The Graduate School of Medical Research recently underwent major restructuring and was organized into the following 8 fields of research: Organ Function and Metabolism, Integrated Neurosciences, Bio-response Medicine, Bio-regeneration, and Environmental Medicine, as part of the Medical Sciences Courses, and Molecular Medicine, Pain Research, and Gene Medicine and Therapeutic Regeneration, as part of the Advanced Medical Science Courses. As a result, large-scale collaborative research projects are now much more accessible and several new research projects are presently underway. For fulfilling the intended functions of the new system, adequate human resources are needed for development. As a means to promote admissions to the Graduate School, we have inaugurated Day and Evening Courses, along with significant reductions in tuition expenses. We firmly believe that these improvements will attract a large number of students to our graduate school, leading to its activation and resulting in a full function of the new system.


The Graduate School of Medical Research of Hyogo College of Medicine (hereinafter, referred to as the Graduate School of Medical Research) is based on the founding principles of the College, ‘Service for the Welfare of Society’, ‘Deep Love Toward Humankind’, and ‘Profound Scientific Understanding of Human Beings’. In addition, its primary goal is a quest for truth in regard to health and illness from an advanced scientific viewpoint, and is dedicated to sharing the fruit of its advancements for the welfare of society.


The Graduate School of Medical Research is dedicated to progress in medicine and treatment through diligent study of theories of medical science and their application by cultivating high level research capacity and a broad range of scholarly knowledge. These form the basis of our noble spirit for love of humanity required of our creative and self-motivated researchers and medical professionals who show high expertise and skills, and return the fruit of their research to benefit society

Educational objectives

For achieving its goal, the Graduate School of Medical Research has established two major courses divided into eight fields of study. In each field, high level research, as well as development of specialist knowledge and skillful medical treatment are emphasized. Furthermore, as a result of our educational research activities, benevolence toward humanity and moral values, broad collaboration with society, world citizenship, and practical skills for high-level lifelong learning will be acquired.

Distinctive systems

Day and evening courses

We have designed our course schedule with special consideration for adult students by application of the special preferential measures for educational methods under Article 14 of the Standards for Establishment of Graduate Schools. The Graduate School of Medical Research provides education through lectures or research guidance in the evening, or at other specific times and periods for working students that does not require them to leave their job. Adult students include those who are working in hospitals, educational/research organizations, and private companies, and their status is guaranteed even after enrollment in the courses.

Tuition exemption and reduction

1. Exemptions. Students pursuing basic coursework, those under the guidance of a full-time professor belonging to the Institute for Advanced Medical Sciences or teaching liberal arts courses, and specially qualified overseas students who attend lectures or receive research guidance mainly in the daytime will be exempted from tuition and payment of school expenses for laboratory training and practice.
2. Reductions. Regardless of their employment or having regular work or not, students who have income verification of a monthly basic salary of \250,000 or less (including income from part-time work) will gain a reduction in tuition and school expenses for laboratory training and practice. In both cases, the application must first be approved by the Board of Education for the Graduate School System, followed by approval from the Faculty Council of the Graduate School.

Early conferral of degrees

In principle, a degree can be earned while in graduate school upon completion of the third year with an endorsement from the supervising professor. For early conferral of a degree, the application must be made midway through the third year. Since 2000, a few students each year have completed the graduate program with early conferral.

Academic award for graduates

For encouraging the research activities of graduate students, an Academic Award for Students of the Graduate School of Medical Research is awarded to those who earn their degree within the standard time period and have shown significant achievements in research conducted during their time of study in the program.

Research subsidy for graduate students

For the purpose of promoting research by students of the Graduate School of Medical Research, including specially qualified overseas students, research subsidies are available for the time of studying for the degree thesis.

* All the data in this site was arranged at 2009.