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Doctoral (PhD) Program in Medicine
Admissions Information

Enrollment Capacity

  140 Graduate School of Medicine Medical Science Doctorate Students

Admission Requirements

  All applicants must have met or expect to meet one of the requirements listed below by March 31, 2018.
  1. Applicants who graduated from a medical or dental school in Japan
  2. Applicants who graduated from a 6 year veterinary or pharmaceutical school in Japan
  3. Applicants who have completed 18 years of formal education outside of Japan [Applicants must confirm they meet the requirements before applying*]
  4. Applicants who have completed 18 years of formal education from a distance learning course administered by a school outside of Japan while living in Japan [Applicants must confirm they meet the requirements before applying*]
  5. Applicants who graduated from an international school in Japan, whose curriculum corresponds to a country outside of Japan, but has been approved by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology [Applicants must confirm they meet the requirements before applying*]
  6. Applicants who
    • a) graduated from an academic program at least 5 years in length at a school or university outside of Japan and
    • b) obtained a degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree.

      * [Applicants must confirm they meet the requirements before applying*]

    a) Applicants must have graduated from an institution certificated by a government or accreditation institution outside of Japan that reviews academic and research activities, or approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
    b) Applicants who graduated from a distance learning course administered by a school outside of Japan while living in Japan or an international school in Japan, whose curriculum corresponds to a country outside of Japan and has been approved by MEXT are qualified to apply.
  7. Applicants who have been approved by MEXT in accordance with MEXT Notice No. 39, including those who have completed a graduate school master's program or a doctorate program. Applicants are not restricted based on the major of degree they hold.
  8. Applicants who meet the following conditions and have research experience at a public or private university research department, hospital, or corporation [Application requirements will be examined**]
    • Applicants who attended a medical, dental, pharmaceutical, or veterinary school over 4 years
    • Applicants who graduated from a medical, dental, pharmaceutical, or veterinary school and meet the following requirements:
    • Applicants who completed 16 years of formal education from a school outside of Japan
    • Applicants who completed 16 years of formal education from a distance learning course administered by a school outside of Japan while living in Japan
    • Applicants who graduated from an international school in Japan, whose curriculum corresponds to a country outside of Japan, but has been approved by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  9. Applicants who are at least 24 years old and have the same academic achievements as graduates from a medical or dental school

    [Working Adults Entrance Examination]
      Applicants who meet the requirements mentioned above who are currently working must submit a letter of consent from their employer.

    [Japanese Language Requirements (Excludes Special Permanent Residences)]
      International applicants are not required to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) administered by the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES). International applicants who have passed the JLPT N5 (Level 4 on the previous format) or above are preferred.

    [International Applicants Living Abroad Entrance Examination]
      International applicants living abroad may apply to the Graduate Program. Applicants must contact Juntendo University International Center (JUIC) to confirm that they meet the requirements.
*Preliminary Requirements Confirmation
   Applicants who are applying to the Graduate School based on the application requirements listed in either 3, 4, 5, or 6 should contact JUIC
(tel: +81-(0)3-3813-3795, e-mail: juic@juntendo.ac.jp) before officially applying.
**Application Requirements Examination
 Applicants who are applying to the Graduate School based on the application requirements listed in either 8 or 9 must submit their application to the address listed below. The Graduate School Committee will examine whether the applicant meets the requirements. If the applicant is found to meet the requirements the application will automatically be submitted to the Entrance Examination. Applicants must submit all of the documents listed below.

(1) Entrance Requirements Examination Application
    (forms are only available in Japanese)

(2) The application forms should be sent to the following address:
Juntendo University
Hongo Ochanomizu Campus Academic Affairs Department (Graduate School Division)
2-1-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8421, JAPAN
(3) Application Deadlines
First Entrance Examination: 2017/8/18(Fri.)
Second Entrance Examination: 2017/11/17(Fri.)
Note: Applications submitted after the deadline can potentially be accepted. Please contact the admission office for more details.
(4) Examination Fee
Free. Applicants who have their requirements confirmed will have their application automatically submitted. Applicants will be charged an Entrance Examination fee.
(5) Examination Result Notice
Applicants who successfully pass the examination process will be notified in the mail.

Application Process: Selection Process, Application Period, Entrance Examination, and Acceptance Notification

Application Process First Entrance
Examination
Second Entrance
Examination
 
Selection
Process
  • General Entrance Examination
  • International Entrance Examination
  • Working Adults Entrance Examination
  • General Entrance Examination
  • International Entrance Examination
  • Working Adults Entrance Examination
  • International Students Living Abroad Entrance Examination
Application Period 2017/7/24 (Mon.) - 2017/9/1 (Fri.) 2017/11/13 (Mon.) - 2017/12/13 (Wed.) 2017/7/24 (Mon.) - 2017/12/13 (Wed.)
Entrance
Examination
2017/9/14 (Thur.) 2018/1/11 (Thur.) Application documents will be examined.
  Language
Examination
1:00pm -
2:30pm (90 min.)
10:00am -
11:30am (90 min.)
Oral Examination 3:00pm 1:00pm
Acceptance
Notification
2017/10/13 (Fri.) 12:00pm 2018/2/16 (Fri.) 12:00pm When applicants take the entrance examination they will be notified when their result will be announced.

Note: Additional Entrance Examinations may be added.

Language Examination

Native Language Test Subjects
Native Japanese Speakers Applicants must choose one of the following two choices when they submit their application:
  1. English Language Examination (Translations of English and Japanese texts, etc.)
  2. English – English Examination (Applicants will be asked questions in English and must answer questions in English.)
Non-native Japanese Speakers*
*Applicants who may have passed the JLPT N5 (Level 4 in previous format) or above
Applicants must choose one of the following three choices when they submit their application:
  1. English Language Examination (Translations of English and Japanese texts, etc.)
  2. English – English Examination (Applicants will be asked questions in English and must answer questions in English.)
  3. Japanese – Japanese Examination (Applicants will be asked questions in Japanese and must answer questions in Japanese.)

