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School of Medicine in an International Gateway City of Japan

In 2013 the International University of Health and Welfare (IUHW), jointly with Narita City, submitted a proposal for an "International Medical Academic City Initiative" to the National Strategic Special Zones Meeting of Tokyo Area. In 2015 our plan to establish a new Global School of Medicine was approved by the government and in April 2017 the IUHW School of Medicine was established in Narita, 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.

How to find us

IUHW School of Medicine is located in Narita City adjacent to Kozunomori Station which is on the Keisei Main Line. The IUHW School of Nursing/ School of Health Sciences at Narita are directly opposite the new Medical School.
Narita City is located 60km east of Tokyo with a population of approximately 130,000. It is the home of Japan's main international airport and is also known as a temple town of Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, which attracts 10 million visitors per year. This international city combines a rich natural environment with a multicultural atmosphere.


The Medical School
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.

In order to conduct a model program of globalized medical education and foster 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
  • Students are selected through a thorough process of comprehensive interviews and various other screening methods with an emphasis on the aspiration to contribute to international medical cooperation and Community medicine.
  • Of the 140 students, 20 are international students from around the world. IUHW has prepared a variety of scholarship programs, tuition fee reductions 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)
  • One of the world's largest medical education simulation centres with a site area of over 5,000 square meters has been established on campus and will be used for teaching.

  • Students will participate in "clinical clerkships training" in which they will learn as a member of a clinical team for at least two years.
  • In Year 6 all students will have the opportunity to participate in clinical training abroad. The students will be enrolled onto an "International Medicine and Health Class" to learn about the medical services and health care systems in other countries to prepare them for this.
  • Intensive language education including the introduction of lectures in English for a number of modules to develop the students' ability to diagnose, have discussions and participate in conferences in English.
Teaching staff comprising internationally renowned leading experts in their fields
  • The teaching staff employed by IUHW from across the world constitutes a core asset to the School of Medicine as an international medical hub.
  • Many of our 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 advanced medical technologies and expertise in hospital management.
Tuition is set to be the most affordable among other private medical schools in Japan and a variety of scholarship and support programs are available
  • The fee for six years of Medical Education will be set at 18,500,000 JPY. This is the lowest fee amongst the 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 with an emphasis on the aspiration to contribute to international medical cooperation and community medicine. It also aims to construct a new University Hospital with an International Telediagnosis Center that will have direct international links and will conduct various diagnostics including pathological and radiological diagnostics by connecting with overseas medical institutions. An Infectious Diseases Research Center will be established and will focus on infectious disease diagnosis and management and will be responsible for preventing infections which are not native to Japan. A training center for novel medical technology will also be established and will be operated jointly with private companies.

International Exchange

IUHW has formed a cooperative agreement with 29 institutions worldwide. This has enabled IUHW to expand its international activities to include the development of an Overseas Clinical Training Class as a compulsory subject in Year 6 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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