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International Applicants

Students who wish to apply for admission to Graduate School of Medicine/Faculty of Medicine/Institute for Genetic Medicine must first submit the following documents to be considered by their prospective supervisors. Please read the following instructions and be sure to submit all the required documents by the deadline. If you fail to do so, or the submitted documents are found to be incomplete or insufficient, you will not receive any correspondence from us.

1. Documents to submit

  1. ① Basic Information
  2. ② Educational Background & Employment History*
    *necessary to determine if you are qualified to apply.
  3. ③ Certificate of (Expected) Graduation or Completion
  4. ④ Proof of English or Japanese Language Skills
  5. ⑤ Signature Page
  6. ⑥ Consent to Transfer and Process Personal Data

Please download documents [1]-[6] here.

2. Deadline for submission

For April Enrollment

  • If you live outside of Japan and wish to be a research student at Institute for Genetic Medicine or Faculty of Medicine, the deadline for submitting documents is September 30 of the year preceding the one in which you would like to enroll.
  • If you live in Japan and wish to be a research student at Institute for Genetic Medicine or Faculty of Medicine, the deadline for submitting documents is November 30 of the year preceding the one in which you would like to enroll.
  • If you wish to apply for the August entrance examination for the master’s program in medical science or the doctoral (PhD) program in medicine, the deadline for submitting documents is April 30 of the year preceding the one in which you would like to enroll.
  • If you wish to apply for the January entrance examination for the master’s program in medical science or the doctoral (PhD) program in medicine, the deadline for submitting documents is August 31 of the year preceding the one in which you would like to enroll.

For October Enrollment

  • If you live outside of Japan and wish to be a research student at Institute for Genetic Medicine or Faculty of Medicine, the deadline for submitting documents is March 31 of the year preceding the one in which you would like to enroll.
  • If you live in Japan and wish to be a research student at Institute for Genetic Medicine or Faculty of Medicine, the deadline for submitting documents is May 31 of the year you intend to enroll.
  • If you wish to apply for the August entrance examination for the master’s program in medical science or the doctoral (PhD) program in medicine, the deadline for submitting documents is April 30 of the year you intend to enroll.
  • If you wish to apply for the special selection process for international applicants to the master’s program in medical science or the doctoral (PhD) program in medicine, the deadline for submitting documents is March 31 of the year you intend to enroll.

How to submit documents [1]-[6]

  1. ① Please fill out all the required fields in [1] Basic Information and [2] Educational Background & Employment History (attached file).
  2. ② Please paste a copy (scanned data) of your certificate of (expected) graduation or completion into the designated space on the form marked [3] Certificate of (Expected) Graduation or Completion.
  3. ③ Please submit any of the following tests as proof of English or Japanese language proficiency, if available: TOEFL iBT, TOEIC, IELTS, CAE/CPE (Cambridge English), PTE, or the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).
  4. ④ Please sign and write the day/month/year at the designated places on [5] Signature Page, to affirm and attest that all information you have submitted is correct and complete.
  5. ⑤ Please convert documents [1]-[6], along with proof of financial support (if you are a self-supported applicant) into one PDF file.
  6. ⑥ Please send the completed PDF file to gradschool_inquiry@pop.med.hokudai.ac.jp.