- Academic Year 2019 Application Leaflet for the Doctoral Program, International Health/Global Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo Purpose of Education for Research The purpose of research training in the Graduate School of Medicine is to promote advanced research that will contribute to breakthroughs in the understanding of the mechanisms of life, to improve health, to contribute to the struggle against disease, and to foster international leaders in all fields of medicine who are outstanding scholars and highly creative researchers. Admission Policy 1. Consistent with the aims described above, for its PhD programs in the Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo seeks students who have the potential to become international leaders in all fields of medicine through outstanding scholarship and advanced and highly creative research. We seek those who will, as described above, contribute to the understanding of the mechanisms of life, to preventing, curing, and recovering from disease, and to promoting and supporting healthy human development. 2. Successful applicants will meet the following criteria. Successful applicants will, having a strong foundation of basic knowledge in medicine, nursing, and health sciences, be able to do creative research aimed at solving problems in health sciences and nursing for the purposes of advancing our understanding of the mechanisms of life; preventing, curing, and recovering from disease; and promoting and supporting healthy human development. Successful applicants will be able to clear a path into the future of medicine, nursing, and health sciences through clear, logical analysis and original thinking, unfettered by conventional concepts. Successful applicants will be able and motivated to become active international leaders in their chosen field, on the basis of advanced knowledge and research skills acquired in graduate school. Successful applicants will have basic knowledge in medicine and health sciences and related fields, and the ability to communicate in English as needed in lectures and seminars. Each program in the Graduate School of Medicine has its own statement of its Purpose of Education for Research (below), and seeks applicants who have the background needed for that purpose to be fulfilled. School of International Health / Global Health Sciences The aim of the Doctoral program in the School of International Health / Global Health Sciences of the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo is to train international leaders who will pursue advanced research contributing to the understanding of the mechanisms of life, the prevention and cure of disease, and the promotion of health through outstanding scholarship and advanced creative research in all areas of medical science.
1 . Application Qualifications (1) Persons who have obtained or are expected or complete a master's or professional degree at the Graduate School of Japanese University by 31 March 2019 (Note 1) (Note 5). (2) Persons who have been awarded or are expected to be awarded by 31 March 2019 (Note 5) a master's degree from the National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD). (3) Persons who have been awarded or are expected to be awarded by 31 March 2019 (Note 5) an academic degree in a foreign country which is equivalent to a master's or professional degree (Note 2). (4) Persons who have been awarded or are expected to award an academic degree equivalent to a master's or professional degree after completing a foreign country's postgraduate course at an educational institution in Japan which is designated in the said foreign country's education system and specifically designated in Japan by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, by 31 March 2019 (Note 4). (5) Persons who have completed a program and received or are expected to receive a degree equivalent to a Master’s degree by March 31, 2019 (Note 5), from the United Nations University. (6) Persons who have completed a course of study at a school overseas, an educational institution designated above in Part (4) of the requirements for eligibility or the United Nations University, and have passed or will have by March 31, 2019 (Note 5) examinations and screenings equivalent to those specified in Article 16-2 of the Standards for Establishment of Graduate Schools (1974 Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Ordinance No. 28), shall be recognized by this graduate school as having abilities at least equivalent to those who have a Master's degree. (Note 3) (7) Persons who have graduated from a Japanese university or have completed at least 16 years of academic education overseas, and have undertaken or are expected to have undertaken by 31 March 2019 (Note 5) two or more years of research at a university or research institute in Japan or overseas, and who are deemed by the Graduate School of Medicine based on the results of the said research to have academic ability equivalent or superior to that of a person with a master's or professional degree. (Note 1) (Note 2) (Note 3) (8) Persons who have been deemed by the Graduate School of Medicine on the basis of an individual eligibility review