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2019 Foreign Student General Entrance Examination

Dual application to other universities OK
Can’t apply for Multiple faculties
Returning students OK

Foreign Student Tuition Exemption Scheme (50% off Entrance Fee & reduced tuition fees).
Fully equipped student dormitory available.
Japanese and foreign staff available to offer support in all procedures necessary for studying abroad in Japan.
Entrance Examination Schedule
Type Application Period

Postmarked Date
Examination Date
Results Announced
(By Post)
Deadline for Enrollment Procedures Exam
Primary Deadline
(Payment of Entrance Fee)
Secondary Deadline
(Payment of all other Tuition Fees)
A Wed.10th October ~Fri. 2nd November, 2018 Sat. 17th November Thu. 22nd November Tue. 4th December Fri. 21st December OGU
B Mon. 7th January ~ Mon. 4th February, 2019 Tue.19th February Tue.26th February Mon. 11th March
Application Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

Hold a nationality other than Japanese, and be 18 years of age or older, as at 31st March, 2019.
Have sat the ‘Japanese as a Foreign Language’ subject (on either the 1st examination in June, 2018 or the 2nd examination in November, 2018) the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) administered by Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).
Able to gain or renew visa status of ‘Student’, as stipulated by the Japan Immigration and Refugee Control Act.
Either of the following;
Have completed or as of 31st March, 2019 will have completed 12 years of secondary education outside of Japan. Up to 3 years of education in a Japanese high school can be counted towards the 12 year total.
Have been recognized by this university as a person either equaling or surpassing the academic ability required in 1) above.

Application Documents

Application form, funds transfer receipt of Application Fee, statement of purpose, photograph, Certificate of (Expected) Graduation, academic transcript, copy of EJU examination results, copy of Residence Card, copy of Residence Certificate.

Note: Please refer to the admissions guide for further information regarding application documents.

Selection Process

Essay (Japanese,60mins,100 pts) + Interview (Japanese)

Admission will be decided based on the overall results of the essay, interview, statement of purpose, and other application documentation.

Application Fee

35,000 Yen

Number of Recruits


For further enquiries about the Foreign Student General Entrance Examination, please contact the Osaka GakuinUniversity Admissions Office at (06) 6381 8434 or adoffice@ogu.ac.jp .

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