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The International Undergraduate Program in Science is a bachelor program conducted partly in English and partly in Japanese for students who want to specialize in Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics. The whole program usually requires 4.5 years for completion, including a six-month preliminary intensive study of the Japanese language. A bachelor’s degree is awarded to students who complete the program. Below are the main features of the IUPS in more detail.
See the table below for more details.
After graduation, motivated students are welcome to proceed to graduate school in one of the six departments of our Graduate School of Science: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Macromolecular Science, Mathematics, Physics. See details on the webpage dedicated to graduate programs. In addition to programs in Japanese in each department, our Graduate School of Science offers degree (M.S. and Ph.D.) programs conducted in English for international students in Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Macromolecular Science (program name SISC) and Physics (program name IPC).
At our Graduate School of Science, research is active especially on the following topics.
The Department of Chemistry comprises more than 20 laboratories of inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and macromolecular science. Faculty members are involved in high-level education and research, collaborating with overseas researchers.
The Department of Mathematics consists of 6 research groups:algebra, geometry, analysis, global geometry and analysis, experimental mathematics, and mathematical science, all of which have been making substantial contributions to the development of mathematics.
The Department of Physics offers a world-class education to its undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1931, its current activities include elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, computational physics, interdisciplinary physics, and earth and space science.
The curriculum includes coursework in liberal arts for the first 1.5 years and specialized coursework in the major of choice. The details are not determined yet and will be provided later as a PDF file.
The fees due to Osaka University are the following.
|Application fee||26,800 yen|
|Enrollment fee for the preliminary coursework||84,600 yen|
|Tuition fee for the preliminary coursework|
|Enrollment fee for the undergraduate program in any of the majors||282,000 yen|
|Tuition fee for the undergraduate program in any of the majors||267,900 yen per semester|
The monthly living costs for students are estimated to be like in the following. All values are approximate and should be taken as indicative. The total for one month is estimated to be around 100,000 – 120,000 yen. Detailed information about living in Japan is available at the Support Office.
|Dormitory (including bills for electricity, water, gas, Internet connection)||25,000 yen|
|Rent for a small private apartment (including bills for electricity, water, gas)|
Note: rooms in shared apartments are also available and cheaper
|Medical expenses (including insurance)||4,000 yen|
|Communication and transport||10,000 yen|
|Others (including e.g. entertainment and leisure activities)||20,000 yen|
Students enrolled in this program will be assigned to on-campus dormitories for the first year on a preferential basis.
There are various scholarships that IUPS students can apply for, such as:
All Osaka University students are eligible to apply for tuition fee exemption. See also the Osaka University webpage about financial support, which includes information about scholarships (click the link below).
International students can learn and experience more of Japanese culture also through events and activities organized at the university. Dedicated members of the staff are available for any type of advisement international students may want.
The image below shows the general timeline for the application process. All details are given on the Admissions page.
Osaka University International College Office
1-2 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 Japan