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Osaka College of Art in Association with Osaka University of Arts

This school is among the list of schools highly recommended by the Osaka Bureau of Administrative Services.

The power to create Art - The source of the power comes from the spirit of freedom.
Not limited by the established idea, Refine own inspiration to challenge new beauty and creating something new. This is the very spirit of freedom that Osaka College of Art values the most. The College supports this spirit of freedom in various aspects ; we offers students, for example, diverse learning opportunities, with more than 12 areas to major in Department of General Design and General Art. We highly welcome students from abroad.

Address 23-9 Bishouen 2-chome, Abeno-ku, Osaka, Osaka 545-0003, JAPAN
TEL. 0120-06-2239 / FAX. 06-6713-7740
Public Transportation 4 minutes walk from JR Hanwa Line, "Bishouen station" .(1 station after JR Tennoji station)
5 minutes walk from Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line, "Koboreguchi Station"(1 station after Kintetsu, "Osaka Abenobashi station")

GENERAL DESIGN DEPARTMENT

Course term 3years
Course GRAPHIC DESIGN / DIGITAL DESIGN / ILLUSTRATION / PRODUCT DESIGN / INTERIOR DESIGN

COMIC AND ART DEPARTMENT

Course term 2years
Course COMICS / COMIC ILLUSTRATION / ANIMATION / ART AND CRAFT (PAINTING, PRINT MAKING, ACCESSORIES, CERAMICS)

Application Requirements

Completion of at least 12 years of educational programs outside of Japan.

Entrance Examinations

Non-Japanese international students may apply for the full tuition fee exemption entrance exam, admissions office enrollment, admission based on recommendation, or working adult admission.
The application periods, examination dates, screening methods, exemptions of admission fee and other costs differ depending on the entrance examination.

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    Please be sure to check with Admissions.
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    For candidates passing the full tuition fee exemption entrance exam, of the first year's school expenses, either the full value of the tuition (¥580,000) or half of that value (¥290,000) will be exempted.
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    For candidates qualifying for admissions office enrollment or working adult admission, ¥100,000 of the ¥190,000 admission fee will be exempted.

Screening Methods

Screening Methods Shared for all Entrance Exams

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    Document screening
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    Interviews
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    Screening methods differ by the entrance exam to be taken. Certain entrance exams include practical skills (sketch drawing) and composition tests. For details, please refer to the application guidelines.

Admissions Procedures (upon acceptance)

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    Candidates who are accepted will be sent a “Letter of Acceptance.” Accepted candidates are requested to submit the prescribed documents and complete payment of school expenses by the stipulated date.
    After these procedures are completed, an “Admissions Procedures Completion Notice” certifying admission will be issued.
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    Visa Status Change Procedures
    For changes in period of residence and visa status, it is requested that application forms corresponding to the details of the procedures (Ministry of Justice prescribed forms) and other documents designated by the Immigration Bureau be assembled, with the procedures to request a change in visa status performed at the Immigration Bureau.
    The College will issue an admissions acceptance certificate, as well as an application form (to be filled out by the affiliated institution). Before commencing the procedures, be sure to contact the College Admissions Center to request issue of the necessary forms.

Period for acceptance of applications

October 1, 2012 ~ March 19, 2013

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    Please understand that the submission period is different from the entrance examination.

Required Application Documents

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    Application form (Designated by School with photo attachment)
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    Diploma or certificate of the last school attended and academic transcript (Japanese or English)
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    Certification of Japanese language ability
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    Entrance examination fee of 20,000yen

Fiscal Year 2012

Tuition Fee / Expense items Full payment Installments
Entrance formalities October 31
(the second semester)
Entrance fee 190,000yen 190,000yen -
Tuition fee (annual) 580,000yen 290,000yen 290,000yen
Facilities and equipment costs (annual) 320,000yen 160,000yen 160,000yen
Total 1,090,000yen 640,000yen 450,000yen
Tuition Fee / Expense items Full payment
Entrance fee 190,000yen
Tuition fee (annual) 580,000yen
Facilities and equipment costs (annual) 320,000yen
Total 1,090,000yen
Tuition Fee / Expense items Installments
Entrance formalities October 31 (the second semester)
Entrance fee 190,000yen -
Tuition fee (annual) 290,000yen 290,000yen
Facilities and equipment costs (annual) 160,000yen 160,000yen
Total 640,000yen 450,000yen

Scholarship system for foreign students

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    Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students (Conditional adoption)
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    Admissions Fee Exemption
    For candidates qualifying for admissions office enrollment or working adult admission, ¥100,000 of the ¥190,000 admission fee will be exempted (mentioned above).
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    Tuition Fee Exemption (Full or Half Amount)
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    For candidates passing the full tuition fee exemption entrance exam, of the first year’s school expenses, either the full value of the tuition (¥580,000) or half of that value (¥290,000) will be exempted.
    After being admitted, students maintaining outstanding academic records will have either the full value of the tuition (¥580,000) or half of that value (¥290,000) exempted from the second year and thereafter as well.