-u.ac.jp
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology General Affairs jyouhou-syomu[at]office.osaka-u.ac.jp

Osaka University International College

(Degree Programs Conducted in English)

International College Office kokusai-gakusei-inc[at]office.osaka-u.ac.jp
Others International Student Affairs Division kenkyou-r[at]ml.office.osaka-u.ac.jp

4) For individuals

For other schools and institutes, we are unfortunately unable to coordinate school visits for individuals. However, you are always welcome to visit if you would like to explore our campuses by yourself.

Please inform us one month prior to your visit.

Here are the places you can visit:

Museum of Osaka University

http://www.museum.osaka-u.ac.jp (Website is in Japanese only)

Open: Monday to Saturday

Open Hours: 10:30 ~ 17:00 (Please enter by 16:30)

Holidays: Sunday, National Holidays, New Year’s Holiday

Osaka University Library 

https://www.library.osaka-u.ac.jp/index_eng.php (Website available in Japanese and English)

Open: Monday to Saturday

Open Hours: 10:00 ~ 17:00

Holidays: Sunday, National Holidays, New Year’s Holiday, etc.

Special Notes on your University Visit

Please note:

  1. Completion of the application form is not a reservation. We will contact you to confirm your request or inquire about any additional dates you may have available.
  2. We ask that you please use public transportation to visit the university. For those who must use a tour bus, please inform us in advance. After completing certain procedures, you may be dropped off and picked up on campus at a designated area, but parking is not available. Please move the tour bus to an off-campus location as soon as possible after being dropped off. Osaka University does not provide parking locator services. Also, Osaka University assumes no responsibility for any trouble or accidents encountered on its campuses.
  3. Those who plan to visit Osaka University individually may walk freely around campus as well as utilize our shops and restaurants without an application. However, we ask that you please do not enter any academic or research facilities except those from which you have obtained permission. Restaurants are crowded during the lunch hour (12:00 p.m. ~ 1:00 p.m.). You are encouraged to avoid this time frame when utilizing dining facilities.
  4. We will only be able to accept your visit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays; however, the Museum of Osaka University and Osaka University Main Library are also open on Saturdays. Please understand that we may not be able to accept your request during the examination period and on Sundays, national holidays, during the summer and winter holidays and on other specially designated days.
  5. Smoking is prohibited in all areas on all campuses.

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