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Master of Science (MS) Program in Medical Science

Admission Information

Enrollment Capacity

Program in Medical Science Admission Capacity40
* The Course for Genetic Counseling has an enrolment quota of around four students. In the case the Course for Genetic Counseling reaches the enrolment quota during the Schedule A Entrance Examination, the Course for Genetic Counseling will not accept applicants during the Schedule B Entrance Examination.

Admission Requirements

All applicants must have met or expect to meet one of the requirements listed below by March 31, 2021.
  1. Applicants who have graduated from a university in accordance with the School Education Act
  2. Applicants who have obtained a bachelor's degree in accordance with the School Education Act Article 104, Clause 4
  3. Applicants who have completed 16 years of formal education outside of Japan
    [*1 Applicants must confirm they meet the requirements before applying]
  4. Applicants who have obtained a degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree by graduating from an academic program at least 3 years in lengthb) at a school or university outside of Japana)
    [*1 Applicants must confirm they meet the requirements before applying]
    a) Applicants must have graduated from an institution certified by a government or accreditation institution outside of Japan that reviews academic and research activities, or that has been approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
    b) Applicants who have graduated from a distance learning course administered by a school outside of Japan while living in Japan or from an international school in Japan, whose curriculum corresponds to a country outside of Japan and has been approved by MEXT are qualified to apply.
  5. Applicants who have been approved by MEXT
    [*1 Applicants must confirm they meet the requirements before applying]
    Applicants who have completed a specialized course in a vocational school approved by MEXT of at least 4 years in length. 
    Applicants who do not meet any of the requirements listed above may be able to apply if they meet the requirement listed in 6 below.
  6. Applicants whom the Graduate School has recognized through separate assessment of admission requirements as possessing the equivalent or greater academic ability than a person who has graduated from an undergraduate program as provided in the School Education Act 
    [Application requirements will be examined*2]

Entrance Examination for Working Adults

Applicants who meet the requirements mentioned above and who are currently working must submit a letter of consent, etc. from the head of their workplace.

Entrance Examination for International Applicants
(excludes special permanent residents)

In addition to the requirements mentioned above, it is preferable for international applicants to have passed Level N5 or above of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) (Level 4 or above in the old JLPT) held by Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (in Japan) or the Japan Foundation (overseas) (certificate must be submitted).

Entrance Examination for International Applicants Living Abroad (Pre-travel Acceptance Scheme)

In addition to meeting the above application requirements, applicants who meet all of conditions (1) to (3) below will take an oral examination over the internet, based on which a decision on acceptance will be made, without the need for the applicant to travel to Japan.
  1. Persons who are currently living outside Japan and who do not hold Japanese citizenship;
  2. Persons who, after acceptance, will be able to obtain residence status (student) as an international student of Juntendo University;
  3. Persons who meet one of the following language requirements and who are able to submit the corresponding test certificates (in principle, such certificates must be dated on or after January 1, 2015).
(Security Export Control System in Japan)
In accordance with the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act, which seeks to protect both national and international peace and security, Juntendo University has established the Juntendo University Security Export Control Regulations to preserve academic and research activities. International students accepted into the graduate school program should consult with their supervising professor about their research prior to submitting the application because there are cases where students have to modify their application due to the research.  International students accepted into the graduate school program must sign a pledge indicating they will comply with the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act at the time of their enrolment.

*1 Confirmation of Preliminary Requirements

Any applicant to whom the requirements in 3. or 4. above apply should consult JUIC prior to application to confirm their eligibility in advance.
JUIC (Juntendo University International Center):
Tel: 03-3813-3795
e-mail: juic★juntendo.ac.jp
*Please change the above "★" to "@" and send.

Any applicant to whom the requirements in 5. above apply should consult with the Academic Affairs Department (Graduate School Division) prior to application.
Academic Affairs Department (Graduate School Division):
Tel: 03-5802-1020
e-mail: LMS★juntendo.ac.jp
*Please change the above "★" to "@" and send.

*2 Assessment of Application (Enrollment) Requirements

Applicants who are applying to the Graduate School based on the application requirements listed in 6. will be assessed by the Graduate School Committee as to whether they meet the application requirements before they apply.
Applicants seeking an assessment of their eligibility to apply must submit all of the documents listed below. An applicant will only be able to undertake the application procedures if their eligibility to apply is approved.
  1. Documents for Request for Assessment of Application (Enrollment) Requirements
    I. Graduate School of Medicine Master's Program Application Requirements Assessment Request (Form 1)
    II. Professional/Research Experience (Form 2)
  2. The request should be sent to the following address:
    Entrance Examination Section
    Academic Affairs Department (Graduate School Division)
    Juntendo University Hongo Ochanomizu Campus
    2-1-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8421, JAPAN
    TEL: 03-5802-1020; FAX: 03-3813-3622
    e-mail: LMS★juntendo.ac.jp
    *Please change the above "★" to "@" and send.
  3. Request Deadlines
    Schedule A: Friday, August 14, 2020
    Schedule B: Friday, November 13, 2020
    * There is a possibility that requests submitted after the deadline may still be accepted. Please consult with the admissions office.
  4. Assessment Fee
    Applicants who have their requirements confirmed will be charged the Entrance Examination Fee when they undertake the entrance application process.
  5. Notice of Results of Assessment
    The results of the assessment will be notified to the applicant.

