Multiple $5,000 - $7,000 grants are available through the New Colombo Plan for students going on exchange in semester 1 or 2, 2018 to Japan.

Osaka University
City: Osaka

University Website:

Student Exchange Program Website

Approximate semester dates: Semester 1 (Spring semester): April-August
Semester 2 (Fall semester): September-February
Language of instruction: Japanese/English
Full time load equivalent:

14 credits per semester

Maple Program: 30 credits per year

Fields of Study Available:

Full time Japanese language program: One year Maple Program (September start, offered by CJLC (Centre for Japanese Language and Culture) for students who are interested in Japanese culture and society and wish to improve their Japanese. They should have Japanese language proficiency equivalent to or higher than JLPT N4. Download the information sheet here. Past Maple Program course profiles here (click on the right menu). 

OUSSEP program: has undergraduate level English taught lecture courses (called "International Exchange Subjects" or CIEE (Centre for International Education and Exchange) courses), and Japanese language courses at Beginner and Intermediate level. 


Please see the OUSSEP International Exchange Subjects/CIEE course list at here. Osaka University recommends OUSSEP exchange students to undertake 12 credits of CIEE courses plus 2 credits of Japanese language course per semester.

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Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

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Approximate living expenses: 120,000 yen per month
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Additional information:

Osaka University Fact Sheet 2018-19

Minimum GPA of 5.5.

Continuous full-time status at UQ required - that means you cannot defer your studies in the semester prior to your exchange. 

OUSSEP Program can commence in either semester, available for 1 or 2 semesters.

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