International Collaborative Program in Comprehensive Medical Science between
Nagoya University and the University of Adelaide (Nagoya = Adelaide JDP)

Expected Outcome

 The educational curriculum has been created under the diploma policy of cultivating “graduates who are of well-rounded character with high ethical standards, scientific and logical minds, creative and well versed in a variety of academic fields. They can promote international collaborations significant to the development of medical science and human welfare”

Number of Students to be Admitted

4 students/ academic year (two students who will be enrolled in the first year at Nagoya University and two students who will be enrolled in the first year at Lund University)


 In principal, graduates of Nagoya University School of Medicine or the University of Adelaide’s Faculty of Health Sciences are eligible. Graduates with Bachelor’s Degrees in Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary, or Master’s Degrees in Engineering, Agriculture, or Medicine can also apply. If it is judged that the applicants lack basic medical knowledge, they are subject to completing established courses such as International Collaborative Advanced Medicine (TOKURON) or Basic Experimental Research on Medical Science as basic subjects. These basic subjects will be excluded from course completion requirements.

*An individual consultation may be required to judge eligibility, so please contact us or refer to the Application Requirements for more details.


①TOEFL: iBT 79 or higher (writing 24, Speaking 22, Listening 13, Reading 13)
②IELTS(Academic): Overall Band Score 6.5 or higher (writing 6.5, Speaking 6.5, Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0)
The test score is required at the time of application and within 6 months before staying Adelaide.

Time of Studying Abroad

 In principle, the duration of studying abroad at the partner university is 12 months. The exact time shall be discussed between the student, his supervisor and co-supervisor based on the progress of the project.

Required Credits

30 credits
Course Subjects Contents
Shared Course Subject International Collaborative Advanced Medicine (TOKURON) (2 credits)
Special Course Subjects Group A
(Offered by Nagoya University )
Seminar (10 credits)
International Experimental Research (6 credits)
Group B
(Offered by The University of Adelaide )
Seminar (10 credits)International Experimental Research (2 credits)


“International Collaborative Advanced Medicine”
International Collaborative Advanced Medicine known as TOKURON aims to build international research organization, strategies, and methods. The seminars are established by both Nagoya University and the University of Adelaide. They will be foundation of developing advanced medical treatment and medical collaborative knowledge in an international educational environment with international researchers.

Training subjects

“Seminar” and “International Experimental Research”
The Group A is provided by Nagoya University and the group B is provided by the University of Adelaide. The course is comprised of core subjects that promote innovation and help one to become a creative researcher and leading medical professional. The lectures will be delivered by specialists in the field to which the student belongs.

Completion Requirements for a degree

  • The regulations for this Joint PhD program state the diploma requires the completion of a 4 year curriculum.
  • Spend at least 12 months at the partner university.
  • Acquire at least 30 credits or more.
  • Complete an annual review.
  • The student must pass the final exam of the academic dissertation. At least one (also should be first author on at least one) article must be published in an internationally recognized journal.

Award of the Degree

The process of awarding the degree will be conducted jointly only once at the student’s principal university, so the student shall not go through the examination process at the respective university. An examination committee meeting through Skype or another teleconference system will be held, and the Dean and co-supervisor from the University of Adelaide will join the meeting.
After the thesis has been received, it is evaluated based on scientific value, originality and logic. The student is also assessed comprehensively based on the following criteria; (1)high ethical standards (2)scientific and logical mind (3) creative and well-versed in a variety of academic fields(4)promotes and contributes to international collaborative research.

Degree Awarded

Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science

A combined Diploma has a meaning of a single diploma with special inscription “conferred as a single joint degree under a jointly established PhD program between Nagoya University and the University of Adelaide“

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