Admission for Autumn 2021 NU-LSHTM Joint PhD Degree Programme Application Guidance

Ⅰ. Admission Policy

Nagasaki University School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health PhD Degree Programme and Nagasaki University-London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (NU-LSHTM) Joint PhD Degree Programme in Global Health seek students who meet the academic standards and criteria outlined below:

  1. Those who possess the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct research in the field of global health at PhD degree level (Knowledge)
  2. Those who wish to contribute to improvement in the field of global health(Mission / Attitude)
  3. Those who display strong leadership, flexibility and followership to collaborate with cross-disciplinary research disciplines after obtaining their PhD degree (Sociability and Multicultural Integration)

Appendix for Shortlisting Method (◎; most prioritized, ○; prioritized)

Possess knowledge and skills to conduct research in the field of global health at PhD degree level Willingness to contribute to improvement in the field of global health Display strong leadership, flexibility and followership to collaborate with crossdisciplinary research disciplines after obtaining their PhD degree
NU-LSHTM Joint PhD degree programme in Global Health Application documents
English test score
Interview

Ⅱ. Entrance Requirement and Process

  1. Summary of selection Process: Applicants who meet the entrance requirements and pass the preliminary shortlisting will be eligible to proceed for the interview
    * Interview date and time will be notified closer to the date of interview

  2. Intake Quota: Approx. 5 students

  3. Entrance Requirements:
    The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration is at least one of the following:

    • A master’s degree in a subject appropriate to the course of study to be followed (Recommended)
    • A qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies
    • An upper second-class honours degree from a UK or Japanese university equivalent, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a relevant subject

    Applicants should have evidence of an aptitude for research.
    Desirable but not essential is knowledge of the Japanese language and anawareness of Japanese culture

  4. Preliminary Shortlisting Process
    Period for applications From 24 November 2020 to 15 January 2021
    Method Please register your information and upload the application documents to the link below for the preliminary shortlisting:
    https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/research/nagasaki-lshtm-phd
    Shortlisting method Application documents
    Enquiries LSHTM Registry: Admissions@lshtm.ac.uk
  5. Post shortlisting, Application Process
    Application period Upon receipt of notification of being shortlisted until 17:30
    (Japan Standard Time (JST)) 5 March 2021
    Application method Complete the NU Application fee payment and submit a document as a proof of payment
    Selection method Application documents and interview Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed during the month of March 2021. Details of the interview will be notified once determined
    Selection method Nagasaki University School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Administrative Office
    tmghadmin@ml.nagasaki-u.ac.jp

    Important Notice

    • Incomplete application documents will not be accepted
    • Making changes to application documentation after submission is not permitted
    • Any false information or documentation will result in disqualification, even after acceptance

  6. Application Fee: Applicants who pass the shortlisting process will be invited for an interview. These applicants are required to pay the Nagasaki University application fee.

    * Prospective graduate students of Nagasaki University who wish to continue their studies on the Joint PhD Degree from October 2021 should send an email to: tmghadmin@ml.nagasaki-u.ac.jp before paying the application fee.

    1) Application fee for shortlisted candidates: JPY 30,000

    2) Application fee payment period: Upon receipt of notification of being shortlisted until 5 March 2021

    3) Payment methods will be notified to applicants who are shortlisted

    <Important Notice for your application>

    • Applications will not be considered in the following cases: The applicant does not pay the application fee; the applicant fails to provide the transfer payment certificate on the Nagasaki University’s transfer payment certificate attachment slip; or submit the transfer payment certificate without the bank seal.
    • The application fee is not refundable except in the following circumstances: The application fee was paid but the application documents were insufficient or they accidently paid the application fee twice. In principle, the refund charge must be borne by the applicant and request for a refund must be made within 14 days from the last day of the application period.

  7. Interviews will be held in mid-March 2021

  8. Results for successful candidates (Notification of Successful candidates): JST 10 am 26 March 2021
    Results will be announced on the Nagasaki University’s website. A formal Letter of Offer will also be sent by email to successful applicants.

  9. Enrollment Process to the Joint PhD programme: Successful applicants will receive enrollment procedure documents after the application results are announced.

Ⅲ. Additional Information

  1. Personal Data Protection Policy
    • Personal information provided in the application package will be used only for the selection process.
    • The personal information provided by successful applicants will be used in the admission process, and the enrolled students’ personal information will be used for procedures such as registration.
    • Results of the entrance assessments and other personal information will be used in the shortlisting process in Nagasaki University for areas such as scholarship or loans in the first-year, admission fee exemptions, and tuition waivers.
    • Personal information acquired through the application documents and entrance procedures may be used anonymously for statistical surveys and as research materials regarding admissions to the university.
    • Personal information acquired through the application documents and entrance procedures, unless specified in Article 9 of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information Held by agencies such as the Independent Administrative Agencies, will not be distributed to third parties or used for purposes other than mentioned above.

    In addition to the above policies, please refer to LSHTM’s website to see their Data
    Protection Policy:https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/organisation/data-protection

  2. Security Export Control
    Nagasaki University performs security export control based on “Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act” so that the education and study contents of foreign students’ research does not interfere with the upkeep of international peace and security. Please thereby note that the university may request applicants to change the education and study contents of their research. For further details, please make enquiries to each department. For further information please contact the email address below.

  3. Inquiry

    Any inquiries about the selection process should be directed to the address below. If you are making an inquiry by mail, make sure you include a self-addressed envelope with the appropriate postage for us to send a reply.

    Nagasaki University School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health Administrative Office
    1-12-4 Sakamoto, Nagasaki852-8523, Japan
    TEL: (+81) 95-819-7583
    E-mail: tmghadmin@ml.nagasaki-u.ac.jp

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