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Guidelines for applicants (Graduate School)

2018 Guidelines for applicants (First examination/Second examination) Hyogo College of Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine

I Enrollment limit: 60 (A few special for foreign students)

Courses Field of research Subjects examination Enrollment limit
Medical Science Courses Organ Function and Metabolism Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Cardiovascular Medicine, G-I Diseases, Hepatology and Clinical Research on Biliary and Pancreatic Disease, Diabetology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Nephrology, Hepatobiliarypancreatic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Lower Gastrointestinal Surgery, Breast and Endocrine Surgery,Cardiovascular Surgery,Thoracic Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, Stomatology and OralOncology, General Internal Medicine, General Medicine and Community Health Science, Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Community Health Care,Inflammatory Bowel Disease 40 60
Integrated Neurosciences Neurobiology, Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology,Neuropharmacology, Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (Musculoskeletal Research),Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ophthalmology, Rehabilitation Science
Bioresponse Medicine Physiome, Immunology, Parasitology, Medical Microbiology, Infection Control and Prevention, Molecular Pathology, Molecular and Diagnostic Pathology, Molecular Medical Genetics, Clinical Immunology, Respiratory Medicine, Pediatrics, Molecular Dermatology, Radiology, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics, Thoracic Oncology, *Radiation Oncology, *Medical Physics, *Clinical Oncology
Bioregeneration Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Regenerative Medicine for Cardiovascular Disorders, Regenerative Medicine, Skin Regeneration and Repair, Plastic Surgery, Regenerative Medicine with Hematopietic stem cells
Environmental Medicine Environmental Pathophysiology, Public Health, Legal Medicine, Disaster Medicine, Medical Education, Biostatistics, Methods and Applications of Clinical Research
Advanced Medical Science Courses Molecular Medicine Development of Human Disease Model, Molecular and Gene Therapy, Rheumatology, Molecular Control of Skin Disorders, Biology of Hematopoietic Stem Cell, Allergology 20
Pain Research Pain Research, Clinical Pain Research, Neurological Therapeutics
Gene Medicine and Therapeutic Regeneration Regenetative Medicine for Central Nervous System, Cell and Gene Therapy

(Note)

  1. For the information about specific courses in various subjects examination, please refer to the Appendix.
  2. Applicant must elect major, research area and lecture course for which he/she is going to apply and fill in the application form. Up to the second choice is acceptable.

#Courses are subject to change.

*Subjects of the Cancer Professional Development Plan major.

Day- and Night-courses

Out of special consideration of providing working people with learning opportunity, the university, based on the Special measure in educational methods as stipulated in the Article 14 in the University Establishment Standards, gives lecture and research guidance during the night time or any other specific time or period where it is so required so as the student need not leave the present job. The time slot for the night includes the 6th (18:00-19:15 p.m.) and the 7th (19:25-20:40 p.m.). The term working people indicates those working for the hospitals, educational or research institutes, companies etc. and keep the status as such after entering the university.

Tuition remission program *Planned to be revised.
1.Exemption
Those students who are under the guidance of the full-time professor at the rudimentary medicine courses, Institute for Advanced Medical Sciences or Section of general Education (refer to the Appendix) and the special foreign students who attend the lecture and receive the research guidance mainly in the day time slot will be eligible for the tuition remission. The remission requires the approvals at the two sessions: first, by the Board of Education for Graduate School System, and then, by the Faculty Meeting of the Research Course.
2.Reduction
The tuition and experimental and training expenses will be reduced for students who can prove that their basic monthly earnings are less than 250,000 yen (including income from part-time jobs) whether or not he/she has regular work.

In either case, after the approval of the graduate school program board of education, the approval from the faculty meeting of the graduate school is required.

