Application for Graduate Admission
Announcement of change of entrance examination of Graduate Schools of Veterinary Medicine/Infectious Diseases in 2018
From the entrance examination in 2018, Special Selection Quota for International Students (Program for Development of Global Professionals for One Health) and Selection Quota for International Students (Self-Financed) will be integrated into the Entrance Examination for International Students（admission in April in 2019）. For more details, please refer to the Doctoral Program Application Guidelines of Graduate Schools of Veterinary Medicine/Infectious Diseases.
Introduction of External English test
Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine will change the evaluation method of English ability of applicants from the Entrance Examination for Academic Year 2020. The current original English examination by Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine will be replaced by external English tests (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, etc…). In principle, all applicants of all examination categories are required to submit a score from an external English tests, together with the other application forms for Entrance Examination. A minimum TOEFL iBT score of 55 or an equivalent score from other English tests (within 2 years before the date of the Entrance Examination) is required for application. Therefore, all potential applicants for Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine are advised to plan obtaining a score of external English tests well in advance.
For the Entrance Examination for Academic Year 2019, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine will implement the original English examination for all applicants. However, applicants who submit the abovementioned external English test score are exempted from the English examination.
Note that obtaining English ability equivalent to TOEFL iBT score of 75 is advised for a smooth start and successful PhD training since all lectures in Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine are given in English.
Please contact us at an address below for further information.
Exemption of English proficiency test
1. Applicants who have satisfactorily completed within the last 2 years either a postgraduate degree of at least two years duration or an undergraduate degree, where the degree was taught and assessed entirely in English, are exempt. If the degree was completed within the last five years, applicants can provide evidence of sustained work in an English language environment and/or writing in English since completing the degree for consideration by the selection committee.
2. Applicants who are citizens of designated countries* and have completed undergraduate studies in English and have subsequently worked in an English speaking country are exempt.
*designated countries: Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and United States.
Please provide formal advice from the institution to support your claim that you have satisfied this requirement.
Academic Affairs Section,
Administration Office for Veterinary Medicine,
Kita 18, Nishi 9, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0818, Japan
Admission in April 2020 2nd round application
Doctoral Program Application Guidelines 2020
Following the examination category is available for international students.
Please see the details in the application guidelines
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Doctoral Program Application Guidelines 2019 (1st round application)
Entrance Examination for International Students（admission in April in 2019）
※For International Students ( residing outsaide Japan in principal )
For the details please see the website below.
1) Regular Selection
|Application for admission|
|Examination admission card|
|Form to attach the Examination fee receipt|
|Payment slip|| Designate form is provided at
the Academic Affiars Section
Note: Be sure to check all the necessary documents on the application guidelines.