Osaka University

Program Details

Program Location Osaka, Japan
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20208
Duration Spring Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Spring 2024 04/02/24 to 08/09/24
2023-24 Academic Year 09/25/23 to 08/09/24
Past Dates
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Osaka University

Imagine a year in bustling Osaka

Osaka University was established as a national university in 1931. Today the University is one of Japan's largest and most respected institutons for research and higher learning, maintaining an especially high reputation in the fields of medicine, science and engineering. Osaka Prefecture is located in the geographical center of Japan, surrounded on three sides by mountains. It has a population of 8.8 million, making it the second most populous prefecture after Tokyo.

Purdue students will enroll in the Osaka University Short-term Student Exchange Program (OUSSEP) which is designed to give international students who do not have a high Japanese language level, or who have not studied Japanese at all, an opportunity to study at Osaka University. OUSSEP participants take special academic lectures taught in English referred to as International Exchange Subjects. Japanese language proficiency is not required for participation in OUSSEP, however, it is recommended that students have basic Japanese language knowledge.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Osaka University

Osaka castle is a sight to behold!

The program is open to College of Engineering or College of Science students who have completed at least 4 semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.


GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 0 Sem Japanese

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering] [College of Liberal Arts] [College of Science]
Specifically from: CLA (for ENGR and SCI)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Language of Instruction: English

Japanese language proficiency is not required for participation in OUSSEP; however, it is recommended that students have basic Japanese language knowledge.

OUSSEP course information available HERE.


OUSSEP will arrange for housing for each program participant. Every effort will be made to place students in one of the university residences for overseas students.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2023

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance $150.00
Round-trip Airfare $1,500.00
Housing $3,000.00
Local Transportation $300.00
Books and Supplies $200.00
Meals $3,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $3,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Academic Year Feb 1
Spring Semester Sep 15

Returnees Information

Osaka University

Hmmm, sushi anyone?

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email