For the management of health and control of infectious diseases at Tokyo Institute of Technology, newly admitted international students, regardless of whether they are regular students or non-regular students,are required to submit a health certificate. In addition, while enrolled at Tokyo Tech, they are required to undergo an annual medical checkup.
International students (including those from other domestic universities, technical colleges, and Japanese language schools) who have passed the entrance exam and whose registered enrollment period will be three months or longer
*Does not apply to currently enrolled international students who both stayed in Japan during the previous semester and submitted the health certificate part I and part II.
Before the designated date of entrance to Tokyo Tech (or within the three-month period before their planned date of arrival in Japan, if their arrival will be later than the date of entrance)
The deadline is March 31 if the date of enrollment is April 1.
The deadline is September 29 if the date of enrollment is September 30.
Download the form from the link below and have a physician from a medical institution in your home country complete it in either English or Japanese within the three-month period before the designated date of entrance to Tokyo Tech (or within the three-month period before your planned date of arrival in Japan, if your arrival will be later than the date of entrance).
Part I: Tuberculosis (TB) Screening
Must be submitted by international students falling under 1. or 2. below. They must undergo an Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) test and have a physician complete the form.
1. Individuals who were born in or stayed long term (more than 6 months) in countries or territories that have a high incidence of active TB.
2. Individuals who have had close contact with persons known or suspected to have active TB.
Part II: Certificate of Vaccinations
Must be submitted by ALL international students. They must have a physician complete the form.
Individuals from countries with a high incidence of tuberculosis (see link below) are urged to have the IGRA done three months prior to arrival in Japan.
All international students must submit Part II.
In the document, the titer test results(POSITIVE) for MMR and Varicella, and a record of vaccination for Tetanus which was done within the past 10 years must be included.
※This can be substituted with the record of vaccinations if the exact vaccinated dates are indicated with adequate doses.
※If titer tests are taken and the results turn out NEGATIVE/EQUIVOCAL, please consult with your physician for additional shots.
1. Triple vaccine or individual shots for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella vaccine
Require two doses.
If there is no history of the second dose, an immune titer test lab result must be submitted. Those whose titer results show a low immunity level must consult the doctor for an additional shot.
2. Tetanus vaccine
Require one dose that was given within the past 10 years.
Those who are/were unable to receive a single antigen tetanus toxoid vaccine must receive the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) vaccine.
Note: Bacterium that causes tetanus, Clostridium tetani, is present everywhere in the environment such as in the soil and dust, and the disease occurs in many parts of the world including Japan. Tetanus is fatal in about 10% to 20% in typical cases.
Submit the health certificate from this system.
Have all the documents ready before entering any information into the system. If for some reason it cannot be submitted online, please send the completed form to the contact address below by post so that it arrives at the Health Support Center before your arrival in Japan.
The collected personal information will be managed in compliance with all the laws and regulations regarding personal information for all the Tokyo Tech students, and will not be used for any purposes other than those indicated in the Policy on Protecting the Privacy of Students, Faculty, and Staff at the Health Support Center
No. It is acceptable as long as it is completed in either English or Japanese by a physician.
The health certificate, including the name and address of the medical institution, must be completed either in Japanese or English.
The health certificate should either be signed by the physician or stamped by the medical institution.
No. You are responsible for the expenses.Also note that Japanese health insurance does not cover vaccinations.
Only if you did not submit it when you were enrolled.
The IGRA test is highly recommended as the PPD test is prone to false-positive and false-negative results. Only under the condition that there is no local medical institution providing an IGRA test and you have never had a BCG(vaccination for TB)in the past, you may use PPD test result.
No. We understand that tests are expensive. However, we ask for your cooperation in implementing measures to help control infection.
If IGRA testing is applicable to you, please undergo a test (costing about 10,000 yen in Japan) and submit a completed Part I form.
If you do not have the records of immunization, do either A or B below.
A. Take an antibody test and submit the lab report. If the antibody titer is below the acceptable level, consult the doctor for an additional shot.
B. Get vaccinated for MMR, varicella, and tetanus.
For MMR and varicella, you should be vaccinated twice. If you only have one record of vaccination, you should also take the titer test and submit the lab report with PartⅡ.
Vaccination for tetanus must be done within the past 10 years. If not, a booster is required.
No. Have your physician complete Part II based on your vaccination record. If not, take the titer tests prove that you have immunity and complete the document.
Get vaccinated upon arrival in Japan. Enter “to be vaccinated upon arrival in Japan” in the Part II form, and upload the form online. Upon vaccination after your arrival, submit a receipt from the clinic via emai to notify the Health Support Center that you have completed the vaccination.
Get vaccinated with Tetanus Diphtheria and Pertussis vaccines (Tdap or DTP), which also provide you with protection against Pertussis (whooping cough). If neither of the vaccinations are available, follow the instructions written in Q.11
13. I am planning to receive the second dose of the vaccine in Japan but I received/will receive the first one in another country . My proof of vaccination is written in a language other than Japanese or English. Will I be able to use this?
No, if you get the first dose of the vaccine in another country, have the doctor fill out PartⅡ in English and upload the document online. After you get your second shot in Japan, follow the instruction written in Q.11.
If you only have one shot for MMR and for varicella, you need to take the antibody tests to confirm that you are immuned(positive) and submit the lab report as well. If the lab report is either negative or equivocal, you must consult the doctor for an additional shot.
No. Consult your physician and do as advised.
No. You need to do it by yourself. Refer to 『travel-clinics.pdf』of this page for clinics available in Japan.
In China, you can take antibody tests at clinical immunology or gynecology clinics. We recommend you to first consult big hospitals in your area. If you cannnot take the test, follow the instructions of the doctor to receive the two doses of the vaccine for all of the above mentioned diseases.
Ookayama Health Support Center
Tokyo Institute of Technology
HE-1,2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku
Tokyo 152-8550 Japan
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