Doctoral course


Admission Policy

In order to extend healthy lifespan, improve presymptomatic diseases, and realize a society in which each citizen can lead a worthwhile life, there is a strong need for human resources who can propose problem-solving measures unbound by existing concepts. In particular, the major in health innovation (Doctoral Course) in SHI at KUHS seeks to cultivate international human resources who possess a high level of expertise and an entrepreneurial spirit, and who will serve as future leaders by devoting themselves to social change through a scientifically-based approach using a perspective of public health. Accordingly, the Doctoral Course at SHI accepts human resources who possess the following qualities.


  1. Those who possess a strong desire to contribute to the international community by building a society where people can lead a worthwhile and prosperous life through the improvement of healthcare
  2. Those who possess specific awareness of issues in the field of healthcare based on their experiences obtained in society, and who aspire to utilize logical and scientific thinking in order to solve those issues without being bound by existing perspectives and frameworks
  3. Those who possess a certain level of specialized knowledge, research ability, and language proficiency that is equivalent to the level of completing a master’s program in a variety of specialized fields such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, health science, public health, nursing, engineering, economics, and business administration., and who conduct highly ethical research

Entrance Exam Information

Entrance Exam Content
First Screening

Submit any one of the following official score reports when applying to entrance examination:
*TOEFL (iBT Home Edition), IELTS Indicator are also acceptable.

Second Screening

Interview Screening

Application Period

First-round of Application: September 6, 2021 (Mon.) – October 14, 2021 (Thu.)

Second-round of Application: December 20, 2021 (Mon.) – January 20, 2022 (Thu.)

Application Guidelines

※We updated the guideline.
(June 17, 2021)
P17, “Flow from submission of application to taking an examination and admission”
Error: Period for accepting pre-application consultations (optional)
Corrected: Period for accepting pre-application consultations (mandatory)


(June 24, 2021)
P14, “Research Theme and contact information of Faculty Members”
Contents have been added.


(July 7, 2021)
P2, “3.1 Pre-application consultations(mandatory)” Email Address in the table
Corrected: P12~

Web form

Please be advised that we are unable to accept online applications at this time due to a system problem. Therefore please kindly submit all required documents by mail.



Put the necessary documents stated in the application guidelines in an envelope and send it by registered mail to the mailing address written below.


Research Gate Building TONOMACHI 2-A, 3-25-10 Tonomachi, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture 210-0821, Japan Administrative Office for Graduate School of Health Innovation