There's Something For Y-O-U

No matter what your interests are,
there's always something to learn and
enjoy at Osaka University.

World-Class Research

Osaka University is a comprehensive research university. Some of the most advanced research in the world is taking place at Osaka University.

Research Highlights

Faculty Expertise


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Osaka University has some very commendable rankings
when compared with universities around the world.

Materials Science
Molecular Biology & Genetics

World University Rankings by Discipline in March 2015 based on the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports

Study in English and get a degree!

Osaka University is an excellent choice for starting your university education in Japan. There are degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels conducted totally in English. There are also short-term programs conducted in English for those who want to "test the waters" before embarking on a full-scale degree program in Japan.

Japanese Language Programs

Those students seeking employment in Japan must have a certain level of Japanese language proficiency.
Osaka University provides excellent Japanese language programs. You can acquire Japanese language skills through these courses.

Rich in History

Osaka University's roots reach back to Tekijuku, a private "place of learning" for the study of Western medicine. Tekijuku was founded in 1838 by the famed doctor and educator OGATA Koan.

Tekijuku produced many outstanding figures who carved out paths to a new era for Japan. Now at Osaka University, outstanding students and researchers from all over the world gather together, learning from each other, and discovering things that, without coming, they might never have found.


Located in the center of the Kansai region, Osaka is incredibly convenient in terms of public transportation. You can visit many sightseeing spots in the region on holidays. The people of Osaka are very kind, so they're sure to welcome you with open arms.
You will have a fulfilling college life in an environment full of opportunity and excitement. Osaka also provides foreign residents with various support services.

This is Osaka

Osaka University's Support Office assists and provides international students with preparations for studying and living in Japan.



International Students from All over the World

Osaka University has a large number of international students, almost 2,000! According to the survey by JASSO in 2013, OU ranks 2nd among national universities in Japan in the number of students from other countries.

Members of OUISA (Osaka University International Students Association)


Where we are

Why OU?




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