Medical Elective Programme
Acceptance depends on the situation of COVID-19
Medical Elective Programme
The Jikei University offers a wide range of electives to students in their final year of study at medical school.
Eligibility and Duration of the Course
We offer electives of 4 or 8 weeks. Please see the Application Process. Please be aware that we are not always able to accommodate your preference. We will try to accommodate you in an elective of your choice, but if all these specialties are full we will notify you. Please note that we only accept applications from students whose nationality is on the list of those eligible for visa exemption provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Exemption of Visa (Short-Term Stay)
(The exception is if students are enrolled at one of partnership universities).
There are no elective course fees. Students will be responsible for all travel expenses.
Intensive Care Unit
Medicine (Gastroenterology /Hepatology)
Medicine (Rheumatology/Collagen Disease)
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Surgery (Gastrointenstinal Tract/Hepatobiliary Tract)
Application Form and Immunisation Form can be downloaded from below.
Immunisation Form 2019.11.22 New
Please return the following documents by e-mail.
1. Enrollment certificate
2. Academic transcript
3. Recommendation letter from Dean
4. Copy of passport
Your recommendation letter must be signed by the dean, stamped with the university seal, and directly emailed by the dean to the following email address.
Incomplete application will not be considered.
Cautions : We can receive an email with a total file size of a less than 5 MB. If the total file size 5 MB or more, please send files through separate emails. Please note that it is our policy to accept no more than 2 students from a single institution for each term.(Autumn-Winter term and Spring-Summer term).
Centre for International Affairs
e-mail address: email@example.com
We will notify you as soon as possible after the application for the elective has been processed as to whether it is successful or not. Please note that we have a limited number of electives available. Your confirmation to an offered elective must be sent by e-mail. If you choose to withdraw from an accepted elective, please inform us immediately so that your elective can be offered to others.
Once accepted, you cannot change your Department.
In case of cancellation after you are accepted as an elective student at our university, please send a cancellation letter from your Dean of your university.
Please feel free to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need assistance or have questions.
When to Apply:
We accept applications only during the following periods. (Except for students of partnership universities, who can apply at any time.)
1. Spring‐Summer term
For Elective Period: 1 April 2022‐30 September 2022
Applications should be sent in between 1 August 2021 - 31 October 2021
2. Autumn‐Winter term
For Elective Period: 1 October 2022‐31 March 2023
Applications should be sent in between 1 February 2022 - 30 April 2022
Your elective program period cannot be started during these periods.
13 December 2021 - 3 January 2022
11 April 2022 - 8 May 2022
12 December 2022-9 January 2023
Please note your elective period can start only on Monday or, if Monday is a holiday, on Tuesday. (Tuesday start dates: October 12, 2021; and January 11, March 22, July 19, September 20, and October 11, 2022)
You are also expected to bring your own white coat (and tie for male students) to wear during your elective period.
Upon your arrival, please come to the Centre for International Affairs (Ground floor, Daigaku Kanri-tou) at 9:30 in the morning.
*Should you be late on your first day, please inform us as soon as possible, as this will affect the day’s scheduled activities.
Accommodation for female students: Five single rooms within the nurses’ hall of residence on the Jikei campus. Accommodation for male students: Two single rooms located in an apartment block close to the campus. Please note, due to this limited capacity of our accommodation, it is essential that you make an enquiry to book a room well in advance. Accommodation fees are 10,000 yen/week. If you choose private accommodation, you will be expected to pay your own accommodation costs. It is not possible to offer any financial assistance towards the expenses of elective students. Students must make their own arrangements for travel to this country.
Please avoid arriving at the Jikei on Saturday or Sunday as the accommodation officer is not available.
Tel: 81-(0)3-3433-1111 ext. 2869
Officer's available time : Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00
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It is obligatory for all overseas elective students to obtain adequate health insurance to cover them during their stay. It is also strongly recommended that you have insurance for your personal belongings during your stay in Japan.
All applicants are asked to complete an Immunisation Form. It is not possible for students to have contact with patients until we have received proof that they are immune to the following: hepatitis B, tuberculosis, mumps, measles, rubella, and varicella (chickenpox). We strongly recommend that you are up to date with the above immunisations. Your clinical placement may be restricted if we think that you are a risk to the health and safety of patients or staff.
Professor Ruri Ashida
Director of Centre for International Affairs
Centre for International Affairs,
The Jikei University School of Medicine
3-25-8 Nishi-shimbashi, Minato-ku Tokyo 105-8461, Japan
e-mail : email@example.com
Tel : 81-(0)3-3433-1111