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2019 Entrance Examination Overview

Entrance Examination Overview

How to apply

Special Entrance Examination for International Students
Eligibility:

Applicants must satisfy all the following requirements.

  1. Applicants must have neither Japanese nationality nor permanent residential status in Japan.
  2. Applicants must either have completed 12 years of school education outside of Japan (including those who are expected to complete them by March 31st, 2019), or satisfy equivalent conditions specified above and designated by the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  3. Applicants need to obtain residence permits for student status mandated by Japanese Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act by the time of enrollment.
  4. Applicants must have an adequate command of English language to attend lectures (in that language).
    ※As a reference guideline, it is preferable to have either at least 80 of TOEFL iBT score or 6.0 of IELTS score.

Special Entrance Examination for Returnee Students & Students of International School
Eligibility:

Applicants, with Japanese nationality or foreign nationals with permanent residential status in Japan, must have an eligibility for the admission to bachelor’s degree program of universities in Japan, and satisfy one of the following requirements.

  1. Applicants must either have completed 12 years of school education outside of Japan (including those who are expected to complete them by March 31st, 2019), or have spent more than 2 years (including the final school year and those who are expected to complete them by March 31st, 2019) and graduated from an overseas Japanese school which is classified as its overseas educational institution by the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  2. Applicants must have spent more than 2 years and graduated from a university or college and postgraduate course outside of Japan (including those who are expected to complete them by March 31st, 2019).
  3. Applicants must have spent more than 6 years outside of Japan since they turned 6 years of age.
  4. Applicants must have spent more than 2 years (including the final school year) and graduated from an international school in Japan (including those who are expected to complete them by March 31st, 2019).

※Those who wish to make an application under the requirement of above (3) need to submit documents which it can testify the years of residence abroad. Please consult the Admissions Office (admission@iuhw.ac.jp) as soon as possible if it would be difficult to prepare.

1st and 2nd Special Entrance Examination for International Students/Returnee Students & Students of International School

20: International Students
A small number: Returnee Students & Students of International School
※Enrollment capacity corresponds to the total number of successful applicants for 1st and 2nd Round of Special Entrance Examination.
Online application only
1st Round: July. 31 (Tue) to Aug. 14 (Tue), 2018
2nd Round: Nov. 5 (Mon) to Nov. 19 (Mon), 2018
1st Round 1st phase screening: Written examinations
Date: Aug. 24 (Fri) 2018 Venue: Tokyo
2nd phase screening: Individual interview
Only for those who pass the 1st phase screening
Date: Sep. 8 (Sat) 2018 Venue: Tokyo
2nd Round 1st phase screening: Written examinations
Date: Dec. 1 (Sat) 2018 Venue: Tokyo
2nd phase screening: Individual interview
Only for those who pass the 1st phase screening
Date: Dec. 15 (Sat) 2018 Venue: Tokyo
1st Round 1st phase screening: Aug. 31 (Fri) 2018
2nd phase screening: Sep. 21 (Fri) 2018
2nd Round 1st phase screening: Dec. 7 (Fri) 2018
2nd phase screening: Dec. 22 (Sat) 2018
• English
• Mathematics
• Science: Physics/Chemistry/Biology (examinees select two subjects from these three)
• Essay
• Individual interview
For International Students
• The 1st and 2nd phase screening can be selected in either Japanese language or English, except "English examination", during the application process.
For Returnee Students & Students of International School
• The 1st and 2nd phase screening examinations will be conducted in only English language.
For All Students
1st phase screening:
• Applicants do not need to choose two science subjects at the time of application. Two subjects can be decided from three within the test time on the day of examination.
• The scope of examinations of Mathematics and Science follows that of the latest version of EJU (Course 2 for Mathematics). For the detail of EJU, applicants are recommended to check on the website of Japan Student Services Organization.
2nd phase screening:
This will be conducted solely for the candidates passing the 1st phase screening.
• If applicants currently lives overseas, the 2nd phase screening may be conducted on the same day of the 1st phase screening

General Entrance Examination/Examination based on the National Center Test for University Admissions

*Please check the "2019 IUHW School of Medicine Application Guidelines" (scheduled to be completed in mid-July) for details about the application fees and other information for 2019.

Eligibility:

Applicants must satisfy one of the following requirements.

