Study abroad in Japan

Studying in Osaka, Japan

Otemon Gakuin University is located in the city of Ibaraki, which is a suburban city of Osaka City, and a part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. You can experience the fascinating combination of old and new at the same time, from traditional temples to modern mega cities. Apply to study in Japan at our partner university Otemon Gakuin University and learn Japanese language and culture not only in the classroom, but also by experiencing it firsthand.

Highlights of studying in Japan

  1. Experience the unique blend of modern and traditional Japan.
  2. Learn Japanese in an immersive environment.
  3. Take a short train ride to explore the distinctively different neighboring cities of Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe.
  4. Take part in the unforgettable and unique home-stay program.
  5. Improve your employment opportunities by familiarizing yourself with one of the most significant Eastern cultures and most powerful economies.

Otemon Gakuin University

Otemon Gakuin University (OGU) started as an educational institution in 1888 with the establishment of an elementary school. The operations expanded in 1940 with the opening of a junior high school, and a senior high school ten years later in 1950. On its 80th anniversary Otemon Gakuin University was established and since then it has been undertaking educational activities as a comprehensive educational institution with an extensive educational network.

Study in Osaka, Japan - Otemon Gakuin University facilities

Today, Otemon Gakuin University has 6 departments with 4 graduate schools offering various programs in undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. levels. They offer courses in Economics, Management, Psychology, Sociology, International Liberal Arts and Regional Development studies.

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Courses and studying

At Otemon Gakuin University you will study in the Japan program, where various classes are offered in English to study Japanese culture, society, literature, philosophy and economy. Four levels of Japanese language courses have been prepared so that everyone can find an appropriate level for themselves.

Study in Osaka, Japan - Study Japanese in english at Otemon Gakuin University

The courses are designed to help students get an insight into the Japanese culture while learning more about the language at the same time. Various excursions and club activities are held to help the students get more out from their study abroad semester.

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Fees for the study abroad semester

A study abroad semester at Otemon Gakuin University costs 1890 EUR. The application fee is 75 EUR.

Fees for non-European students can be found here.

In addition to the study place, you’ll benefit from Asia Exchange’s comprehensive services, including the Asia Exchange Guide. The study materials are either provided free-of-charge or can be acquired very affordably.

Applying to Otemon Gakuin university

It is easy and very convenient to apply to Otemon Gakuin University. After filling in your online application at Asia Exchange’s website, you’ll get an initial confirmation from Asia Exchange within a week. After that you can start preparing for the upcoming study abroad semester. There are a limited number of placements in the Japan program, so act fast to secure your placement.


For whom is the program intended?

The program at Otemon Gakuin University is designed for everyone who has an interest in Japan, Japanese language and culture.  The program is equally beneficial for those who have no deeper previous knowledge about Japan and those who have already immersed themselves in the Japanese culture to some extent. The Japan program will help you reach a deeper understanding of the Japanese language and culture, while giving you the valuable experience of living in Japan.

Study in Osaka, Japan - Tea ceremony at Otemon Gakuin University

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Semesters & application periods


4 months
Max. Credits:
ca. 15-20 ECTS
Tuition Fee:
1890 EUR
Autumn 2017
Semester dates:
Sep 15th 2017 – Jan 19th, 2018
Sep 13 - 14
Application deadline:
Apr 30th, 2017
Spring 2018
Semester dates (tentative):
Apr 4th – July 30th, 2018
Apr 4th
Application deadline:
Dec 7th, 2017
Autumn 2018
Semester dates (tentative):
Sep 12th 2018 – Jan 14th, 2019
Sep 12th
Application deadline:
Apr 30th, 2018


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