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Osaka University

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  • Osaka University
  • Osaka University
  • Osaka University
  • Osaka University
  • Osaka University
  • Osaka University
  • Osaka University
  • Osaka University
  • Osaka University
Osaka University

was founded in 1931 as the sixth imperial university of Japan through strong demand from the business and government sectors of Osaka, as well as the people of Osaka City and Prefecture. Under the motto “Live Locally, Grow Globally,” Osaka University grapples with the challenges of education and research. The university has shown that it will continue to develop as one of Japan’s leading comprehensive research universities. This university is suitable for students to study Education Policy, Healthcare Policy, Global Studies, Development Studies.

Program:Student Exchange
1 Semester
Minimum GPA:
Tuition fee:
Depends on OIA
Minimum IELTS:
6.5 overall, no band under 5.5
Living cost:
119.800    –    147.500                 yen/month
Deadline nomination:
Last day of February (Fall)
Last day of September (Spring)
Mid-September (Fall)
Late March (Spring)
Jasso Scholarship and OU Scholarship:
80.000 yen/ month
Entry Requirements:
  • Enrolled as an active student at the IUP in PPM
  • Completed at least 4 semesters of study at the IUP in PPM
  • Meet the requirements for minimum GPA and IELTS
  • Pass the internal selection at the department to get recommendation to proceed the application in OIA.

Required Documents:

Internal SelectionApplication in OIA
Application formOfficial Academic Transcript
Curriculum VitaeScanned the personal page of the passport
IELTS CertificateIELTS Certificate
Academic TranscriptCurriculum Vitae
 Motivation Letter
 Letter of Enrollment from Faculty
 Letter of Nomination from Faculty (addressed to the Head of Office of International Affairs UGM)
 Letter of Recommendation from Academic Advisor
 Completed Online Application Form (after nominated)
 Statement of Purpose (after nominated | available at the final online application system)
 Career goal essay (after nominated | available at the final online application system)
 School affiliation request (after nominated | available at the final online application system)
 Intended list of courses or research application (after nominated | available at the final online application system)
 Health Certificate Form (after nominated | available at the final online application system)
Tuition & Living Cost:

Japan Visa                         : 3000 yen
Flight ticket (return)          : 89.400 yen
Tuition fee                          : Waived by host university
Student insurance (NHI)  : 2000 – 3000 yen/ month
College insurance             : 3000 yen/ month
Living cost                          : 119.800 – 147.500 yen/ month


Accommodation on campus : 37.400 – 40.500 yen/ month
Mandatory rental fees             : 8910 yen/ month (AC, desk, bed frame, and bookcase, etc)
Common Charge                      : 9000 yen/ month (utilities e.g. electricity, gas, water)
Move-in Fee                               : 9900 yen (pay once upon move in)
Accommodation off campus : 35.000 – 60.000 yen/ month
Meals                            : 25.000 – 35.0000 yen/ month
Public Transport          : 9000 – 15.000 yen/ month
Miscellaneous              : 20.000 – 25.000 yen/ month
Communication           : 8000 – 12.000 yen/ month

Credit Transfer:
Osaka UniversityGradeIUP-PPMGrade
A+100 – 90A4,0
A89 – 80A4,0
B79 – 70B3,0
C69 – 60C2,0 (Pass)
F≤ 59E0 (Fail)
Further information: or Application Guidelines for Exchange Students

Course offered:

Link for complete course offered:
Classes taught in English - Osaka University
2 Credits = 4 SKS at UGM (transferred to 1 course).
Students need to take minimum 10 – 14 Credits (5-7 courses).

Fall Semester CourseSpring Semester Course
Sociology of MigrationHealth Service and Medical Care in Japan
Media and Communications in JapanManaging Innovation and Change
Social Innovation and Social DesignInternationalization of Higher Education in Japan
Diversity and Human Rights in JapanGender Studies
Industry and development in the modernization of Japan: university-industry collaborationSDGs and Asia-Pacific Region Ⅰ
Social development in the modernization of Japan: modernization of health and universitySDGs and Asia-Pacific Region Ⅰ
Introduction to gender / sexuality studiesJapan in the World
International Collaboration and Development Studies IIJapanese Society and Culture
Media and Communications in JapanPolitical Economy
Introduction to International EducationDiversity and Inclusion in Health and Education
Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion StudiesInternational Organizations and Global Governance
Contemporary Educational Issues in JapanGender and Education
Global Issues in EducationGender and Development
Global Environment-Development BalanceEconomic Development
World Affairs and the MediaComparative Education
East Asian PoliticsGlobalization Studies
International EconomicsⅠ