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International College

International College

What is the International College?

The International College was established in August 2010 to oversee degree programs taught in English at Osaka University as part of the Project for Establishing Core Universities for Internationalization, more commonly referred to as the Global 30 program.

The International College aims to improve the competitiveness of Osaka University by providing an environment that makes it easier for international students to study in Japan and receive a high quality education and, thereby, nurture personnel who can play an active role in the competitive global arena.

Degree Programs of the International College

International College currently consists of the humanities and science courses listed below.

[Humanities] Human Sciences International Undergraduate Degree Program

[Science] Chemistry-Biology Combined Major Program

Information on Faculty

  • Director: Koichi FUKASE, Professor, Head of the Chemistry-Biology Combined Major Program
  • Deputy Director: Beverley Anne YAMAMOTO, Professor, Head of Human Sciences International Undergraduate Degree Program
  • Human Sciences International Undergraduate Degree Program: one professor, one associate professor, three specially appointed lecturers, one specially appointed assistant professor
  • Chemistry-Biology Combined Major Program: one associate professors, one lecturer, two specially appointed lecturers, five specially appointed assistant professors

Frequently Asked Questions -- FAQ

Please download and view a file of FAQ that will answer most, if not all, of your questions. Click here to download the file.

Admission Information

• Special International Science Entrance Examination and Conclusion of the “Chemistry-Biology Combined Major Program”:

For details, click here.

Qualifications for this new entrance examination may include Japanese proficiency. In addition, successful applicants may be required to come to Japan to take preparatory Japanese education for 6 months before entering the university.

The number of successful applicants for each program in the International College for the 2018-19 academic year are listed below:

Human Sciences International Undergraduate Degree Program: 20

Chemistry-Biology Combined Major Program: 15

*Of the students accepted into the Chemistry-Biology Combined Major Program, 8 will enter into the School of Science (4 in the Department of Chemistry, 4 in the Department of Biological Sciences), 2 in the Division of Applied Science, School of Engineering, and 6 in the Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, School of Engineering Science.

Applications for admission in October 2018 are no longer being accepted. (Deadline: Friday, January 12, 2018)
For more information about the Special English Entrance Examination, click here.
Application Guidelines for admission in October 2018 are available at the websites noted below.

Application Guidelines for admission in October 2018

For more information, contact:

International College Office
Office for International Programs
Room #511, Interdisciplinary Bldg., 1-2 Machikaneyama-cho
Toyonaka, Japan 560-0043


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• To view a map of the Toyonaka Campus with the location of and a photo of the International College Office marked, click here.
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