as having academic ability equivalent or superior to that of a person with a master's or professional degree, and who are aged 24 years or older on 31 March 2019 (Note 4). Note 1: Japanese universities mentioned in Eligibilities (1) and (7) above are universities within the boundaries of Japan and as prescribed in Article 83 of the School Education Law. Note 2: Eligibilities (3) and (7) above includes the case of having completed a correspondence program provided by a foreign school of said country while residing in Japan. Note 3: Persons who intend to apply for admission under eligibility criteria (6) or (7) above must first undergo an eligibility review, and must therefore apply to the Graduate School of Medicine’s Admission Office (refer to 6(3) below) and submit all documents required for the review by the below-mentioned dates. September 2018 admission: Thursday, 26 April 2018 April 2019 admission: Monday 12, November 2018 Note 4: ① Eligibility criterion (8) above is intended for those who do not fall under eligibility criteria (1) - (7) but who have been deemed by the Graduate School of Medicine on the basis of an individual eligibility review to have academic ability equivalent or superior to that of a person who has obtained a master's or professional degree. ② Persons who intend to apply for admission under eligibility criterion (8) above must first undergo an individual eligibility review, and must therefore apply to the Graduate School of Medicine's Administration Office (see 6(3) below) and submit the following documents required for the review by the below-mentioned dates. September 2018 admission: Thursday, 26 April 2018 April 2019 admission: Monday, 12 November 2018 ③ Persons who are deemed by the Graduate School of Medicine on the basis of an eligibility review to have academic ability equivalent or superior to that of a person who has completed a master’s or professional degree program shall be permitted to take the entrance exam upon application. Note 5: Those who wish for September 2018 entry, consider “September 20, 2018” instead of “March 31, 2019.” Those who would like to apply for September 2018 entry and are covered under any of eligibility criterion (1) through (8) between September 21 and 30, 2018 may be allowed to
apply. For details, please contact the Graduate Student Affairs Sections, Graduate School of Medicine (6.(3)).
2. Selection (1) Admission shall be determined based on the results of a primary exam and a secondary exam. (2) The primary exam is as follows: Foreign-language assessment (based on the submission of a TOEFL Official Score Report or an IELTS Test Report Form) (3) The secondary exam is only taken by applicants who pass the primary exam, and involves a review of the applicant's master's degree thesis or a suitable alternative, an assessment of the academic transcript, and an oral exam. (4) Applicants who have obtained or expected to complete a master's or professional degree at the Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019(NOTE1) are exempt from the primary exam. Applicants who have obtained a master’s or professional degree at the Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2018 (NOTE2) are exempt from the primary exam. Note 1: Those who wish for September 2018 entry, consider “21 September 2017 and 20 September 2018” instead of “1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019.” Note 2: Those who wish for September 2018 entry, consider “21 September 2015 and 20 September 2017” instead of “1 April 2016 and 31 March 2018. Note 3: For School of International Health applicants who earned or is expected to earn a bachelor’s degree, or the international equivalent thereof, from an institution in countries where English is used as official language may be exempted from submitting of TOEFL Official Score Report or IELTS Test Report Form. Applicants with interest are required to contact the Graduate Student Affairs Sections, Graduate School of Medicine (6.(3)).
3. Content of Exam and Enrollment Number Major
Primary Exam Subject
Global Health Policy Community and Global Health Human Genetics Developmental Medical Sciences International Human Ecology Health/Globa Biomedical Chemistry l Health International Epidemiology** Sciences* Tropical Infectious Disease** Environmental Health Sciences** International Cooperation for Medical Education**
Foreign language assessment English (assessment based on TOEFL Official Score Report or IELTS Test Report Form)
Notes: (1) Depending on the results of the examinations, the number of students admitted may not reach the expected capacity. (2) Applicants should refer to the attachment entitled 'Notice Regarding Foreign Language (English) for Entrance to the Doctoral Program in International Health/Global Health Sciences ' for details on how to submit the TOEFL Official Score Report and the IELTS Test Report Form. (3) **International Epidemiology, Tropical Diseases, Environmental Health Sciences and International Cooperation for Medical Education are Associated Departments of International Health/ Global Health Sciences. (4) ***Combined capacity for students enrolled in September 2018 and April 2019 for International Health major.
