Discovery Program for Global Learners
From the World to Okayama, from Okayama to the World.

A multidisciplinary program connecting the local and the global. A four-year undergraduate program first started in October 2017, where diverse students from both Japan and abroad have the opportunity to study alongside one another. As of September 2022, 77 international students from 27 countries are now enrolled, including returnees from Singapore.

A flexible curriculum and two tracks that enable diverse learning. Students will consult with their academic advisors to create their own individualized curriculum by selecting courses that match their interests, ambitions, and future goals. We also offer opportunities for practical learning through internships, fieldwork, study abroad, and experiments.



Discovery Track: Subjects you can study in English

Targeted at students who are interested in learning about the various interdisciplinary topics covered by the three primary subject groups, and who wish to study and conduct their senior project in English.

ATransdisciplinary Sciences (Environmental Chemistry/ Physical Chemistry/ Solid State Physics)
BSocial Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Economics/Management/International Development/Philanthropic Studies)
CCultural Diversity and Communities (Sociology/Anthropology/Political Science)


Matching Track: Participating Faculties/ Department:
Japanese language proficiency is required.

Students will conduct their senior project under the guidance of a faculty member affiliated with one of the nine faculties* of Okayama University. This track is designed for students who wish to pursue more specialized studies in a particular academic field.
*Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Science, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Letters, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Economics

<Whichever track you select, you have the choice to combine courses offered in English with those offered primarily in Japanese by other faculties. >


Once you enter, your journey begins. Come with a strong desire and willingness to learn.?

International Application

 Application Period 1
April or October 2023 Admission
Application Period 2
October 2023 Admission only
Application PeriodOctober 3, 2022 - October 31, 2022December 1, 2022- January 20, 2023
Results of first screening announcedNovember 18, 2022 (13:00 JST*)February 20, 2023 (13:00 JST*)
Final screening (interviews)**December 3, 2022March 11, 2023
Results of final screening announcedDecember 19, 2022 (10:00 JST*)March 26, 2023 (10:00 JST*)
Deadline to complete admission procedures***January 27, 2023May 8, 2023

*JST: Japan Standard Time
※The interview will be conducted via Skype(You do not need to come to the university).
※Japanese language proficiency is required for April admission.

Number of seats available for 2023 Admission

 April 2023 AdmissionOctober 2023 Admission
Application Period 13 students10 students
Application Period 2not applicable20 students

※Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma are also eligible to apply.
※In addition to the information mentioned above, we also offer the Discovery (Domestic)
Application for April entrance mainly to students who graduated from high schools in Japan.
The anticipated number of students to be admitted is 27 Students. Every year, the application period begins in September and examinations take place in October.

For more details about the program, please access the link below!

About Okayama University

Founded in 1870, Okayama University is a multidisciplinary national university with 10 faculties and 8 graduate schools. About 13,057 students and 793 international students from 65 different countries around the world study in this extensive, verdant campus located near the center of Okayama City. 9 to 1 student-faculty ratio.


Discovery Program for Global Learners at Okayama University

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