Introduction to Osaka University

Introduction to Osaka University

Tuition Fee and/or Entrance Fee Exemption

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Updated: August 29

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Outline of exemption system

Exemption from or Deferment of the enrollment fee

I. Who can apply?

1. Exemption from payment of the enrollment fee

1. New undergraduate students and transfer students

Eligibility

  1. An individual recognized as encountering difficulty in the payment of the tuition fee due to the death of the party responsible for the payment of their school expenses, or as a result of suffering due to a natural disaster experienced by the individual in question or the party responsible for the payment of the individual's school expenses within a year of their entrance to the University.
  2. An individual recognized by the President as in possession of a reason which complies with the previous clause.

2. New graduate students

Eligibility

  1. An individual encountering difficulty in the payment of the tuition fee for economic reasons, and who has also achieved the minimum academic standard.
  2. An individual recognized as encountering difficulty in the payment of the tuition fee due to the death of the party responsible for the payment of their school expenses, or as a result of suffering from a natural disaster experienced by the individual in question or the party responsible for the payment of the individual's school expenses within a year of their entrance to the University.
  3. An individual having a reason recognized by the President in a case complying with the previous clause.

A student who has already paid the enrollment fee, however, is not eligible for the enrollment fee exemption.

2. Deferment of the enrollment fee

New undergraduate students, transfer students, and graduate students

Eligibility

  1. An individual encountering difficulty in the payment of the tuition fee by the due date for economic reasons.
  2. An individual recognized as encountering difficulty in the payment of the tuition fee by the due date because of the death of the party responsible for the payment of their school expenses, or as a result of suffering from a natural disaster experienced by the individual in question or the party responsible for the payment of the individual's school expenses within a year of their entrance to the University.
  3. An individual having a reason recognized by the President in a case complying with the previous clause.

Exemption/deferment/installment payments of the tuition fee

I. Who can apply?

1. Tuition fee exemption

(1) An individual encountering difficulty in the payment of the tuition fee for economic reasons, and who also has achieved the minimum academic standard.

The following individuals, however, are not eligible:

  1. An individual who did not pay the tuition fee for the previous semester.
  2. An individual who has already paid the tuition fee for the semester for which he/she is applying for exemption from.
  3. An individual who has remained in the same academic year without good reason.
  4. An individual who has exceeded the minimum number of years required for graduation without good reason.

(2) An individual recognized as encountering difficulty in the payment of the tuition fee due to the death of the party responsible for the payment of their school expenses, or as a result of suffering from a natural disaster experienced by the individual in question or the party responsible for the payment of the individual's school expenses within the six months prior to the due date for the semester (or, in the case of the tuition fee for the first semester for a new student, within a year prior to the due date).

The following individuals, however, are not eligible:

  1. An individual who did not pay the tuition fee for the previous semester.
  2. An individual who has already paid the tuition fee for the semester for which he/she is applying for exemption from.

2. Deferment or installment payments of the tuition fee

An individual encountering difficulty in the payment of the tuition fee for economic or other good reasons is eligible.
An individual who has already applied for tuition fee exemption is not eligible for deferment or installment payments of the tuition fee.

II. Notice availability

1. When are notices available?

• Notices regarding exemption from payment of the tuition fee for the first semester are available in mid-February ~ late February.
• Notices regarding exemption from payment of the tuition fee for the second semester are available in mid-August ~ late August.

2. Where are notices available?

Notices are available from this page and the Student Centers in Suita, Toyonaka, and Minoh.

III. Application periods

  • For the exemption from and/or deferment of enrollment fees for admission in April: mid-March to late March
  • For the tuition fee for the first semester (April to September): late March to early April
  • For the exemption from and/or deferment of enrollment fees for admission in October: mid-September to late September
  • For the tuition fee for the second semester (October to March): late September to early October

Note: The above application periods may be changed. For details, please refer to the notice on exemption from payment of the tuition fee for the semester for which you are applying.

IV. Required documents for application

    1. Application form for tuition fee exemption
    2. Statement of scholarship received
    3-1. Certificate of income issued by the municipal government for the applicant's family members (other than the applicant)
    3-2. In the case that the above-mentioned certificate cannot be issued because of no income, a certificate of exemption from taxation issued by the municipal government
    3-3. Tax-income certificate, tax return and/or other forms designated by the University
    * For details, please refer to the notice on tuition fee exemption for the semester for which you are applying.

V. Notice of results of screening (The notice is only posted for applicants who have been exempted from half- or full-the tuition fee.)

1. Notice of screening results

The notice on screening results is posted at Student Centers and the KOAN bulletin board. (The results will also be posted on the Osaka University's website.)
Results for the first semester are normally posted in late July.
Results for the second semester are normally posted in late January.

2. In the case of "refusal" or "half exemption," applicants should pay the designated tuition amount without delay.

  1. Applicants who have applied for auto-deduction from their bank account should credit the necessary amount to their account.
  2. Applicants who have not applied for auto-deduction from their bank account should transfer the money to the account designated by the University using the transfer form sent by the University.
3. Applicants for installment payments and deferment
  1. Applicants for deferment of tuition who passed the screening can defer the first semester tuition fee payment until late September and the second semester tuition fee until late February.
  2. Applicants for installment payment who passed the screening should transfer the money to the account designated by the University by the due date using the transfer form sent by the University.
  3. Applicants whose applications for installment payment or deferment were refused should transfer the designated amount immediately. (The money should be transferred in the same way as mentioned in the previous clause.)

For more information, contact the Suita Student Center, Tel. 06-6879-7088/7089

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