Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University

Long-Term Study Program

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Long-Term Study Program

Those who apply for Public Health Course (One-Year Course) are NOT eligible to apply for this program.

1. Purpose

The standard term is two years. Long-Term Study Program (longer than two years) is offered for those who wish to study and acquire a degree through a long-term enrollment due to time limitations. Applicants are individually screened for eligibility.

2. Eligibility

Those who have difficulties in completing the program within the standard term due to personal reasons such as (1) full time jobs, (2) part time jobs (3) child-raising or a long-term nursing care, or (4) visual disabilities, auditory disabilities, physical disabilities or other disabilities are eligible to apply for this program.

3. Period of Enrollment

Students in Master’s program may extend their term of study up to four years, and extension of study term can be applied by the year as a unit. Students in Master’s Program are allowed to stay enrolled up to two years in addition to the period approved for a Long-Term Study Program.
Students in a Long-Term Study Program are allowed to have two years leave as well as regular students.

4. Application Procedure

Application Period
Please request at the time of application for admission. Application form is available at Student Affairs Office of the Graduate School of Medicine.
Application Documents
Please submit the following documents to Student Affairs Office of the Graduate School of Medicine.
  • i)   Application for the Long-Term Study Program (Form 1-1)
  • ii)  Reasons to apply the Long-Term Study Program (Form 2)
  • iii) Study plan of the Long-Term Study Program (Form 3)
  • iv) Documents proving the need for the long-term study program

5. Shortening or re-extension of Long-Term Study Program

When deemed necessary by the Graduate School of Medicine, study term of Long-Term Study Program could be either shortened or re-extended once during the program.
Please contact Student Affairs Office of the Graduate School of Medicine for further information.

6. Tuition Fees *

Annual tuition fee of the Long-Term Study Program is determined by dividing the total fees paid for the regular program of standard term (annual fee×2 years) by the number of years allowed for the Long-Term Study Program. Tuition fee is non-refundable, and the tuition already been paid will not be adjusted.

* Please do NOT pay tuition fee of the long-term study program before receiving a notice of determination.