Admissions

Those who wish to be postgraduate students of the Kawashima laboratory are asked to apply to Master's Course, Medical Sciences or Doctoral Course, Medical Sciences of the Tohoku University. You have to choose the Department of Advanced Neuroscience in the application form.

In our laboratory, we carry out interdisciplinary and complex research on the human brain. In particular, we focus on the human brain. Students with any background can therefore pursue research according to their own interests. In our laboratory, there are many students and researchers who came from not only the field of medical science but various other backgrounds, such as the life sciences, physics, mathematics, psychology, philosophy, engineering, information science, dentistry, pharmacy, pedagogy, and the arts.

Those qualified for the entrance examination are the following:

  • Those who have a bachelor’s degree from departments other than those of medicine or dentistry (for master’s degree candidates)
  • Those who have graduated from either medicine or dentistry departments (for doctoral degree candidates)
  • Those who have finished the master′s course in graduate school (for doctoral degree candidates)
  • Those who have a master′ degree (for doctoral degree candidates)

For additional information, please contact the registration office of Tohoku University School of Medicine.

We also have a program for working people who wish to study during summer vacation and weekends. For additional information, please contact the registration office of Tohoku University School of Medicine.

With their advisors’ permission, graduate students who belong to other departments or universities can carry out their research in our laboratory for any period of time. Please consult with your advisor concerning this.

***N.B. If you wish to adimission to the division of developmental cognitive neuroscience, you have to apply to the department of functional brain imaging. After your entrance, you will be assigned to this division.