The Open University of Japan

Faculty of Liberal Arts

The Faculty of Liberal Arts at OUJ offers courses in a wide range of academic fields to meet the diverse needs of students and the general public, so as to broaden their education and deepen their knowledge in specialized fields that are related to their real lives. The following six areas of study are being offered. The students enrolled to acquire a bachelor's degree must select one area of study, but this requirement will not preclude them from taking courses offered in other areas.

Matriculated students, who aim to acquire the bachelor's degree, are required to earn more than 124 credits during at least 4 years of study period at OUJ. The 124 credits should include the minimum of 20 credits earned through schooling. As of March 2013, more than 53,000 regular students are enrolled in the courses on 259 subjects (145 TV and 114 radio courses) and more than 3,000 schooling sessions. See more details at the Facts & Figures.

The six areas of study are:

  • Living and Welfare
  • Psychology and Education
  • Society and Industry
  • Humanities and Culture
  • Informatics
  • Nature and Environment
Faculty of Liberal Arts

Basic Requirements to Enroll in Courses Offered at OUJ:

  • * Non-Japanese nationals can apply to the University only if they are currently living in Japan AND have a valid visa which will allow them to stay in Japan for the entire duration of their study. Student visas cannot be issued by the University as the University does not have an authorization to issue such a visa due to its status as an correspondence education institution in Japan.
  • * All students who wish to enroll must also have a high level of competency in Japanese as all the courses are conducted in Japanese.

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