Selection Process,
Application Period,
Entrance Examination Dates, etc.

Examination in Japan

ClassificationSchedule A ExaminationSchedule B Examination
Selection ProcessGeneral Entrance Examination
Entrance Examination for Working Adults
Entrance Examination for International Students
General Entrance Examination
Entrance Examination for Working Adults
Entrance Examination for International Students
Application PeriodMonday, July 20, 2020 -
Friday, August 28, 2020
Monday, November 9, 2020 -
Friday, December 11, 2020
Entrance Examination DateThursday, September 10, 2020Thursday, January 7, 2021
 Language Examination
(English)
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(90 min.)
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(90 min.)
Oral ExaminationFrom 13:00From 13:00
Notification of AcceptanceFriday, October 16, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.Friday, February 12, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
Enrollment DeadlineMonday, October 19, 2020 -
Monday, November 9, 2020
Monday, February 15, 2021 -
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 

Examination Outside Japan

ClassificationSchedule A ExaminationSchedule B Examination
Selection ProcessEntrance Examination for International Students Living Abroad (Pre-travel Acceptance Scheme)Entrance Examination for International Students Living Abroad (Pre-travel Acceptance Scheme)
Application PeriodMonday, July 20, 2020 -
Friday, August 28, 2020
Monday, November 9, 2020 -
Friday, December 11, 2020
Entrance Examination DateThursday, September 10, 2020Thursday, January 7, 2021
Oral ExaminationFrom 13:00From 13:00
Notification of AcceptanceFriday, October 16, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.Friday, February 12, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
Enrollment DeadlineMonday, October 19, 2020 -
Monday, November 9, 2020
Monday, February 15, 2021 -
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 
* The oral examination will be conducted over the internet, so an internet connection test will be conducted beforehand. The timing and other details of the connection test will be decided after applications have been received and applicants will be advised thereafter.

[Conditions for Exemption from Language Examination]

Applicants who meet one of the following four conditions will be exempt from taking the Language Examination. Applicants must submit the corresponding test certificates along with their application forms. In principle, such examination records should be from no earlier than January 1, 2015.
  1. TOEFL
    iBT: 60 or above; Paper: 500 or above
  2. IELTS
    5.5 or above
  3. TOEIC
    600 or above
  4. JLPT
    N5 (4 in old JLPT)
* Applicants who have passed the language test that is regularly held by the Graduate School of Medicine of the University will be exempted from the language examination.

Application Documents

Please download the application forms from the links below, enter the required information, and print the completed forms before submitting.
Please check the Graduate Student Recruitment Guidelines for the details such as other application documents.

Approval of a department professor

Applicants must receive the approval of a department professor before they may submit their application.
* Applicants who do not know how to contact their desired professor should contact the Hongo Ochanomizu Campus Academic Affairs Department (Graduate School Division).

Tuition and Expenses

Cost Item1st Year2nd Year
1) Matriculation FeeJPY 200,000-
2) TuitionJPY 400,000JPY 400,000
3) Machinery and Equipment CostsJPY 150,000JPY 150,000
Total TuitionJPY 750,000JPY 550,000
  1. Tuition and expenses (annual) for each academic year are as above.
  2. Reimbursement of enrolment fee for declining enrollees: Accepted applicants who later wish to decline their acceptance must submit a specified written notification of their intention by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 to have the fees paid, less the Matriculation Fee, reimbursed.
  3. Matriculation scholarships: Applicants who have graduated from a Juntendo University undergraduate or graduate program, or who work full time for Juntendo University (at the time of the entrance examination) may qualify for a JPY 100,000 matriculation scholarship, upon consideration of their academic performance, work experience, work performance, and other factors.
  4. Tuition installment payments: Enrolled students who are unable to pay their tuition and experiment training costs by the deadline may apply to pay these expenses in up to two installments in principle, if they submit a letter of request for payment by installment, stating their reasons. (However, the Matriculation Fee must be paid by the deadline.)

Scholarship System and Research Funding Assistance

  1. Outstanding students who, in consideration of their educational and research activities, are recognized as achieving particularly excellent academic results, may be eligible for an exemption or reduction of their tuition fees.
  2. Self-funded international students may be eligible to receive a scholarship to mitigate their financial burden, pending a review of their financial circumstances.
  3. Self-funded international students who have enrolled through the Entrance Examination for International Students Living Abroad (Pre-travel Acceptance Scheme) and who meet certain other requirements, including separately established academic achievement and income levels, may apply for the grant scholarship, Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students
  4. Juntendo University nominates international students for scholarships with JASSO.
To request an application please contact the Juntendo University Hongo Ochanomizu Campus Academic Affairs Department (Graduate School Division) by phone (03-5802-1020) or email (LMS★juntendo.ac.jp).
*Please change the above "★" to "@" and send.