 

II Qualification for the application

  1. Graduates from the medical science, dental science or 6-year course of veterinary science or pharmaceutical sciences of the university. Or those who are expected to graduate in March 2018.
  2. Those who completed*the 18-year course of school education outside Japan (the final course has to be of either medical science, dental science, veterinary science, or pharmaceutical sciences)
    *Since it may not be 18 years in a foreign country, his/her qualification will be the subject of a separate examination.
  3. Those who fall under the conditions as designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
[‘Those who fall under the conditions as designated by the MEXT’ indicated those who fall under either of the following categories.]

(1)Those who studied medical science or dental science at the medical or dental faculty of the university under the old system based on the old university law (loyal decree No.388 issued in 1918) and graduated from the faculty as such.

(2)Those who graduated from the National Defense Medical College under the Defense Agency Act (Law No.164 stipulated in 1954).

(3)Those who completed the master course; or those who are qualified for the degree of MA; or those who were in the five-year doctoral course which does not have a distinction between the first two-year course and latter three-year course and studied for more than two years and earned the credit over 30 units and undergone the necessary research guidance (including those who fall under the condition of No.1 in Article 6 of the old degree law (Law No.9, Ministry of Education, 1953) prior to the revision based on the ministerial ordinance for partial revision of the law of academic degree (Decree No.29, Ministry of Education, 1974) and who are acknowledged to have the equivalent or superior academic ability to those who studied and graduated from the medical, dental or veterinary course in the graduate school or honors course of the university.

(4)Those who graduated from the university (except the courses of medical science, dental science and 6-year veterinary and pharmaceutical sciences) or who engaged in the research in the university or research institute etc. for more than two years after the completion of 16-year course under the school education system in foreign countries and who are acknowledged through their study results to be equivalent or superior (when in the graduate school) to those who graduated from the courses of medical science, dental science or 6-year veterinary and pharmaceutical sciences.

(5)Those who are acknowledged through our application qualification examination to be equivalent or superior to those who graduated from the 6-year courses of medical science, dental science or veterinary science and those who will become 24 years old by April 1, 2018.

  1. Any person who falls under the category of application qualification 3.(4) and (5) is required to submit the following application documents to the Education Affairs Section during the following period, for the application qualification examinations to be conducted prior to the application. The results of the application qualification examinations will be notified to the applicant.
    a.Period for accepting the documents for the application qualification examinations
    The first
    examination
    Mon. July 3, 2017 – Sat. July 15, 2017
    The second
    examination
    Mon. November 27, 2017 – Fri. December 8, 2017
    b.Application documents
    According to the application form for the application qualification examinations(Form 1,2,3,10 PDF/Word
  2. Those applicants for the special foreign student seats must fulfill the conditions of the above 2, or 3 and have the letter of recommendation by the supervisor and personal references by two Japanese-resident guarantors.
  3. In case the applicant is a doctor (or dentist) who will be under the guidance of a professor in the clinical course, it is desirable that the person concerned has completed or is expected to complete the clinical training as required by the Medical Practitioners’ Law or the Dentists Law.
 

III Application period

The first examination Mon. August 7, 2017 – Sat. August 19, 2017
The second examination Mon. January 15, 2018 – Fri. January 26, 2018

Office hours are 900 a.m. – 4;00 p.m. (Monday – Friday)
9;00 a.m. – 12;00 p.m. (Saturday)
Forwarding by post: Within the application date as indicated by the postmark on the envelope

 

IV Application procedure

  1. Location of the reception and the mailing address for the written form (also for enquiries and request for application documents)

    Graduate School Subsection, School Affairs Section (No.5 Bld 1st floor)
    Hyogo College of Medicine
    1-1 Mukogawa-cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo 663-8501, Japan
    Telephone: 0798-45-6163 (Directline)
    (5 minutes on foot from the West Exit, Mukogawa Station, Hanshin Electric Railway)

