For entrance information, please visit the site below.
Admissions (Osaka University)
If you hope to be a research student or a graduate student in Pharmaceutical Sciences, you need to take the following 4 steps.
Research students, “Kenkyusei” are " students who wish to research on a specific matter at the Graduate School and School of Pharmaceutical Sciences " without registering as a graduate student.
Finding a supervisor
Prospective graduate students and research students interested in studying at Osaka University are in principle, required to find a supervisor willing to accept them before beginning the application process.
Access the Researchers Database and find your prospective supervisor.
You can search by keyword, research field, or department.
Contact the Admissions Assistance Desk (AAD)
AAD offers an assistance with approaching a prospective supervisor.
Applying to AAD does NOT mean that you will be accepted as a research student or a graduate student. After applying to AAD, you must proceed to the admission process for the Graduate School or Research Institute you wish to enroll.
Contact your prospective supervisor directly.
Apply to be a research student or a graduate student.
Newly arrived international research students
※Due to the time required for visa application and processing
For mid-term enrollment
Up to six months prior to the year you wish to enroll.
Application Guide for Admission 2024
Doctor’s Courses：Department of Advanced Pharmaco-science (course terms of three years)
Doctor’s Courses：Department of Medical Pharmacy (course terms of four years)
Educational Affairs Division of the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University.
1-6 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 JAPAN
Email: yakugaku-kyoumu [a] office.osaka-u.ac.jp
（Please change [a] to an at sign and send.）