4. Date and Place of Exam
Announcement of Selection Result of Primary Exam
Foreign language Wed, 11 Jul assessment based Late June, 2018 2018 on TOEFL Official Score Report or IELTS Test Report Form Late January, Mon, 4 submitted (by 2019 Feb 2019 postal mail) upon application
September 2018 admission International Health/Global Health Sciences April 2019 admission
Notes: (1) Each applicant will be notified later by post about the time and place of the exam. (2) Each applicant will be notified of the foreign language assessment results by postal mail in Late June 2018 (September admission) or in Late January 2019 (April admission). Successful primary test applicants will also receive an Exam Card. (3) Each applicant should refer to the attachment entitled ' Notice Regarding Foreign Language (English) for Entrance in 2018 to the Doctoral Program in International Health/Global Health Sciences ' for details on how to submit the TOEFL Official Score Report. 5. Announcement of the Result, Admission Procedure (1) Announcement of successful applicants Applicants who are accepted will be announced on the board in front of our main building (Igakubu Honkan) on the below-mentioned dates. September 2018 admission
12:00 p.m. Thurs, 26 Jul 2018
April 2019 admission
12:00 p.m. Thurs, 7 Feb 2019
(2) A letter of acceptance will be posted to each successful applicant on Thu 26, Jul 2018 (September 2018 admission), in late February 2019 (April 2019 admission). (3) Acceptance letter recipients are required to complete the necessary admission procedures (i.e.,payment of admission fees and submission of admission forms) in accordance with the accompanying Admissions Guide between Friday 1, Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 March 2019. However, International Health (September 2018 admission) majors are required to complete the necessary admission procedures by Monday 27 or Tuesday 28 August 2018. Failure to complete the admission procedures shall be regarded as refusal of admission. (4) Fees (tentative for Academic year 2019. Students who receive a Monbukagakusho scholarship are exempted from payment.)  Admission fee: ¥282,000 (projected amount)  Tuition for the 1st semester: ¥260,400 (annual tuition ¥520,800) (projected amount) This amount is subject to change. All students must pay the amount in accordance with any change. (Note 1) Those who enter in September shall pay 303,800 yen (amount for September to March, 7/12 the yearly amount) in the entry year. These entrants shall also pay 217,000 yen (amount for April to August, 5/12 the yearly amount) in the year of expected graduation year, according to the standard limit for years of completion.
(Note 2) The amounts indicated above are tentative. If amounts are amended at the time of admission or while the individual is registered as a student, the new amounts shall apply from the time of the amendment in question. 6. Application (1) All applications must be sent by postal mail. Your application and required documents must be enclosed in our specific envelop and sent by registered mail. (2) Application period
September 2018 admission
Applications must arrive between Tuesday, 22 and Wednesday, 30 May 2018. The envelope must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, 30 May 2018, and must arrive no later than Friday, 1 June 2018.
April 2019 admission
Applications must arrive between Friday, 4 and Wednesday, 9 January 2019. The envelope must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, 9 January 2019, and must arrive no later than Friday, 11 January 2019.
(3) Send your application to: Graduate Student Affairs Section Graduate School of Medicine The University of Tokyo 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan Phone: 03-5841-3309 (Igakukei Kenkyu-ka Daigakuin Kakari) (4) Application documents (asterisk [*] indicates that a specified form must be used) Document
Who should submit
Attach three identical passport photos taken within the last three months of the application date to the space provided on the: 1) Application Form; 2) Photo ID Card; and 3) Exam Card.
Submit three self-addressed envelopes and affix \362 worth of postage stamps to the envelope marked 'Exam Card Enclosed' (jukenhyo zaichu; 受験票在中).
