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Admission Procedures

Students can be admitted through one of the following three ways:

A degree can be acquired.

Undergraduate Course

How to apply

Please refer to the Guidebook for Applicants to be announced in mid-July and the Application Guidelines (for special admission / privately financed foreign students) to be announced in late-September on the following website.

Information Website about Kanazawa University Entrance Examination (Undergraduate Course):

https://www.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/education/admission/boshuyoko

 

 

Awarding of Academic Degrees

The bachelor’s degree will be awarded to students who successfully graduate from the University.

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Graduate School

Eligibility for Application

The applicant should be a national of a country other than Japan and correspond to any of the following.

Master's Course, Master's Level Section of Integrated Course and Professional Degree Course(Graduate School of Law)

(1) A person who has graduated from a college stipulated in Article 83 of the School Education Law, or who is expected to graduate from such a college by the day before admission.

(2) A person who has been awarded a bachelor’s degree in accordance with fourth paragraph of Article 104 of the School Education Law, or who is expected to be awarded such a degree by the day before admission.

(3) A person who has completed 16 years of the school curriculum of a foreign country, or who is expected to complete such a curriculum by the day before admission.

(4) A person who has completed a curriculum specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan at an educational institute that has a college established under the school education system of a foreign country, or who is expected to complete such a program by the day before admission.

(5) A person who has completed 16 years of the school curriculum of a foreign country by taking a correspondence course offered by a foreign school, or who is expected to complete such a curriculum by the day before admission.

(6) A person who has been granted an academic degree equal to a bachelor’s degree in foreign university or other institution (limited to those institutions that have been evaluated by the government or by persons who have the approval of foreign government or relevant organizations or designated separately to be an equivalent by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in terms of comprehensive status of the education and research activities, etc.) by completing a program having a duration of study of 3 years or more (including those who have completed subject classes under a distance learning system offered by a foreign school while living in Japan or have completed a program at an educational institution in Japan that is part of the school education system of the specific country and that is separately designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) or who is expected to be granted such a degree by the day before admission.

(7) A person who is deemed eligible for admission by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.

(8) A person who has completed the professional course of a special training school (of a duration of four years or more and which meets the requirements specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan) and a curriculum specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan on the day after the specified date, or who is expected to complete such a course and a curriculum by the day before admission.

(9) A person who has entered a graduate school of another college and is recognized as having the academic ability required for education in our graduate school according to the second paragraph of Article 102 of the School Education Law.

(10) A person who has completed 15 years of a school curriculum in a foreign country, who has completed a curriculum specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan at an educational institute established under the school education system of a foreign country in Japan, or who has completed 15 years of the school curriculum of a foreign country by taking a correspondence course offered by the foreign school in Japan, and is recognized as having completed the specified course with outstanding marks by our graduate school.

(11) A person who is recognized as having academic ability equivalent or higher to that specified in (1) by means of the individual qualification examination for admission and who has reached the age of 22 by the end of the month before admission.

(12) Notwithstanding the above provision, a person who has taken a course of a college stipulated in Article 83 of the School Education Law for three years or longer, and is recognized as having completed the specified course with outstanding marks by our graduate school, is eligible for admission.

Doctoral Level Section of Integrated Course

(1) A holder of a master's degree or a professional degree, or a person who is expected to have acquired a master’s degree or a professional degree by the day before admission.

(2) A person who holds or is expected to have been awarded a degree equivalent to a master's degree or a professional degree abroad by the day before admission.

(3) A person who has completed the graduate school course of an educational institute established under the school education system in Japan and a curriculum specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, and has been awarded a bachelor's degree or a professional degree, or who is expected to be awarded such a degree by the day before admission.

(4) A person who has completed a correspondence course offered by a foreign school in Japan, and has been awarded a master’s degree or a professional degree, or who is expected to be awarded such a degree by the day before admission.

(5) A person who has completed a program at the United Nations University, which was established pursuant to a resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1972, and is prescribed in Article 1, Paragraph 2 of the Act on Special Measures Incidental to Enforcement of the “Agreement between the United Nations and Japan regarding the Headquarters of the United Nations University” (Act No. 72 of 1976) (hereinafter referred to as the “United Nations University”), and has been conferred a degree equivalent to a master’s degree or who is expected to be conferred such a degree by the day before admission.

(6) A person who is deemed to be eligible for admission by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.

