Since 1979, Kanazawa Medical University has accepted approximately 420 overseas students and researchers ranging from short term training to postgraduate Ph.D. courses.
Foreign nationals who apply for a short-term research position or wish to extend their research period need to be approved by the Committee on International Exchange. Also, applicants for the graduate school at Kanazawa Medical University (KMU), including persons from an affiliated university, need to take the entrance exam after entering Japan with an appropriate visa. Please contact us for further information.
We have scholarships available for researchers and students who belong to our partner universities abroad. We also provide information on other scholarship opportunities for those not affiliated with our partner universities. Contact us for the latest information.
|Organization||Name of Scholarship||Application period|
|Short-term Researchers||Kanazawa Medical University||Partner University Project Researcher||June|
|Prospective Students||Partner University Students||September|
|Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology||Monbukagakusho Scholarship Student (University Recommendation)||November|
|Graduate Students||Monbukagakusho Scholarship Student (Domestic Selection)||February|
|Japan Students Services Organization (JASSO)||Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students||April|
|Ishikawa Prefecture||Ishikawa Prefectural Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students||April|
|Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation||Doctoral Course Scholarship||August|
|Heiwa Nakajima Foundation||Doctoral Course Scholarship||August|
A foreign national who wishes to stay in Japan is required to obtain a proper Japanese visa. This visa application should be made at the Japanese Embassy/Consulate in his/her home country. A researcher visiting Kanazawa Medical University is usually able to stay in Japan under one of the following statuses: “Student” for a graduate student and “Cultural Activities” for a short-term researcher. These visa applications require a “Certificate of Eligibility” which will be issued by the Immigration Bureau of Japan.
|3 months prior||2 months prior||1 month prior||2weeks prior|
|Receive certificate, apply for
|Obtain visa||Entry into Japan|
Certificate of Eligibility
|Immigration Bureau||Screen applicant;
|Application to KMU||Application for Certificate of Eligibility to Immigration Bureau in Japan||Application for visa at Japanese Embassy / Consulate|
In some circumstances it may take longer to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility. Please prepare the required documents promptly for quick completion of administrative procedures. *Certificate of Eligibility
|Category||Number currently registered||Total since
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology (MEXT)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)