MISSION

  • Kim Juri

  • Nationality/Region: Korea   Faculty: School of Law

  • When I visited the university’s website and read about the Department of International Public Policy’s program, I thought it was fantastic, and that I could achieve my goals if I studied at Osaka University.
    The reason I chose to take the Special Entrance Examination for Privately Funded International Student Living Overseas is because a high school teacher told me about it. If you take this exam, you don’t have to take the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), and you can study in a six-month preparatory course prior to entering the university’s degree program. So I thought this entrance exam was well-suited to me.
    Right now I’m studying Japanese at Osaka University’s Center for Japanese Language and Culture (CJLC). At CJLC, classes are geared to the actual abilities of the students, so they’re easy to understand, and being able to learn things I didn’t know before is enjoyable.
    For my undergraduate major at Osaka University, I chose the Department of International Public Policy, because I want to study politics. I first want to study relations between Japan and South Korea. I also want to help children from poor countries, so I want to study hard for that purpose, too.
    I think students in Osaka University study really hard. The library is always full of students. The teachers are also very passionate about teaching us, which, I think, makes for an atmosphere conducive to studying.
    I want to go on to graduate school. If possible, I’d like to get into the graduate school at Osaka University and study more here. In the future I’d like to teach at Osaka University.
    Coming to another country, Japan, and studying can be really difficult, but if you come to Osaka University, you can experience many different things, and you can take the Japanese language preparatory course. If you come and study at Osaka University, I think you’ll find your dream. So to anyone interested, please come to Osaka University and join us.

  • Xu Min

  • Nationality/Region: China   Faculty:School of Foreign Studies

  • I chose Osaka University because it has the School of Foreign Studies, so I thought I could meet people from many different countries. Osaka University is famous in China, so I knew about it from before.
    My major is Korean. My nationality is Chinese, but I’m ethnically Korean. Since I grew up in China, and, partly because of that, I don’t understand Korean very well. Through learning Korean language, I would like to study Korean culture and also Japan, China and Korea. In the future, I want to become a kind of bridge for friendly relations among the countries. That’s why I chose Korean as my major.
    Successful applicants for the Special Entrance Examination for Privately –Funded International Student Living Overseas will take a preliminary Japanese language education program. I thought my fundamentals were lacking, and that the preliminary program would probably be helpful to me.
    Part of me would like to stay in Japan after I graduate, but I think I want to go to other countries and do work involving international relations.
    Japan is very clean: there’s no garbage on the road. The Japanese people are kind, and food is delicious.
    The Minoh Campus, where I am now, has an abundance of greenery, and the autumn leaves are extremely beautiful. The Toyonaka Campus has a lot of students, and has the feel of a “university.” The Suita Campus is vast; I was overwhelmed by it.
    When you first come to Japan, you might feel little uneasy, but you will able to make friends right away, and also be able to get along well right away with your teachers, so you can enjoy your studies. I would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Nguyen My Linh

  • Nationality/Region: Vietnam   Faculty: School of Economics

  • When I was in my third year of high school, a teacher from Osaka University visited my school and introduced Osaka University to us. That’s how I became interested in it.
    I selected the Special Entrance Examination for Privately –Funded International Student Living Overseas because there are many advantages; you can matriculate at Osaka University; it’s not necessary to take the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU); there’s a preliminary education program before you enter undergraduate school; and more.
    I’m currently studying history, economics, politics, mathematics and more at Osaka University’s Center for Japanese Language and Culture (CJLC), in order to gain enough knowledge to get into a Japanese university. We’re being taught a great deal of studies in a wide range of fields, so I think this is the kind of course you can’t take at an ordinary Japanese language education center.
    My undergraduate major at Osaka University is economics. I want to study economic mechanisms and how to develop an economy. In the future I want to get a job where I can serve as a kind of bridge between Japan and Vietnam.
    From here on, I still have long way to go, and I think my career path will be affected by what the future holds. But after I graduate, I’d like to return to Vietnam and join a Japanese company or a company that has dealings with Japan. After that, if I have the opportunity, I’d like to return to Japan. If I can work for a Japanese company, I think I’ll be able to create numerous opportunities to visit Japan.
    Only two months have passed since I came to Osaka University, but I think I’ve already learned much, and the environment is very good. I would definitely urge others to come here and have experiences like the ones I’ve had.

  • Huang Yu-Li

  • Nationality/Region: Taiwan   Faculty: School of Foreign Studies

  • The reason why I chose Osaka University is that a relative of mine who I really admire graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Osaka University, and I also greatly respect Osamu Tezuka.
    I searched its website and found the Special Entrance Examination for Privately –Funded International Student Living Overseas. A good point about this entrance examination is that – unlike the Japanese Government Scholarship Program for International Students, which is for going to universities throughout Japan – it’s for only Osaka University, so there’s no worry about where you’re going to go.
    I’m currently studying Japanese at Osaka University’s Center for Japanese Language and Culture (CJLC). My undergraduate major at Osaka University is Japanese, so, as a kind of preparation, I buy and read books on Japanese history and books related to classical literature, such as One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets.
    I like Taiga Drama (historical drama series on NHK TV), animation and classical Japanese literature, so I became interested in the language.
    I want to stay in Japan after I graduate. In Taiwan, the rate of people who go to university is very high, so you hear about young people with a PhD but no job. I haven’t yet decided on what to major in, but I definitely want to continue on to graduate school. In the future I’d like to work as a diplomat in Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    Osaka University is an extremely good university, so, everyone, please, by all means, work hard and try to get in.

  • Yang Wonseok

  • Nationality/Region: Korea   Faculty: School of Law

  • I’m now studying Japanese, as well as Japanese politics, economics, and Japanese history, at Osaka University’s Center for Japanese Language and Culture (CJLC). Politics is difficult, but it’s related to my major, so I will study hard. My undergraduate major is in the Department of International Public Policy. I want to study international organizations.
    I chose Osaka University because it offers the major I want to study. I’m glad I was accepted. Also, my father attended graduate school at Osaka University, and I’ve been hearing about Osaka University since I was a small boy, so I was interested in it.
    I heard about the Special Entrance Examination for Privately –Funded International Student Living Overseas from my mother, who is a Japanese teacher in South Korea. The biggest advantage is that I can study Japanese for half a year before entering undergraduate school. It would be a little difficult for me if I had to enter undergraduate school with my current Japanese ability. But if I study Japanese during this half year and then enter undergraduate school in the coming year, I think I should be all right.
    The Minoh Campus has a great natural environment. That’s the best feature. I’m now living in a university dormitory. Students from many different countries live there, and I’m able to learn about various languages and cultures from them. I’m enjoying dormitory life.
    When I was a child, I lived in Tokyo for a while. Since then, my impressions of Japan have been very good. Japan is a beautiful country. Japanese people are kind. They try to avoid bothering others, which I like. Where I’m from – Pusan, South Korea – there are also some highly developed areas, and the natural environment is beautiful. Osaka and Pusan have certain similarities. I like Osaka better than Tokyo.
    After graduating from Osaka University, I want to join UNICEF and work there for five to ten years and then return to Japan.
    I want to study various things in the Department of International Public Policy and then help people in poor countries.
    Many young people nowadays just want to get into university, and they study only for that. But instead of doing that, I think you should find what you really like and then study in order to realize your dream. Please, by all means, have a dream and then persist in pursuing it.



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