PhD Program at a Glance

Duration: Four years
Degree Conferred: PhD in Medicine
Admission Capacity: 80 for the 2018 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 2018 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 2018 enrollment)
Web entry & application fee payment period Jul 17 – 28, 2017
Application period Jul 24 – 28, 2017
Examination date Oct 5 – 6, 2017
Announcement of results Oct 20, 2017, 11:00 a.m.
Enrollment registration Feb 19 – 23, 2018
January Examination (for April and September 2018 enrollment)
Web entry & application fee payment period Nov 27 – Dec 8, 2017
Application period Dec 4 – Dec 8, 2017
Examination date Jan 11 – Jan 12, 2018
Announcement of results Jan 26, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Enrollment registration
(for April enrollment)
(for September enrollment)
Feb 19 – Feb 23, 2018
Jul 30-Aug 3, 2018

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
Oct 5, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
(seated by 9:20 a.m.)
English comprehension test Lecture Room 4
(New Education and Research Building, 4th floor)
Oct 6, 2017 Announced on
Oct 5, 2017
Oral assessment Lecture Room 4 (New Education and Research Building, 4th floor)
January Examination (for April and September 2018 enrollment):
Date Time Content Location
Jan 11, 2018 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 12, 2018 Announced on
Jan 12, 2017
Oral assessment PBL Room(Medical School Building 2, 2th floor)

Announcement of Examination Results

Examination results will be announced on the following dates:
1. September Examination: October 20, 2017, 11:00 a.m.
2. January Examination: January 26, 2018, 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: Feb 19, 2018 - 23, 2018
- January examination:
April 2018 enrollment: Feb 19, 2018 - 23, 2018
September 2018 enrollment: Jul 30, 2018- Aug 3, 2018

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.)