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Doctoral Course

Last update: 2006/04/06

There are following four programs of doctoral course; Health and Community Medicine, Cell Information Medicine, Integrated Molecular Medicine, and Function Construction Medicine.

Graduate school entrance examinations under the new research system are held twice a year, in September and January. To take the admission examination, candidates are required to have been educated to more than 18 years, and for graduate students who have graduated at a faculty other than a school of medicine, research experience on a master's course is required. For students from abroad who graduated from a school of medicine of the five-year system in a foreign country, we translate this additional year of their research experience to represents an equivalent for the master's course. We also allow admission to students who hold full-time jobs from 2000. For entrance of those who have completed the master's course to the doctoral course, we encourage them to proceed to higher education with a formal admission examination.

Guidelines for admissions selection to graduate study programs at the
Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University.

The number of students accepted is 161 yearly for the doctoral course. The number of students from abroad enrollees was 87 in five years and represents 12% of the total enrollees. When we see year-to-year changes, the proportion of students from abroad was 14% to 16% of enrollees in the transition period, then it reduced since the introduction of the new system, and it maintains a rather low ratio of 9% to 10%. The proportion of students from abroad among applicants was 14 to 15% during the transition period, and 10 to 12% under the new system: 12% in the total five years. When we view the whole period, we do not think that there were any conditions disadvantageous to students from abroad.