Non-Regular Program(Research Students)

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Students who wish to study a specific subject under the guidance of supervisors at either the undergraduate or graduate level may be admitted as research (“kenkyusei”) students. We accept two types of research students, as explained below.

1.Research students accepted into the School of Economics must have graduated or have plans to graduate from a university; alternatively, they must be recognized as having academic abilities equivalent to those of university graduates.

2.Research students accepted into the Graduate School of Economics must have been granted or expect to be granted a master's degree; alternatively, they must be recognized as having academic abilities equivalent to or superior to master's candidates.

Research students are not entitled to any credits or degrees, even if they complete research assignments. Admitted research students are required to provide well-prepared research and financial plans before studies commence.

Qualification for Admission

Research Students at
School of Economics

Research Students at
Graduate School of Economics

Degree

Bachelor's Degree
【April Intake】
Those who have graduated, or expect to graduate from University or college by March of the year wishing to enroll the program.
【October Intake】
Those who have graduated, or expect to graduate from University or college by September of the year wishing to enroll the program.
※For more information, please refer to the application guidelines

Master's Degree
【April Intake】
Those who have had master's degree, or expect to have master's degree by March of the year wishing to enroll the program.
【October Intake】
Those who have had master's degree, or expect to have master's degree by September of the year wishing to enroll the program.
※For more information, please refer to the application guidelines

Japanese Proficiency Requirement

Official Result of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test(N1 Level)

Schedule

April Intake

October Intake

Application Guidelines Distributed

End of September

End of September

Apply

Beginning of December to Middle of December

Beginning of June to Middle of June

Screening

January

July

Notification of Acceptance

Middle of January

Middle of July

Enrollment

April

October

Screening Method

Screening for admission will be made on the basis of the submitted documents, but there are some cases that the written exam or an interview will be conducted.

※The above information is subjected to change. Please make sure to check the application guidelines for research students at School of Economics or the application guidelines for research students at Graduate School of Economics for the latest information.

Before You Apply

Applicants interested in student research must have prior approval from the supervisor of the intended field or discipline. Please submit the following documents within the specified period to the International Exchange Office at ieo@econ.osaka-u.ac.jp

1. CV (Form provided)
2. Research Plan (2000 words in Japanese)
3. Trancript from the Last University Enrolled
4. Result of Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (N1 level ONLY)

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