  1. Applicants must be those who graduated from a high school or lower & upper secondary school, or are expected to complete them by March 31st, 2019.
  2. Applicants must be those who have completed a standard 12-year education, or are expected to complete it by March 31st, 2019.
  3. Applicants must be those who are acknowledged as equivalent to those who graduated from a high school by Article 150 of the Enforcement Regulations for the School Education Law, or are expected to satisfy the above by March 31st, 2019*.
    ※Please visit IUHW School of Medicine admissions website(http://www.iuhw.ac.jp/admission/) and confirm a special permission for admission based on your qualification.

General Entrance Examination

105
Dec. 10 (Mon), 2018, to Jan. 11 (Fri), 2019
1st phase screening Jan. 22 (Tue), 2019
Venues: Tokyo, Narita, Osaka, Fukuoka
2nd phase screening Jan. 29 (Tue) to Feb 3 (Sun), 2019
(one day among these six days period)
Venue: Tokyo.
1st phase screening: Jan. 26 (Sat), 2019
2nd phase screening: Feb. 8 (Fri), 2019
• English: English communication I, II, and III; English expressions I and II
• Mathematics: Mathematics I, II, III, A, and B (sequences and vectors)
• Science: Basic physics/physics, basic chemistry/chemistry, basic biology/biology (examinees select two subjects from these three)
• Essay
• Individual interview
• Point allocation for the 1st phase screening is English: 200 points, mathematics: 150 points, and science 200 (100 points for each science subject).
• Evaluation of the essay will be reflected in the 2nd phase screening rather than the 1st phase screening.
• Only those who pass the 1st phase screening are eligible for the 2nd phase screening.

Entrance Examination based on the National Center Test for University Admissions

15
Dec. 10 (Mon), 2018 to Jan. 18 (Fri), 2019
1st phase screening
(National Center Test for University Admissions)
Jan. 19 (Sat) and 20 (Sun), 2019
2nd phase screening Feb. 15 (Fri), 20 (Wed) 2019
Venue: Narita.
1st phase screening: Feb. 12 (Tue), 2019
2nd phase screening: Feb. 26 (Tue), 2019
• Foreign language: English (including listening comprehension)
• Mathematics: Mathematics I/A, Mathematics II/B (both subjects are required)
• Science: Physics, chemistry, biology (examinees select two subjects from these three)
• Geography/history and social sciences: World History B, Japanese History B, Geography B, ethics/politics/economics (examinees select 1 subject from these four)
• Japanese: Japanese (modern/contemporary composition and classical Japanese (classical texts and classical Chinese texts)
• English
• Essay
• Individual interview

• Point allocation for the 1st phase screening is foreign language: 250 points, mathematics: 200 points (100 points for each mathematics subject), science 200 (100 points for each science subject), geography/history and social sciences 100 points, Japanese 200 points.
• When examinees select two subjects from geography/ history/social science, the subject in which the highest score is achieved shall be the one taken into consideration during the screening process.
• Only those who pass the 1st phase screening are eligible for the 2nd phase screening.

Tuition Fees

As of Mar. 2018 JPY: Japanese Yen

1,500,000 1,500,000
1,900,000 950,000 950,000 1,900,000 950,000 950,000
600,000 300,000 300,000 600,000 300,000 300,000
500,000 500,000 300,000 300,000
3,250,000 1,250,000 1,550,000 1,250,000
4,500,000 2,800,000
18,500,000

※ It is necessary to set aside JPY 70,000 every academic year for the expenses necessary for the overseas clinical experience. "Clinical Clerkship IV" including the overseas clinical training is a compulsory subject.

• Please make a payment of the student fees (admission fee, academic fee, expenses for laboratory trainings, and facility & equipment costs) during the period of enrollment procedures.

• In addition to the tuition fees, students are required to pay an annual fee for IUHW Educational Supporting Group (JPY 30,000) as well as set aside some funds necessary for overseas clinical training (※ see outside of the table above).

• The admission fee is only required for the first year. From the second year and above, please pay the tuition fees without the admission fee every academic year.

• In principle, the student fees should be paid in full. However, the academic fee and expenses for laboratory trainings can be paid by installments at the time of the enrollment and in September after the enrollment. Please make that part of the payment by September 30th, if students wish to pay by installment.

• In addition to the fees described above, students need to prepare for expenses such as textbooks, expenses for the clinical trainings including transportation, accommodation, immunization, and the alumni party as well as expenses related to the preparation for the national examination for medical practitioners.


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