A Very Short Answer by Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine

I did a personal letter to Osaka University, and I spent an insane amount of time on it.
The problems with Japanese universities start with the fact that their websites are very strange (from the European point of view) and generally not logical — and end up with the fact that when you translate in the browser all the characters are translated in strange fonts like hell, and it becomes absolutely uncomfortable to work with the site.
Nevertheless, I searched the website of the University, and this short answer to my letter made me a bit sad.
Most likely the Japanese universities are not interested in foreigners (at least from Russia) getting medical education — in all YouTube I found only one Russian speaking dentist in Japan, and one nurse.
Especially the unwillingness to teach medicine to foreigners is seen in the contrast of the fact that, for example, the universities lure students from all over the world to chemistry programs, and you can find such programs with accommodation and a scholarship (which for Japan is incredible), the websites of the relevant areas are completely translated into English, and the Hokkaido University website even has a Russian version!
My questions:
I am Egor Kugno, a 15-year-old student of the 9th grade at the Moscow School.
I have a small website — https://kugno.ru/, where I write about my studies, exams, and publish various answers from the Ministries of Russia (about paying for tuition abroad, about transferring money for studying, and so on)
For the first 7 years I studied at an ordinary (good) Moscow school, attended additional classes in biology (microbiology) and chemistry; last year I passed through the competition through the entrance examinations to the School of Chemistry No. 1501 — No. 10 in the rating of Moscow schools (this is approximately No. 30 among ALL schools in Russia).
Chemistry was very good at school — 6 hours a week, all year (the standard in Russia is 2 hours a week, now there is no chemistry at all in humanitarian classes), but everything else, except chemistry, was not very good, and I moved to grade 9 to a school at the University Higher School of Economics — (through entrance tests, of course) — where there is a little less chemistry, but everything else is much better)
Although I still have 2.5 years to study, I started studying the universities of the World — in order to understand where I can go to study, what requirements I need to meet, whether to learn languages ​​besides English and Spanish, which I now study at school, and, of course — Will my parents pull my education.
At the moment I am most interested in Medicine (Pathology, Chemotherapy and Hematology), Chemistry (rather like running a laboratory) and Pharmaceuticals (rather like managing science and research in a pharmaceutical company, but of course with a full understanding of what scientists are doing and with a deep knowledge of biochemistry).
Now I am studying, first of all, medical education, since it is the most complex, expensive, there is a lot of information and it is most difficult to search for it. Later I will collect information about Chemical and Pharmaceutical Education.
I looked at the website of your university, but I have a few questions for you:
1. Is it possible to enter your university after graduating from the 11 summer school in Russia — or do I need to take one more course at a university in Russia?
I study English (I will leave school with C1), and advanced chemistry with biology. Starting next year, our school will have mandatory participation in all Olympiads in Russia for schoolchildren — in general, this is a wonderful school. But only 11 years of study.
2. Do you have any students from Russia who are studying to become a Doctor?
3. Are there quotas for training foreigners to become a doctor at your University (and are there quotas for Russians?) 4. 4. Do I understand correctly — you need to study for 6 years?
5. Does your University have dormitories for students for the entire period of study?
5.1 If there are no dormitories (or there is a queue for five years in advance), can the university act as a guarantor for renting housing?
6. What is the cost of studying and living in hostels and all other expenses per year when studying to be a doctor at your university (meaning the costs associated with education — that is, payment for textbooks, laboratories, etc. — not including of course food and transport ) (I know that prices are rising, but the total costs need to be understood early) 6.1. Are there scholarships for Russians for study and/or living?
7. What exams do I need to take besides English?
7.1. What language certificates do I need to enroll?
7.2. Is it possible to study in English?
7.3. Are internal Russian achievements accepted and important (Participation in the Olympics, successful passing of exams in Russian universities)
8. Is it obligatory to take preparatory and/or language courses at your University before entering the university?
9. What is the further procedure for training as a doctor after graduation from the university (postgraduate study, residency, specialization) and obtaining a doctor’s license (if you know)?
10. Will I be able to work after graduation?
11. If training as a Doctor is not possible, please tell me if it is possible to study as a Pharmacist (if you have one) and a Chemist (biotechnology, as an option — chemical engineering for pharmaceuticals)
P.S. although I am only 15 years old, I began to seriously look for a university to get a good education. I noticed that many Universities have information in PDF on their websites. This, in my opinion, is very wrong. Not everyone knows English (French, Chinese ….), and such guys, having gone to the website of the university and not finding information that can be read in Google Translate, will leave forever and will not return.
Sorry for the unsolicited advice))) — but it would be great to have all the information about the university not only in PDF but also in the form of a simple text on the sites)))
P.S.2. If you have students from Russia, could you give them my email or forward my letter to them?
I would love to talk to them.
Thank you very much again
Egor Kugno
Merry Christmas to you (if you celebrate it)
Dear Egor Kugno
This is GAKUSEISHIEN-KAKARI (Educational Affairs Office),
Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University.
Thank you for your inquiry.
Please refer to the following URL, where we hope you can find the best admission for you.
Please note that courses of Faculty of Medicine are conducted in Japanese language only.
You are required to have an advanced Japanese language skills.
All the best.

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