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Application Guidelines for International Students

Kansai Medical University Graduate School of Medicine Application Guidelines for April 2024 Admission

1. Entrance Examination Schedule

Entrance Examination Schedule for April, 2024 Admission is as follows.


Schedule (JST)

Application Period
for Admission
Tuesday October 10, 2023 -
Friday November 17, 2023
Entrance Examination Period End of November to Middle of December
Notification of Results Wednesday January 10, 2024
12:00 noon
Enrollment Procedure
Wednesday January 10, 2024 -
Friday January 26, 2024

2. Application Procedure

(1) Check application eligibility

Check your qualification for admission to the Doctoral Program, Kansai Medical University
from the following "Doctoral Program Application Eligibility". 

If the applicant only meets requirement (2), individual preliminary screening (hereinafter
referred to as "eligibility screening” will be conducted in order to be qualified for admission.)

*Doctoral Program Application Eligibility


(2) Prepare and submit application documents

Prepare application documents by referring to the following "List of application documents".
Some documents have specified formats, so please download them from below. 
"Research fields 2023" which is necessary to complete the application form is also available
from below. 

After completing all the documents, please submit the data of application documents
by e-mail to gradumed(at)hirakata.kmu.ac.jp by deadline, Friday, November 17, 2023.
(Please replace "(at)" with "@" when sending e-mail.)

*Download specified formats &
 Research fields from below.

 List of appliation documents  PDF
 Application form for eligibility screening  Word
 Application form (Form A-1, A-2)  Excel
 PDF (Form A-1Form A-2
 Agreement for Defraying Expenses  Word
 Research fields 2023  Research fields 2023 
 *Please choose your preferred research fileld from Research fields 2023.
 *Before applying, it's required to have a contact
with the professor of your preferred research 
In order to contact the professor, please contact
with the Office of Graduate School first.


*Required documents are different for applicants who need eligibility screening and those
who do not.
 *If you need eligibility screening, the deadline should be different from the above. Please
contact the Office of Graduate School in advance for more details.  

(3) Pay the application fee

Please transfer the application fee (5,000 JPY) during the application period, Tuesday,
October 10, 2023 – Friday, November 17, 2023
to the specified bank account. 

Refer to following "List of application documents" for the back account information.

Please note that application fee is not refundable in any cases.

List of application documents

(4) Entrance Examination

Entrance examination will be conducted by the supervising professor of your preferred
research field based on your application documents. Detail of the examination will be
informed after your application. 

3.Enrollment Procedure

If you pass the entrance examination, you are required to complete the following enrollment procedure (1) & (2) during the enrollment procedure period, Wednesday, January 10, 2024 – Friday, January 26, 2024. Failure to meet the deadline will be result in denial of admission. More details about enrollment procedure will be announced if you pass the exam.

(1) Submit Pledge by e-mail to the Office of Graduate School

(2) Transfer Admission fee, tuition, and personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research to the specified bank account. 

(3) Submit the copy of your residence card after you arrive Japan). 

Admission fee  200,000 JPY
Tuition (for a half year) 125,000 JPY

Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research (for 4 years)

3,300 JPY

*Tuition may be exempted under certain conditions.
Information on the exemption condition and procedure will be provided after you pass the exam.
*Tuition must be paid for a half year every six months.
*Admission fee, tuition, and Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research will not be refunded under any circumstances.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Office of Graduate School, Department of the Medical Administrative Office

Kansai Medical University
2-5-1 Shinmachi, Hirakata, Osaka 573-1010, Japan
Tel : +81-72-804-0101
(extension) 2225
Email: gradumed(at)hirakata.kmu.ac.jp
*Please replace "(at)" with "@" when sending e-mail.