Application to Joint PhD Programme

Application to Nagasaki University – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Joint PhD Degree Programme for Global Health, please follow the guidance below when applying to the programme. Please read the Application Guidance and Supporting Documents before you apply to ensure you send in a completed application with the correct supporting documents.
1.Joint PhD Application Guidance
Admission for Spring 2024
Admission for Autumn 2024
2.Joint PhD Supporting Documents

To apply, you may either apply for a project from the project list, or you can apply with your own project idea. You can apply for up to 2 projects.

To apply for a project from the research project list:

  1. Read our Joint PhD application guidance and Joint PhD supporting documents
  2. Select a project(s) from the research project list;
  3. Contact the listed lead supervisor(s) of your choice to discuss the project and your interest in it;
  4. Prepare the application and supporting documents for your application – we strongly recommend that you discuss your application with the listed supervisors; and
  5. Submit your application through the LSHTM online application portal

To apply with your own project idea:
It is also possible to apply with your own research project idea in the field of global health. The research idea should not only be novel but also capitalize on the strengths of the partnership between LSHTM and NU. If you are proposing your own idea you will need to identify supervisors in each institution who would supervise your PhD if your application is successful. If you would like to propose your own idea:

  1. Read our Joint PhD application guidance and Joint PhD supporting documents
  2. Contact potential supervisors at TMGH or LSHTM
  3. You may find it helpful to contact the Programme Coordinator, Kazuyo Machiyama ( to help you identify potential supervisors. Use the website to look at research taking place across the Universities and identify the members of staff who would be most appropriate to your area of interest.
  1. Preliminary Shortlisting Process
    Period for applications From 20 November 2023 to 10 January 2024
    Method Please register your information and upload the application documents to the link below for the preliminary shortlisting:
    Shortlisting method Application documents
    Enquiries LSHTM Registry:
  2. Post shortlisting, Application Process
    Application period Upon receipt of notification of being shortlisted (mid-Feb) until 17:30 (Japan Standard Time (JST)) 1 March 2024
    Application method Complete the NU Application fee payment and submit a document as proof of payment
    Selection method Application documents and interview
    Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed 13 March 2024.
    Details of the interview will be notified once determined
    Results JST 10am 25 March 2024
    Results will be announced on the Nagasaki University website.
    A formal Letter of Offer will also be sent by email to successful applicants
    Enquiries Nagasaki University School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Administrative Office