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Doctoral Admission

Note) The following information is only applicable for Tsurumai Campus, and not applicable for the School of Health Sciences(Daiko Campus).

Doctoral Admission, April 2023 intake

April admission which the entrance examinations are to be held twice as follows. Please obtain an application booklet from the Graduate School of Medicine before applying.
If you are an overseas resident, please obtain a booklet through your prospective laboratory.

First Round
Preliminary Screening Deadline: May 16 (Mon.), 2022
Application Filing Period: June 6 (Mon.) to June 10 (Fri.), 2022 (from 9:00 to 16:00) ※Except 12:00-13:00
Date of Entrance Examination: August 2 (Tue.), 2022
Announcement of Admission Results: At 10:00, September 12 (Mon.), 2022

Second Round
Preliminary Screening Deadline: October 14 (Fri.), 2022
Application Filing Period: November 14 (Mon.) to November 18 (Fri.), 2022 (from 9:00 to 16:00) ※Except 12:00-13:00
Date of Entrance Examination: December 20 (Tue.), 2022
Announcement of Admission Results: At 10:00, February 6 (Mon.), 2023

※Schedule may be subject to change due to COVID-19. Please check our website to get the latest information.

Note) Applicants are required to attend the entrance examination(written exam) to be held at Nagoya University.

Doctoral Admission, October 2023 intake

Global 30 International Program *Updated on November 1, 2022

Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine offers October admission through the framework of the Global 30 International Program.

First Round
Preliminary Screening Deadline: November 15, 2022
Application Period: January 5 to January 16, 2023 (no later than 16:00)
Selection Method: Document screening and interview (Zoom, etc.) will be conducted.
Announcement of Admission Results: March 30, 2023

* For details of the admission procedure, please refer to the section of the "Medical Science Graduate Program" on the website of Nagoya University Global 30 International Program.

Note) Applicants can take October admission from their home countries by using Zoom, etc.

Application for Admission, PhD Program for Medical Science Research Leaders of the Next Generation for the academic year of 2023 (Doctoral Admission, October 2023) *Updated on October 7, 2022

In addition to the above October admission (G30 programs), the Graduate School of Medicine has an entrance examination mainly targeted for university-recommended MEXT scholarship candidates.
Although top candidates that meet the criteria will be recommended as MEXT scholarship candidates through the Graduate School of Medicine, applicants who are not recommended can still enter the doctoral program as privately-sponsored international students if they pass the entrance examination.

〇Application Filing Period: November 21 (Mon.) to December 1 (Thu.), 2022
*Those who fall under Eligibility review for application prescribed by "2023 Application for Admission" must submit the "Forms for Eligibility Review" and determined documents by October 18, 2022.
 ・Forms for Eligibility Review(Those who needs Eligibility review)
For more details, please refer to the "2023 Application for Admission" below.

〇Application for Admission
Applicants need to fulfill an academic GPA 2.30 or more (which is designated by MEXT) in a transcript of the last institution they attended.
Those who wish to apply for this program, please contact to Student Affairs Division, Graduate School of Medicine (e-mail: in advance after getting approval from your prospective supervisor.

<Prescribed forms>*Updated on November 25, 2022

The format of both form A and form B was changed from PDF to Word and Excel format. Also, the form B was revised, one page out of six pages was deleted. It's now five pages documents. Please check the latest version of it. As stated on the application requirements, it's necessary to keep in mind that form B and your photo must also be submitted in excel format by e-mail in addition to sending by post.

China Scholarship Council(CSC)  *Updated on November 16, 2022

The application deadline is December 16, 2022.
Please refer to the following website for more details.

Nagoya University website(Chinese Ver.)

Nagoya University China Center for International Exchange

Contact for Inquiries
Student Affairs Division
Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine