Exchange: Osaka University

Osaka University is a wide open place for the education of citizens, and strives to make new discoveries that allow humans to gain more knowledge and advancing the university’s motto “Live Locally, Grow Globally.” Students have participated in Engineering research programs here, as well as taken courses in Economics, Japanese language and Contemporary Asian Studies.

There are four different exchange programs at Osaka University: OUSSEP/iEXPO/FrontierLab/Maple.  Please read the program information and indicate which program you are applying to in the Study Plan section of your exchange application.

Credit Equivalency: 30 Credits = 5.0 UofT FCE

Available Courses: Check here.  List of courses taught in English is available here.

Restricted Programs: Medicine and Dentistry

Housing: On-campus housing is not guaranteed. Please find information here.

Note: This destination is only open to Full Year or Winter exchange.  This destination’s term date does not align with U of T’s. If you have any questions, please email


Country(ies): Japan
City: Osaka
Institution: University


Accepting Applications: No
Timeline: Fall (Sep-Feb) Winter (Apr-Aug), Year-long (Sep-Aug)
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Yes

Deadlines: Fall/Full Year Deadline: December 4, 2023
Winter Deadline: April 3, 2024


Language of Study: English, Japanese
Level of Study: Undergrad, Graduate
Subjects Available at Host: All
Program Type: Study
Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
Program Fees: No fee
Funding: IE Award, JASSO scholarship and host institution funding


Schools/Faculties: All
Requirements: Minimum CGPA: 3.0 (Undergraduates) or B (Graduates)
Language Requirement: JLPT N1 or N2 for iExPO Japanese-based program and higher than N4 for Maple program.
One year of study at UofT must be completed at the time of application.