Admission to Graduate Programs
The details of the entrance examination described in the admission guidelines to Doctoral program in Medicine and Doctoral Program in Public Health for 2024 intake will be changed.
Please follow the link provided below.
Medicine, Medical Science, Genomic Medicine, and Public Health
1. Before you apply
Those who have graduated or expect to graduate from a university in a country other than Japan must follow the procedures prescribed below prior to the application for the entrance examination to the graduate programs in Medicine, Kyoto-McGill International Collaborative Program in Genomic Medicine, Medical Science, and Public Health, offered by Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University.
Consult with Kyoto University Admissions Assistance Office (AAO)
If you have graduated or expect to graduate from a university or a graduate school in a country other than Japan, consult with Kyoto University Admissions Assistance Office (AAO) and upload applicants’ information and required documents.
【No later than approx. three months before the application deadline for the entrance examination】
Receive feedback from AAO
If the feedback from the AAO is positive, proceed to the procedure 3 and contact a prospective supervisor.
Contact a professor of Research Fields (laboratory) you are interested in and obtain the approval of applying in advance.
Request Preliminary Eligibility Check via Email
Fill in and submit Preliminary Eligibility Check Sheet via email, together with the PDF of ①certificate of graduation of university/graduate school, ②academic transcript, and ③document that shows the length of the program you completed (e.g. four years doctoral program; website URL is acceptable ).
Send to: kyoumu-in(*)mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp (Change * to @)
Email title: Preliminary Eligibility Check request (Name: 〇〇〇〇)
Items to be included:
- Your name
- Preferred entrance year and month: April, 20XX
The application period for Preliminary Eligibility Check for Entrance Examination (2023 intake) is as follows;
A. Master’s Program in Medical Sciences: April 19, 2022 to June 8, 2022
B. Professional Degree Program in Public Health: April 20, 2022 to June 8, 2022
C. Doctoral Program in Medicine: July 1, 2022 to August 2, 2022
D. Kyoto-McGill International Collaborative Program in Genomic Medicine (Doctoral Program): July 1, 2022 to August 2, 2022
E. Doctoral Program in Public Health: July 5, 2022 to August 2, 2022
F. Doctoral Program in Medical Science: October 14 to November 21, 2022
We will send you the check result via email, approx. 2 or 3 weeks after the request.
Updated on October 20, 2022
Office of Student Affairs, Graduate School of medicine, Kyoto University
Yoshida Konoe-cho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
The application for scholarship programs is handled independently from the application for the admission to our graduate program.
Refer to the following page for information on scholarship application.
2. Outlined Schedule for Admission
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|-Master’s Program in Medical Science
-Professional Degree Program in Public Health
|-Doctoral Programs in Medicine
-Doctoral Program in Public Health
-Kyoto-McGill International Collaborative Program in Genomic Medicine (Joint Ph.D.)
|-Doctoral Programs in Medical Science*|
|Preliminary Eligibility Check request accepted from:||mid April
||mid May||mid May
|Admission Guideline (English version) available from :
|Deadline for Preliminary Eligibility Check and Eligibility Screening:||mid June||early August||November|
|Application Period:||mid July||mid September||January|
|Admission Examination:||late August||early November||February|
|Admission Decisions:||mid September||late November||February|
|Enrollment Procedure Notification:||early March|
For detailed schedule, refer to each Admission Guideline.
Doctoral Programs in Medical Science is a continuous program of our Master’s Program in Medical Science, therefore there are very few vacancies for those who will transfer from other graduate schools.
3. Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Applicants are recommended to confirm “Frequently Asked Questions and Answers” before they start their application procedures.
4. Admission Guidelines and Application Forms
Admission Guidelines and Application Forms