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Kagoshima University

鹿児島大学 (Kagoshimadaigaku) 

Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences

Overview

Departments and Divisions
Academic Program
Typical Length of Program
Degrees
Health Research Course
Consistent four-year Program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
4
Doctoral
(Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science, Doctor of Philosophy in Dental Science, Doctor of Philosophy)
Advanced Therapeutics Course
Consistent four-year Program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
4
Doctoral
(Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science, Doctor of Philosophy in Dental Science, Doctor of Philosophy)
Medical Sciences Course
Master’s Program
2
Masters
(Master of Medical Science)
Academic Calendar

Consistent four-year Program (Doctoral degree-awarding)

Academic Calendar: semester
Entry Timing: Apr.
Term Commencement: Apr. / Oct.

Master’s Program

Academic Calendar: semester
Entry Timing: Apr.
Term Commencement: Apr. / Oct.
List of Courses and Schedule
Curriculum
Link
Syllabus
Link
List of Courses and Schedule
Link
Degree Programs Offered in English
Master’s Program
Available
Link
The Global Master Course for Medical Sciences will be established in the 2019 school year based on the mission of Kagoshima University’s global education. Designed for international students from around the world, this course generally offers all-English lessons and research guidance to earn a Master of Medical Science degree.
The course curriculum consists of the following subjects. First, Structure and the Function of the Human Body, Genes and Diseases, General Pathology, Ethics and Science, Statistical Analysis of Medical and Biological Data, and Learning Life Science in English are among the basic subjects required to understand the medical sciences. In addition, Medical Nutrition, Molecular Pharmacology and Drug Discovery Science, Brain Science, and Regenerative and Advanced Medicine offer advanced medical studies as a key feature of the Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences. Furthermore, Bioscience Practice teaches students how to acquire advanced research techniques in DNA, RNA, protein, and enzyme studies, in addition to basic skills in histology, physiology, pharmacology, and statistics.
On top of these lectures and practical training delivered by specialists in each field, Medical Science Lecture, Medical Science Research, and Advanced Medical Research provide educational and research guidance by supervisors based on each student’s research theme.

Consistent four-year Program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
Available
Link
Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences has made social contributions to various countries around the world with its laboratories and medical departments playing a central role in implementing numerous initiatives to conduct joint research and to accept international students. Taking full advantage of these experiences, Kagoshima University will establish the “Global PhD Course for Medical and Dental Sciences” as a regular course for international students starting in the 2019 school year. The most distinctive feature of this course is its all-English curriculum to earn a degree.
This course is designed to cultivate researchers, medical specialists, and educators who can contribute to the development of medical and dental sciences in the international community. Through research activities in each field listed below, the aim is for students to develop cooperative attitudes toward promoting joint research and moral values by acquiring the ability to plan, conduct, and present research that meets international standards, while continuously seeking to understand the social importance of research with broader perspectives.
In this course, research guidance in each research field and common lecture subjects are generally conducted in English. In addition, for international students whose native language is other than English, many lecture courses such as Life Science English and Life Science Writing in English are offered to teach basic English language skills.

Curriculum Policy of Institution
Contact Info (for International Students)
Student Affairs Section for Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
81-99-275-5120 
isggdi@kuas.kagoshima-u.ac.jp
Degree Awarding Policy

Program Profile

Official Website
Brochures and App Form
School Overview
Link
Application Form
Link
School Brochures
Link
School Features
Criteria for Awarding Degrees
Supplementary Japanese Language Class

Curriculum Policy of Institution
Japanese Language Course at an Affiliated School (Separate Admission Process for the University)

Study Abroad Programs (Incl. in and outbound) / Length of Program
Double/Dual/Joint Degree Programs

MEXT Research Students Scholarship
Prospective Students may Apply
Types of Professional Qualifications

Students

As of May 1, 2019

total
344
Students

Students

Number of International Students by Nationality

Master’s Program

Number of Spring Admissions
15
Number of Spring International Admissions
1
Number of Non-degree Seeking Students
Number of Graduating Students in 2019 (International Students)
9 ()
Completion Rate in 2019
Completion Rate of Doctoral Programs for International Students in 2019

Consistent four-year Program (Doctoral degree-awarding)

Number of Spring Admissions
50
Number of Spring International Admissions
1
Number of Non-degree Seeking Students
11
Number of Graduating Students in 2019 (International Students)
56 ()
Completion Rate in 2019
Completion Rate of Doctoral Programs for International Students in 2019

Faculty

As of May 1, 2019

List of Academic Staff/Faculty Members (Title, Degree and Achievements)
Total Number of Academic Staff/Faculty Members
251
  • Student : Faculty Ratio (both Full-time)

    344:251

Number of International Academic Staff/Faculty Members (by Gender)

Professors
Associate Professors
Lecturers
Assistant Professors
Research Associates
Total
%
Male
60
33
19
81
0
193
76
Female
2
9
5
42
0
58
23
International Faculty
0
1
2
3
0
6
2

Post-graduate Pathways

As of May 1, 2019

Master’s Program

Number of Graduating Students who Continue Education
1
Number of Graduating Students Employed (Upon Graduation)
8

Consistent four-year Program (Doctoral degree-awarding)

Number of Graduating Students who Continue Education
2
Number of Graduating Students Employed (Upon Graduation)
52
Main Pathways for International Students
Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences Assistant Professor
Number of International Graduating Students Employed in Japan (Upon Graduation)
2
Information on Career Prospects
Internships and Other Opportunities
Career Support

Voices of International Students
International Alumni Networks

Campus Location

Campus
Sakuragaoka Campus
8-35-1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima 890-8544, Kagoshima Google Map
Access Map
Location Type
Suburban
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic Grounds and Facilities (e.g., gyms)
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Barrier-free Universal Design
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store
  • Free Wi-Fi for students

Entrance Exam for International Students

Admission Policy of Institution
Entrance Examination Provisions for International Students
Available
Name of Procedures for International Admissions and Program
Foreign-student Applicants
Link
Consultation for Prospective Students Overseas
Special Arrangement on Admission for Persons with Disabilities
Transfer within the Institution
Eligible to Apply
Transfer from Another Institution
Options for Testing / Qualifications
Remarks
Application Timing
Jun. / Aug. / Nov.

Entrance Exam for All Students

Information on Selection Method (for All Students)

Consistent four-year Program (Doctoral degree-awarding)

  • General
  • Special selection for working adults
  • Entrance Examination Provisions for International Students

Master’s Program

  • General
  • Special selection for working adults
  • Entrance Examination Provisions for International Students

Tuition and Fees

Consistent four-year Program (Doctoral degree-awarding)

Tuition Fees
First Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Second Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Third Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Fourth Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Link
Admission Fee
282,000 yen

Master’s Program

Tuition Fees
First Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Second Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Link
Fees Charged during Student Short-time Leave
discount

Special Payment Arrangements

Late Payment Plan
Installment Payment Plan
Tuition Waivers
Student may Apply for Waiver or Reduction of Tuition
Link

Scholarships/Loans

Grants (All Students may Apply)
Available
Grants (All International Students may Apply)
Loans (All Students may Apply)
Details