Admission Policy

Admission Policy
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Educational Principle and Features

Pharmaceutical sciences are comprised of the following fields of studies:

  1. Analysis: clarifying the molecular bases underlying physiological and pathological changes.
  2. Creation: designing compounds with potentials to modulate biological process.
  3. Application: optimizing the usages of useful natural and synthesized compounds and developing the novel approaches using them.

At the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Okayama University, we train students to realize these applications by providing a grounding in the related sciences and technologies. We also cultivate the observational, intuitive, analytical, and theoretical abilities of our students, as well as their capacity to construct new knowledge through their research activity. Furthermore, we strive to foster a sense of social purpose and ethical awareness in our students to create professionals able to aptly apply their learning to the development of international society.
With this aim in mind, we provide the students in our Faculty with the fundamentals necessary to develop analytical, creative and application-oriented skills. In our Division of Pharmacy, we train professionals (pharmacists)—providing them with specialized knowledge in a field defined by the “application” of substances to people. In our Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, we train researchers working to advance the analysis, creation, and application of substances.

Who We Want

Pharmaceutical Sciences are integrating life sciences that involve both basic sciences including chemistry, biology, and physics, and applied sciences including biotechnology. It is a field of study that forms the scientific basis for the development, creation, and proper use of “drugs” beneficial to human life. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Okayama University seeks applicants possessing: 1) well-rounded, basic education at the high school graduate level; and 2) the potential to understand and apply specialized learning at a high level upon admission to the program. Ideally, students will enter the program with high school level proficiency in the sciences (either biology or physics, as well as chemistry), foreign languages (English), mathematics, Japanese, Geography, History, and Civics. Additionally, the Faculty of Pharmaceuticals Sciences is looking for applicants who combine the following qualities:

  1. Applicants with a superlative sense of ethics.
  2. Applicants with passion and a sense of purpose.
  3. Applicants with a rich sense of humanity, as well as the ability and desire to communicate with others.

Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Educational Principle and Features

At the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, we foster the development of specialized intellectual abilities geared towards advancing research that incorporates analysis, creation, and application related to biology including human physiology and pathology.
Furthermore, we foster our students’ observational, intuitive, analytical, and theoretical abilities, as the foundation from which they will create new knowledge. We create professionals able to apply their learning to the development of international society.

Who We Want

We seek applicants possessing: 1) a well-rounded, basic education at the high school graduate level; and 2) the potential to understand and apply specialized learning at a high-level upon admission to the program. Ideally, students will enter the program with high school level proficiency in the sciences (either biology or physics, as well as chemistry), foreign languages (English), mathematics, Japanese, Geography, History, and Civics. Additionally, the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences is looking for applicants who possess the following qualities:

  1. Applicants with an excellent sense of ethics appropriate to those pursuing medical science, and the drive and curiosity to pursue research in fields of knowledge related to drug design and pharmacology.
  2. Applicants willing to pursue graduate education (Master’s and Doctor’s Course) that will enable them to become educators and researches in the field of drug design, both domestically and internationally.

Division of Pharmacy
Educational Principle and Features

At the Division of Pharmacy, we foster specialized learning in and skills for the application of therapeutic compiunds; that is, the knowledge necessary to perform the duties of a pharmacist. Furthermore, as a basis for the analysis and creation of new knowledge in this area, we foster our students’ observational, intuitive, analytical, theoretical, and scientific communication abilities. We create professionals able to apply their learning to the development of international society.

Who We Want

We seek applicants possessing: 1) a well-rounded, basic education at the high school graduate level; and 2) the potential to understand and apply specialized learning at a high-level upon admission to the program. Ideally, students will enter the program with high school level proficiency in the sciences (either biology or physics, as well as chemistry), foreign languages (English), mathematics, Japanese, Geography, History, and Civics. Additionally, the Division of Pharmacy is looking for applicants who possess the following qualities:

  1. Applicants with the exemplary ethical qualities necessary to be a pharmacist, as well as the curiosity and drive to continue pursuing a career as a pharmacist engaged in high-level knowledge and cutting-edge technological advances in the field.
  2. Applicants interested in pursuing studies at the graduate (PhD) level with the aim of becoming educators or researchers in fields related to pharmacology.