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School of Medicine in an International Gateway City of Japan

International University of Health and Welfare (IUHW), in 2013, jointly with Narita City, had submitted a proposal for "International Medical Academic City Initiative" to the National Strategic Special Zones Meeting of Tokyo Area and in November 2015, our plan to newly establish a global School of Medicine was approved by the government. In April 2017,IUHW School of Medicine was establishd in Narita, a gateway-city of Japan.

School of Medicine Orientation
Entrance Examination for International Students

Details of the admission guideline and schedule for the class of 2018 will be announced on our website soon.

Location and Access

IUHW School of Medicine is located right in front of Kozunomori Station on Keisei Main Line, next to the building of IUHW School of Nursing at Narita / School of Health Sciences at Narita.

Narita City is located 60km east from Tokyo with a population of approximately 130,000. The home of Japan's main international airport is also known as a temple town of Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, which attracts 10 million visitors per year. The city combines rich natural environment with an abundant internationalatmosphere.


IUHW School of Medicine provides world-class inter-professional education in compliance with global standards with the aim to foster medical professionals who will play an active role in the context of international medical cooperation (mainly in Asia) and of community medicine.

For the purpose of conducting a model program of globalized medical education and fostering human resources with comprehensive advanced treatment skills, IUHW School of Medicine has the following features.

Fostering international medical professionals with an enrolment capacity of 140 students
  • With an emphasis on the aspiration to contribute to international medical cooperation and community medicine, students are selected through interviews and other screening methods with enough time spent on the process.
  • Of the 140 students, 20 are international students from around the world.
    IUHW has preparedvariety of scholarship programs as well as tuition fee reduction and exemption measures for international students who have shown outstanding academic performance.
High quality medical education full of international features, which surpasses the global standard set by WFME (World Federation for Medical Education)
  • Students participate in "clinical clerkships training" in which they will learn as a member of a clinical team for at least two years.
  • One of the world's largest medical education simulation center with a site area of over 5,000 square meters was established on campus and will be used for teaching.
  • In Year 6, all the students have the opportunity to participate in clinical training abroad. They will take "International Medicine and Health Class" to learn the medical services and health care systems in other countries.
  • Intensive language education such as the introduction of lectures in English for a number of modules is offered in order to develop the ability to diagnose, participate in conferences, and to have discussions in English.
Teaching staff are internationally renowned leading experts in each field
  • IUHW employs teaching staff from many countries which constitutes core assets to the School of Medicine as an international medical hub.
  • Many Japanese teaching staff also have both practical and academic experiences abroad.



Advanced medical education at the graduate level
  • A graduate school of public health with a focus on infectious diseases, international health, and health policy will be established.
  • This graduate school will accept medical professionals from Asian countries and teach them about Japan’s excellent medical technologies and know-how in hospital management.
The tuition is set to be at the lowest standard among other private medical schools and a variety of scholarship programs and systems are available
  • The amount of money to be paid for six years including the tuition is set to be \18,500,000, the lowest among other private medical schools in Japan.
  • The university is preparing to offer a variety of financial support programs including a special scholarship program, IUHW’s own scholarship programs, and other support programs.

International Medical Academic City Initiative

This is a global framework for launching a university program at both undergraduate and graduate levels to foster doctors and medical professionals as well as establishing an international university hospital with the International Telediagnosis Center.This Center conducts various diagnoses such as pathological diagnosis and radiation diagnosis by connecting with overseas medical institutions. The Infectious Diseases Research Center is planned responsible for preventing infection from abroad, and a training center for medical technology operated jointly with private companies will be established.

International Exchange

IUHW has concluded a cooperative agreement with 29 institutions worldwide. This has enabled IUHW to expand its international activities such as the utilization of overseas training as a compulsory subject and the establishment of the International Telediagnosis Center.

IUHW Attached / Affiliated Facilities

IUHW Narita Hospital (Planned)

● Scheduled to Open: 2020 ● Planned Site: Hatakeda District, Narita City
● Number of Beds: Around 640 Beds ● Total Floor Area: Approx. 91,000 Square Meters


IUHW Attached Facilities

■ Care Facility for the Elderly “Maronie-en” (Tochigi)
■ Nishinasuno General Home Care Center (Tochigi)

JCI-Accredited Organization

Clinical Research Center for Medicine

    ■ IUHW Rehabilitation Center (Tochigi)

    ■ Nursing Home for the Elderly “Tochinomi-so” (Tochigi)

    ■ Nursing Home for the Elderly “Ohtawara Kazahana-en” (Tochigi)

    ■ Ohtawara General Home Care Center (Tochigi)

    ■ Group Home Aoyama (Tokyo)

    ■ Special Nursing Home for the Elderly / Support Facility for people with Disabilities“Shinjuku Keyakien” (Tokyo)

    ■ Yanagawa Institute for Development Disabilities (Fukuoka)

    ■ Mizuma Kohokai Hospital (Fukuoka)

    ■ General Care Center Momochi (Fukuoka)

    ■ Care Support House Ohkawa (Fukuoka)

    ■ Care Facility for the Elderly “Suigo-en” (Fukuoka)

    ■ Ariake General Care Center (Fukuoka)

    ■ Long-Term Care Health Facility (Fukuoka)

About IUHW

IUHW was founded in 1995 as the first comprehensive university of health and welfare in Japan to advance the social status of specialists in the field of health and welfare. Our goal is to train and educate future leaders in their respective fields, capable of responding to the advancement and specialization of the health and welfare field with good judgment and intelligence. At the same time, we have been strengthening international relations and cooperation activities across the globe, especially with developing countries in Southeast Asia. Approximately 7,500 students currently study at 8 schools and 21 departments in 5 campuses located in Ohtawara City (Tochigi Prefecture), Narita City (Chiba Prefecture), Odawara City (Kanagawa Prefecture), and Fukuoka and Okawa City (Fukuoka Prefecture).

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