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To Individuals who wish to study at Osaka University under the "Chinese Government Graduate Student Overseas Study Program" [国家建設高水平大学公派研究生項目]

Doctoral students

Osaka University implements a tuition fee support system for individuals who wish to study for a doctor's degree at an OU graduate school under the Chinese Government Graduate Student Overseas Study Program [国家建設高水平公派研究生項目] sponsored by the Chinese Government through the China Scholarship Council (CSC).

Approximately 20 Chinese students (tentative number) will be selected by the Osaka University International Affairs Committee for tuition fee support through this system.

Those who wish to begin studying at OU in October 2021 or April 2022 should apply in accordance with the procedures noted below.

1. Who is Eligible:

Individuals are eligible for the Chinese Government Scholarship program "Chinese Government Graduate Student Overseas Study Program" [国家建設高水平公派研究生項目] sponsored by the Chinese Government through the China Scholarship Council (CSC) if they meet the conditions outlined in (1), (2), or (3) listed below (Note: applicants for the Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences are limited to 3rd year transfer students):

1. Individuals who have completed a master's course at a university (specified on Attachment 1) or Chinese Academy of Sciences and its affiliated institutes (specified on Attachment 2) and have been conferred with a master's degree.
2. Individuals seeking to be enrolled in a doctoral program at Osaka University from October 2021 and expect to be conferred with a master's degree from a university (specified on Attachment 1) or Chinese Academy of Sciences and its affiliated institutes (specified on Attachment 2) by the end of September 2021.
3. Individuals seeking to be enrolled in a doctoral program at Osaka University from April 2022 and expect to be conferred with a master's degree from a university (specified on Attachment 1) or Chinese Academy of Sciences and its affiliated institutes (specified on Attachment 2) by the end of March 2022.

2. How to apply:

Eligible applicants are required to submit the required documents noted below to the faculty member who'd like to be their advisor.

Application deadline: Friday, January 8, 2021

Applicants who wish to contact their faculty advisor should contact the faculty member directly or contact the office of the graduate school to which the faculty members belongs. (*Applicants can contact their faculty advisor should contact through 龍門窓口. (link in Japanese))

Applicants may search the various schools for professors in desired field using the Researcher Database.

Application Schedule

Required documents

All documents must be prepared in Japanese or English.

1. Application form. [pdf] [MS Word]

2. Letter of recommendation written on Letterhead by a dean or academic advisor at the university to which the applicant belongs/belonged

3. Certificates of (expected) master's degree from the university the applicant attends/attended
Certificates written in Chinese must be submitted with a certified Japanese or English translation.

4. Transcript from the university the applicant attends/attended
Transcripts written in Chinese must be submitted with a certified Japanese or English translation.

5. Any other documents required by the graduate school in which you wish to enroll.

3. Acceptance period: in October 2021 or April 2022

4. Screening method and result announcement:

1. The graduate school screens applicant's documents and successful applicants will be screened by the graduate school in which they wish to enroll and selected by the International Affairs Committee at Osaka University.

2. After successful applicants have been selected, graduate schools will send letters of acceptance to those applicants. (early March 2021)

3. Individuals who receive a letter of acceptance should submit their Chinese Government Graduate Student Overseas Study Program application to the CSC. (March 2021)

4. In accordance with agreements by the graduate schools in which applicants wish to enroll, if an applicant takes and passes the entrance examination of the doctoral program in the graduate school, the applicant should have a copy of the notification stating they passed the examination sent by the graduate school in which they will enroll to the International Affairs Committee at Osaka University as soon as possible. (Deadline: (for entrance in October 2021) by the end of August 2021 / (for entrance in April 2022) by the end of February 2022)

5. Individuals who passed the CSC screening are required to promptly submit a copy of the certificate of Chinese Government Graduate Student Overseas Study Program issued by CSC (in both English and Chinese) to their academic advisor at Osaka University. (Results to be decided in September 2021/March 2022)

5. Important points

Only those who fulfill the following conditions will be provided with financial support from Osaka University.

(1) Those who have passed the selection process of the Chinese Government Graduate Student Overseas Study Program [国家建設高水平公派研究生項目] conducted by the Chinese Government through CSC.
(2) Those who will enter a doctoral program at Osaka University. 

6. Support details:

Entrance examination, enrollment, and tuition fees will be exempted. Only tuition fees for the standard course term of the doctoral program are covered by the University.

Note: Entrance examination fees that applicants paid through an application for a doctoral program in a graduate school will be returned after confirming that they have passed the CSC screening.

7. Please note:

Documents submitted by applicants are not returnable.

This tuition fee support system will be implemented on the premise that CSC will recruit individuals who wish to study for a doctor's degree at an OU graduate school.

Doctoral students who have passed the selection process for the Chinese Government Graduate Student Overseas Study Program should comply with regulations outlined by Osaka University after entering the university.

Special research students

Non-degree students who wish to receive research advice at a graduate school within Osaka University are required to complete the following procedures.

1. Confirm whether or not your university or graduate school has an academic exchange agreement through which students can attend OU without paying additional tuition on the university-to-university level and/or the school-to-school level.

2. If your university is in an exchange agreement with Osaka University, you must confirm the application procedures for student exchange (tuition fee waiver) based on the exchange agreement with the student exchange staff at your university, receive a recommendation, and complete the necessary procedures.

In order to request a letter of acceptance, please confirm with the student exchange staff at Osaka University through the student exchange staff at your university. (If your university is in an exchange agreement with Osaka University, it is not necessary to get into contact with your faculty advisor.)

If your school is not in an exchange agreement with Osaka University, please confirm with your faculty advisor whether or not your tuition fee will be covered by the graduate school of your choice.

For more information about this program, contact:

Exchange Students Staff
International Student Affairs Division
Department of International Affairs
Osaka University
Email: csc.program@ml.office.osaka-u.ac.jp

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