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Enrollment/Tuition Fee Exemption at Osaka University from the 2021-22 Academic Year

From the 2021-22 academic year, Osaka University will offer student financial support as stated below.

Students hoping to receive enrollment/tuition fee exemption need to complete application procedures. Peruse the Application Guidelines (to be posted to the university’s official website by February 28, 2021) and perform the necessary procedures by the specified deadline.

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1. Undergraduate students

1.1 Japanese students (including special permanent residents and permanent residents)

As a rule, Osaka University will financially support Japanese undergraduate students enrolling in the 2021-22 academic year onward through the Financial Support Program for Japanese and Permanent Resident Undergraduates (the “New Program) introduced last year.

However, the university will allow students who do not* meet the requirements to apply for the New Program to apply for the university’s enrollment/tuition exemption program, providing financial support within the limits of its budget via screening of eligible candidates.

As a general rule, Osaka University will also financially support Japanese undergraduate students who enrolled in the 2020-21 academic year via the New Program.

However, the university will allow students who meet the requirements to apply for the university’s enrollment/tuition exemption program as a temporary transitional measure, providing additional support within the limits of its budget via screening of eligible candidates.

Students eligible to receive financial support via the New Program are requested to complete the appropriate procedures.

*Students who fall under 1~4 below and transfer students with an undergraduate degree are considered ineligible to apply for the New Program:

1. Individuals for which two or more years have passed since the academic year following their first high school graduation

2. Individuals who received a Certificate for Students Achieving the Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates within the last 5 years (or longer if the Upper Secondary School Equivalency Examination is taken every academic year following the 5-year mark) and spent two years or more studying to enroll in OU

3. Individuals who have passed the Individualized Qualification Examinations and have not enrolled in the university by the last day of the next academic year after they reach the age of 20

4. Transfer students who enrolled in OU 1 year after the conclusion of their previous program

*Note: Items 1 and 2 in the list above have changed. For details on these changes, click here. (file in Japanese)

1.2 International students

Since the New Program is not intended for international students, Osaka University allows international students who meet the requirements set by the university to apply for the university’s enrollment/tuition fee exemption program, providing financial support within the limits of its budget via screening of eligible candidates.

2. Graduate students

Since the New Program is also not intended for graduate students, Osaka University allows graduate students who meet the requirements set by the university to apply for the university’s enrollment/tuition fee exemption program, providing financial support within the limits of its budget via screening of eligible candidates.

Osaka University
January 27, 2021

Reference:

Exemption availability by student type (2021-22) (file in Japanese)

*An updated version of the file above was posted on February 18, 2021 after an error was discovered in the original file posted on January 27, 2021.

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