Information for International Students

Despite your differences in nationalities and lifestyle habits, you are all students of Osaka University. During your student lives in your respective academic departments, you will encounter various events and problems; we hope that we can find ways to mutually help each other.

Should you have confusions in any aspect of your stay here, please proactively ask about it at the office. The faculty and staff will continue to cooperate to further improve the quality of your life as an international student. Please feel free to come ask for guidance.


Office Contact Information

(1) Reception (excluding holidays)

Monday–Friday: 8:30–16:30 (closed for lunch 11:35–12:20)

(2) Contact Information

Office in charge Main business content
Academic Affairs
(2 F, Building A)
  • International student living support (dormitory, etc.)
  • Taking courses in the university-wide common education courses
  • Japanese government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) scholarship and enrollment confirmation for study grants
(5 F, Building A)
  • Payment of tuition and other fees

* For certificate of enrollment, official transcripts, and student discount cards, please use the Automatic Certificate Issuing Machine.

Notification Methods

Announcements to students from the Center for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences (CELAS) will be sent via email or the bulletin board. Please adopt the habit of checking the bulletin board and your email every day to avoid possible inconveniences and issues.

Tutor System and Learning Advisors

Individual extracurricular guidance is provided for international students with the aim of improving their Japanese language proficiency and basic academic skills, as well as learning and research results in their major field. This is for all first-year undergraduate international students and second-year students who desire it.

Study Observation Tours

To deepen international students’ understanding of Japanese culture, we aim to provide opportunities for observation tours of historical sites and cultural education centers so that students can come into contact with Japanese history and culture . Students plan visits to chosen travel destinations on their own. These are planned twice a year, once in June and once in November.

Other information

Life in Japan
  • Medical Care System
  • Housing
  • Residency Procedures
Procedures in Osaka University
  • Notification and Requests
  • Tutor System and Learning Advisors
  • Office for supporting Student Life
  • Automatic Certificate Issuing Machine
  • Paying Tuition
  • Commuting by Bicycle (bike parking space)
  • Matters Related to Disabilities, Etc.

Other Concerns

If there are changes in matters that require reporting to the university, please report them to the Academic Affairs office immediately.