Osaka University

Osaka University

country rank: 6
world rank: 317

University Overview

Osaka University, founded in 1931, is a non-profit public higher-education school situated in the suburbs of Osaka’s medium city of Suita (population range of 250,000-499,999). Osaka University is a major (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Japanese higher education institution that is officially recognized by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. In a variety of fields of study, Osaka University provides courses and programs that lead to legally recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor’s degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 89-year-old Japanese university has a selective admission process based on entrance exams. The admittance rate ranges from 0 to 10%, making this Japanese higher education school very exclusive. Students from all around the world are invited to apply for admission. Students at Osaka University have access to a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, and administrative services, among other academic and non-academic facilities and services.

University Identity

Founded 1931 Origins date back to 1724
Motto Live Locally, Grow Globally
Colours Sky blue

University Location

Address 1-1 Yamadaoka Suita 565-0871 Osaka Japan
Tel +81 (66) 877 5111
Fax +81 (66) 879 7106

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 0-10%

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 2,500-2,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Open Education Consortium (OEC)

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