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2021 Entrance Examination (exam for admission in April 2021)

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.

Regarding changes in the selection of successful applicants from the 2021-2022 academic year (published January 16, 2020)

In 2019, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology announced the postponement of English certification examinations for university entrance examinations as well as the postponement of the introduction of written-answer portion into the country's standardized entrance exams for universities (Daigaku Nyugaku Kyotsu Test).

In response to this, Osaka University has revised the "Announcement regarding changes in the selection of successful applicants from the 2021-2022 academic year" published in March of 2019. This revision also includes previously unreleased information regarding scoring of the examinations.

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

Revision of admission policy for the selection of successful applicants from the 2021-2022 academic year (published March 2020)

In response to the announcement by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) regarding the postponement of the implementation English certification examinations and short-answer questions for university entrance examinations, Osaka University has revised the "Admission policy for the selection of successful applicants from the 2021-2022 academic year" published in March of 2019.

For more details, click here.

Correct answers and intent of questions given during the 2020 Entrance Examinations can be viewed on request.

Period

Monday, April 13 ~ Friday, May 29, 2020 (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)

Time

10:00 ~ 11:30, 13:30 ~ 16:00

Venue

Admissions Office, Department of Education and Student Affairs, 1st Basement, Administration Bureau, Suita Campus, Osaka University

Application

Please fill out an application form at the Admissions Office and receive permission.

*Details of all subjects of the 2020 General Screening Examinations (February exams) are available.

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