Admissions Assistance Desk (AAD) (formerly called, “Osaka University Ryumon 龍門窓口”)
AAD Office will close for the Golden Week Holiday
During the Golden Week Holiday, the AAD office will be closed from May 3, 2023 to May 7, 2023 (Japan Time).
During this period, we cannot respond to your emails/messages and the AAD process will stop.
Therefore, we recommend applicants to submit their applications in advance.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
For Prospective Graduate Students from Overseas
Admissions Assistance Desk (hereinafter called “AAD”) supports prospective international graduate students from overseas during the initial stage of application by working as a liaison between students 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. However, this initial stage can be complicated as international students might not know how to approach professors or what they can send. Professors also find it challenging to respond to a range of emails from prospective students—all sending various documents in different formats.
Therefore, during this initial stage, AAD assists prospective international students to efficiently prepare and deliver their documents to the professors (hereinafter referred to as “prospective supervisors”) under whose supervision they wish to study.
Eligibility Requirements to Use AAD
You can use AAD system, if you:
- graduated or are expected to graduate from a university outside of Japan
- wish to enroll in Osaka University as a graduate or a research student
How to apply
Students can apply to AAD system through online application. Please apply to AAD service well in advance before the program deadline. The following “Guideline” explains the process in detail. Please read it carefully before you proceed with AAD online application.
*One of the documents you need to submit is “Statement of Purpose and Research Plan”. In order to make applicants’ documents consistent, we ask students to use the following format. Please download the template and write your “Statement of Purpose and Research Plan”.
Applications for students who wish to enter the university as research students at Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) differ from those listed above. Please check the following link for more information.
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Admissions Assistance Desk (AAD)
Email: contact[at]ryumon.osaka-u.ac.jp (replace [at] with @)