OKU - Osaka Kyoiku University -

IC - International Center


When does the university year begin?

Undergraduate and graduate students: April
Non-degree students: April/October

What should I do in preparation for entering the university?

To qualify as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student, you will need to take the entrance examination organized by Osaka Kyoiku University. The undergraduate entrance examination for privately funded international students is conducted in February. For graduate students Entrance examination is conducted in September (and in February in order to fill up vacancies). The tests comprise a paper-test and an interview, and are conducted wholly in Japanese. It is therefore necessary for you to have sufficient Japanese language ability. In addition, students intending to sit the undergraduate entrance examination will have to first sit the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) conducted by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). For further information, please refer to the Undergraduate, Graduate and Non-Degree Programs pages.

How do I obtain the application documents?

You can obtain the application documents from the Entrance Examination Section of Osaka Kyoiku University. Please note however that we do not accept email requests sent from abroad. If you are requesting the documents from overseas by mail, please 1) state clearly if you are requesting documents to enter as an undergraduate student or graduate student, 2) enclose a 250g/400g international reply-paid coupon (undergraduate/graduate student), 3. enclose a piece of paper with your name and address (this will be used on the reply envelope). For further information, please refer to the Undergraduate, Graduate and Non-Degree Programs pages.

Are there special programs for international students?

International students who are enrolled at a university which has an exchange agreement with Osaka Kyoiku University can enroll as a non-degree exchange student for one year or one semester (6 months). There is also a special short-time exchange program available. For further information, please consult the program advisor at your own university or refer to the International Exchange page.

What financial support is available?

Though Osaka Kyoiku University does not itself provide scholarships for international students, full-time students are eligible to apply for a total waiver or tuition reduction. Note however that non-degree students are not entitled to a waiver or reduction. Privately funded international students enrolled full-time at Osaka Kyoiku University can apply to various organizations for scholarships. Note however that the number of successful applicants is limited. Please refer to the Financial Support page for further information.

Are there Japanese language courses?

Although there are no short-term intensive Japanese language courses, Osaka Kyoiku University does provide Japanese language classes for full-time undergraduate students, research students, and exchange students in order to help improve their Japanese language ability. There are also supplementary Japanese language classes available for graduate students and teacher training exchange students.

Is there a dormitory?

There is an international student dormitory with 40 rooms, but since the number of applicants normally exceeds the availability of rooms, selection will be by lottery. As a general rule, the period of residence in the dormitory is also limited to one year.

Can I work part-time?

Ministry of Justice regulations permit full-time students to work up to 28 hours per week, and non-degree students up to 14 hours per week. However, as the main objective to study abroad is to pursue your study, the time spent doing part-time work should be kept to a minimum. Please note that if you do intend working while you are a student, in all cases you must obtain the necessary permission from the Ministry of Justice beforehand.

OKU symbol Osaka Kyoiku University International Center Web Site
Address: 4-698-1 Asahigaoka, Kashiwara, Osaka 582-8582 Japan
Phone: +81-729-78-3299/3300 Fax: +81-729-78-3348
E-mail: isc@cc.osaka-kyoiku.ac.jp