Admissions Assistance Desk (AAD)

AAD Office Closing for Summer Holidays

Due to the summer holidays of the university, AAD office will be closed from Saturday, August 10th to Sunday, August 18th (Japan Time). We will be unable to respond to your emails/messages during this period.

Applicants who passed the primary screening of the Japanese embassy for Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarship should submit their applications in advance

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For Prospective Graduate Students from Overseas

Admissions Assistance Desk (AAD) supports prospective international graduate students and researchers during the initial stage of application by working as a liaison between them and their prospective supervisors.

Most faculties at Osaka University require prospective research or graduate students to receive an approval from their prospective supervisors before they apply to the programs of their interest.

AAD assists applicants to efficiently prepare and deliver their documents to their prospective supervisors, but AAD is not involved in the admission process.

How to apply

Please read the following “Guideline” carefully before you proceed with AAD online application.

Osaka University AAD Online Application System

*Applicants need to submit their “Statement of Purpose and Research Plan.” Please download the template and write your purpose and research plan.

*Those who wish to enter the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) should check the following link for application.

Those who passed the first screening of the Japanese embassy in their home country for Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarship

Applicants who passed the primary screening of the Japanese embassy for Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarship and wish to obtain a "Letter of Acceptance" from Osaka University should apply to AAD.

Application to AAD is meant to inform applicants as to whether or not they can contact with their prospective supervisor and does not mean that the applicants will be accepted to the program of their choice.

For documents required to apply, please visit the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Students.

Application deadline: Must arrive on or before 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2024 (Japan Time)

*Please note that the documents required for applicants who passed the primary screening of the Japanese embassy for Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarship when applying to AAD to receive a "Letter of Acceptance" differ from those required for a standard AAD application.


  • Be sure to apply by yourself. Applying on behalf of another person is prohibited.
  • Processing time for online application through AAD typically takes about 3 weeks. Even if you are allowed to communicate with your prospective supervisor, it does not mean that you will be accepted to the program of your choice. Your acceptance to the program will be decided through communication with your prospective supervisor. Thus, you should give yourself a lot of time when applying to ADD.
  • AAD does not make an admissions decision.
  • For questions regarding acceptance of researchers, application programs, and graduate school entrance examinations, please contact the school/research institute of your choice. Check the application deadline for your chosen courses on the website of the school/research institute.

Contact Information

Admissions Assistance Desk (AAD)
Email: contact[at] (replace [at] with @)

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