The International Physics Course (IPC) at the Graduate School of Science of Osaka University ordinarily admits only those applicants who have completed an undergraduate major in Physics or the equivalent.
In determining the admissibility of a prospective graduate student, the IPC carefully considers transcripts of academic work, letter(s) of recommendation, research experience, statement of purpose, and proficiency in English.
The Graduate Program in Physics at the IPC is designed for those intending to pursue research leading to a PhD. A Master degree will be awarded to students who successfully complete the necessary coursework requirements and a Master thesis. The IPC faculty also welcomes applications from those who have already completed a Master course and intend to extend their research into a PhD course.
The applicant must be able to speak and understand English well enough to attend lectures and work in the laboratory in English. Furthermore the following conditions must be met.
Note: Before submitting the application documents, the applicant must contact the head(s) of the research group(s) in which the applicant intends to carry out research.
Applicants to the IPC courses should send the following documents to the IPC office by the deadline stated above. The applicant should send documents 1- 5, while the recommendation letters 6 should be sent by the recommenders. The students proceeding from the IPC Master course to the PhD course are required to submit 1, 2, and 4.
The documents should be sent to the IPC office directly as one PDF file by e-mail (IPCoffice@ile.osaka-u.ac.jp).
1.Application formThe Application Form can be downloaded below.
2.Official transcriptsOfficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work for applicants to the PhD course should be sent.
3.Certificate of Master DegreePhD course
4.Statement of purposeThe statement of purpose is considered with particular care in the selection process. It should contain two sections:
5.Master thesisIt is standard to submit a hard copy of your thesis, but if the pdf file of your thesis is smaller than 20 MB, it may also submitted as an attachment to an email. If the Master thesis was not written in English, a two-page research summary in English should be submitted together with the Master thesis. If the pdf file of the summary is smaller than 20 MB, it also may be submitted as an attachment to an email. Applicants who have not yet graduated and, therefore, whose thesis is not yet complete should submit a two-page summary of their research to date in a pdf file.
6.Recommendation lettersMaster and PhD courses
1. No application nor examination fees are required.
2. Enrollment fee: 282,000 JPY (as of April, 2012)
3. Tuition fee: 267,900 JPY for one semester (535,800 JPY per year) (as of April, 2012)
(JPY: Japanese Yen)
A number of students may be exempted from enrollment fees as well as tuition fees after admission. In particular, Japanese government scholarship students are exempted from both fees and students who will graduate in September 2013 from the master course of graduate schools of Osaka University are exempted from the entrance fee. During the course of their studies, scholarships will be granted to a number of students with excellent academic performance.