Exam fee (\30,000)
All applicants except the following: ① Persons expected to complete a master's or professional degree course at the University of Tokyo in March 2019. ② International students on a Monbukagakusho Scholarship ※ Students currently enrolled at a different university must submit their official scholarship certificate
The exam fee must be paid at a bank branch or convenience store, or by credit card. The applicant is responsible for any fees or charges associated with the payment. Bank transfer: Fill out the designated Transfer Request Form and submit it together with the exam fee at your nearest bank branch. The payment cannot be made at a Japan Post Bank (Yucho Ginko), post office, ATM, or via the internet. The bank will give you the Transfer Receipt ('Furikomikin Uketorisho'; Form B) which you should retain for your own records, and the Certificate of Transfer Receipt (‘Furikomikin Uketsuke Shomeisho’; Form C) which you should attach to the space provided on the rear of the Application Form. Convenience store & credit card payments: Refer to the attachment 'How to Pay the Graduate School of Medicine Exam Fee at a Convenience Store or by Credit Card' for details on how to make the payment.
Must certify master's course and faculty results (including liberal arts courses); original certificates only.
Certificate of graduation
All applicants who have already graduated at the time of applications [not required for graduates of the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Medicine]
In the case of students graduating from foreign universities, the degree acquired must be indicated. Photocopies are not acceptable. Submit a certificate of the degree conferred, created by the National Institution for Academic Degrees or the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation.
Summarize your intended research plan in two A4 pages, and write 'Research Plan' along with your name and page number at the top left of each page.
Master’s thesis or an appropriate alternative AND abstract
International Health major applicants [not required for those expected to complete the International Health major at the Graduate School of Medicine in March 2019]
① Submit three copies of your master's thesis or an appropriate alternative (journal offprint is also acceptable, which can be replaced by submitted draft of the paper AND proof or acceptance of the paper by a journal). ② Submit one copy of an abstract of ① on a single A4 page. Attach a Japanese or English translation for both ① and ② documents in languages other than English.
TOEFL Official Score Report or IELTS Test Report Form
All applicants [not required for those expected to complete (see 2(4)). ]
Refer to the attachment entitled ' Notice Regarding Foreign Language (English) for Entrance to the Doctoral Program for details on how to submit the TOEFL Official Score Report or IELTS Test Report Form.
Applicants who earned or is expected to earn a
bachelor’s degree, or the international equivalent thereof, NOT a master’s degree, from an institution in countries where English is used as official language and the primary language of the entire institution (not only your faculty or course) is English may be exempted from submitting of TOEFL Official Score Report or IELTS Test Report Form (see 2(4)).
7. Other important points (1) We will send you the exam card and notes on the exam using the return envelope you send us. If this still has not reached you 3 days before the exam, contact our office (Daigakuin Kakari, indicated in section 6.(3)) and ask for instruction. (2) Changing the content of the document submitted, or a refund of the exam fee will not be allowed for any reason after the application is submitted. (3) You may attach any relevant research papers to the application documents listed in 6(4) above. (4) If you are keeping your position at government offices, schools, hospitals, and companies, when you follow the admission procedure (refer to paragraph 5 item 3), submit a written agreement (free form) by the head of your institution to ensure that you are able to concentrate on the study while at our graduate school. (5) International students must have an appropriate visa for admission to our graduate school when following the admission procedure. (6) The admission fee will not be refunded for any reason after admission. (7) Handicapped applicants should report to the administrative office indicated in section 6.(3), because special consideration or support might be necessary when the examination is administered or, after enrollment as a student. (8) Names, addresses, and other personal information obtained through the application procedure will be used for the:  selection of students (the processing of applications, selection);  announcement of results, and  completing of admission procedures. Furthermore, for successful applicants only, personal information will also be used for:  academic-related matters (registration, study, etc);  student support matters (health management, job-hunting support, fee waivers, scholarship applications, library use, etc);  tuition fee collection procedures. (9) The University way retroactively cancel admission of any student who has falsified personal information or academic record in his or her application form. (10) The examination results used in the selection of entrants may be used in future studies for the improvement of both the entrance examination and the education at the University of Tokyo. April 2018