Semester Exchange - Osaka University - New Colombo Plan

Semester Exchange - Osaka University - New Colombo Plan

Osaka University was founded in 1931 as the sixth imperial university of Japan through strong demand from the business and government sectors of Osaka, as well as the people of Osaka City and Prefecture. It is one of Japan's National Seven Universities, numerous prominent scientists have worked at Osaka University such as the Nobel Laureate in Physics Hideki Yukawa. The roots of Osaka University can be found in Kaitokudo and Tekijuku of the Edo period. The academic culture and spirit of these two places of scholarship are inherited even today, and the spirit of innovation and a restless spirit of challenge serve as the cornerstone for Osaka endeavors in education and research. And after a huge undertaking merging Osaka University with Osaka University of Foreign Studies in 2007, the university has shown that it will continue to develop as one of Japan’s leading comprehensive research universities.

Country: Japan
Program Dates: 1st semester (spring): April - September; 2nd semester (autumn): October - March
Area of study: Engineering
Type of program: New Colombo Plan Semester Scholarship
Length of Program: 5 months
Language of Instruction: English
Accommodation: Please refer to the accommodation website

Course Details:
The New Colombo Plan (NCP) Program for Osaka University is for three years. The program for Osaka University is called FrontierLab Program, students could enroll in the Engineering related program. Under the School of Engineering, Osaka University has 5 divisions, including Applied Science, Mechanical, Material and Manufacturing Science, Electronic and Information Engineering, Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering and Global Architecture. All programs are conducted in English.
More information in this website.

Academic Advice: All students looking to apply for a program should seek Academic Advice with the relevant Department or Faculty.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must:

1. Have Australian Citizenship 
2. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (varies each program).
3. Completion of at least 12cp at the time of application, 18cp at the time of travel.
4. Enough credit points remaining to complete the program.
5. Comply with the eligibility criteria outlined in the Student Exchange Policy.
6. TOEFL iBT 80 or equivalent or Japanese Language Proficiency Test, Level 2 or equivalent.
7. Participants will be expected to make a presentation in English at the end of the term.

How to apply

Applicants must complete an online Expression of Interest form EOI online

You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Cost and Funding Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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Study a Semester Exchange program in Osaka University - New Colombo Plan for 5 months, Osaka University - New Colombo Plan is located in Japan

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Engineering and IT

Has a GPA requirement

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