  2. Application documents required (※ required for all applicants for both Day- and Night-courses)
    Application for admission(PDF/Excel) The application written in by the applicant using the designated form of the graduate school, Hyogo College of Medicine
    Dossier The dossier prepared by the head of the applicant’s graduating school (faculty). This dossier is not required of the applicants graduated from Hyogo College of Medicine.
    Photograph (two leaves) Photographs (in color) of waist-up, full face and uncovered head, taken within three months prior to the application. The dimension is to be 5cm by 4cm. Photographs must be pasted on the specified column on the application for the admission (examination admission card and name card).
    Graduation (prospect) certificate The certificate prepared by the head of the applicant’s graduating school (faculty). This certificate is not required of the applicants graduated from Hyogo College of Medicine.
    Completion (prospect) certificate A certificate of completion (prospect) and the academic transcript are required of applicants who have completed (or so expected) the master’s course at the graduate school.
    Medical license or Dental license (copy) When the applicant is a medical doctor or dentist, a copy of license is required.
    Completion certificate of clinical training course When the applicant has completed the clinical training course, the certificate as such is required.
    Night course Approval for taking examination/school attendance (Form 4)
    (PDF/Word)
    Required of the applicant who is on service now and will maintain the present status after admission.
    Commendatory letter for tuition remission (Form 5)
    (PDF/Word)
    Application for tuition remission (Form 6)
    (PDF/Word)
    Only persons who fall under the category of internal regulations for the school expenses exemption and reductions for the graduate school
    Commendatory letter for tuition reduction (Form 7)
    (PDF/Word)
    Application for tuition reduction (Form 8)
    (PDF/Word)
    Only persons who fall under the category of internal regulations for the school expenses exemption and reductions for the graduate school
    Fee for official examination 30,000 Japanese yen. To be sent by money order. The column for the ‘designated recipient’ and ‘commission’ must be left blank.
    Document required of the foreign citizen ・Certification of the original registration issued by the head of the prefectural and city government which include the description of the residentional status is required for the foreign citizen applicant.
    ・Personal reference (Form 9)(PDF/Word)
    ・Letter of recommendation (Form 10) (PDF/Word)

Please note the following

  1. Please fill in clearly in print in black ink or ballpoint, in the case of the handwriting. Incomplete or illegible paperwork will not be accepted.
  2. Above mentioned application documents have to be either taken to our office in one lump by the applicant or sent infallibly by registered mail within the designated due date.
  3. When requesting the forwarding of the examination admission card by mail, please enclose 792 yen in postage stamp.
  4. Once accepted, the application documents and examination fee will not be returned for whatever reason.
 

V Judging system for enrollee

The enrollee is selected by the comprehensive judgment of the results of achievement test and dossier of the graduating school.

  1. Subjects of examination

    Foreign language (English) [Use of English-Japanese dictionary (except the digital dictionary with the function of translating a whole sentence) is allowed.]
    Interview [The examinee who already finished an interview with the professor may be exempted from the interview.]

  2. Date and location of the examination
    Date Subjects and time Site
    The first examination Tue. September 12, 2017 Foreign language (English) 9;30-11;30 a.m.
    Interview 12;00 p.m
    Hyogo College of Medicine
    The second examination Fri. February 9, 2018

    *

    In the foreign language (English) examination, two questions are given in English-Japanese category and another two in question-and-answer-in-English category. Applicants must choose two questions. Foreign students may choose any two questions out of the above mentioned four questions, too.

 

VI Announcement of admission

The first examination Fri. October 6, 2017
The second examination Fri. February 23, 2018

The results will be noticed at 10;00 a.m. on the billboard on campus, Hyogo College of Medicine. The results also will be noticed on the homepage of Hyogo College of Medicine. Meanwhile, the acceptance letter and documents for entrance procedure will be sent to the accepted students. It is desirable, however, that those who have on campus work, etc. will receive the notification and the documents from the educational affairs section.

 

VII Entrance procedure


  1. The first examination Tue. October 10, 2017 – Sat. October 21, 2017
    The second examination Mon. February 26, 2018 – Fri. March 9, 2018

    Successful applicants must pay in and submit the school expense and documents as shown below between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (by 12:00 p.m. on Saturday) during the above period. (We do not accept the payment on the 2nd and the 4th Saturday.)

