Osaka Prefecture University
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Osaka Prefecture University

Ôsaka , Japan | Public


Osaka Prefecture University located in Sakai, Osaka, Kansai area. Osaka Prefecture University founded in 1949 and the development happen because of three universities merged in 2005; Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka Women’s University, and Osaka Prefectural College of Nursing. This university sits in the rank 76th in Japan and 1000+ in the world with the focus on engineering.

The programs offered by Osaka Prefecture University are bachelors and masters for Engineering, Life& Environmental Sciences, Economics, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Nursing, Comprehensive Rehabilitation, and Liberal Art & Sciences. The international student may apply with examinations.



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Sakai is the main area of seaports in Japan. The Sakai area population are more than 800.000 inhabitants in 2018, making the city become the largest around Osaka and the 14th largest city in Japan. The Sakai area already inhabited since 8000 BC. Sakai area is well known as the best cutlery production in Japan because of the long history of the knives making in the area. Several tourist attractions available are the Sumiyoshi-Taisha Temple, Oizumi Ryokuchi Park, Aguchi Shrine, Hamadera Park, Daisenryo Old Graveyard, and Sumino Spa. Hotels and restaurant are available for tourist to stay around Sakai.


Osaka Prefecture University has one of the largest campus areas in Japan. People and children usually come for playing around university park during the holiday. There are 3 main campuses, Nakamozu Campus where the Environmental Science & Technology resides, Habikino Campus where the nursing school resides and Rinku Campus where the research area resides.

Osaka Prefecture University also provides facilities such as libraries, Science Information Center, Conference Hall, Lecture Hall, Cafeterias, and sports area.

Residing Options

Osaka Prefecture University provides several dormitories, public housing, and apartment available for international students. There are Nakamozu Dormitory for International Students, Osaka Asakayama Dormitory for International Students, Orion International House (Osaka Prefecture Foreign Student House), Osaka Prefecture Public Housing, and Apartment House by Urban Maintenance Corporation.


The university has a faculty to student ratio of 1:9, comprising of competent administrative staff as well as and seasoned academic staff. There is 900 administrative staff working at Osaka Prefecture University. The academic staff consists of the high professional in their fields such as professors, associates professors, senior lecturers, and lecturers.

Jobs and placements

Osaka Prefecture University has an alumni association where the alumni can help fresh graduate students to pursue their career goals. It means Osaka Prefecture University provides a place to find jobs and connections to pursue the career life after graduations.