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Medical Elective Programme



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.


Elective fees
There are no elective course fees. Students will be responsible for all travel expenses.


Please note your placement can only start on Monday (or Tuesday due to the following holidays falling on Monday: 16/July, 17, 24/September, 8, 15/October, 24/December, 14/January, 11/February).
You are also expected to bring your own white coat (and tie for male students) to wear during your placement.
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 do inform us as soon as possible, as this will affect the whole arrangement for the day.


Departments Available

Cardiac Surgery
Clinical Pathology
Emergency Medicine
Intensive Care Unit
Medicine (Gastroenterology /Hepatology)
Medicine (Neurology)
Medicine (Nephrology/Hypertension):https://jikei-kidneyht.wixsite.com/english
Medicine (Rheumatology/Collagen Disease)
Medicine (Cardiology)
Medicine (Diabetes/Endocrinology)
Medicine (Oncology/Haematology)
Medicine (Respiratory)
Neurosurgery :http://www.neurosurgery.jp/eng/neurovascular/index.html
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Orthopaedic Surgery
Plastic Surgery
Radiology (Radiotherapy):http://www.jikeirad.jp/English/english.html
Radiology (Diagnostic):http://www.jikeirad.jp/English/english.html
Surgery (Gastrointenstinal Tract/Hepatobiliary Tract)
Surgery (Breast/Endocrine)
Surgery (Paediatric)
Surgery (Thoracic)
Surgery (Vascular)



Application Process

Application Form and Immunisation Form can be downloaded from below.

Application Form  Application Form  2019.12.25 New


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 : Due to the capacity of our e-mail system, we can receive only the documents of which total file size is less than 5MB. Please also note that it is our policy to accept no more than 2 students from a single institution
during the same term (two-season term). Please send your files separately, if their size is 5MB or more.


To Apply:
Centre for International Affairs
e-mail address: elective@jikei.ac.jp



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 response 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 (elective@jikei.ac.jp) if you need assistance or have questions.


We accept applications only during the following periods.

1. Spring‐Summer term
For Elective Period: 1 April 2020‐30 September 2020
Applications should be sent in between 1 August 2019 - 31 October 2019


2. Autumn‐Winter term
For Elective Period: 1 October 2020‐31 March 2021
Applications should be sent in between 1 February 2020 - 30 April 2020


Exemption of Visa (Short-Term Stay)

Please note:

We will not accept applications from students whose nationality is not on the list of those eligible for visa exemption provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs unless they are enrolled at one of Jikei's partner institutions.


Please also note our elective program is closed during the following periods.


13 April 2020 - 10 May 2020
1 August 2020 - 31 August 2020
14 December 2020 - 3 January 2021



Accommodation , Insurance and Occupational Health

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 Jikei 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 whilst at The Jikei University. 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 Jikei on Saturday or Sunday as the accommodation officer is not available.


Campus Accommodation
Tel: 81-(0)3-3433-1111 ext. 2869
Officer's available time : Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00


Elevator hall Corridor Room for female students Laundry room
Elevator hall Corridor Room for female students Laundry room


You can only check into the halls of residence on Monday (or Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday), and check out on Friday between 9:30 and 17:00.
* You cannot check out on Saturday and Sunday or on a national holiday.



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.


Occupational Health
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.




Centre for International Affairs,
The Jikei University School of Medicine

3-25-8 Nishi-shimbashi, Minato-ku Tokyo 105-8461, Japan
e-mail : elective@jikei.ac.jp
Tel : 81-(0)3-3433-1111