    School Expense General 350,000 yen
    (Breakdown: Entrance fee: 100,000 yen
    Annual tuition: 150,000 yen
    Annual experimental and training expenses: 100,000 yen)
    Those who have their school expenses exempted Entrance fee: 100,000 yen
    Those who have their school expenses reduced 200,000 yen
    Breakdown: Entrance fee: 100,000 yen
    Annual tuition: 50,000 yen
    Annual experimental and training expenses: 50,000 yen
    Personal reference After designating the two guarantors, the fact as such must be filled in the designated form.
    Student card After designating the two guarantors, the fact as such must be filled in the designated form.
    Photograph (two leaves) Photographs (in color) of waist-up, full face and uncovered head, taken within three months prior to the submission and sized 5cm by 4cm. One of the photographs must be pasted on the specified column on the student card and the other must be submitted with the student’s name written overleaf.
    Written consent for school attendance
    (Form 11 PDF/Word)
    In the case that the place of employment was not decided when taking the entrance examination but is decided at the time of admission procedure
    ※If not decided, be sure to submit the place of employment by March 31, 2017
  2. When the above procedure has not been completed within the designated deadline, the acceptance shall be canceled taking that he/she does not wish to enroll.
  3. To the person who offered to decline the admission not later than the last day of entrance procedure the tuition fees etc. (except the admission fee) shall be refunded.
 

VIII Release of the individual entrance examinations results (first and second)

We release the individual results of the entrance examination (first and second) as the following only when we receive a request from the applicant him/herself.

  1. Subject: Applicants who were rejected this year.
  2. Content of release: Score of foreign language (English) examination.
  3. Request period: Mon. April 2, 2018 – Fri. April 13, 2018 (Should be postmarked on or before April 14, 2017 .)
  4. Date of release: After Wed. May 2, 2018
  5. How to apply: Mail the following documents with “Request for Release of Entrance Examination Result” written in read on the front of an envelope.
    • (1)“Request for Release of Entrance Examination Result”filled by the applicant
    • The form can be downloaded from our website (Entrance Examination Information).(PDF /Word
    • (2)A stamped, self-addressed envelope (Postage: 380 yen, Size: 23.5cm x 12cm)
    • (3)Examination admission card.
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    • [Mail to] Hyogo College of Medicine Graduate School Subsection, School Affairs Section 1-1 Mukogawa-cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo 663-8501, Japan
    • [Contact us] TEL:0798-45-6163   FAX:0798-45-6168
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IX Scholarship system

Mode of loan Class 1 (interest-free) Class 2
Monthly amount 80,000 yen or 122,000 yen To be chosen from 50,000; 80,000; 100,000; 130,000; and 150,000 yen
 

X Research assistant system

We have a system called Research assistant system where non-medical doctors and special foreign students are recruited as research assistants. Research assistants are engaged in subsidiary operation in the research projects conducted by the Hyogo College of Medicine and are granted an allowance of 100,000 yen per month.

 

XI Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research〔Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (Juridical foundation)〕

The enrollee may obtain this personal accident insurance (optional) which is effective for 4 years after his/her admittance for 3,370 yen (as of April 1, 2017).
A claim will be paid when the insured sustains a physical injury as a result of a sudden and unexpected accident of an external origin during educational and research activities in and out of the graduate school in which the insured is enrolled. However, sickness will not be covered hereunder.

 

Protection of the personal data

  • We strive for the relevant and secured management of the personal data in compliance with the ‘Act for the protection of personal data’.
  • All personal data collected (name, address and others) will be used by the university to institute the entrance examination (i.e. processing the application and carrying out the examination), announcement of test results, entrance process, management of credit and school registration after the admission and the corresponding business with these.
  • The personal information received by us will not be disclosed or passed on, or communicated, to the third parties without the prior first-person consent unless it is so required by the law.

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