International Medical Practitioners Education Program


International Medical Practitioners Education Program
As globalization of medical care in Japan progresses, the medical needs of non-Japanese patients will require more doctors with international backgrounds.   The International Medical Practitioners Education Program will provide doctors with non-Japanese medical licenses with the knowledge necessary to obtain a Japanese medical license and apply their international perspective to the Japanese medical landscape.

Additional information about the program, interviews with doctors supporting the program, and messages from doctors who have completed the program may be found in the following Juntendo News article.
Juntendo News, Vol. 1, 2021 August
Enrollment Period August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023
Lecture Schedule Every Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00
Content 60lectures (60 hours), comprised of recorded lectures, training sessions, and seminars
*All the courses will be offered in Japanese.
Location Hongo-Ochanomizu Campus
Fees Entrance Fee: 30,000 JPY;  Tuition Fee: 60,000 JPY
Enrollment 30
Application Requirements Doctors who 
  • have obtained a medical license from a foreign country
  • plan to take the National Medical Practitioners Qualifying Examination in Japan
  • meet the criteria for the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's certification of eligibility to take the National Medical Practitioners Qualifying Examination
Application Guidelines
Applications Applicants should refer to the application guidelines and send the necessary documents to Juntendo University International Center by post or email.
Application Deadline Wednesday, May 18, 2022
InterviewTuesday, May 31, 2022
Notification of Application Results Applicants will be notified about whether their application was successful via the contact details provided after the application deadline.
Questions Juntendo University International Center
E-mail: juic@juntendo.ac.jp
Address: Hongo 2-1-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8431

The International Medical Practitioners Education Program is a Certification Extension Program.

The amendment of the School Education Act in 2007 created the Certification Extension Programs to promote social contributions in universities, graduate schools, junior colleges, technical colleges, and vocational colleges. Universities, graduate schools, junior colleges, technical colleges, and vocational colleges issue working adults and other individuals not enrolled as students a certificate of completion if they complete a Certification Extension Programs based on the School Education Act.

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology website:
http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/koutou/shoumei/