(7) A person who is recognized as having academic ability equivalent to or higher than that of a holder of a master's degree or a professional degree by means of the individual qualification examination for admission, and who has reached the age of 24 by the end of the month before admission.

(8) A person who is recognized as having academic ability equivalent to or higher than that of a holder of a master's degree or a professional degree by means of the individual qualification examination for admission, and who has reached the age of 24 by the end of the month before admission.

Doctoral School of Medical Science, Doctoral School of Pharmacy (Doctoral Course)

(1) A person who has graduated from a university (only medicine, dentistry, pharmacy (limited to those with a duration of study of 6 year only. Hereinafter referred to as “6-Year Program”) or veterinary medicine program) stipulated in Article 83 of the School Education Act, or who is expected to graduate from such a college by the end of the month before admission.

(2) A person who has been awarded a bachelor's degree according to fourth paragraph of Article 104 of the School Education Law, or who is expected to be awarded such a degree by the day before admission, provided the person has completed the course of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy (6-Year Program) or veterinary medicine.

(3) A person who has completed 18 years of school curriculum in a foreign country, provided the last course taken is medicine, dentistry, pharmacy (6-Year Program) or veterinary medicine, or who is expected to complete such a curriculum by the day before admission.

(4) A person who has completed 18 years of school curriculum (the last course taken should be medicine, dentistry, pharmacy (6-Year Program) or veterinary medicine) at an educational institute established under the school education system of a foreign country in Japan, and who has completed a curriculum specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.

(5) A person who has completed 18 years of school curriculum (the last course taken should be medicine, dentistry, pharmacy (6-Year Program) or veterinary medicine) by taking a correspondence course offered by a foreign school, or who is expected to complete such a curriculum by the day before admission.

(6) A person who has been granted an academic degree equal to a bachelor’s degree in a foreign university or other institution (limited to those institutions that have been evaluated by the government or by persons who have the approval of relevant organizations or designated separately to be an equivalent by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in terms of comprehensive status of the education and research activities, etc.) by completing a program having a duration of study of 5 years or more (provided that the last program taken is medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or veterinary medicine) (including those who have completed subject classes under a distance learning system offered by a foreign school while living in Japan or have completed a program at an educational institution in Japan that is part of the school education system of the specific country and that is separately designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)or who is expected to be granted such a degree by the day before admission.

(7) A person who is deemed to be eligible for admission by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.

(8) A person who entered another graduate school (the last course taken should be medicine, dentistry, pharmacy (6-Year Program) or veterinary medicine) and who is recognized as having the academic ability required to be educated in our graduate school of medicine in accordance with the second paragraph of Article 102 of the School Education Law.

(9) A person who has completed 16 years of school curriculum (the last course taken should be medicine, dentistry, pharmacy (6-Year Program) or veterinary medicine) in a foreign country, who has completed a curriculum specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan at an educational institute established by a school education system of a foreign country in Japan, or who has competed 16 years of a school curriculum (the last course taken should be in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy (6-Year Program) or veterinary medicine) by taking a correspondence course offered by a foreign school in Japan, and is recognized as having completed the specified course with outstanding marks by our medical school with outstanding marks.

(10) A person who is recognized as having academic ability equivalent to or higher than that specified in (1) and who has reached the age of 24 by the end of the month before admission.

(11) Notwithstanding the above provisions, a person who has taken the medicine, dentistry, pharmacy (6-Year Program) or veterinary medicine course of a college stipulated in Article 83 of the School Education Law for four years or longer, and is recognized as having completed the specified course with outstanding marks by our medical school, is eligible for admission.

How to apply

Since the announcement time of the application guidelines and application method differ depending on the graduate school, please refer to the following website.

Information Website about Kanazawa University Entrance Examination (Graduate School):

https://www.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/education/admission/incontact

 

 

Awarding of Academic Degrees

Master's or doctoral degrees will be awarded to those who successfully complete the requirements specified by the relevant program.

Non-degree Courses

Non-degree Courses (Research students, etc.)

Admission procedures and requirements may differ depending on the program, college or graduate school. Please contact the faculty or the graduate school of your choice for further information.

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Short-term Exchange Programs

How to apply

Please refer to the following website for information on the types of programs and how to apply.

Website of Organization of Global Affairs, Kanazawa University:

http://kuglobal.w3.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/eg/sie/

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