Economics at Osaka City University
Osaka City University is one of the largest and most prestigious public
universities in Japan. The University has its roots in Osaka Commercial Training Institute,
whose history dates back to 1880, and has its research and educational mission
firmly focused on economics and commerce. The Graduate School of Economics was
founded in 1953 and is now a leading research and educational institution in the Kansai area.
The alumni network of the school includes a number of eminent economists and is now spreading rapidly into neighboring countries.
The School of Economics has its main building in the University's Sugimoto Campus.
The Sugimoto Campus is conveniently located in the southern part of Osaka, the second largest city in Japan, and promises
easy access to both the city center and the New Kansai Airport.
Please click here for access to the School.
The School of Economics has thoroughly renewed its graduate program in 2003.
The aim of the overhaul is to keep our graduate training fully up to date and to
better accommodate increasingly diverse needs of the society for graduate education in economics.
A major feature of our new graduate program is a specialized two-year Masters
Program for students wishing to start a professional career immediately after the
completion of their masters degree. As before, we also provide an integrated
Graduate Program that consists of a two-year Masters Program (zenki hakase katei)
and a three-year Doctoral Program (koki hakase katei). Students enrolled on this
program have the choice of leaving the School after obtaining a Masters Degree
and continuing their research on the Doctoral Program, the latter subject to
successful performance at the Doctoral entrance examination. The Doctoral Program
is also open to applicants wishing to switch from other universities upon completion
of their masters degree.
An outstanding feature of our graduate education is its multi-faceted approach
to economics. The expertise of our staff is wide-ranging and covers virtually all
areas of economics and related disciplines. Applicants are encouraged to contact
our staff prior to formal application
and to discuss the topic they wish to study for their dissertation.
The School strives to provide students with a stimulating learning and research environment.
All graduate students are entitled to a supervisor and two
academic advisors. The supervisor and the advisors guide their students throughout their thesis research
and act as a first port of call whenever difficulties arise in their student life.
In addition to a variety of formal courses the School organizes numerous seminars and workshops,
in which students are encouraged to present their ongoing research. The School also
publishes refereed English- and Japanese-language journals and invites students to submit their finished work.
All graduate students are entitled to a personal space in one of our eighteen Graduate Student Rooms,
most of which are located within the main building and have access to the School’s computer network.
This helps students work in close contact with their supervisor and, perhaps more importantly,
other students as well. The large and thriving graduate community that results is
the School's important intellectual asset.
The School makes every effort to provide students with financial assistance.
Tuition waivers are granted generously to well-performing students.
Students formally enrolled on our programs can apply for numerous School and University
financial assistantships as well as other public scholarships. Doctoral students are eligible
for the School's Teaching Assistance Scheme, which provides both financial
assistance and an opportunity for educational training.
Osaka City University possesses its own student accommodation in the vicinity of its Sugimoto Campus.
Graduate students can also apply for other accommodations provided by the Osaka City and Prefectural
Further details of our graduate program can be found in our
downloadable program brochure.
Please click here for schedules of this year's entrance examinations.
Graduate School of Economics
Osaka City University
3-3-138 Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, 558-8585