Information for International Students
This page is to assist international students (ryugakusei) currently at OSIPP, or those simply interested in our graduate school, with information related to study at Osaka University.
OSIPP: One of the Most Internationalized Graduate Schools at Osaka University
As of May 2018, Osaka University has around 2,500 international students from 110 countries. OSIPP currently has more than 80 international students (as of May 2018), including research students, from various countries, and this number represents more than quarter of the total student population of our graduate school.
Life & Study at OSIPP
Research |Life and Study | OSIPP | Osaka University
Please see this page about Making the Most of Life & Study at OSIPP | Osaka University for information on Osaka University’s Campuses; OU’s Health and Counseling Center; the Center for International Exchange (CIEE); Osaka University International Student Association; and dealing with problems and emergencies as a student at Osaka University.
OSIPP | Global Community Office
Osaka School of International Public Policy has a Global Community Office located in room 205 of the OSIPP building. The Office is there to support both our International and Japanese students. The Office arranges social event and support services for students, including an International Café at lunchtimes; General Drop-In Advice; English Advice from a qualified native speaker; Internships and Study Abroad Advice; and help and advice with general Student Life and Emergencies. The Global Community Office is there to help students make the most out of life and study at OSIPP, Osaka University.
Osaka University International Students Association (OUISA)
To make a better community of International Students
OUISA is a volunteer organization and the moment you register as a foreign student at Osaka University you become a member of OUISA. But if you are interested in playing an active role in OUISA please feel free to talk to us or visit.
You may be a short-term exchange student, or an undergraduate or graduate student who will be studying at Osaka University for a longer period. Yet you may want to meet other likeminded students and share experiences, organize and participate in events and most importantly make friends.
BSP (Brothers and Sisters Program), Osaka University
Making the most of international exchange
The BSP (Brothers and Sisters Program) is an international-exchange circle which supports international students in Osaka University.
In this circle, international students can get help and have the chance to communicate with local students. In addition, BSB does campus tours for the new exchange students, and holds international parties and lunchtime gatherings for those Osaka University students who are interested in international exchange.
BSP offices can be found in all three campuses.