Admission Procedures

Admission Procedures

We will be accepting applications for the Human Sciences International Undergraduate Degree Program from December 1st, 2017. Applicants should visit the Application Registration website to get the URL for downloading an application from and a mailing information. Additional documentations that will be required are as follows:

Secondary school transcripts and certificates *

Post-secondary education transcripts and certificates (if relevant)

A copy of a standardized academic test (e.g. SAT, ACT, AP, IB, A-level) **

Language proficiency test certification ***

Personal statement that explain your reason for applying to our program

Two recommendation letters outlining your suitability for this program

*For students who have yet to sit their secondary school-leaving exams, a letter from a teacher or head teacher with anticipated grades should be submitted. Please note that any offer made on the basis of anticipated grades will be conditional on meeting the grade level set out in the acceptance letter.

**SAT, ACT, AP and IB scores should be sent directly from the testing service to the Human Sciences International Undergraduate Degree Program, Osaka University by the application deadline.

***For students who do not yet have the results of a language proficiency test, details of what test they are working towards and when they expect to get a score should be sent in the application letter. Please note that TOEFL iBT official score report and IELTS score report should be send directly from the testing service to the Human Sciences International Undergraduate Degree Program, Osaka University by the application deadline.

For details, please see the Application Guideline. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us from the "Contact" above. Please note that the G30 Office will be closed from December 22, 2017 to January 3, 2018. We will not be able to respond to any inquiries during this period.

Admission Timetable

We will be accepting application registration from December 1st, 2017 through January 5th, 2018.
The application fee must be paid by January 5th, 2018
All application documents must arrive by January 12th, 2018 by post


We change our way of screening for this year to rely primarily on document screening. Results will be announced by late March. Successful applicants who have academic qualification in progress (e.g. IB and GCE A-level) and received a conditional letter of acceptance must submit the examination results as soon as they are available. Failure to meet any conditions may affect your admission status. The Notification of Acceptance will be sent to successful applicants in late March. The due date to reply to the offer is May 1st. Based on situation as of May 1st, we may be able to offer additional places to candidates on the waiting list.

Final Check of Academic Qualifications and Graduation Requirements

This stage only involves those applicants who had academic qualification in progress. We will check that you have fulfilled all requirements for enrollment as laid out in any conditional offer given at the end March. We will check your documentation as it becomes available and then finalize any offer.