Master’s degree program starts in April every year whereas our Ph.D. program receives new students twice a year, in April and October. For admission, including application procedures and deadlines, visit the website of Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo. The admission process, including interviews, will be held online for the admission of 2022 or later.

The coverage of the subject matter topic exam in Academic Year 2025 Entrance Exam of International Health (Master’s Degree Program) can be found from this link.


For prospective students who request the letter of acceptance under the Government of Japan (MEXT) Scholarship, visit the website of Graduate School of Medicine.

School of International Health accepts prospective students who apply Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship program (page below).

Any question, contact the Graduate Student Affairs Section in the Graduate School of Medicine.
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ADB-Japan Scholarship Program


(Application form can be found at the bottom of this page.)

School of International Health has a special admission program sponsored by Asian Development Bank (ADB) called the ADB-Japan Scholarship Program. This program was launched in 1996, and about three to five scholars from ADB developing member countries have been admitted every year. The scholarship includes round travel fees between the scholar’s home country and Japan, entrance and tuition fees, subsistence allowance (147,000 Yen per month), and other allowances.

For the ADB-JSP scholars, School of International Health undergoes a special admission process for its Master’s degree progam. The application forms are available on this website from April, and applicants should send all necessary forms and documents by the end of June. The entrance examination committee, which consists of faculty staff of School of International Health, has responsibilities for the first-step examination to selected short-listed candidates, and then the ADB Headquarters makes the final decision.

To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must

    1. Be a citizen or national of an ADB member country listed below;
    2. Have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a superior academic record.
      In Japan, an individual must be enrolled in school for at least 16 years to complete a bachelor’s degree. For applicants who have obtained their master’s degree in their home country and have completed it within 16 years, their master’s level education may be considered as equivalent to a Japanese bachelor’s degree. The bachelor’s degree equivalence will be judged by School of International Health.
    3. Have full-time professional working experience (the period of internship is not included) for at least two years in the field of health/medical science after graduation;
    4. Be aged below 35 years;
    5. Not be a military personnel;
    6. Be able to arrive in Japan between the 1st and 10th of April 2025;
    7. Agree to return to their home country after completion of studies under the Program;
    8. Not be living or working in a country other than their home country;
    9. Have proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies; and
    10. Be in good health.


    1. Applicants with less than two years of work experience will not be selected.
    2. Preference to women candidates.
    3. Preference to applicants with lesser financial capacity (Family income should not be more than US$50,000/per year, and individual income should not be more than US$25,000/per year). 
    4. The program will, in principle, not support applicants who have previously studied abroad.
    5. The program will, in principle, not support applicants pursuing a second master’s degree.
    6. Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants, and relatives of those above are not eligible for the Scholarship.
    7. Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management, and staff of the other international organizations are not eligible for the Scholarship.
    8. Applicants cannot apply for both ADB-JSP program 2025 and the master’s Program in the Graduate School of Medicine. If both applications are found in the admission process, they will be considered invalid.

    In the current situation, applications of the candidates from the following ADB member countries are accepted: (1) Afghanistan (2) Armenia (3) Azerbaijan (4) Bangladesh (5) Bhutan (6) Cambodia (7) Cook Islands (8) Fiji (9) Federated States of Micronesia (10) Georgia (11) India (12) Indonesia (13) Kazakhstan (14) Kiribati (15) Kyrgyz Republic (16) Lao PDR (17) Malaysia (18) Maldives(19) Marshall Islands (20) Mongolia (21) Myanmar (22) Nauru (23) Nepal (24) Niue (25) Pakistan (26) Palau (27) Papua New Guinea (28) Philippines (29) Samoa (30) Solomon Islands (31) Sri Lanka (32)Tajikistan (33) Thailand (34) Timor-Leste (35) Tonga (36)Turkmenistan (37) Tuvalu (38) Uzbekistan (39) Vanuatu (40) Viet Nam.


    Deadline for application (All the documents must be arrived): 17:00 JST, 30th June 2024.



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