"Osaka University is one of 86 national universities in Japan. The University established itself as a national university in 1931 under the title of Osaka Imperial University. Though started relatively late, it inherits the progressive and liberal tradition of Osaka, which had been the center of economy of the country for many centuries. Kaitokudo, Tekijuku and other academic institutions founded during the Edo Era thus grew up together into the University.
The number of teaching staff is approximately 3,000. The university employs an additional about 5,900 people, for a total of around 8,900 staff members. There are about 24,000 students (16,000 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate students). There are 1,608 overseas students, as of May 1, 2010."
Admission: Multi-Faculty-Exchange - Faculty of Arts
Language Requirements: Toefl score 580 / CBT 230 / IBT 92 / IELTS score 6,5 / Cambridge Advanced (CAE) (Not valid if achieved before 01/12/2018) / English Language test (University Language Centre) score: C2 or C1, only one score C1/B2 or B2 is allowed; score B1 is not allowed
Number of exchange places available: 2
Additonal Admission Requirements: none
Accomodation: Apply for university accommodation via online application before enrolment (on- or off-campus). Due to the capacity limit for exchange students, some students may not be assigned to one of university accommodation. In the event that university accommodation is not available, the university will assist in finding a private accommodation. (Can be dormitory, apartment or shared flat with single room or shared flat)
Monthly living expenses: Students are strongly advised to have at least c.100,000 JPY (~800 Euro) per month at their disposal.
Visa: Non-Japanese students must obtain student visa at a Japan consulate on their own responsibility. Osaka University Support Office makes a proxy application for a Certificate of Eligibility (CESR, an immigration certification) for students who need a visa after admission offer.
Term: The first semester begins in late September and goes till February. On the other hand, the second semester begins April and ends in August.