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Application Open for IRCMS Fellowship

October 3 2017

 Application Open for IRCMS Fellowship (for 2018 Spring Enrollment)

 The IRCMS will provide financial support to graduate students with exceptional academic qualifications and strong motivation to perform cutting-edge biomedical researches through the newly established IRCMS Fellowship.

 Prospective students are expected to be enrolled in the master's or doctoral degree program at Kumamoto University and to train under the supervision of PIs affiliated with the IRCMS. The Fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis and the selected candidates will be guided through the entrance process of the Graduate School for Medical Sciences of Kumamoto University. Candidates interested in applying for the IRCMS Fellowship should first send their CV with other required documents listed below to ircms[at] by November 30, 2017. Short-listed candidates will be invited for skype-based interview in early December. The IRCMS Fellowship is open to applicants of all nationalities and the graduate training supported by the Fellowship will be conducted in English.

For the details of Fellowship program, please refer this page

<Schedule outline>

             ~ Nov 30            IRCMS fellowship application period
Dec 01 ~ Dec 08           Interview
Dec 11                               Result announcement


Dec 14 ~  Dec 21           University entrance application period
Feb 1                               University entrance exam
End of Feb (approx.)          Entrance exam result announcement


April                                   Enrollment
May~                                Fellowship starts

<Documents to be submitted by applicants>
1)    CV
2)    Undergraduate academic transcript (for master applicants); undergraduate and master academic transcripts (for doctoral applicants);
3)    Degree certificate;
4)    Official English Test score (TOEFL-PBT/-ITP, TOEIC/TOEIC-IP or IELTS).
5)    1-2 recommendation letters from teachers/mentors.
6)    Personal statement (why you are interested in science and what you want to achieve in IRCMS, Kumamoto University);
7)    Any additional supporting documents (e.g., awards, publications).

*Please describe which department you'd like to apply.

  Applicable Departments & Supervisors

Great Department



International Research Center

for Medical Sciences



Hitoshi Takizawa


Goro Sashida


Sheng George Guojun


Masaya Baba


Christian Schönbach