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2021-2022 Special Entrance Examination for Privately-funded International Students

1. Outline of the Entrance Examination

*The 2021-2022 Special Entrance Examination for Privately-funded International Students has ended.

Regarding personal laptop computers

At Osaka University, students use online academic information systems for class registration, viewing grades, and correspondence with the university. In addition to basic information technology and practical English courses for incoming freshmen using e-learning materials, students will use a computer to write reports and graduation theses.

In today’s information-oriented society, acquiring computer skills and information and communication technology (ICT) skills while at university will surely serve you well. Incoming first-year students need to get their own notebook/laptop computer for campus use before the new school year starts.

Osaka University has prepared a rental system for students who have difficulties acquiring a personal laptop computer due to financial circumstances (for rental periods of 6 months or one year) as well as for students who need to temporarily borrow a personal laptop computer for a class due to damages to their device. Please refer to the documents below for more information.

- Minimum laptop specifications

- Laptop computer rental application form (for financial reasons)


Osaka University promotes "blended learning," an effective combination of face-to-face instruction and online education. We ask that you prepare a network environment in addition to your personal laptop computer before the semester begins in order to be able to take online lectures at the university.

Regarding makeup examinations

Application form for makeup examinations

Important information for examinees

Please note that when you enter Japan, you must self-isolate for 14 days.  


Consideration for 2021-2022 Special Entrance Examination for Privately-funded International Students [updated:July 17, 2020]

2021-2022 Application Materials [published in October 2020]

Certificates, original certificates and translated certificates that cannot be accepted (link in Japanese)

2021-2022 Application Forms for Special Screening for Privately-funded International Students

Please download a set of application forms, fill in the forms, print them (A4 size), and send them to the Admission Division by postal mail.

Points of caution:

• Please print the application forms on A4-sized paper.
• Any data that cannot be input can be written by hand directly onto a printed application form.

For examination fee payment via bank transfer, click here.

Note: The destination of your application should be the Admission Division (入試課), not your undergraduate school of choice.

2. How to request materials such as the University Handbook, screening guidelines, and application forms


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