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Guidelines for Prospective Applicants to the Ph.D. Program

Special selection for international students entering in April, 2014
Research Areas
Oral Biological Sciences
Oral Health, Growth and Development
Oral Rehabilitation
Maxillofacial Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences
Special Patient Oral Care Sciences
General Dentistry
Oral Health, Technology and Epidemiology
Oral Biological Response Research

International students wanting to enter our Ph.D. program from April, 2014 can apply for special selection, if they meet the following requirements.

1. Required Qualifications

Hold foreign nationality and meet the following requirements:

  1. i. Those who have completed or are expected to complete an 18-year curriculum education in a foreign country (major in Dentistry, Medical Science or Veterinary Medicine) by March 31th, 2014.
  2. ii. Those who have completed a 16-year curriculum education and have 2 years of research experience in a university or research institution and whose research is evaluated by the faculty as having the same level as a graduate in Dentistry, Medical Science or Veterinary Medicine.
2. Application Period
December 24, 2013 - January 8, 2014
3. Application Documents
  1. i. Application form (Kyushu University format)

    * Attach two photos (5 x 4cm) to your application form

  2. ii. Curriculum Vitae
  3. iii. A health certificate issued by a doctor within the last 3 months
  4. iv. A college diploma or college transcript from the last school you graduated from
  5. v. Entrance examination fee: 30,000 JPY
    (Not required for Japanese government scholarship students)
    N.B. This fee is non-refundable
4. Selection Method

Selection will be based on the results of examination, interview and application documents.

Written examination and interview

Place: Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University

* Date: January 28, 2014 (Tuesday)

Time (JST) Subject
9:30~10:30 Field of Specialty **
10:50~12:20 English
13:30~ Interview

* It is possible to take the written examinations and interview in your home country using Skype. Please contact us for details.

** You will be examined on your field of specialty and related subject.

5. Notification of Results
February 6, 2014 (Thursday) Applicants will be notified by email.
6. Admission Procedure

The admission documents will be sent to your registered address in early August. These documents must be completed during the admission period February 28 - March 14, 2014.

* If you do not complete the admission documents during this period, you will lose your place.

7. Use of Personal Information
  1. i. Your personal information is only used for the application process, admission procedure and data collection.
  2. ii. Your personal information is protected under Japanese Personal Information Protection Law.