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To individuals taking the 2021 Common Test for University Admissions at Osaka University

The Common Test for University Admissions will be held at Osaka University for two days from Saturday, January 16, 2021. In addition, a test as a special measure in response to a delay in study due to temporary closures of high schools last year, which will also serve as a substitute exam for those who will miss the exam on the 16th and 17th, will be held at the university for two days from Saturday, January 30, 2021. 

Applicants are encouraged to read the following and take exams at the examination venues on the university’s Toyonaka and Suita campuses.

Measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Please read the Examination Guide for Applicants at the National Center for University Entrance Examinations website. (link in Japanese)

Checking out the examination site

Applicants who wish to check out the examination site should visit:

The exams from Saturday, January 16, 2021 -- 13:00~17:00 on Friday, January 15, 2021

The exams from Saturday, January 30, 2021 -- 13:00~17:00 on Friday, January 29, 2021

*The arrangement of exam rooms will be on display at the exam sites.

Note: You may not enter any buildings where the exams will be held. 


You may not enter these campuses by automobile, taxi, motorbike, or bicycle on the day preceding and the day of the test. (This does not include vehicles for which permission has been obtained for reasons such as special arrangements for students requiring a vehicle to take the exam.)

Please utilize public transportation when coming to the examination site.

Please refrain from picking up/dropping off applicants at the examination site with private automobiles as this can cause congestion on the roads and inconvenience residents and facilities in the area.

*Do not park at or around business establishments in the area such as convenience stores or restaurants.

Maps of examination sites and waiting rooms

Exams on January 16/17

  • Toyonaka Campus (PDF)
  • Suita Campus (PDF)

Exams on January 30/31

  • Suita Campus (PDF)

*Parents/guardians may not enter these campuses except when prior permission has been obtained for applicants requiring special arrangements for taking exams.

*The examination rooms of the School of Engineering are dotted in a wide area. For detailed information, visit the School of Engineering webpage. (link in Japanese)

Reducing congestion when entering examination rooms

The doors to the examination rooms open 1 hour before examinations begin. Waiting rooms will be available to use from 8:00 a.m.

Please stand on social distancing floor signs as you wait in line and use separate doors for entry and exit to avoid congestion at the examination room.

Additional information

• Keep quiet in and around the buildings in which examinations will be held.

• You do not need to change into indoor shoes when entering examination rooms.

• Osaka University campuses are entirely smoke-free. There are no smoking areas on campus.

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