Global 30

The Project for Establishing Core Universities for Internationalization --also referred to as "Global 30" or "G30"-- aims to create an environment that makes it easier for international students to study in Japan and receive a high-quality education.

As part of the concrete measures to realize Japan’s 300,000 International Student Plan, Global 30 put emphasis on creating courses in which students can receive a degree entirely in English, hiring international faculty through public recruiting, improving the system for accepting international qualified students, and particularly globalizing universities.

Thus, in addition to the existing English courses (Biotechnology Global Human Resource Development Program, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, and Quantum Engineering Design Course, Osaka University established the following credit courses and degree programs conducted in English.

These courses expanded the range of the university's education program.

Osaka University aims to increase the number of its international students to 3,000 and the number of its short-tern international students (studying for a year or less) to approximately 1,000 by 2020, the target year for G30. (Note: These targets were set when the Project was established in 2009.)

*This national project terminated in the 2013-14 academic year, but Osaka University will continue to make efforts to promote globalization.

*For Special English Entrance Examinations and Programs, click here.

*Following the class matriculating in October 2019, applications for the Chemistry-Biology Combined Major Program are no longer being accepted. The successor to the Chemistry-Biology Combined Major Program can be found here. (Note: This is not a course in which students can receive a degree entirely in English.)

*In March 2021, the external evaluation committee conducted an evaluation of this project. For more information, click here. (link in Japanese)