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Doctoral Admission

For information on doctoral course admissions, please visit the below. Note) The following information is only applicable for Tsurumai Campus, and not applicable for the School of Health Sciences(Daiko Campus).

Doctoral Admission, April 2025 intake

*Updated on April 1, 2024

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: April 26 (Fri.), 2024
Application Filing Period: June 3 (Mon.) to June 7 (Fri.), 2024 (from 9:00 to 16:00) ※Except 12:00-13:00
Date of Entrance Examination: August 1 (Thu.), 2024
Announcement of Admission Results: At 10:00, September 9 (Mon.), 2024

Second Round
Preliminary Screening Deadline: October 11 (Fri.), 2024
Application Filing Period: November 11 (Mon.) to November 15 (Fri.), 2024 (from 9:00 to 16:00) ※Except 12:00-13:00
Date of Entrance Examination: December 17 (Tue.), 2024
Announcement of Admission Results: At 10:00, January 21 (Tue.), 2025

※ The schedule may be subject to change due to unexpected circumstances. 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 2024 intake

MEXT Scholarship Admission(University Recommendation, Special Selection),
PhD Program for Fostering Medical Science Research Leaders of the Next Generation(Doctoral Admission, October 2024)

*Updated on September 12, 2023

The Graduate School of Medicine of Nagoya University has been selected as a special program by the Ministry of
Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Japanese government. We will accept
applications for international students (research students) who seek a PhD degree in Medicine as follows.

Eligibility review for application* November 15(Wed.), 2023
Application Filing Period January 5 (Fri.) to January 16 (Tue.), 2024
Interview in late January or early February, 2024
Enrollment Date October 1, 2024

Eligibility review for application:
*Those who fall under Eligibility review for application prescribed by "2024 Application for Admission" must contact
the Student Affairs Division( and submit the "Forms for Eligibility Review" and determined documents
by November 15, 2023

Application for Admission:
* Applicants need to fulfill an academic GPA 2.30 or higher (which is designated by MEXT) in a transcript.
 About the GPA(Grade Point Average) in MEXT standard, please see page 7 of "Application for Admission".
 For more details, please see the following "Application for Admission".

* Applicants residing in Japan may also apply, but must follow the "Application for Admission" below. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Affairs Section.

* Applicants must make a pre-application inquiry regarding research projects to a research laboratory/laboratories
 to which they wish to belong to receive supervision for their doctoral thesis and get approval to apply for admission
 from them before submitting application documents. The list of the laboratories is as below.

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Global 30 International Program

*Updated on November 6, 2023

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(Wed.), 2023
Application Filing Period January 5 (Fri.) to January 16 (Tue.), 2024 (no later than 4:00 pm)
Selection Method Document screening and interview (Zoom, etc.) will be conducted.
Announcement of Admission Results March 22, 2024

* 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.

China Scholarship Council(CSC)

*Updated on December 1, 2023

The application deadline is December 15, 2023.
Please refer to the following website for more details.

Nagoya University China Center for International Exchange

Contact for Inquiries

Student Affairs Division
Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine

Scholarship Information

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