Introduction to Osaka University

Introduction to Osaka University

Tuition Fee and/or Entrance Fee Exemption

Screening results for exemption from or deferment of payment of enrollment fee for admission in April 2015

 You can check screening results for exemption from or deferment of payment of enrollment fee for admission in April 2015 on the latest information webpage.
Screening results for exemption from or deferment of payment of tuition fees, or for installment payment of tuition fees for the 1st half of the academic year of 2015-16 will be posted on this page on Friday July 31, 2015.

Outline of exemption system

Osaka University has a system of exemption/deferment/installment payments of the entrance fee and tuition fee in order to support students who are recognized as encountering difficulty in the payment of these fees due to the death of the party responsible for the payment of their school expenses, as a result of suffering from a natural disaster or other economic reasons.
Before applying, be sure to peruse the eligibility and application guidelines noted below.
In order to apply for exemption from and/or deferment of enrollment fees for admission, applicants must submit the Application Form for Expected Exemption From and/or Deferment of Enrollment Fees for Admission at the time of admission.

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

1. Exemption from 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, or
  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, or
  3. An individual having a reason recognized by the President in a case complying with the previous clause.

 

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, or
  3. An individual having a reason recognized by the President in a case complying with the previous clause.

3. Exemption/deferment/installment payments of the tuition fee

I. Who can apply?

(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.

4. 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 or deferment of payment of enrollment fees for admission in April, exemption from, deferment of, or installment payment of tuition fees for the first half of the academic year, or that of tuition fees for the first and second halves of the academic year are available in mid-late February.
• Notices regarding exemption from or deferment of payment of enrollment fees for admission in October, exemption from, deferment of, or installment payment of tuition fees for the second half of the academic year, or that of tuition fees for the first and second halves of the academic year are available in mid-late August.

2. Where are notices available?

Notices are available from this page. If not possible, please contact the Student Centers in Suita.

III. Application periods

  • For the exemption from and/or deferment of enrollment fees for admission in April: mid-late March
  • For the tuition fee for the first semester (April to September): late March to early April
  • For the tuition fees for the first and second semesters: mid-March to early April
  • For the exemption from and/or deferment of enrollment fees for admission in October: mid-late September
  • For the tuition fee for the second semester (October to March): mid-September to early October
  • For the tuition fees for the second semesters for those who applied for the tuition fees for the first and second semesters: mid-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. Notice of results of screening (will be announced regarding exemption from payment of half- or full-the enrollment fee or tuition fee, deferment of payment of tuition fee, or installment payment of tuition fee.)

1. Notice of screening results

The notice on screening results is posted on the Osaka University's website.

  • Results for the enrollment fee for admission in April -- late June
  • Results for tuition fees for the first half of the academic year -- late July
  • Results for the enrollment fee for admission in October -- late November
  • Results for tuition fees for the second half of the academic year -- 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.)

V. Related links

  1. The latest Financial Aid information and more
  2. Application Form for Expected Exemption From and/or Deferment of Enrollment Fees for Admission
  3. Application Guidelines and Forms
  4. Instructions for entering your information in the Exemption Application System
  5. Notice of results of screening
  6. FAQ regarding exemption

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

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