Admission Guidelines

2024 Application Guidelines

Recommendation letter coversheet.pdf

We will be accepting online registration from December 1, 2023 through 23:59 January 5, 2024(JST-Japan Time).

The application fee must be paid by 23:59, January 5, 2024(JST)

All application documents must arrive by January 12, 2024 by post

Certificate of Expected Graduation / Certificate of Graduation

This file should be completed if a student does not have an official Certificate of Graduation or an Expected Certificate of Graduation.

FAQ for admissions

Admission Procedures

We will be accepting applications for the Human Sciences International Undergraduate Degree Program from December 1st, 2023. Applicants should visit the Application Registration website (it is available from December 1st, 2023) 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
  • Two recommendation letters outlining your suitability for this program

*For students who have yet to sit their secondary school-leaving exams, please submit the Certificate of Expected Graduation using the template provided above. Please attach official predicted grades, where possible, and a grade transcript for all completed upper secondary school level courses (the equivalent of high school in Japan) to date. 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 guidelines. The Application Guideline for 2024 enrollment will be available at the end of July. If you have any questions, please contact us from the “Contact” above. Please note that the G30 Office will be closed from December 23, 2023 to January 3, 2024. We will not be able to respond to any inquiries during this period.


Admissions decisions are based primarily on a comprehensive screening of submitted documentation. Some applicants may be asked to attend an interview if we feel we want more information or clarification. In such a case, we will contact you by email. Results will be announced by late March. Successful applicants who have academic qualification in progress (e.g. IB and A-levels) 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 7. Based on the situation, we may be able to offer additional places to candidates on the waiting list afterward.

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.