Prospective Student
The UGSVS offers a four year doctoral course which focuses on one of four fields and culminates in the Degree of Doctor of Veterinary Sciences. It was established through the cooperation of four member universities and enjoys the collaboration of four national research institutes. The individual histories, locations, and features of these separate institutions afford the UGSVS a uniquely diverse program of education and research in response to the wide spectrum of students’ goals and research interests.

1Requirements for Admission
In addition to passing an entrance exam, applicants must possess one of the following qualifications:
  1. A degree for completion of a six-year curriculum in veterinary medicine or phamaceutical sciences at a Japanese University
  2. A degree for completion of a curriculum in medicine or dentistry at a Japanese University
  3. Eighteen years of formal education outside Japan
  4. Acquision of degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree by completing a f-ve-year or more curriculum with a final program in medicine, dentistry, phamaceutical sciences or veterinary medicine outside Japan
  5. Identification by the Ministry of Education 1955 Notification No.39
  6. Identification by the School Education Law, the second clause of Article 102
2Admission Examination
The admission examination consists of the following:
 (I)Written Test
   1. English Ability Test
   2. Subject Test (from the field of applicant’s desired chief academic advisor)
 (II)Oral Test
   The oral test focuses on the applicant’s undergraduate or master’s thesis as well as
    research plans and reasons for wanting to study at the UGSVS.

Screening of Applicants
Applicants are screened on the basis of academic transcripts and entrance exam scores. Applicants will be sent a notice of acceptance or rejection.
3Application Guidelines
3Enquiry and Admission Application
Administration Office, Admissions
United Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences,
Gifu University
1-1 Yanagido, Gifu, Gifu, 501-1193 Japan
TEL: +81-58-293-2987