Tokyo Medical University accepts overseas students from universities with which we have a formal student exchange agreement.

The International Exchange Committee serves as your contact for assistance with everything involved with study at Tokyo Medical University, from application procedures to student life while studying in Japan and returning home.

We offer our overseas students comprehensive support aimed at deepening their understanding of Japanese culture and people and enriching their educational experience here.

Training institution Tokyo Medical University Hospital
Located in Shinjuku,a skyscraper-lined central area of Tokyo,this medical institution provides cutting-edge medical care as a designated advanced treatment hospital. We offer a training program in which students from overseas can spend approximately 2-4 weeks at each hospital department of their choice. The list of clinical electives available at TMU
Eligible students Students who are enrolled at a sister school or school with which this university has signed a student exchange agreement and who have basic experience in clinical training
Training period 1 – 2 months
Rotation starts on a Monday and ends on a Friday.
Expenses No tuition fees and accommodation is free
Application documents Please submit the following documents in English to the appropriate department of your university

* Deadline for applications: Submit relevant documents a minimum of 5 months prior to the requested elective start day

  1. Application form  Application form  Application form
  2. C/V
  3. Motivation letter (Length 1page, A4)
  4. Academic transcript
  5. Immunization report   Immunization report
  6. Documents related to insurance policy held by student
  7. Copy of passport
  8. Digital ID photograph
  9. One color photograph of face, 5cm in height by 4cm in width
Accommodation Students live in an apartment, “Cosmo House” located close to Tokyo Medical University


  • Please make sure to buy travel insurance before leaving for Japan. If you need to see a doctor during your stay at TMU, you will first have to pay the entire cost yourself. You can then claim the money back from your insurance company on arriving back in your home country.
  • Exchange students may borrow the following items from TMU:
    • White coats
    • IP phone for use at hospital only
    • Prepaid mobile phone pre-charged with 3,000 yen

Outline of Clinical Clerkship at TMU

First day (Monday)
Morning: Short orientation and hospital tour held by Medical Education Promotion CenterAfternoon: Clerkship starts in requested department
Monday – Friday
Check daily schedule with selected rotation department
Submit journal of activities to Medical Education Promotion Center every day
National Holiday
Free time
There is no clerkship
Last 1-2 weeks of stay
Farewell party
Students will give presentation on experiences at TMU
Last day
Return any borrowed items (see the above) to Medical Education Promotion Center

Useful Information about Japan


Tokyo Metro JR East Airport Limousine Bus



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Jeremy Williams Jeremy Williams
Chair of the International Exchange Committee
Department Chairman,
Department of International Medical Communications
Miki Izumi Miki Izumi, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair of the International Exchange Working Group
Professor, Department of Medical Education

Message from the International Exchange Committee

Welcome, friends and colleagues!

An important part of the medical profession, both for healthcare personnel and for patients is the networking and flow of information on the latest diagnostic and therapeutic advances. That is why it is particularly essential that students and residents at a young age develop international and domestic contacts early in their career, before they become too
superspecialized in a relatively limited area of medicine.

It is also extremely important to realize the wide variety of medical healthcare situations in different areas of the world, each with its own problems and solutions. That is why TMU encourages the development of clinical skills in international institutions among its 6th year students and understanding of the medico-legal-economical backgrounds of various

It is that thinking that makes us welcome students, fellows and researchers from abroad and encourages our own future major healthcare specialists to learn what they can from outside TMU.


International Exchange Committee
Title Name
Regent Norihiko Ikeda
Department Chairman,
Department of Anesthesiology
Hiroyuki Uchino
Department Chairman,
Department of International Medical Communications
Jeremy Williams
Title Name
of Physiology
Sumiko Mochida
Department of Medical Education
Miki Izumi
Associate Professor,
Travellers’ Medical Center,
Department of Infectious Diseases
and Prevention
Yasutaka Mizuno
Associate Professor,
of International
Takako kojima
Coordinator of the student exchange program Aya Nagata
International Exchange Working Group
Title Name
Department of Medical Education
Miki Izumi
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Toshiya Nishibe
Title Name
Associate Professor,
Department of Hematology
Tetsuzou Tauchi
Associate Professor,
Department of Quality and Safety in Healthcare
Masafumi Uramatsu
Department of International Medical Communications
Helena Akiko Popiel

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6-7-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023

Transportation from railway stations

From Nishi-Shinjuku Station

Located immediately outside of Exit 2 or Exit E5 from Nishi-Shinjuku Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line

From Tochomae Station

Disembark at Tochomae Station and walk approx. 7 minutes from Exit A7.

From Shinjuku Station

■On foot: Approx. 10 minutes from Shinjuku Station West Exit

■Taxi: Approx. 5 minutes from Shinjuku Station West Exit

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Ms. Aya Nagata


Student Exchange Program

Medical Education Promotion Center

* Available only for students from our affiliated schools
* Please contact your international office first and have them get in touch with us directly

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