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Admissions for Doctoral Course

 

 

  • Aspire to perform innovative, interdisciplinary, and international research in the field of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceuticals;
  • Aspire to work in cutting-edge and holistic medical care;
  • Aspire to conduct research while playing an active role as a working professional with a medical background; and
  • Possess a medical qualification following the completion of a six-year medical, dentistry or pharmaceutical course, or have acquired the knowledge, skills, and attitude appropriate as a Master’s Course graduate in a related field of study.

  • More than 90% of the students are working professionals.
  • You can select from multiple programs depending on your specialty.
  • Some lectures are provided through e-learning. You can attend such lectures anywhere you like in your spare time during your training.
  • If you fulfill certain requirements, you can complete your program early in three years or three and a half years.
  • A long-term registration system is also available.

Major <April Enrollment>
Number Recruited (*1)
<October Enrollment>
Number Recruited
Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences 128 A few
(limited number)

(*1) The number of applicants includes a limited number of applicants for Selection for Applicants Who Have Graduated from Master’s Course, Okayama University, Special Selection for International Students, and Special Selection for Advanced Training Program.

<Important>
Before applying, applicant must contact their desired supervisor to get their admission approval. Please refer to the instructions on how to contact a prospective professor <click here>.

1st Entrance Examination / 2nd  Entrance Examination< Enrollment in October 2023/April 2024 >

Admission Schedule

  • 1st Entrance Examination  < Enrollment in October 2023/ Enrollment in April 2024 >
Application Period Friday, July 14 to Friday, July 28, 2023
Examination Date Thursday, August 17, 2023
*For International students: Wednesday, August 16 and Thursday, August 17, 2023
Announcement of Acceptance Friday, September 8, 2023
  • 2nd  Entrance Examination  < Enrollment in April 2024 >
Application Period Tuesday, December 12 to Monday, December 25, 2023
Examination Date Thursday, January 18, 2024
*For International students: Wednesday, January 17 and Thursday, January 18, 2024
Announcement of Acceptance Friday, February 16, 2024

Application Guidebook

Please refer to the guidebooks below for the schedule of the preliminary review of application qualification and further information on the interview for international students.

  • Application Guidebook of Special Selection for International Students (English)[PDF]
  • Application Guidebook of Internal Selection (English)[PDF]
  • Procedure for Preliminary Review of Eligibility for Applicants (English)[PDF]

<NOTE>
Formal version is in Japanese. In the event a difference arises regarding the meaning herein, the original Japanese version shall prevail as the official authoritative version.
For more information about CEFR, please click [here].

 

Online Exam Fee Payment

  • How to Pay Examination Fee online [PDF]

<NOTE>
Online payment can be made one month before the first day of the application period.

Designated Forms for Application

Download the designated forms below and print the forms on A4 paper.

  • Application for Admission [PDF(double-side printing) 
  • Admission Ticket & Photo Ticket for Examination [PDF]
    *Paste your examination fee payment certificate here as instructed.
  • Address Sticker [PDF]
  • Record of Academic Performance and Research Planning Sheet [PDF]
    (Required only in the case of applicants who have enrolled at our master’s course and intended to the doctoral course, double-side printing)

Designated Forms for Preliminary Review of Application Eligibility (Required only for those who do not meet application eligibility) 

 

Download the designated forms below and print the forms on A4 paper.

  • Application for  Eligibility [PDF(double-side printing)
  • Academic Performance Record [PDF]
  • Research Planning Sheet [PDF]

Special Selection for Post-O-NECUS Program Students <Enrollment in 2023 October>

This entrance examination is only available for international students who have completed the O-NECUS program.

Admission Procedure and Schedule

Procedures Schedule
Application registration by E-mail Monday, November 7 to Friday, November 11, 2022
Application submission by post Monday, November 14 to Thursday, November 24, 2022
Announcement of successful applicants Friday, February 17, 2023

Application Guidebook

Designated Forms for Application

Download the designated forms below. Please note that incomplete documents (insufficient or incorrect documents) will not be accepted.

