Osaka University International College: Information on financial support and scholarships for students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs taught in English

Osaka University International College was established in August 2010 under the Japanese government’s Project for Establishing Core Universities for Internationalization, more commonly referred to as the ‘Global 30 Project.’ The International College administrates admissions and the student / educational affairs of two undergraduate degree programs taught in English – the Human Sciences International Undergraduate Degree Program (HUS), and the Chemistry-Biology Combined Major Program. (Applications for the Chemistry-Biology Combined Major Program have ended following October 2019 admission, with the International Undergraduate Program in Science (IUPS) established to take its place.) It aims to contribute to the internationalization of education at Osaka University by providing an environment that makes it easier for international students to study in Japan and receive a high quality education.
*Please note that the coursework of IUPS is mainly in English for the first 1.5 years after enrollment, but mainly in Japanese for the rest of the program.

Please note that the financial support described below is subject to change as funding was largely provided by a Global 30 Project subsidy from the Japanese government, and this funding ended in March 2014. From April 2014 on, after the termination of the Global 30 Project, financial support has been provided by Osaka University; however, which does not ensure the continuance of this program.

Financial support and scholarships after April 2014 (after the Global 30 Project funding came to an end)

(1) Osaka University Scholarship

This scholarship is for students with outstanding grades. A monthly stipend of 80,000 JPY is provided to those who received an OU scholarship.

(2) Financial aid offered by private organizations, etc.

Financial aid offered by private organizations is available to international students and Japanese students.
Contact the Suita Student Center regarding financial aid for Japanese students. Contact one of the offices noted at the bottom of this page regarding financial aid for international students.

Students are advised of applicable financial aid opportunities; however, please note that because candidates are screened competitively not all applicants ultimately receive scholarships.

(3) Other financial aid

All Osaka University students are eligible to apply for a tuition fee exemption (for either half or all tuition fees).

The application period for spring semester tuition fee exemption is from late March to early April. Applications for fall semester tuition fee exemption are accepted from late September to early October.

In addition, students enrolled in the Human Sciences International Undergraduate Degree Program may apply to the ‘Reservation Program for Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students by Pre-arrival Admission’, which is offered on a competitive basis by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). It is made available to international students who have been accepted in a program conducted completely in English. A monthly stipend of 48,000 JPY is provided for a fixed period of time. Please refer to the JASSO’s website for the details.

Note that students enrolled in the International Undergraduate Program in Science are not eligible because the International Undergraduate Program in Science is not conducted completely in English.

For more information, contact:

Human Sciences International Undergraduate Degree Program

International Undergraduate Program in Science

Osaka University International College Office
Room #511, Interdisciplinary Research Bldg., 1-2 Machikaneyama-cho,Toyonaka, 560-0043 Japan

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