PhD Program at a Glance

Duration: Four years
Degree Conferred: PhD in Medicine
Admission Capacity: 80 for the 2017 academic year
Specialties: Medical Science and Applied Medicine (April enrollment only)
Language: Courses are mainly conducted in English


Eligibility for Admission:

  • Applicants who have completed or who expect to complete 18 years of full-time education majoring in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, or Pharmacy at the university level before enrollment
  • Applicants who have completed or expect to complete a Master's program in a relevant field before enrollment
  • Applicants who have completed 16 years of full-time education and have afterwards completed at least two years of research at a university or research institution. Such applicants' research must be of equal or higher quality than that of graduates who majored in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, or Pharmacy at a Japanese university.
  • Applicants who have been determined by Keio University to be as capable as those who have completed an undergraduate program (majoring Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacology or Veterinary Medicine)

Note:Applicants for September 2017 enrollment must complete an undergraduate or graduate program outside Japan.
All applicants must contact the Office of Student Services to confirm their eligibility at least a month prior to each application period.

Examination

September Examination (for April 2017 enrollment)
Web entry & application fee payment period Jul 25 – Aug 5, 2016
Application period Aug 1 – Aug 5, 2016
Examination date Sep 29 – Sep 30, 2016
Announcement of results Oct 14, 2016, 11:00 a.m.
Enrollment registration Dec 12 – Dec 16, 2016
January Examination (for April and September 2017 enrollment)
Web entry & application fee payment period Nov 28 – Dec 4, 2016
Web entry period Nov 28– Dec 9, 2016
Application period Dec 5 – Dec 9, 2016
Examination date Jan 12 – Jan 13, 2017
Announcement of results Jan 27, 2017, 11:00 a.m.
Enrollment registration
(for April enrollment)
(for September enrollment)
Feb 6 – Feb 10, 2017
Jul 31-Aug 4, 2017

Application Process

We strongly recommend that you read the [application guide] prior to beginning the application process. Applicants must discuss their research plans in detail with a graduate school committee member of the program they wish to participate in, and obtain that committee member's preliminary consent to become the applicant's research supervisor. You can search for professors' research fields by looking at [Faculty List]. For their contact information, please inquire with the Office of Student Services by email.



Step1) Web Entry for Online Application

Applicants must complete their web entry during the prescribed period and submit the completed web entry page by post with the other application documents.
Please click the link below to access to the web entry system directly:
Web Entry this page will be available one week prior to each application period.



Step2) Application fee payment

The application fee is JPY 35,000.
Follow the directions given on the website below to make payment by credit card:
https://e-shiharai.net/ecard/



Step3) Application documents submission

All application documents listed below must be sent to Office of Student Services, Keio University Shinanomachi Campus, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8582, Japan, by a method that allows tracking, such as EMS and couriers (e.g. FedEx, DHL, etc.). Applications must be postmarked by the last day of the application period.

Examination

Contents

  • English comprehension test (no dictionaries)
  • Oral assessment (in English or Japanese)

Schedule

September Examination (for April 2017 enrollment):
Date Time Content Location
Sep 29, 2016 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
(seated by 9:20 a.m.)
English comprehension test Large Conference Room
(Building 2, 11th floor)
Sep 30, 2016 Announced on
Sep 29, 2016
Oral assessment Lecture Room 4 (Education and Research Building, 4th floor)
January Examination (for April and September 2017 enrollment):
Date Time Content Location
Jan 12, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
(seated by 9:20 a.m.)
English comprehension test Large Conference Room
(Building 2, 11th floor)
Jan 13, 2017 Announced on
Jan 12, 2017
Oral assessment Lecture Room 4 (Education and Research Building, 4th floor)

Announcement of Examination Results

Examination results will be announced on the following dates:
1. September Examination: October 14, 2016, 11:00 a.m.
2. January Examination: January 27, 2017, 11:00 a.m.
Applicants can check their results on the Graduate School of Medicine’s website (Applicants will be notified of the URL on the day of the English comprehension test). An announcement will also be posted on the bulletin board near the Office of Student Services.

Enrollment Registration

Enrollment registration consists of the submission of required documents and payment of academic fees. Required documents will be informed to applicants who have successfully passed the entrance examination. For details regarding available scholarships, please visit Scholarship Information for International Students.

Registration periods:
- September examination: December 12, 2016 - December 16, 2016
- January examination:
April 2017 enrollment: February 6, 2017 - February 10, 2017
September 2017 enrollment: July 31, 2017- August 4, 2017

For inquiries or concerns, please contact:
Office of Student Services, Keio University School of Medicine
Email: medgrad[ at ]info.keio.ac.jp
(Please replace [ at ] with @ when emailing us.)