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.

Osaka University ranks as 63rd in 2017 QS World University Ranking and 57th in 2017 QS World University Ranking by Subject – Engineering and Technology. The School of Engineering is the largest School in Osaka university with approximately 6,000 students studying there. It was founded as Osaka Technology School by the then government and Osaka Prefecture in 1896. It was then incorporated into Osaka Imperial University in 1933 which became the foundation of today's School of Engineering Osaka University. Though the then School was of 6 departments: Mechanical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Zymurgy, Metallurgy, Ship building, and Electric Engineering, afterward added unique department: Precision Engineering, Communication Engineering, Welding Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Electric Control Engineering, and Information Engineering, one after another, developed to one of topnotch Engineering Schools among Japanese universities.

FrontierLab@OsakaU is a program for placing international students in laboratories for a period of up to 12 months.This program was created for international students to conduct thematic studies and achieve results under the guidance of teachers while acquiring skills necessary for continuing research in one of Osaka University's internationally renowned science and technology laboratories.



Type of Program

New Colombo Plan Semester Scholarship

Level of Study


Length of Program

5 months

Program Dates

1st semester (spring): April - August;
2nd semester (autumn): September - February

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Course Details

FrontierLab Program in Osaka University is open to Engineering students in their last year (4th year) of study. Students could enroll in the below divisions under the School of Engineering:
Mechanical, Material and Manufacturing Science and Electronic and Information Engineering. All programs are conducted in English. Please refer to more information in this website.


Please refer to the accommodation 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 3.0 or higher (varies each program).
3. Be in the last year (4th year) during exchange.
4. Enough credit points remaining to complete the program.
5. Participants will be expected to make a presentation in English at the end of the term.

How to apply

Applicants must complete an online  Application form

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

Area of study
Engineering and IT

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Macquarie, Undergraduate, Osaka University, New Colombo Plan Semester Scholarship, Japan, Engineering, Exchange


Up to AU$6,000

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