|Programs for International Students
The length of study in graduate school depends on whether the student matriculated in a master’s or doctoral program. Master’s programs last two years, doctor’s programs five years. Generally, the doctoral program is divided into the first period (two years; applicable to the above master’s program) and the latter period (three years). The length of study for the doctor’s program in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science (after completing six-year undergraduate courses in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science) is four years. Some universities offer doctor’s programs covering the full five years, others only the final three years.
Eligibility to enroll in a master’s program normally requires that the student is one of the following: university graduate (four year undergraduate program) or student with equivalent academic abilities to university graduates; student who has completed 16 years of school education overseas; student who has completed 15 years of school education overseas with excellent results in graduate-level credits; student with academic abilities equivalent to university graduates in an independent admission eligibility assessment conducted by the graduate school and who is 22 years or over.
To qualify for enrollment in a doctorate program usually requires that the student is one of the following: student with a master’s degree or having an academic level equivalent to a master’s degree; student who has been awarded an overseas degree equivalent to a master’s degree; student having an academic level equivalent to a master’s degree in an independent admission eligibility assessment conducted by the graduate school and who is 24 years or over.