Guidance for enrollment

Those who apply to the master and doctor courses of our department can appoint professors you wish to be supervised. Students from other universities than Osaka University are welcome; 20-30% of our master course students are originally from outside.

For applicants to the doctor course, you may start in April or in October, and if you wish to enter the school in April, the first application form is issued in July and the second one is in January.


The following laboratories (supervisors) are open for applicants for 2018.

About entrance exam

Students who are thinking about applying to the general admission exam in common with other Japanese students please refer the instruction page in Japanese.

Refer the admission policy of the graduate school of engineering and obtain the official booklet for the admission. The official contact about the admission is the instruction section of our graduate school (TEL:+81-6-6879-7226).

The international students can apply to either the admission exam held in summer or in winter. The applicants to the summer exam can choose one set of exams from A:Mechanical engineering, B:Material science, C:Process science and D:Adaptive machine systems, while the applicants to the winter exam can choose only D. The set D:Adaptive machine systems includes an interview and a writing exam, in which you can choose two of the following ten subjects in addition to English and mathematics.

Refer the above each document for the scope of the exam and mock problems. The past exams are also available. Please contact our office E-mail:office(at)

For the English exam, the applicants have to take the official scores of TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS. Only the scores of exams conducted in a prescribed time period are valid. Ones you get on IP: Institutional Program are invalid.

Important dates for applicants for 2018 are:

Exam for doctor course enrollment on Oct., 2017
Submission of application Jul. 18th-21st
Exam Aug. 22nd-24th
Announcement of results Sep. 1st
Summer exam for master course enrollment on Apr., 2018
Submission of applicationJul. 10th-21st
GuidanceAug. 22nd
Paper examAug. 22nd & 23rd
Interview 1Aug. 23rd
Interview 2Aug. 24th
Announcement of resultsSep. 1st
Summer exam for doctor course enrollment on Apr., 2018
Submission of applicationJul. 18th-21st
Paper examAug. 22nd & 23rd
InterviewAug. 24th
Announcement of resultsSep. 1st
Winter exam for master/doctor course enrollment on Apr., 2018
Submission of applicationOct. 30th-Nov.2nd
Announcement of resultsDec. 15th