Currently, about 300 international students from more than 22 countries are studying at OCU. OCU has 8 undergraduate faculties, 10 graduate schools and 7 research institutes. In all faculties and graduate schools emphasis is placed on small grouped tutorials and seminars, so teaching staff is easily approachable and students can freely lay down their questions. Free discussion is an important aspect in our education.
As an urban-based university OCU has a special interest in study and research of issues that cities in general, and Osaka in specific, are facing. This involves a wide area of subjects such as environmental technology, health, economy and so on, essentially encompassing all faculties.
OCU is located in the south of Osaka city, easily accessible by public transport and only 20 minutes by train from the city center. Cities with a rich cultural heritage such as Kyoto and Nara are only about a one-hour train ride away.
The university provides international students with opportunities to deepen their insight into Japanese culture, history and economy through its classes and through various excursion programs. We also host parties and events for our international community several times a year.
There are two ways for international students to study at OCU:
- studying for a degree (in undergraduate or graduate school)
- participating in an exchange program
In the pages in the menu on the right side we explain what steps you should take if you would like to study at our university.