  • Applican’t Date (Form1)[Excel]
  • Application Forms (Form2-6) [PDF] [Excel]

Special Selection for Overseas International Students <2023 October Enrollment>

Admission Procedure and Schedule

Procedures Schedule
Application Registration via E-mail Monday, May 8 to Friday, May 12, 2023
Documents Submission by Postal Mail Monday, June 5 to Friday, June 16, 2023
Examination date Monday, June 19 to Friday, June 23, 2023
Announcement of Acceptance Friday, July 28, 2023

Application Guidebook <As of March 23, 2023 >

  • Application Guidebook (English)[PDF]
  • Department and Research Project[PDF]
  • How to pay for examination fee [PDF]
    *Online payment can be made one month before the start of the application period.
  • Userful Information

Documents Required for Application

Download the designated forms below. Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

  • Applicatoon Date (Form1) password7986[Excel]
  • Application Forms (Form2-7) [PDF] [Excel]

Contact us

At Okayama University, we provide study support through admission fee and tuition fee exemption (university-specific system) and scholarships (Japan Student Services Organization, Ohmoto Ikueikai Salary Scholarship, etc.).

For more information, please refer to Okayama University’s website and check the latest information.

For those who are recognized as falling under the following 1. Eligibility for Admission Fee Exemption or 2. Eligibility for Payment Postponement, the university offers a system of exemption of all or half of the admission fee (JPY 282,000) within the limits of the budget upon screening based on the application of the applicant. Students who wish to apply for the exemption should apply according to the following instructions.

For more information, please refer to the Enrollment Guidebook which will be sent to successful applicants.

For those who have suffered damage to their homes due to severe disasters such as the torrential rains of July 2018, please consult us on the period and place of submission of application documents.

  1. Eligibility for Admission Fee Exemption
    Students who fall into one of the following categories 1) to 3) and are recognized to have extreme difficulty in paying the admission fee are eligible to apply for the exemption.                                                     

    1. Those who are recognized as having financial difficulties and excellent academic performance.
    2. In the event of the death of the person who is primarily responsible for the financial support of the student (hereinafter referred to as the “financial supporter”), or in the event of financial difficulties of the student or his/her financial supporter who has suffered a severe disaster such as fire, wind, or flood, etc. within one year prior to enrollment.
    3. Those who have suffered damage to their homes due to a severe disaster such as the torrential rains of July, 2018.
  2. Eligibility for Payment Postponement
    In the event of difficulty in paying the admission fee by the due date due to the reasons in 1) or 2) above, the applicant is eligible to apply for payment postponement. (Even if the postponement is approved, the admission fee will not be reduced or exempted.)
  3. Notes
    Those who have completed payment of the admission fee are not eligible to apply for the exemption (or payment postponement).

For those who are recognized as falling under the following 1. Eligibility a. or b., the university offers a system of exemption of all or half of the tuition fee within the limits of the budget upon screening based on the application of the applicant. Students who wish to apply for the exemption should apply according to the following instructions.

For more details, please refer to the Enrollment Guidebook which will be sent to successful applicants.

<Note>
For those who have suffered damage to their homes due to severe disasters such as the torrential rains of July 2018, please consult us on the period and place of submission of application documents.

  1. Eligibility
    1. Those who are recognized as having financial difficulties and excellent academic performance.
    2. In the event of the death of the person who is primarily responsible for the financial support of the student (hereinafter referred to as the “financial supporter”), or in the event of financial difficulties of the student or his/her financial supporter who has suffered a severe disaster such as fire, wind, or flood, etc. within one year prior to the due date of tuition payment.
    3. Those who have suffered damage to their homes due to a severe disaster such as the torrential rains of July, 2018.
    4. Those who have suffered sudden financial changes due to the effects of the novel coronavirus infection during the period from April 2021 to the present (Subject to some specific conditions.)
  2. Notes
    1. Those who have applied for the tuition fee exemption are permitted to postpone the payment until the screening result is decided. Applicants who have been rejected for the exemption or half exemption must pay the fee no later than the date specified by the university.
    2. If students (regular students only) who have difficulty in paying tuition fee due to the influence of the COVID-19 meet the condition as follows, they are eligible to apply for tuition fee exemption as the extra application. Click here for more details.