OUSSEP is a one-academic year program specially designed for students from abroad who have completed at least two years of undergraduate programs at their home institutions and who are interested in studying at Osaka University in a Japanese academic environment. However students need not be fluent in Japanese, because the official language of OUSSEP is English. Students majoring in any field of study are welcome to OUSSEP.
OUSSEP is open to students from institutions that have concluded an
Inter-University (or Inter-Faculty) Academic Exchange Agreement with Osaka University.* Students are expected to register and pay the tuition fee at their home institutions and to return there, after finishing OUSSEP, to continue their academic programs.
* OUSSEP is strictly an exchange program and does not accept students from other institutions.
Osaka University has concluded Inter-University or Inter-Faculty Academic Exchange Agreements that include provisions for mutual tuition waiver and credit transfer with more than fifty universities around the world. You may find a complete list of these universities at the web site: http://ex.isc.osaka-u.ac.jp/oussep/about/puniv.html
During the four years since OUSSEP started in 1996, the program has admitted students from the following twenty universities.