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2021 Entrance Examination (for admission in April 2021)

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.

- Minimum laptop specifications

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.

- Laptop computer rental application form (for financial reasons)

Important

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

Important Information for Examinees

Special website for entrance examination information

Information regarding application status, the decision of whether or not to administer the first screening, and the decision of whether or not to announce additional successful applicants will be posted to this page.

Announcement  Schedule

(1) Application Status

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 10:00 ~ Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 17:00

(2) Decision of whether or not to administer the first screening

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 9:00 ~ Monday, February 22, 2021 at 9:00

(3) Decision of whether or not to announce additional successful applicants

Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 9:00 ~ Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 17:00

*Note: We will not respond to any inquiries via telephone or email.

Online application

The Online Application System can be accessed by clicking here.

To make an application, see the Online Application Guide.

*Applications may not be completed via smart phone or tablet device. Please make an application via computer that meets the hardware and software requirements that are listed in the Online Application Guide.

Announcements

2021 Application Guidelines for students who will take the Special Makeup Examinations of the Common Test for University Admissions (February 13~14, 2021) (Updated January 29, 2021)


The PDF above contains application guidelines for the 2021 February Entrance Examination for students who will take Special Makeup Examinations of the Common Test for University Admissions on February 13~14, 2021.

*Note: These application guidelines are specifically for students who will take Special Makeup Examinations of the Common Test for University Admissions on February 13 and 14, 2021. Students who took the Common Test for University Admissions on January 16~17 or January 30~31, 2021 should refer to the Application Guidelines (blue cover) posted below.

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, selection methods and examination schedules are subject to change. Make sure to check this page for the latest information when submitting your application.

2021 Application Guidelines (Updated December 15, 2020)

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The PDF above contains application guidelines for the 2021 February Entrance Examination.

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, selection methods and examination schedules are subject to change. Make sure to check this page for the latest information when submitting your application.

The application period for the special makeup examinations (February 13 and February 14, 2021) of the Common Test for University Admissions is different from the one listed in the Application Guidelines. Check the Application Guidelines for the special makeup exams to be announced in late January 2021.

*The university asks you to submit a health checklist to enter the testing site, wear a mask, and keep warm as the windows and/or doors of the examination rooms will be open for ventilation. The university’s response to the examination amid the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to change. Details will be posted in mid-February.

Frequently Asked Questions (file in Japanese)


[Online current student consultation for prospective students]

A last-minute project for prospective students taking the Common Test for University Admissions, Online current student consultation for prospective students, will be held from January 9~15 and from February 11~24, 2021. Current students will give a helping hand to prospective students and their parents who are worried about the examinations so that they can do their best on the day of the examinations. We encourage you to make use of this service.

Note: These online counseling sessions are only available in Japanese.

 

The Osaka University COOP provides support for those searching for a place to stay when taking their entrance examination as well as in university student life. For more information, click the banner below.

Support for Prospective Students and New Students (Osaka University COOP)

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Note: Osaka University does not arrange hotel accommodations for students.

 

Special considerations for those with special needs (Updated October 16, 2020)

Those who require special arrangements when taking the examinations should inform the admission division.

For more information, click here.

 

Regarding special considerations for the 2021 Entrance Examinations (Updated July 30, 2020)

Special considerations will be in place for the General Screening and Comprehensive Selection & Admission by School Recommendation in accordance with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For more information, please view this file. (file in Japanese)

The Recommendation Letter for High School Principals (form designated by Osaka University) can be found here. (file in Japanese)

 

Changes in the selection process for the 2021 Entrance Examination (Updated January 16, 2020)

In order to provide a more multifaceted and comprehensive evaluation of the "3 elements of academic ability" ([knowledge/skill] - [power to think/decide/express] - [having a sense of autonomy to work and learn together with diverse individuals]) in the entrance examinations at Osaka University, some portions of the evaluation process for the 2021 Entrance Examination (given during the 2020-2021 academic year) will be changed.

For information regarding the 2021 Entrance Examination, click here

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