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Dual Master's in Medical Science

University of Tsukuba

24 months
3730 EUR/year
3730 EUR/year
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Joining forces to boost the future of medical science: A Dual Master's in Medical Science between the University of Tsukuba and associated universities in Vietnam and Taiwan allows students to gain a prestigious dual master’s qualification. 


About the programme

A broad outlook and exposure to first-class facilities are vital for young researchers who want to make their mark in the world of contemporary biomedicine. Providing students with exactly these sorts of opportunities is the goal of the Dual Master’s in Medical Science offered at the University of Tsukuba.

This relatively new venture is operated by the University of Tsukuba in collaboration with three overseas universities; two in Vietnam — Vietnam National University and the University of Medicine and Pharmacy — and the National Taiwan University. The premise behind the program is to offer students the chance to study abroad and focus their skills in the study of medical sciences, earning degrees from two institutions.

The dual master’s program requires students to study for a minimum of 30 credits. For students from outside Japan, this typically involves earning 10 credits in their own country over the course of a year and 20 credits across two years at the University of Tsukuba. Students at Tsukuba will acquire a master’s degree either in science or in pharmacy in Vietnam or Taiwan. 

The course is taught in English and covers a wide range of topics including clinical medicine, medical physics, cancer care and community medicine. This variety allows students to focus on an aspect of medical science that suits them, and encourages them to become fully fledged professionals — either working as highly skilled specialists, or as researchers and educators with the aim of improving medical care around the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioethics in medical research and practice
  • Global Issues and Global society: Infection, Health & Medical Issue
  • Medical Science Seminar I : Brain Science Seminar
  • Medical Science Seminar II : Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Medical Science Seminar VII : Seminar of Clinical Study

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The general qualifications required for admission into the graduate programs of our university are as follows. For applicants falling under the conditions marked with *, there will be an examination in order to verify the qualification prior to the general submission of applications. In the case of applications that fall under conditions marked with ? , such an examination may be required.
  • For further information concerning the details of the admission examination, please contact the Department of Educational Promotion, Division of Educational Promotion (for night courses, please contact the Academic Service Office for Business Sciences).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3730 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3730 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3730 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3730 EUR per year during 24 months.

¥535,800 / year

Living costs for Tsukuba

111200 - 165260 JPY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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