Note 1: Applicants should indicate what test subject that they wish to take on their application in the prescribed area.
Note 2: Applicants may bring a dictionary to the test, however electronic dictionaries and computers are prohibited.

[Language Examinations Exception Conditions]

  Applicants who meet one of the following four conditions will be exempted from taking the Language Examination. Applicants must submit the corresponding test certificate along with their application. The examination must have been taken after January 1, 2012. Students currently enrolled in Juntendo University, not including graduates, will automatically be exempted from taking the examination, their examination score from their first year will be used as a substitute.
1) TOEFL iBT: 76 or above, Paper: 540 or above
2) IELTS6.0 or above
3) TOEIC 700 or above
4) JLPT N3 (Level 2 on the previous format) or above
Note 1: Applicants who are exempted from the Language Examination must submit the corresponding test certificate.
Note 2: Applicants who plan on practicing medicine or completing a residency in Juntendo University Hospital and have received outstanding grades on the English language tests associated with the programs may meet the Graduate School language examination exceptions.

Entrance Examination Location (Indicate the location on your application)

 1) Hongo Ochanomizu Campus: 2-1-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8421 JAPAN, Tel: 03-5802-1020
 2) Shizuoka Hospital:1129 Nagaoka, Izunokuni, Shizuoka, 410-2295 JAPAN, Tel: 055-948-3111
 3) Urayasu Hospital: 2-1-1 Tomioka, Urayasu, Chiba, 279-0021 JAPAN, Tel: 047-353-3111
 4) Nerima Hospital: 3-1-10 Takanodai, Nerima, Tokyo, 117-8521, JAPAN, Tel: 03-5923-3111

Enrollment Period

  Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine will send accepted applicants their letter of acceptance and enrollment application the day after the acceptance announcement is made. Students who wish to enroll in Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine will need to submit their enrollment application within the enrollment period corresponding with their entrance examination as listed below.
Classification Enrollment Period
General, International Applicants Living in Japan, and Working Adults
First Entrance Examination Results
2017/10/16 (Mon.) – 2017/11/6 (Mon.)
General, International Residents Living in Japan, and Working Adults
Second Entrance Examination Results
2018/2/19 (Mon.) – 2018/3/7 (Wed.)
International Applicants Living Abroad
Entrance Examination Results
The official acceptance will
include the enrollment period.

Tuition and Expenses

  1. Below are the costs for each academic year.
    Tuition and Expenses 1st Year 2nd – 4th Year
    1) Matriculation Fee 200,000 JPY
    -
    2) Tuition 400,000 JPY 400,000 JPY
    3) Experiment Training Costs 150,000 JPY 150,000 JPY
    Total
    750,000 JPY 550,000 JPY
  2. Accepted applicants who wish to decline their acceptance must submit a written notification of their declination by March 31, 2018 (Sat.) noon to have their entrance fee reimbursed.
  3. Matriculation scholarship: applicants who have graduated from a Juntendo University undergraduate or graduate program, completed the initial stage of clinical training at Juntendo University, or work full time for Juntendo University may qualify for a 100,000JPY matriculation scholarship.
  4. Tuition Installment Payments: Admitted students who will not be able to pay their tuition and experiment training costs by the deadline may apply to pay for the expenses in two installments, if they submit a letter stating the reason. The matriculation fee must be paid by the deadline.

Financial Support

  1. Doctors with a Japanese medical license who practice medicine at Juntendo University Hospital while attending the Graduate School will receive a 100,000 JPY per month.  In addition they will receive worker's accident insurance, along with additional payments in the case they complete nighty duty shifts or work on days they are not normally scheduled to work from Juntendo University Hospital.
  2. Students who have outstanding academic results as well as excellent grades may be eligible to receive a tuition reduction.
  3. International students who may incur financial burdens as a result of attending the Graduate Program may receive a scholarship pending a review of their financial circumstances.
  4. The Research Assistant System is in place to strengthen and support the overall research system in Juntendo University, while helping to increase the research capabilities of graduate students through opportunities to participate in standardized research activities. Accepted applicants will receive a stipend dependent upon the amount of hours they work. (As of March 31, 2017)

    Juntendo University will issue an official approval or rejection to Research Assistants. During the time that the student holds his or her position he or she may be subjected to evaluations of faculty or students.

  5. Juntendo University nominates international students for scholarships with outside organizations.
  6. Young researchers may be eligible to receive funds from the President's research funds to support their research costs.
  7. Students who enroll in an endowed department may be eligible for scholarships from the department. Students must have their scholarship officially approved by the university in the same way that Research Assistants' applications are approved.

Other Notes

  • For more information about Juntendo University dormitories please click on the following link:
     Dormitories available for Juntendo University Graduate Students
  • Applicants must receive the approval of a department professor before they may submit their application. Applicants who do not know how to contact their desired professor should contact the Hongo Ochanomizu Campus Academic Affairs Department (Graduate School Division).
  • International applicants will be able to find more information about daily and academic life in Japan on the following website: http://www.juntendo.ac.jp/english/juic.html

    To request an application please contact the Juntendo University Hongo Ochanomizu Academic Affairs Department (Graduate School Division) by phone (03-5002-1020) or email (LMS@juntendo.ac.jp).
Further details about the Graduate School Program may be found in the following Application Guide PDF (only available in Japanese).
大学院生(医学研究科の紹介・博士課程)学生募集要項PDF
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