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About the International Exchange Division

The International Exchange Division provides support in preparing our students to study abroad at our partner institutions. We also provide full support for international students from partner institutions to make their experience here as welcoming and comfortable as possible. Furthermore, to promote the internationalization of Tokyo Medical University (TMU), we have collaboration agreements regarding academic and student exchange with educational and research medical institutions worldwide.

Clinical Clerkship at Tokyo Medical University

Tokyo Medical University accepts overseas students from universities with which we have formal student exchange agreements. The International Exchange Division provides our overseas students with comprehensive support and assistance, starting with application procedures to student life while studying in Japan. We hope our overseas students can deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and people, and enrich their educational experiences while at Tokyo Medical University.

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.
List of clinical electives available at TMU

Eligible Students

Students who are enrolled at a sister school or school with which our university has a student exchange agreement, and who have undergone basic experiences in clinical training.

Training Period

1 – 2 months
Rotation starts on a Monday and ends on a Friday.


There are no fees required for the clerkship, and accommodation will be provided at no extra cost.

Application Documents

Please submit the following documents in English to the appropriate department of your university. Please contact the international office at your institution first and have them contact us directly.

Deadline for applications: Please submit relevant documents at least 5 months prior to the requested elective start day.

 List of Required Documents

  1. Application Form Application form     

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. Motivation Letter (Length: 1 A4 page)

  4. Official Academic Transcript

  5. Immunization Form Immunization form

  6. Copy of Passport

  7. Proof of Health Insurance

  8. Proof of Professional Liability Insurance

  9. Digital ID Photograph


Students will stay at the “Cosmo House”, which is located close to Tokyo Medical University Hospital.

  • Please make sure to purchase travel insurance before leaving for Japan. If you need to see a doctor during your stay at TMU, you will first have to pay for the entire cost yourself. Your insurance company will reimburse you in your home country.

  • Exchange students may borrow the following items from TMU:

           -White coats

           -IP phone (for hospital use only)

Outline of Clinical Clerkship at TMU

Weekends & Holidays

No clerkship on weekends and National Holidays.

Last 1-2 weeks

Students will give a presentation on their experiences at TMU.

Last day of clerkship

Return any borrowed items. 

Useful Information 

Transportation in Japan: 
Tokyo Metro JR East
       Airport Limousine Bus


Affiliated Institutions

As of March, 2020


The University of Kansas (U.S.A.)

Sister school since 1982


Chung Shan Medical University (Taiwan)

Sister school since 1984


Jeju National University (Korea)

Sister school since 2011


Seoul National University

College of Medicine (Korea)

Student exchange program since 2011


Seoul National University

Bundang Hospital (Korea)

Sister hospital since 2011


Utrecht University College of Medicine (The Netherlands)

Student exchange program

since 2011


Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) 

Sister school since 2012


University of Medicine and Pharmacy– Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 

Sister school since 2012


Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany)

Department of Anesthesiology Collaborative institution

since 2013


University of Pécs
College of Medicine (Hungary)

Sister school since 2013


University of Montpellier  (France) 

Student exchange program since 2014


Lund University (Sweden)

Sister school since 2015


The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (Australia) 

Collaborative institution since 2016


Semmelweis University (Hungary)

Sister school since 2017


The University of Udine (Italy)

Student exchange program since 2018


Kaohsiung Medical University


Sister school since 2020

Clinical clerkships at TMU are only for students from our affiliated schools.

If you have any inquiries, please first contact the appropriate division at your institution. 

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